Posts Tagged ‘Italy’

  1. Pillars of Continental justice II: “Osmotic” reasoning

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    June 21, 2014 by AK

    In their 2011 report acquitting Amanda Knox and Raffaele Sollecito of murder, judges Hellmann and Zanetti examined, one by one, every important piece of evidence presented by the prosecution and found each and every such piece meaningless and worthless. Overturning that well-reasoned acquittal, Italy’s supreme court ordered that items of evidence be examined for reliability not …
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  2. A step in the right direction in Milan

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    April 13, 2014 by AK

    Rudy Guede, the man who in all likelihood killed Meredith Kercher alone, was convicted of “receiving stolen goods” by an appeals court in Milan a few days ago and was sentenced to 16 months in prison, subject to confirmation by the supreme court. On Oct. 27, 2007 – days before Meredith was murdered – Rudy …
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  3. Boycott Italy

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    January 30, 2014 by AK

    As expected, the Florence court confirmed the ridiculous “guilty” verdict rendered by the Massei court in 2009. What scumbags. It was made obvious to the judge and jury that Knox and Sollecito were innocent, and yet they refused to acquit. I’m not going to that country until this verdict is quashed and I hope millions …
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  4. New book explaining why Knox and Sollecito are innocent

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    January 29, 2014 by AK

    As I’ve said before, I don’t trust the Florence court to acquit Amanda Knox and Raffaele Sollecito. They were directed by Italy’s so-called supreme court to find the defendants guilty and it would take too much courage and independence for the presiding judge and the lay judges to defy these marching orders. Besides, judge Nencini …
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  5. It’s absurd, therefore it’s unsinkable

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    January 29, 2014 by AK

    The appeals court in Florence is scheduled to return a verdict tomorrow, that is Thursday, in the retrial of Amanda Knox and Raffaele Sollecito. I believe Knox and Sollecito are innocent in a strong sense of the word: in all likelihood, they did not commit the crime. However I am not holding my breath for …
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  6. Italian prosecutors are like flat earthers

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    January 21, 2014 by AK

    The third trial of Amanda Knox and Raffaele Sollecito continues in Florence. Back in 2011, the defense and the independent experts demolished every bit of the prosecution’s “evidence”. The judge wrote a motivations report that addressed all the relevant issues in a straightforward way and left little doubt of the two young people’s innocence. Unfortunately, …
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  7. More witchhunt news from Florence

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    November 26, 2013 by AK

    Prosecutor Crini got more aggressive today, telling more lies and attacking independent and defense experts with particular odium. He basically suggested that professor Vecchiotti of La Sapient University should not have meddled into the dirty dealings of the country’s central police laboratory – which she did by exposing 54 errors in the work of one …
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  8. Chronicles of a witchhunt

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    November 25, 2013 by AK

    In the Knox-Sollecito trial/circus – now in Florence – Prosecutor Crini began his “summation” today, which is really a long, boring rehashing of the same pseudo-evidence that has been long discredited by the defense and independent experts. Crini probably knows how defense will rebut his arguments but he must go on. For instance, he talks …
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  9. What do the Navalny-Ofitserov and Knox-Sollecito trials have in common?

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    October 5, 2013 by AK

    The August 2013 trial of Russian opposition leader Alexei Navalny and his friend Pyotr Ofitserov was, and the re-trial of Amanda Knox and Raffaele Sollecito, which began on Sept. 30, are likely to be adversely and perversely affected by findings from earlier criminal trials in which the defendants were not represented. Interestingly, both of the …
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  10. Italian judge rejects defense request for a fair trial

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    September 30, 2013 by AK

    Judge Nencini has denied ALL the new tests requested by the defense, except one minor one. In contrast, he agreed to the prosecution’s request to test only the blade of the knife. Never mind that the blade was likely contaminated, as was shown by two independent forensic scientists in 2011. And who’s going to run …
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