Amanda Knox Trial in Italy

United States
October 2, 2011 11:51am CST
Any mylotters following the Amanda Knox trial? She is the American girl who was found guilty of murdering her British roommate in Italy. She has appealed the verdict and the appeal will be read tomorrow. I do not know if she is guilty or innocent. Any mylotters have an opinion? Can you imagine how she and her family are feeling today as they await the decision of the appeal? How about the victim's family? I imagine everyone has butterflies in their stomach. I know that we have some Italian mylotters. What is your perspective on the situation? From what I have read of The Italian Justice System, it focuses on rehabilitation rather than punishment. It is much kinder and more humane than other systems. You do not get life even for murder. Amanda got 26 years, so I believe. I hate to see an innocent person in prison but I equally hate to see a guilty person go free.
2 responses
@yogohard (79)
• Italy
2 Oct 11
I'm italian, i can't know i f she is guilty or innocent, it seems that the police didn't have made realiable analysis but seems that Amanda told many lies and accused a person not involved in the crime. Any way is not a behavior to hold if you know to be innocent.
• United States
2 Oct 11
Lying will get you every time. It's always best to be honest because you don't have to remember the truth the way that you have to remember what lies you told. And even if not guilty, lying makes you look guilty. And then to accuse someone not even involved. Looks bad. I have followed some of the trial but we do not have the information that you probably have in Italy. I have no opinion as to guilt or innocence. It does seem that Italian Prisons are gentler than American Prisons.
• Italy
2 Oct 11
yes here our media said that she lie to police and if that is true explain why police even with few elements continue to suspect her. Yes probably our prisions are more comfortable than american but sweden prision are the best in the world, they have lcd tv, bathroom with shower in cell and a maximum of 2 person for room, many poor people in the world would like to live in a prison like that !
@Adoniah (7515)
• United States
2 Oct 11
From the way she physically looks when she appears in public, it seems that she is being very well treated. Her guards seem to treat her gently when they escort her in and out. I do not think that they can fake that all the time. As far as her guilt, if she is guilty, she is a very good actress.
• United States
2 Oct 11
Her parents were interviewed on TV yesterday. They said that she is very well treated and so are they. They are allowed to touch her and hug her. Someone is always in Italy with her. She is fortunate to have the family that she does. The Italian Justice System seems much different than our own.