They were given lighter convictions and sentences due to evidentiary problems that emerged during the legal proceedings.
Knox will be back in court on March 12 and 26 and on April 16 to hear testimony in the first evidentiary hearings of her appeal.
The evidentiary rules for conviction were nearly impossible to meet.
The 15-minute, heavily-guarded hearing set the stage for an evidentiary hearing scheduled for Nov. 9.
Nencini decided that the appellate court that set Knox free erred in evidentiary and legal matters.
Indictments are accusatory instruments that have no evidentiary weight at all.
“We have a detailed audit system that tracks the life cycle of an evidentiary item for record-keeping purposes,” she said.
To call this claim “speculative” radically overstates its evidentiary foundation.
They could have directed Judge Espinoza to have an evidentiary hearing, but they just suggested it.
Please, Mr. Oswald—when you say she started relating this incident, it doesn't help us any, it is not evidentiary.