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Let’s Blame The Italians For Amanda Knox

by | 6th, December 2009

kercher-knoxMEREDITH Kercher’s murderers have been jailed. Amanda Knox and Raffaele Sollecito have been jailed. AGW looks at how a murder is now a subject of debate. With that comes a chance to attack the Italians.

THERE should be no need to form an opinion of guilt or innocence in the case of Amanda Knox’s murder of Meredith Kercher, writes AGW in the comments. It’s a done deal.

The sovereign State of Italy, it’s trial judge and a jury have taken a leisurely eight months (at an average of two sittings a week) to look at the savage murder of a young woman. This has nothing to do with USAphobics.

The judicial system determined US citizen Ms Knox was guilty as charged and had stabbed 21-year-old Meredith Kercher through the neck, allegedly during voluntary group sexual activity – allegedly because only those who were there know if it was voluntary or forced.

Rape and murder or gang-bang and ritualistic slaughter? I’m not aware anyone has suggested it was a self-inflicted wound. Suicidal activity perhaps?

Amanda Knox may not be too despairing. I understand there are similar- minded inmates throughout the Italian penal structure. Getting an appeal up to the Court of Cassation is extremely difficult and unlikely to overturn the verdict unless there are errors in the judicial procedure.

She’ll get all the porridge she wants for a few years yet…

There will not be a lot to chuckle about for smiling Knox if she’s transferred out of Perugia in Umbria and sent to one of the notoriously tough women’s jails. Rome’s Rebibbia women’s prison is said to be “difficult and unrelenting with very poor conditions”.

Terrorist Diana Blefari Melazzi a member of the Red Brigades killed herself at the prison in early November. The 43-year-old was found hanged in her cell. It had taken seven years for her murder conviction to get to the Cassation and be rejected.

Of course, under the strict social mores of Italian jail-house female High Society she would probably have to become someone’s bitch to enjoy a fuller exotic sex life. Not too much of a problem for a gregarious gal, especially one who bleaches knives after use.

Cleanliness is next to “Oh My God”-liness.

Pictures of the case:


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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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