Tuesday, December 14, 2010

italian justice system

I just got finished reading The Monster of Florence by Preston and Spezi.  This nonfiction book chronicles the murders of 7 couples in Florence, Italy during the 70s and 80s.    These kinds of books (a whodunit by nonauthorities) are always a little disappointing because they don't offer a true resolution.  Although this one did not either, it was fascinating but in a frightening way.  Basically, the local justice system was on a witch hunt and accused everyone of these murders with false evidence, trumped-up charges, etc.  The reall killer is still loose despite evidence pointing to the one individual who could actually get his hand on the murder weapon. 

The most disturbing fact is the tie-in with the Amanda Knox case.  I have always been interested in this case and it struck me as odd that these two are connected.  Unfortunately, the same prosecutor worked both of these and, it seems, once again he has gone on a witch hunt. 

Wow, just wow...

If you any interest in this material or have followed Amanda's trial, I urge you to read this book.

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