Amanda Knox Puts Authorities on High Alert With Latest Statement (VIDEO)

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Amanda Knox You'd think that by now Amanda Knox would know to think things through before she speaks. Knox, who was acquitted of the 2007 murder of fellow student Meredith Kercher, doesn't seem to have any problem saying exactly what she thinks. This could really hurt her, especially since she and her former boyfriend Rafaelle Sollecito are being retried in Italian court for the murder.

While Sollecito is present for the trial, Knox came immediately back to the states following her acquittal. She's been here, going to school, and putting her life back together, ever since. When an Italian newspaper contacted her to get her take on the new trial, Amanda revealed something sure to shock those following the case. 

Amanda said that if she was found guilty in this second trial, she had no intention of returning to Italy. In fact, she went a step further and proclaimed that she would be "a fugitive". The word choice is unfortunate in the extreme. When you hear "fugitive" you associate it with someone who is on the run from the law. You don't think of someone who has been wrongly accused of a crime -- unless you're thinking of the T.V. series. 

The best case scenario, the comment makes Amanda look immature -- something that's been a problem for her since her first arrest in 2007. It's also a bit callous, making it seem like to her this is all one big game. With her name in headlines so often, it's easy to forget that a family lost someone they loved in Meredith Kercher, regardless of any involvement on Knox's part.

I don't think Amanda is guilty, and I absolutely get why she would tell the paper what she did. She's been through so much, the idea of having to be pulled back into that nightmare must be unthinkable to her. But this comment was just dumb -- I mean, way to get to the Italian authorities cracking to get you extradited, dude. To Knox's credit she clarified her initial statement, saying that "legally" she'd be a fugitive, though she'd continue to defend her innocence. I think Amanda would be better off just saying two words: No comment. 

What do you think Amanda should do if she's found guilty?

 

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LeeshaE LeeshaE

Why would she return to Italy, its unlikely the the US will grant extradition because we have double jeopardy in the states.

nonmember avatar MS

Your article distorts what Knox said. Her precise words were “If convicted legally I'll be defined a ‘fugitive,’ but I will continue to fight for my innocence,’’. She then continued "I will not willingly submit myself to injustice." Your misquoting her distorts the meaning of what she said. I realize you need more sensational headlines and distort her words to attract readers.

sterl... sterling21

I agree with Leeshae. She was acquitted and here in the states she cannot be re-tried. I believe the Italian police botched the investigation in the first place and are desperately trying to prove there right.

Heath... HeatherMazzone

I get better information from the comments than I do from the bloggers.

nonmember avatar Angel

This is true about the states and double jeopardy BUT the crime and the trail were not HELD in the state but rather in another country, sadly then she is legally bound by THEIR laws not ours.

Billy Smith

Stay away from from Italy. You were acquitted once so stay away.

nonmember avatar Alex

Angel: Irrelevant. Amanda Knox is living in the US. She is legally bound ONLY by US law, regardless of where else she is being tried or may be wanted. It is entirely up to the US whether she is extradited if she is reconvicted in Italy, and given US double-jeopardy protection is seems unlikely.

nonmember avatar Michelle

I think she is innocent from everything I have read and heard about the case. I think she should fight any extradition attempts and continue to fight any potential conviction. I also agree she should not antagonize the Italian government that seems to have it in for her.

nonmember avatar Gina

Nobody knows what really happened. Half of the people believe amanda knox is innocent and the other half believe she's guilty. It's not up to our opinions but to the Italian court system.

nonmember avatar Gina

Nobody knows what really happened. Half of the people believe amanda knox is innocent and the other half believe she's guilty. It's not up to our opinions but to the Italian court system.

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