Given the fact that Amanda spent four years of her life in jail, this is VERY disturbing news.
As a reminder, Amanda Knox and Raffaele Sollecito served four years in an Italian prison after being sentenced for the murder of Amanda's roommate Meredith Kercher.
Yesterday, an Italian appeals court released an explanation of why Amanda and Raffaele's murder convictions were overturned…and it's because there was never "any reliable evidence" linking the two to Meredith's murder. Wow.
The report released by Judge Claudio Pratillo Hellman states that Amanda's roommate was "killed by a 'lone assassin.'"
Here's more about the original verdict from the judge's newly released report:
…Was not corroborated by any objective element of evidence and in itself was not, in fact probable: the sudden choice of two young people, good and open to other people, to do evil for evil's sake, just like that, without another reason. It is not, therefore, sufficient that the probability of the prosecutors' hypothesis is greater than the hypothesis of the defense, not even when they are notably greater in number, but it is necessary that every explanation that differs from the prosecutors' hypothesis is, according to the criteria of reasonability, not at all plausible.
Words cannot properly express how disturbing and upsetting this is. We can only hope that Amanda and Raffaele will stay strong, and do their best to keep a positive attitude as they move forward with their lives and never look back.
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