Front Matter (pp.1-2)
A list of the parties and charges, and the decision reached by the Court.
Held in Fact (pp.3-4)
A brief summary of the crime and the legal proceedings to date, followed (in sections 1.1-3.2 below) by a more detailed summary of the legal decisions and appeals.
[1.1 Ruling of the First Court (pp. 4-10)]
[1.2 Ruling of the Second Court (pp. 10-17)]
[2.1 Prosecution Appeal Against the Second Court’s Ruling (pp. 17-27)]
[2.2 Civil Parties’ Appeal Against the Second Court’s Ruling (pp. 27-29)]
[2.3 Amanda Knox’s Appeal Against the Calunnia Conviction (pp. 29-30)]
[3.1 Rebuttal Arguments From Knox’s Defense (pp. 30-33)]
[3.2 Rebuttal Arguments From Sollecito’s Defense (pp. 33-38)]
Considered in Law (pp.38-39)
A brief summary of the various legal decisions reached by the Supreme Court (acceptance of the prosecution appeal and rejection of Amanda Knox’s appeal).
1. Preface on the Limits of This Court’s Jurisdiction (pp. 39-41)
Why the Supreme Court is only able to address issues of law, rather than questioning the appeal court’s assessment of the evidence itself. In theory.
2. Conviction of KNOX for the Crime of Calumny (pp. 41-45)
Why Amanda Knox’s appeal was rejected and why (so the Supreme Court believes) more attention should have been paid to the intent driving the slanderous words.
3. The Staged Burglary (pp. 45-49)
Why the appeal court should have agreed with the Massei court that the break-in was staged.
4. The CURATOLO Testimony (pp. 49-51)
Why testimony from the tramp should not have been rejected, because it was supported by the arrival of “extra-terrestrials” (the Forensic Police) in Via della Pergola a day later.
5. The QUINTAVALLE Testimony (pp. 51-52)
Why the shopkeeper Quintavalle’s evolving testimony should not have been a barrier to considering the sighting of Knox in his shop credible.
6. Insufficient Importance Accorded to Knox’s Note (pp. 52-53)
Why the note Amanda Knox wrote after her interrogation should have been considered more important.
7. Insufficient Importance Accorded to the Contents of the Definitive Ruling Issued Against Rudy Guede (pp.54-55)
Why the appeal court should have given more weight to Guede’s definitive conviction, particularly its acceptance that the break-in was staged and not attributable to Guede.
8. The Assessment of Statements Made by Rudy Guede in the Appeal Trial (pp. 55-57)
Why the appeal court should not have assigned any value to Guede’s statement that Amanda Knox had nothing to do with the murder.
9. Denial of the Motion to Call Luciano AVIELLO (pp. 58-60)
Why the prisoner Luciano Aviello should have been called to testify for a third time.
10. Second-Level Revision of the Time of Death (pp. 60-63)
Why the court should have valued ear witness evidence over strange activity on Meredith’s phone in determining time of death.
11. Procedural Rulings Ordering New Expert Review of Genetic Evidence and Denying New Review of the New Sample Trace (pp. 63-66)
Why the new DNA trace 36I found on the kitchen knife, which the Supreme Court defined as “decisive”, should have been tested.
12. Genetic Evidence (pp. 66-69)
Why the defence needed to identify the precise way in which DNA contamination occurred if they were to successfully claim it.
13. Analysis of Prints and Other Traces (pp. 70-)
Why the Supreme Court believes the lower court’s assessment of the luminol-revealed footprints in the corridor and Amanda Knox’s DNA in the bathroom was incorrect.
14. Knox’s Statements (pp. 71-73)
Why Amanda Knox’s statements in the aftermath of the crime should have been given more weight.
[15. Conclusion (pp. 73-74)]
The Supreme Court calls for an “osmotic” assessment of the evidence by the next court.