Wednesday, January 29, 2014

Amanda Knox: She has approved release of a new book just hours before the verdict due in her retrial; 80-page volume goes into minute detail regarding the criminology, forensic science, crime scene analysis and legal procedure. Compiler Tom Wright says it would be a "gross injustice" if knox and her co-accused were found guilty - but adds that "the way the system has worked in the past, who knows?" The Mirror. (Must Read. HL);

STORY: "Amanda Knox approves release of new book hours before verdict due in retrial for murder of Meredith Kercher," by reporter Christopher Buckton, published by the Mirror on January 30, 2014;

SUB-HEADING:   The book claims there is no way the American could have killed British student Meredith Kercher;

GIST: "Desperate Amanda Knox has approved a book's release claiming there is no way she could have killed British student Meredith Kercher - just with hours before a verdict is due at her retrial. The publication, called The Forgotten Killer, was released on Tuesday and also has been sanctioned by her co-accused and former boyfriend Raffaele Sollecito’s family. It comes as a verdict in their retrial is expected later today. The book claims to be the first time the murder of foreign exchange student Meredith, 21, has been dissected by criminal experts, who have been 'looking at the case for several years to form an objective opinion", according to the book’s compiler Tom Wright, who is a very close friend of the Knox family and set up the website and support group . He enlisted the help of New York Times No 1 best selling author Douglas Preston to interview leading judicial and criminal figures to find out what really happened on that fateful night in Perugia, Italy, on 2 November 2007. A chapter is dedicated to each expert from the criminal, judicial and law enforcement world. These include John Douglas, who served as a special agent for the FBI for 25 years, and was the Bureau’s pioneer of behavioural profiling and criminal investigative analysis.........The 80-page book goes into minute detail regarding the criminology, forensic science, crime scene analysis, and legal procedure. Other authors in the book include Steve Moore, ex-FBI special agent, who worked on Al-Qaeda investigations and terror attacks, and family friend, retired judge Michael Heavey, who founded the organisation Judges for Justice, which champions the rights of people wrongly convicted. "It would be a gross injustice if they were found guilty," says Tom. "But the way the system has performed in the past, who knows?
"You would never have it in this country that a prosecutor can keep coming back to the courts, appealing and appealing. "I hope justice prevails.""

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