Amanda Knox is sitting in jail "extremely disappointed [and] upset" after being convicted of murdering her British roomate, Meredith Kercher, Knox's mother said after her family's jailhouse visit today.Honestly, I never cared about whether Amanda Knox was found guilty or innocent. Don't mean to be rude or anything and of course, I respect the family's loss and comfort in knowing that Knox will be locked up for a very long time. But the media's obsession with this case has been annoying for quite awhile now and I can't help but think it's been for the same shallow reasons we're used to seeing from the liberal press: Amanda Knox happens to be a young, pretty, white female. And no matter if its Taylor Hicks or Paris Hilton or Brittany Spears or Natalie Holloway, the mainstream press' obsession with anything YPWF, no matter how minute, will never cease to end.
Meanwhile, the day after the court conviction, Kercher's family told an assembled press throng they are relieved and satisfied by the guilty verdicts, but not exultant.
"We're pleased that we got decision but it's not a time for celebration," said Lyle Kercher, Meredith Kercher's brother. "[It is] not a moment of triumph."
"At the end of the day, we're gathered here because our sister was brutally murdered and taken away from us," he continued. "Of course, there were two very young people who have been sentenced [Friday] to a very long time behind bars."
A jury found Knox, 22, and her former boyfriend, Raffaele Sollecito, 25, guilty in the killing of Kercher on Nov. 1, 2007. It sentenced Knox to 26 years in prison and Sollecito to 25.