We’re just a couple of hours away from hearing the jury’s verdict in the appeal case for the American student Amanda Knox, who was convicted in 2009 of the brutal murder of her roommate, 21-year-old Meredith Kercher. The two shared an apartment when they were both students in Perugia, Italy.
Knox is currently pleading her innocence in Italian appeals court today, and the jury is deliberating over new evidence that suggests her innocence of being involved in the murder and could free her of the 25 year sentence. While the world is watching and awaiting for the jury’s final verdict, we want to know…do you think Amanda Knox is guilty or innocent of the crime?
Amanda Knox made a tearful plea at Perugia’s Court of Appeal today awaiting the verdict in her and her ex-boyfriend Raffaele Sollecito’s appeal of their murder convictions after spending four years behind bars. American student Amanda Knox and her Italian ex-boyfriend Raffaele Sollecito were convicted in 2009 of killing their British roommate Meredith Kercher in Perugia, Italy in 2007.
Knox made her case in court today saying, “She had her bedroom next to mine, she was killed in our own apartment. If I had been there that night, I would be dead, but I was not there.”
She continued while holding back tears, “I did not kill. I did not rape. I did not steal. I wasn’t there. I wasn’t there at the crime. I insist I’m innocent and that must be defended. I just want to go home, go back to my life.”
The jury isn’t expected to emerge with their verdict until 2 p.m. EST, and until then the world is anxiously waiting for the verdict.
So we want to know, do you think Amanda Knox is guilty or innocent of the crime?
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