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  • Amanda Knox Says She Doesn’t Owe Donald Trump Her Loyalty

    05/04/2017 10:34:43 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 44 replies
    New York Magazine ^ | May 4, 2017
    The New York Times recently reported that President Donald Trump is apparently “very upset” that Amanda Knox backed Hillary Clinton during the 2016 presidential race, since Trump had been a vocal defender of the Seattle native when she was imprisoned in Italy after being accused of murdering her roommate. And now, Knox is speaking out, writing in a new op-ed for the Los Angeles Times that she doesn’t owe him her loyalty. “Just as a person’s support of me should not be based upon my politics or identity, hinging instead on the fact of my innocence, so should my politics...
  • Italian Court: No Proof Amanda Knox Was at Murder Scene

    09/07/2015 10:58:50 AM PDT · by E. Pluribus Unum · 33 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 09/07/2015 | Breitbart News
    ROME (AP) - Italy’s top criminal court says it threw out murder convictions against Amanda Knox and her former Italian boyfriend because there was absolutely no proof they were at the scene of her British roommate’s slaying. The Court of Cassation on Monday issued its formal written explanation, as required by Italian law, for its March ruling vindicating the pair once and for all in the legal battle over the 2007 murder of Meredith Kercher in Perugia, Italy.
  • Amanda Knox and Raffaele Sollecito acquitted of Meredith Kercher murder

    03/28/2015 12:55:15 AM PDT · by jonrick46 · 74 replies
    BBC News ^ | March 27, 2015
    The convictions of Amanda Knox and Raffaele Sollecito for the murder of UK student Meredith Kercher have been quashed by Italy's top appeals court. The decision is the final ruling in the case relating to the 2007 murder. Ms Kercher, 21, was found dead in a Perugia flat she shared with Ms Knox. American Ms Knox and her Italian ex-boyfriend were found guilty in 2009, then freed in 2011 after the convictions were overturned. They were reinstated by another court last year. 'Full of joy' The couple had always maintained their innocence and the decision by the Court of Cassation...
  • Amanda Knox Case: Italian Court Overturns Murder Conviction

    03/27/2015 2:52:26 PM PDT · by CaptainK · 161 replies
    WWW.NBCNEWS.COM ^ | 3/27/2015
    The highest court in Italy on Friday has overturned the murder convictions of Amanda Knox and her ex-boyfriend in the sensational 2007 stabbing death of her British roommate. The ruling was the latest turn in an odyssey of international justice for Knox, who spent four years in an Italian jail after the killing. She has returned to the United States and vowed not to return to Italy. She and the ex-boyfriend, Raffaele Sollecito, were convicted in 2009, then acquitted and freed in 2011. An appeals court overturned the acquittals and ordered a new trial, and they were convicted again last...
  • Why Amanda Knox is completely innocent and the Italian justice system is utterly insane

    03/26/2015 3:42:24 PM PDT · by Chauncey Uppercrust · 70 replies
    Business Insider ^ | 3/26/2015
    Why Amanda Knox is completely innocent and the Italian justice system is utterly insane Read more:
  • Italy's top court to rule on Knox conviction in Kercher murder

    03/24/2015 9:17:44 PM PDT · by QT3.14 · 36 replies
    Yahoo News ^ | March 24, 2015 | Isla Binnie
    Italy's highest court will decide on Wednesday whether to uphold former U.S. exchange student Amanda Knox's conviction for the 2007 murder of Briton Meredith Kercher, potentially sparking an extradition battle with the United States. Knox, 27, and her former boyfriend, Italian Raffaele Sollecito, were convicted for the second time last year in the killing of 21 year-old student Kercher, who was found stabbed to death in a house the women shared in Perugia, central Italy.
  • Italian judges report that convicted Amanda Knox killed roommate with knife . . .

    04/30/2014 8:22:00 AM PDT · by Scoutmaster · 82 replies
    New York Daily News ^ | April 29, 2014 | Bill Hutchinson
    The appellate court in Florence on Tuesday issued a 337-page explanation for its January guilty verdicts against the American and her former boyfriend Rafaelle Sollecito. American beauty Amanda Knox slit her roommate’s throat with a knife in a fit of rage over being accused of stealing money, the Italian court that convicted her explained Tuesday. The former exchange student from Seattle delivered the fatal slash as cohorts restrained victim Meredith Kercher during a 2007 drug-fueled get together, the judicial panel in Florence asserted in a 337-page document. In their lengthy dissertation explaining the “motivation” behind their guilty verdict, the judges...
  • ITALY: Meredith Kercher's Killer Rudy Guede FREED on Day Release To Study History Degree

    02/11/2014 11:36:07 AM PST · by Main Street · 19 replies
    Mirror News ^ | Feb 11, 2014 | Andy Lines
    Last month American Amanda Knox and her ex-boyfriend Raffaele Sollecito were re-convicted of the murder of 21-year-old Meredith who was knifed to death in October 2007 He is the only one currently behind bars for the murder of British student Meredith Kercher – but jail is turning into an education for knifeman Rudy Guede. The 27-year-old has secretly been given permission to leave his cell on the sex offenders’ wing of a top security Italian jail – so he can pursue his studies for a history degree. But the fact that he is now able to enjoy day release to...
  • Meredith Kercher killer freed from prison to study after serving just six years of his sentence

    02/11/2014 5:30:32 AM PST · by Uncle Chip · 12 replies
    The Daily Mail Online ^ | February 11, 2014 | Daily Mail Reporter
    The drifter convicted for the killing of Meredith Kercher ... is being allowed to leave prison to study for a degree. Rudey Guede, 27, who is serving a 16 year jail sentence for the murder and sexual assault of Meredith, spoke out as it emerged he is now eligible for day release after serving just six years of his sentence. Because of the Italian legal system Guede is entitled to early release as he has served almost half his sentence ..... Guede was initially convicted under a fast track trial in 2008 and sentenced to 30 years in jail for...
  • Knox's fury after being found GUILTY AGAIN

    02/01/2014 6:55:33 AM PST · by yldstrk · 215 replies
    Mail online ^ | 30 January 201 | Lucy Crossley and James Nye
    Amanda Knox told Italian authorities that 'they'll have to catch me and pull me back kicking and screaming' following her guilty verdict for the murder of British student Meredith Kercher. Her defiance raises the spectre of a long drawn-out extradition battle after the decision of judges in Florence to overrule her previous acquittal and sentence her to 28 years and six months in prison.
  • Italian Court Finds Amanda Knox and Rafael Solecitto Guilty, Again

    01/30/2014 6:50:58 PM PST · by servo1969 · 10 replies
    Ace of Spades HQ ^ | 1-30-2014 | Ace
    Amanda Knox is in America and she's not going back to Italy. However, Rafael Solecitto -- every bit as innocent -- is an Italian citizen, and they're determined to jail Amanda Knox, but they can't, so they'll jail the guy no one cares about, Rafael. The Italian judicial system has a quirk unlike ours. When a trial court pronounces you culpable, you're not actually convicted of the crime -- not yet. The actual conviction only occurs when a court, sitting in review, confirms the conviction. I believe I read that Italy considers this trial finding of culpability less seriously than...
  • Amanda Knox Found Guilty of Murder By Italian Court

    01/30/2014 1:13:40 PM PST · by Uncle Chip · 370 replies
    Yahoo News ^ | January 30, 2014 | PHOEBE NATANSON | Good Morning America
    Amanda Knox was found guilty of murder today by an Italian court, the latest twist in a murder case that goes back to 2007. The verdict reached by the two judges and six jurors came after several hours of deliberations at the Florence courthouse. The judge sentenced Knox to 28 years in prison. Her former Italian boyfriend Raffaele Sollecito and co-defendant was sentenced to 25 years. Two Italian judges and six jurors began deliberations earlier today. If Knox and her former Italian boyfriend Raffaele Sollecito are found guilty, the court is also expected to pronounce a prison sentence. The prosecutor...
  • Amanda Knox has 'heart in her mouth' as pair await murder verdict

    01/30/2014 7:33:45 AM PST · by Uncle Chip · 67 replies
    The Telegraph ^ | January 30, 2014 | Nick Squires, Florence
    Amanda Knox will have her “heart in her mouth” when a court in Italy decides whether to clear her of involvement in the murder of Meredith Kercher or uphold a guilty conviction she received five years ago. The American student is awaiting the verdict in the latest round of a complex, seven-year legal process at her home in Seattle..... Her lawyers in Florence said they are confident the American will be cleared of guilt in the murder of Miss Kercher, a Leeds University student who was studying in Perugia in Umbria when she was killed in 2007. Carlo Dalla Vedova,...
  • Amanda Knox: I will become a 'fugitive' if re-convicted for murder

    01/10/2014 9:50:27 AM PST · by CorporateStepsister · 34 replies
    Today News ^ | January 10, 2014 | Scott Stump
    "Amanda Knox has reportedly told an Italian newspaper that if she is again convicted of murder, she will become a fugitive rather than return to an Italian prison."
  • Knox’s knife DNA casts doubt on murder weapon

    11/06/2013 9:55:55 AM PST · by Olog-hai · 8 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Nov 6, 2013 12:26 PM EST | Colleen Barry
    A court-appointed expert testifying in U.S. student Amanda Knox’s third murder trial in Italy said Wednesday that a new trace of DNA found on the handle of the knife alleged to have been the murder weapon belongs to Knox and not the victim. That testimony bolsters the defense, which claims the kitchen knife was not the weapon used in the bloody 2007 slaying of Knox’s British roommate, 21-year-old Meredith Kercher. …
  • Amanda Knox and her former boyfriend to find out on Monday if they will face a retrial

    03/23/2013 10:03:46 AM PDT · by BuckeyeTexan · 11 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | 03/23/2013 | Steve Robson and Nick Pisa
    Amanda Knox and her former boyfriend Raffaele Sollecito are anxiously waiting to find out if their acquittal for the murder of a British student will be overturned by Italy's highest court. Supreme Court judges will rule on Monday on whether there should be a retrial regarding the death of Meredith Kercher or if the case against them should be closed completely. In 2011 Knox and Sollecito were cleared of the 2007 murder on appeal after they had initially been found guilty and sentenced to 26 and 25 years respectively. Meredith, 21, was found semi naked and with her throat cut...
  • Top 10 Reasons Amanda Knox's Conviction Was Overturned

    10/08/2011 11:47:10 AM PDT · by Drew68 · 39 replies
    Seattly Weekly ^ | 03 October 2011 | Curtis Cartier
    There are dozens of reasons that Amanda Knox's and Raffaele Sollecito's convictions for murder were overturned in Perugia, Italy today. Here are the 10 of the most compelling. 10. No motive. Amanda Knox was a typical college student on a study-abroad trip in Italy, and was, by all accounts, having the time of her life. Convincing her boyfriend (of about a week) and a complete stranger to kill her roommate, Meredith Kercher, would have benefited Knox is no way imaginable, other than to bring her good times in Italy to a screeching halt. 9. A case built entirely on character....
  • Amanda Knox is not running for President

    10/07/2011 11:31:57 AM PDT · by presidio9 · 24 replies
    Washington Times ^ | October 6, 2011 | Eric Golub
    Fresh on the heels of announcements by Chris Christie and Sarah Palin that they were not running for President, members of the media panicked while waiting for Rudy Giuliani to decide. Then it happened. Amanda Knox came to the microphone. She held a tearful press conference, where she did not announce that she was running for President. Given this late stage of the game, she would have said something if she was. She also failed to mention what she thought of Casey Anthony as a potential running mate, and if they would be willing to enjoy drug fueled sex orgies...
  • My Thoughts On Amanda Knox (Excellent Synopsis)

    10/05/2011 12:54:41 PM PDT · by mojito · 110 replies
    Power Line ^ | 10/3/2011 | John Hinderaker
    Several years ago, when Britney Spears’ meltdown was at its peak and couldn’t be avoided in the news, I did the shortest post in the history of the blogosphere. I titled it “My Thoughts On Britney Spears,” and the body of the post was blank. Surprisingly, perhaps, I do have some thoughts on today’s verdict in Perugia acquitting Amanda Knox and her “boyfriend” of less than a week, Raffaele Sollecito. The story was simply irresistible, especially to a lawyer. I started reading up on it and, as it happens, I do have a strong opinion on the case. So here...
  • Amanda Knox heads home after acquittal

    10/04/2011 4:08:03 PM PDT · by bjorn14 · 118 replies
    Reuters ^ | 4 October 2011
    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...