Amanda Knox is in the news again, and it looks like she has a chance to walk free after being convicted of murdering her roommate, Meredith Kercher in 2009. The American student has been in Italy, behind bars, since the 2007 murder of the woman who was bunking with her and others. It's been a long few years for Amanda Knox, and she's professed her innocence since day one; but is she being honest?
Sources reveal that she has a chance to appeal her conviction and has a high chance of winning that appeal. This is due to the revelation that forensics testing and other investigative tactics used were faulty and not done responsibly. The judge overseeing this case has already declined the prosecution's request for new DNA testing of the evidence. It appears that the judge is done with this case and just wants to move on.
This is a piece of good news for Amanda and her family, who feel that she will walk free after spending the past few years in an Italian prison; But nobody is bringing up the lack of justice being served for Meredith Kercher, who was sexually assaulted and mutilated in their apartment. Naturally enough, evidence was produced in the first place to cast suspicion on Amanda Knox and her boyfriend, who is currently in prison on the same murder conviction. The whole case is reminiscent of the Casey Anthony trial. Tot Mom was found not guilty of murdering her daughter, yet there was enough evidence showing that she was at least connected in some way to the death of her daughter. This case is the same. Amanda Knox knows what happened that night, and if she walks free; she's going to be under a lot of scrutiny by the court of public opinion.
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