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Amanda Knox could face extradition to Italy if highest court upholds murder conviction over killing of Meredith Kercher next week

A member of the jury which re-convicted Amanda Knox of murder last year has spoken out about the case – saying she now has “grave doubts” about the part she played in Meredith Kercher’s death.

Genny Ballerini was part of a panel of judges that reinstated Knox’s murder conviction seven years after the 2007 killing.

But now she has criticised the prosecution’s case, claiming it contained “questionable proof, flimsy evidence and bizarre testimony”.

Meredith was found half naked and with her throat slit in the cottage she shared with Knox in Perugia, Italy, but while Knox and her then boyfriend Raffaelle Sollecito served four years for the killing, they were freed on appeal in 2011.

An appeal court reinstated the original convictions last year, while Rudy Guede was also convicted and is serving 16 years for the murder. Italy’s highest court is to hear Knox and Sollecito’s final appeal next week, but if they fail Knox could be extradited from America back to Italy.

However, Ballerini has cast new doubts on the case, and she said: “I certainly had many doubts about the guilt of the two young people. I was not convinced of their innocence.”

She also says the pair faced an “unfair” trial and that there was an “atmosphere of guilt” before proceedings even began.

It seems this case is far from over yet…