The Italian jury in the Amanda Knox murder trial just released its reasons for finding Knox guilty of the murder of her roommate in Perugia, Italy.
This whole so-called trial and outrageous conviction of an innocent American college student just gets more and more ridiculous. Have you ever heard of a jury creating its own fictional account of what happened at a murder scene, an account that contradicts the prosecution’s sadistic sex fantasy? Have you ever heard of a jury using their self-created fantasy as a rationalization for convicting the accused and giving her 26 years in prison? This is beyond belief.
To start out:
The 427-page report, written by Judge Giancarlo Massei and Assistant Judge Beatrice Cristiani, explains the reasons behind jurors' determination in December that Knox was guilty in the November 2007 stabbing death of exchange student Kercher while the two roomed together in Perugia, Italy.
The report blames "random contingencies" and "the combination of various factors" for Kercher's death.
"It is a crime that happened ... without any planning, without any animosity or rancorous feeling against the victim that in some way could be seen [as] a preparation and predisposition to the crime," it said.
Gee, that’s news to the prosecution, because during the trial:
…prosecutors argued Knox was a resentful American so angry with her British roommate that she exacted revenge during a twisted sex misadventure game at the students' home. They said Knox directed Sollecito and Guede to hold Kercher down as Knox played with a knife before killing her.
Knox’s defense claimed that Guede acted alone and Knox was not home during the attack.
Apparently, there were some creative minds on the jury because they rejected both the prosecution and defense claims and formed their own version of the incident.
You have to read this because I have never in my life heard of a jury just create their own crime theory and then fill it in with a bunch of gory details, none of which have any basis in reality. (Is everyone in Italy a sexual pervert?):
They found Guede the main instigator -- not Knox, as prosecutors hypothesized.
The jurors believed that Guede went into Kercher's room and attempted to have sexual contact with her, but Kercher pushed him away. Knox and Sollecito then came into the room and attempted to help Guede have "his way" with Kercher, the report said. Sollecito held Kercher while Guede fondled her, the report said, but things spiraled out of control.
Sollecito poked Kercher with a knife, inflicting one wound measured at 4 cm (1.5 inches), and Knox poked her with a bigger knife after she screamed, inflicting a larger 8-cm (3-inch) wound, jurors found.
"The most plausible hypothesis is that Rudy decided by himself to enter Meredith's room," the report said. "The reaction and refusal of the girl must have been heard by Amanda and Raffaele, who actually were probably disturbed and intervened, given the unfolding of events. They backed Rudy, whom they allowed to enter the house" and ultimately became Kercher's killers because of events that followed, according to the judges.
I ask you, how can this trial be taken seriously?
I sure wish the Hillary Clinton would intervene in this travesty of justice and bring Amanda Knox home.
Click here for a video from ABC news which includes an interview with Amanda’s parents.
I just discovered that I am not the only one calling for a boycott of Italy until Amanda Knox is freed. Donald Trump has also called for a boycott. On his blog, Trump writes:
There is a disturbing injustice surrounding the Amanda Knox case and I think we should boycott Italy until they do the right thing and free Amanda.
Knox was interrogated for over 50 hours in a five day period, and Italian law states that a suspect cannot be interrogated without a lawyer. During part of this interrogation, Amanda Knox did not have a lawyer.
When she returned to prison after her conviction, her fellow prisoners cried in disbelief because they knew she was innocent. They should put the prosecutor in jail, not Amanda Knox. I have little doubt, based on what I saw, that he abused his power and in fact he is already under investigation for abuse of power in an unrelated case. (I would bet, based on what I saw during Amanda’s trial, that he is guilty.) Why don’t they put him in her jail cell and let her go.
What’s really going on over there? Nothing has been made clear -- except that Amanda Knox is now in an Italian prison for perhaps her whole life. Is that the easy solution? One solution is to boycott Italy until they decide to get serious and let her go
Boycott Italy! Free Amanda Knox!