Did Cocaine Use Cause Amanda Knox to Murder Meredith Kercher?

Amanda Knox

Now that Amanda Knox has entered the case of Keith Alan Raniere in his defense, it is important that we examine her own prosecution. According to a very reliable source, Amanda admitted to the Albany Times Union reporter Robert Gavin that she knows little about the Raniere case. However she obviously knows a lot about prosecutions. Here is another offering of Liz Houle on the Amanda Knox case. Readers know Liz from her artwork which she signs MK10ART.

By Liz Houle

There was evidence to suggest that Amanda Knox was high on cocaine the night that Meredith Kercher was stabbed to death.

In 2014 it was reported in the Mirror that, “Prosecutors are set to detail Amanda Knox’s disturbing links to local cocaine dealers as part of their bid to extradite ]her]. . . to Italy to face justice.”

It had long been known that a cocaine dealer’s phone number was found on Knox’s cell phone shortly after the murder. Knox called this same cocaine dealer numerous times in the days leading up to the murder and the days following it.

According to Radar Online “On January 14, 2011, Terni magazine reported that a local man had been sentenced to two years and eight months for dealing cocaine, and that ‘The police found the pusher after discovering his number in the list [of numbers] Amanda stored on her phone. Calls between the two devices occurred in the days before and after the murder of [Kercher]…’”

Knox’s co-defendant and ex-partner, Raffaele Sollecito has always claimed that he and Knox did nothing but smoke a little marijuana or hashish. However, this information suggests otherwise.

Amanda Knox and her boyfriend at the time of the murder, Raffaele Sollecito.

A source close to Knox also provided detailed bank statement information. The statements show that Knox withdrew significant amounts of cash from ATMs in the two months prior to her roommate’s death on November 1, 2007.

In the month of September, 2007, Amanda withdrew $2,452.60 and in October she took out $1,637.25 in cash.

Amanda’s rent was $400 per month. The amount she withdrew far exceeded her cost of living expenses in Perugia, Italy. It suggests, along with cell phone records of repeated calls to a cocaine dealer, of a potentially expensive drug habit.

Radar Online reported, “According to the magazine’s report, as well as a subsequent article in local newspaper il Giornale dell’Umbria, a police report attached to the defendant’s file that stated that ‘in the course of the investigation regarding the criminal proceedings 9066/07 [Kercher’s murder] they discovered that an Italian person … from time to time replenished Amanda Knox’s narcotic substances, as well as having allegedly had with her the relationship of a sexual nature.’”

Amanda Knox was charged with the murder of her roommate Meredith Kercher. She was ultimately freed by an Italian court, but ti many it remains unclear whether she is innocent or guilty.

Not only did Knox apparently spend thousands of dollars on cocaine but also is reported to have used sex to pay for her habit.

How boyfriend Raffaele who, by all accounts, was besotted by the Seattle blonde, would react to finding out that his new girlfriend was fooling around with a drug dealer is not known.

Could cocaine cause someone with no criminal record to become homicidal? According to psychiatrists, the answer is  “yes.”

“Cocaine is an addictive drug that produces numerous psychiatric symptoms, syndromes, and disorders. The symptoms include agitation, paranoia, hallucinations, delusions, violence, as well as suicidal and homicidal thinking. “

This information regarding Amanda Knox’s purported cocaine use was the second blow to Amanda Knox during her trial in 2014.

Her ex-partner Raffaele Sollecito gave a press conference on July 1, 2014 where he took away Amanda Knox’s alibi.

Raffaele said he stands by the assertion that Amanda Knox went out without him the night of the murder, while he stayed home, alone. If this is true. where did Amanda go that evening? Let us speculate a little: Was she meeting her cocaine dealer? Did Meredith walk in on her and her dealer having sex? Did Meredith threaten to tell Raffaele? Did this provoke Knox in a cocaine rage to attack and kill Meredith?

What really happened the night Meredith Kercher’s screams and death shook Perugia?

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3 years ago

Conveniently not mentioned in this piece: the person convicted of the murder, who left gobs of physical evidence at the crime scene of his direct involvement, or the questionable conduct of Italian prosecutors who fixated on Knox. For those who believe, without a deep dive into the actual evidence, that Knox must be involved because they just don’t like her, this glaring example of a logical fallacy will serve as confirmation bias. I thought this site was a credible source of reporting on NXIVM but this is exactly the kind of fact-free, innuendo-laden personal attack that cults use to discredit those who question them. So disappointing.

2 years ago
Reply to  Leslie

Rudy Guede left “gobs” of evidence because he was there with Meredith, something he claimed almost from the beginning.

3 years ago

Is this the 1950s? Cocaine doesn’t “cause” people to murder.

3 years ago

Allegedly, her chaotic way of life probably led her to be less than conscientious about her job, which is why Signor Lumumba wanted to offer more work shifts to Meredith, if she had an expensive coke habit losing shifts at work would have panicked her I guess.. just another reason to feel vindictive toward her flatmate. Thank you Liz and Frank for this coverage.

3 years ago

I don’t know whether she is a psychopath or a sociopath but her behaviour directly after the death and up to this moment in time clearly shows she is unhinged. Throw a drug habit in the mix and she is absolutely capable. Her book is trash, full of lies so much so no publisher in the UK or Italy would touch it in fear of being sued. At least one lie per page. It’s a travesty. Most people knows she is a murderer. There will be plenty burying their heads in the sand not wanting to believe a viscous, impulsive killer is in the spotlight. Who would sleep well at night? Good luck to her husband or a pretty waitress who smiles at him.

3 years ago

Lol, you can’t take coins out of an ATM.

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