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  • Yes, she should be imprisoned somewhere, but maybe in the US.

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    Re: Should Amanda Knox Be Extradited to Prison in Italy?

    Quote Originally Posted by JumpinJack View Post
    My answer is: NO, SHE ALREADY STOOD TRIAL ONCE AND WAS DECLARED NOT GUILTY BY AN APPELLATE COURT. You didn't have that choice, so I checked "No she isn't guilty."
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    Re: Should Amanda Knox Be Extradited to Prison in Italy?

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    Re: Should Amanda Knox Be Extradited to Prison in Italy?

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    I know, right?
    Vulgar and abrasive. The very depths of bad taste.

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    Re: Should Amanda Knox Be Extradited to Prison in Italy?

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    Re: Should Amanda Knox Be Extradited to Prison in Italy?

    No. Of course not. **** italy.
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    Re: Should Amanda Knox Be Extradited to Prison in Italy?

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    Re: Should Amanda Knox Be Extradited to Prison in Italy?

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    Extradition applies to many people besides Amanda Knox. One has to wonder about where we would be if all extraditions were honored on the basis of the laws in the requesting nation.
    I'm pretty sure the contractual specifics are concluded in advance. If there's any ensuing ambiguity following agreement, the details weren't watertight to begin with.

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    Re: Should Amanda Knox Be Extradited to Prison in Italy?

    Quote Originally Posted by Ben K. View Post
    Two law professors? And what about the rest?

    Yes, that there is no Knox DNA or fingerprints in the room Kerscher was murdered. There is of the man currently imprisoned, a man with a history of home invasions and acting like it was his home, who may walk free before Solletico and Knox's cases are settled.
    And that is justice for the Kerscher family?
    I actually still have one or two concerns with regards to the case, and to law professors as opposed to what your expert opinion???

    * the fact Knox initially confessed that she was in the house on the night of the murder and that she heard Miss Kercher scream, identifying a Congolese bar owner, Patrick Lumumba, as the assailant. She told the court during the trial that the confession was made under duress but then repeated the entire account in a five page memorandum the next morning. She later claimed Italian Authorities beat her, something which was strongly denied by everyone involved in the inquiry.

    * the accusation of a completely innocent man Patrick Lumumba by Amanda Knox;

    * the fact forensic evidence proves that multiple people were involved in the murder and that Meredith, a string healthy young woman was over powered by a number of attackers:

    * the fact that Lumumba was promptly arrested and spent two weeks in jail and Knox seemed quite happy for him to remain jail . It was only by chance that a Swiss businessman read about the case and came forward to say he had been talking to Lumumba in his bar on the night of the murder — offering him a rock-solid alibi. Lumumba has also always claimed Knox was the one behind the murder that night and that Knox was the worlds greatest actress.

    * the fact Knox then changed her story saying she was far away from the scene with her boyfriend at his place that night and that they watch the film Amelie on his lap top.

    * the computer records which show that no-one was at Raffaele’s computer during the time of the murder despite him claiming he was using that computer, whilst Sollecito could not back up Knox’s alibi on the night of the murder. Whilst she claimed she spent the evening with him, smoking marijuana, watching the French film Amelie and making love. Sollecito told police he could not remember if Knox was with him that evening or not.

    * the utterly inexplicable computer records in relation to the morning after the murder, starting at 5.32 am and including multiple file creations and interactions thereafter all during a time that Raffaele and Amanda insist they were asleep until 10.30am

    * the DNA of Raffaele Sollecito on Meredith’s bra-clasp in her locked bedroom;

    * the almost-entire naked footprint of Raffaele on a bathmat that in *no way* fits that of the other male in this case – Rudy Guede;

    * the fact that Raffaele’s own father blew their alibi that they were together in Raffaele’s flat at the time of the killing with indisputable telephone records;

    * the DNA of Meredith Kercher on the knife in Raffaele’s flat which Raffaele himself sought to explain as having been from accidentally “pricking” Meredith’s hand in his written diary despite the fact Meredith had never been to his flat (confirmed by Amanda Knox);

    * the correlation of where Meredith’s phones were found to the location of Raffaele Sollecito and Rudy Guedes’s flats;

    * Amanda’s DNA mixed with Meredith Kercher’s in five different places just feet from Meredith’s body;

    * the separate witnesses who testified on oath that Amanda and Raffaele were at the square 40 metres from the girls’ cottage on the evening of the murder and the fact that Amanda was seen at a convenience store at 7.45am buying cleaning products, again while she said she was in bed;

    * the fact Amanda Knox made two statements to Meredith's friends that the police found suspicious because they contained details that Amanda Knox should not have known. Indeed Meredith's roommate Natalie Hayward and other friends of Meredith's in Perugia at the time such as Amy Frost and Robyn Carmel Butterworth have always claimed they believe Knox to be the murderer.

    * the fact that when Amanda Knox rang Meredith’s mobile telephones, ostensibly to check on the “missing” Meredith, she did so for just three seconds - registering the call but making no effort to allow the phone to be answered in the real world;

    * the knife-fetish of Raffaele Sollecito and his formal disciplinary punishment for watching animal porn at his university – so far from the wholesome image portrayed;

    * the fact that claimed multi-year kick-boxer Raffaele apparently couldn’t break down a flimsy door to Meredith’s room when he and Amanda were at the flat the morning after the murder but the first people in the flat with the police who weren’t martial artists could;

    * the extensive hard drug use of Sollecito admitted by Amanda Knox herself;

    * the fact that Amanda knew details of the body and the wounds despite not being in line of sight of the body when it was discovered;

    * the lies of Knox on the witness stand in July 2009 about how their drug intake that night (“one joint”) is totally contradicted by Sollecito’s own contemporaneous diary;

    * the fact that after a late evening’s questioning, Knox wrote a 2,900 word email home which painstakingly details what she said happened that evening and the morning after that looks *highly* like someone committing to memory, at 3.30 in the morning, an extensive alibi;

    * the fact that both Amanda and Raffaele both said they would give up smoking dope for life in their prison diaries despite having apparently nothing to regret;

    * the fact that when Rudy Guede was arrested, Raffaele Sollecito didn’t celebrate the “true” perpetrator being arrested (which surely would have seen him released) but worried in his diary that a man whom he said he didn’t know would “make up strange things” about him despite him just being one person in a city of over 160,000 people. Guede has always maintained that Knox committed the murder, and has had his sentence cut by nearly half and is eligible for parole from 2014 onward. It will be interesting to hear what Guede has to say on his release.;

    * the fact that both an occupant of the cottage and the police instantly recognised the cottage had not been burgled but had been the subject of a staged break-in where glass was *on top* of apparently disturbed clothes;

    * that Knox and Sollecito both suggested each other might have committed the crime and Sollecito TO THIS DATE does not agree Knox stayed in his flat all the night in question;

    * the bizarre behaviour of both of them for days after the crime;

    * the fact that cellphone records show Knox did not stay in Sollecito’s flat but had left the flat at a time which is completely coincidental with Guede’s corroborated presence near the girl’s flat earlier in the evening;

    * the fact that Amanda Knox’s table lamp was found in the locked room of Meredith Kercher in a position that suggested it had been used to examine for fine details of the murder scene in a clean up;

    * the unbelievable series of changing stories made up by the defendants after their versions became challenged; Knox’s inexplicable reaction to being shown the knife drawer at the girl’s cottage where she ended up physically shaking and hitting her head.

    Still, if she's so keen to prove her "innocence" she can quite easily attend the case in Italy and prove it, so how about it AK Rowling. Then again Knox prefers being around her US PR Team who feed gullible US citizens lots of misinformation including that it's all Italy's Justice Systems fault and that there is no evidence, whilst appearing all teary eyed on US Morning Television and across the US Media. It was just like 'Midnight Express' wasn't it Amanda.
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    Re: Should Amanda Knox Be Extradited to Prison in Italy?

    It also should be noted that this whole case doesn't hinge on DNA as there was ample time to dispose of items, clean the scene using bleach and even stage a false break in, to try and make it look like a burglary that had gone wrong.

    Although the fact remains that Knox's DNA was present and there were mixed blood traces as well as DNA her boyfriends DNA, however the most compelling evidence is Konx's own contradictions, the witnesses which dispute her account, the break in, the shopkeeper and the potential bleach and cleaning products used to try to destroy forensic evidence and numerous other such evidence.

    Quote Originally Posted by The Guardian

    Few crimes in recent years have captured the imagination quite so much as the murder in Perugia of Meredith Kercher. The beauty and kindness of the victim, the fresh faces of her alleged assassins, and their passion for sex and drugs, all set against the backdrop of one of Italy's most stunning cities, made this a story that was as captivating as it was tragic. Now that both Amanda Knox and Raffaele Sollecito have been acquitted of Kercher's murder, the story becomes in some ways even more fascinating, as no one knows quite what to believe any more. Many people remain convinced that the two are guilty.

    John Follain is the Rome correspondent for the Sunday Times and has been following the case since it began. His book is a neutral retelling of events, from the British student's murder on the night of 1 November 2007 to that acquittal a few weeks ago on 3 October. Death in Perugia is not a first-person narrative, nor one that expresses an authorial opinion on the guilt or otherwise of those on trial. Perhaps because of this objectivity, it's a gripping read: a balanced, detailed account that allows the reader to respond to the central question: did they or didn't they?

    It was immediately clear to detectives who attended the crime scene that a burglary had been faked. Windows had been smashed, but they were too high for a burglar and the broken glass was on top of, rather than underneath, the flat's ransacked contents. No burglar, detectives thought, would have locked Kercher's room. The flat's front door hadn't been forced. It looked as if someone on the inside had been involved in the murder, or had at least let in the murderer.

    Attention turned to Kercher's American flatmate for many reasons: Amanda Knox had a scratch on her neck, and her behaviour as detectives watched her was bizarre in the extreme – constantly kissing and laughing with her Italian boyfriend, doing yoga in the police station, and snapping at one of Kercher's friends, who had expressed the hope that Meredith didn't suffer, with the retort: "She f*cking bled to death." (which she should not have known sat the time)

    As investigators looked more closely at Knox, she emerged as a narcissistic attention-seeker who was sexually adventurous but also jealous of Meredith Kercher's cheerful contentment. Knox knew, it seemed, no boundaries, leaving a vibrator in a transparent washbag and enjoying one-night stands. Detectives thought she was both sly and naive.

    These character traits, however, were as nothing compared with the contradictions she got caught up in. At first she said she was there that fateful night; then that she wasn't. Pages of her diary were ripped out. Her phone, always on, had been switched off early that evening. She had used drugs. Most incredible of all, Knox claimed to have entered the flat the following morning, having found the front door open and blood in the bathroom, and rather than running outside and calling the police had gone straight ahead and had a shower without a second thought.

    Her DNA was found on the handle of a knife that also had Kercher's DNA on its blade. That knife came from the kitchen of Knox's boyfriend, Sollecito. He, it emerged, was a habitual drug-user who liked knives and hardcore porn. His DNA was found on Kercher's bra clasp. He had lied about when he had used his computer, about the time of certain phone calls, and also about the time he'd eaten dinner.

    A third man emerged as a suspect. Rudy Guede alleged that he had merely been making out with Meredith and was in the bathroom when he heard her screams from the other room. He tried, he said, to save her. Prosecutors didn't believe his story, especially when DNA evidence indicated a sexual encounter with Kercher – with, detectives thought, Knox and Sollecito involved as coercers. Various eyewitnesses came forward to place Guede, Knox and Sollecito at the scene of the crime, and the fact that the young lovers had bought bleach the following morning suggested they were trying to cover their tracks.

    The evidence appeared overwhelming and all three were convicted. But earlier this month, Sollecito and Knox were acquitted. The lead prosecutor, Giuliano Mignini, had told the jury "you can't make a black boy pay for everyone", but that is how it now stands: only Guede, raised in Perugia, born in Ivory Coast, remains in prison. Doubts had been raised about the DNA evidence: the bra clasp had been found 46 days after the initial police search and contamination seemed a possibility. Witnesses were shown to be confused. Knox stopped laughing and clowning around in court. The prosecutor himself was described as a sex-obsessed conspiracy theorist. Now, as the prosecution appeal to overturn the acquittal, there will probably be another trial.

    We will, of course, never really know what happened. Many remain convinced of Knox's guilt. "To my family," Meredith Kercher's father once said, "she is, unequivocally, culpable." One investigator said: "she's certainly not the first convict who claims she's innocent... My guess is that Amanda has convinced herself that she is." A prosecuting lawyer called her "a sorceress of deceit". Patrick Lumumba, the Congolese barman whom Knox falsely accused of the murder, said she was "the world's best actress".

    Death in Perugia: The Definitive Account of the Meredith Kercher Case by John Follain

    The Evidence - The Murder of Meredith Kercher

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    Re: Should Amanda Knox Be Extradited to Prison in Italy?

    In terms of Konx's boyfriend Raffaele Sollecito an habitual drug-user who liked knives/swords and hardcore animal pornography (which he was under investigation for at University), and who is obsessed with Nazi memorabilia and Concentration camps.

    I should also imagine he would be quite a handy person to have around following a murder, in fact here he is pictured shortly before Meredith's murder, wearing protective clothing with a bottle of bleach and a meat clever.

    Police checks on his background revealed a darker side to Sollecito, who had a lifelong obsession with knives and swords, which he collected, and always carried a flick-knife in his pocket.

    He described himself on an internet blog as someone who liked to try "risky things" and was sometimes "totally crazy", and he was a collector of Japanese manga comics, known for their extreme violence and rape fantasies.

    Sollecito also appeared to have a taste for the macabre he had visited the site of the Nazi concentration camp at Dachau in Germany and posted photographs on the internet of himself posing as a cross between a mummy and a mad doctor, with a meat cleaver in one hand and a bottle of bleach in the other.

    Meredith Kercher trial: Raffaele Sollecito profile - Telegraph

    Murdered Meredith: Flatmate's 'crazy' boyfriend poses with a meat cleaver and bleach | Mail Online

    'Meredith killed with cleaver man's knife' | Metro News



    The again Knox was equally weird

    Quote Originally Posted by The Telegraph
    A video posted on the internet shows her downing a drink and slurring her words. Then, shortly before she left for Perugia, she hosted a rowdy party at her student house, which resulted in her being fined $269.

    A patrol officer's report detailed how a neighbour called police because party-goers were throwing rocks at his house and passing cars and loud music could be heard down the street.

    She was also woefully lacking in tact. A fellow employee at the World Cup cafe in Seattle, where Knox worked, said: "The first time I met her she asked me if I was Jewish. I told her I was. She then screamed 'My people killed your people' and began laughing hysterically.

    "I didn't know what to say. She just kept laughing about her Germans killing my Jews. After that, I did not like her. She really freaked me out."


    Meredith Kercher was said to have clashed with Knox over her promiscuity, and had been embarrassed when Knox left a rabbit-shaped sex toy and boxes of condoms in full view in their shared bathroom.

    Knox also had a habit of smoking marijuana, which may have fuelled the warped sexual fantasies that culminated in the murder of her flatmate in what one lawyer described as "a satanic rite".


    Meredith Kercher trial: Amanda Knox, the 'shy' former Jesuit school girl - Telegraph


    Natalie Hayward, a friend of Meredith's, expressed that she hoped Meredith had gone quickly and not suffered. Amanda shot back with "What do you think? She F*cking bled to death.
    Quote Originally Posted by The Seattle Times

    During the hearing, witnesses said Knox showed no distress and cuddled with Sollecito at the police station while waiting to be questioned after Kercher's body was found.

    "I found Amanda's behavior very strange and I found it quite difficult to be around her," said Robyn Carmel Butterworth, a prosecution witness and a Briton who was a friend of the victim. "Everybody was upset and she didn't seem to show any emotions."

    "We were all crying. I didn't see her crying," Butterworth added.

    She said Knox and Sollecito fooled around as they waited.

    "I remember Amanda sticking her tongue out at Raffaele," Butterworth said in English, her testimony translated for the court. "They were talking and joking, kissing and cuddling."

    Amy Frost, another witness who was also at the police station, said Knox "made faces," such as crossing her eyes and sticking her tongue out. She was "giggling" and kissing Sollecito, said Frost.

    "She didn't show any sadness. She wasn't crying. She seemed quite angry and a bit frustrated and sometimes happy," said another one, Natalie Hayward.

    Both Knox and Sollecito have attended the court sessions escorted by police. Sollecito told the court in an earlier hearing that he was the victim of a judicial mistake.

    The witnesses Friday testified about how they learned of Kercher's death and what Knox and Sollecito said at the police station.

    According to Butterworth, Knox said: "How do you think I feel? I found her." She quoted Knox as saying Kercher was "in the closet covered by a blanket."'

    At one point, Knox said that Kercher "she F*cking bled to death," according to Butterworth. Hayward also quoted Knox as saying Kercher would have "died slowly and in a lot of pain."

    Kercher was found with a stab wound in the neck in a pool of blood under a comforter in her bedroom.

    Friday's lineup of witnesses, British women who were friends with Kercher, also talked about a problematic relationship between Kercher and Knox. Some broke into tears as they recalled their friend.

    Local News | Roommate testifies in Amanda Knox murder trial | Seattle Times Newspaper
    It should also be noted that the majority of British public thinks Knox is guilty, and the same is true of the Italian public.

    Poll Shows More Than 50% of Brits Think Amanda Knox is Guilty
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