The title of a recently released Yahoo! article is “Amanda Knox’s Parents ANGRY, Stunned Over Guilty Verdict” (Web-site/URL: http://news.yahoo.com/amanda-knox-39-parents-angry-stunned-over-guilty-020146780–abc-news-topstories.html).
“The parents of Amanda Knox said they were stunned and ANGRY that an Italian court AGAIN convicted their daughter of murder and vowed to continue to fight to clear her name“.
According to Knox’s mother Edda Mellas, “Amanda’s UPSET (and) we were all SHOCKED and upset, but we’re all READY TO FIGHT too. Everyone in the family, everyone in the EXTENDED family are all ready to continue to fight for TRUTH (?) and fight for her freedom and it’s not going to stop”. There are THREE things to note here. First, “Amanda’s upset (and) we were all shocked and upset”. Is the Knox family CHANNELING these emotions effectively? Secondly note “the EXTENDED family”. This includes her father (KURT KNOX), mother (EDDA MELLAS), stepfather (CHRIS MELLAS) and stepmother (CASSANDRA KNOX). This reminds us that Knox feuded with her mother for a LONG time because her mother married “a toy boy” (Web-site/URL: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-492893/Foxy-Knoxy-girl-compete-mother-men.html). On top of this, what is “true?” This is open to INTERPRETATION (Web-site/URL: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NgnAY_eXYbI).
“Knox, who remained in her hometown of Seattle for the trial, watched the verdict with her family live on television”.
“In a statement”, Knox said: “I am FRIGHTENED and SADDENED by this unjust verdict“. We can tell from the caption that Knox is DISTRAUGHT. “I EXPECTED better from the Italian justice system. …THIS HAS GOTTEN OUT OF HAND“. Again, let’s remind ourselves that the ITALIAN justice system is DRASTICALLY different from the American justice system.
“Knox’s parents sat down for an interview with ABC News shortly after the verdict was announced and said they WERE NOT EXPECTING this outcome“. According to Knox’s father, Curt Knox, “If you look at COMMON SENSE, you look at EVIDENCE, you look at the fact that Amanda is NOWHERE IN THAT ROOM (MEREDITH KERCHER‘s bedroom), then NO, I WASN’T EXPECTING this, ABSOLUTELY NOT“. There are TWO things to note here. First, many people LACK “common sense”. On top of this, this is the latest ASSERTION. ”They got it right in the first appeals trial where they found her innocent and allowed us to bring her home. And this is TOTALLY WRONG“. This is the first DEFENSIVE ASSERTION.
Mellas added: “Everything they’ve looked at now has come out strongly FOR Amanda and so for them to rule this way is just mind boggling, but NOT all that surprising. They get it, they’ve gotten it WRONG and they continue to get it WRONG“. This is the second DEFENSIVE ASSERTION.
“Amanda was MOSTLY SILENT as she listened to the verdict, which was being read in Italian, her mother (Mellas) said”. ”She just said, ‘GUILTY,28 years’”, LONGER than the 26 year sentence she originally got. “She was more concerned about what was going to happen to RAFFAELLE“. Knox’s parents are surely trying to depict Knox’s SOFTER/MORE COMPASSIONATE side.
Finally, Curt Knox finished off: “We will obviously FIGHT IT (Knox’s SECOND conviction) because it is NOT justified and THERE’S NO WAY she’s going back over there (to Italy)”. This is the THIRD ASSERTION.
To conclude, isn’t it interesting that Knox’s parents, who divorced when Knox was a kid and HAVEN’T been close for years, now seem to be UNITED IN KNOX’S DEFENSE.