WITH A verdict expected Monday, all eyes are on Italy and the Amanda Knox appeal trial. American student Knox--also known as Foxy Knoxy--was a naive young woman publicly "crucified" and "impaled" to justify wrongly imprisoning her for murder, her defense team said in their closing summation Thursday. She is appealing a 2009 verdict that found her guilty of murdering her British roommate Meredith Kercher during a drug-fuelled sex game that went off the rails. Kercher's half-naked body was found in 2007 in a pool of blood in the apartment the two shared.
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