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sabrina 1 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Sep-27-11 02:25 AM
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13. Thank you. I followed this case when it first happened
and airc, this woman is no angel as she is portrayed by her supporters. The way the family and their friends here handled the situation did her more than good. Slamming the Italian judicial system the way they did, made me look more closely at it and I have to say she is very lucky she was in Italy and not here when this crime was committed.

Here, she would have probably received the DP and if both women were Americans, all sympathy would have been with the victim, Meredith. But because it happened in Italy, and SHE is American, the behavior of her friends and supporters has been appalling.

If the VICTIM was American, and Amanda was British of Eastern descent, there would not doubt about her guilt.

I wish people would not get personal about these cases. Look at the evidence as much as possible and judge on the merits of the case. Both sides have flaws in their cases, but from my memory of it, I believed there was enough evidence, mostly going by Amanda's own statements and letters etc. to believe she was there when it happened. Beyond that, it was hard to tell what part she might have played if any. And if she is innocent, she certainly didn't act as if she was. Why, eg, were she and her boyfriend at the apt so early the following morning with cleaning materials?

If she is innocent, then I hope they can prove it. It was a horrible case in every way and had Amanda not told so many stories, maybe the police would not have focused on her early on. They did not focus on the other women who were able to give their alibis and who showed appropriate emotion after learning of their friend's death.
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