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Knox’s four years a long time to wait for justice

The Knox murder trial was sensational news in Italy, England and the U.S. In the end, however, it amounted to little more than a mistake.

That mistake cost Amanda Knox 1,425 days of freedom. From Nov. 6, 2007, until today, Knox has been locked up in an Italian jail for a crime she did not commit.

The blame for Knox’s suffering rests firmly at the door of the Italian justice system. At this final chapter in the story there is just no arguing that the arrest, charging and trial were one huge exercise in folly. In retrospect, it appears that the prosecution’s case was not simply lacking in clear motive, undisputed testimony and physical evidence. It had none.

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Amanda Knox finally seeing a little justice

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.

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