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Dalla Vedova and Dante

This image released by NBC shows Amanda Knox during an interview on the
This image released by NBC shows Amanda Knox during an interview on the "Today" show, Friday, Sept. 20, 2013 in New York. Knox defended her decision not to return to Italy for a new appeals trial over the 2007 killing of her British roommate, even as she acknowledged that "everything is at stake," insisting she is innocent. In March, Italy's supreme court ordered a new trial for Knox and her former Italian boyfriend. An appeals court in 2011 had acquitted both, overturning convictions by a lower court. Italian law cannot compel Knox to return for the new legal proceeding. (Peter Kramer / Nbc)

As a jury deliberates, Amanda Knox awaits what theater will come from Florence. Her attorney, Carlo Dalla Vedova, cited ancient Florentine writer Dante Alighieri’s Divine Comedy when commenting about the Italian police who arrested Amanda. Police did not follow procedure and lied to her - betraying the law they were sworn to uphold as well as Amanda’s trust. Dante placed those who betrayed trust in the lower circle of hell.  

If Amanda and her former boyfriend, Raffaele Sollecito, are again found guilty in the new appellate court, the case will continue on to the Italian Supreme Court.

I am not certain Dante has a level of hell for wrongly convicted American women, but Amanda knows where it is – she lived there for four years.

UPDATE:Jury decides guilty..

(S-R archive photo: Amanda Knox)

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