Monday, October 3, 2011
On November 1st, 2007 in Perugia, Italy, English student Meredith Kercher was sexually assaulted and brutally murdered in her bedroom flat. Her roommate, American Amanda Knox and Knox's boyfriend, Raffaele Sollecito were convicted of Meredith's murder on December 9th, 2009. A third individual, Rudy Guede was also convicted in a separate trial. The Italian court system is quite different that the US. An appeal is heard by a judge and jury, and the judge is inside the jury room during deliberations.
Today, an appeals court overturned Knox's and Sollecito's convictions for murder. She was convicted of another charge, defamation, from initially identifying her employer, Patrick Lumumba as being in the apartment with Meredith.
Amanda Knox and Rafaelle Sollecito, November 2nd, 2007
This is a case that has sparked strong opinions as to the guilt or innocence of these two young people. Personally, I have leaned more towards the opinions of lie detection expert, Eyes For Lies, and what she has written about the truthfulness of Amanda Knox's public statements. For those of you who are not familiar with Eyes For Lies, HERE is an explanation about her abilities.
HERE is the link to read Eyes For Lies analysis of the Amanda Knox case.