Amanda Knox Trial and Guilty Charge: Italian Judge Rules In Favor Of Knox’s Right To Privacy, Realtors Have Tough Time Selling Her House
It has undoubtedly been a gruesome roller coaster ride for the now 26-year-old Amanda Knox, who was convicted in 2009 of killing her roommate Mereditch Kercher in November 2007, overturned on appeal in 2011, and then reconvicted just recently in January of 2014.
Despite the horrific turn of events, Knox has finally found some justice within the Italian court system. A Milanese judge recently ruled in favor of Knox, who filed a civil complaint against RCS Mediagroup for moral damages.
Knox was granted compensation for moral damages from RCS Mediagroup's newspaper, Corriere della Sera. In 2008, the newspaper published two articles with excerpts from Knox's diary that included a list of her sexual partners.
IBT reports that, though journalists were granted access to Knox's diary, they are required to "filter the documents to comply with the standards for the protection of fundamental rights in the privacy code," according to the judge who ruled in Knox's favor.
Despite Knox's small victory, she still currently faces 28-and-a-half years in prison with the latest news that she has been reconvicted in Italy.
"I am frightened and saddened by this unjust verdict," she said in written remarks. "Having been found innocent before, I expected better from the Italian justice system. The evidence and accusatory theory do not justify a verdict of guilt beyond a reasonable doubt. ... There has always been a marked lack of evidence."
Others who are suffering from the chaos surrounding the Amanda Knox case are the realtors who are currently trying to sell the Perugian villa where Knox's roommate, Meredith Kercher was murdered.
Realtors have understandably had a hard time selling the house given its history and the latest news that eight tenants living in the home suffered carbon monoxide poisoning due to a gas leak.
In an attempt to lure buyers, the realtors have slashed the price of the property more than $100,000 and have strongly discouraged anyone in the realtor's office to mention the Kercher murder to any potential buyers, according to RadarOnline.
Unfortunately, even with closed lips and price cuts no one seems interested in the home with the eerie past.