A defiant Amanda Knox raised the specter of a long drawn-out extradition battle as she told Italian authorities that ‘They’ll have to catch me and pull me back kicking and screaming’ following her guilty verdict for the murder of British student Meredith Kercher.
Speaking of her hope that the US government would support her, Knox, 26, warned that she will not be returning to Italy willingly and will continue to fight for her innocence after judges in Florence overruled her previous acquittal.
However in a worrying turn of events for 26-year-old Knox, Harvard Law Professor Alan Dershowitz said that if her conviction is upheld by the supreme court in Italy, the United States will have little choice but to extradite her.
“The United States seeks extradition of more people than any country in the world. We’re trying to get NSA leaker Edward Snowden back and we’re not going to extradite someone convicted of murder?” he told NBC News.