I’m stunned, I can’t believe they found Seattle student, Amanda Knox, of killing her British roommate in Italy.  On Friday, an Italian court sentenced her to 26 years in prison.

What shocked me the most, is in an interview with one of her best friends who attended the trial, said jurors were actually sleeping during the defense testimony. Seriously???

Her parents released the following statement:

“Amanda, like the rest of us, is extremely disappointed, upset about the decision; we’re all in shock,” Mellas told reporters outside the jail, just after visiting her daughter. “We’re all heartened by the support, not only from the people of Perugia, many Italians, all over. People from all over the world have been sending us messages of support all through the night.

“We told her she’s going to get out of here, [but] it’s going to take a little longer,” said Mellas, as her eyes welled up with tears.

Amanda, who was born under the sign of Cancer, is an emotional and sensitive girl.  Next year, will prove to be the most difficult for her. I think the biggest challenge will be her mental well being. Several astrologers have speculated on her future. Here is an interesting forensic look at the murder.

Amanda’s attorney has filed an immediate appeal. It’s expected to take several years before her case might be heard again. In Italy, most prisoners can be released after 15 years.

Thoughts and prayers go out to the family.

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Jacy Nova

Jacy Nova is the resident Astrologer and Managing Editor for Astrochicks.com. Born under the zodiac sign of Virgo, she has a Libra Rising and Libra Moon.