Anyone know when a verdict is expected? It seems like this one has been dragging on forever. Meredith deserves justice.
PERUGIA, Italy, Dec. 3 (UPI) -- Legal observers in Perugia, Italy, say they expect a quick verdict in the murder trial of Amanda Knox accused of killing her roommate in "a drug-fueled rage."
Attorneys completed final arguments Thursday with the jury scheduled to get the case Friday morning. A verdict was seen as possible by Friday night, the Italian news agency ANSA said. The prosecution is seeking life in prison for Knox.
Knox was described by the prosecution as "wound up like a spring" because of Kercher's complaints and "unleashed" her anger "in a drug-filled rage."
Knox was fed up with Kercher moaning about her bringing boys into the house and having to clean up after her, prosecutor Giuliano Mignini said in his final arguments.
I think she is going to be convicted, but I'm not convinced she did it.
1. No on the bleach purchases as fact, but police did notice a smell of bleach in his home when they found the knife.
2. Not much defensive wounds. 47 wounds are said to have been found on Meredith thereby enforcing the multiple attacker theory as she was being held.
3. RG pleaded innocent, so he has to claim that he did nothing to Meredith but mess around a little bit. He said he was invited there by Meredith to explain his DNA on her and the fact that there is NO way he wasn't there.
At first I think he was concerned that if he fingered AK and RS... they would turn on him as the only one there. Once he pleaded Not Guilty, he was sort of stuck with his story (lies). His story may be closer to the truth than you think. Except for the 'date' part and him not being present at the time of the actual murder... his story may be close, but he had to excuse himself from the murder part.
4. I believe it may have something to do with missing cash or things coming to a head between Amanda and Meredith. I even think it may have been a sort of 'prank' at first- messing with Meredith by faking a kidnapping, playing a sort of 'game' with her to teach her a lesson by AK's manner of thinking. Maybe they set up RG to meet with Meredith, with AK and RS either hidden or disguised... then things escalated from there when Meredith didn't respond as they hoped. Maybe they just wanted to scare her... I just don't know.
I believe AK knew that nobody but Meredith was there, the boys were away down stairs plus Meredith had basically left AK out of the previous night Halloween festivities. Something surely was set up as both turned their phones off and had conflicting alibis after the murder. The lying imo is what shows their guilt, as well as the clean-up and faked theft through the window. I also think they may have been drunk and high... just not sure on what.
Hope this helps some.
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Amanda Knox, who is accused of murdering British student Meredith Kercher, has told a court she does not want to be branded an assassin.
Her voice trembled as she addressed the jury in Italy that is expected to deliver its verdict later this week.
more here (tho not more regarding her statements to the court)
Is there a website which details the night of the murder in full?
In her remarks, Knox said she was trying to remain calm even though she is "disappointed, sad and frustrated" over her two years in jail. She said she remained "confident and certain in what I know."
Knox thanked her family and friends who supported her. She also thanked the prosecutors who seek to put her behind bars for life, saying they were only seeking justice.
"They are trying to do their job, even if they can’t understand," she said.
more here on the trial
I was reading that Meredith was a black belt in karate. I imagine it took the three of them, while high on something, to hold her down.
I don't think Amanda actually may have killed Meredith ( this is something we will probably never know) but I DO believe she was there and knows EXACTLY what happened.
either that or they walked in on the crime scene and for some very stupid reason decided to clean it up. (or course i can't believe some people would be that stupid to do something like that).
Her actions and behavior throughout the 2 years are what leads me to believe that she is guilty.
JUSTICE FOR MEREDITH!
I don't beleive a word of it and I think the testimony at the crime scene has to be taken lightly due to the language and translation issues.
but lets say that it's true and that she was there....perhaps she wanted her boyfriend to move in with her. ... with meridith murdered it would be scary to stay there all alone.
none of it comes together well. The prosecutions dimwitted theroies are preposterous. The evidence doesn't hold.
The evidence is pretty solid but circumstancial. Wonder why the defense went for emotional pleas, instead of debating the evidence? Quite telling imo.
She could have moved TO her boyfriends. Plus there were other girls living there with her besides Meredith.
The evidence holds up pretty well. The lies, clean-up and staged break-in do not.
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Do they expect a verdict today?
Yes, Hopefully the jury will come back with the right verdict: Guilty
If Amanda is truly innocent then WHY is she so afraid of being labeled a killer?
If I was accused of doing something I know I did not do I could not care less about what people though of me.
Seems like there are problems on both sides. I haven't followed the case closely enough but changing the story doesn't look good regardless of the faults that lie with the prosecution.
Its getting late in Italy, 8pm there now, wonder how long they will go before they call it a day. Perhaps we will get a verdict by dinner time.
I don't know how long this will remain on the CNN homepage but there is a video entitled; The victim in the Amanda Knox trial that's interesting.
"We'll know today," Chris Mellas, Knox's stepfather, told CNN in court. "All we can do is hope for the best."
Back home in West Seattle, Washington, Knox's aunt Janet Huff and other family members are anxiously awaiting word of the verdict.
"I cant eat, I'm just too nervous," Huff told CNN. "You don't know when it's going to come. It could be any minute, it could be tomorrow. I'm just scared to death. At the same time, we're really hopeful and really glad that it's over. We just hope it's over for good."