Amanda Knox's Biggest Battle: Will she be found guilty again? By Candace Dempsey
Amanda Knox's biggest battle began today in Rome, where she's appealing a 28.5 year murder sentence. Will Italy's Supreme Court uphold or annul convictions for Knox and ex-boyfriend Raffaele Sollecito? We'll know Friday night. Failure will mean swift jailing for him, possible extradition for her.
- Victory! Amanda Knox celebrates her freedom in Seattle with her mother and step-father. To find out how and why she and Raffaele Sollecito were acquitted, keeping scrolling. I wrote Murder In Italy about this extraordinary case and have followed it for nearly 8 years. Even I was astonished! This truly is the story with 1,001 twists.
- Here's Raffaele, after the verdict, press conference in Rome.
- Wondering why Amanda and Raffaele were freed? Read what Raffaele's star lawyer told the judges. Powerful. "The errors in the (previous guilty) sentence, she said, “were of colossal proportions.”
- Not just "not guilty," but innocent. It's over, finito, basta, after eight longer years. Look at Amanda's face.
- Oggi Magazine in Italy did excellent investigative journalism on the Amanda Knox case. The Italian press tended to be pro guilt. This is a rare exception. Great work, my friends!
- Best rundown on an extraordinary day with a surprise ending. Amanda Knox acquitted! Raffaele Sollecito, her ex-boyfriend, acquitted! This is the end of the never-ending saga, the case with 1001 twists.
- Amanda speaks, after weeks of silence. Raffaele is home in Bari. His lawyer says he is surprised and happy.
- Much needed comic relief after the verdict. Good one!