Knox and Sollecito are to get their verdict this Friday and so this blog is going to run with this post. What I say here is hardly going to affect anything.
IMHO, she’s as guilty as sin, not only on account of the circumstantial and that there has been one conviction already but because of her attitude. Whilst a person can’t be convicted for an attitude, thank goodness, it doesn’t alter how we, the general public see it.
An article yesterday summed it up for me:
A flirtatious gesture by American Amanda Knox caught an investigator’s eye and changed the course of the probe into the 2007 sex murder of her housemate, a defence lawyer said on Tuesday.
“Without the famous come-on… she wouldn’t be here today [standing trial for the slaying of Briton Meredith Kercher],” said Carlo Dalla Vedova.
There has been a steady stream of most inappropriate behaviour, given her supposed remorse at the murder of her supposed friend. The simple fact is that Meredith Kercher was murdered and this young woman’s subsequent actions were bizarre.
From her framing of Lumumba to the behaviour of the two of them standing in the grounds of the house as can be seen in a small frame in the middle of this youtube, to her reaction when the police actually arrived and according to her, she first discovered that Kercher had been murdered, the one word which keeps running through my mind as to her reactions is “inappropriate”.
There’s zero remorse. There’s something terribly wrong inside that head. It doesn’t take much delving into her history in the States to see that this is no “wholesome girl”, as the defence is trying to make out.
The Seattle Greek Row party and conviction, the sex on the train, her renting of an apartment outside the university accommodation where male footballers were, the excessive behaviour Kercher picked her up for at their shared accommodation in Peruglia, the flirting with the police and court officials during the trial, calling the murder “yukky”, the changing of her story to suit the changing circumstances alone – all of these are not good.
Worse though in the mind of your humble blogger is that after the last two decades of my working life involving character judgments on a more or less daily basis, the red flags were popping up all over the place and there was nothing in her complete lack of remorse and strange reactions to events to separate her from what I know of sociopaths. This has nothing to do with a poor little girl all alone in Italy – it has to do with a very hard person who heard screams and made nothing of that, who was cozying up in a garden while a body was inside the house, who did and said so many emotionless things before and after.
Whatever the verdict on Friday, in this blogger’s judgment, she is as guilty as sin.