Amanda Knox to stand trial again

(126 Posts)

Just announced. Stating that her acquittal was flawed. I wonder if she does have to go? I am sure when watching the acquittal that news said authorities couldn't make her return to Italy if a re-trial did happen.

DuelingFanjo Thu 11-Apr-13 21:39:32

My eBay name is something similar to sexy wizard, I created it based upon a joke a friend and I had at the time. Heaven forbid that I ever end up living in or near a crime scene!

Anyone who as done any reading into the case must surely have te sense to see that two of the people accused are innocent and one is most definitely guilty.

Portofino Thu 11-Apr-13 21:15:21

No she didn't. But the point is even if she did, it doesn't make her s murderer. There is nothing contraversial or unusual about 20 year old college students having sex. Only the media made it sinister.

BinarySolo Thu 11-Apr-13 09:01:04

Not sure what 'ire' is. Think I meant opinion.

BinarySolo Thu 11-Apr-13 08:59:51

Yes but she used the name foxy knoxy online didn't she? As an adult she would have been aware of the connotations of using this as a screen name surely? I just find the football explaination at little unbelievable, but am prepared to find out I'm wrong.

It's that old chestnut tho that women who commit crimes are judged twice as hard as men, especially if the crime goes against gender roles, ie sexual or against children. Look at Mira hindley and Ian Bradey. It's Hindley who was demonised the most.

I think that's why the media has seized on her. Apparently the ire in America is very different -presumably the media presented the case very differently there.

I'm on the fence really. I think the evidence was massively bodged and that merediths family were hugely let down by the Italian legal system.

Portofino Wed 10-Apr-13 23:04:13

Her family never invented anything or painted her as innocent. The prosecution leaked stuff to the media to show her in a bad light. She got the nickname foxy Knoxy as a child due to her football skills. The papers tried to make out she was a sexual temptress who could make grown men kill at her command. That was what the prosecution case was...

Portofino Wed 10-Apr-13 23:00:38

I would imagine that as Meredith's family believed her guilty and she spent 4 years in prison for no reason, it would be a hard one to call. She did express her sorrow at the trial and the appeal. As she did not actually kill Meredith what else was she meant to do exactly? As Df says, is Guede expressing his remorse?

DuelingFanjo Wed 10-Apr-13 14:05:53

Hopefully this re-trial or whatever it is will prove once and for all that Knox and Sollecito had nothing to do with the murder as all the 'evidence' would suggest. Such a shame that the murderer Guede is forgotten in all this, it's almost as if he didn't do it the way he is ignored.

BinarySolo Wed 10-Apr-13 13:59:14

I've watched documentaries which lead me to think k&s were in some way involved. What others have said really, the inconsistencies and balls ups in evidence.

I don't think Knox was handled fairly tho. I also think her barrister did her no favours. Why not just say yes she was a young woman that enjoyed sex and was sexual? That doesn't make her guilty of any crime. Her family invented some bollocks about her nickname being foxy because she 'crouched like a fox' when playing soccer. I think the trying to paint her as a complete innocent did more harm than good as these were exactly the same details that the media seized on to make her out to be a deviant. Clearly she wasn't as naive as they tried to portray her as she was sexually active with a boyfriend after a relatively short length of time and smoked cannibis. Obviously these facts don't make her guilty, but I think both sides tried to add a fair amount of spin.

Oh, and it's rather sexist that the media focus is all directed at her.

Having said all that I don't think she or her family came across well when she was released, as there was little mention of sadness for Meredith's family and their celebrations under the circumstances seemed inappropriate.

NotTreadingGrapes Thu 04-Apr-13 14:05:02

Oh right. OK Thank you! smile

EllieArroway Thu 04-Apr-13 13:20:42

Was there no trace of her at all?

Obviously in other parts of the house there were. Just none at all in Meredith's bedroom. The scene obviously hadn't been cleaned since Meredith and Guede's DNA was everywhere.

Portofino I agree, someone having an interest in female murderers/murder victims is def creepy! Who are these people?!

Portofino Thu 04-Apr-13 09:46:00

Of course there were traces of her in the house. Guede however left his DNA and shoe and palm prints at the scene/on the body. No such traces of RS and AK were found. AKs DNA was found in the washbasin, as you would expect, her footprints (not in blood) were found in the hall, again as you might expect.

NotTreadingGrapes Thu 04-Apr-13 09:42:41

Just asking, like.

Sorry. confused

NotTreadingGrapes Thu 04-Apr-13 09:41:59

Who me?

No, I haven't. But there are lots of posts on here saying there was no DNA/evidence of AK in the house?

Oh dear, you clearly haven't read the evidence at all have you?

NotTreadingGrapes Thu 04-Apr-13 09:33:16

There should, obviously, have been a feck load of Amanda DNA at the crime scene. What with her living there.

Was there no trace of her at all?

What's horrific? Her behaviour? Doesn't prove she murdered someone does it.

awaynboilyurheid Thu 04-Apr-13 09:21:12

Horrific

Portofino Wed 03-Apr-13 21:45:21

You do realise she was acquitted as there was no evidence against her, don't you? There was some DNA on a knife she innocently used for cooking in her boyfriends flat. There was NO evidence that put her at the crime scene. Not one little jot.

Portofino Wed 03-Apr-13 21:39:32

Do you not think it is her best interest that the Italian judicial process is followed?

Portofino Wed 03-Apr-13 21:37:38

Yes have you read anything about the case apart from what was in the papers?

Feenie Wed 03-Apr-13 21:32:33

Have you actually read any of the thread, awaynboilyurhead?

With regard to the money, as someone else said I imagine she owes her parents a huge amount of money in legal fees and is trying to pay them back.

awaynboilyurheid Wed 03-Apr-13 21:27:57

AK is guilty as sin but unfortunately will not return to Italy as she will be protected by the USA her behaviour following the death of her flatmate was bizarre she lied to implicate others and has shown no remorse, and now wants to make money out of it, horrific.

Portofino Wed 03-Apr-13 21:05:29

Or female victims. He liked to write stories about what Meredith was doing if still alive apparently. As I said, bit odd. I prefer more dispassionate accounts based on truth. Meredith's family deserve the truth I think.

Portofino Wed 03-Apr-13 20:39:02

No just some chap who likes potential female murderers apparently. I can find the link to his general creepiness if you like. Or take my word for it and save minutes of your life. ;-) I honestly have no particular bias. I have read books and websites over the years and honestly don't think AK and RS are guilty. If anyone van show me the evidence that they are, well I will reconsider. Them behaving "oddly" does not cut it. The media put an awful spin on this.

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