Amanda Knox prosecutor wins his own appeal

Amanda Knox prosecutor wins his own appeal

Credit: KING

Italian prosecutor Giuliano Mignini.

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by KING5.com

KING5.com

Posted on November 22, 2011 at 1:49 PM

Updated Tuesday, Nov 22 at 1:52 PM

Amanda Knox won her appeal last month, and now so has the prosecutor who alleged that she and Raffaele Sollecito played a role in the 2007 murder of Meredith Kercher.

In Jan. 2010, Giuliano Mignini was found guilty by a court in Florence for abusing his powers during an investigation into an unsolved serial murder case that goes back to the 1970s and 1980s. A judge ruled Mignini crossed the line when he wire-tapped police and journalists in his zeal to find the killer after the case was re-opened.

During the prosecution of Knox and Sollecito, the serial murder case was cited by the defense as evidence of Mignini's inability to play fair. Knox's defense team alleged that her rights were violated during police interogation in the days after Kercher's body was found,

But on Monday, an Italian appelate court decided that Mignini's case was heard by the wrong panel. The previous ruling against Mignini was discharged, with the court saying the case should have instead been heard by a panel in Turin.

At this point, the Turin court has not scheduled a hearing on the case against Mignini.

(Special thanks to Giulia Alagna for alerting us to the Mignini ruling.)

KING 5's Linda Byron contributing.

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