June 19, 2013 -
It seems Italy has not had enough of the Amanda Knox case. At least the Italian Supreme Court wants to keep the show going anyway, and came out with their reasoning as to why they think Amanda Knox should be retried. Yesterday the court released their report on why Knox' innocent verdict was thrown out.
After reading some of the details, an old expression came to mind: "Why do some people behave as if stupidity were a virtue." One of the most off the wall statements in the report was that the court seemed to have faith in the old motive of the 'sex game gone wrong' theory. A theory with no supporting evidence, and one that even the prosecutors at the original trial gave up on. Another beauty in the reasoning report was the supreme court felt that the park bum witness testimony was of value, and that the court that freed Knox did not take it into consideration, and stated- that he should not be overlooked just because he was homeless. I remember this bum's testimony during the appeal, and being homeless was not why his testimony was considered unreliable. He admitted that he was a hard drug user and that he was in fact under the influence of drugs the night in question. And as to the night in question, he did not remember which night it was because he said the buses were running, and in fact the murder was the next day when no buses were running. And the report goes on for some 74 pages.
The reasons for overturning the Amanda Knox verdict of innocent by the Italian Supreme Court is to say the least- strange. Although I would love to use more colorful language to describe it. Just when the Italian courts got it right, now they want to do it again. Which makes me think of another old expression: "If it isn't broke, don't try to fix it".
For those of you not completely up on this case, feel free to go through the information contained in this blog. For an inside look at this case, read Amanda Knox' book "Waiting To Be Heard- A Memoir".
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