The verdict in the Amanda Knox case was a major embarrassment for the prosecutors and police, and observers say it is no surprise they plan to launch another appeal.
The major blow for them came when independent forensic experts appointed by the court torpedoed the scientific evidence used at the original trial.
Prosecutor Giuliano Mignini said: “It was a trial with unacceptable media pressure. And unfortunately the verdict was practically already announced, which is not normal.
But a reporter asked him: “Do you think there were errors on the part of the police?”
Mignini replied: “In my opinion, there were errors on the part of the court experts and the appeal judges.”
Another prosecutor, Manuela Comodi said: “There isn’t a single fact, no witness, no traces, nothing that implies another person was at the crime scene. There is nothing, except the three of them. If there was another person, that person was very, very clever.”
Many critics of the police, however, say they were too obsessed by their belief in a drug-fueled sex game gone wrong. Some say it is more likely the man still in jail for the crime simply acted alone.