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The Amanda Knox and Jodi Arias Court Dramas

Updated on March 26, 2013
Amanda Knox
Amanda Knox
Jodi Arias
Jodi Arias

Amanda Knox

The Amanda Knox case shows the Italian legal system at its best- convoluted and arcane. It has been several years since this American was accused of murdering her British roommate in 2007. At that time, Amanda was dating an Italian student, and the three of them often shared an apartment.

Amanda and the boyfriend were imprisoned and not allowed to leave the country, the case was over with conviction of poor evidence in 2009. The Italian prosecutor relied on mishandled evidence at the botched scene. The roommate had been stabbed 40 times and her throat slit. Investigators found there had been sexual assault. The Italians wanted to prosecute the American badly and through many brutal interrogations got what would be a false confession from Amanda. Yet, the trial court bought the prosecution's argument citing that her DNA had been found on the knife. So what? That does not mean she killed her? However, because the evidence was tainted, Amanda appealed. In 2011, these convictions were overturned because of the tainted evidence and she was freed.

Now, the Italian court has overturned that acquittal! Now, they want Amanda to be retried in 2014! They gave no reason. There is no double jeopardy in Italy that prevents one having multiple trials for the same crime. That is why the Italian justice system is stupid. It seems the decision is political and for some reason, the Italian court wants to convict this American.

However, some American prosecutors are saying, "not so fast". They point to the fact that Amanda at first, gave three versions of what happened in the twisted sexual trio, then, there is the fact that Amanda's blood and the victims blood was found together on the knife. Amanda could not provide any explanation to that. So, was this a kinky sex thing that went bad when the victim and Amanda's boyfriend hooked up?

Jodi Arias

At one time, she had blond hair, at one time, she have one story she told to police, then another, and then another, She has three versions of what happened. She is one of the women that is cunning and diabolical IF she becomes suspicious and jealous. So, when she had her boyfriend broke up (he wanted this, she did not) the anger, rage, jealousy began to build over time. By 2008, in their last sexual encounter, I think she had planned to kill Travis Alexander and that is what happened. The murder was as bad as the Amanda Knox case. Blood was all over the bathroom and he was naked in the bathtub. It was like a scene from Hitchcock's "Psycho". Gruesome and disturbing. Jodi is like the black widow spider who kills the mate after have sex.

In her trial, she was convicted. Now her trial focuses on whether she will get the death penalty. She was on the stand 18 days, trying to claim she was a product of domestic abuse from him and others and she was defending herself.

There are few attorneys who think her third excuse will work. The evidence is overwhelming and so what if she was abused, does that validate the murder? Why did she not file a report? Why did she take photos after the murder?

This case is a waste of legal resource and the only benefits are the attorney fees charged. There should be a fast track for death penalty cases where the evidence is overwhelming. Just send her to her death. An eye for an eye.


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      Dianna Mendez 4 years ago

      I couldn't agree more, it is a waste of time and money. Surely, we will see the end of it soon.

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      perrya 4 years ago

      She was acquitted, not found "not guilty"- big difference. The Italian supreme court now states because of the evidence, a retrial should occur. I agree, the US should refuse to force Amanda back.

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      Mike 4 years ago

      I thought by the title of the article you were going to say the two cases were the same. I'm glad you didn't. Arias killed him. We know that for a fact. I also dont think she was battered, just nuts.

      The Knox case I think is completely different. Whether she is guilty or not at this point is not the issue. The Italian courts said she was not guilty and released her. The U.S. should not forcibly extradite her to Italy for a double-jeopardy trial. They had their chance. Now she just needs to be a law abiding, productive citizen and stay in this country.

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      perrya 4 years ago

      Up until I heard the US prosecutor comment on the case, innocent. I still lean that way, but because of the her blood and the victims blood being found on the knife, not so sure. That is hard to explain away.

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      Doodlehead 4 years ago from Northern California

      Excuse me for not getting it...but do you think Knox is guilty or not?

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      Alberic O 4 years ago from Any Clime, Any Place

      Well said. Battered Woman Syndrome is NOT self defense.