Amanda Knox

This now goes to their Supreme Court, but really, she was found guilty, then innocent, now guilty again. Pathetic. Now there would supposedly be a fight over extradition. Let me tell you this right now, no one in Obama’s regime better try to send this girl back to that pit. And if the Italians insist on going after her we’re going to have to punish Italy by making sure Americans choose another country to vacation in. Jerks.

Amanda Knox ‘frightened and saddened’ by new guilty verdict

American student Amanda Knox said she was “frightened and saddened” by an Italian court’s decision Thursday to reverse her acquittal in the 2007 killing of her British roommate, Meredith Kercher.

“Having been found innocent before, I expected better from the Italian justice system,” Knox said in a statement from Seattle. “There has always been a marked lack of evidence. My family and I have suffered greatly from this wrongful persecution.” […]

If the guilty verdicts are upheld, Knox could face extradition proceedings.

Here is her full statement:

First and foremost it must be recognized that there is no consolation for the Kercher family. Their grief over Meredith’s terrible murder will follow them forever. They deserve respect and support.

I am frightened and saddened by this unjust verdict. Having been found innocent before, I expected better from the Italian justice system. The evidence and accusatory theory do not justify a verdict of guilt beyond a reasonable doubt. Rather, nothing has changed. There has always been a marked lack of evidence. My family and I have suffered greatly from this wrongful persecution.

This has gotten out of hand. Most troubling is that it was entirely preventable. I beseech those with the knowledge and authority to address and remediate the problems that worked to pervert the course of justice and waste the valuable resources of the system: overzealous and intransigent prosecution, prejudiced and narrow-minded investigation, unwillingness to admit mistake, reliance on unreliable testimony and evidence, character assassination, inconsistent and unfounded accusatory theory, and counterproductive and coercive interrogation techniques that produce false confessions and inaccurate statements.

Clearly a wrongful conviction is horrific for the wrongfully accused, but it is also terribly bad for the victim, their surviving family, and society.

VIDEO: Guardian’s exclusive pre-verdict interview with Knox.

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  1. ancientwrrior says:

    This woman should tell them all to go effffff off and pound sand.

  2. jiaconis says:

    Don’t judge an entire Nation on the verdict of an Court, other Nations could judge us on having O’Bummer as President, for two terms no less. We are not Obama and he is not us. Tammy cut Italy some slack, it’s great to go after the Legal system there, but to diminish an entire Country over what a few people decide is not right. An American-Italian, Loud and Proud!!

  3. sweetexp says:

    This will probably end up in a nonextradition warrant… Similar to how Tammy described it during the live show. Very peculiar situation though, one must admit:)

  4. Dekamica says:

    I have followed this frustratingly, sad story since the beginning and even watched a couple of documentaries about the case. Interestingly, one of the documentaries talked about a serial killer in this same area, where Amanda and her roommate were living, and speculated that Meridith’s murder may very well have been a crime that he committed. I wish that I could remember more of the specifics, but the documentary stated reasons why the Italian police and prosecutors didn’t want to look into a possible serial killer, and wanted to blame it on Amanda and her boyfriend. I also really like Amanda’s current attorney – he was interviewed in one of the documentaries, as well, and seemed like someone who is really on the ball – but I think that if they try to extradite Amanda that she should change her name and leave the Country. I know that it would be terrible for her and her family to be separated, but I just can’t imagine this poor girl having to spend another day, let alone 25 years, in an Italian prison. Oy Vey!

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