September 20th, 2013
08:34 PM ET

Amanda Knox says she is not returning to Italy for murder retrial

Amanda Knox, accused of murdering her roommate while studying abroad - now faces retrial in Italy later this month.

Her acquittal was overturned by the Italian courts earlier this year.

Family: Amanda Knox won't return to Italy for new trial

Knox told NBC's Today Show that she has no plans to go back.

"I was already imprisoned as an innocent person in Italy, and I can't reconcile the choice to go back with that experience. It's not a possibility. I was imprisoned as an innocent person, and I just can't relive that," Knox said.

But she isn't the one who will decide if she goes back. The United States government will. Should it extradite her back to Italy?

CNN Legal Analyst Paul Callan is OutFront.

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  1. Fred Griswold

    Of course we should refuse to extradite Amanda Knox back to Italy. So what if they don't extradite the next terrorist they catch to America? They already let one terrorist slip away, the guy who hijacked the Achille Lauro, I think it was. Let's just tell them it's payback for that.

    September 23, 2013 at 4:39 am | Reply
  2. William Maher

    Amanda Knox is innocent were it not so she would not already be here.

    In the US it is known as double jeopardy, she is innocent it is already over.

    September 22, 2013 at 7:30 pm | Reply

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