Ok, I must admit, the journalist in me craves headlines; it comes from years of network experience. I know that if this weekend’s post is about Foxy Knoxy that I will draw readers. Afterall, that’s what brought you to this site, right? The Italian murder trial of Amanda Knox has it all sex, lies, drugs and baci. Miss Knox, known as “Foxy Knoxy” on her Facebook page, and her ex-boyfriend, Raffaele Sollecito, are accused of murdering Meredith Kercher, after she refused to participate in a drug-fueled sex game. Yet, if this was an American student on trial in Seattle for the murder of her roommate, we all know it would not play out in headlines around the globe. So, why do we care?
Again, the trial met for one day to hear gruesome crime scene evidence and now won’t reconvene for nearly two weeks. It’s amazing to me that the Italian judiciary ever gets anything done in an unbiased manner. That being said, despite all of the reports of prosecutorial misconduct, I am having big doubts in the veracity of Amanda Knox’s proclaimed innocence in the murder of Meredith Kercher and look forward to her testimony.
So, let’s ignore the psycho grimaces she seems to exhibit at the most inopportune times of the proceedings. Unless we have been charged with murder and face a life sentence, we cannot imagine what is going through her head, psycho smile or not. But let’s look at her behavior over the course of the past 17 months, along with the changing stories, timelines and allegedly forced confession.
I realize the prosecutor’s case may be circumstanial but people have been convicted on less than what appears to be here. Amanda’s father, Curt Knox, told NBC Today that his daughter is anxious to testify. I wish they would televise that here in its entirety because I suspect the cross-examination will be quite revealing.
What do you think? What do you care? I’d really love to hear about the American fascination with this case.