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Amanda Knox Reacts To Being Found Guilty Of Murder Again: “I Am Frightened And Saddened"

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Amanda Knox and her Italian ex-boyfriend Raffaele Sollecito were once again found guilty of killing British student Meredith Kercher on Thursday!

A judge has now sentenced Amanda to 28 years behind bars!

This new verdict comes less than three years after both Knox and Sollecito were acquitted of the murder and released from an Italian prison after serving four years!

Now living in Seattle, Amanda spoke out today about the court’s new decision, admitting that the verdict has left her frightened!

Amanda said in a statement:

"I am frightened and saddened by this unjust verdict. Having been found innocent before, I expected better from the Italian justice system.”

Knox’s lawyers have stressed that they will appeal any guilty verdict to the Supreme Court. Amanda has also vowed to fight extradition back to Italy, saying she’d rather be a fugitive than return to a cell overseas.

Read Amanda’s entire statement, including her message to the Kercher family below.

"First and foremost it must be recognized that there is no consolation for the Kercher family. Their grief over Meredith's terrible murder will follow them forever. They deserve respect and support.

I am frightened and saddened by this unjust verdict. Having been found innocent before, I expected better from the Italian justice system. The evidence and accusatory theory do not justify a verdict of guilt beyond a reasonable doubt. Rather, nothing has changed. There has always been a marked lack of evidence. My family and I have suffered greatly from this wrongful persecution.

This has gotten out of hand. Most troubling is that it was entirely preventable. I beseech those with the knowledge and authority to address and remediate the problems that worked to pervert the course of justice and waste the valuable resources of the system: overzealous and intransigent prosecution, prejudiced and narrow-minded investigation, unwillingness to admit mistake, reliance on unreliable testimony and evidence, character assassination, inconsistent and unfounded accusatory theory, and counterproductive and coercive interrogation techniques that produce false confessions and inaccurate statements.

Clearly a wrongful conviction is horrific for the wrongfully accused, but it is also terribly bad for the victim, their surviving family, and society."

[Image via BauerGriffinOnline.]

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19 comments to “Amanda Knox Reacts To Being Found Guilty Of Murder Again: “I Am Frightened And Saddened"”

  1. Andrew Nokes says – reply to this


    Guilty as charged, send her to Italy.

  2. mangymutt says – reply to this


    anyone who takes the time to read thru exactly what evidence the police did have and the timelines these two gave as to their whereabouts and actions on the night of the murder and the following day will come to the intelligent conclusion that they were involved in the murder. They may not have stuck the knife in meredith, but they were present when she did get killed.

  3. 3

    I say she is guilty, whether or not she was there or had a hand in it some way.

  4. GrettaMagnetic says – reply to this


    This is sad & ridiculous. While I'm sorry for Merediths parents, the Italian police majorly fucked up & were clearly looking for someone to blame. They contaminated the murder scene & I'm willing to bet that if any other girl were her roommate, they'd be tried for the crime as well. And yet, Casey Anthony goes free….go figure.

  5. rf says – reply to this


    yes, but the guy in Spain is dead in the rain!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  6. Verdad says – reply to this


    That woman is guilty as sin. I agree with MANGYMUTT, there stories just don't add up : her and he ex-boyfriend. She is a twisted killer and justice should prevail. The one man serving the sentence there had to have help as it clearly stated that the poor victim was held down while her throat was slashed. it was not one man doing the killing. jail the bitch!!

  7. 7

    She is guilty as sin. I hope wherever she goes in America that people call her a murderer.

  8. 8

    Re: Andrew Nokes – Oh. You know something all of us don't ?

  9. 9

    Re: mrsg13 – I hope you get canc… ah… never mind. You're too stupid for words

  10. annainparis says – reply to this


    A not so good day in UW today!

  11. Mark says – reply to this


    Re: GrettaMagnetic – You fucking idiot!Italian judicial system is way better than fucked up American judicial system!If this happened in America this murderer can get away easily just like Casey Anthony and George Zimmerman but this bitch can't mess with Italy!Why are you taking her side anyway?It's so obvious she's involved in this murder somehow!

  12. 12

    Guilty as charged. Evidence does not lie. Facts are facts.

  13. Heartless says – reply to this


    Re: goldenyearsgal

    Um what facts? There was absolutely none of her or her boyfriends DNA at the crime scene.

  14. leovalentine says – reply to this


    imagine how frightened ans sad Meredith was bleeding to death in a cupboard!
    They stolen merediths money and meredith paid with her life. AMANDA KNOX IS CLEARLY GUILTY, she thinks shes beautiful but she is pure vile

  15. leovalentine says – reply to this


    Re: overthere – hmmmm ur thought reflected a millionfold … wishing bad things on people consumes your soul … therefore I wish that you NEVER get chance to harm anyone around you… have a good day for yourself , wallowing in ur self destructive negativity

  16. EticketsX says – reply to this


    Shame on Diane Sawyer for not asking Amanda any questions about the evidence that she was involved in the murder and coverup. She started lying from the first minute of her "interogation". Her bf claims she went out that night. Amanda says she stayed in all night and says she couldn't remember what she did. She blamed an innocent man and didn't recant for 2 weeks until he was released from jail after his alibi was found to be rock solid. Somebody staged an break in from the INSIDE, who would do that? (Rudy's bloody footprints lead directly out the front door). When it was suggested to try to phone Merideth , Amanda only let the phone ring for 3 seconds. When her boyfriend heard about the DNA on the knife he made up a story about Merideth visiting his apartment and pricking her finger.

  17. 17

    Anyone who actually reads through all of the real evidence can only come to the conclusion that Amanda & Raphaele are completely INNOCENT! DNA doesn't lie! There is no way to participate in a brutal murder without leaving behind some DNA, but despite previous false reports, DNA belonging to Amanda or Raphaele was never found on Meredith or in her bedroom. The only DNA found on Meredith & in her bedroom belonged to Meredith herself & Rudy Guede.

  18. 18

    THEY ARE WITHOUT A DOUBT INNOCENT! False confessions are more common than people may think & should only be taken into consideration as a part of the overall evidence. A confession can't be the sole evidence, because it is a known fact among law enforcement that certain personality types such as serial killers for example are known for confessing to numerous murders because it gives them notoriety. A confession only works as part of the whole when the evidence supports the details of the confession. In about 25% of DNA exoneration cases, innocent defendants made incriminating statements, delivered outright confessions or pled guilty.

  19. 19

    Look up the "Riley Fox" case. Riley Fox was 3-years-old when she was kidnapped from inside her home. Her body was found in a creek not far from her home later the next day. After hours & hours of questioning her father "confessed" to her murder. However, when the DNA came back it did NOT match Riley's father, but belonged to a complete stranger, Scott Eby, who later confessed to killing Riley after first breaking into another home on the same block as Riley's. Eby said he cut through the back screen door of the home and then pushed the door in. He found Riley lying on the couch and decided to kidnap her when he saw that her father was asleep. He said that he put Riley into his car and drove her to the park where he assaulted her on the floor of a restroom in the park. Then he killed her by drowning her in a nearby creek within the park. Police overlooked very important evidence in Riley's case & went for the "easy out". Riley's father spent 8-months in jail before being cleared of all charges. Everyone needs to realize when innocent people go to jail it makes a mockery of our justice system & does NOT serve justice! The main priority in every case should be to convict the guilty…not close a case.