Amanda Knox Knocks Talks Of Unfair Trial, Says She Is Fine

December 10, 2009

Italy (ChattahBox) – While there is little love lost with most when it comes to Amanda Knox there has been a great deal of speculation about whether or not she got a fair trial, and if her status as a foreigner may have effected her trial. But she has said that none of this is true.

“It was a fair trial. I am not happy with the verdict but my lawyers are appealing it. I have faith in the Italian justice system. I have heard about the reaction in America and from a human point of view it’s appreciated, but it doesn’t help me.”

That was the statement given by the 22-year-old convicted of sexual assault and murder in the case of her British housemate, Meredith Kercher.
Knox will be appealing her sentence, but until then she is serving a 26 year sentence, as is her ex-boyfriend also convicted of the murder, and another male housemate that was convicted earlier in the year.
She has reportedly been going to Mass, attending singing and acting lessons, and is writing quite a bit. She has won an unspecified award for a piece of fiction. The short story was a letter written from the perspective of a boyfriend to his girlfriend after a drug fueled orgy.
Sound familiar?
In any case, Knox’s statement seems to be clear: she had a fair trial, she will be appealing the verdict. End of story.
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10 Responses to “Amanda Knox Knocks Talks Of Unfair Trial, Says She Is Fine”

  1. Old Man Dotes on December 10th, 2009 3:11 pm

    “Affected” her trial. “To effect” something is “to make it happen.” I do not beleive she was tried BECAUSE she is a foreigner.

    Please invest a few seconds in grammar and syntax checking before hitting “submit.”

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  3. Luke on December 10th, 2009 5:12 pm

    Knox’s trial was indeed quite fair. This is further proved by several considerations:

    the defendant in an Italian trial is never under oath, can lie ludicrously without penalty (except slander), can refuse cross-examination, can take the stand at any time without oath and refuse to be questioned on the statement.

    The exact reasoning behind the verdict and sentence must be filed within 90 days in a sentencing report written by the presiding judge. He/she steers the 6 lay judges (not “jury”, citizens-made-judges) through the intricacy of the law and the evidence, outlining which evidence is garbage. The reconstruction of the crime must be detailed and rest on solid evidence. One omission, one piece of bad evidence could make the verdict completely invalid on appeal.

    Amanda had two decent lawyers and got 26 years. Murder+sexual assault = 25, slander = 1. Raffaele Sollecito, the Italian, was not the one who delivered the fatal blow (just a pawn of Amanda’s). One of his lawyers was Giulia Bongiorno. She is a member of parliament, chairperson of the House Justice Committee, member of the ruling party, former attorney of Giulio Andreotti (former prime minister), Francesco Totti (famous footballer), Piero Angela (veteran beloved broadcaster), Victor Emanuel of Savoy (would be King of Italy today) and Gianfranco Fini (Speaker of the House of Deputies).

    This heavyweight lawyer with tons of political clout could not spare the Italian accessory co-defendant the same harsh sentence imposed on the American Amanda Knox. Says something.

  4. Bob on December 10th, 2009 6:41 pm

    Posted by Luke: “the defendant in an Italian trial is never under oath, can lie ludicrously without penalty (except slander), can refuse cross-examination, can take the stand at any time without oath and refuse to be questioned on the statement.”
    _________

    And this somehow or other makes for a fair trial?

    What about the bit of NO evidence placing Amanda in the victim’s bedroom, NO motive, NO credible witnesses? Count me as one who considers this to be exculpatory.

    What about the court’s refusal to allow for an independent expert study of contentious/key evidence? And then the court uses this contentious evidence to sentence the defendants? I don’t call that a fair trial, sorry!

    *************

    Amanda Knox’s statement: “It was a fair trial. I am not happy with the verdict but my lawyers are appealing it. I have faith in the Italian justice system.”
    _______

    What in the world do you think she would say? She certainly won’t go around telling Italian dignitaries that the ‘whole process sucked’!

  5. Tabloid Justice on December 10th, 2009 10:06 pm

    Yikes: “She has won an unspecified award for a piece of fiction. The short story was a letter written from the perspective of a boyfriend to his girlfriend after a drug fueled orgy.” I saw this reported in the UK press with an attribution to the Italian press. In the UK source, they said that no prison official would confirm it. So that makes this an unverified statement from the Italian press, translated by the UK press. What’s the point of repeating it?

  6. Lisasf on December 11th, 2009 12:09 am

    The moral of the story is never do a cartwheel in Italy. I am convinced that had Amanda not done a cartwheel at the police station, she would be back in Seattle right now. Damn the cartwheel!

  7. ana on December 11th, 2009 12:34 am

    You say the third person convicted, aside from Amanda and her ex-boyfriend, was a “a male housemate.” He was not. Amanda had never seen or met him before. He was friends with some males that lived in another apartment. I have to wonder what a middle-aged Ivory Coast man was doing hanging around with college-aged Italian kids in the first place? Also, it has never been proven that “Amanda dealt the fatal blow” or that her ex-boyfriend was “just her pawn.” You’ve been listening to the sensationalist Italian press and haven’t looked at the facts. And I can’t figure out why you have such negative feelings for this girl. She has been slandered in the press and received an unfair trial, should never have been put on trial, and the man that murdered Meredith, the fellow from the Ivory Coast, is already behind bars.

  8. Luke on December 11th, 2009 3:15 am

    The right to lie does not make it a fair trial. But the other rights Knox was granted do. Even the US consular staff have no complaints. Or are you suggesting even the US embassy is somehow involved in this conspiracy?

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  10. CAYMAN79 on February 24th, 2011 9:07 am

    IF U WERE ON TRIAL IN A STrangeCOUNTRY WOULD U FEEL THE SAME WAY?

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