Amanda Knox, known for allegedly taking part in the murder of her roommate, Meredith Kercher, has written to the Italian Court claiming her innocence. The Inquisitr previously reported that after serving four years in prison, Knox refused to appear in court for her murder retrial.
Knox was accused and then convicted of killing Kercher in November 2007. The girl was found dead in the home that she and Amanda Knox shared with over 40 stab wounds and her throat slit. According to the Chicago Tribune, Knox’s lawyer, Luciano Ghirga read the letter in court which stated:
“I am innocent. I did not kill, I did not rape, I did not steal, I did not plot or instigate. I did not kill Meredith, I did not take part in her murder.”
The report continued on to say that this case has now dragged on for six years, dragging on for all the families involved. Knox also explained in the letter that she refused to appear in court because feared the lawyers for the Kercher family and that they would succeed in their efforts to send her to prison for over 30 years.
“I am not present in court because I am scared. I fear that the prosecution’s line will influence the decision and will blind everyone.”
According to ABC News, the letter from Amanda Knox also states that the evidence proves that she is innocent, “partly because none of her DNA was found at the scene of Kercher’s murder.”
The reports continue to say that Knox also denies that there was bad blood between herself and Kercher. “Meredith was my friend… She never gave me so much as a dirty look,” she wrote. She then continued on to say the following:
“I am not a psychopath,” and then lists the names and adjectives she has been called by prosecutors, which include conniving, manipulating, she-devil and even a duplicitous adulterer. ABC News continued on to say that Knox ended the letter by saying that the Italian Court insists on trying her again because “they cannot bring themselves to admit, even to themselves, that they’ve made a terrible mistake.”
The letter from Amanda Knox was submitted to the court on Tuesday, and reports are now saying that a final verdict in the retrial is expected in mid-January.
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