Westchester attorney says verdict is on horizon in Sex Lies and Baci Trial of Amanda Knox.

What do the Washington Redskins and American student Amanda Knox have in common? They are the Top 3 posts of Lady Litigator in the eight months since I have launched this blog. If you are reading this, you are already one of those rabid Foxy Knoxy fans looking for any last drop of news or gossip coming out of Perugia. If you happened upon this article any other way, then you might be wondering what all the fuss is about.

Today, the Italian murder trial of Amanda Knox goes to the jury after nearly 18 months, mostly spent in days out of court, since Italian justice grinds forward at an alarmingly slow pace. The case has it all sex, lies, drugs, murder 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?

This trial had all of the above and so much more including allegations of prosecutorial misconduct, possible defamation charges against both Knox and her parents and the big glare of the American media. When the bright lights and big cameras of American news crews come to a small northern Italian town, that alone makes headlines.

I have not reviewed all of the evidence of this case. I readily admit that, and as an attorney, I would not attempt to second-guess a jury and how they will weigh the evidence. However, if Amanda and Raffaele are religious, they may want to start praying because the cards seem stacked against them despite careless police work and a contaminated crime scene.

Murder victim Meredith Kercher, Raffaele Sollecito, Amanda Knox

Murder victim Meredith Kercher, Raffaele Sollecito, Amanda Knox


Here are some of the highlights:

  • Knox claims she went home and saw Kercher’s door closed and figured she was sleeping. I guess the blood droplets in the bathroom seemed normal to her.
  • Knox then goes to her honey’s house, Raffaele Sollecito, and tells him that something’s wrong and she’s worried. Now, wouldn’t a normal person have knocked on the door and upon receiving no answer then opened it? I’m just saying! (By the way, he claims their relationship was too new and he was not Amanda’s puppet)
  • Crime scene investigators say there was only one fingerprint in the whole house belonging to Amanda. Hmmmmmm. Did she live there with gloves on? My young cousins visit for only a day and I’m cleaning fingerprints off of every imaginable surface, even weeks after their visit. I realize the prosecutor’s case may be circumstanial but people have been convicted on less than what appears to be here.
  • Sollecito’s DNA was found on a clasp from Kercher’s bra. Defense attorneys argue it was contaminated and not found for more than a month. However, one has to wonder why such a small amount of his DNA was anywhere near her undergarments if his relationship with Knox was “new” and he wasn’t sexually involved in this scene.
  • bloody footprints outside the victim’s door point to Knox and Sollecito

    On the other side, there’s the defense’s version of the evidence:

  • Defense experts say the knife offered up as the murder weapon did not make the cuts to the victim’s body and that there was none of her blood on the knife.
  • Sollecito proclaimed in court that he did not kill Kercher and hoped the real killer would come forward. Well, Rudy Guede has already been convicted in a separate trial but he’s appealing because he too says he’s innocent.

    Whatever the outcome, it will be a sad day in Perugia where four young lives have been forever altered and not for the better.

  • Westchester attorney says stop the insanity over Amanda Knox trial in Italy

    Basta gia!  Enough already!  It was so nice to be out of this country and not have to hear the nonsense being bantied about the blogosphere from opposing factions over the Amanda Knox murder trial.  There was nary a report in Italy over this sex, lies and baci trial and in London the vox populi has already convicted Knox and her Italian lover Raffaele Sollecito of the murder of British student Meredith Kercher in Perugia two years ago.

    Murder victim Meredith Kercher, Raffaele Sollecito, Amanda Knox

    Murder victim Meredith Kercher, Raffaele Sollecito, Amanda Knox

    Now there’s word that cyber-bullies are harrassing people who state their opinion on the matter.   It seems the people of Seattle (Knox’s hometown) cannot rest easy as these factions divide the city.  This is crazy.  First of all, it’s a murder trial just like any other.  Second of all, this is America where free speech is a given right.

    Italian justice moves at a snail’s pace and this case won’t be turned over to the jury until sometime this fall.  I don’t know about you but I have had enough.   This is it, Lady Litigator will not post another story on this case until there’s a verdict.

    Westchester attorney doesn’t understand American fascination with the sex, lies and baci trial of Amanda Knox

    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.

    Murder victim Meredith Kercher, Raffaele Sollecito, Amanda Knox

    Murder victim Meredith Kercher, Raffaele Sollecito, Amanda Knox

  • She claims she went home and saw Meredith’s door closed and figured she was sleeping. I guess the blood droplets in the bathroom seemed normal to her.
  • She then goes to her honey’s house, Raffaele Sollecito, and tells him that something’s wrong and she’s worried. Now, wouldn’t a normal person have knocked on the door and upon receiving no answer then opened it? I’m just saying!
  • Crime scene investigators say there was only one fingerprint in the whole house belonging to Amanda. Hmmmmmm. Did she live there with gloves on? My young cousins visit for only a day and I’m cleaning fingerprints off of every imaginable surface, even weeks after their visit.

    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.