Amanda Knox – Trial By Perception

Posted on October 2, 2011

It is a well-known fact that how a person dresses, acts and carries oneself can make all the difference between an innocent and guilty verdict.  Witness the Casey Anthony trial during which the defendant dressed like a matronly school teacher only to rush out after the verdict and re-establish herself as a certified fox in her regular outfits.

In a trial driven by evidence and/or lack of, Italian lawyers engaged in name calling to label Amanda Knox:

Italian lawyers described Amanda Knox, the American student convicted of killing her British roommate, as a “she-devil” and a “witch” in an appeals court Monday while calling her alleged victim a “beautiful girl in the prime of her life.” [AP via Yahoo News]

The girl next door.

If we take a close look at pictures of Amanda Knox when she first appeared in the courtroom, surfaces told us here was a sophisticated, well-educated (fluent in Italian) and attractive young woman who was in control of herself and the situation.

Well endowed and often wearing a smart Italian knit sweater

Opinions are mixed about the possible success she may have following her address in Italian to the Court Monday.  But some things never change:  She is still very good-looking, poised, young woman who exhibits all the signs of a good education and appears a controlled and controlling person.  At best she will see a significant reduction in the length of her sentence.