Monday, December 7, 2009

Italian job

I hadn't followed this case except to have read about it several months ago.

The commentators on the radio said this morning that they thought the evidence against Amanda Knox was pretty compelling.

Apparently a Senator from her state is going to talk to Hillary Clinton to get the secretary of State involved in this.

I sure hope she doesn't. I don't think we should be getting involved in a criminal matter in another country. I don't think its a good idea unless there is a clear miscarriage of justice.

An Italian court found American student Amanda Knox guilty today of murdering her roommate Meredith Kercher and sentenced her to 26 years in prison.

ABC News:

Part 1: 22-year-old American college student sentenced to 26 years in prison.

The midnight verdict prompted Knox, 22, and her family members to break down in tears, sobbing loudly in the jam packed courtroom.

Knox cried with her head bowed and was comforted by one of her lawyers.

The Seattle woman, who has spent the last two years in an Italian jail cell, was also convicted of a series of additional charges including sexual assault, conspiracy, faking a burglary and slandering a man she falsely implicated in the crime.

Knox's father, Curt Knox, when asked if they would appeal and fight, replied, "Hell yes."

The rest of the story: