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Italy’s highest court of appeal has issued its written explanation for dismissing out of hand the conviction of Amanda Knox and Raffaele Sollecito in the Meredith Kercher murder trial.

In a scathing critique of the prosecution’s hopelessly flawed case it said there was a “total lack of any biological evidence” that they were in the room or had touched the body.

The trial had shamed the Italian justice system and yet, in the end, it proved self-correcting unlike our own system in the equally farcical imprisonment of Abdelbaset al-Megrahi.


Howard Place

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