American Student Amanda Knox Makes Tearful Plea for Acquittal of Murdering her British Roommate in Italy (UPDATE: Knox Freed, Appeals Court Jury Acquitts)


American student Amanda Knox made a tearful plea for acquittal today in an Italian court in the murder of her British roommate. Fighting back the tear, Amanda Knox made her final pleas of innocence  to  influence the appeals panel. The appeals verdict is expected later today, Monday evening.

American student Amanda Knox made a tearful plea on Monday to be acquitted of murdering her British roommate during a brutal erotic game, saying she was paying with her life for a crime she did not commit.

“I am the same person I was four years ago,” said Knox, visibly shaking and fighting to hold back tears. “I am not what they say I am,” she said, seeking to rebut prosecution suggestions that she was a manipulative, sex-mad “she-devil.”

“I lost a friend, in the most brutal and inexplicable way possible. My absolute faith in the police authorities was betrayed, I’ve had to face absolutely unfair … and baseless accusations. I am paying with my life for things I did not commit.”

Stay tune later for updates on the verdict …

UPDATE I: Its official … Amanda Knox freed by Appeals Court Jury.

24 year old Amanda Knox is a free woman as she was acquitted by an appeals court jury today. American student Amanda Knox had been convicted by an Italian court for the 2007 murder of her roommate Meredith Kercher.  Knox collapsed in tears following ther verdict. Knox’s ex-boyfriend Raffaele Sollecito was also acquitted of murder charges.

The jury had two options to acquit: determining there wasn’t enough evidence to uphold the conviction or that the pair simply didn’t commit the crime. The jury determined the latter, clearing Knox and Sollecito completely.

After briefly returning to prison for a formal discharge, Knox was seen being driven away in a convoy. Rocco Girlanda, an Italian lawmaker who is close to the Knox family, said she planned to leave Italy on Tuesday.

In court, the Kercher family looked on grimly as the verdict was read out by the judge after 11 hours of deliberations by the eight-member jury.

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  • Comments

    9 Responses to “American Student Amanda Knox Makes Tearful Plea for Acquittal of Murdering her British Roommate in Italy (UPDATE: Knox Freed, Appeals Court Jury Acquitts)”

    1. NGBoston on October 3rd, 2011 7:26 am

      Did Knox really get a fair trial in Italy? I think not.

      Has the VICTIM once again been a second thought as the dynamics of this case took over? Think so.

      Did Knox actually commit the Murder? Of that, I have never been certain. The Italian boyfriend is where he belongs……if this trial was tried in the US—not so sure the “beyond a reasonable doubt” factor would have been overcome.

      I have serious doubts.

    2. Carpe on October 3rd, 2011 2:57 pm

      “I am paying with my life for things I did not commit.”

      Meredith had to pay with her life.

      You got a nice discount Amanda… you filthy lying grease rag. I hope we never hear from you again, but I know better than that. You will continue to play the role of the victim. This American hopes you rot in hell.

    3. kitty on October 3rd, 2011 3:07 pm

      Was she or her boyfriend ever given a lie detector test? Just curious.

    4. Nut44x4 on October 3rd, 2011 3:15 pm

      …free as a bird to fly away home……disgrace! She can go live with KC and they can be bff’s.

    5. NGBoston on October 3rd, 2011 6:40 pm

      Something is undoubtedly wrong with this girl. The evidence says she had just as much to do with the murder as the boyfriend—-still—not everything adds up.

      A beautiful girl was brutally murdered, and yes, I do think Knox lies. Obviously. Will the real story ever come out? Makes for good books, movies other fodder.

      Just like the Casey Anthony trial—the best thing to do is put this family (Knox’s) on IGNORE MODE. Why should they stand to make one red penny off of the death of an innocent girl?

      The victims are always forgotten. Shame.

    6. Diana on October 4th, 2011 12:26 am

      heres the full list of events in detail…whos guilty ? ID say Rudy Guede not the italian Raffaele Sollecito nor american Amanda Knox ! especially when his bloddy palm print was underneath her deceased head and his dna was found inside of her plus on her and the knife! Plus he said when he left she was fully dressed and didnt have intercourse with her…then how did his sperm get inside of her? heres the full list of events.

    7. Scott on October 4th, 2011 5:56 am

      She did it. She was involved. Nobody can convince me otherwise.

      She makes me as sick as Casey Anthony.

      These two should pair up and jump out of a plane without a parachute.

    8. Moi on October 4th, 2011 8:03 am

      Diana, I read all that too and do not think Knox was responsible. The right person (that crack head or whatever drugs he was into) is the culprit. That said, did anyone besides me notice the stark difference in Knox’ reaction to the aquittal as opposed to let’s say Casey Anthony or O.J. Simpson? The former 2 looked like the cat that just ate the rat with HUGE smiles. Knox on the other hand broke down and could barely walk.

      As for lying, yes she did but we don’t know what was in her head at that time.

      The evidence was poorly handled that is clear. Saying Knox’ DNA was on a knife that was used by ALL roomates and from the kitchen was like saying they found my DNA in my kitchen. No DUH!

      I fully believe in life in prison or death for cold-blooded murderes, but there cannot be a shadow of a doubt. I wouldn’t want to be convicted on my DNA found on something in my own home!

    9. kitty on October 4th, 2011 9:44 am

      It would be interesting results if a polygraph was given.

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