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Amanda Knox trial prosecution slammed

By AP Reporter

Italy's top criminal court has slammed prosecutors for presenting a flawed and hastily constructed case against American Amanda Knox and her former Italian boyfriend.

The Court of Cassation said it threw out their convictions for the 2007 murder of her British room-mate in part because there was no proof they were at the crime scene.

The court issued its formal written explanation, as required by Italian law, for its March ruling vindicating the pair once and for all in the murder of Meredith Kercher, in the apartment the two women shared in Perugia, Italy.

Criticising the quality of the prosecution's case, the court cited "blameworthy omissions of investigative activity".

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