In a ruling read to a tension-filled courtroom, an Italian jury on Monday cleared Amanda Knox of murder and other charges, nearly four years after she was arrested on suspicion of having killed her roommate in this picturesque Italian university town.
There was an audible gasp in the courtroom as the verdict was read, then an eruption of emotion, prompting the judge to call for silence. Knox herself was nearly hysterical, according to CNN’s Matthew Chance, and had to be assisted out of the courtroom by two people.
I’ve been casually following the case and I my opinion was been expressed by Bill James: nothing will restore your confidence in the American system of criminal justice than watching that of another country. This seemed a case built more on sensation and innuendo than evidence.
But I’m interested in your opinions. Murderess or victim?