Amanda Knox Murder Conviction Overturned

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    Oct 03, 2011 8:11 PM GMT
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    Oct 03, 2011 8:22 PM GMT
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    Oct 03, 2011 8:37 PM GMT
    Well I honestly don't know if she is a murderer or not, or was indirectly guilty. But according to US rules of evidence, this was a weak case against her.
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    Oct 03, 2011 9:32 PM GMT

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    Oct 03, 2011 9:35 PM GMT
    Art_Deco saidWell I honestly don't know if she is a murderer or not, or was indirectly guilty. But according to US rules of evidence, this was a weak case against her.
    Apparently as well in Italy.
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    Oct 03, 2011 9:42 PM GMT
    This was my favorite news of the day.

    I didn't trust the Italian courts on this from the beginning.

    They are notorious for getting the wrong person convicted.

    The police and prosecutors will NEVER admit getting it wrong. So once someone is a suspect, for any reason, truth be damned.

    At the time of her arrest, there seemed to be a much more likely suspect.........but releasing her and charging him would have meant getting it wrong, something they hate to admit.
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    Oct 03, 2011 9:47 PM GMT
    There seemed to be doubt, so I am glad she was acquitted.
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    Oct 03, 2011 10:37 PM GMT
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    Art_Deco saidWell I honestly don't know if she is a murderer or not, or was indirectly guilty. But according to US rules of evidence, this was a weak case against her.
    Apparently as well in Italy.

    Only on a full appeal, after some court setbacks, and even then the prosecutors tried their best to slander her personally, in the absence of hard evidence. Actually, a US jury would have blindly rubber-stamped her conviction, good Christians that most of them are, so I'm not sure what this says about ordinary Italians, who sat on that jury.
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    Oct 03, 2011 10:40 PM GMT
    Never heard of her before today. It's not like I live under a rock or something. I can only assume it's because I have a no-Nancy-Grace policy in my house.
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    Oct 03, 2011 10:49 PM GMT
    mickeytopogigio saidNever heard of her before today. It's not like I live under a rock or something. I can only assume it's because I have a no-Nancy-Grace policy in my house.


    Yeah, the only reason I know who she is is because she is from Seattle, and the paper where Dan Savage works is there. Their blog covered the issue a few times over the years, but otherwise I'd have no clue.
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    Oct 04, 2011 12:30 AM GMT
    I am only responding because it's you, soldier, so this must be something important. Who is the chic and what's the drama about? I don't watch links. Viruses. Eeeks!
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    Oct 04, 2011 2:15 AM GMT
    Im happy to see this. She truly has suffered for a long time. I can't imagine going through that and may her future be blessed. I've followed this case a long time and am happy for her and her family.
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    Oct 04, 2011 2:16 AM GMT
    Who cares!
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    Oct 04, 2011 2:37 AM GMT
    I remember watching her case on " Another 48hrs" about 4 years ago and thought she was innocent then. I forgot all about her until this resurgence came up again. So I am glad she was acquitted, it's just so sad, she went in when she was only 20yrs old now she is 24. Those are like the last remaining years of your childhood that she will never get back.
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    Oct 04, 2011 8:05 PM GMT
    When you hire a costly defense team in a high profile case (OJ, Casey Anthony, etc.) you're more likely to be acquitted. Whether she was directly or indirectly involved, she deserved to spend more than four years in jail. The Italian courts didn't want to deal with this American woman for another four years or more. Amanda and her ex boyfriend are free, and Rudy Guede is serving a mere sixteen years. There are more questions than answers.

    http://img.ibtimes.com/www/articles/20111004/224525_amanda-knox-acquitted-murder-of-meredith-kercher-rudy-geude-confession-raffaele-sollecito-verdict.htm
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    Oct 04, 2011 9:01 PM GMT
    Draper saidWhether she was directly or indirectly involved, she deserved to spend more than four years in jail.

    The Italian courts didn't want to deal with this American woman for another four years or more.

    There are more questions than answers.


    Conclusion without proof or data.

    Conclusion without proof or data.

    Isn't that precisely when you set someone free, when you don't have enough proof to convict? The term "reasonable doubt" leaps to mind.
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    Oct 04, 2011 9:06 PM GMT
    I'm actually glad she is free. My mom thinks she is guilty and she has brought up some interesting facts to as why she might be. But I always thought...Knew she was innocent.

    There is a movie about this. it features Hayden Panitierre as Amanda Knox
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    Oct 04, 2011 9:16 PM GMT
    I saw a recent interview of the prosecutor. He admittedly went strictly on a hunch about her and formed a case around it. It was by pure luck that they caught the real murderer / rapist, and yet he persisted on trying to link the three. The admitted murderer received a reduced sentence for implicating them.

    The prosecutor is being investigated for multiple other abuses of similar circumstance; heinous crimes, American suspects, prosecution on a hunch, 72 hour interrogations without an attorney.

    The real justice will be served when he is disbarred and imprisoned.

    Better that a dozen guilty go free, than one innocent imprisoned....on a hunch.