November 24, 2009

Amanda Knox's parents say their daughter is no killer

Posted: 08:42 PM ET

Seattle, Washington (CNN) - When Amanda Knox's parents head to Italy for closing arguments in their daughter's murder trial they'll be carrying a present they hope desperately she can use soon: a plane ticket home.   

In that purchase lies one family's entire hope.

Curt Knox and Edda Mellas say their daughter is nothing like the person they've seen depicted before and during her trial.

They grimace at the description prosecutors have used in court: that Amanda Knox was a resentful American so angry with her British roommate Meredith Kercher that she exacted revenge during a twisted sex misadventure at their home two years ago.

Prosecutors say Knox directed then-boyfriend Raffaele Sollecito and another man infatuated with her, Rudy Guede, to hold Kercher down as Knox played with a knife before slashing Kercher's throat.

"She is totally nonviolent, almost a passive person," Mellas told CNN in a joint interview with her former husband.

So passive was Knox, the parents said, that she couldn't even continue a kickboxing class because she felt it was too violent. She was so caring, they said, that she would make her friends stop a car to let a spider out rather than kill it.

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Gerald Jolly   November 25th, 2009 9:13 pm ET

As parents we try and raise our children to be intelligent, truthfull, honest, and moral.
It is my belief that, this is what Amada Knox's parents have done.

As parents we are very disallusioned when we raise a child that turns out to be corrupt, self serving, dishonest, concieted, immoral, and a liar.
It is my belief that, this is what Guiliani Mignini'sbparents have to live with.

Mignini, really ought to go and do what he does best, take bribes, indulge in extremely corrupt activities, and behave in a lying immoral way and of course most importantly, "BEND SPAGHETTI, and DRINK CHEAP SOUR ITALIAN VINO' in the sewer he lives in.

Amanda Knox, is not guilty of anything except that she kept the wrong kind of company that led her into the trap that she is now in.

If there is any real shame in this matter, it is the way our STATE DEPARTMENT, and EMBASSY in Italy has completely turned their back on one of our citizens.

Is it any wonder why we are considered spineless individuals, when we dont even have the intestinal fortitude to stand up for one of our own.

angela   November 25th, 2009 11:01 pm ET

What exactly are we suppose to be doing to help this woman who apparently had little or no discretion?

Gerald Jolly   November 25th, 2009 11:41 pm ET

Angela, there is a web site called, friends of Amanda
I urge you to take the time to look it up and read what one of the most respected private investigator in the world has to say about this travesty, and the fact that the lead prosecutor Guiliano Mignini and his assistant Manuela Comodi are as corrupt as corrupt can be.

If you take the time to read all 7 pages, you will discover that the already convicted killer says he acted alone, but the prosecution atempted to coerse him by promising a lighter sentence upon his conviction.

No one has been able to find out exactly why Mignini is so adamant about trying Amanda, but it has been suggested that through an intermidiary he requested a payoff from the Knox family and friends, although never proven, and knowing Mignini past record of accepting brobes I tend to believe that the offer was in fact made.

There is a whole lot of information that will allow any intelligent thinking person to believe that there is a lot of unanswered questions about the forensic evidence, and how it was tainted, and most damning is the report by the Rugia police department claiming that the evidence they had was lost or misplaced.

There is at least eight points of law that if this trial was being conducted in the U.S. it would have been dismissed by now.

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