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Old 02-27-2012, 08:42 PM
 
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I didn't follow the case from the beginning and from what I read of it, I don't see an airtight or even probable case against her. Now I also understand there was a PR campaign, so that may be what the PR people want me to believe. I've searched but have not found a solid article or series outlining how/why she did it or those outlining doubts about her guilt. Can anyone point me in the direction of a good source that she is guilty?
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Old 03-05-2012, 11:47 AM
 
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According to testimony at the first trial, both Amanda and Raffaele freaked out when the Postal Police arrived. The Postal Police were just returning Meredith's phones, which had been found nearby. Upon seeing the Postal Police, both Amanda and Raffaele hid in Amanda's room and made calls to their families. Amanda called her mother at 4am Seattle time for stated no purpose. Raffaele called his sister, a Caribinieri lawyer, asking her for advice about what he should do next.

Innocent people don't freak out when the police arrive to return lost cell phones. This was just the beginning of odd behavior. Read a translation of the original court transcripts and Amanda did more than enough to incriminate herself. There's so much circumstantial evidence pointing to Amanda's guilt that it's not even funny.
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Old 03-06-2012, 04:52 AM
 
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she was treated so badly, the poor dear. I think doing cartwheels and acting goofy in general was not in her favor. To me, she's guilty and so was the BF...but once coutrt decided she ws OK to go hoime....one can only accept that. I hope no one buys her book...
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Old 05-10-2013, 12:00 AM
 
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I didn't follow the case from the beginning and from what I read of it, I don't see an airtight or even probable case against her. Now I also understand there was a PR campaign, so that may be what the PR people want me to believe. I've searched but have not found a solid article or series outlining how/why she did it or those outlining doubts about her guilt. Can anyone point me in the direction of a good source that she is guilty?
There is none, the entire case was utter nonsense, a work of fiction by an obsessed prosecutor. This is one of the most appalling cases I have ever read about, and I read a lot of crimes and court cases, it's right up there with the West Memphis 3 in prosecutorial arrogance, and making up silly stories about satanism, and sex games and calling it evidence because real evidence doesn't exist, but they really want the person to be guilty. There were so many lies fed to the media, I see some of them repeated here on this thread, it's appalling.

The man who killed Meredith Kercher, whose DNA was found all over the crime scene is in jail, case should have been closed there. No DNA of Amanda or Raphael was in the crime scene, there is simply no evidence against them. There are only two pieces of evidence used in her trial, and both were completely discounted for very good reason by Italian specialists, that's why they were properly acquitted.

Her only crime is lying about her boss, but that was a lie fed to her by the police, fed to a 20 year old being interrogated by foreign police without sleep or food for over 24 hours, and they were speaking a language she was only just learning. She fully recanted the story about her boss after a break from interrogation. She admits to that lie and, and has served plenty of time for it. No intelligent person who looks deeply at the evidence in this case believes she or Raphael Solicito had anything to do with the murder.

The whole thing is based on superstition and lies, that is something I find intolerable, in 2013 no one should be sent to jail based on silly stories made up by a prosecutor.
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Old 05-10-2013, 06:32 AM
 
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What I objected to was that I could find no one objective source in this country for information on the case. All the sources that presented all evidence without bias seemed to be from other countries. There was a steady drumbeat in this country, pushing her innocence. Americans were evidently not trusted to make up their own minds based on evidence. This naturally makes people suspect that there's more to the story that's being hidden.
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Old 05-10-2013, 08:21 AM
 
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I lived in Europe when the case and trial happened, and I got most of my news from the BBC and the Guardian, not from US sources...and I still think she's innocent and that Rudy Guede acted alone. Amanda had only been in Italy for around 6 weeks, she barely knew Raffael and barely spoke Italian. I simply don't believe that two psychopaths found each other right away and agreed to kill her flatmate for kicks without even attempting to hide the body. It doesn't make sense. A lot of her behavior after the murder was embellished by the media (example, there's a photo of her kissing her boyfriend on the lips but the press reported they were "making out"). Also, people react differently when they're in shock. Vulnerable people get railroaded in police interrogations even in the US, and Amanda was interrogated in a country where she knew next to nothing about the justice system or the language.

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Old 05-10-2013, 08:42 AM
 
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I lived in Europe when the case and trial happened, and I got most of my news from the BBC and the Guardian, not from US sources...and I still think she's innocent and that Rudy Guede acted alone. Amanda had only been in Italy for around 6 weeks, she barely knew Raffael and barely spoke Italian. I simply don't believe that two psychotics found each other right away and agreed to kill her flatmate for kicks without even attempting to hide the body. It doesn't make sense. A lot of her behavior after the murder was embellished by the media (example, there's a photo of her kissing her boyfriend on the lips but the press reported they were "making out"). Also, people react differently when they're in shock. Vulnerable people get railroaded in police interrogations even in the US, and Amanda was interrogated in a country where she knew next to nothing about the justice system or the language.
My point in the prior post was not discussing her guilt or innocence, but the seeming bias of the American press that made people question why they were being manipulated and perhaps this moved many to consider the opposite viewpoint more closely.

There was not a lot of initial sympathy for an American kid who was privileged to go to a foriegn country to study and then get involved with questionable characters and this mess.
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Old 05-10-2013, 08:53 PM
 
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I agree with the two of you. Somehow, when the murder victim is in another country and a different nationality, the press and public in the US seem much more forgiving and less discerning. [b] She just looks terribly suspicious to me [\b] and her family mustered all the US press on her side, as well as trying to influence our government to intercede. I hate to feel 'snowed' by public and media pressure. I hate having what feels like a selective rendering of the facts.
Tell us about this evidence that is not being aired in the US. What are those so called facts that are being selectively ignored? Please don't tell me it's the split or the infamous kiss

"looking terribly suspicious" is not evidence. If courts around the world start judging people like that, you will have a lot people abusing their power and sending innocent victims to jail.

Do I think her bevahior is strange?. Sure I do, but that doesn't prove guilt. Guilt needs to be proven not "felt" Even if she is a psychopath who didn't care if her roommate died, it doesn't mean she must have killed her.
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Old 05-11-2013, 01:32 AM
 
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Knox says she will return to Italy if her lawyers feel that it is necessary to go. The U.S. will be expected to extradite her as per the extradition treaty signed by Ronald Reagan in the 1980s.

I don't think I would want to return to Italy at all.
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Old 05-11-2013, 05:10 AM
 
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All of the evidence points to Amanda's innocence.

The way this trial was conducted reminds me of the Salem witch trials...... pathetic.

If I was Amanda, I would not go back to Italy unless I was forced to.

And I hope she makes tons of money from her book.....she has more than earned it after what she was put through.
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