Friday, June 11, 2010

Amanda Knox - Another trial by media

Just as in Raye's case, the case against Amanda Knox was tried in the media with reports that were not based on fact. The jury was not sequestered and have been reported to admitting they had "too much to drink" before rendering their verdict.

In Raye's case, the jury members searched the Internet and saw all the hate the Briggs and their supporters had put on hundreds of Web sites against Raye.

More on the case and Amanda's appeal can be seen here.

Hopefully both cases will get a new trial somewhere the media has not polluted possible members of the jury.

In Amanda's case, it would have to be outside of Italy.

In Raye's case, far away from Oklahoma with no prior warning of the location of the trial.

To review the media's involvement in the wrongful conviction of Raye Dawn Smith, read The Naked Truth Bound in Scorn.


  1. Amanda Knox and Raffaele Sollecito repeatedly told the police a pack of lies in the days after Meredith's murder.

    On 5 November 2007, Knox and Sollecito were confronted with proof that they had lied and were given another opportunity to tell the truth. However, they both chose to tell the police even more lies.

    Sollecito's new alibi was shattered by computer forensic evidence and his mobile phone records.

    Knox accused an innocent man, Diya Lumumba, of murdering Meredith despite knowing full well that he was completely innocent. She didn't recant her false and malicious allegation against Lumumba the whole time he was in prison.

    Knox's account of what happened on 2 November 2007 is contradicted by her mobile phone records.

    Amanda Knox and Raffaele Sollecito both gave multiple conflicting alibis. Neither Knox nor Sollecito have credible alibis for the night of the murder despite three attempt each. At the trial, Sollecito refused to corroborate Knox's alibi that she was at his apartment.

    Rudy Guede's bloody footprints led straight out of Meredith's room and out of the house. He didn't lock Meredith's door, remove his trainers, go into Filomena's room or the bathroom that Meredith and Knox shared.

    He didn't scale the vertical wall outside Filomena's room or gain access through the window. The break-in was clearly staged. This indicates that somebody who lived at the cottage was trying to deflect attention away from themselves and give the impression that a stranger had broken in and killed Meredith.

    Guede had no reason to stage the break-in and there was no physical evidence that he went into Filomena's room.

    The scientific police found a mixture of Amanda Knox's DNA and Meredith's blood on the floor.

    There was no physical evidence that Rudy Guede went into the blood-spattered bathroom. However, the scientific police found irrefutable proof that Knox and Sollecito tracked Meredith's blood into this bathroom.

    Amanda Knox’s DNA was found mingled with Meredith’s blood in three different places in the bathroom: on the ledge of the basin, on the bidet, and on a box of Q Tips cotton swabs.

    Sollecito left a visible bloody footprint on the blue bathmat.

    Amanda Knox left a bloody shoeprint on the pillow under Meredith's body.

    Knox's and Sollecito's bare bloody footprints were revealed by luminol in the hallway. Knox’s DNA and Meredith’s DNA was found mixed together in one of the bloody footprints.

    An abundant amount of Raffaele Sollecito's DNA was found on Meredith's bra clasp. Sollecito must have applied considerable pressure to the clasp in order to have left so much DNA. The hooks on the clasp were damaged which confirms that Sollecito had gripped them tightly.

    Amanda Knox's DNA was found on the handle of the double DNA knife and a number of independent forensic experts - Dr. Patrizia Stefanoni, Dr. Renato Biondo and Professor Francesca Torricelli - categorically stated that Meredith’s DNA was on the blade.

    Sollecito knew that Meredith's DNA was on the blade which is why he twice lied about accidentally pricking her hand whilst cooking.

    The defence experts were unable to prove that there had been any contamination. Alberto Intini, head of the Italian police forensic science unit, pointed out that unless contamination has been proved, it does not exist.

    Amanda Knox voluntarily admitted that she involved in Meredith's murder in her handwritten note to the police on 6 November 2007. She stated on at least four separate occasions that she was at the cottage when Meredith was killed. She also claimed that Sollecito was at the cottage.

  2. Harry, Thank you for your input. I've not investigated this story fully to be able to intelligently discuss the facts in the Knox case with you.

    I do, however, know that the media twisted many things that were reported by them. I have followed this case, somewhat, and I feel that Amanda did not get a fair trial. As for innocence or guilt, I don't know enough about the actual evidence in the case to give an opinion. I hope that someone else comments who knows more about her case than I do.

    Have a blessed day!

  3. i remembered this case when it first came out. in the beginning she said she did it. the media does twist things around and i do hope that she amanda doesnt get a new trail and i hope to see her family accept the fact that she is guity

  4. This is still pretty current; however the english translation of the judge's motivation should be available in the next month or so

  5. Everyone is entitled to a fair trial. Amanda did not get one.