Amanda's parents divorced when she was only 3 years old, but they have joined forces in the fight to free Amanda. They both say that when visiting Amanda in prison or hearing her during their weekly phone call, she has good days and bad days. "A good day, she comes out very bubbly in the visitation room," he says. "It's different over there. You get to hold her, hug her. And you sit across the table and you talk and you listen about what she's doing, how she's passing her time."

Despite her sentence, Amanda is still enrolled in school at the University of Washington, doing assignments for German and Italian studies from prison. "It keeps the light on at the end of the tunnel, that this is not wasted time for her as she's working toward her graduation of college, because she's going to get out of there," Curt says. "She's absolutely innocent. You go through a trial by media versus a trial inside the courtroom. Inside the courtroom, there is not the evidence to come up with a guilty verdict. It is so far past that to where she should be [found] innocent.'" 

Curt says he believes Amanda was tried in the court of public opinion instead of getting a fair shot. "It's a situation in Italy where jurors are not sequestered. There was this little character assassination during the first year to where they literally created this person that didn't exist that they needed, and the judge, the jury, all got to watch that, all got to read it, all got to listen to it on the radio," he says. "There's no bias checking."


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