Amanda Knox Found Guilty in Italian Court

    January 30, 2014
    Kimberly Ripley
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Amanda Knox was once again found guilty for the murder of Meredith Kercher by a jury in Florence, Italy. The court sentened her to 28 years and 6 months in jail for her crime.

It’s likely, however, that even if Italy were to attempt to extradite her back to Italy that the U.S. would refuse. In this country a person can’t be tried twice for the same crime.

Amanda Knox’s former boyfriend, Raffaele Sollecito, was found guilty as well, and was sentenced to 25 years behind bars. He wasn’t present when the verdict was read on Thursday, however his passport will be taken from him to prevent him from fleeing the country.

British college student Meredith Kercher was found murdered on November 2, 2007 in the cottage she shared with Knox in Perugia where she was part of an exchange program. The Kercher family was pleased with the court’s decision.

“To lose someone you love so dearly is hard enough, especially in the way she died, but that has been compounded by the fact that it has gone on for six years and three months,” Meredith’s brother, Lyle Kercher said.

Amanda Knox was floored by the verdict.

“I am frightened and saddened by this unjust verdict. Having been found innocent before, I expected better from the Italian justice system,” she said in a statement from her family’s home in Seattle. “This has gotten out of hand.”

Knox and Sollecito were first convicted of the murder in 2009, then acquitted in 2011 on appeal.

Last year the supreme court ordered a re-trial, leading to the guilty verdicts issued on Thursday.

Do you think the Italian court system is corrupt? Do you think Amanda Knox and Raffaele Sollecito received a fair trial or do you think the jurors had them condemned before the trial was over?

Do you believe Amanda Knox is innocent or guilty of the crime of murdering Meredith Kercher?

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  • Justice

    People in America are forced to plead guilty all the time. There is no justice in this world. Real justice happens after you die and it is coming for all of us. There is a man sitting in prison for life because he stole some tube socks. I promise you this, the people who sent him there and the people who could have remedied the situation, will have much to answer for in the future. None of us escape our sins. None. The biggest lie the world has taught us is that there is no accountability for things we do during our lives. I promise you there is. So those of you who are sitting at home and you have done terrible things to people, I would be very afraid. Very afraid. People that buy justice or set people up or lie and cause harm, will have much to pay for.

    • Alex

      Totally agree 100 percent. People don’t understand that this life is all a test and there is punishment.

  • At Least

    At least the Italian courts aren't afraid to convict a woman. In America, it is next to impossible to convict a woman. They are the majority gender and comprise less than 7% of the prison system. A woman can sleep with a 12 year old and get a misdemeanor and man can get a felony and life in prison.