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.
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. http://www.guardian.co.uk/science/2012/ … 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. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Silvio_Ber … l_problems
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.
Of course. Knox was originally convicted because there is a mountain of evidence that proves she was involved (see here http://goo.gl/YkedZ).
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.
by BillWest165 7 years ago
Even after the evidence in the case was completely discredited. Most British and Italian people including the victims family continue to believe the bizarre "sex orgy" theory concocted by the corrupt italian prosecutor. I think Amanda was just a surrogate for the United States. And...
by IzzyM 7 years ago
Amanda Knox has been freed by the court of appeal. I am tempted to think money talks. Your opinion?
by karl 5 years ago
http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article … trial.htmlSurely if she knows she is innocent the she should go back and prove it?
by jkchandra 7 years ago
Great to see that the justice system is not only terrible in Canada, but also in other parts of the world(Sarcastic). Like can you believe these people. You take the life an innocent person who trusted you with that life and come short with an idea to murder. Cry at the trial to show for how sorry...
by Jonathan Janco 8 years ago
Is anyone familiar with this story? An American college student accused of murdering her roommate in Italy. She has so far been held for two years. The prosecution practically admits they have no case. They also more or less admit they are only still pursuing this case (they have convicted someone...
by Shari 8 years ago
American student Amanda Knox was found guilty of murder in Italy and sentenced to 26 years in prison.http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/uk_news/8394750.stm
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