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Italian prosecutor doubles down, seeks life sentence for Amanda Knox in murder appeal hearing
The Daily Caller ^ | 09/24/2011 | Stephen Robert Morse

Posted on 09/24/2011 12:53:43 PM PDT by martosko

The second day of closing arguments in the appeals trial of Amanda Knox and Raffaele Sollecito concluded with drama: Prosecutors asked that the pair, currently sentenced to 26 and 25 years, respectively, receive life sentences for the murder and sexual assault of British foreign exchange student Meredith Kercher.

They also asked the court to impose an additional sanction of six months in isolation for Amanda and two months for Raffaele.

Earlier on Saturday, prosecutors reviewed the case against Amanda and Raffaele, focusing on a supposed bloody footprint they claim Sollectio made. The evidence is in doubt, however, because the footprint is 7 centimeters (2.75 inches) too large for Sollecito's shoe size.

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TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Culture/Society; Foreign Affairs; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: amandaknox; appeal; italy; murder
Amanda Knox is, IMHO, quite possibly, the most innocent person railroaded in a foreign court during my lifetime. Disgusting.
1 posted on 09/24/2011 12:53:50 PM PDT by martosko
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To: martosko

The position of prosecutor is just another stepping stone in the political career of many corrupt politicians. That’s why innocent people get convicted.


2 posted on 09/24/2011 12:56:10 PM PDT by aimhigh
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To: martosko

She is so guilty it isn’t funny.


3 posted on 09/24/2011 12:57:53 PM PDT by Krankor
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To: martosko

How does one know guilty or not guilty?


4 posted on 09/24/2011 12:59:55 PM PDT by New Jersey Realist (Congress doesn't care a damn about "we the people")
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To: martosko

Yep. From what I have seen of this case it appears like a shoddy case against her.


5 posted on 09/24/2011 1:01:12 PM PDT by plain talk
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To: martosko

So Italy isn’t a modern nation with a real justice system but just another 3rd world craphole. Dare to appeal our verdict? We’ll double your sentence. Criticize our police? Try you for slander. We have no evidence? We’ll make some up.

Cross them off my list of places to visit. Boycott Italy and all Italian-made goods.


6 posted on 09/24/2011 1:03:51 PM PDT by beelzepug ("Blind obedience to arbitrary rules is a sign of mental illness")
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To: martosko

AMANDA KNOX: THE NEW MUMIA!
September 7, 2011

by Anne Coulter

“By now, the only people who believe Amanda Knox and Sollecito are the usual criminal apologists and their friends in the American media.

From Tawana Brawley, Mumia and the Central Park rapists, to the Duke lacrosse players and Karl Rove, liberals are always on the wrong side of a criminal case.

A few times could be a coincidence; every time is evidence of a psychological disorder.”

http://www.anncoulter.com/columns/2011-09-07.html


7 posted on 09/24/2011 1:06:21 PM PDT by Dr. Scarpetta
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To: martosko

You must be quite young if that’s the case or you don’t read much.
Knox may be innocent. I don’t know and neither do you, but I did read accounts of her weird behavior at the police station(doing hand stands, etc) and her attempt to frame a bar owner for the murder and her other lies about where she was and what she was doing during the time frame of the murder.
If true, that sort of behavior doesn’t point towards innocence.


8 posted on 09/24/2011 1:10:43 PM PDT by Scotsman will be Free (11C - Indirect fire, infantry - High angle hell - We will bring you, FIRE)
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To: martosko
From what I have seen of this case it appears like a shoddy case against her.

Why did the prosecution refuse to test the pillow for DNA?

Why did the defense attorneys not insist on it for the sake of proving whether or not their client (the boyfriend) is innocent? It makes no sense.

9 posted on 09/24/2011 1:22:09 PM PDT by submarinerswife (Insanity is doing the same thing over and over, while expecting different results~Einstein)
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To: martosko

LOL!
You forgot your sarcasm tag.


10 posted on 09/24/2011 1:24:13 PM PDT by Lancey Howard
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I think it’s easy to come to the conclusion Knox and Sollecito are innocent from reading most US media accounts. I did. And Amanda’s parents have a great PR machine going. But after reading further (foreign press and court testimony), I have no doubts at all the pair is guilty.


11 posted on 09/24/2011 1:25:29 PM PDT by Kipp
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To: Krankor

Drug-fueled sex games that end in murder have consequences.
Buh-bye, Amanda.


12 posted on 09/24/2011 1:26:14 PM PDT by Lancey Howard
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To: martosko

She may be a murderer, but she’s our murderer, right?


13 posted on 09/24/2011 1:29:21 PM PDT by Revolting cat! (Let us prey!)
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To: martosko

I think Amanda Knox may very well be innocent. But she is very sleazy in that she tried to accuse her boss of the murder when her boss had nothing to do with it and did not even know the girl. She was willing to send an innocent man to prison to save her own skin. She is a dirtbag that does not get any sympathy from this corner.


14 posted on 09/24/2011 1:34:00 PM PDT by chuckee
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To: martosko

I won’t presume to pretend to know with any certainty whether or not Amanda Knox is innocent or guilty but I believe that if she wasn’t a comely young woman she wouldn’t get a tenth of the interest her case has received to date. Her accusations of an innocent man as the murderer was disturbing and leads me be very skeptical about her claims of innocence. However, because all we know is what the media tells us, I cannot credibly judge her guilt or innocence.


15 posted on 09/24/2011 1:48:26 PM PDT by Jim Scott ( "Game On!" - Sarah Palin)
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To: martosko
feh...
16 posted on 09/24/2011 2:15:48 PM PDT by Chode (American Hedonist - *DTOM* -ww- NO Pity for the LAZY)
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To: New Jersey Realist

If she were a teacher charged with molesting a male student, it would be easy to determine guilty or not guilty.


17 posted on 09/24/2011 2:25:05 PM PDT by icanhasbailout
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To: beelzepug

You can boycott them if you want, I however will continue to buy my parmigiano reggiano and other Italian delicacies to enjoy. This white trash from America isn’t worth it.


18 posted on 09/24/2011 4:58:33 PM PDT by GreatMan
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To: martosko

Your opinion is, IMHO, quite possibly, the most foolish one that I have read during my lifetime. Disgusting.

She’s couldn’t be more guilty.


19 posted on 09/24/2011 6:10:09 PM PDT by tupac
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To: martosko

I think she is guilty as sin.


20 posted on 09/24/2011 9:05:54 PM PDT by packrat35 (America is rapidly becoming a police state that East Germany could be proud of!)
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To: Dr. Scarpetta

I don’t find Coulter’s column convincing at all. Yes, Knox and Sollicito acted strangely the day of the discovery of the murder. Yes, Knox changed her story-—AFTER being kept awake for many hours of constant interrogation by hostile foreign police. Yes, the Italian police insist the wounds must of been made by more than one...(could they be wrong?). Yes, glass was on top of disordered clothes (no college kids EVER leave clothes on the floor, right?).

Still, you have the DNA of the proven murderer (not mentioned by Anne) all over the room—and no DNA of Knox. One piece of DNA evidence, collected many weeks later...in an apparent bungled process, points to Sollicito.

I do not think it’s a “liberal” position to consider innocent until PROVEN guilty beyond a reasonable doubt (which as I understand Roman/Italian law, is NOT the standard). Anne, frankly, just likes being harsh...and anything “liberals” support she opposes.

Knox and Sollicito were not angels, but neither is their real evidence—esp. given no priors—they were sex-fiends into murder (while on marijuana??? Give me a break!).

If I were Knox’s parents I’d be lining up paramilitary types to break her out by force, and out of Italy, if her appeal gets rejected.

From everything I’ve ever read, this case would of never made it to an arrest, let alone a trial, in any American jurisdiction.

If that makes Anne Coulter bitter...so be it!


21 posted on 09/24/2011 10:09:11 PM PDT by AnalogReigns ((since reality is never digital...))
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To: martosko
someone on the radio station in Seattle the other day said that the dna evidence has been ruled totally unreliable and that her prosecution is based on a story that the cops suggested....

I don't know if she's innocent or not, but I do get tired of these rich arrogant American "kids" thinking they can do anything in other countries and get away with it....other countries are tired of our sh*t I think.....

22 posted on 09/25/2011 8:11:25 AM PDT by cherry
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To: martosko
I absolutely agree. I read the prosecutor in the Knox case was involved in the "Monster of Florence" cases and was known to have deliberately aided in the prosecution of innocent men. It is my understanding although he did this, he is related to very influential people in the Italian government.

I absolutely believe what I read as a result of my own family's experiences in Italy, I can say without hesitation that this is how things are done in Italy. It's very corrupt and anyone in a position of power is almost always related to someone with even more power. If you don't have that relation, you will be expected to get your hands dirty to earn and keep your title. Those who are virtuous don't last.

23 posted on 09/25/2011 8:42:31 AM PDT by liberalh8ter
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To: Revolting cat!

Winning!

regards,


24 posted on 09/25/2011 10:11:37 PM PDT by Thunder 6
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To: Impy; fieldmarshaldj; GOPsterinMA

I don’t know what to think about this case. It’s possible that she was railroaded.

In Italy, the tabloids nicknamed her “Angel Face” for her wholesomely attractive appearance.

http://a.abcnews.com/images/2020/ht_AMK1_080125_mn.jpg


25 posted on 09/30/2011 8:07:49 PM PDT by Clintonfatigued (Illegal aliens collect welfare checks that Americans won't collect)
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To: Clintonfatigued; Impy; Perdogg

My g/f just got back from Italy and the concensus she heard was that Knox got the shaft.


26 posted on 09/30/2011 9:40:19 PM PDT by GOPsterinMA (If not Perry, it's Romney. And if it's Romney, it's Obama.)
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To: GOPsterinMA; Clintonfatigued; AuH2ORepublican; BillyBoy; fieldmarshaldj; martosko; beelzepug; ...

Is there even any real evidence against her at all (besides her “confession”)? I’ve seen nothing to indicate that the African guy didn’t do it all by himself. He only got 16 years btw.

It’s also disgusting that apparently the prosecution can ask for an increased sentence during appeals, that’s what they do in places like Iran.

Everything I’ve read about this makes the prosecutors sound like a bunch of clowns. David E. Kelley couldn’t even write more idiotic characters than these real life bozos.


27 posted on 10/01/2011 11:35:25 PM PDT by Impy (Don't call me red.)
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To: Impy

Nope.

I like I posted earlier, th g/f just got back from Italy and the folks she spoke over there with think they should let her go.

The whole situation is FUBAR.


28 posted on 10/02/2011 8:09:16 AM PDT by GOPsterinMA (If not Perry, it's Romney. And if it's Romney, it's Obama.)
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To: GOPsterinMA; Clintonfatigued

She and her ex-boyfriend are back home now after some passport issues.

I think justice was done. I don’t buy this “sick sex games” theory of the prosecution. Looks like a simple rape/murder by the African fellow.


29 posted on 10/05/2011 2:56:21 AM PDT by Impy (Don't call me red.)
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To: Impy

I mean robbery/murder. Seems there is no evidence she was raped.


30 posted on 10/05/2011 6:46:53 AM PDT by Impy (Don't call me red.)
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To: Impy; Clintonfatigued

“sick sex games” you say? Hmmm...:)


31 posted on 10/05/2011 3:03:15 PM PDT by GOPsterinMA (Note to Cainiacs: The Herminator endorsed Romney in 2008.)
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