Amanda Knox Case Update: Investigation Criticized For 'Glaring Errors,' 'Stunning Weaknesses' By Italy's Top Court
The Amanda Knox story might have finally found closure, with new revelations of egregious mistakes in the handling of the case.
The highest court in Italy has just published its 52-page explication reasoning their decision to aquit Knox and her former boyfriend Raffaele Sollecito in the case of the heinous 2007 murder of her roommate Meredith Kercher. It's been a harrowing and tortuous journey for Knox and this detailed document by the court is a testament of the careless investigation and trial that wrongly incriminated her.
"The trial had oscillations which were the result of stunning flaws, or amnesia, in the investigation and omissions in the investigative activity," the judges wrote.
Here's another excerpt from what the judges wrote as sourced by The Guardian:
"The international spotlight on the case in fact resulted in the investigation undergoing a sudden acceleration, that, in the frantic search for one or more guilty parties to consign to international public opinion, certainly didn't help the search for substantial truth."
Knox also took to her website to express her gratitude to the courts that have not only overturned the decision that implicated her but have also made public their declaration of the deeply flawed case against her.
"I am deeply grateful that the Italian Supreme Court has filed its opinion and forcefully declared my innocence," wrote Knox. "I will now begin the rest of my life with one of my goals being to help others who have been wrongfully accused."
Watch a video report about Knox by The Guardian: