Florence, Italy, September 22, 2015
It is being reported in Italian news on September 21, 2015 that Amanda Knox now faces more prison time for slandering the Italian police. Amanda Knox was acquitted of murdering Merdith Kercher earlier this year, under what the Italian Supreme court described as a “strong suspicion” of culpability in their recently released reasoning report. However, Knox’s criminal conviction for slandering her former boss was confirmed by them leaving Knox a convicted felon. Now Knox stands to be convicted of more calumny charges resulting from her statements against police detectives in court.
“‘There’s only a matter of irrefutable certainty: the guilt of Amanda Knox in order to slanderous accusations against Patrick Lumumba.’ These were the words convinced the judges of the Supreme Court.”
Knox was sentenced to three years, time served in her conviction for slandering Lumumba. Now a separate trial is underway. It began last June, met in early September and is set to resume again in a few months.
This trial concerns Knox’s slanderous statements where she alleged that police coercion caused her to falsely accuse an innocent man. Knox told the court that it was due to police pressure and intimidation that she repeatedly blamed Patrick Lumumba for the murder of Meredith Kercher. Knox even placed herself at the scene of the crime which was one factor in the Supreme Courts strong suspicion of her possible involvement in the stabbing death of her roommate with Raffaele Sollecito and Rudy Guede.
With Knox’s calunnia or criminal slander conviction of Patrick Lumumba finalized by the highest court, Knox is now required to pay the court ordered fees to the man whose life she destroyed with her flagrant fabrications. She has yet to do so.
Knox is now alone in facing additional years in prison for spinning more slander with her accusations against the police force and an interpreter.
“For Amanda Knox, a possible sentence of 2 to 6 years . . .seems to be very likely. . . The young American claimed to have suffered abuse and threats by 10 agents. Moral of the story: the long judicial misadventure of the. . . 28-year old American is far from over.“