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Meredith Kercher: Amanda Knox Fights, America Slanders Italy And The Book

by | 8th, December 2009

MEREDITH Kercher is now the subject of a heated media debate (case in pictures here Knox here ).  Amanda Knox (American), Raffaele Sollecito (Italian) and Rudy Guede (Ivorian) guilt of her murder. There is chatter of murderer Knox being the victim (really) of anti-American bias. Anorak rounds-up the news and views:

Meet The Kerchers

Daily Mirror : “Anti-American bias accusations branded “ludicrous” by Meredith Kercher’s father”- John Kercher :

“The Americans seem completely ignorant to the fact that there was a mass of evidence other than the DNA. I don’t blame them because they are going on what they have seen and read. But it is upsetting for my family to hear these things. I believe the verdict was based entirely on the evidence and not any media attention around Amanda Knox. The jury saw Knox and Sollecito as a pair, it wasn’t all about her. We have no reason to doubt the Italian legal system.”

Yankee Stay In Prison

The Roman Forum sums up the anti-Italian sentiment: “‘Anti-Americanism’ row brewing over Knox verdict”

Washington State senator Maria Cantwell has pointed to failures in the Italian justice system and Anti-Americanism as the basis for the Seattle-born Amanda Knox’s conviction for the murder of British student Meredith Kirchner.

She’s One Of Ours

Senator Cantwell and Knox’s supporters can count on the sympathy of a large proportion of the US media. Within minutes of the verdict on Friday, CNN had given over its coverage to two correspondents, who condemned the trial and what they saw as a lack of evidence – The Age

America Wins

Americans take for granted the rights our justice system provides defendants. But abroad, the game changes and sometimes results in the mockery that is the Amanda Knox trial – MNDaily

Knox The Victim

The murder of Meredith Kercher is a tragedy. If Amanda Knox and Raffaele Sollecito are innocent, then the tragedy is further compounded by a grotesque miscarriage of justice – Michael Rowe

Meet The Knoxes

Edda Mellas told CNN’s Larry King on Monday that her daughter was “completely crushed, devastated” immediately following Friday’s guilty verdicts against her and her former Italian boyfriend, Raffaele Sollecito, in Kercher’s knifing death. Mellas said she and her ex-husband, Kurt Knox, visited their daughter in prison Monday and found “she’s ready to go, ready to fight on.

“It made me feel good to see she was ready to charge on and she wanted to get back to studying at school and stuff like that,” Knox’s father said. “So we’re going to work on getting that prepared for her.” – CNN

The Appeal

The first of two appeals will be held in Perugia, probably towards the end of 2010. If it fails, a second appeal will be

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