Amanda Knox – what can I say about the case? There is a lot of material and I do think that a lot of the accusations were bullshit. Is she innocent? Did she and her boyfriend have anything to do with the murder? Well according to the police in Perugia Amanda Knox was the brains behind the death of Meredith Kercher….. yet there is another explanation.
This story has a lot of parallel to the story of the murder trial of Lindy Chamberlain over the death of her daughter Azaria. I always believed that Lindy Chamberlain was innocent, and as I read the lurid details of the trial, I actually became convinced that the prosecution had nothing…. BUT…. the jury found her guilty of the murder of Azaria even though the baby was in fact taken and killed by a dingo.
Amanda Knox is now facing another trial over the death in Italy… it seems the Italians do not believe in the double jeopardy rule. In the meantime, a book detailing the case is about to be released. The DailyMail in the UK has probably one of the best summaries that I have ever seen on this perplexing case. It is well worth a read because for the first time I can see how a young woman who had only rudimentary Italian, no representation etc. was railroaded into making a confession. There are so many holes in the case, to the point that there are more holes than those available in Swiss cheese. The prosecutor was intent upon locking up Amanda Knox and he was successful the first time because he used perjured and tainted evidence.
One question remains: did the persecutors of Amanda Knox make a deal with the real murderer to implicate the couple in order for him to get a reduced sentence? The real murderer was at first given a 30 year sentence and then this was reduced to 16 years. He will be released from jail soon after only serving 8 years. Should he be released then there is no justice for the grieving relatives of Meredith Kercher. But what about Amanda Knox and her former boyfriend?