For a person in Amanda Knox’ shoes, the latest news from an Italian appellate court must be as welcome as it is painful. Welcome because it represents her first glimpse of hope and possible release from her lengthy sentence; painful because of the potential that this solitary piece of good news may be a false hope.
Either way, Knox finally had a good day in court. The Trib story (6-30) describes an Italian appellate court’s reaction after taking a good look at forensic evidence from Knox’ case. The state of the DNA specimen was lousy, or malvagio if you prefer Google’s version of the lingua Italia. The appellate court was not pleased.