Statement from West Seattle family of Europe murder suspect

Just a few simple words from the Arbor Heights family of Amanda Knox — but they had to put it out on a public relations press release service (PR Newswire), since the European media in particular is in a frenzy over this case. A judge in Italy ruled a few hours ago that Knox would remain in jail, along with the other suspects, while investigators continue to sort the case out. Interesting side note from this Times article on logistics assistance for Knox’s mother, who is now in Italy, to deal with what’s going on.

14 Replies to "Statement from West Seattle family of Europe murder suspect"

  • SA November 9, 2007 (11:46 am)

    I’m definitely put off that there is no mention of the victim in the press release.

  • Jiggers November 9, 2007 (1:16 pm)

    Amanda knox is a psycho..

  • JumboJim November 9, 2007 (1:45 pm)

    You know her Jiggers??

  • old timer November 9, 2007 (1:56 pm)

    I feel so sorry for the families involved in this situation.

    Nothing makes any sense yet.
    I wonder if it ever will.

  • Jiggers November 9, 2007 (2:16 pm)

    They are still interrogating Knox. Her story has changed 180 degrees since her initial police statement. My crystal ball says she was part of it all, and will probably have to drop dime on her boyfriend and the other guy to save herself from a long sentence. Plea agreement I think is the term used.

  • Kayleigh November 9, 2007 (3:55 pm)

    For some reason, I’m unusually creeped out by this story.

  • Condo gal November 9, 2007 (4:55 pm)

    I’m glad the Seattle Perugia Sister City association is helping out the mom in Italy. It must be so scary to be in a foreign country, not speaking the language, and having to provide support for your child. I would think the Seattle chapter would also help a Perugian in distress in Seattle.

  • bystander November 9, 2007 (5:16 pm)

    Innocent until proven guilty? You would not know that based on the media reports. I believe that it’s the same Knox family who are very very involved with Arbor Heights Swim & Tennis Club. If it is the same family, they have young grade school age children. It is unfair that they have to go through this.

  • beachdritethoughts November 9, 2007 (8:11 pm)

    I am not sure what to think of the case, but i would like to let the parents know that i am aware of at least a few of us back here in Seattle that support them..,,we wan the best not only for them but also for their dautghter. Our thoughts and prayers are with you during this horrilbe horrific time. God Bless

  • Noelle November 9, 2007 (8:26 pm)

    I find this story fascinating because it’s so bizarre. According to the UK’s Times Online ( Amanda has already confessed to taking part in the murder.

  • Jiggers November 9, 2007 (9:08 pm)

    She’s toast!!

  • CandrewB November 9, 2007 (9:45 pm)

    I have no opinion of how much she was involved; I have no idea. However, what I do know is that foreign countries (even in Europe) idea of judical process are vastly different than your own. Think about what you might say after 15-30 hours of non-stop interogation, no lawyer, no charges, no food, no water, no bathroom, etc… After all, it’s not torture if there are no scars.

  • willow November 9, 2007 (9:50 pm)

    bystander – You apparently have not been out of the US very much. Almost no other country believes in “innocent until proven guilty”. In fact, if you go through San Juan PR, the airport warns you, on wall posters,

    “If you are traveling to the countries of A,B, or XYZ, Napoleanic Law prevails, and you must prove that you are innocent”.

    And, most probably, you have no Miranda rights. SO, be careful where you go, and be prepared for the laws of the country, it ain’t the US, and they don’t care about your “rights”.

    Happy travels. And good wakeup – be grateful you live here.

  • boudicca November 11, 2007 (10:47 am)

    Two words to Willow: Guantanamo Bay. And you talk about human rights in the US? Sorry but, hee hee, ha ha ha, hee hee hee hee heeeeee

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