|Amanda Knox and Raffaele Sollecito|
The never-ending trials of Amanda Knox will mark another milestone by tomorrow. The second appellate court is to render a decision on the guilt or innocence of Amanda Knox and Raffaele Sollecito in the 2007 murder of British student Meredith Kercher.
This will be the third court decision in the matter. Having studied the case extensively, I am certain that both Knox and Sollecito are completely innocent of any connection to Kercher’s murder. Rudy Guede, a feral young black man, murdered Kercher after she surprised him burglarizing the house where she and Knox (and other students) lived. Guede raped and murdered Kercher, and was convicted of the crime. However, he was sentenced to only 16 years for the murder. Knox and Sollecito, who weren’t even there, were sentenced to 26 and 25 years respectfully. The Italian Justice System appears substantially flawed, and Knox's persecution nothing more than anti-American prejudice and judicial incompetence. Italian prosecutors are now trying to salvage their dignity by doubling-down on injustice.
The U.K. Mirror reports on Knox’s attorney’s final plea to the jury:
Knox’s lawyer Carlo Dalla Vedova raised his voice in anger as he urged the judges not to feel they had to protect the reputation of the Italian justice system, following allegations from the United States that a flawed system led to Knox being wrongfully dragged into the case as a suspect.Personally, I will be surprised if the appellate court finds the two defendants innocent. I have long since abandoned the idea that Italian Justice is capable of producing a just result. Let’s hope I’m wrong.
He said: "Judges, we cannot send two innocent people to jail to ... protect the dignity of anyone we heard in this process.
"What about the dignity of the accused, who spent four years in jail? The dignity of the family? The victim?"