Italian Jury Convicts U.S. College Student of Murder

A jury has convicted American college student Amanda Knox of murdering her British roommate and sentenced her to 26 years in prison while her ex-boyfriend Raffaele Sollecito was sentenced to 25 years. Full Story

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#1 Dec 4, 2009
I've been following this case for some time and I think language has gotten in the way of this girl being given a fair trial. If you read all the stories that have been written about this its clear that italian translators don't always translate customary American sayings for their true meanings. Very often they translate them literaly losing the true meaning entirely. I mean she might be guilty or she might be innocent, its hard to figure with the confusing nature of this italian court. A lot of what the prosecution has placed its case on is not hard evidence but theories and opinions and how does that translate into a fair trial.

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#2 Dec 4, 2009
I just watched a video in which she was speaking fluent Italian. The reporter said that she speaks fluent Italian. I also followed this case. She started out by lying, and knew facts about the crime that the police hadn't made public. Also her behavior when she was held for questioning was bazaar--cartwheels, handstands at the police station. I'm thinking the verdict was correct.

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