Thu May 2, 2013, 01:23 PM
UTUSN (37,854 posts)
Visiting this group: Am interested in what you think about Amanda KNOX.
I do not follow these cases, know just the basics to know what's going on in the world. The Jodi ARIAS case is horrific but not intriguing to me. I see the Kermit _____ false doctor case to be, if true, a serial killer case, NOT an "abortion" case.
But KNOX... The interview this week is the first thing of any length I've paid attention to in this case, and I understand that she was being careful because anything she says will be used in the future situation. But the images of her as she was back then, so flaky, was she just a kid being a kid in her flakiness? First, they said she and the boyfriend (Rafael?) had spent the entire night together and she only went to her apartment the next morning and went straight to the shower without discovering the murder. Then (in the interview) this line of things was just abandoned. Then the bloody foot and hand prints were said to match the SECOND guy and his DNA was said to be inside the victim (like in sex), but THIS was dropped.
Even with the ordeal she's gone through, the maturity inflicted by the ordeal has not erased entirely the flakiness edge completely, and she had these sidewise, calculating glances... She almost seemed to resent her parents and family for all the sacrifices they made to be there with/for her all the time, like she (immaturely/selfishly) resented being INDEBTED so much to them.
Can anybody enlighten me on what the consensus here, among those who have followed this closely, is about her? Thanks.
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Visiting this group: Am interested in what you think about Amanda KNOX. (Original post)
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Response to Little Star (Reply #1)
Fri May 3, 2013, 03:35 PM
patricia92243 (7,957 posts)
3. "Not right" - does that mean you think she is just an odd sort of person, or she is guilty of the
crime. I, too, like the OP do not know anything about it.
Response to UTUSN (Original post)
Tue May 7, 2013, 11:57 PM
davidpdx (15,570 posts)
5. I have been following the case closely since the beginning
I've read a lot from reputable sources (non-tabloid) over the past 6 years or so.
Clearly I think she made some mistakes in terms of her behavior, but I don't believe that's tantamount to being guilty of murder. The prosecution and the media influenced the trial outside the court room through leaks and stories.
The other thing is that she should have insisted on a lawyer and US consular and refused to give up her passport. A passport is a document is property of the US Government. Taking it is theft. People going abroad need to realize this as well as the fact that the laws in most countries are very different from ours. The court systems don't afford the same rights as well as the right to innocence until proved guilty.
I have lived in a foreign country for 10 years and the case has really make me realize I have to be careful what I say or do.
Response to UTUSN (Reply #6)
Wed May 8, 2013, 06:25 AM
davidpdx (15,570 posts)
7. Yes, but I would say she stood up to him pretty good though
I am in the process of reading her book and have about a 100 pages left. The amount of misconduct carried out by the Italian police, the Italian prison, and the Italian courts is really what she needed to focus more on. That's the real tragedy of the story is that most people have no idea about that.
I sent a PM to you about the book.