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The presumption of innocence

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The presumption of innocence is the principle that a defendant is considered innocent until proven guilty. The burden of proof is on the prosecution, which has to collect and present evidence that establishes guilt beyond a reasonable doubt. 842 more words

Review: Angel Face: The True Story of Student Killer Amanda Knox by Barbie Latza Nadeau

Since I read another book on this case, I knew a lot of what to expect in regards to the trial of Amanda Knox. However, as I sometimes do, I read through the first dozen or so reviews on Goodreads and was intrigued to find if this book was truly as biased as some readers claim. 574 more words


The double tragedy of the Kercher family

This has been a tough article to write. There was a murder that need not have happened. The police may have been at fault. They had the chance to keep the culprit in custody for other crimes, before he killed. 2,105 more words

Favorite Crime Series: Amanda Knox

The case of Amanda Knox in Italy is perhaps one of my favorite cases. It was the second case I began to follow closely (the first was the D.C. 740 more words

Amanda Knox

After the dust has settled

The acquittal of Amanda Knox and Raffaele Sollecito last Friday surprised everyone. The Supreme Court’s decision respected the facts of the case but most observers had become so jaundiced with the workings of Italian justice that few expected such an outcome. 785 more words

Legal Musings Special: The Labyrinthine Mess of Amanda Knox and Raffaele Sollecito's (Re)Acquittal

I don’t get it. I have read and re-read dozens of reports surrounding the case of Meredith Kercher’s brutal murder, and I just don’t get it. 1,302 more words


Amanda Knox's Ex-Boyfriend: We're Still Friends

ROME (AP) — Amanda Knox’s former Italian boyfriend said Monday he needs to heal wounds inside his heart and soul, now that he and the American have been definitively acquitted of her British roommate’s 2007 murder in the Italian town where all three were then students. 292 more words