Thursday, April 15, 2010

Prosecutors Manuela Comodi and Giuliano Mignini Plan to Appeal the Sentences of Raffaele Sollecito and Amanda Knox

There should be a lot of news this coming week as Amanda Knox's appeal is due on Tuesday. Expect in the next week to hear more about what each party plans to argue on appeal as well as possible new evidence that wasn't heard in court. I will also be posting more specifics on the charges against Mignini sometime within the next week which should create a clearer understanding over what he was convicted for and why.

From Perugia-Shock:
We'll hardly appeal the sentence, prosecutors Giuliano Mignini and Manuela Comodi said after the conviction of Amanda Knox and Raffaele Sollecito. But then the motivations Giancarlo Massei released didn't really make them happy. Massei was too kind.
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From Ann Wise and Nikki Battiste of ABC:

The Italian prosecutors who sent American college student Amanda Knox to prison for 26 years filed an appeal of the case today, asking the court for a tougher sentence.
The appeal came just days before Knox's lawyers are expected to file their own appeal of her conviction for murdering British roommate Meredith Kercher in 2007.
The prosecution did not specify the sentence it wants imposed on Knox, but by arguing that the court should have considered an aggravating circumstance in handing out Knox's punishment, a life sentence would be almost automatic.
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