On Monday, Amanda Knox, who has endured a long legal battle over the murder of her British roommate Meredith Kercher, was supposed to be a part of a retrial in Italy, but did not show. Knox was convicted of murdering Kercher in 2009, but the convictions were overturned in 2011. Since then, Knox has been living in Seattle with her family, and she has expressed concern about going back to Italy. In an interview with CNN, Knox said: “I’m afraid to go back there. I don’t want to go back into prison.”
Despite her fears, Italy’s Supreme Court did decide that the case needed to be retried, because all evidence was not considered. The court indicated that such evidence could point to the theory that Kercher was killed in a complicated, corrupt sex game. Knox refutes those claims saying, “No one has ever claimed that I was ever taking part in deviant sexual activity. None of my roommates, none of my friends, none of the people who knew me there. This is simply coming out of the prosecution. I was not strapping on leather and bearing a whip. I have never done that. I have never taken part in an orgy. Ever.”
If convicted, Knox would be forced to return to Italy. And if she refuses to do so, she could be extradited from the U.S. There is a possibility that American authorities would not agree to this though.
In the meantime, Knox says that she will “do anything to prove [her]innocence.”