Category Archives: Appeals

Knox Book: ‘to set the record straight’

The American woman accused of murdering British student Meredith Kercher in Italy said she acted “like a lost, pathetic child” during the investigation and wants to “set the record straight”, it was reported. Amanda Knox also claimed was sexually harassed by prisonguards and considered suicide, according to the New York Times. Writing in her memoir Waiting… Continue Reading

Terror appeals allowed

Three members of an al Qaida-inspired terror group that plotted to bomb the London Stock Exchange and build a terrorist training camp had their indeterminate sentences quashed by the Court of Appeal today. Three judges in London instead imposed “determinate” custodial sentences of 17 years and eight months in the case of one of the… Continue Reading

Knox anxiously awaits appeal decision

Amanda Knox is “very anxious” as Italy’s top criminal court hears arguments from prosecutors appealing over her acquittal of the murder of her roommate, a lawyer said today. Luciano Ghirga said he spoke to Knox by phone. The Court of Cassation is considering prosecutors’ contentions that the 2011 acquittals of American Knox and her Italian… Continue Reading


Barry George, who spent eight years in prison after being wrongly convicted of the murder of TV presenter Jill Dando in Fulham, west London, has lost his High Court bid for compensation as a victim of a “miscarriage of justice”. Two judges rejected his claim that the Justice Secretary unfairly and unlawfully decided he was “not… Continue Reading