Amanda Knox may find out next month whether or not she’ll remain a convicted murderer. Meanwhile, the evidence in the murder of Meredith Kercher is getting more attention, and it’s not in the favor of the Seattle woman or her co-defendant, Raffaele Sollecito. For starters, the Gospel Herald reports that her entire support-base in the United States could be grossly mistaken about the intricacies of the Italian justice system. University of Kansas professor John W. Head believes that people who support the convicted killer are misinformed.
“If someone is going to offer broad criticisms of an entire legal and criminal justice system, they ought to at least have an understanding of the culture of the country and its legal system. I doubt that was the case with most of the people who were offering the loudest criticisms in the Amanda Knox trial.”
The Venture Capital Post reports that Knox’s stories remain questionable, even all of these years after the killing of Meredith Kercher. An acquittal and two convictions later, the debate still rages on regarding whether or not Knox and Sollecito cleaned up the scene of the crime. However, it should be noted that the cleaned up crime scene is far from the only evidence used to convict the Seattle woman and her co-defendants.
Over the course of the trial, thousands of pages of evidence were compiled. It was this staggering amount of physical, behavioral, testimonial, and circumstantial evidence that pointed to a crime committed by not only one person, but three — Rudy Guede, Amanda Knox, and Raffaele Sollecito. This large amount of evidence also directly contradicts the claim by supporters of Knox and Sollecito that there is no evidence against them.
Amanda Knox is currently working as a freelance reporter in Seattle for a local paper, but is otherwise living as low-key a life as she can, given the high profile crime in which she’s involved. Her life on social media is rather quiet, but she does have a personal Twitter account. However, that account is mostly quiet, especially about the upcoming hearing which will determine whether or not she will remain labeled a killer. Knox has said in the past, however, that she’d never submit herself willingly if an extradition request is honored by the U.S. government. She’s admitted that she will become a fugitive of the law if she remains a convicted killer and if Italy requests her extradition, where she is expected to serve a 30 year prison sentence.
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