Italy Defends Amanda Knox Conviction
Italy insists Amanda Knox's conviction and 26 year sentence for murdering her roomate is fair.
Washington Senator Maria Cantwell has problems with the verdict. [More...]
“I am saddened by the verdict and I have serious questions about the Italian justice system and whether anti-Americanism tainted this trial. The prosecution did not present enough evidence for an impartial jury to conclude beyond a reasonable doubt that Ms. Knox was guilty. Italian jurors were not sequestered and were allowed to view highly negative news coverage about Ms. Knox. Other flaws in the Italian justice system on display in this case included the harsh treatment of Ms. Knox following her arrest; negligent handling of evidence by investigators; and pending charges of misconduct against one of the prosecutors stemming from another murder trial.
The New York Times reports appeals may take years.
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