Monday, October 3, 2011

Amanda Knox, INNOCENTE!

Four years is a long time to be in prison for a crime you didn't commit. Four years... Just ask Amanda Knox. She is the American student, who has been convicted of killing Meredith Kercher. Kercher was Knox's roommate and fellow student at the University of Perugia.

The evidence linking Knox to the murder is tainted. In particular, the DNA link is bogus. In addition, the knife wound patterns do not match the alleged murder weapon. To make a long story short, the evidence is unconvincing!!

The Italian legal system has is twists and turns. It would be nice to say the Americans system is better, but come on, wake up. Amanda is using up her final appeal and a verdict is expected today. Here's hoping that the 6 lay and 2 professional judge panel can reverse this decision. Verdict due at 8 PM. Stay tuned...


Yes!!! Free

An appeals jury on Monday overturned the murder convictions of Amanda Knox and Raffaele Sollecito in the killing of her roommate four years ago.

Both were expected to be freed after being returned to prison to collect their belongings.
Earlier Monday, a tearful Knox told the jury that she did not kill her British roommate, pleading for the court to free her so she can return to the United States after four years behind bars.

Knox frequently paused for breath and fought back tears as she spoke in Italian to the eight members of the jury in a packed courtroom, but managed to maintain her composure during the 10-minute address. 
"I'm not a promiscuous vamp. I'm not violent ... I have not killed, I have not raped, I was not there, I was not present," the 24-year-old American told a packed courtroom in Perugia.
"I want to go home, I want to go back to my life, I do not want to be punished and to have my life taken away from me for something I have not done, because I am innocent."
The eight-member jury weighed whether the 2009 convictions and prison sentences — 26 years for Knox, 25 years for Sollecito — should stand, be dismissed or altered.

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