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Wednesday, November 7, 2007

UW Student Arrested in Italy for Sex Murder of Brit Roommate

posted by on November 7 at 8:12 AM


Back home, those who know Amanda Knox recall an outgoing Seattle girl, a University of Washington honor student, a young woman making the most of a year studying abroad.

None could have foreseen this: The 20-year-old from Arbor Heights placed squarely at the center of a case that’s riveted Europe—the throat-slashing slaying and rape of Knox’s female roommate.

Police questioned Knox late last week in connection with the violent attack that bloodied her apartment in the central Italian city of Perugia. Early Tuesday, after detectives interrogated her about inconsistencies in her account, she reportedly confessed to playing a role in the slaying.

Also under suspicion are Knox’s Italian boyfriend, Raffaele Sollecito, 23, and Congolese musician Patrick Diya Lumumba, 37, who owned the local bar where Knox worked. All three have been arrested, with charges expected later this week….
European newspapers reported Tuesday that Knox admitted to police that she and the men sexually assaulted and killed Kercher. Italian authorities expect to charge all three with murder and participating in an act of sexual violence.

From the Guardian:

It has also emerged that there is a story on Ms Knox’s MySpace site about two brothers discussing the drugging and rape of a girl.


Here’s the MySpace page for “Foxy Knoxy,”, and here’s her blog.

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West Seattle trash.

Posted by Mr. Poe | November 7, 2007 8:24 AM


Posted by Michigan Matt | November 7, 2007 8:33 AM

Maybe she is into "cutting" and other kinky sex acts?

Posted by Just Me | November 7, 2007 8:34 AM

if this were america, you think the congolese dude down the street would be getting the blame?

Posted by Cale | November 7, 2007 8:45 AM

dude, it's italy - the congolese guy will be getting the blame.

and her friend nicole is effing hot

Posted by holz | November 7, 2007 8:48 AM

Pretty unremarkable interests and bio. Doesn't seem like a killer to me.

Posted by Samon | November 7, 2007 8:59 AM


Look at the neck on her! She'd better watch it.

Posted by Mr. Poe | November 7, 2007 9:05 AM

That hat says "guilty."

Posted by Dougsf | November 7, 2007 9:06 AM

in italy she will be out in 10 years.

Posted by Bellevue Ave | November 7, 2007 9:11 AM

what a clusterfuck she got herself into.

Posted by max solomon | November 7, 2007 9:12 AM

the comments in her blog are true MySpace class.

Posted by seattle98104 | November 7, 2007 9:20 AM

Hey now, some of those comments are hilarious. She's a murdering bitch. She deserves this.

Posted by Mr. Poe | November 7, 2007 9:28 AM

Is it misogynistic to say that this has made me even more afraid of women than I already am? Especially perky "cute" ones?

Posted by The Gay Recluse | November 7, 2007 9:33 AM

I wanted to meet interesting people from an old and distinguished culture... and kill them. I wanted to be the first kid on my block with a confirmed kill.

Posted by heywhatsit | November 7, 2007 9:40 AM

What the hell does this have to do with West Seattle Mr. Poe you stupid fuck. Stay on target like the rest of us.

Posted by EricR | November 7, 2007 9:41 AM

Didn't I see a Stranger ad from her? "Girl seeks kinky autoerotic partners for exciting times"?

Posted by Will in Seattle | November 7, 2007 9:41 AM


Look at her MySpace page, EricR. Oh, and you're West Seattle trash, too.

Posted by Mr. Poe | November 7, 2007 9:53 AM

@13 - Only if you call her a pussy.

Posted by Dick | November 7, 2007 10:18 AM

@16 I think you're very right. Wasn't she wearing a stocking hat or scarf? She was on one of those ads that ALWAYS popped up on the left of slog.

Posted by cochise. | November 7, 2007 10:21 AM

@12: Poe, I wouldn't be surprised if she was innocent (or at least, not guilty). This whole thing sounds fishy and I don't trust the confession she provided only after 10 hours of grilling by the Italian police.

I guess I rather hope she's innocent. She used to make my coffee and...get ready for it...she seemed so normal. Affable. Etc.

If she's guilty, it worries me that I didn't pick up on a murderous trait in someone.

Posted by Ryan | November 7, 2007 10:40 AM

i heard she makes a killer americano.

Posted by infrequent | November 7, 2007 10:48 AM

KOMO 4 really pissed me off last night. They called it "violent sex." Violent sex? Fuck off.

Posted by keshmeshi | November 7, 2007 11:00 AM

She's a murderer, Ryan. You're lucky she never tossed scalding coffee in your face. I bet she wanted to...

Posted by Mr. Poe | November 7, 2007 11:08 AM

Yeah, good catch @19.

Posted by Will in Seattle | November 7, 2007 11:08 AM

Interesting that the last myspace login was 11/5/07. How do you go on with normal life after that violent crime?

What would you do with yourself after being present during a murder?

BTW, very funny @21.

Posted by Medina | November 7, 2007 11:42 AM

Medina-Checking my myspace is the first thing I do after a kill. Helps calm the nerves.

Posted by Dianna | November 7, 2007 11:49 AM

@20 Not everyone capable of murder looks/acts like Charles Manson. If she was subjected to some kind of abusive coercion and in an unfamiliar country, I could see her plead to a lesser charge though.

Posted by Special K | November 7, 2007 11:58 AM

She probably got caught up with the wrong people and ended up being an accomplice.

Posted by Justin J | November 7, 2007 11:59 AM

i like how her neighbors (the headless fat fuck) last night on the news said they wanted their daughter to grow up and become a raping murderer just like amanda.

Posted by holz | November 7, 2007 12:23 PM

@28 - That's probably what Bush is gonna say happened to him in years to come.

Posted by Wowza | November 7, 2007 12:23 PM

Poe: It appears you could be wrong about Amanda. New information indicates she never admitted to a crime -- only that she heard thuds and screaming coming from her roommate's bedroom and she paniced and plugged her ears. It's stupid she didn't come out with that story in the first place but given her circumstances (foreign country, scared like shit, etc.) it's understandable.

I don't think she's a murderer. Her mochas were made with love.


Posted by Ryan | November 7, 2007 12:50 PM

The best mocha in the world is made with hate, Ryan. I should know. I make the best mochas in the world and I hate everything.

If she's truly innocent, I will take back everything I've said. Until then, I continue to dish.

Posted by Mr. Poe | November 7, 2007 12:54 PM

How can she be a murderess? She looks like Debbie Gibson.

Posted by Fnarf | November 7, 2007 12:58 PM

Poe will suffer the wrath of West Seattle..... and he will probably enjoy it.

Posted by M | November 7, 2007 1:30 PM

I would like everyone to remember that Ted Bundy seemed like a normal, handsome, nice guy who worked at a crisis hotline with Ann Rule (true crime author). He had a fiancee and seemed normal.(but he did burn a head in secret in his fiancee's fireplace.) You can't look at someone or drink their coffee and think "well they look nice so, they can't be a murder." Lets leave the decisions up to the professionals. If she is guilty then let her be punished. If she is only guilty of doing nothing to stop a volent death. Then let her be punished.

Posted by Sara from Wallingford | November 7, 2007 1:42 PM

Uh, Sara, a lot of this is tongue 'n cheek.

Nobody seriously draws conclusions based on mochas made from love on whether a person is capable of murder.


(See what I did there?)

Posted by Ryan | November 7, 2007 1:47 PM

Ok... Well if no one is serious about drawing conclusions with mochas, then perhaps it should not be said. If she is innocent ,then I doubt she feels the whole thing is something to joke about. I don't think that murder is a joking matter. We should all take the situation with the seriousness it deserves. RIP Meredith.

Posted by Sara from Wallingford | November 7, 2007 2:54 PM

Sara - You're on SLOG. Have you taken a look around lately? Nothing is taken "with the seriousness it deserves".

Posted by Ryan | November 7, 2007 3:25 PM

So What.... These are peoples lives you are joking about. Sometimes you have to stop laughing and take a moment to think about what you are putting out into the world. I was sad to read about the families involved in this tragedy and then accidentally stumble on to this "SLOG" with all this heartless banter. Having lost a friend to a violent crime I know the pain this family feels. I was also just as hurt to stumble across thoughtless words about my friend on a blog from people who blamed the fact that he as in the wrong place at the wrong time on his punk rock life style. I just asking you to remember that the whole world can read this, not just people who think it is funny to joke about murder.

Posted by Sara from Wallingford | November 7, 2007 4:26 PM

Jesus. There are plenty of places on the web where you can go read serious, informed reporting and analysis on this case. Start with the Times and P-I. But not the fucking Stranger Blog. Get it?

Asking the world to change for you isn't going to get you anywhere. Seriously.

Posted by Ryan | November 7, 2007 4:47 PM

@39 - May I recommend the new Onion Atlas to you, my dear? Sounds like you are in desperate need of some ghoulish chuckles. And soon.

Posted by Wowza | November 7, 2007 5:20 PM

#40 nails it.

Posted by Mr. Poe | November 7, 2007 6:13 PM

"she heard thuds and screaming coming from her roommate's bedroom and she paniced and plugged her ears."

I'm sorry but I just can't believe someone from Seattle would behave this way.

Posted by Neff Gornleck | November 8, 2007 2:39 AM

Mr. Poe, you sillly silly boy, if I were to judge your myspace page with the same eye you have judged Amanda's I'd say you're due for the scandal to break about the homosexual kiddie sex ring you're involved in. Oh wait, since you "hate everything" you probably were one of the kids getting ass raped as a small boy...

My condolences and btw, you're doing a sweet job taking all the attention on this board, I'm sure it helps with your insecurity issues.

Posted by Anti-Stupidity | November 8, 2007 7:51 AM

The fact is she was a participant in the unsavoury act that eventually resulted in the death of beautiful English girl meredith.

The reason police took her in was due to evidence: Long hair, similiar to amandas found in the hands and fingernails of the dead girl, blood stain footprints, matching amandas. Police took her in and she cracked, now she is lying to cover her back.

She alongside the others detained are pure evil. She is as guilty as hell.

Posted by Mary | November 8, 2007 7:51 AM

Whoa Mary, "pure evil"?? comparing her to my definition of pure evil she's not even close. I'm not defending her, I just think she's more of a retard than someone who is truely "evil". If someone commits an evil act, does that make them "pure evil"??

Posted by Dirk | November 8, 2007 1:13 PM

Her profile has now become private so i cant read the blog! I am very interested in this story (been looking it up all day at work lol!) so if anyone has the story if you could please email it to me at Thanks so much!

Posted by Nicole | November 8, 2007 4:28 PM

Her profile has now become private so i cant read the blog! I am very interested in this story (been looking it up all day at work lol!) so if anyone has the story if you could please email it to me at Thanks so much!

Posted by Nicole | November 8, 2007 4:28 PM

does anyone have a copy of the story she had posted on her my space? (as her site has been by invite only as of yesterday)

Posted by kellyk | November 8, 2007 8:38 PM

I knew a girl in high school - popular, athlete, good student, all the guys liked her - well years later she was convinced by her married lover to kill his lupus-plagued wife which she did. She was also married and had 2 beautiful children and now is in prison for life. You would never in a million years guess that she would commit first degree murder - she was kinda of a tough girl, but still - COMMIT MURDER. Still to this day I cannot believe that I know someone who could do such a thing, much less this girl. As they say - DON'T JUDGE A BOOK BY IT'S COVER.

Posted by EEH | November 8, 2007 10:30 PM

Dirk @ 46 I guess we each have our own definition of 'pure evil', which is good, as this is a free country, and individuals should be free to express themselves, providing they are not hurting others.

However, when I last looked in the dictionary the definition for evil was - wickedness, wicked deed, morally bad. And for pure, it was - unmixed, untainted, complete.

In my view, the acts committed by Amanda and her accomplaces were 'competely wicked and morally bad.

Which if I use the dictionary term is: 'Pure evil'.

what did Meridith do to deserve this? How can a human being sexually abuse and then calmly take anothers life?

As for retard Dirk, thats an insult to disabled individuals out there. Let not give her a title she is not fit to own!

Little Miss innocent, my ass, She is as guilty as hell , chuck her in jail and throw away the key.

Posted by Mary | November 9, 2007 9:40 AM


If you know enough about the case to conclusively condemn the knox girl to life in prison or even death, then provide some links, so others can make up their own mind too. Did you know amanda knox personally? Did she fuck you over once?

"Long hair, similiar to amandas found in the hands and fingernails of the dead girl, blood stain footprints, matching amandas."

Where are you getting this? What the fuck are "matching amandas"? I haven't come across any of these things in any of what I've read on this case, but maybe I've missed something. She may well be a horrible girl who murders and tortures people for kicks, but I don't really know that to be true or untrue, I just know what I read/see/hear through the media. Is it inconceivable that the Italian police have their own agenda? I have no personal stake in the outcome of this case and i'm not going to get righteously judgmental about people i don't even know.

but keep flapping your lips if it makes you feel good you viscious big mouthed cunt

Posted by Derwood | November 9, 2007 11:20 AM

Ooh Derwood

Hit a personal button did I?

How sad it is that individuals need to resort to personal attacks in order to get their point across.

I suggest you pick up a newspaper, go on the web and read honey (information on blood,hair and other DNA samples provided). Hence the reason why Most of us can do that. And if that is too difficult for you. Then go back to school!

'An Italian judge has ruled there are "serious indications of guilt" to justify keeping three friends of murdered British student Meredith Kercher in jail'. - That aint me, making it up honey, It's media baby.

Quick and helpful suggestion Derwood try to get some help with your reading and then perhaps you might be able to keep up.

Oh and and as for the foul language, shame on you, whats with that? Are you unable to communicate without profanity? Is it because you are unable to read well? Is this frustration coming through?

Lets guess how long it will take Derwood to respond with more littered profanity.

Posted by Mary | November 9, 2007 1:47 PM

The rape & murder of a woman is degraded further by the woman-hating comments from Derwood, Mr.Poe, et al. Woman Hating is so fasionable, even the slaves like Knox are aiding the Man. No outrage here over the visious rape & murder of Meredith, just alot of expose' on the true character of the men writing here, Can you conjur up ONE female you love?( oh I don't know, go for the one that gave birth to you) and imagine she dies in this despicable way......... So Amanda Knox at the very least " plugs her ears when a SISTER is being raped and murdered, ahh it's nice to see how male identified she did that happen? Go figure, You males embrace it, promote it, buy it, profit from it, make it.

Posted by d. j. | November 9, 2007 2:37 PM

"Meredith murdered refusing to take part in orgy" thats what the British news papers are saying. Now how common is "orgy" among American young adults? I remember my American friend (fmale and sociable but quite normal) once said, "Oh I havent done an orgy for a while". I could not make out whether she was joking or not. An English friend of mine says orgy is Americans' favorite pastime. Is it true? Does Amanda's social life sounds normal to you, her fellow country folks?

Posted by tomo | November 9, 2007 2:53 PM

By the way, she made "Killer Americano" in the coffe shop? "Her hat says guilty"? Seattle folks, I love your twisted sense of humour. You guys are cruel but funny, I must say. My prediction is that this is going to be a Hollywood film in two years time and Amanda would write a memoir having secured an O J Simpson-esque megabucks deal.

Posted by tomo | November 9, 2007 3:09 PM

I find it funny how the Seattle "Stranger" portrays her as a normal, well educated girl who is "placed squarely" in the centre of the investigation. Poor her. She shouldn't have been so cold as to assist in the murder of her room-mate, wash her clothes of evidence (or try to) the next day in a public launderette (bad move) and then give a false account of the night's events to the police. Regardless of the part she played in the murder and sexual assault of Meredith Kercher, she deserves to be punished, as does anyone who commits a crime. I notice the "Stranger" also seemed to deem the victim's identity irrelevant until the final paragraph, where they only mentioned her last name. Nice and respectful.

Posted by Nicola {no, really} | November 9, 2007 5:15 PM


The "cunt" comment was only directed towards mary, it's not really any of your business to get upset over it because it wasn't directed at you, just mary. I was trying to give your "sister" Amanda the benefit of the doubt. Your other "sister" mary seemed a little too eager to venomously condemn someone she doesn't even know like some vulturous ghoul. The suspicions surrounding the murder of Meredith, as reported in the media, hit mary's personal button in such a way as to activate her desire to act as judge and executioner of her fellow "sister".

Sorry I got so rude with the "c" word, but attitudes like mary's really tick me off.

Posted by Derwood | November 9, 2007 11:41 PM

Hey Derwood, welcome back!!!!!

For the record sugar, there was no venom on my part, just good old plain English, if my recollection is correct the venom came straight out of your mouth, shame on you dude!

Further, in case your lack of (I asume) education fails you, this is blog otherwise known as slog, it is not a 'Free Amanda Campaign' website. If thats what you were looking for you are in the wrong place dude. Everybody is entitled to use this site to express their views, are you aware of freedom of speech?

When doing so, individuals should not disrepect or respond inappropriately to a response because they do not like it.

Further it is DJs business, because you inadvertantly made it so, by spewing your profanitys on a blog, did you think you were sending me a personal e-mail?

If you cannot stand the heat, stay out of the kitchen, or go back to school.

Finally Amanda, was not the only flatmate or friend known to Meridith yet her story was the only inconsistent one out of the others. Go figure! Do you see any of Meridiths other friends or flat mates in custody, I dont!

Meridith Kercher, remember her (also a sister), lost her life in horrific circumstances. I still stand by my conviction, Guilty as hell.

As difficult as this may be, I have no further intention of responding you Mr uneducated. You aint the point of this Slog Derwood remember that!

Posted by Mary | November 10, 2007 1:36 AM


Nothing you say makes sense. I recommend withholding judgement on the case and you interpret that as a "Free Amanda" campaign. You should neither free nor condemn her until you have definite proof one way or the other. Inattentive and overeager.

I don't really care if someone misspells words or not, it's not that big a deal if the meaning comes across. But if you're going to accuse me of a lack of education then you ought to spell your words correctly. It undermines your point.

You interpret my disagreeing with you as trying to censor you. Nowhere did I tell you not to post here. I disagree with your rush to judgement on the Amanda Knox case, but you seem to think disagreeing with you is censoring you. This may stem from an issue with a parent or other authority figure in your past. My opinion is that by all means continue to post here and continue to express yourself in the way that you do.

No need to continue responding to my posts since you never addressed any of the valid points that I made and yammered on and on like a big sloppy hole spewing attention-starved sludge. There's nothing wrong with that, though.

Posted by Derwood | November 10, 2007 11:52 AM


Usually I don't get so worked up and involved on the internet, but I've met Amanda and thought she was nice, etcetera. I haven't been able to stop reading about this. Of course the whole story is tragic, and scary in its own right, but some of the things about this story that seem most horrifying are the public reception and media coverage. I had (naively) never realized the scope of sensationalism in the media, or considered the general public's capacity to interpert what they read. I'm grateful for your comments.

Posted by heythanks | November 10, 2007 10:29 PM

Not MY Joey. Same old same old. Some parents never believe their own kid is guilty of anything. Sounds like Amanda's mommy is going to learn a whole lot about what her idiot daughter was up to. If there is evidence to convict, let her rot there.

Posted by Kenmaya | November 11, 2007 3:03 AM

does anyone have her link for the myspace page?
I can't find her!

Posted by Y | November 11, 2007 4:02 AM

In any case - i found it but - it's set to private!! What the f%@$%!:?

Posted by Y | November 11, 2007 4:04 AM

she doesn't seems so wild in the picture
4som with a congolese ..woot
you go girl..embrace your "orgy-hood"

they should all be killed for justice

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