Amanda Knox Case
October 4, 2011 by staff
Amanda Knox Case, Prosecutors intend to take the case of Amanda Knox to a share in the third and last, and today described the decision of her freedom as a “huge mistake” and said he hoped they “finally get justice.”
Giuliano Mignini, was the first prosecutor in the case against Knox, 24, and her former boyfriend Raffaele Sollecito, 27, insisting at first that they had killed Meredith Kercher, 21, in a botched sex game gone wrong.
However, he then changed the reason for a break and then back to a row of jealousy between Knox and Meredith, as he had fallen on the poor hygiene of the Americans and the habit of bringing men back.
He and two colleagues took the appeal against Knox and had requested a life sentence in the two describing the murder as a “useless and meaningless” – and he poured scorn on an independent report by two experts appointed by the court that he had been critical of the forensic investigation of the original.
Today he said: “massive errors were made by the experts and the panel of judges in the appeal – this is only the second stage we take this to the third and final level of the Supreme Court in Rome ..
“The court found her guilty of libel -? .. Why are found guilty of defamation Why commit slander said to escape the charge of murder She named Patrick Lumumba and Sollecito to save Wherever he goes he just kept going “.
During the original police interview in the days after Meredith was found dead, Knox was questioned for more than 50 hours over four days and last night he was interviewed by dozens of police for 14 hours.
In the end, she finally barman named Lumumba as the murderer saying vaguely remembered “covering my ears in the kitchen and killed Patrick Meredith,” and as a result he was arrested and spent two weeks in jail before being released.
During the trial, her legal team stressed that her “civil rights” had been violated during the interrogation as he had no legal representation and no official translator – who spoke barely any Italian who arrived just weeks before.
Appeals Judge Claudio Hellman Pratillo now going to write a report about why he and the woman and a jury of five men within the next 90 days and that will be shed for prosecutors to see on what grounds can launch her appeal – that is unlikely to be heard until next year.
The process is very different with the panel of judges in Rome will be in the documentation of the case and decide whether there was any error in the application of the law and whether the case should be reopened – and if so, will be heard in Florence.
But Knox is not required to attend any potential new trial despite the fact that Italy could, in theory, seek her extradition is considered unlikely that the U.S. would deliver.
Mr Mignini also suggested that the appeal should have stopped at the beginning by a comment made by the assistant judge Massimo Zanetti – had told the court at the start of the trial: “All I know is that Meredith Kercher was killed. ”
Mr Mignini said: “The judge should have thrown her assistant for the ears and said ‘hey, do not do that” in my opinion, shows that it was unfair at the time that should not have taken part in the appeal – this . It is a very serious mistake. Do not tell me these things.
“Then another thing that worries us is that we saw the experts speak twice with defense lawyers -. That is not right That’s why we were so hostile towards us in the trial – should have been impartial, but were hostile to the prosecution. ”
Knox and Sollecito win appeal also raises issues surrounding the conviction of the Ivory Coast drifter Rudy Guede, 24, was found guilty of murdering and sexually assaulting Meredith and initially sentenced to 30 years was reduced to 16 in appeal.
In her sentencing document the judges ruled he had committed the murder “with others” – which means that if Knox and Sollecito are not then who was and will police reopen the investigation to find the guilty than others .
Mr Dalla Vedova, said: “There was another set of unidentified fingerprints room murder, no DNA from the accused and persecuted when the true culprits are possibly left by fingerprints, the police and Prosecutors now have to decide what. do. “
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