Amanda Knox has had her conviction for the murder of British student Meredith Kercher overturned, but for the family, the fight to find her killer still goes on.At a press conference today, Meredith’s brother Kyle said “”It feels very much like back to square one. The search goes on to find out what really happened.”
The family admitted they were disappointed with the verdict.
“Until the truth comes out, we can’t forgive anyone because no-one’s even admitted to it knowing there was someone out there who was responsible,” Meredith’s sister Stephanie said.
While Knox may face one more attempt from the Italian prosecutors, its likely they may have difficulty extraditing her from the United States, where she is legally entitled to return to (and most reports suggest she is on her way right now).
Whatever people feel about the case, it’s is likely to bring renewed scrutiny on the Italian judicial system from all sides. The BBC argues that the country has one of the most lenient appeal systems in the world, which asks defendants only to fight the weakest evidence — because of this, the BBC argues, Italy has one of the lowest prison populations in the World because of this.
The Guardian goes further, to suggest that the entire legal system in Italy has a habit of providing no answers:
It’s always been that way. There’s barely one iconic crime from the post-war years that has persuaded the country that, yes, justice has been done: the murder of Pier Paolo Pasolini, the Ustica crash, the Bologna railway station bombing, the Piazza Fontana atrocity, the Monster of Florence murders, the murder of Luigi Calabresi, the “caso Cogne” … none has ever been satisfactorily, convincingly resolved. Instead the country seems to split into innocentisti and colpevolisti (those who believe in the innocence or guilt of the accused) and the heated debates continue for decades.
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