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How a Grad Student Scooped Amanda Knox Trial Journalist Andrea Vogt

Those who closely follow the Amanda Knox trial will most likely read an article by Andrea Vogt, a freelancer who frequently writes for Seattlepi.com, which contains information about the U.S. State Department and their monitoring of Knox’s trial. This article is written as if it some sort of revelation. She writes that these cables, “reveal that U.S. embassy officials in …

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Italian Magazine Sheds Light on the Free Falling Case Against Amanda Knox and Raffaele Sollecito

In late 2007, after the death of Meredith Kercher, the media and Italian police told us there was a mountain of evidence proving Amanda Knox and Raffaele Sollecito were the murderers. Bold claims about a “Double DNA” knife that had been cleaned with bleach in an attempt to destroy evidence, a DNA laden bra clasp, an eyewitness account putting Amanda …

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Journalists Owe Amanda Knox & Raffaele Sollecito an Apology

As the appeal trial for Amanda Knox and Raffaele Sollecito slowly grinds forward in Perugia, Italy, it is becoming clear to many that Amanda and Raffaele are innocent. Both currently stand convicted of murdering Meredith Kercher in 2007 and are serving 26 and 25 years respectively. The latest appeal hearing put Antonio Curatolo under the spotlight. For those who do …

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Head of Rome Police in Amanda Knox Case: "I knew she was guilty because she ate pizza"

Bad police techniques and incompetent witnesses were the topic of discussion Monday night as Seattle University hosted a panel on making the case for the innocence of Amanda Knox and Raffaele Sollecito. One of the guest speakers, Paul Ciolinio, is a well-known private investigator, based in Chicago, who works frequently with CBS’s well known show 48 Hours.  In late 2007, …

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Amanda Knox: Traveler's Advisory

Note: As this article is going to press, two important developments in the appeal of Amanda Knox’s wrongful conviction in Perugia, Italy, have just taken place. A group of Italian legislators led by Rocco Girlanda has filed a petition with the President of Italy and the Italian justice ministry requesting an investigation of the conduct of the Perugian prosecutor, Giuliano …

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Failure to Protect Amanda Knox' Rights Decried in Letter to President Obama

The Friends of Amanda Knox have written to President Barack Obama expressing their concern about the failure of consular officials to protect the rights of American citizen, Amanda Knox, convicted in Perugia, Italy, of murdering her British roommate and sentenced to 26 years in prison. The letter sent to Obama on May 16, 2011 indicates seven areas in which Italian or …

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