SEATTLE – To some Americans Amanda Knox seems unfairly hounded by a capricious legal system in Italy that convicted her this week in the death of a 21-year-old British woman.
But in Europe, some see her as a privileged American who is getting away with murder.
As she remains free in Seattle, the perceptions will likely fuel not only the debate about who killed Meredith Kercher in 2007 and what role, if any, Knox played in her death. They will also likely complicate how the U.S. and Italian governments resolve whether she should be sent to Italy to face prison.
Anne Bremner, a Seattle attorney and Knox supporter, says that it's been a polarizing case, and will remain that way.
After being first convicted and then acquitted, Knox and her one-time boyfriend were convicted again Thursday. Knox was sentenced to 28 1/2 years.