Amanda Knox has been freed, her conviction overturned, and she’s now back to living the life of an American citizen.
And I can’t help wondering what role her status as a young American girl played in this. I mean, who wants to believe that Mandy Girl-Next-Door would be capable of savage murder?
Clutching at DNA straws has, for many, made for the justification of a rather alarming gut reaction, but in a country where O.J. Simpson literally got away with murder and police procedurals have sent the erroneous societal message that forensics are 100% absolute, we should all know better.
Anyway, Amanda Knox was convicted for the murder of her roommate, Meredith Kercher from the U.K. The actual throat-slashing was apparently done by “drifter” Rudy Guede, although Knox and her boyfriend, Raffaele Sollecito, were tied pretty tightly to the crime scene through small things like lying to the police during the investigation and forensic evidence.
But I guess it’s easier to let a so-called “drifter” take the …