Amanda Knox, the UW student who was accused of murdering her roommate Meredith Kercher in a ritualistic sex game while studying abroad in Italy, was found guilty on all six counts by an Italian jury in Perugia today.
For those who have been living under a rock for the past two years, Italian prosecutors charged both Knox, nicknamed "Foxy Knoxy" by friends, and her Italian ex-boyfriend Raffaele Sollecito in the murder of her British roommate, Kercher. Another man, Rudy Guede, a drifter from the Ivory Coast, was already convicted and sentenced to 30 years in the murder.
Knox apparently broke down in the courtroom after the verdict was read and began to cry. We feel for you, Foxy Knoxy.
Via the P-I
Just outside, the scene in Perugia's historical city center was an odd and sad carnival with dozens of satellite TV trucks parked around a colorful carousel, Christmas lights strung across the cobblestone streets and even a brightly lit pink ferris wheel turning outside the five-star Brufani hotel, home base for the American television network teams in town to cover the jury's decision. The highly anticipated decision comes two years and one month after Kercher's partially clothed body was found lying in a pool of blood in the apartment she shared with Knox. She had multiple knife wounds to the neck.
In the last two years, two widely differing narratives of the Seattle native have emerged: one of the wholesome but naive all-American girl overcome by a tidal wave of police errors and media misrepresentation, and the other of the diabolical, deceitful vixen who harbored hate for her pretty, goody-two shoes British roommate.