REUTERS/Daniele La Monaca (ITALY CRIME LAW)
Amanda Knox, sentenced to 26 years in prison for the barbarous killing of her roommate, Meredith Kercher, in 2007, was in trial once again on Monday appealing against her murder conviction.
It has been almost 43 months since she last lived freedom, when the trial over the brutal killing of the British national reached a verdict sending Amanda, her then boyfriend Raffaele Sollecito and Rudy Guede, whose DNA was found in Kercher's body, to prison.
The trial session is scheduled to resume on June 30, where forensic specialists will submit the results for DNA tests that will play an important role in judging whether or not Amanda took part in the killings.
Knox on Monday stated, "I don't know what happened that night," according to CNN, a statement that carries the same dubious tone that has been following the case and Knox’s character since the story began.
Just who exactly is Amanda?
Is she the she-devil Italian prosecutors have made a case for so far or is she genuinely innocent?
The L.A. Times blogged and quoted an excerpt from the 2010 book <i>Angel Face: The True Story of Student Killer Amanda Knox</i> by Barbie Latza Nadeau as it provided insight on Knox’s behavior in the courtroom.
"Amanda herself was probably too honest, confessing in her diaries, that she loved sex and enjoyed drugs. During the hearings, she giggled at certain questions. She mocked the judge's court, smiled to the cameras blushing and passed chocolates to Raffaele Sollecito, which did little to help her."
Knox is a college student from Seattle, Wash., who was studying abroad in Perugia, Italy, when her roommate was murdered in 2007. She has denied any wrongdoing.
“I don’t want to spend my whole life in prison as an innocent,” Knox said in May.