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KNOX: Italian case appears questionable

Letter by Joanne Babic, Tacoma on July 28, 2011 at 1:00 pm | No Comments »
July 28, 2011 1:31 pm

Re: “U.S. media coverage is biased” (letter, 7-27).

Amanda Knox is a local citizen who is being held in a foreign prison. To the people of this area, that is a very big deal and they would like to be apprised of the progress of her case.

I found the article to be a concise and unbiased reporting of the court proceedings of the case. There are problems with the evidence, and those problems were highlighted in the courtroom.

I suggest that the letter writer read a book titled, “The Monster of Venice.” It was written by an Italian journalist and a best-selling American author about a series of murders around Florence in Perugia, precisely where Knox is being held.

The lead investigator in the Monster case is the very same one who was in charge of finding the murderer of Knox’s roommate. He has a history of manipulating evidence, improper collection and storage of evidence, and manufacturing evidence to suit his opinion of what happened instead of objectively analyzing the clues and following leads. He jumps to a conclusion and arrests the wrong people consistently.

For this reason, Knox’s case is due a review. It is looking like she is indeed a victim of bad police work.

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