Amanda Knox and Raffaele Sollecito acquitted of Meredith Kercher murder

Like many people around the world, since the appalling murder of Londoner Meredith Kercher in 2007, I’ve read a lot about the case and followed the incredible twists and turns of the Italian judicial process. I never felt that the case against American Amanda Knox and Italian Raffaele Sollecito  was sound or fair and I was astonished when they were both convicted and later reconvicted. Three and a half years ago, I made my view clear in this blog posting.

So I am delighted that these two young people have now been acquitted and can start to put their lives back together, but I am so saddened that the family of Meredith Kercher still do not have the answers they want and deserve. The Italian judicial system – aided by a sensationalist and prejudiced media – has failed Knox & Sollecito and the Kercher family. The case needs to lead to some major revisions in police and court practices in Italy

The BBC website has some useful information here and the Knox campaign website is here.


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