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Response to greenjar_01 (Reply #27)

Sun Jan 19, 2020, 03:39 PM

44. This is indeed unfortunate.

With respect to the Kercher family, it's also not unexpected. It's not unusual for a victim and/or the victim's family to continue to believe the person originally convicted of the crime is guilty long after that person is exonerated. Even when the exoneration comes with scientific certainty (e.g. DNA evidence conclusively proves the biological evidence is not from the exoneree). There are all kinds of reasons for this.

After the exoneration of Michael Morton for the murder of his wife in Texas, his wife's family remained frosty toward him. Someone involved in the case said something to the effect that one cannot just drop a hatred as strong as that.

The Kercher family suffered horrifically in three ways. First, their loved one was taken at far-too-young an age, and taken in the most violent way imaginable. Second, law enforcement on the scene bungled the investigation, and the forensic technicians and prosecutors compounded their bungling with bungling of their own. (Video of the on-scene investigation shown at the second trial, but not at the first, actually drew laughter from the spectators - it was that badly bungled.) Third, all of this was played out through a tabloid media that stooped below even their own well-earned reputation for lacking journalistic integrity. I can't imagine a worse convergence of misfortune, and because of how this was all handled by people the Kercher family trusted, they will probably never get peace. My heart really does go out to them.

As for others who think Knox and Sollecito were involved - people believe all kinds of things. They believe 9-11 was an inside job. They believe there really were WMDs in Iraq just before the invasion. They believe vaccines cause autism, chemtrails are a thing, climate change and evolution are Marxist plots to mislead the people, and Trump can read and write.

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