Four years ago, no one had heard of Amanda Knox. But after the brutal rape and murder of British student Meredith Kercher in 2007, the then 20 year old found herself at the centre of a global scandal, and facing life imprisonment in Italy.
But two years after her conviction and sentence to serve 26 years in prison, the shocking news that she and ex-boyfriend Raffaele Sollecito have been found innocent is ringing in the ears of those around the world. The DNA taken from Kercher’s body and clothing at the time has now been deemed as insufficient for convicting the pair: a terrifying revelation if it is true, and perhaps even worse if this inconclusive evidence has somehow wrongfully convinced a jury of their innocence. Either two people who had done no wrong have spent the last four years of their lives in a prison cell, or the guilty are walking away scot-free from a heinous crime. Continue reading