(CNN) - Experts disagreed Tuesday over whether Amanda Knox is likely to be extradited to Italy, where the country's highest criminal court overturned her acquittal and that of her former boyfriend in the 2007 killing of her roommate, Meredith Kercher.
Knox and Raffaele Sollecito were convicted in 2009 of murder in Kercher's death, but a jury overturned the conviction in 2011. She then returned to her home city of Seattle, Washington, where she is studying creative writing at the University of Washington, according to her family's spokesman, David Marriott.
This morning on "Early Start," CNN's Jill Dougherty looks at the conflicting arguments and whether Knox will potentially have to face an Italian judge in her case.
Amanda Knox's lawyer, Carlo Dalla Vedova, reacts to the Italian Supreme Court ruling that she should stand trial again.
CNN's Ben Wedeman reports on an Italian Supreme Court's decision to retry American Amanda Knox for murder.
(CNN) - Her story made headlines all over the world: An American college student studying abroad in Italy - charged with killing another student.
Amanda Knox spent four years in jail before her murder conviction was overturned. Her family hopes Monday will be the last chapter in her long saga.
Prosecutors want to retry her, and Italy's Supreme Court will rule whether they can. If the court says that Knox's acquittal can't be overturned, the case is over. Knox's family said last year the appeal was unwelcome, but no cause for concern.
CNN's Ben Wedeman reports on the hearing live from Rome on "Early Start" today.
In his new book, the ex-boyfriend of Amanda Knox maintains their innocence regarding the death of her roommate, Meredith Kercher. In the book entitled "Honor Bound: My Journey to Hell and back with Amanda Knox,"
Raffaelle Sollecito admits that he and Knox gave Italian police good reason to suspect them, stating that bizarre behavior and lack of a "real alibi" definitely added to police suspicions.
The couple, who had been sentenced in 2007 for Kercher’s death, was cleared in October 2011 by an appeals court citing a lack of evidence against them.
CNN senior international correspondent Matthew Chance says, the book is “the first opportunity Raffaelle Sollecito has had to put over his side of the story since his release on appeal last year.” Chance adds that Sollecito reserved “ a lot of criticism for the Italian judicial system, saying that basically they took advantage of these two young people’s youth and inexperience in the place of a proper investigation.”
– CNN's Matthew Chance reports from London with more details from the tell-all book.
In a new book set to hit store shelves Tuesday, the ex-boyfriend of Amanda Knox chronicles their journey regarding the death of Knox’s roommate, Meredith Kercher. The couple who had been sentenced in 2007 for Kercher’s death, were cleared in October 2011 by an appeals court citing a lack of evidence against them.
Criminal defense attorney Anne Bremner met Sollecito in Seattle after the convictions were overturned while serving as the spokesperson for "Friends of Amanda," a Seattle-based group of Knox family friends. Bremner says, Sollecito “was lovely, he was humble, he was grateful and he was really shy.”
In the book entitled "Honor Bound: My Journey to Hell and Back with Amanda Knox," Sollecito admits that he and Knox’s bizarre behavior and lack of a "real alibi" gave Italian police good reason to suspect them.
Bremner says, the strange behavior was “odd to the Italians. I think it was really a culture difference.” They were “shopping for underwear because their house was a crime scene – it was closed. They went out to dinner, simply because they didn’t have any place to eat. …These things were actually considered probable cause in Italy,” adds Bremner.
The criminal defense attorney says although that Knox and Sollecito no longer have a romantic relationship, they have been in contact. “After all of these years and all of the hell that they’ve been through, I think it would be kind of hard to maintain” a romantic relationship, says Brenner. Adding, “They only knew each other for a matter of weeks before they ended up in this horrible mess.”
CNN legal contributor Paul Callan on why prosecutors are appealing the ruling on her overturned conviction.