Amanda Knox has officially signed a book deal with HarperCollins, a very well-known book publishing house who's published such big names as Clive Barker, Stephen Fry, and a wide range of others. Certainly, HarperCollins is looking forward to a big payday with the sales of Foxy Knoxy's story but what if the story turns out a wash if she's re-convicted?
You see, prosecutors in Italy are currently seeking an appeal against the appeal that freed Amanda Knox and her former lover from the Perugian prison in which she lived for just four years. Even now the circumstances that allowed the young woman to go free are debated between supporters of Knox and supporters of Meredith Kercher. Could this book deal simply be a waste of time for Ms. Knox?
Unknown to some, in particular those on the side of the formerly accused murderess, the United States has an extradition treaty with Italy. That means the U.S. cannot harbor a fugitive of Italian justice unless they wish to violate said treaty. It's a real beaurocratic process that requires the fugitive to be apprehended by federal agents and held without bond. From there, the United States will investigate whether or not the crime is truly worthy of extradition. In the case of murder, it's safe to say that extradition happens.
If the appeal being pursued by Italian prosecutors is successful, then the treaty between the U.S. and Italy must be honored and Foxy Knoxy must go and serve the time for the crime she may have committed. As far as Italian prosecutors believe, she is guilty. However, this is heavily argued, so who knows what the truth really is. Hopefully, the money she earns from her published memoirs help her out some!
Chelsea Hoffman is a prolific crime writer and fiction author with several works published. Her writing has been recognized by such entities as NBC Dateline and several others. Contact her directly by visiting ChelseaHoffman.Com.