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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 made to the Court of Cassation (Supreme Court) in Rome. The process could take five years, lawyers said –Legal Brief

The Entertaining Murder

John Blake is publishing a book by true crime author Gary King that will tell “the whole story of the twisted murder case” behind the death of British student Meredith Kercher. The Murder of Meredith is due out in January as a paperback priced £7.99. – Bookseller

This news comes equipped with a shot of the grinning author.

The Snotty Americans

Whether or not the furore is justified by the evidence, one thing is for certain: if Foxy Knoxy had hopped on a plane back to Seattle after the murder, she would never have been extradited to Italy to stand trial. The Americans have a chauvinistic world view which holds that no country on earth can dispense justice as fairly as the good old U.S. of A – Richard Littlejohn

Blame The Parents

Articulate and flirtatious with moist Bambi eyes, her status, carefully manipulated by her garrulous publicity-driven parents, morphed from suspected murderer to victim long before the trial. A flight home had been arranged and grandiose plans were afoot for the prodigal daughter’s return with lucrative book deals in the pipeline, movie rights under discussion and TV interviews planned.

Meredith Kercher was murdered. Her killers have been jailed. Justice has been served. But the media and vested interest groups demand more… The case in pictures:

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Amanda Knox, right, listens to her lawyer Maria Del Grosso, at the Perugia court, Italy, Saturday, May 21, 2011. A tearful Amanda Knox said Saturday that being in prison is "very frustrating and mentally exhausting" as the American student convicted of murdering her roommate insisted she is innocent and does not want to spend the rest of her life behind bars. Knox was emotional as she briefly addressed the appeals court in Perugia at the end of the session, her voice breaking at times and her eyes tearing up. She was convicted in 2009 of sexually assaulting and murdering Meredith Kercher of Britain, and sentenced to 26 years in prison. (AP Photo/Stefano Medici)



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