The title of a recently released Reuters article is “Amanda Knox DEFIANT after SECOND murder conviction” (Web-site/URL: http://www.reuters.com/article/2014/01/31/us-knox-verdict-idUSBREA0U0I920140131).
“Amanda Knox vowed on Friday (January 31 2014) to fight her SECOND conviction for the murder of British student Meredith Kercher in 2007 while the two were students together in the Italian university town of Perugia”. This saga started in 2007 meaning that it has gone on now for SIX YEARS.
“Speaking on U.S. television a day after her conviction by a court in Florence, the 26-year-old American said she would NEVER WILLINGLY return to Italy to serve the 28-1/2-year sentence handed down by judges”. This is the latest indication that this will be a LONG, DRAWN-OUT & BITTER FIGHT. “I’m going to FIGHT THIS UNTIL THE VERY END. And it’s NOT RIGHT, and it’s NOT FAIR and I’M GOING TO DO EVERYTHING I CAN“. This is a DEFENSIVE ASSERTION (Web-site/URL: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NgnAY_eXYbI).
“Sollecito on Friday (January 31, 2014) also vowed to contest the conviction”. “To me, all of this MAKES NO SENSE, so I will FIGHT THIS UNTIL THE VERY END“, he told NBC News in an interview after being detained, then released, by police following the verdict”.
“Sollecito said the guilty verdict “was COMPLETELY UNEXPECTED“, according to NBC. “PSYCHOLOGICALLY, it’s DEVASTATING” he added”.
“Asked about her former boyfriend, Knox said: “He (Sollecito) is VULNERABLE and I DON’T KNOW WHAT I WOULD DO if they imprisoned him. It’s MADDENING“. This is an expression/a statement of FRUSTRATION (Web-site/URL: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NgnAY_eXYbI). On top of this, it seems as if Knox STILL CARES ABOUT Sollecito.
According to Meredith’s brother, Lyle Kercher, “It would set a DIFFICULT precedent if a country such as the U.S. didn’t choose to go along with laws that they themselves uphold when extraditing convicted criminals from other countries. It … leaves them in a STRANGE position not to“. POLITICIANS CONSTANTLY put themselves “in strange (positions)”.
“Sister Stephanie said she had not been able to properly grieve DUE TO A DRAWN-OUT STRUGGLE to establish the basic facts of the night their sister was killed”. “It may be that we NEVER know the truth about what happened that night (November 1, 2007)”. This trial has been EXTREMELY “drawn out”. This is a WELL-ESTABLISHED FACT. However one question remains unanswered: who does this “drawn out struggle” help, IF ANYONE?
Finally, “Knox said she had reached out to Kercher’s family and that no verdict could offer her family consolation, given all the problems with the court case and the Italian judicial system” where jurors can deliberate while the trial is going on and (most importantly), they DON’T have to be pre-screened for any biases. “I think the answers are OUT THERE and I REALLY, REALLY ASK that people TRY to look for those“. Again, Amanda Knox is PLEADING here, but again, unfortunately, the Kerchers WANT NOTHING TO DO WITH HER and are HAPPY with this latest “guilty” verdict.
To conclude, AMANDA KNOX is/STILL SEEMS TO BE “defiant”, while SOLLECITO seems to be FRUSTRATED, but SUBDUED. However, the spotlight continues to be on AMANDA. The impact of all this, if any, REMAINS TO BE SEEN.