Monday, October 3, 2011


PM UPDATE: An Italian jury has overturned Amanda Knox's murder conviction. The 24-year-old American exchange student had been convicted in the grisly 2007 grisly murder of her British roommate Meredith Kercher during a sex orgy gone awry. Her Italian boyfriend and another man were also found guilty at the time. The wealthy American girl's parents spared no expense in springing her while the Kerchers appeared dumbfounded as the prosecution's case unraveled.
ABC NEWS said: When the judge cracked the tension by announcing that she was acquitted, Knox nearly collapsed. She was rushed out of the courtroom, barely able to walk, stumbling while being hauled along by court officers. The former exchange student was crying and doubled over, her head occasionally coming up for big breaths of air. Sitting stunned in the courtroom was Kercher's family. Her mother, Arline Kercher, sat stoicly long after the elated Knox family hugged each other fiercely and streamed out into the street where they were greeted by boos and the word: "DISGRACE." Knox's family has been a constant presence at the nearly year-long hearings, but Kercher's family has stayed away. The Kerchers arrived today to hear the verdict.
In her statement top the jury this morning, the woman known around the world as Foxy Knoxy for her calculated attempts at playing the vamp said she and the dead woman were friends.
She said: "I want to go home. I want to go back to my life. I don't want to be punished... I don't want my future taken away from me for something I didn't do because I am innocent. We had a friendship... She was concerned for me. She was always kind to me. She cared about me."

1 comment:

  1. I'm inclined to think that this was a kidnap for ransom case, with Knox as the intended target. She wasn't in and Kercher wouldn't do as a substitute, not simply because the family was less wealthy, but because they were in a country where the kidnappers had no associates ready to contact them, collect ransom and so on. British authorities never encourage or condone the payment of ransoms, especially in Italy.