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    Default Amanda Knox gets 26 Years



    American student Amanda Knox and her former boyfriend have been found guilty by an Italian court of the murder of British student Meredith Kercher.


    Knox was heard loudly sobbing as she was led out of court

    http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/uk/8394750.stm

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    26 years is quite a sentence.

    Her ex-boyfriend Raffaele Sollecito was given 25 years


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    A travesty of justice, a sham; more in that vein in these articles. Unbelievably absurd: especially given the facts in connection with the type/quantity of DNA evidence found at the crime scene.

    http://www.seattlepi.com/local/41279...ml?source=mypi

    http://knoxarchives.blogspot.com/

    excerpt:
    The trial of Amanda Knox and Raffaele Sollecito has ended the way it began, as a sad joke at the expense of everyone who cares about justice. Let's go back and summarize the main points of the crime for which Amanda and Raffaele have now been convicted. The story, per Mignini, runs like this:

    Seething with resentment over household chores, Amanda recruited two love-sick puppies to restrain Meredith and plunged a huge kitchen knife into her neck, causing her death. Puppy number one ran away leaving a great deal of physical evidence at the crime scene; puppy number two stayed with Amanda to clean the place up and therefore left almost no physical evidence.
    Last edited by infoshare; December 5th, 2009 at 10:02 AM.

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    I'd love to nail Amanda Knox.

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    ^ if you want a balanced take on this, those are not the best sources.

    It's a complex story. The NYTimes:

    http://www.nytimes.com/2009/12/05/wo...ef=global-home

    Newsweek:

    http://www.newsweek.com/id/206765

    CNN:

    http://edition.cnn.com/2009/CRIME/11...nts/index.html

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    Quote Originally Posted by londonlawyer View Post
    I'd love to nail Amanda Knox.
    You're one sick puppy.

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    I know!

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    Another sober, well informed article that tries for balance:

    http://www.newsweek.com/id/216903

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    V My main contention here has, as stated in my first post, has to do with the particular standards of evidence required in a criminal trial: ‘beyond a reasonable doubt’ – that is a heavy burdon that the prosecution failed to meet.

    There was no physical evidence that linked Amanda to the crime scene, she was found guilty purely on circumstantial evidence. "Psychosomatic observations" and/or "investigators instinctints" as they were stated be applied in the trial are valid, but not conclusive.

    What was that line from the O.J. trial: “if the glove does not fit – you must acquit”.

    She may be guilty, but from what little I know about jurisprudence there was no legal basis for the final verdict.

    Pardon me, got to go now. Arsenal vs. Stoke City on right now: great game.

    Cheers Mate!
    Last edited by infoshare; December 5th, 2009 at 11:37 AM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by infoshare View Post
    ....
    Pardon me, got to go now. Arsenal vs. Stoke City on right now: great game.

    Cheers Mate!
    Are you English?

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    Quote Originally Posted by infoshare View Post
    What was that line from the O.J. trial: “if the glove does not fit – you must acquit”.
    Oh yes, the OJ trail... an excellent example of justice.

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    Quote Originally Posted by londonlawyer View Post
    I'd love to nail Amanda Knox.
    I usually get a kick out of your sexualized puns and posts, but not this time, sorry. This is about murder, destroyed lives, and a great deal of misery. Save it for another thread, and another story,s please.
    Last edited by hbcat; December 6th, 2009 at 08:50 AM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Fabrizio View Post
    Oh yes, the OJ trail... an excellent example of justice.
    In the interest of having a "meaningful discussion", try to elaborate on the matter regarding the "standards of evidence" required in a criminal trial - and how you personally believe they were met in this case.

    Sorry Fab: but with you it always comes down to - BLAH BLAH BLAH.

    Back to Arsenal.

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    "Sorry Fab: but with you it always comes down to - BLAH BLAH BLAH."

    And with you it always comes down to personal attacks... which no one else has done here but you.

    "In the interest of having a "meaningful discussion"" indeed.

    And you are a moderator?

    ---

    You want a meaningful discussion about the trail and I post articles from the NYTimes and Newsweek about the case in articles that try to present both sides of the story. Meanwhile you post stuff from a blog with the title:

    "A BLOG LOOKING AT THE RIDICULOUS CASE IN ITALY AGAINST TWO INNOCENT SUSPECTS: AMANDA KNOX AND RAFFAELE SOLLECITO"

    Case closed.

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    Last edited by Fabrizio; December 5th, 2009 at 12:13 PM.

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    The case does seem half-baked, Fabrizio.

    26 years is a lot of time to serve if it's undeserved, and both sides seem to have pretty definitively dropped the ball.

    Can a mistrial be declared in Italy?




    PS They sure make a nice-looking couple. Might that have counted against them?

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