The Mayo Clinic says stress can cause human hair to fall out, which appears to be happening to Amanda Knox in this Telegraph TV video of the convicted murderess. Amanda is shown entering the courtroom where her defense attorney will give closing arguments in her appeal, a large prominent bald spot appears on the top front portion of Amanda’s head.
Knox, dubbed “Foxy Knoxy” at the start of the murder trial for the brutal slaying of Amanda’s roommate Meredith Kercher, looks anything but now after four years of incarceration. Knox was convicted and sentenced 26 years for her part in the murder of the young 21-year-old woman studying abroad in Italy.
Amanda Knox’s then-boyfriend, Rafaelle Solliceto, however, still looks “Pretty in Pink” on the video, sporting all of his hair despite his 25 year sentence for the crime dubbed by prosectuors as a sex-crazed attack on the Leeds University student. But then Rafaelle Solliceto didn’t go on to falsely accuse the police or an innocent man, as his accomplice did.
Knox and Sollecito allegedly broke up during the course of the investigation, with Amanda writing in her Prison Diary that she didn’t understand why he was telling police false things about her. They have maintained separate defense attorneys, but both are seeking to appeal their convictions and hope to gain their freedom as early as Monday of next week.
With her obvious hair loss, it would appear that Amanda Knox has been stressing more about her appeal verdict than Rafaelle Solliceto, who’s demeanor on the Telegrah TV video appeared much more lively than his former girlfriends.
Rafaelle Solliceto isn’t to blame for Amanda Knox getting one more year on her sentence than he received, however, because it had nothing to do with the actual murder of Meredith Kercher, it stemmed from Knox falsely incriminating another individual during the course of the investigation named Patrick Lumumba.
Knox told police that she was in the flat when Meredith Kercher was murdered and actually stuck her fingers in her ears as Kercher screamed, according to The Star. Amanda’s additional year of sentence resulted when she went on to name the alleged murderer at the scene as Patrick Lumumba, her employer at a bar in Italy.
For falsely accusing a man who would end up having an alibi during the murder of Meredith Kercher, Amanda Knox was given the additional year during her trial sentencing. Knox had also made false allegations about the police during the investigative process, resulting in penalties for that as well.
All those things, along with four years of incarceration, have served to turn the media’s Foxy Knoxy into a young woman with a hair loss problem. But the Mayo Clinic says hair loss caused by stress can be addressed once the stress is relieved, which Knox hopes will come for her on Monday with an appeal verdict of freedom.
Amanda Knox is best remembered for turning cartwheels in the police station immediately following the discovery of Meredith Kercher’s murdered and bloodied body and for the nine confession variations she gave, which included the confession about being at the scene during the crime with Patrick Lumumba, rather than her current hair loss dilemna. But Knox’s confession became inadmissable in the court on a technicality, The Star said.
Will the woman dubbed “Foxy Knoxy” by the press regain her lost hair if released or will the stress of enduring the scorn of those who feel she got away with murder continue to rob Amanda Knox of the rest of her hair?