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.