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Italian Supreme Court Decision 2013
August 22, 2013: Critical commentary on the ruling of the Supreme Court on the Knox-Sollecito trial
This article is intended to provide a critical analysis of the ruling of the Italian Supreme Court 26455/13 dated March 25, 2013 (announced the next day with publication of the motivation report on June 18, 2013 ) which annulled the acquittal of Amanda Knox and Raffaele Sollecito of the murder of Meredith Kercher directing a new trial, at the same time confirming the three-year sentence imposed at second instance on Knox for calumny against Diya Patrick Lumumba. Continue reading →
August 12, 2013: Stolen Dreams: An Interview with Vanessa Sollecito
Six years ago, Vanessa Sollecito was not expecting any dramatic changes in her life. As a young Italian woman living independently in Rome, she loved her work as a lieutenant in the carabinieri, Italy’s national military police force. Vanessa had earned the competitive position as an extension of her previous military service, initially as one of the first women to join the Italian Air Force, and then as an officer in the national navy. Highly educated, experienced and accomplished, Vanessa looked forward to continued gradual success in her career and her life.
August 10, 2013: Amanda Knox, Raffaele Sollecito and the forgotten murderer
The real forgotten man of the Meredith Kercher murder case is Rudy Guede – the lone killer who has been allowed to get away with a reduced sentence and is likely to be out on parole within a year. There is no doubt that he was the murderer. His DNA and fingerprints were found in Meredith’s room, on her clothes and possessions and on her body. His shoe print was left in her blood. After the murder he fled to Germany where he was captured later.
July 9, 2013: Amanda Knox retrial to start Sept. 30
ROME - A Florence appeals court has set Sept. 30 as the start date for the retrial of American student Amanda Knox in the 2007 death of her British roommate. Continue reading →
July 8, 2013: The Amanda Knox Case: The Italian Supreme Court Faces Renewed International Scrutiny
Last week the Italian Supreme Court released a 74 page document outlining its reasons for overturning the appellate acquittal of Amanda Knox and Raffaele Sollecito for the 2007 murder of British exchange student Meredith Kercher. The decision reinstates their original 2009 conviction and orders a new appellate level review to be held in Florence. For now, the two remain free. Continue reading →
March 26, 2013: The Italian Supreme Court overturned the acquittals of Amanda and Raffaele and ordered a new trial.
Current status of the case: Amanda and Raffaele will remain free as the process continues. The Italian Supreme Court released a motivation document on June 18, detailing their decision. You can view the Italian document here. Early reports state that the Italian Supreme Court faulted the appeals court for "multiple instances of deficiencies, contradictions and illogical" conclusions, ordering the appellate court in Florence to conduct a full examination of evidence to resolve the ambiguities. We are currently translating the motivation document and will post the translation shortly. We will update this website as information becomes available.
Statements from Amanda Knox and Raffaele Sollecito
Amanda released a statement in response to the supreme court ruling: "It was painful to receive the news that the Italian supreme court decided to send my case back for revision when the prosecution's theory of my involvement in Meredith's murder has been repeatedly revealed to be completely unfounded and unfair.
I believe that any questions as to my innocence must be examined by an objective investigation and a capable prosecution. The prosecution responsible for the many discrepancies in their work must be made to answer for them, for Raffaele's sake, my sake, and most especially for the sake of Meredith's family.
Our hearts go out to them. No matter what happens, my family and I will face this continuing legal battle as we always have, confident in the truth and with our heads held high in the face of wrongful accusations and unreasonable adversity."
Raffaele released a statement through his publicist Sharlene Martin: “I am deeply saddened by the decision handed down by the Italian Supreme Court to send my case back for revision when my involvement in Meredith’s murder has repeatedly been shown to be unfounded. My book details what Amanda and I went through and I will continue to fight for my innocence, hopeful and confident that truth will prevail. My thoughts are with Meredith’s family, Amanda and her family, and all of our friends and supporters.”
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Critical commentary on the ruling of the Supreme Court on the Knox-Sollecito trial
By Luca Cheli