Guilty or not guilty? That is the question

Amanda Knox is guilty. Or maybe she’s not guilty. The evidence shows her DNA on the point of a knife that Italian prosecutors say killed her roommate over four years ago. Was she involved in the murder, or was it put there by someone? No one really knows and no one can seem to prove it. The evidence was said to be inconclusive because there wasn’t enough DNA and that it was somehow damaged.

Amanda Knox (Oli Scarff, Getty Images)

This murder trial reminds me of another recent trial that ended with the accused murderer walking away a free woman. In the case of Casey Anthony, the prosecution could not prove beyond a reasonable doubt that she killed her daughter.

In the case of Amanda Knox, they don’t have to prove that she was the murderer, just that she was somehow involved. The Italian courts have made it clear that they will not tolerate even the smallest amount of involvment, that she is just as guilty as the one who actually killed the victim.

So did Amanda Knox have anything to do with the murder of her roommate Meredith Kercher? She has stood by her claim that she had nothing to do with it.

Knox will find out her fate tomorrow after she makes a personal appeal to the Italian court. Already a play by play has been initiated as to how she will handle this plea to the jury. Some say that this is all just a power struggle between the Italy and the U.S. Others surmise that they are hanging on to her as leverage for something more. But I think they’re not really sure what to do.

Again, this is one of those cases that the truth may never be revealed. Only a few people really know what happened that night. Knox maintains her innocent, but unlike Anthony, has the majority of people on her side.

Unfortunately, this is Italian courts we’re talking about, which may look at the accused as being guilty, until proven innocent.


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