Wednesday, January 29, 2014

Amanda Knox; Here we go again! Verdict expected tomorrow. (Thursday January 30); It's the fourth verdict she and her co-accused have had to face in six years, reports Agence France Presse.

STORY: "Amanda Knox retrial verdict looms," published by AFP on January 29, 2014;

GIST: "American Amanda Knox and her Italian former boyfriend face their fourth verdict in six years for the murder and sexual assault of a British student who was brutally killed in Italy's city of Perugia in 2007.........The verdict is expected on Thursday. It is not clear how presiding judge Alessandro Nencini will rule. Usually, Italy's court rules on points of law only, but in this instance it will foray into the merits of the case - even though the details have changed little. The supreme court has revived the idea that Kercher - whose partially naked body was found in a pool of blood in the house she shared with Knox - died during a botched sex game with Knox and Sollecito. Witness testimonies which cast doubt onto the pair's innocence were valid, the court insisted. Its verdict will be the culmination of a process the supreme court began last year, when it overturned the 2011 acquittals on the grounds the appeal judge displayed "a rare mix of violation of the law and illogicality" and that the approach taken to DNA evidence and witnesses was flawed. Whatever the outcome, an appeal by either side will send the case back before the supreme court again before the verdict is considered final. Experts say it is unlikely that Knox could ever be extradited even if she is definitively convicted. But she has said she fears "becoming a fugitive"."

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