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Sunday, October 19, 2008


posted by on October 19 at 11:43 AM

Entering this crime that involves an American (who has German blood), a Brit (who is part Indian), a Congolese gentleman (who is married to a Polish woman), a man from the Ivory Coast (who thinks he is black American), and another man from Southern Italy (who looks like he’s from Northern Italy) is someone from the fiery depths of hell…Diavolo:

Italian prosecutors accused American student Amanda Knox, 21, on Saturday of fatally stabbing her British house mate in a Satanic rite and asked a court to put an alleged accomplice in prison for life, defense lawyers said.

What in the world?

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Meanwhile... that chick in Italy that nobody really cares about is something something something satanic.

Posted by monkey | October 19, 2008 12:03 PM

Charles, why do you follow this so closely? Nobody cares.

Posted by The CHZA | October 19, 2008 12:13 PM

The rest of the world seems to view American women as completely out-of-control. I would agree, but I'm afraid my girlfriend would beat the shit out of me in reprisal.

Posted by rococo | October 19, 2008 12:33 PM

OK, I'm officially in the "Amanda is innocent" camp now. Satanist ritual? Yeah, right. This stinks like the Wenatchee sex-abuse ring that wasn't.

Posted by Fnarf | October 19, 2008 12:40 PM

rub rub, huh charles?

Posted by superyeadon | October 19, 2008 12:59 PM

The bf had comic books that showed ritual murder = proof?

Somehow I think our English law derived system including "beyond reasonable doubt" is a bit more fair.

Posted by PC | October 19, 2008 1:00 PM

i think that the italian prosecution has gone wild on american girls gone wild. she back to claiming she wasn't there again? i thought she had to retract that initial statement after surveillance footage placed her there at the time of the murder and she changed it to "i there but i was was cowering in the kitchen." what gives?

Posted by ellarosa | October 19, 2008 1:07 PM

Yeah, this 'satanic' thing seems to have come out of nowhere.

I wish they were being more transparent with what's happening at the trial.

Posted by CP | October 19, 2008 1:18 PM

Of course, this "paper" looks about as reliable as the National Enquirer... Find me a story on that site that ISN'T about chicks or sports.

Who knows...

Posted by bearseatbeats | October 19, 2008 1:53 PM

Well, someone had to kill this poor girl and chances are it was one of the three. Since none of them are turning in the other, it would seem they are all guilty or at least partially guilty.

Posted by Say it ain't so | October 19, 2008 1:56 PM


Posted by stinkbug | October 19, 2008 2:18 PM

What is really sad is the fear she is going to have to constantly live with upon returning to Seattle. To know that some creep at the stranger can now follow the "story" as closely as he likes... usually from 10 feet and behind a trench coat and newspaper.

Posted by Pat | October 19, 2008 2:26 PM

@10: What do you mean, "none of them are turning in the other"? Knox and Sollecito didn't even know Guede, who had a history of breaking into homes armed with a knife, and whose DNA was found all over the body and in the home. From what I've read, it sounds like the most plausible explanation is that he broke into the home and raped, robbed, and murdered the British girl all by himself.

Knox and Sollecito both initially said that they spent the night of the murder together at Sollecito's apartment, and, under interrogation, each admitted that it was possible the other one could have got up in the night, snuck out, and murdered Knox's flatmate. But that doesn't indicate that they're guilty.

And, yes, I'm following this, and I care, because I'm horrified by the way Amanda Knox and her boyfriend are being treated.

Posted by Marya | October 19, 2008 3:16 PM

Wow. This case has definitively jumped the shark...

Posted by Italy, really? | October 19, 2008 5:19 PM

@14, jumped the shark? what would you have said about charlie Manson & family?

Posted by snarky | October 19, 2008 7:46 PM

That was very Naipul of you, Charles. Thank you.

Posted by TVDinner | October 19, 2008 7:54 PM

"I seen the devil with Goody Proctor!"

Posted by Greg | October 20, 2008 12:46 PM

seriously. i haven't typed "lol" in years, but @17, bravo. bravo, sir.

Posted by gin? yes, please. | October 20, 2008 5:16 PM

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