The protection from double jeopardy is one of the oldest and most important legal tenets in western civilization. According to some sources, the Athenians initiated the concept 1,700 years ago, and ironically, the Romans first codified the principle in 533 A.D. Britain considers the protections against double-jeopardy to be a “universal maxim of the common law.” Continue reading →
January 14, 2014: AMANDA KNOX AND RAFFAELE SOLLECITO: THE WHOLE WORLD IS WITH THEM. AND THE JUDGES?
Writers, readers, scientists, lawyers, judges, experts… the whole world by now understands that against Amanda Knox and Raffaele Sollecito there’s nothing, and loves to supports the end of a miscarriage of justice. But what about that part of the world that is important, the judges who will have to say guilty or innocent?
January 9, 2014: Defense: Amanda Knox, boyfriend were scapegoats
FLORENCE, Italy (AP) — The defense lawyer for the former boyfriend of U.S. exchange student Amanda Knox told an appeals court Thursday that the young lovers were blamed by authorities for the murder of a British student to calm fears that a monster was loose in their Italian university town. Continue reading →
January 9, 2014: Musings On A Show Trial
We expect a verdict this month in the court-ordered proceeding in the Kercher murder appeal in Italy.
January 8, 2014: AMANDA KNOX AND RAFFAELE SOLLECITO: WHEN THE MEDIA STARTED SUPPORTING THEM
Florence trial: tomorrow January 9 closing arguments for Sollecito’s lawyers Giulia Bongiorno and Luca Maori. January 16 rebuttals. Verdict expected for January 20. Why do people accuse the accused, and don’t even want to hear it when there are reasons of innocence? There is already The State, the strongest power on earth, to do it! A whole prosecution office, a ... Continue reading →
January 7, 2014: G-Man Case File: Investigations And The Families Of Victims A Delicate Balance
With the recent discovery of evidence of the possible identity of vehement, frequently malicious, and obsessive anti-Amanda Knox blogger “Harry Rag,” I think it is prudent to discuss, with great respect and care, the issue of ‘victim families.’ Continue reading →
This website has been created to set the record straight about a deceptive Wikipedia style website that egregiously misrepresents the facts about the Meredith Kercher murder case in a blatant attempt to smear Amanda Knox and Raffaele Sollecito. The site was designed by an anonymous anti-Amanda Knox blogger using the alias “Edward McCall.” Continue reading →
January 20, 2014: DEFENSE PERFECTLY DEMONSTRATES THE INNOCENCE OF AMANDA KNOX AND RAFFAELE SOLLECITO
PROSECUTOR DOESN’T COPE: “STOP SOLLECITO BEFORE HE LEAVES”
The compliments, the diplomacy, the courtesy toward the accusers… It has all been useless. The fair-play policy ended up in the worst possible way. This evening the discussion looked like one of those duels in which the exhausted sabreurs forgot all their art, drawing dirty blows, and pushing and kicking, too.
"Dedicated to my defense against the unjust and unfounded accusation of having participated in the murder of my roommate and friend, Meredith Kercher."
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February 3, 2014: AMANDA KNOX: ITALIAN JUSTICE ON TRIAL
Last week, a court in Italy found Amanda Knox and Raffaele Sollecito guilty of the 2007 murder of Meredith Kercher in Perugia. This was the third trial of the evidence against the pair – and it is clear that Knox and Sollecito are innocent. What should really be on trial is the Italian justice system. Continue reading →
January 31, 2014: Knox and Sollecito case delivers harsh verdict on Italian justice
The Italian justice system has pulled off an astonishing and unenviable feat: finding Amanda Knox and Raffaele Sollecito guilty of murder – for the second time – without a shred of evidence to substantiate the verdict.
January 31, 2014: Why Amanda Knox Is Completely Innocent And The Italian Justice System Is Utterly Insane
Most people know that Amanda Knox — "Foxy Knoxy" — is the pretty American student who was arrested and found guilty of the stabbing death of her British roommate in Italy, during a "sex game" gone wrong, when the pair were on study-abroad programs several years ago. Unfortunately, a far smaller number of people know that Knox was probably completely innocent of the crime; that another man was successfully convicted of the murder; and that NONE of the evidence — blood, DNA, or witnesses — ever really pointed to Knox. Continue reading →
January 30, 2014: DOUBLE JEOPARDY FINDS AMANDA KNOX AND RAFFAELE SOLLECITO GUILTY
Defense Lawyers Confident that Supreme Court Will Cancel the Ruling After their Appeal Continue reading →
January 30, 2014:CNN - Amanda Knox found guilty of murder again by Italian court
Florence, Italy (CNN) -- An Italian appeals court convicted former exchange student Amanda Knox and her ex-boyfriend Raffaele Sollecito on murder charges Thursday night. Continue reading →
January 30, 2014:CBS - AMANDA KNOX FOUND GUILTY ANEW OF MURDERING MEREDITH KERCHER
FLORENCE, Italy - An appeals court in Florence convicted Amanda Knox and her former boyfriend Thursday of murder for the second time in the 2007 death of Knox’s British roommate in the Italian university town of Perugia. Knox was sentenced to 28 years and six months in prison. Raffaele Sollecito was sentenced to 25 years.
Exclusive video interview with Amanda Knox: guilty verdict 'like a train wreck'
February 8, 2014: Photo from Italy - "United for Meredith. United for Raffaele. In the name of justice. Only one truth. Raffaele is innocent."
February 8, 2014: Video from Italy - "United for Meredith. United for Raffaele. In the name of justice. Only one truth. Raffaele is innocent."
February 25, 2014:Response to Andrea Vogt's deceptive BBC documentary about the murder of Meredith Kercher
February 13, 2014: AmandaKnox.com: Perugia, ti voglio bene
Amanda Knox: It’s interesting that this week dedicated to love should be the same week that a hate campaign is established on Facebook. It consists of photographs of various individuals, supposedly Perugian, holding placards reading Perugia Vi Odia (“Perugia Hates You”). They mimic a photograph I posted to my own website and Twitter account that professes Raffaele’s and my innocence to the Italian people despite the latest guilty verdict handed down by the Florentine Court of Appeals on January 30th. Continue reading →
February 11, 2014: AmandaKnox.com: Raffaele is not a slave
Amanda Knox: It has been claimed that, in this most recent round of closing arguments and in interviews since the latest guilty verdict, Raffaele and his defense attorneys have finally betrayed their resentment and started to put distance between him and me legally and personally. Continue reading →
What does Dershowitz know about the Amanda Knox case?
Amanda Knox Trial & Media Fiasco with Jim Clemente
Amanda Knox at Portland Innocence Project event
Amanda Knox being interviewed at Portland Innocence Project event
April 12, 2014: Now living in Seattle, Knox was in Portland on Friday in support of those wrongly convicted of crimes at an event put on by the Innocence Project of Oregon. Continue reading →
April 11, 2014: Knox in Portland: 'I've been hated for so long'
PORTLAND – A Seattle woman whose Italian murder trial captured international attention for years was in Portland Friday for a conference. Amanda Knox attended a conference organized by the Innocence Network, an international group of organizations that work to exonerate the wrongfully accused. Continue reading →
Why Amanda Knox was Innocent with Retired FBI Steve Moore
When Pictures Deceive
By John Douglas And Mark Olshaker
April 22, 2014: There is little doubt that this photograph of Amanda Knox and Raffaele Sollecito – in full lip lock outside her cottage in Perugia, Italy, while police inside investigate the murder of her flat mate Meredith Kercher – helped seal their image in the collective public mind. Continue reading →
April 26, 2014: Amanda and Raffaele: The Illegal Interrogations
November 5, 2007, Perugia, Italy, 10pm. Raffaele Sollecito received a call from the Perugian police while eating a late dinner with Amanda Knox and two friends. Both he and Amanda were exhausted from the grief, horror and endless questions by the police since the discovery of Amanda’s murdered roommate, Meredith Kercher, only three days prior. They were looking forward to some much needed sleep, but instead they were on their way back to the police station in the middle of the night. They didn’t understand that the 50+ hours they had already spent with the police was to “soften” them up for an all-night interrogation.
Amanda Knox attorney: 'There never will be any evidence'
April 30, 2014: "Shhhhh.....Nobody Will Notice." By Steve Moore
For months we have waited for the Italian appellate court in Florence to provide its “motivations” for their startling decision to overturn the unanimous October 2011 innocent verdicts of Amanda Knox and Raffaele Sollecito. The appellate court had the exact same evidence in front of them as did the court which exonerated the two, with the addition of several pieces of evidence that even further bolstered the innocence of Knox and Sollecito. But unimaginably, the Florence court (apparently at the behest of the Italian Court of Cassation) convicted them. And all it took was the suspension of natural law. Continue reading →
April 30, 2014: Shaving with Occam’s Razor By Mark Olshaker
There is a concept in philosophy known as “Occam’s razor,” which posits that among competing theories or hypotheses, the one requiring the fewest assumptions generally makes the most sense. Another way of stating it is that the simplest theory should be employed until, or unless, that hypothesis can be replaced by one that encompasses greater and deeper explanation. The “razor” refers to “shaving away” layers of complexity. Continue reading →
April 29, 2014: Amanda Knox Family Disputes Court's Theft Motive for Murder
The family of Amanda Knox disputed an Italian court's report today that she killed her roommate Meredith Kercher after a "mounting quarrel" that may have culminated with Kercher accusing Knox of stealing 300 euros from her.
Knox’s family said today that the court's reasoning was flawed, that there was no reason for Amanda Knox to steal money from Kercher. The family told ABC News that at the time of Kercher’s murder, Knox had over $4,000 in her bank account that was immediately accessible to her. Continue reading →
April 29, 2014: LIFETIME MOVIE IN FLORENCE, TOO: “AMANDA KNOX AND RAFFAELE SOLLECITO STABBED MEREDITH WHILE GUEDE WAS HOLDING HER”
RULING BASED ON THE STATEMENTS OF CURATOLO AND OF RUDY GUEDE!!!!
CNN exclusive: Amanda Knox says, 'I did not kill my friend'
"The latest report from these judges is completely illogical - it's laughably illogical."
May 8, 2014:Rudy Guede: The Forgotten Killer
Raffaele and Amanda’s Inviolable Rights and their “Right To Be Heard In Court,” as defined by Article 2 and Article 24 of the Italian Constitution, have been systematically trampled because of the Judicial Truth set down in Guede’s trial of 2009. Continue reading →
Amanda Knox: The Vendetta Continues
May 14, 2014: November 1, 2007, Perugia, 9:03pm. CCTV Telecamera #7, located in a garage across the street from Via Della Pergola 7, captures the image of a woman walking into the garage, seven years later that image has resurfaced and some are speculating if it might be Amanda Knox, the roommate of slain British exchange student Meredith Kercher. The same camera also captured Meredith’s legs as she took the last few steps toward her doom, she would be dead within an hour of arriving home. Continue reading →
June 16, 2014: DNA laboratory fraud revealed in Amanda Knox case
New information in the Meredith Kercher Murder case has now emerged alleging that Patrizia Stefanoni, the lab technician responsible for DNA testing on behalf of the prosecution, committed scientific misconduct by suppressing data from faulty equipment and falsifying evidence in order to support the prosecution’s case. Continue reading →
June 13, 2014: Amanda Knox, Raffaele Sollecito and The European Court of Last Resort
Italy’s bizarre persecution of Amanda Knox, an American citizen, and Raffaele Sollecito, an Italian citizen, ignores the presumption of innocence required by at least two international human rights treaties. The International Covenant for Civil and Political Rights (ICCPR), a treaty monitored by the United Nations, specifically requires that a presumption of innocence be afforded all defendants in a criminal trial (Art. 14, Section 2). The European Convention for Human Rights (ECHR) contains a similar requirement (Art. 6, Section 2). Italy is a member of the ECHR, and if the country’s supreme court, the Court of Cassation, fails to set this right on final appeal, the European Court for Human Rights may have to step in. Continue reading →
Peter Gill explains why DNA evidence in Meredith Kercher case is unreliable
July 1, 2014: Amanda Knox Co-Defendant Changes Strategy
ROME — In the long-running courtroom drama of the Amanda Knox case, her co-defendant, Raffaele Sollecito, was summarily relegated by the media to a minor role, eclipsed by the attention focused on Ms. Knox, a pretty 21-year-old who captured the public spotlight. Continue reading →
October 20, 2014: Face of an Angel directed by Michael Winterbottom – film review
A parable for our times or a director out of his depth?
On Saturday evening I took the tube to Leicester Square for the European premiere of Michael Winterbottom’s ‘Face of an Angel’. In my pocket was Franz Kafka’s ‘The Trial’. I am slowly ploughing through it. So far, nothing in it comes close to the scrambled, unbelievable story that kicked off in Perugia on November 1st 2007.
"Ten thousand fools, knaves, cowards, lump'd together, become all-wise, all-righteous, and all-mighty." --EDWARD YOUNG, The Brothers
A mob, Young observes with considerable insight, is a group of fools and cowards. Throughout history, and sadly today, mob rule foments its evil from the most backward tribes to the most civilized and modern societies. No city is safe, or any unscathed from mob violence. Mobs rape, they lynch, they immolate, they beat, they terrorize, they loot, and they laugh. This is not ancient history, this is today, and mobs continue, and they are morphing to take advantage of the technical world. And they are on the Internet. Several children have killed themselves as a result of horrible abuse (bullying) they take from small mobs on the Internet.Continue reading →
October 1, 2014: Amanda Knox Essay: What It Feels Like to Be Wrongly Accused
WE RARELY, IF EVER, THINK IT WILL OR CAN HAPPEN TO US. It is a worst-case scenario we can’t reasonably prepare ourselves for. But it happens more than we want to believe. Since 1989, 317 wrongfully convicted people in the United States have been proven innocent through DNA testing—more than half through the aid of the Innocence Project, cofounded by Barry Scheck—including 18 people on death row. Continue reading →
September 21, 2014: The right to a fair trial and the right to a defence
Would you go into a boxing ring against a tough opponent with both hands tied behind your back? The question is so ridiculous that it hardly needs an answer. Yet apparently that is the way some people think courts should be run. Continue reading →
August 23, 2014: Case Timeline: Meredith, Amanda and Raffaele: The Calm Before The Storm
British citizen Meredith Kercher was killed during a home invasion robbery in the beautiful hilltop city of Perugia, Italy. She died on All Saints Day 2007 and is remembered for her virtuous qualities of “humble, loving and kind.” Coincidentally her mortal remains would be found on All Souls Day, the solemn feast day remembering the dearly departed. That both of these revered holidays became the backdrop for a sensational murder investigation is an incredible twist of fate. But before Rudy Guede took her life on that cold and windy November night, Meredith Kercher is enjoying a dream come true. Continue reading →
August 11, 2014: WHO WILL STOP THE TANKS?
Days before the horrible shots rang out, thousands of Chinese who sought nothing more than freedom converged on Tiananmen Square in Beijing to demonstrate for, among other things, the freedom to speak. They knew what they risked that warm June in 1989; it wasn’t police who showed up to disperse the group, it was soldiers and tanks. But the demonstrators did not disperse. In the end, hundreds or even thousands of these brave souls were shot and machine-gunned into silence. One man, however, galvanized the world with his selfless resistance. He will forever be known as “The Tank Man.” The photo of this man standing in front of a line of tanks, stopping their advance on the Square, somehow made everyone in the world a little stronger and braver. Continue reading →
August 7, 2014: The Wikipedia Convention and Amanda Knox
(London) — This week Wikipedia will hold its 10th annual convention in London, England. Wikimania, as it is known, will probably get about 2,000 visitors from close to 75 countries. The five day event will feature over 150 presentations. One of the most important will examine their Biographies of Living Persons (BLP) policy, which deals with the fair treatment of those who are portrayed in a negative light. Continue reading →
August 3, 2014: Summary Of Amanda Knox Appeal To Italian Supreme Court Against Conviction In Florence
On January 30, 2014, the appeals court in Florence, Italy, reinstated the guilty verdicts for Amanda Knox and Raffaele Sollecito for the murder of Meredith Kercher in 2007. Knox filed an appeal in April with the Italian Supreme court against the Florence ruling. Here is an English language summary of her appeal. Continue reading →
July 2, 2014: AMANDA KNOX CO-DEFENDANT: “AMANDA KNOX IS INNOCENT”
Raffaele Sollecito’s lawyers organized a press conference in Rome to explain the points of their appeal document. They had probably noticed, when the appeal was filed, that the media only reported that the appeal had been filed, and no one described its content. Continue reading →
A Call to Protect the Inviolable Rights of Meredith Kercher, Amanda Knox, & Raffaele Sollecito
After years of watching Italian judges try to fit Amanda Knox and Raffaele Sollecito into a scenario in which they played no part, we feel that outside intervention is needed. We are respectfully asking the governments of Italy, Great Britain and the United States to launch investigations into the mishandling of the Meredith Kercher murder inquiry and the subsequent framing of two innocent people.
She’s been framed before, and it looks like she–ll be framed again.
it is seven-and-a-half years since the death of Meredith Kercher in Italy. Since then, the world’s media have enjoyed a ringside seat at the subsequent trials of Amanda Knox and Raffaele Sollecito, but have shed almost no light on the process. They report the twists and turns of the case, without analysis. The Perugian police investigation that followed the murder was botched, leading to what some commentators have called ‘the highest profile miscarriage of justice of the twenty-first century’, yet no mainstream newspaper has published any in-depth coverage into the prosecutorial and procedural misconduct that has dogged the case. Continue reading →
Italian journalist Remo Croci recently spoke out providing a scathing critique denouncing the case against Amanda Knox and Raffaele Sollecito. A juror has expressed doubt in the guilty verdicts, and the Italian media has raised legitimate concerns.
The Italian Supreme Court is set to rule once again on the case against Amanda Knox and Raffaele Sollecito. The two currently stand convicted of the 2007 murder of Meredith Kercher in a hilltop cottage in Perugia, Italy. The case, fraught with controversy, has seen Knox and Sollecito convicted, exonerated, and then convicted again. All while a third defendant, Rudy Guede, has been tried and convicted in a separate “fast track” trial that resulted in a 16-year sentence when finalized by the high court. Continue reading →
here could be a final ruling as soon as Wednesday in the long, drawn out murder case of Amanda Knox. Knox and her former Italian boyfriend, Raffaele Sollecito, are asking Italy's highest court to throw out their convictions for the murder of British student Meredith Kercher in Perugia, Italy in 2007.
The case has been full of twists and turns. The pair were convicted in 2009 and sent to prison, then released on appeal in 2011. But Italy's highest court, the Court of Cassation, threw out their acquittals in March of 2013 and sent the case to a Florence appeals court. In January 2014, that court re-convicted them both, sentencing Knox to 28 ½ years in prison and Sollecito to 25 years. They appealed and the case went back to the Court of Cassation, which is holding the hearing in Rome Wednesday. Continue reading →
March 25, 2015: "48 Hours" correspondent Peter Van Sant joins CBSN with the latest on what’s next for Knox if Italy’s Court of Cassation upholds her murder conviction.
March 25, 2015: Will Amanda Knox's murder conviction be upheld? - CNN Video
Steve Moore and Nina Burleigh discuss the Italian Supreme Court's expected ruling in the murder case against Amanda Knox.