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Amanda Knox's legal troubles in Italy are not over yet

Amanda Knox's legal troubles in Italy are not over yet
BY TERI GATTO
NEWJERSEYNEWSROOM.COM

Italian prosecutors have appealed the murder acquittal of American-born Amanda Knox, who along with boyfriend Raffaele Sollecito, was accused in the 2007 stabbing death of Meredith Kercher, a British student living in Perugia, Italy.

Knox, who shared a house with Kercher, served four years of a 26-year murder sentence before the conviction was overturned on October 3, 2011

According to The New York Times, if the appeal is granted, Knox could be tried in absentia and extradited if convicted.

In a statement, Knox’s attorney Carlo Dalla Vedova, asserted his client’s innocence. “We are sorry she has to deal with all this again,” he added.

 

Biggest baby, 15 lbs., born in China: 'A big fat son' named Chun Chun

Biggest baby, 15 lbs., born in China: 'A big fat son' named Chun Chun
BY ANGELA DAIDONE
NEWJERSEYNEWSROOM.COM

Chun Chun only entered the world several days ago, but has already made the record books.

The baby, weighing in at 15.5 pounds, has gone on record as the biggest b...

Lasting Legacy of the Fukushima Rescue Mission: Part 4 - Living with the Aftermath

Lasting Legacy of the Fukushima Rescue Mission: Part 4 - Living with the Aftermath
BY ROGER WITHERSPOON
NEWJERSEYNEWSROOM.COM 

The large black sailor was naked in the middle of a roped-off area below decks, and he was none too happy.

“He kept saying ‘Not my boots, too. My wife jus...

Majority of Catholic Voters Favor Marriage Equality, but Pope Francis' Track Record is Anti-Gay

Majority of Catholic Voters Favor Marriage Equality, but Pope Francis' Track Record is Anti-Gay
NEWJERSEYNEWSROOM.COM 

Cardinal Jorge Mario Bergoglio was selected the first Latin American pope to lead the world's 1.2 billion Catholics… and already there are rumblings and discontent among the...

Swedish motorist trapped in snow-covered car ate snow to survive

Swedish motorist trapped in snow-covered car ate snow to survive
BY BOB HOLT
NEWJERSEYNEWSROOM.COM

We’ve had a relatively mild winter in New Jersey, but temperatures in parts of the country are still frigid.

Temperatures in the northern part of Sweden had recently fal...

Feb. 7 is Charles Dickens' 200th birthday: Quotes from the great English novelist

Feb. 7 is Charles Dickens' 200th birthday: Quotes from the great English novelist
BY BOB HOLT
NEWJERSEYNEWSROOM.COM

Charles Dickens’ books have been “occupying" libraries across the nation long before the term became fashionable. Yet many of his themes remain as relevant today as the...

Viral campaign to 'Stop Kony' in Uganda gains Twitter and YouTube momentum

Viral campaign to 'Stop Kony' in Uganda gains Twitter and YouTube momentum
BY BOB HOLT
NEWJERSEYNEWSROOM.COM

A documentary about a little-known Ugandan conflict is trying to create international awareness about Joseph Kony and Ugandan military group, the Lord’s Resistance Army...

Rupert Murdoch's new legal troubles: Staff at The Sun tabloid arrested on bribery charges

Rupert Murdoch's new legal troubles: Staff at The Sun tabloid arrested on bribery charges

The Scotland Yard investigation of phone hacking and bribery at Rupert Murdoch’s newspapers in England resulted in the arrest of four journalists, bringing the total number of those arrested to 13 sin...

Au Revoir to Homework?

Au Revoir to Homework?
BY IRWIN STOOLMACHER
SPECIAL TO NEWJERSEYNEWSROOM.COM
COMMENTARY

In case you missed it, French President Francois Hollande has proposed eliminating homework in elementary and junior high schools in the n...

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