Amanda Knox To Appeal Sexual Assault, Murder Conviction

December 7, 2009

Italy (ChattahBox) – Amanda Knox has been convicted of sexual assault and murder two years after the body of British student Meredith Kercher was found in their shared apartment. Knox will be appealing the sentence, but it will likely be years before the appeal sees the light of day.

Amanda Knox is convicted of raping and killing the woman, alongside two men, including her boyfriend, Raffaele Sollecito.

The trial has been a bizarre one, with huge media coverage, problems in the forensic investigation, and a great deal of reliance on circumstantial evidence, such as Knox’s behavior at the police station as she waited to be questioned in the death of her house mate.

There have been many accusations of Knox being subjected to a grossly violating legal system, and an unfair trial. But there are just as many who believe she is guilty, and who want to see her serve her 26 year sentence.

Whether she is guilty or not, she will be appealing her sentence in 3 months, when Italy legally gives the convicted 45 days to appeal their sentence.

Though this will happen within a few months, huge backlogs of cases (in the millions) will mean she still spends a great deal of time behind bars.

She has three chances for appeal, each one in a different level of court. If she wins one of those appeals remains to be seen, but we will not be seeing Miss Knox, nicknamed in the press as Foxy Knoxy, anytime soon.



One Response to “Amanda Knox To Appeal Sexual Assault, Murder Conviction”

  1. Jamaicafest on December 8th, 2009 7:15 am

    I think that the jury made came to the right verdict in convicting Amanda Knox.

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