Buzzing around the Internet is this truly epic fail as covered by Malcolm Coles: the Daily Mail accidentally published their pre-written and ready to go ‘Amanda Knox is guilty’ story just minutes before the actual verdict came out. Here is the whole story, captured in a rather large image which you can feel free to read it its original glory [file hosted by MediaFire]:
Highlights include some comments from the ‘prosecutors’ who said they were:
were delighted with the verdict and said that ‘justice has been done’ although they said on a ‘human factor it was sad two young people would be spending years in jail’.
Descriptions of Amanda Knox leaving the guilty verdict:
Following the verdict Knox and Sollecito were taken out of court escorted by prison guards and into a waiting van which took her back to her cell at Capanne jail near Perugia and him to Terni jail, 60 miles away.
Along with news that:
Both will be put on a suicide watch for the next few days as psychological assessments are made on each of them but this is usual practice for long term prisoners.
With room for some irony:
The decision still leaves several questions unanswered and there are serious fears that justice has not been done as many observers believe the evidence is just not beyond all reasonable doubt.
The decision meant that the court rejected the experts opinion that DNA on the knife and bra should not have been considered as evidence in the trial and it also excepted several highly dubious witness testimonies as fact.
Anyway, you get the picture. Someone at Northcliffe house must be receiving an absolute bollocking tonight.