Amanda Knox Testifies
Scandals And Love Letters
The prosecution used the trial and her testimony as an opportunity to air salacious details of Knox's social life, evidently in an attempt to paint her as a wild, unpredictable woman who might be capable of anything.
The Kercher family's lawyer, Francesco Maresca, grilled Knox about a $279 ticket she received after throwing a raucous party just off the University of Washington's Seattle campus. Maresca painted this as a drug-fueled, hedonistic bash that had ended with students cavorting naked and throwing rocks at the cops. Knox admitted only to the party's keg of beer, and brushed off the ticket as a mere noise complaint. Her friends had helped pay the fine.
But according to love letters that the press has accessed, their relationship is uncertain now. In February, after seeing Sollecito in the trial's opening days, Knox wrote him an affectionate letter telling him she wants to see him again and to be able to hug him. She speculated about what might have beenbut told him that anything is impossible now, because she's realized that it's her college boyfriend, D.J., whom she really loves.