Amanda Knox: A Flawed Murder Investigation

Sums the case up pretty well. Friends of mine are planning to attend the Chicago Loyola Knox Luncheon on December 3rd. I wonder if any of the trolls will show?

Life After Innocence

The Italian Court of Cassation, an appellate court of the highest instance that only verifies the interpretation of the law, issued its 52-page formal written explanation this past Monday for its March ruling exonerating Amanda Knox and Raffaele Sollecito of the murder of Meredith Kercher. The pair initially was convicted in a Perugia court in 2009, acquitted after a first appeals court, and then convicted again in 2014 after a separate Cassation Court panel overturned those acquittals, both serving nearly four years in prison. Knox and Sollecito have since been exonerated, while Rudy Hermann Guede, a man from the Ivory Coast, was convicted and is now serving a 16-year sentence.   Knox faced 28.5 years in Italian prison while Sollecito faced 25 years had their initial conviction been upheld.

The scathing explanation condemned prosecutors for presenting a flawed and hastily constructed case from the onset. The investigation of Knox and Sollecito…

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