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Amanda Knox: Justice At Last in Perugia

It's over, for good. Amanda Knox can finally put this horrific 8 year ordeal behind her. Italy's Supreme Court of Cassation has fully exonerated both Amanda and Raffaele Sollecito of murder.

The supreme Court of Cassation panel deliberated for 10 hours before declaring that the two did not commit the crime, a stronger exoneration than merely finding insufficient evidence to convict.

...The decision to overturn the convictions without ordering a new trial amounted to a rebuke of another high court ruling two years ago that vacated Knox and Sollecito's 2011 acquittal, ordering yet another trial.

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The Court upheld her slander conviction, but she has already served more time than the sentence calls for, so there can be no additional penalty.

The court reduced the sentence to three years. Since Knox already spent nearly four years in Italian prison, she won't have to serve that time.

Congratulations, Amanda.

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    karma's gonna get you (2.00 / 1) (#5)
    by thomas rogan on Sun Mar 29, 2015 at 12:43:17 AM EST
    While overturning the murder conviction, the court upheld a guilty verdict against Knox for the slander of Patrick Lumumba, confirming that a three-year sentence would remain. The term for that sentence had already been served while imprisoned on the earlier, now overturned convictions.[4][93] The remaining guilty verdict is based on a statement implicating Lumumba in the murder, made by Knox to the police after interrogations which Knox described as abusive.[94] This accusation against Lumumba was withdrawn after the interrogation and was ruled inadmissible in the murder trial but was allowed as evidence for the slander case.[95]

    She was awfully quick to throw a black man under the bus by accusing him of murder.  

    Quick? (none / 0) (#7)
    by McBain on Sun Mar 29, 2015 at 01:04:59 AM EST
    I thought she was interrogated for days and physically threatened before implicating Lumumba? I thought the police repeatedly told her Lumumba was the killer until she went along with their story. Do you have information to the contrary?

    If you haven't learned by now, you should educate yourself on the phenomena of false confessions.  A skilled interrogator can make someone young, impressionable or dumb say just about anything given enough time.

    Maybe someday karma will get you and you'll confess to something you didn't do.

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    Atlast -- (none / 0) (#1)
    by Uncle Chip on Sat Mar 28, 2015 at 02:29:07 PM EST
    Some in the Italian justice system came to their senses.

    I will celebrate the acquittal and Italian return to a semblance of sanity with a day of Godfather reruns and a dinner of everything Italian -- and that includes cannolis.

    Heck I may even rent a Fiat for the day.

    Not the most important thing (none / 0) (#2)
    by McBain on Sat Mar 28, 2015 at 02:52:03 PM EST
    but that's the worst photo of Amanda Knox I've ever seen.  

    I'm glad to hear both she and Raffaele won't have to to deal with this anymore. I wish the Kercher family would realize the real killer is already in prison.

    it's a screengrab from her first reaction (none / 0) (#4)
    by Jeralyn on Sat Mar 28, 2015 at 11:36:44 PM EST
    to the verdict, she's talking about how glad she is to have her life back, and she hasn't yet processed it all. Her mother is in it too. There were no "flattering" pics in the video. I think it captures how overwhelming this has been for her.

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    I think it does too (none / 0) (#6)
    by McBain on Sun Mar 29, 2015 at 12:52:36 AM EST
    You can tell she wasn't sure what the verdict was going to be.  

    Any idea how Italy is reacting to this?

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    After I dug into the facts of the case.... (none / 0) (#3)
    by magster on Sat Mar 28, 2015 at 04:15:35 PM EST
    to see what all the hubbub was about a couple years ago, it was obvious what a dog bleep case this was and that they already had the confessed murderer in jail. Too bad she did the slander thing though -- that was not good.