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Amanda Knox heads home after acquittal
Reuters ^ | 4 October 2011

Posted on 10/04/2011 4:08:03 PM PDT by bjorn14

American student Amanda Knox flew home free on Tuesday after spending four years in an Italian jail, leaving the family of murdered British student Meredith Kercher racked with anguish that they are no closer to the truth about her killing.

Knox, cleared of the murder by an appeals court on Monday night, left Rome shortly before midday for London where she and her family were boarding a connecting flight to their home in Seattle, airport officials said.

The 24-year-old broke down sobbing and nearly collapsed with emotion on Monday night after an appeals court in Perugia ruled she and her former boyfriend, Italian computer student Raffaele Sollecito, were not guilty of killing Kercher and should be freed immediately.

Prosecutors said on Tuesday they would appeal against the ruling and Kercher's disappointed family said their ordeal and the search for answers about the brutal murder would go on.

"We're still absorbing it. You think you've come to a decision and now it's been overturned," Meredith's mother Arline told reporters at a news conference.

(Excerpt) Read more at reuters.com ...


TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: amandaknox; knoxitaly
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1 posted on 10/04/2011 4:08:10 PM PDT by bjorn14
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To: bjorn14

“leaving the family of murdered British student Meredith Kercher racked with anguish that they are no closer to the truth about her killing. “

I pray that they will and justice is served.


2 posted on 10/04/2011 4:12:55 PM PDT by ari-freedom (I'm a heartless conservative because I love this country.)
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To: bjorn14

I wonder who will make A Million dollars first? Amanda Knox or Casey Anthony.......Bet the Talk shows and Larry Flynt are chomping at the bit.


3 posted on 10/04/2011 4:15:46 PM PDT by jakerobins
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To: jakerobins
I wonder who will make A Million dollars first? Amanda Knox or Casey Anthony.......Bet the Talk shows and Larry Flynt are chomping at the bit.

They are already calling her Fort Knox as she will rake in at least $10MM for her story.

4 posted on 10/04/2011 4:17:54 PM PDT by AmusedBystander (The philosophy of the school room in one generation will be the philosophy of government in the next)
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To: ari-freedom

What about the guy in prison who admitted to doing it?


5 posted on 10/04/2011 4:18:47 PM PDT by Raider Sam (They're on our left, right, front, and back. They aint gettin away this time!)
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To: bjorn14

I am sure if the prosecutor has his way, Amanda will be making an involuntary return trip to Italy !


6 posted on 10/04/2011 4:19:15 PM PDT by CORedneck
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To: ari-freedom

Who is Rudy Guede, I read he is the killer.


7 posted on 10/04/2011 4:19:36 PM PDT by angcat (NEW YORK YANKEES!)
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To: CORedneck
I am sure if the prosecutor has his way, Amanda will be making an involuntary return trip to Italy !


I doubt we would extradite should that even happen. We're not big fans of Double Jeopardy here.
8 posted on 10/04/2011 4:23:20 PM PDT by skully (I don't need no steenking tagline!!)
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To: bjorn14

I’m guessing she will be pretty happy to be home and I am also guessing spaghetti will not be her welcome home dinner.


9 posted on 10/04/2011 4:25:53 PM PDT by Random Access
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To: ari-freedom

I’m so glad she got back here and is now safe.

Poor girl, to be imprisoned that long for innocence, I would never leave Washington, let alone America ever again if I were her.

Europeans kidnapping our children never sat well with me, especially since their justice systems are fundamentally flawed (prove innocence). Add that to the fact that anything against an American instantly ignites “venting” on their envy of our civilization and lack of need for their old-world aristocrats and it is a recipe for persecution based on nationality.


10 posted on 10/04/2011 4:28:19 PM PDT by Individual Rights in NJ (Infidel Inside)
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To: ari-freedom

only one person took Meredith’s life and he is in jail for that murder...all the evidence led to Gueda from the get go and only Gueda. There was zero evidence any more than one person was there at the time of Meredith’s murder.

Had police followed the ‘acutual evidence’ and not gone back 16hrs. later to the crime scene to search for something to support their “theroy”, this trial for these two would have never occured.

Justice has been served in part...ony because Gueda, by implicating Knox and her friend, had his sentence dropped to 16 yrs. and for changing his story so many times peoples heads spun, he not only murdered a woman but took four years off the life of innocent people.

Gueda had a criminal history, was kicked out of his home for lies that never stopped and crimes he committed. he had a history of arrests, carrying knifes...and all his behavior after the crime fit the scenerio of someone who has committed a crime. None of Knox or her boyfriends behavior fit the profile of this type of murder, then or sense the occurance.


11 posted on 10/04/2011 4:29:52 PM PDT by caww
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To: caww

Gueda also admitted to cell mates that Amanda and Rafaelle were not involved.

I’m so glad she is nearly home.


12 posted on 10/04/2011 4:37:57 PM PDT by Rushmore Rocks
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To: Raider Sam

You mean the guy whose DNA is all over the place.


13 posted on 10/04/2011 4:39:47 PM PDT by Sacajaweau
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To: Individual Rights in NJ
their justice systems are fundamentally flawed (prove innocence)

I wonder if that's one reason she told the dumb lies she told. As an Italian studies specialist she probably knew all too well how she could be railroaded.

14 posted on 10/04/2011 4:44:45 PM PDT by colorado tanker
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To: skully
An appear is an appeal, it is not double jeopardy.
15 posted on 10/04/2011 4:48:21 PM PDT by org.whodat (Just another heartless American, hated by Perry and his fellow democrats.)
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To: Raider Sam

http://www.independent.co.uk/news/world/europe/kercher-family-left-with-just-a-question-who-killed-meredith-2365623.html


16 posted on 10/04/2011 4:50:39 PM PDT by org.whodat (Just another heartless American, hated by Perry and his fellow democrats.)
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To: angcat
Interesting that Guede's DNA was found all over the place where she was murdered.... and.all over her (& internally)...

..but he gets only 16 years (reduced time) because he implicated Knox and the boyfriend, although their DNA did not meet the level of proof as Guede.

And remember Amanda actually lived in the apartment complex.....

A lot of this has been lost in the vendetta against Knox, IMO

17 posted on 10/04/2011 4:51:27 PM PDT by Guenevere (....)
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To: org.whodat

Damn droid, the first work was appeal also.


18 posted on 10/04/2011 4:51:50 PM PDT by org.whodat (Just another heartless American, hated by Perry and his fellow democrats.)
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To: bjorn14

I have little respect for that kind of average little brainwashed whore.
She has been cleared by lack of proofs and not because she is innocent. Anyway ,if she is not directly responsible of that horrible crime she may have a link with it since her way of life made it easier.
Italian justice should have kept her into judicial custody in Italia !

She is not an american heroe , except for liberal nuts


19 posted on 10/04/2011 4:52:32 PM PDT by Ulysse (a)
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To: bjorn14
BFD.

And the Republic crumbles.

ML/NJ

20 posted on 10/04/2011 5:09:06 PM PDT by ml/nj
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To: bjorn14

The best justice daddy’s money can buy.

And what was the role of the State Dept. and the White House in this matter, inquiring minds want to know?


21 posted on 10/04/2011 5:12:58 PM PDT by Revolting cat! (Let us prey!)
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To: Guenevere

It does seem as if to some the girl is guilty of not being home to have been the 2nd victim.


22 posted on 10/04/2011 5:14:50 PM PDT by This I Wonder32460
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To: Individual Rights in NJ

“old-world aristocrats” ?.....

You are obviously a genious and your “new-world” with no values ,no good, no bad, no truth and no wrong...will soon make you regret and understand somethings...
But it will be maybe too late.
Keep being brainwashed by your medias and their big owners. You will be a perfect tool.

What kind of “envy” are you speaking about.
The envy of little american whores and their pathetic lives.

The bad luck for her roommate savagely murdered is to have been with A.Knox apparently.

Your so-called “new-world” is a world of mediocrity and soon of barbaria. You should better watch out.


23 posted on 10/04/2011 5:15:16 PM PDT by Ulysse (a)
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To: Revolting cat!
The best justice daddy’s money can buy.

Her family is flat broke.

24 posted on 10/04/2011 5:21:31 PM PDT by buccaneer81 (ECOMCON)
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To: org.whodat

Your point? There is a man in jail who confessed to it.


25 posted on 10/04/2011 5:21:45 PM PDT by Raider Sam (They're on our left, right, front, and back. They aint gettin away this time!)
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To: Ulysse

Please, never serve on a jury.


26 posted on 10/04/2011 5:22:36 PM PDT by buccaneer81 (ECOMCON)
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To: buccaneer81

The flat broke I’ve known can’t afford a trip to the next county, much less to sunny Italy!


27 posted on 10/04/2011 5:24:07 PM PDT by Revolting cat! (Let us prey!)
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To: Sacajaweau

Yeah, but lets not let that get in the way of reacting on emotion. Its better to be mad that someone accused of a crime is set free than it is to believe the murderer’s own words.


28 posted on 10/04/2011 5:24:07 PM PDT by Raider Sam (They're on our left, right, front, and back. They aint gettin away this time!)
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To: Ulysse

Hey, frog. You’re sounding like typical Eurotrash.


29 posted on 10/04/2011 5:24:19 PM PDT by buccaneer81 (ECOMCON)
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To: caww

Thank you for posting this. FINALLY, a Freeper posts the truth. This information has been available for some years now - but people don’t bother to either: Do research on the subject at hand before opining, or just STFU.

So many Freepers, on this subject, in the last 2 days have been very disappointing. More like a DU thread.


30 posted on 10/04/2011 5:25:01 PM PDT by maine-iac7 (ALWAYS WATCH THE OTHER HAND)
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To: Revolting cat!
The flat broke I’ve known can’t afford a trip to the next county, much less to sunny Italy!

They're flat broke NOW, after spending every cent they had. Even the grandmother gave them $250,000 which at age 72 was all she had.

31 posted on 10/04/2011 5:26:44 PM PDT by buccaneer81 (ECOMCON)
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To: Ulysse

So we should keep her locked up because she “may have a link?” Sounds like good ol European justice to me, forcing them to prove innocence. What exactly did her way of life make easy?

And who said she was a hero?


32 posted on 10/04/2011 5:27:47 PM PDT by Raider Sam (They're on our left, right, front, and back. They aint gettin away this time!)
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To: Revolting cat!

Pretty sure her grandmother cashed out her savings and her parents mortgaged their house.

But more to the point, when did we start resorting to class warfare?


33 posted on 10/04/2011 5:29:28 PM PDT by Raider Sam (They're on our left, right, front, and back. They aint gettin away this time!)
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To: bjorn14
This obscure commentator must be 'Eurotrash', 'a lib' and a 'DU member' to boot! Foo!
34 posted on 10/04/2011 5:29:36 PM PDT by Revolting cat! (Let us prey!)
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To: maine-iac7

Excellent points. And the alleged FReepers who pulled the class warfare card and the “slut” card made me want to puke.


35 posted on 10/04/2011 5:29:44 PM PDT by buccaneer81 (ECOMCON)
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To: Ulysse

I think you believe a great many things that simply are not so.


36 posted on 10/04/2011 5:30:38 PM PDT by Ramius (personally, I give us... one chance in three. More tea?)
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To: Revolting cat!

Ann has gone off the reservation on several things recently. She’s been sounding like Bette Midler lately.


37 posted on 10/04/2011 5:31:55 PM PDT by buccaneer81 (ECOMCON)
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To: buccaneer81

He’s French, they just use the guillotine.


38 posted on 10/04/2011 5:31:55 PM PDT by Raider Sam (They're on our left, right, front, and back. They aint gettin away this time!)
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To: Raider Sam

That does not add up per the story, the dead girl had hair in her hand that did not come from him, it was either planted are another person was there. And who cleaned up the apartment.


39 posted on 10/04/2011 5:32:28 PM PDT by org.whodat (Just another heartless American, hated by Perry and his fellow democrats.)
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To: bjorn14

“American student Amanda Knox flew home free on Tuesday after spending four years in an Italian jail, leaving the family of murdered British student Meredith Kercher racked with anguish that they are no closer to the truth about her killing.”

Uh, her killer’s in jail. Granted, it’s only for a paltry 16 years but that’s the truth of things.


40 posted on 10/04/2011 5:34:02 PM PDT by Raebie (WS)
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To: bjorn14

She landed in Seattle about 20 minutes ago, she’s going through customs now. Live press conference scheduled for 5:45 PDT, still not sure if she will speak.

I think she didn’t do it. Just my take. She doesn’t seem to have the constitution to slice and dice somebody up like that.

Press conference starting now.


41 posted on 10/04/2011 5:36:11 PM PDT by djf (Soon you will need a prescription for EVERY SINGLE VITAMIN.)
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To: org.whodat

Actually, the article said the hairs came from the murderer. You obviously cant read. The article also points out that the only forensic evidence against Knox was her fingerprints on a knife in her kitchen, which proves nothing.

You are not very good at agenda posting.


42 posted on 10/04/2011 5:40:31 PM PDT by Raider Sam (They're on our left, right, front, and back. They aint gettin away this time!)
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“Gueda had a criminal history, was kicked out of his home for lies that never stopped and crimes he committed. he had a history of arrests, carrying knifes...and all his behavior after the crime fit the scenerio of someone who has committed a crime.”

It does seem more likely, yes. Only G-d knows.


43 posted on 10/04/2011 5:44:26 PM PDT by ari-freedom (I'm a heartless conservative because I love this country.)
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To: Raider Sam

Lol, the hair came from a black person, and I have no agenda, I just think little foxy is about to get away with murder.


44 posted on 10/04/2011 5:46:43 PM PDT by org.whodat (Just another heartless American, hated by Perry and his fellow democrats.)
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To: org.whodat
That does not add up per the story, the dead girl had hair in her hand that did not come from him, it was either planted are another person was there. And who cleaned up the apartment.

Bungling local cops with little homicide experience showed up first and contaminated the crime scene before the highly-trained Carabinieri could arrive.

45 posted on 10/04/2011 5:46:52 PM PDT by Drew68
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To: Ulysse
My goodness, a lecture from a Frenchman about female sexual propriety, will wonders never cease.
46 posted on 10/04/2011 5:47:40 PM PDT by Navy Patriot (Holy flippin' crap, Sarah rocks the world!)
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She has been cleared by lack of proofs

Yeah, and that's the way we silly Americans like it. You must prove guilt; not innocence.

47 posted on 10/04/2011 5:49:14 PM PDT by BfloGuy (Given enough time, the primary function of any bureaucracy becomes the employment of its employees.)
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To: bjorn14

It makes me so proud and humble to be in the company of so many learned experts who have read in the original Italian the Italian court’s 400 page report, and have drawn their expert opinions that the little murderess is innocent, has been railroaded, and should be generously rewarded for her suffering by Larry Flynt and the MSM.

Next, we move on to exonerate Mumia, Peltier and O.J. Simpson. Because the logic of these experts is sufficient and could apply to Jack the Ripper as well, not to mention that ALL of their knowledge about this case comes from the very MSM, that they like to dismiss whenever it becomes convenient.

Just like the logic of believing the man in prison for the murder, who admitted to it, after stating with a straight face that he’s a liar.


48 posted on 10/04/2011 5:49:47 PM PDT by Revolting cat! (Let us prey!)
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To: Raider Sam

She is treated and welcomed like a heroe !
Just watch CNN you will have an accurate view of the bad path of your society.

I only said that she should have been asigned to residence in italia since that affair is fixed.

You don’t seem to care about the true victim in that affair.
But you are used to that apparently.
In France we have noticed how Strauss-Kahn was easily cleared of hese charges when he is accused by several women of sexual abuse and agressions .

You should keep a little bit humble you know and try to improve your wonderfull world.
I suppose that J.Christ and civilization belong to the “old world” for you.

Then go away and keep Obama and other “smart” people like that


49 posted on 10/04/2011 5:49:55 PM PDT by Ulysse (a)
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To: org.whodat

You obviously have an agenda, Guede is the only black person involved, you couldnt comprehend the facts in your own article, and someone else confessed to the murder.


50 posted on 10/04/2011 5:55:03 PM PDT by Raider Sam (They're on our left, right, front, and back. They aint gettin away this time!)
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