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    Default Amanda Knox

    being in jail must be tough, but being in there
    wrongly must be close to unbearable. i've been reading
    a bit about Amanda Knox:

    http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-europe-13823473



    apparently, the italian police are prosecuting her for slander because
    she said at the trial they hit her around the head during interrogation (sounds plausable)
    and now feel slandered. give the girl a break FFS!

    it's terrible what happened to Meredith Karcher, but unless you convict
    the correct perpetrator, a futher injustice in done.

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    I suppose you can say innocent until proven guilty. She was found guilty inn a court of law. Granted she has an appeal pending, but you can't really say for certain that she's innocent. The defense are raising doubts about the quality of the evidence used to convict, but then again, if they didn't, they wouldn't have grounds for an appeal. I persoanly would reserve judgement until the outcome of the appeal.
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    Quote Originally Posted by wingman View Post
    I suppose you can say innocent until proven guilty. Grannted she has an appeal pending, but you can't really say for certain that she's innocent. I persoanlly would reserve judgement until the outcome of the appeal.
    agreed, no one can say shes innocent. 'innocent until proven guilty' is
    a nice PC line though. what cops say about people has clout. think about it,
    doesn't a court appearance try to suggest guilt about a defendant?

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    The nature of the justice system, even in the most civilised society is flawed. innocent people are often jailed. We are not free from it here either. There is a great line in the musical Pickwick..British justice has prevailed, innocent men are often jailed, but the system's never failed.... I personally believe the police forces are "lazy" in investigating crime....example statistically 85 % of domestic killings are by the spouse...so if, God Forbid, one of our partners was found dead in suspicious circumstances, the cops will say there's an 85 per cent chance it was the partner and then they will make the evidence fit, ignoring the size 12 footprint outside the back door. As a society our whole crime and punishment system needs overhauling and we need a debate about the nature of punishment and rehabilitation. Rant over. If she is innocent, my heart goes out to her, if not then I hope the system works for her and her rehabilitation is swift.

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    Quote Originally Posted by warmcome View Post
    agreed, no one can say shes innocent. 'innocent until proven guilty' is
    a nice PC line though. what cops say about people has clout. think about it,
    doesn't a court appearance try to suggest guilt about a defendant?
    It only raises probable cause, which is defined as being outside the boundaries of proven guilt.
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    General and circumstantial evidence:

    - Alibis changed several times.
    - Inconsistencies in alibis, which still remain.
    - Alibis contradicted by 3 independent witnesses, and by analysis of computer hard drive.
    - Witness saw them both outside cottage with knives that night.
    - Cell phones switched off early in evening, contrary to normal habits. (Knox was the type of person to be always surfing the web and using her phone in the evening, funnily enough she didn't on that particular evening)
    - Break-in was faked, nobody but Knox and Sollecito had a motive.
    - Washing machine was run on morning after murder, and cleanup attempted long after Guede had fled.
    - Victim's injuries point to more than one attacker, as do footprints and witness hearing running feet.
    - Highly improbable story of Knox showering in house on morning after murder, unworried by broken window, open door, blood stains, unflushed toilet.
    - Lie by Sollecito about phone call from father that evening.
    - Lie by Sollecito about Meredith being pricked with knife while cooking.
    - Lie about what time they called the Carabanieri.
    - Knox had knowledge about manner of victim's death even before the police knew.
    - False accusation by Knox against Patrick. Knox told mother shortly afterwards that Patrick was innocent, but neither made any attempt to tell police or lawyers. (Patrick lost his business )
    - Knox may have been on bad terms with victim.

    Forensic evidence:

    - Knife with victim's DNA in Sollecito's apartment.
    - Sollectio's DNA on victims bra, possibly Knox's DNA on victim's bra.
    - Knox's blood mixed with victim's blood: in bathroom (3 places), hallway, room with faked break-in.
    - Footprints in blood compatible with Knox in hallway, cleaned after murder, revealed with luminol.
    - Footprint in victim's blood compatible with Sollecito on bathmat.
    - Print of woman's shoe compatible with Knox's shoe size (not victim's) under victim's body.
    - A number of forensic experts called by the defence were unable to dent the prosecution case.

    Background (not evidence in itself, but supports evidence):

    - Knox: heavy marijuana and alcohol user, casually slept with many men. Fined for wild party in Seattle. Cold, abnormal behavior after murder: "She f-ing bled to death". Laughing, kissing, making faces in police station soon after murder. Day after body discovered Knox shopped for sexy lingerie, kissed in public, talked about wild sex. Cartwheels in police station waiting room. Didn't attend memorial for victim, went for pizza instead.
    - Sollecito: arrogant and spoiled, marijuana and cocaine user, collected knives and always carried a knife with him. Collected violent, pornographic comics. Collected besiality porn. Had poster of serial killer on his wall. Wanted 'extreme experiences'.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Van Patten View Post
    General and circumstantial evidence:

    - Alibis changed several times.
    - Inconsistencies in alibis, which still remain.
    - Alibis contradicted by 3 independent witnesses, and by analysis of computer hard drive.
    - Witness saw them both outside cottage with knives that night.
    - Cell phones switched off early in evening, contrary to normal habits. (Knox was the type of person to be always surfing the web and using her phone in the evening, funnily enough she didn't on that particular evening)
    - Break-in was faked, nobody but Knox and Sollecito had a motive.
    - Washing machine was run on morning after murder, and cleanup attempted long after Guede had fled.
    - Victim's injuries point to more than one attacker, as do footprints and witness hearing running feet.
    - Highly improbable story of Knox showering in house on morning after murder, unworried by broken window, open door, blood stains, unflushed toilet.
    - Lie by Sollecito about phone call from father that evening.
    - Lie by Sollecito about Meredith being pricked with knife while cooking.
    - Lie about what time they called the Carabanieri.
    - Knox had knowledge about manner of victim's death even before the police knew.
    - False accusation by Knox against Patrick. Knox told mother shortly afterwards that Patrick was innocent, but neither made any attempt to tell police or lawyers. (Patrick lost his business )
    - Knox may have been on bad terms with victim.

    Forensic evidence:

    - Knife with victim's DNA in Sollecito's apartment.
    - Sollectio's DNA on victims bra, possibly Knox's DNA on victim's bra.
    - Knox's blood mixed with victim's blood: in bathroom (3 places), hallway, room with faked break-in.
    - Footprints in blood compatible with Knox in hallway, cleaned after murder, revealed with luminol.
    - Footprint in victim's blood compatible with Sollecito on bathmat.
    - Print of woman's shoe compatible with Knox's shoe size (not victim's) under victim's body.
    - A number of forensic experts called by the defence were unable to dent the prosecution case.

    Background (not evidence in itself, but supports evidence):

    - Knox: heavy marijuana and alcohol user, casually slept with many men. Fined for wild party in Seattle. Cold, abnormal behavior after murder: "She f-ing bled to death". Laughing, kissing, making faces in police station soon after murder. Day after body discovered Knox shopped for sexy lingerie, kissed in public, talked about wild sex. Cartwheels in police station waiting room. Didn't attend memorial for victim, went for pizza instead.
    - Sollecito: arrogant and spoiled, marijuana and cocaine user, collected knives and always carried a knife with him. Collected violent, pornographic comics. Collected besiality porn. Had poster of serial killer on his wall. Wanted 'extreme experiences'.
    you know a good bit about the case, but her defence council are
    unhappy with the way evidence was collected. although marijuana
    is deemed against the law (by people who have not used it), it's affects
    are not linked to violent crime, quite the contrary:


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    Quote Originally Posted by Van Patten View Post
    General and circumstantial evidence:

    - Alibis changed several times.
    - Inconsistencies in alibis, which still remain.
    - Alibis contradicted by 3 independent witnesses, and by analysis of computer hard drive.
    - Witness saw them both outside cottage with knives that night.
    - Cell phones switched off early in evening, contrary to normal habits. (Knox was the type of person to be always surfing the web and using her phone in the evening, funnily enough she didn't on that particular evening)
    - Break-in was faked, nobody but Knox and Sollecito had a motive.
    - Washing machine was run on morning after murder, and cleanup attempted long after Guede had fled.
    - Victim's injuries point to more than one attacker, as do footprints and witness hearing running feet.
    - Highly improbable story of Knox showering in house on morning after murder, unworried by broken window, open door, blood stains, unflushed toilet.
    - Lie by Sollecito about phone call from father that evening.
    - Lie by Sollecito about Meredith being pricked with knife while cooking.
    - Lie about what time they called the Carabanieri.
    - Knox had knowledge about manner of victim's death even before the police knew.
    - False accusation by Knox against Patrick. Knox told mother shortly afterwards that Patrick was innocent, but neither made any attempt to tell police or lawyers. (Patrick lost his business )
    - Knox may have been on bad terms with victim.

    Forensic evidence:

    - Knife with victim's DNA in Sollecito's apartment.
    - Sollectio's DNA on victims bra, possibly Knox's DNA on victim's bra.
    - Knox's blood mixed with victim's blood: in bathroom (3 places), hallway, room with faked break-in.
    - Footprints in blood compatible with Knox in hallway, cleaned after murder, revealed with luminol.
    - Footprint in victim's blood compatible with Sollecito on bathmat.
    - Print of woman's shoe compatible with Knox's shoe size (not victim's) under victim's body.
    - A number of forensic experts called by the defence were unable to dent the prosecution case.

    Background (not evidence in itself, but supports evidence):

    - Knox: heavy marijuana and alcohol user, casually slept with many men. Fined for wild party in Seattle. Cold, abnormal behavior after murder: "She f-ing bled to death". Laughing, kissing, making faces in police station soon after murder. Day after body discovered Knox shopped for sexy lingerie, kissed in public, talked about wild sex. Cartwheels in police station waiting room. Didn't attend memorial for victim, went for pizza instead.
    - Sollecito: arrogant and spoiled, marijuana and cocaine user, collected knives and always carried a knife with him. Collected violent, pornographic comics. Collected besiality porn. Had poster of serial killer on his wall. Wanted 'extreme experiences'.
    It's great to have the facts all broken down like that... I have to say if I was in the jury I'd be calling for a guilty verdict

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    She's guilty.

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    I am afraid that I also think Knox guilty,there are some very sick people in the world,Knox is one of them.

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