Internet mistakenly convicts Knox of murder

Internet mistakenly convicts Knox of murder

Internet mistakenly convicts Knox of murder

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by KING 5 News

KING5.com

Posted on October 3, 2011 at 2:58 PM

A handful of media outlets wrongly reported Amanda Knox was convicted of murder Monday afternoon, including Britain's Daily Mail.

The headline on the Daily Mail read, "Guilty: Amanda Knox collapses in tears as appeal against murder conviction is rejected."

An Italian journalist in Perugia spoke with KING 5's Linda Byron about the mistake, saying there was a mix-up over the list of charges, that was further complicated by the Internet. When the judge read Knox was only convicted of "charge F," many people incorrectly assumed that was the murder charge and tweeted or texted the wrong information out.

A slander charge was upheld, convicting Knox of wrongfully accusing another man of murdering her roommate, Meredith Kercher, in 2007. Knox was sentenced to time already served in prison.

Knox was immediately freed from jail in Perugia. She is expected to return to Seattle.

 

 

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