Wednesday, June 29, 2011
Twists and Turns in the Amanda Knox Appeal
But in Italy, they're getting even more forensic opinions (although Amanda and her also convicted boyfriend Sollecito presented just that sort of sniping evidence at the trial). The new forensic opinions seem to help Ms. Knox and Mr. Sollecito, now both just two years into their quarter century sentences.
However, here's something not so good for the couple. Rudy Guede, who was also convicted of murder and lost his appeals trial (where he claimed that he did not rape and murder the victim Ms. Meredith Kercher but said Ms. Knox and a man had). Tough to believe him when his DNA is inside the victim's private part. A convicted child killer, Mario Alessi, told the court that Guede told him that Knox and Sollecito were not at the apartment where the murder occurred when it occurred. Guede has denied he said that and yesterday letters were read written by Guede in which he blamed Knox and Sollecito.
That has to sting a little.
Here is the ever favorable to Amanda, recent coverage from CNN.
I'm now even more convinced that justice was done here (except for Guede only getting 16 years.