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Jan 29, 2014 06:30 PM EST | Shane Jordan (email@example.com)
When 26-year-old Amanda Knox's conviction was overturned in Italy, she vowed that come hell or high water, she wasn't going back. Her former boyfriend Raffaele Sollecito, who was originally convicted of murder along with her, unfortunately doesn't have that option. He has to attend the retrial in Italy, unless an American wedding can keep him from extradition. Raffaele begs every woman he meets to marry him, but he hasn't found one that was willing to take the risk.
Amanda Knox is fortunate in a way. Though she has already lost years of her life rotting in an Italian prison for a conviction which was later overturned, at least she doesn't have to do it again.
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Though the courts are choosing to take Knox to court for a third time, there is a caveat in the Italian-American extradition agreement that allows the U.S. to refuse to send a citizen to a foreign country to be tried again for the same crime, but you have to be a citizen of the state for it to apply to you.
Raffaele Sollecito, Knox's one time Italian boyfriend, is very familiar with the law and is trying to marry his way to safety as soon as possible.
Sollecito reportedly flew to Seattle to ask Knox to marry him, since he claims that he saved her life by not pinning the murder on her when he had the chance, but she refused him as she is already in a two year relationship.
That is when he started reaching out to strangers on Facebook for help.
One such woman to fall to his Facebook charms was 22-year-old single mom Kelsey Kay, who within minutes of posting on his page, was sent a message asking if she wanted to talk on the phone.
Within days, Raffaele was at her front door in Idaho, explaining the whole "needing to get married to save his life" deal.
Kay was initially receptive but turned on Raffaele when he attacked Amanda Knox for not marring him like he told her.
Raffaela told Kay, according to Star, that Knox owed him for not selling her out to save himself when he had the chance years ago:
"I saved her life. I can't believe she wouldn't marry me and save mine. Amanda is not who you think she is...What a b***h."
That was all she needed to hear to refuse to see him again.
Despite searching high and low, Sollecito had to return to face trial wifeless late last year. The new verdict is scheduled to be handed down at the end of this month.
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