Still Waiting for Ruling in Amanda Knox CasePosted: March 27, 2015
ROME – Italy’s highest court was expected to decide Friday whether to uphold the murder convictions of Seattle resident Amanda Knox and her Italian ex-boyfriend Raffaele Sollecito. But by noon Seattle time — 8 p.m. in Italy — nothing had been heard from the justices.
While Knox is watching what is happening from Seattle, Sollecito is in Italy. His lawyer made a last-ditch appeal to overturn the pair’s convictions for the 2007 slaying Meredith Kercher, Knox’s British roommate.
Attorney Giulia Bongiorno began her defense of Sollecito by offering what she called a “little sampling” of the errors and contradictions of “colossal proportions” in the 2014 Florence appeals court verdict that convicted her client and Knox.
Bongiorno noted, for example, that trial documents indicate that there were “no traces of Sollecito in the room” where Kercher, 21, was sexually assaulted and fatally stabbed.
A one-hour warning will be given before the verdict is read.
Several outcomes are possible, including confirmation of the verdicts, a new appeals round, or even a ruling that amounts to an acquittal….(read more)
- Will Amanda Knox be extradited? (edition.cnn.com)
- Italy’s high court to rule on Amanda Knox case – Los Angeles Times (latimes.com)
- Amanda Knox Will Again Go Before an Italian Court (punditfromanotherplanet.com)
- Meredith Kercher family seeks extradition from US for Amanda Knox (thetimes.co.uk)
- Italy’s Highest Court to Rule on Amanda Knox Conviction (time.com)
- Amanda Knox Faces Fourth Judgment (eastidahonews.com)
- Amanda Knox Appeals Murder Conviction (guardianlv.com)