After reading The Monster of Florence by Douglas Preston and Mario Spezi (reviewed here), it seemed indisputable that Amanda Knox was almost as much a victim as poor Meredith Kercher. The Italian criminal prosecution service, never one of Italy’s finest institutions, seemed to have proved it could fall to even greater depths of incompetence. It is therefore somewhat of a relief, as the Guardian reports here, that the highest Italian Supreme Court has acquitted Knox and her boyfriend.
It’s good to report a happy ending, albeit after a long and painful struggle for justice. This is especially troubling given what the court admitted – and has been the case from the start – namely that there was no evidence against the pair. Such evidence as there was, pointed elsewhere.
It would be good, if there were lessons learned by the relevant Italian authorities. Somehow, I doubt it.