Friday, March 05, 2010

A New Bombshell in the Amanda Knox Conviction: She Didn't Do It

Another development in the Amanda Knox murder conviction has come to light.  Amanda Knox is an American university student who was studying in Italy when one of her house mates was murdered.  In a very controversial trial, Knox and her boyfriend, Rafael Sollecito, were convicted of taking part in the crime.

Rudy Guede is the man who raped the murder victim.  He was convicted of the murder of Meredith Kercher based on strong evidence:  his semen in Kercher, his bloody fingerprints all over the crime scene, and his confession at trial.

A cellmate of Rudy Guede says Guede told him that Knox was not present when Guede murdered Kercher.  He also stated that Rafael Sollecito, Knox's boyfriend, was not present either.  The Italian prosecutor theorized that Knox and Sollecito were present and participated in a "sex game gone wrong."

The Italian prosecutor in the trial, one Giuliano Mignini, has been subsequently convicted himself, of prosecutorial irregularities in a different murder trial.  This adds credence to charges that Mignini was both ruthless and dishonest in the trial of Amanda Knox.

A lot of observers have noted that the evidence against Knox and Sollecito was dubious at best, and that their convictions were based more on the prosecutor's speculations rather than hard evidence.  She and Sollecito are appealing their convictions.

Read more about it here.

Update:  Since I posted this, I have come to believe that Amanda Knox and Raffael Sollecito are innocent of the crime.  See Injustice in Perugia, a site detailing the wrongful conviction of Amanda Knox and Raffael Sollecito.

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