An appeals court acquitted the young Italian American and her ex-boyfriend of the murder of a roommate
If it was Amanda, who killed Meredith? The acquittal yesterday by the Perugia appeals court not only became victims to American Amanda Knox and Raffaele Sollecito, the Italian has been four years in prison for a crime he did not commit, but also left justice to the English girl Meredith Kercher, stabbed the 43 killed November 2, 2007.
In 2009, the young university student was sentenced to 26 years in prison in the first grade, her boyfriend, 25
There is yet another victim: the Italian judicial system, whose embarrassments were broadcast live Monday everybody by major television networks. Do not forget that Amanda Knox and her former boyfriend Raffaele Sollecito had been sentenced in 2009 to 26 and 25 years’ imprisonment respectively, for a horrendous crime committed in Ivorian Rudy Guede company. Then a panel of two judges and six citizens endorsed the version of events supported by prosecutors and Manuela Giuliano Mignini amenity.
According to them, the night between January and November 2, 2007, Amanda, Raffaele and Rudy came together on the floor of Via della Pergola and found Meredith, who shared a flat with Amanda and two other young women more. “Knox, Sollecito and Guede,” explained the tax, “under the influence of drugs and possibly alcohol, decided to carry out the project to involve a strong Meredith sexual game.” The English girl tried to refuse, so it was attacked “in a crescendo uncontrolled, unstoppable, violence and sex play that ended with the death of a British girl.” According to the ruling, Amanda Knox was the author of the fatal knife while her boyfriend, Raffaele Sollecito, 23, held at Meredith. “Meredith was killed in an impressive way by three furies unleashed.” The Ivorian Guede, who prosecutors say was the perpetrator of the violation, was also sentenced, but in a speedy trial, which is why yesterday his sentence was revised.
I lost a friend in the most brutal and inexplicable as possible. […] I am paying with my life something I did not; Amanda Knox, condemned
The Perugia appeals court, which met for nearly 12 hours, did not explain why he spent 26 years of condemning the acquittal. Let alone release stated that Amanda and Raffaele for “not committing” the facts against him. Of course, condemned the U.S. for three years for having slandered Patrick Lumumba, a Congolese musician who was accused of having committed the crime. Although Knox did not have to meet and having spent most of that time in prison. Both two years ago as now, the process was surrounded by a large media interest. In fact, both then and now questioned how far the six neighbors of Perugia that, together with the two judges, issued the ruling could shield the face of such pressure. Until the Secretary of State, Hillary Clinton, became interested in the subject and the major American media clearly bet the innocence of his compatriot. Maybe that’s why, last night, after hearing the verdict, the crowd began to shout: “Shame, shame! Murderers, murderers! “.
In the morning, before locking up discussion, the court could hear his voice breaking with emotion, Amanda Knox. Speaking in Italian, the young American, the day the crime was 20, said: “It is difficult to express what I suffered in the past four years. I lost a friend in the most brutal and inexplicable as possible. And then I was confronted with unjust accusations, baseless. I am paying with my life something I did not. I’ve never raped, nor have I killed or stolen. I did not. I was not present during the crime. Meredith was my friend. Spent his life with her. He was always kind to me. Now I just want to go home. Not to be deprived of my life, my future … “.
When her turn, Sollecito also presented as a victim of poor police investigation and Italian prosecutors: “I’m not nobody who is allowed to manipulate and do anything to please his Venus [the allegation so, a puppet in the hands of Amanda] that’s how the allegation].
Upon the acquittal, the families of Amanda and Raffaele cried with happiness. On a side street, with hardly the cameras were fixed on them, they left the mother and sister Meredith. To continue waiting for justice. To continue to keep alive the memory of a girl of 21 who was happy in Perugia until the night of November 1, 2007. Italian justice must now answer a question. If it was Amanda, who did?