Sunday, April 13, 2008

Ink Blotter - Meredith Kercher Murder

Ink Blotter

This afternoon, WCI will host a discussion between two of our contributors on the Perugia, Italy murder case featured last night on 48 Hours Mystery. Police theorize that British college student Meredith Kercher was murdered by her American roommate Amanda Knox (pictured center), Amanda's Italian boyfriend (below right), and another man (below left) whose fingerprints were found on the victim's purse. But Italian authorities' theories have evolved as evidence has disproved earlier assumptions. (The first being that Kercher was stabbed to death during a bloody, orgiastic frenzy after refusing to participate in group sex.) Is honor student Amanda Knox the "Dark Angel" she has been portrayed as in the media? Or has this young woman been the victim of an over-zealous prosecution and the media? In our live chat this afternoon, we will ask Sex-crimes Prosecutor Robin Sax and Defense Attorney Katherine Scardino to analyze the case and offer their opinions on key legal issues: coerced confessions, police mishandling of the investigation, DNA evidence and more. You can read background on the case and view film clips from 48 Hours correspondent Peter Van Sant here and here. Watch the discussion unfold in real time at 4:00 EDT today in the Ink Blotter box below. Your participation is welcome!

2 comments:

Harry said...

There are two excellent pro-evidence, pro-victim websites about the case.

True Justice For Meredith Kercher:

http://truejustice.org/ee/index.php

Perugia Murder File:

http://perugiamurderfile.freeforums.org/index.php

FugitaGuy said...

Here reporters blog about the evidence, documents and eyewitness accounts in the Meredith Kercher case

Perugia Shock
http://perugia-shock.blogspot.com

Seattle Post-Intelligencer
http://blog.seattlepi.nwsource.com/dempsey

Here are translations of Italian stories into English
Damiano33’s Weblog
http://damiano33.wordpress.com