Tag Archive: Italy

Jul 08

Daniela Poggiali Acquitted Of Murdering Elderly Woman In Lugo, Italy

Daniela Poggiali outside the prison after her release from custody on July 7, 2017 (Schicchi)

Daniela Poggiali was acquitted on July 7, 2017 by an appeals court in Bologna, Italy of murdering an elderly woman in 2014. Sentenced to life in prison after her conviction in March 2016, Poggiali told reporters after her release from prison, “They painted me for what I am not, and now I’m taking my life …

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May 05

Stealing Food Out Of Necessity Not A Crime, Rules Italy’s Supreme Court

Italy’s Supreme Court of Cassation in Rome (wikimapia.org)

On May 2, 2016 Italy’s Supreme Court issued its landmark ruling that stealing a small amount of food out of necessity is not a crime. In 2011 Roman Ostriakov was a 31-year-old homeless Ukrainian immigrant living in Genoa, Italy. Ostriakov went into a supermarket and he only had enough money to buy some breadsticks, that …

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Dec 23

Love Trumps Law As Italy’s Supreme Court Annuls Sexual Abuse Conviction

Court of Appeals building in Catanzaro, Italy.

Italy’s Supreme Court has annulled the sexual abuse conviction of a 60-year-old man found in bed with an 11-year-old girl on the ground they had a “romantic relationship.” The man was identified by his initials P.L. The girl’s family was poor and lived in the southern Italian town of Catanzaro. P.L. worked with the Social …

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Jul 16

Edmond Arapi Awarded $27,878 For Wrongful Imprisonment After False Murder Conviction

Genoa, Italy is 1,032 miles from Leek, England (maps.google.com

Edmond Arapi, 31, has been awarded $27,8781 by an Italian court after he was jailed for a murder committed in Italy when he was more than 1,000 miles away in England. In October 26, 2004 Castillo Marcello was stabbed to death in Genoa, Italy. Albanian Edmond Arapi was implicated in the crime by a distant …

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Jan 31

Amanda Knox Owes Her Freedom To Italy’s Legal System

Amanda Knox Owes Her Freedom To Italy’s Legal System

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Oct 04

Amanda Knox And Raffaele Sollecito Acquitted Of Murder And Sexual Assault By Appeals Court

Amanda Knox And Raffaele Sollecito Acquitted Of Murder And Sexual Assault By Appeals Court

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Oct 18

Steve Moore Fired By Pepperdine University For Advocating Amanda Knox Is Innocent

Steve Moore Fired By Pepperdine University For Advocating Amanda Knox Is Innocent

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Sep 29

Judge Michael Heavey Admonished For Advocating Amanda Knox Is Innocent

Judge Michael Heavey Admonished For Advocating Amanda Knox Is Innocent

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