Harry Potter and the murder rap?
Quick quiz: These smiling, fresh-faced kids…
b) Were accepted to the leafy New England college of their choice.
c) Are going to the senior prom together.
d) Seem to really be enjoying their murder trial.
If you guessed the murder trial you win, although the reason for the smiles is a mystery to me.
The two, Amanda Knox and Raffaele Sollecito, have been on trial for several weeks, and some of these happy snaps were taken as recently as today. Whenever we get new photos from the court, I marvel again at the degree of levity.
I hate to sound like an old fart, but back in my day being tried for murder wasn’t NEARLY this much fun. It kind of makes me wish I was them. Oh well, maybe not.
Above: combo shots of Raffaele Sollecito and Amanda Knox.
Below: Jailed murder suspect Amanda Knox, of the U.S. is led by Italian penitentiary police to a trial session in Perugia, February 13, 2009. Knox and Raffaele Sollecito are on trial for the murder of British student Meredith Kercher in November, 2007.
REUTERS photos by Daniele La Monaca