(Closed) Amanda Knox

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Post # 31
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Sugar bee

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WestCoastV :  Yes – she was in Italy for a short time when the murder occurred then spent a few years in Italian prison, where she likely became much more fluent.

Post # 32
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Helper bee

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SLOBee :  In the TV movie staring Hayden Panetierre, it was mentioned a few times that a big disagreement between her and the roomate was Amanda’s lack of cleanliness so obviously the child wasn’t a neat freak. 

Post # 33
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: June 2014

I’ve always thought she and Rafaelle were innocent. Simply because there was never any proof that they were guilty. DNA on a kitchen knife? Come on.. we all have DNA on our kitchen knives. Rudy Guede’s DNA was all over Meredith’s room. It’s pretty evident he’s the sole murderer. Also the whole conviction made no sense.. why would a newly-in-love and otherwise sane couple team up with some crazy dude to murder Amanda’s flatmate?? The prosecution isn’t logical at all. As for psycho-analyzing tiny details of Amanda’s behaviour, I think that’s just offensive and wrong. If I came home and the door of my student house was ajar, I’d assume one of my flatmates left it open by accident. If I found tiny bloodstains in the bathroom, I’d assume one of them cut themselves shaving and didn’t clean it up.

In any case, both of them have been cleared. Assuming they are guilty is (IMO) just wrong if someone has been exonerated. If someone hasn’t been proven guilty, we should assume they are innocent. Because that’s the decent thing to do. Psychoanalyzing them from afar when we haven’t even met them is not a decent thing to do.

Post # 34
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: April 2014

I watched it and found it very interesting. It had a ton of details I never knew. I think she is innocent. I don’t like when investigators base their opinions how someone is “supposed” to act in times of tradegy.Definitely not enough physical evidence to convict them. And cohersed confessions happen more than you think. Check out the series called Unlocking the Truth on MTV. It is about wrongful convictions and Amanda Knox makes an appearance.

Post # 35
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: NJ

I never believed Amanda was guilty of killing Meredith, simply because it is not that natural to kill someone, the first time you are ever doing anything violent, by cutting her throat!

That is something a killer works up to; you have to know how to cut a throat. Someone who doesn’t know how will wind up sawing away at their neck. Amanda had no history of violence, and this is a stretch.

Post # 37
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Helper bee

Watched this recently! I love true crime and barely remembered the details of the case. In my opinion, from a legal standpoint, there’s no way she should ever have been convicted of the murder; the evidence is absolutely lacking! 

My gut also tells me she had nothing to do with it, and that the correct man is currently in prison – Rudy. 

Post # 38
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: June 2014

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Sunfire :  What? 😀 Yeah my name happens to be Amanda… I’m not her.

Post # 40
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: October 2012

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Sunfire :  I didn’t know much at all about the case before I watched the documentary, but I agree that it just raised questions. I could see it go both ways. Also, that journalist… Talking about getting a story. You could tell he didn’t give a damn that someone died, he just wanted his name on the front page.

Post # 41
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Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: August 2016

I watched the Netflix documentary, I’ve also seen the Hayden Panettiere movie, and I read Amanda’s book. I think, unfortunately for her, she is a very socially awkward person who doesn’t really have any charisma which wasn’t going to get her any favors when she got wrapped up in this whole case. I don’t know whether or not she’s guilty (although I don’t really think she is) but there was never enough evidence to find her guilty of Meredith’s murder. Thier case was largely built on her strange/inappropriate behavior which as is not evidence that she killed her roommate.

Post # 42
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: August 2011

I haven’t seen the interview, but from what I remember of they never found a shred of DNA evidence that she was present at the crime scene.  There was a lot of blood and the convicted killer’s DNA was found.  You just can’t committ a heinous crime like that without leaving behind some biological evidence. I agree her behavior was inappropriate, but I have always thought she was innocent.

Post # 43
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Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: August 2016

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Sunfire :  I think the police are more to blame for her false accusation than she is. She was interrogated for an absurd amount of time with no sleep or food and they physically assulted her as well as screaming in her face…she’s not the only person who would have said anything to get the hell out of there. 

Post # 44
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: November 2016

I think Rudy was the sole criminal. I think deep down that I don’t think Amanda or her Boyfriend or Best Friend were guilty. I think there’s a part of her that seems off but I think it is due to personality as many suggested. Media certainly didn’t help in how her image was portrayed and I can see that influencing our feelings even still. Going by the Dna evidence and how the police investigated, reason tells me they weren’t guilty.

However, in the end, it’s something we’ll never fully know. We weren’t there. Ultimately, there’s a mother out there that lost her child in one of the most horrific fashions possible. So, really, I just felt the largest wave of sadness for her and what she must go through daily. 

Post # 45
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Worker bee

Does anyone else find it odd that she didn’t smell anything when there was blood and feces in the bathroom?? They both have very strong and distinct smells. I honestly don’t know if she’s guilty or innocent, but that just strikes me as strange.

Also, weren’t there other roommates? Why weren’t the others ever questioned or interviewed?

I do find her behavior odd, even if I didn’t know the person very well I would be terrified knowing a murder had been committed in my house, and would have made some very frantic calls to my family/friends etc. out of fear for my own safety and a potential repeat of the crime.

I really don’t know what to believe. If they are innocent I hope thy can move on from this and live happy and peaceful lives.

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