Should Amanda Knox be retried?

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  1. CRe8tiVeLiFe profile image81
    CRe8tiVeLiFeposted 5 years ago

    Should Amanda Knox be retried?

  2. duffsmom profile image60
    duffsmomposted 5 years ago

    No, I believe they had their opportunity.

  3. SidKemp profile image92
    SidKempposted 5 years ago

    Justice delayed is always justice denied. I would say, on an ethical level, that it would be best if the Italian high court had not overturned the appeals court and called for a retrial.

    This is especially true where tainted evidence is at issue, where the press has over-sensationalized the case, and where there are believable charges of misconduct by police and prison guards.

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    paxwillposted 5 years ago

    It still isn't clear why she was convicted in the first place when they already convicted Rudy Guede for the same crime. They found his DNA everywhere and he was found guilty during the fast-track trial he opted for. And considering that she won the appeal of her conviction I don't see what the point would be for a retrial. 

    It's hard to take Italy's justice system seriously when they do things like convict scientists of manslaughter for failing to predict an earthquake. … earthquake Ridiculous cases like that cast doubt on the competence of prosecutors and judges.

    Perhaps instead of harassing innocent people they should focus on their own home-grown criminals like Berlusconi and his laundry list of crimes. … l_problems

    1. Mazzy Bolero profile image77
      Mazzy Boleroposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      At the first trial, it was concluded that three people had committed the murder and therefore Guede didn't act alone. There was evidence, even Solecito's footprint in Meredith's blood in the bathroom.  However, the appeal succeeded.

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    Rayne123posted 5 years ago

    To be honest i think she is guilty and this case is very fishy.

    I think that all 3 of them, maybe more are involved in this murder.

    Amanda, her bf, and this Rudy Guede are all involved somehow I have this feeling.

    Just like that Casy Anthony case, what a crap, her family was wealthy so it makes it ok to kill her child. How sad, she is so guilty, everyone seen that except the juror. Things are so corrupt in this world I would not put it past some of the jurors to be bought if you know what I mean. However this is about Amanda and I still believe she is guilty.

  6. Cynthia Nixon profile image57
    Cynthia Nixonposted 5 years ago

    Of course. Knox was originally convicted because there is a mountain of evidence that proves she was involved (see here

    The Italian system is based on three stages but only the Supreme Court of Cassation counts as final. In the first stage Knox was found guilty because the evidence against her is conclusive.

    At the second stage you got a judge who seemed to be influenced by someone. He appointed independent experts who were not really independent and who reached conclusions that are scientifically incorrect. In the end the judge forced an outcome to a decision he made before ever hearing the evidence. From day one it was clear that Knox would will the appeal because the judge was bias. He is no longer a judge if that matters and I think it does.

    Supreme Court of Cassation ruled that the second trial used illogical reasoning and so nullified it. That means that everything goes back to how it was before the second trial happened. Knox is currently guilty awaiting a second trial. She will likely be convicted and that conviction will be supported by Cassation bringing this to an end around late 2014. Then we deal with extradition which is a topic onto itself.

    The Italian system might seem strange but it is actually better than our system. In our system it is more of a game. If you win the game even if you are guilty you go free. With the Italian system so many judges look at the evidence that you eventually get to the truth. The problem is the amount of time it takes. Trials can go on for years and years which is a pretty big negative.


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