Amanda Knox Says She’s Willing To Be a FugitiveBy: Daryl Nelson - January 10, 2014
In an interview with an Italian newspaper, Amanda Knox, the American student found not guilty in a 2009 murder, said she wouldn’t go back to jail if convicted.
“[If found guilty] legally I’ll be defined a fugitive, but I will continue to fight for my innocence,” she said. And the main reason she’s come to this decision is because she believes any kind of conviction would be a malicious one, so she simply won’t abide by it. “I will not willingly submit myself to injustice,” Knox warned.
In an interview with the UK based show “Daybreak,” the 26-year old says she has no faith in the Italian court system, and feels her and accused ex-boyfriend Raffaele Sollecito, were being scapegoated by the legal system for unknown reasons.
“I have plenty to fear because I was already imprisoned wrongfully, I was already convicted wrongfully and this is everything to fear, this, as an innocent person, is the ultimate nightmare, this does not make sense,” she said.
However, defense lawyer for Sollecito, Giulia Bongiorno, says everything does make sense. According to his theory, Italian police made the couple appear guilty because they wanted to calm the nerves of the local community. “[They] did not want to think that a stranger, a monster, could have entered a house and murdered a student,” he said.
In 2009 Knox and Sollecito were convicted of murdering student Meredith Kercher, and in a retrial, both were found not guilty on Oct. 3, 2011. However, in September of 2013, another trial began when the previous decision was later appealed. Currently, Knox is living and attending college in Seattle and has been doing so ever since leaving Italy over three years ago.
And Knox says since there was no proof about her committing these crimes, which were attached to a sex-party gone wrong, says the prosecution, she feels the Italian legal system doesn’t have the right or true authority to make her return. “No one has ever claimed that I was ever taking part in deviant sexual activity,” she told CNN. “None of my roommates, none of my friends, none of the people who knew me there. This is simply coming out of the prosecution.”
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