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PostPosted: Mon Apr 28, 2014 4:38 pm   Post subject: Re: CASE RELATED LINKS (DEC 2009 - PRESENT)   

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April 16, 2014 (cont.)

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April 18, 2014 (cont.)

Sollecito takes girlfriend to Kercher murder house

'Showed her his ordeal' says father

Perugia, April 18 - Raffaele Sollecito on Thursday took his girlfriend to the house in Perugia, where he was convicted with Amanda Knox of murdering Meredith Kercher in 2007, local dailies reported Friday. [...] Sollecito's father said he "saw nothing wrong" in his son revisiting the murder scene. "If Raffaele wanted to show his girlfriend the ordeal he went through, I can't see anything wrong with that. "He has absolutely nothing to do with that crime," Francesco Sollecito told ANSA.


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April 18, 2014 (cont.)

Sollecito takes new girlfriend to see the house of Meredith's murder

A gesture that leaves you stunned. Raffaele Sollecito returned Thursday with his new girlfriend, Greta Menegaldo, in front of the house where, in Perugia, Meredith Kercher was killed. Some local newspapers are reporting the news.

La Nazione has also published a photo taken by a passer-by with two youngsters walking hand-in-hand.

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RS and girlfriend in Via della Pergola-1.jpg


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"If Raffaele wanted to share with his girlfriend the tragedy he went through, I don't see anything wrong with that," Francesco Sollecito, father of Raffaele, commented on the news. "He is completely unrelated to the crime," said Francesco Sollecito yet again.


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PostPosted: Mon Apr 28, 2014 5:15 pm   Post subject: Re: CASE RELATED LINKS (DEC 2009 - PRESENT)   

April 18, 2014 (cont.)

Crime of Perugia: Sollecito takes his girlfriend to see the house of the murder

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Original post: viewtopic.php?p=119896#p119896

Raffaele was spotted in Via della Pergola where he showed his new girlfriend, Greta Menegaldo, the house of the crime. The visit took place yesterday [Apr.17] afternoon, around 17:30, after Sollecito had already been noticed around Perugia, walking arm in arm with his girlfriend.

Surely he knew that would not go unnoticed. A witness said:

"I was passing in my car, near via della Pergola, when I saw Sollecito
 with a girl. To tell the truth, I was in disbelief, but then when I saw them up close ... it was Sollecito."

After going into a pharmacy in the center, he [Sollecito], wearing brown pants and dark jacket, headed towards the house right beside the crime scene with his girlfriend, rather flashy in jeans, heels and pretty sunglasses.


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April 18, 2014 (cont.)

Sollecito in Perugia, his father: "He wanted to bring his suffering alive for his girlfriend
Sollecito goes back to scene of the crime with his fiancée.

Translation: Tiziano
Original post: viewtopic.php?p=119897#p119897

First he was sighted. Then photographed. Raffaele Sollecito is in Perugia. But in defence of his son this time his father stated: "If Raffaele wanted to bring alive the tragedy he went through for his fiancée, I see nothing wrong with this."
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"He has absolutely nothing to do with that crime," Francesco Sollecito said. Now little more than a month (sic) has gone by since the sentence which saw him once again found guilty, with Amanda Knox, for the murder of the English student. To immortalise the two in front of the cottage (there is ) a photo taken by a passer-by, who saw the two in front of the cottage and did not hesitate to immortalise them, while they were pointing towards the crime scene.


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PostPosted: Mon Apr 28, 2014 5:19 pm   Post subject: Re: CASE RELATED LINKS (DEC 2009 - PRESENT)   

April 18, 2014 (cont.)

Sollecito and his girlfriend on a trip to Perugia, shocking visit to the house where Meredith was killed

Translation: Tiziano
Original posts: viewtopic.php?p=119897#p119897

According to Il Mattino Sollecito & girlfriend also went to see his Perugia apartment.

They are expected in Puglia for Easter. They have also been to Assisi. [...]


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April 18, 2014 (cont.)

"Look, this is where Meredith was killed." Sollecito and his girlfriend, shocking trip to the home where the crime was committed

Translation: The 411
Original post: viewtopic.php?p=119898#p119898

Here's what a witness named Enea reported:

"I was driving by, near Via della Pergola, and I saw Sollecito with a young woman. To tell the truth, I was incredulous, but then when I saw them up close...it was indeed Sollecito."

Confirmation of the fact came from the owner of the pharmacy, who has no doubts; in fact, he and the store clerks went out of the store to see where Meredith's presumed killer was going. And the destination was this: the home where the murder took place. Sollecito had brown trousers on, a dark jacket and running shoes.

The girlfriend's appearance was striking--she was wearing a blue jacket, jeans and heels. Her face was framed by sunglasses. While they walked, embracing one another, the young man pointed at the home in Via della Pergola, various times.

Who knows what he might have said to the young woman. His descriptions seemed rather expressive.

"I stayed there for a minute or two," says Enea, who then posted this on his Facebook page:

WHAT A SHOCK! I was up close and personal with RAFFAELE SOLLECITO in Piazza Grimana in Perugia! He was on Via della Pergola with his new girlfriend. Looking right into his face gave me a really strange feeling."


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PostPosted: Mon Apr 28, 2014 5:30 pm   Post subject: Re: CASE RELATED LINKS (DEC 2009 - PRESENT)   

April 18, 2014 (cont.)

Raffaele Sollecito spotted near house where Meredith Kercher was killed
Father says son in Perugia to meet defence lawyer three months after murder conviction against him and Amanda Knox was upheld

By Lizzy Davies

Sollecito's father, Francesco, said there was nothing strange in his son's decision to revisit the place where Kercher, a Leeds University exchange student, was killed.

"He was in Perugia to visit one of his defence lawyers, Luca Maori, and so he met the university professor who is helping him write his thesis in information technology," Francesco Sollecito told the Ansa news agency.


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April 18, 2014 (cont.)

Perugia, Sollecito takes his girlfriend to see the house where Meredith was killed (VIDEO)

"I just showed my girlfriend the sights of Perugia where I lived, and so we went to Via della Pergola", Sollecito tried to defend himself. "For me, that place has no special meaning because I have not experienced anything bad or earth-shattering [transcendental] there. [It] Has no significance for me because I was not there the night of the murder."


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April 20, 2014

Sollecito's Easter vacation:

Meredith: for Sollecito days of vacation in Tuscany

SANSEPOLCRO. Days of vacation in Tuscany, in Sansepolcro and Anghiari (Arezzo), for Raffaele Sollecito and his girlfriend Greta, also hosted by a professor of the University of Perugia, who was a tutor of Sollecito when he was studying in the period of detention and now assists him in preparing his thesis in Computer Science at the University of Verona, which they discussed. Sollecito and his girlfriend were in the Tiber Valley for a couple of days, then continued to Apulia where they spent Easter.


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Raffaele Sollecito on holiday in Sansepolcro

Sollecito and his girlfriend were in the Tiber Valley a couple of days, then continued to Apulia where they spent Easter.

They saw him in the village, in Sansepolcro, near Arezzo. And in the Tuscan town. [...] Sollecito took part in a procession on Good Friday and was in the company of his girlfriend Greta, a Venetian girl with whom he had been caught by the police at the border with Austria in the hours after the verdict of the Assize Court of Appeal of Florence that overturned the previous acquittal of Perugia.


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April 25, 2014

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PostPosted: Tue May 27, 2014 8:12 pm   Post subject: Re: CASE RELATED LINKS (DEC 2009 - PRESENT)   

April 29, 2014

The Nencini Report has been released: the Court of Appeals judges have deposited their Sentencing Report (Motivazioni) in Florence.

Please follow the link below to download the Report (PDF, 26.5 MB, in Italian):

http://www.perugiamurderfile.net/viewto ... 94#p119994

April 29, 2014 (cont.)

Judges say Amanda Knox delivered the fatal blow to Meredith's throat
Murder Mez, the reasons for the conviction of Amanda Knox (28 1/2 years) and Raffaele Sollecito (25 years) filed

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Original post: http://www.perugiamurderfile.org/viewto ... 18#p165660

The knife seized at the home of Raffaele Sollecito is the weapon that killed Meredith Kercher. And the coup was carried out by Amanda Knox.

This was written by the President of the Court of Appeal of Florence Alessandro Nencini in the written judgment with which, on January 30th, Amanda Knox and Raffaele Sollecito were sentenced to 28 1/2 and 25 years for the murder of Meredith Kercher.

Over 330 pages in which the Court traces the appeal of a judgment and explains the conviction. Starting right from the knife seized considered "incompatible with the wounds Meredith Kercher had received." "In the present case - writes Nencini - what matters is the availability of the weapon to the accused, its concrete portability from house to house, its compatibility with the harmful event and the presence of the DNA of Meredith on the blade of the knife. All of these factual allegations in the trial thus lead to the conclusion that the knife (No. 36) constitutes one of the weapons used in the attack; and is the weapon with which Amanda Marie Knox struck the fatal blow to Meredith's throat."


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April 29, 2014 (cont.)

Meredith was hit by 2 knives
From Amanda the mortal wound


The reasons for the judgment of the appeals process for the murder of Meredith Kercher published. "That night there was a fight: the motive was not sex"

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Original post: http://www.perugiamurderfile.net/viewto ... 53#p119953

Meredith Kercher was hit in the neck "by two distinct edged weapons." One was held by Amanda Knox and caused the fatal wound while the other was held by Raffaele Sollecito.

"Struck by two blows to the neck"
Amanda Knox, Raffaele Sollecito and Rudy Guede "all worked together for the purpose of immobilizing Meredith and used violence," the judges write. Guede was animated by 'sexual instinct', Knox and Sollecito were driven by the "desire to bully and humiliate Meredith," who was later stabbed.
[...]
The Court considers that "the girl was attacked simultaneously by all three of the attackers," and explains that "the weapon that produced the wound on the right side of the neck was in the hands of Raffaele Sollecito and the other blade - [...] - the one that produced the wound extended on the left side of the neck [...] and that resulted in the death of Meredith Kercher was held against Meredith's neck by Amanda Marie Knox. This is the knife seized inside the house of Raffaele Sollecito."


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April 29, 2014 (cont.)

Court: 'Meredith hit by two knives, from Knox and Sollecito'

Amanda and Meredith "had no fondness for one another. In fact, the young English woman had many misgivings about her flatmate's behavior," the judges write.


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April 29, 2014 (cont.)

Knox, Sollecito 'were at murder scene'

A Florence court said Tuesday that there was evidence of "certain reliability" that Amanda Knox and Raffaele Sollecito were in the Perugia flat where Meredith Kercher was killed in "the immediate moments after the murder" in its explanation of its decision to convict the pair.


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April 29, 2014 (cont.)

For the [Florence] judges it was not "group sex"

Translation: The 411

That evening, it is the conviction of the court, there was a quarrel between the two young women with "a steadily increasing aggression, during which the sexual assault of Meredith by Guede took place."

However it is not deemed credible that the four had begun "group sexual activity." It was Amanda who in the end, stabbed her flatmate in the throat, and Raffaele, holding another knife, who helped her.


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April 29, 2014 (cont.)

Meredith Kercher, the courts of Florence: "Motive for the murder was an argument, not sex"

Transation: Google + Guermantes

"The will of the murderous attackers is clear," is said in the grounds for the verdict. Once Meredith had been hit and "they had brought the assault to the sexual sphere, faced with the resistance of the girl, leaving her alive would have led to the certainty of punishment of the aggressors. At some point, the attack had gone too far, Meredith had to be silenced not to report the attack she suffered."


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April 29, 2014 (cont.)

More headlines from Italian online news sources:

The judges: motive was not sex, Meredith killed in a quarrel

SKY TG24 (ITALY)

"Meredith killed with two knives
Motive for the crime: to humiliate"

The reasons for the judgment of the Court of Appeal: Guede animated
by "sex instinct," Amanda and Raffaele wanted to cross the line

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Mez, judges: Meredith wasn't killed for sex
Meredith killed in a quarrel

For the judges, it was not an erotic game

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April 29, 2014 (cont.)

Murder Mez: motivations, insignificant that Rudy and Raffaele did not know each other

''The fact that Raffaele Sollecito had not known previously Rudy Hermann Guede - write the judges of the Assize Court of Appeal of Florence in the motivations filed this morning - has little significance in the reconstruction of the events, because the link between the latter and the defendant, is undoubtedly Amanda Marie Knox, who was the girl that had met Raffaele Sollecito and Rudy Hermann Guede on more than one occasion.''


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April 29, 2014 (cont.)

Meredith's Murder. The bra of the victim was "manipulated" by Sollecito

"The biological trace found on the bra clasp that Meredith Kercher was wearing the night she was murdered, was left by Raffaele Sollecito."

This was written by the judges in the grounds for the judgment on the murder of Meredith Kercher.

The hook was then "manipulated by the defendant the night of the murder."

The night of the murder of Meredith Kercher, there was a quarrel between Amanda and the English student with a "progressive aggression" in which the sexual assault of Meredith by Guede can be placed, but "it is not credible that among the four young people had begun "group sexual activity." This was written by the judges.


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April 29, 2014 (cont.)

Amanda Knox Trial: Italian Court Says Meredith Kercher's Wounds Indicated Multiple Assailants
By Colleen Barry

The Italian appeals court that reinstated the conviction against Amanda Knox in her British roommate's 2007 murder said in a lengthy reasoning made public Tuesday that Knox herself delivered the fatal blow out of a desire to "overpower and humiliate" the victim.

Presiding Judge Alessandro Nencini concluded in a 337-page document that the evidence "inevitably leads to the upholding of the criminal responsibility" against Knox and her former Italian boyfriend Raffaele Sollecito for the murder of 21-year-old Meredith Kercher in a hillside villa occupied by students in the university town of Perugia.


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April 29, 2014 (cont.)

Italy court: Amanda Knox, roommate Kercher fought over money before murder
By Associated Press

The appellate court in Florence explained the January guilty verdicts against the American student and her former boyfriend Raffaele Sollecito in a 337-page document that examined both the evidence and the motive.
...
The court said there was ample evidence of a bad relationship between the two roommates, despite Knox’s attempts to play down differences in court, and cited statements by Guede under police questioning that Kercher had blamed Knox for taking money from the British student’s room.


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April 29, 2014 (cont.)

Andrea Vogt and Barbie Latza Nadeau's tweets re: publication of the Sentencing Report: viewtopic.php?p=119959#p119959

Amanda Knox wielded the knife that killed Meredith, says judge
By Andrea Vogt

AMANDA KNOX inflicted the fatal knife blow that killed Meredith Kercher while Raffaele Sollecito and Rudy Guede held her back, according to the Italian judge who convicted the American of murder earlier this year and who today released his 'reasoning'.

Moreover, during the course of Knox’s long and drawn out judicial process, Judge Alessandro Nencini claims, serious attempts were made to tamper with evidence in a way that would favour her.


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Italian Judge Explains Why Amanda Knox Did It
By Barbie Latza Nadeau

The court’s explanation of its decision comes down hard on the first appellate court that overturned Knox’s guilty verdict, at times seemingly scolding them for misapplication of penal codes and for throwing out witness testimony without explanation. “It was an operation of evaluating evidence with using logic,” Nencini wrote, accusing the first appellate court of essentially throwing out testimony that allegedly proved Knox’s involvement, but keeping testimony that supposedly supported her innocence. He used Knox’s prison diary as a prime example. “Look at the contradictions in the evaluation of the diary written in English by Amanda Knox,” he wrote, referring to a handwritten prison diary taken from Knox’s cell as part of the investigation to determine why she accused her pub boss Patrick Lumumba of Kercher’s murder during early interrogations. “On one hand, the appellate court of Perugia completely devalued the writings when she admitted wrongdoing by accusing Patrick Lumumba. On the other side, they valued it when she defended herself.”


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Italian court explains Amanda Knox conviction
By Barbie Latza Nadeau

Nencini also considered credible forensic testimony that the first appellate court dismissed, including traces of mixed blood and DNA belonging to both Knox and Kercher that were identified in the bathroom that the women shared.

"Guede, Knox and Sollecito left traces of their movements in the blood of the victim that was flowing profusely from her wounds," the judge wrote.


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April 29, 2014 (cont.)

Meredith, reasons for the verdict: "Used two different knives"
Lawyer Bongiorno: "At least 10 errors per page"

For the judges of Florence, the kitchen knife seized in Sollecito's house on which "was found mixed DNA with two contributors: Meredith Kercher and Raffaele Sollecito (actually, the victim and Knox [DNA], close to the handle, as has emerged - ed)." "This is a fact that can not be proven for certain; the reasons for the failure is an impossibility of repeating an analysis on the findings - says the college [of judges] - but still provides a strong indication of the fact that the weapon constitutes the second weapon used in the murder of Meredith Kercher."


Time of the murder
Meredith Kercher was killed "in a time [frame] between about 21:00:00 November 1, 2007 and 00:10:31 November 2, 2007," said the Court of Assizes of Appeal of Florence. A conclusion to which the college came after reviewing the evidence and other elements of the survey on crime committed in Perugia. "And this time will be referenced, write the judges, to deal with the issue of alibis of the accused."


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April 29, 2014 (cont.)

The reasons behind the ruling: "[Meredith] was attacked and then killed so that she would not report them to the police"

Translation: The 411
Original post: http://www.perugiamurderfile.org/viewto ... 80#p165780

Comment by Raffaele Sollecito's father:

"We learn that the courts [now] recognize that my son Raffaele and Amanda Knox can be in different places at the same time." So says Francesco Sollecito, the father of the young man from Puglia, who commented on the Motivation document released by the Appeals Court of Florence.

"It was written in as if it were indisputable fact - that the defendants were simultaneously in Piazza Grimana, as claimed by the witness Curatolo, and at the same time in Meredith's room, killing this poor young woman," says Francesco Sollecito. "We also note that there is Meredith and Raffaele's DNA on blade of the knife considered to be the' murder weapon, not Amanda's DNA, as had always been established."

"These are errors of an utmost seriousness - he claims - since this is how two young people were convicted."


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April 29-30, 2014

Lawyers' reaction to the Appeals Court Ruling ("Motivations"):

"In these "motivations" of the Court of Assizes of Appeal of Florence at least ten outrageous mistakes per page," says the lawyer Giulia Bongiorno, who defended Raffaele Sollecito. "How about the alleged murder weapon on which the judgment swerves dramatically. It is stated that there would be traces of Sollecito, a supposition that has never emerged from the investigation. The college has evidently taken whistles for flasks." "I look forward to the Supreme Court - said the lawyer Bongiorno - a motivation that will surely be made void, being full of contradictions, errors and illogicalities."


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Sollecito's lawyer, Giulia Bongiorno, tore apart the reasoning, saying "from the motive, to weapon, to the DNA, it is a string of errors."

At one point, Nencini wrote that Kercher and Sollecito's DNA were found in a mixed trace on the kitchen knife alleged by prosecutors to have been the murder weapon. Bongiorno said that there was never any such finding.


THE HUFFINGTON POST

"I can't wait until they fix a day to hear us for the appeal, because honestly the verdict is so full of errors, illogical elements and contradictions, that I strongly believe it will be overturned," [Giulia] Bongiorno said.


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"Who wrote this ruling is showing not to have full knowledge of the process," said the lawyer Luca Maori, one of the defenders of Raffaele Sollecito, commenting on the reasoning of the judges of Florence. In his view "the pieces were taken, without any connection between them." "For the time of death, for example - stated the lawyer Maori - no scientific evidence was taken into consideration. This way, as we believe, there has been a misunderstanding of some witnesses such as Nara Capezzali and Antonio Curatolo. We will demonstrate to the Supreme Court - concluded the lawyer - the innocence of Raffaele."


ANSA

"We're working on the appeal," also announced the lawyer Luca Maori, Sollecito's lawyer, along with Giulia Bongiorno. "We're doing the calculation - he continued - for all the errors in the Motivations and then highlight them one by one."


CORRIERE DELLA SERA

For one of her [Knox's] lawyers, Carlo Dalla Vedova, the Court of Florence "is on a swampy [shaky] ground on which it bogs down to prove the guilt of the two defendants." The lawyer spoke of a "judgment seriously detrimental" to the instructions of the Supreme Court which overturned the acquittal on appeal decided by the judges of Perugia, placing a new trial in Florence. "Marked - he added - by uncertainty and serious factual errors."


CORRIERE DELLA SERA

Of "back to the future" spoke another of the defenders of Knox, lawyer Luciano Ghirga. "It's a motivation - he continued - that adds suggestions, as to the murder weapon and time of death, but no evidence. The contest of the Supreme Court is certain to prove yet the strangeness of Amanda to the allegations."


CORRIERE DELLA SERA

For the lawyer Nicodemo Gentile, one of the defenders of Rudy Guede, the sentence "recovers much of the version of our client and thus confirms his credibility." "If we eliminate sexual violence, which in our opinion there never was - he continued - we have his story."


CORRIERE DELLA SERA

"The sentence uses all the circumstantial evidence in an absolutely appropriate and complete manner and, above all, an element that I consider essential, it takes as its premise the judgment of conviction against Guede.'' This is the commentary of Francesco Maresca, lawyer of the Kercher family, about the motivation report of the Court of Assizes of Appeal of Florence concerning the murder of Meredith Kercher. "The guilty verdict against Guede," says Maresca, "is grounded in all the aspects established in the preliminary hearing in the first instance in front of the Court of Assizes of Perugia."


ANSA

"Let's say in general, it is a version that we have always in some ways sustained," Kercher family lawyer Francesco Maresca said Wednesday. "We have always maintained there were mixed motives."

One key point, according to Maresca, is that the new verdict relies heavily on the reasoning behind the long-confirmed guilty verdict against Rudy Hermann Guede, serving as a sort of thread to the latest conviction. Guede is serving a 16-year sentence.

Maresca hadn't yet discussed the contents of the court's reasoning Wednesday afternoon with Kercher's family, and he didn't expect they would issue a statement.


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April 29, 2014 (cont.)

Amanda Knox Family Disputes Court's Theft Motive for Murder
By Phoebe Natanson and Nikki Battiste

The family of Amanda Knox disputed an Italian court's report today that she killed her roommate Meredith Kercher after a "mounting quarrel" that may have culminated with Kercher accusing Knox of stealing 300 euros from her.

Knox’s family said today that the court's reasoning was flawed, that there was no reason for Amanda Knox to steal money from Kercher. The family told ABC News that at the time of Kercher’s murder, Knox had over $4,000 in her bank account that was immediately accessible to her.

In addition, she had a job and received monthly allowances from her parents.


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April 29, 2014 (cont.)

In a statement Tuesday, Knox said the reasoning "is not supported by any credible evidence or logic. There is simply no basis in the record or otherwise for this latest theory." She said she remained "hopeful the Italian courts will once again recognize my innocence."


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April 29, 2014 (cont.)

Amanda Knox: statement following publication of Italian court's reasoning

Full text of statement following Florence appeals court's ruling that Amanda Knox delivered fatal blow to Meredith Kercher

I have stated from the beginning of this long ordeal that I am innocent of the accusations against me. I was found innocent by the only court in Italy that retained independent forensic experts to review my case. I want to state again today what I have said throughout this process: I am innocent of the accusation against me, and the recent motivation document does not – and cannot – change the fact of my innocence.

The recent motivation document does not – and cannot – change the forensic evidence: experts agreed that my DNA was not found anywhere in Meredith's room, while the DNA of the actual murderer, Rudy Guede, was found throughout that room and on Meredith's body. This forensic evidence directly refutes the multiple-assailant theory found in the new motivation document. This theory is not supported by any reliable forensic evidence.

The forensic evidence also directly refutes the theory that the kitchen knife was the murder weapon: the court-appointed independent experts confirmed that neither Meredith's blood nor her DNA was on the alleged murder weapon, which experts also agreed did not match the stab wounds or the bloody imprint of a knife on her pillow.

In fact, in the prior proceeding in which I was found innocent, the court specifically concluded that the forensic evidence did not support my alleged participation in the crime and further found that the circumstantial evidence was both unreliable and contrary to a conclusion of guilt.

The recent motivation document does not – and cannot – change the fact that the forensic evidence still does not support my participation and the circumstantial evidence still remains unreliable and contrary to the conclusion of guilt.

And the recent motivation document does not – and cannot – identify any legitimate motive for my alleged involvement in this terrible crime. No fewer than three motives have been previously advanced by the prosecution and by the courts. Each of these theories was as unsupported as the purported motive found in the new motivation document, and each of these alleged motives was subsequently abandoned by the prosecution or the courts. Like the prior "motives", the latest "motive" in the new motivation document is not supported by any credible evidence or logic. There is simply no basis in the record or otherwise for this latest theory.

I will now focus on pursuing an appeal before the Italian supreme court. I remain hopeful that the Italian courts will once again recognise my innocence. I want to thank once again, from the bottom of my heart, all of those—family, friends, and strangers—who have supported me and believe in my innocence.


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April 30, 2014

Amanda Knox attorney: 'There never will be any evidence' (VIDEO)
By Eun Kyung Kim

The U.S. attorney for Amanda Knox said Wednesday that an Italian court’s recent explanation of how she allegedly killed her former roommate doesn’t change anything: His client is innocent and there’s no evidence to the contrary.

“There was no hair, fiber, footprint, shoe print, handprint, palm print, fingerprint, sweat, saliva, DNA of Amanda Knox in the room where Meredith Kercher was killed,” attorney Theodore Simon told TODAY’s Savannah Guthrie. “That in and of itself tells you unassailably that she is innocent."
...
Simon said both Knox and her family remain resolute about his client’s innocence.

“We have always said there is no evidence, there was no evidence, there never will be any evidence,” he said. “She’s resolute, her family is resolute to right this manifest in justice and return to a correct verdict, one of innocence.”


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April 30, 2014 (cont.)

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Amanda Knox convicted on appeal in Meredith Kercher’s murder (AUDIO)
By John Carlson

John Carlson covers the latest legal ruling convicting Knox and why this appellate decision is the right one

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However, the claim was that Rudy Guede had broken into the house through a second-storey window. And they found his DNA all over Meredith Kercher’s body, you know where they didn’t find - and in the room where the murder took place, and Rudy Guede admits that he was involved – you know where they didn’t find his DNA? In the room that he broke into, allegedly. So he breaks into a second-storey window – and why he broke into a second-storey window when it would have been so much easier to break in elsewhere – and yet he leaves no DNA, not on the windowsill and not in the room, and then goes in and kills Meredith Kercher and his DNA’s all over the place. That’s odd.


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April 30, 2014 (cont.)

Meredith's murder, Amanda is unleashed: "I am innocent, I do not understand"
Raffaele Sollecito, who was sentenced with her for the murder of the English girl, says he's "shocked" and "looks forward" to the appeal to the Supreme Court

From Seattle where she returned after being acquitted, Amanda Knox reacts to reiterate that she was not involved in the murder of Meredith Kercher. "I am innocent. I do not understand, do not understand how this process can go on ... " she said to her defense that had sent to the U.S. the reasons of the Court of Assizes of Appeal of Florence. "Astonished" is instead Raffaele Sollecito waiting "anxiously" for the new appeal to the Supreme Court. [Final] Step on which the defenses of the two young people are already working. Sifting through all 337 pages of reasons filed yesterday by the court of Florence.

"Only suggestions, no evidence "

For Amanda Knox, the appeal will be decisive: " Confident - she added - that the Italian justice system once again recognizes my innocence." For the American "Rudy Guede is the murderer of Meredith." "And there is no evidence - she said - that demonstrates my participation in this terrible crime."


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May 1, 2014

Amanda Knox repeats, "I'm innocent"
Sollecito "appalled", defenses are working on the appeal to the Supreme Court

"I am innocent. I do not understand how this process can go on and on ..." Amanda Knox responded after her defenders had forwarded the reasoning of the Court of Assizes of Appeal of Florence (she was convicted for the murder of Meredith Kercher along with Raffaele Sollecito.) "... I am astonished [appalled, flabbergasted]," the reaction of the latter [Sollecito] who has made it known to his defenders that he is "looking forward" to the Supreme Court. The defenses of the two young people meanwhile are already working on the appeal [ricorso].


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May 1, 2014 (cont.)

Amanda Knox might get the retrial she deserves if anyone looks at these 3 facts
By Andrew Gumbel

Still, the latest judicial document in the ongoing battle, a 337-page justification of the most recent convictions made public on Tuesday, marks a new low. Not only has Alessandro Nencini, the presiding judge of the Florence appeals court, apparently resorted to the same tortured logic as his predecessors; he has also stated things as fact that are manifestly and provably wrong.


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May 1, 2014 (cont.)

Judge slams Amanda Knox conviction report (VIDEO)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KHnzUiTavzU&feature=youtu.be

Claudio Hellman [sic], the judge who tossed their convictions, lashed out at colleagues.

"The Florence Appeal Court has written a script for a movie or a thriller book while it should have only considered facts and evidence. There is no evidence to condemn Knox and Sollecito," said the judge in a scathing statement obtained by CNN.

"It's a verdict that, seems to me, is the result of fantasy and has nothing to do with evidence."


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May 1, 2014 (cont.)

Amanda Knox Reacts to Latest Italian Court Conviction in 'New Day' Exclusive (CNN Interview)

Anderson Cooper 360 Degrees:
Knox: I guess I'm one of the lucky ones (VIDEO)
Chris Cuomo reveals some of the shocking moments from his exclusive interview with Amanda Knox

CNN VIDEO

Transcript: http://transcripts.cnn.com/TRANSCRIPTS/1405/01/acd.01.html

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CNN exclusive: Amanda Knox says, 'I did not kill my friend' (VIDEO)
By Chris Cuomo and Dana Ford

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Transcript: http://transcripts.cnn.com/TRANSCRIPTS/1405/01/csr.01.html


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May 1, 2014 (cont.)

Amanda Knox to Chris Cuomo:

"It is only speculation that convicts us. It is evidence that acquits us."

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Highlights from the Knox-Cuomo Interview:

Amanda Knox: 'I can Prove My Innocence' (2:13 min)

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Amanda Knox: 'My DNA is not there' (2:38 min)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=J_NQKBZBsyo

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Amanda Knox on CNN: "I did not kill my friend"

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Body Language and Statement Analysis of Amanda Knox in CNN Interview, aired May 1, 2014:

May 2, 2014 (cont.)

Stunning Interview by Amanda Knox with Chris Cuomo
By ‘Eyes for Lies’

EYES FOR LIES

May 4, 2014

Amanda Knox Body Language on Chris Cuomo Interview Shows Odd Behavior and Lack of Genuine Emotion
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May 12, 2014

Reveal or Conceal? Accurate Body Language & Statement Analysis of Amanda Knox in CNN Interview
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May 15, 2014

Is Amanda Knox Lying? Expert Lena Sisco Analyzes CNN Chris Cuomo Interviews
Guest Blogger Lena Sisco, Certified Military Interrogator, Former Naval Officer, Body Language and Statement Analysis Expert, Answers the Question: Is Amanda Knox Lying?

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Raffaele Sollecito's first interview since the Italian Appeals Court released its explanation for convicting him and Amanda Knox of murder:

May 2, 2014 (cont.)

Sollecito on TODAY: Court report full of mistakes (VIDEO)

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TODAY VIDEO

Raffaele Sollecito: 'There are mistakes all over the pages' of Italian court's ruling
By Scott Stump

The ex-boyfriend of Amanda Knox said the report released this week by the Italian appeals court that reconvicted them of murder is "full of errors" and "a fiction" on TODAY Friday.

"I'm still detailing all the aspects of these reports, but basically it's full of errors,'' Sollecito told Savannah Guthrie in an interview from Treviso, Italy. "There are mistakes all over the pages. They invented new evidence. They pictured something happening that was never happening. They invented a fiction, a real fiction, inside their report. We are working to pinpoint every aspect on this report, and I will come up with the details of our appeal against this report."


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John Q Kelly, Sollecito's US attorney, said in the TODAY interview:

"They'll be sent back for the appellate trial for a new hearing based on the evidence and lack of evidence." [sic]

TODAY

'It's more fiction': Raffaele Sollecito slams 337-page Italian court decision that finds him and Knox guilty of murdering Meredith Kercher
By Meghan Keneally and Ashley Collman

Just hours after his ex-girlfriend declared her innocence in the murder of her roommate Meredith Kercher, Amanda Knox's former flame Raffaele Sollecito said that the Italian court's decision to reconvict them 'is completely unbelievable'.


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May 2, 2014 (cont.)

Sollecito on AC360:
Raffaele Sollecito: I knew Amanda for a week, I did not meet Meredith

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Transcript: http://transcripts.cnn.com/TRANSCRIPTS/1405/02/acd.01.html

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May 2, 2014 (cont.)

Investigative Journalist: Amanda Knox is Innocent and Italian Judges are 'Illogical' (VIDEO)

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Many are torn on Knox's guilt or innocence but Nina Burleigh, an investigative journalist and author of "The Fatal Gift of Beauty" about Knox, strongly believes Knox did not commit the crime. Burleigh believes Knox is being held accountable for the murder because prosecutors don't want to admit their mistakes stemming from the very beginning of the case.


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May 3, 2014

Quarto Grado, May 2: Meredith's murder, a video might fit Amanda Knox
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Yesterday, Friday, May 2, 2014, on Channel 4, the TV program Quarto Grado (Fourth Degree), conducted by Gianluigi Nuzzi and Alessandra Viera, showed an exclusive video (which you can watch by clicking HERE ), filmed by a surveillance camera in a car park, a short distance from Via della Pergola, which could cast doubt on the reconstruction of what happened that evening provided by Amanda Knox and Raffaele Sollecito.

At 20:53 on November 1, 2007, as shown on the time stamp of CCTV, you can see a girl entering the parking garage and taking a shortcut to reach the city center. The resemblance to the young American is very strong, yet Amanda Knox claimed to be at the home of Raffaele Sollecito. In the same video, only two minutes before, you see Meredith Kercher passing by in the direction of the cottage where shortly after she will be killed.

The police analyzed the video, but only reported Meredith Kercher passing by; on the other hand, the young mysterious woman has never been identified. After watching the video exclusive, could it really be Amanda Knox?


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May 3, 2014 (cont.)

As judge rules American fugitive killed over money not sex, Meredith Kercher's family reveal their despair: We're living a life sentence
By Sarah Oliver

The legal switchbacks have not yet delivered justice for Meredith or closure to a family for whom there appears to be no end in sight. Another gruelling legal battle – a final appeal to the Italian courts – is likely.

And if Knox’s conviction is indeed upheld, a bitterly contested extradition battle to return her to Italy from America now seems inevitable – something the Kercher family have told The Mail on Sunday they are determined to pursue.


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May 4, 2014

Amanda Knox Trials / Meredith Kercher Case
Update: May 4, 2014
By Andrea Vogt

In Italy, nighttime talk shows this week were abuzz over this CCTV footage from a parking garage just above Via della Pergola scene of Meredith Kercher’s murder. The footage shows a woman Italian media speculated could be Amanda Knox near the crime scene the night of the murder, bringing into question her alibi. But is it her? I vaguely recall investigators reviewing all the CCTV footage and determining the others caught on camera were not identifiable as Knox. So is this a legitimate new clue or should the emergence of this “re-leaked” footage and its timing be suspect? I lean toward the latter. Perugia authorities should clarify.


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May 5, 2014

Is this the CCTV which proves Amanda Knox is lying?
By Ted Thornhill

Closed circuit television footage has been disclosed which may cast doubt on the alibi Amanda Knox has used to protest her innocence over the murder of Meredith Kercher.

Security camera footage time-stamped 20:53, November 1, 2007 - the night of the murder - shows a woman resembling Knox walking through a car park in Perugia, near the house she shared with British student Ms Kercher.


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May 5, 2014 (cont.)

Amanda Knox's alibi for night of Meredith Kercher's murder thrown into doubt by new CCTV
By Jessica Best

The Times reports that Quarto Grado highlighted similarities in the way the woman in the footage walks with Knox's gait, and she is wearing jeans and a long coat similar to ones Knox was pictured in in the days after Miss Kercher's death.


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May 5, 2014 (cont.)

Knox alibi challenged after footage emerges from night of Meredith murder
By Adam Withnall

[Barbie] Latza Nadeau, an expert on the case and the author of a book inspired by its events, told The Times that while the CCTV footage would clearly not help Knox’s defence case if it is proven to be her, it would not necessarily help the prosecution either.

She told the newspaper: “If the prosecution shows someone like Amanda Knox walking away from the crime scene it's not helpful. For the defence, if there is a video of her anywhere near the house it's not helpful to them because her alibi is that she was at Raffaele's house.”


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May 6, 2014

HLN's Nancy Grace Show
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GRACE: First she's guilty, then she's not guilty, then she's guilty again. Now it's on appeal. We're talking about Seattle co-ed "Foxy Knoxy," Amanda Knox, who swore to us for months she was innocent on claims that she and her Italian boyfriend murder her 21-year-old roommate, stabbing her dead. She claims she had an airtight alibi.

Well, a lot of people fall for a pretty face. But tonight, closed- circuit TV -- CCTV -- dug up, reveals Amanda Knox walking just yards from the murder scene at the time she claims she was snugged up across town with her boyfriend.


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May 6, 2014 (cont.)

Amanda Knox: does CCT V footage prove she is a liar?

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May 6, 2014 (cont.)

Judge Nencini Issues Harsh Warning To Tell The Truth - So How Did Amanda Knox’s Statement Fare?

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May 6, 2014 (cont.)

Amanda Knox, living with the nightmare of extradition

Amanda Knox lives with a "double nightmare, that the miscarriage of justice will be confirmed and the extradition granted." The student told OGGI [on newsstands tomorrow] after the Motivations for the sentence in Florence for the murder of Meredith Kercher along with Raffaele Sollecito. "To say that we would have killed Mez to humiliate and abuse her is absurd. Mez and I were friends and we never had a fight. It is a fantastic [imaginative] reconstruction, not based on facts," says Knox ."It is only speculation that convicts me," says the young woman. "It is evidence - she adds - that acquits me." "I ​​was really overwhelmed by the verdict and it took a long time to regain my courage."

And about a possible extradition request if the sentence were to be definitively confirmed, Knox points out that the United States would become her "prison." "It would weigh on me a lot not to be ever able to return to Italy again."


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May 7, 2014

Why Amanda Knox is lucky she wasn't found guilty in US
By Lindy McDowell

Amanda Knox must be grateful she's been found guilty of murder in Italy. And not in her native America.
...
This wealthy woman, with the help of her powerful friends and a fan base built on the fact that she's extremely pretty (so was the girl she killed) and American will do everything to avoid being sent to face justice.


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May 7, 2014 (cont.)

Italy's dark side: Clooney, Florence and the 'crucified' girl'
By Andrea Vogt

Last week, the American screenwriter Chris McQuarrie was in town to scout locations for the shooting of The Monster of Florence, which George Clooney will produce and star in as the American writer Douglas Preston, on whose book the film is based.
...
Back to the present – and according to Italian media, screenwriter McQuarrie was spotted carrying The Dark and Bloody Guide to Florence (with an introduction by Douglas Preston) under his arm. For authenticity, he should have come a week later.


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May 8, 2014

Amanda Knox Trials / Meredith Kercher Case
Update: May 8, 2014
By Andrea Vogt

Last week, CCTV footage leaked to an Italian television show convinced many that Amanda Knox was near the murder scene when her alibi was that she was elsewhere. The footage – her or not – doesn’t matter. It is relevant only in the court of public opinion, unlike the Nencini reasoning report (scroll down to read about it in detail) which will have a concrete effect on the case. This week the Italian gossip magazine Oggi (traditional ally of Knox and Sollecito) published a favourable Q & A done with Knox in Seattle on her reaction (shocker: not a happy camper) and an update on her routine daily life (Studies, boyfriend, cats, walks, family visits and a novel in the works as part of her creative writing thesis). In the article, Knox opens up about her anxiety over the prospects of living what she calls a “double nightmare” of the “judicial error being confirmed and a extradition granted.” And if definitively convicted but not extradited? “The United States would become my prison,” she was quoted as saying in Oggi. In the same issue, talk of plans in 2015 for a film on the Monster of Florence starring George Clooney. Clooney, according to Oggi’s headlines, will play a detective, but the rest of the cast “top secret,” with scripting still in preliminary stages.


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May 8, 2014 (cont.)

Italian TV show claims video busts Amanda Knox's alibi (VIDEO)
KING 5's Linda Byron has been covering the Amanda Knox case from the very beginning and weighs in on the video

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May 8, 2014 (cont.)

The Ritual Sacrifice of Amanda Knox
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May 8, 2014 (cont.)

The case of Amanda Knox and the serial killer in Florence, new developments on the Fourth Degree

"The footage of a CCTV camera casts doubt on the alibi of Amanda Knox." The headline one of the most influential British newspapers, "The Times", ran on its pages, after the scoop of "Fourth Degree" in the last episode.

A new video, in fact, places Knox around 21:00 (9 PM) near the home she shared with Meredith Kercher, on the night of the murder. The circumstance would lead to rewriting everything that happened on November 1, 2007 in Perugia.

The images collected from a camera of a car park a few steps from Via della Pergola and disseminated for the first time by the weekly edited by Syria Magri, record the passage of a girl very similar to Amanda: the time stamp shows 20:53. That is, two minutes after Mez arriving back home and contrary to the timetable according to which the American girl has always claimed to be at the home of Raffaele Sollecito.

Has Knox lied? Is her alibi really at risk? If it is not Amanda, who is that woman? With these questions, "Fourth Degree" - Friday, May 9 , at 21.15 , on Retequattro - is back to the Giallo of Perugia, providing new elements and frames.


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10-part TJMK Series:

May 11, 2014

The Knox Interrogation Hoax #1:
What Knox And Her Acolytes Claim And What Really Took Place
(Testimony of Rita Ficarra)

TJMK, Part 1

May 14, 2014

The Knox Interrogation Hoax #2:
At Trial Note How Defenses Avoided Accusations Of Coercion
(Testimony of Rita Ficarra, cont’d)

TJMK, Part 2

May 15, 2014

The Knox Interrogation Hoax #3:
More Defense Pussyfooting On Amanda Knox’s “Police Pressure” Hoax
(Testimony of Rita Ficarra, cont’d)

TJMK, Part 3

May 18, 2014

The Knox Interrogation Hoax #4:
More Proof Knox Lied On Stand, In Book, In Email To Judge Nencini
(Testimony of Rita Ficarra, cont’d)

TJMK, Part 4

May 21, 2014

The Knox Interrogation Hoax #5:
Another Convincing Trial Witness Destroys Knox’s “Pressure” Claim
(Testimony of Anna Donnino)

TJMK, Part 5

June 4, 2014

The Knox Interrogation Hoax #6:
Another Key Witness Confirms Knox Self-Imploded 5-6 Nov
(Testimony of Monica Napoleoni)

TJMK, Part 6

June 20, 2014

The Knox Interrogation Hoax #7:
Why This Suddenly Seems The Wedge That Breaks AK And RS Apart
(Testimony of Lorena Zugarini)

TJMK, Part 7

June 23, 2014

The Knox Interrogation Hoax #8:
Further Testimony Of Fourth Main Witness To Knox Conniption 5-6 Nov
(Testimony of Lorena Zugarini, cont'd)

TJMK, Part 8

June 25, 2014

The Knox Interrogation Hoax #9:
Testimony Of Edgardo Giobbi From Police HQ About 5-6 November

TJMK, Part 9

July,11, 2014

The Knox Interrogation Hoax #10:
Officer Moscatelli’s Recap/Summary Session With Sollecito 5-6 November

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May 22, 2014

The Cuomo Interview: Why This May Be the Last Time Knox Tries To Argue Innocence On TV
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May 26, 2014

The Nencini Email: Why This May Be the Last Time Knox Emails Such Obvious Lies To A Judge
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'Battle of the Feminists':

May 29, 2014 (cont.)

Where Are All The Feminists? Why Amanda Knox's Story Is About More Than Murder
By Lisa Marie Basile

I am making an appeal to all feminists and people of rational thought: We need to speak out, regardless of our beliefs. Beyond the fact that no credible or realistic evidence places Knox or her then-boyfriend Raffaele Sollecito at the scene of Meredith Kercher's murder, Knox's very average sexual behavior and our sexualization of her image should not be spearheading the campaign against her.


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May 29, 2014 (cont.)

Feminists and Liberals don't have to support Amanda Knox
By Chelsea Hoffman

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June 5, 2014

Explaining To Lisa Marie Basile Why Smart Feminists Have Rightly Been Extremely Wary Of Amanda Knox
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June 26, 2014

Why Feminists Owe Amanda Knox Nothing
By Selena Nelson

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June 27, 2014

Amanda Knox case ignites battle of the feminists
By Chelsea Hoffman

ALL VOICES

See also: July 7, 2014

Almost Everything You've Read About Amanda Knox Is Wrong
By Lisa Marie Basile

When I wrote the May 2014 piece Where Are All The Feminists? Why Amanda Knox's Story Is About More Than Murder, I was well aware of how deeply polarizing this case has been over the past several years. This is evidenced by the many inaccurate pieces written on the Meredith Kercher murder, and for me, Selene Nelson's obtuse Huffington Post response, Why Feminists Owe Amanda Knox Nothing.


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See also: July 13, 2014

Case to Case with Chelsea Hoffman: Amanda Knox (VIDEO)

Lisa Marie Basile talks about the Amanda Knox Case with Chelsea Hoffman

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June 6, 2014

Segreti e delitti (Secrets and Crimes), June 6 episode
Hosts: Gianluigi Nuzzi, Alessandra Viero
Guests: Sara Achille, Andrea Vogt

Segreti e delitti video clip: VIDEO MEDIASET

Summary of episode: viewtopic.php?p=120702#p120702

June 11, 2014

Amanda Knox Lessons for Students Traveling Abroad
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June 12, 2014

50 Most Common Myths Of Amanda Knox Campaign
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The appeal of Amanda Knox and Raffaele Sollecito has been filed with Italy's Supreme Court

June 16, 2014

Meredith murder, the appeal of Amanda Knox and Raffaele Sollecito has been filed with the Supreme Court

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Original post: http://www.perugiamurderfile.net/viewto ... 59#p120759

In particular Sollecito's lawyers, Giulia Bongiorno and Luca Maori, are asking that the appeal be heard by the Joint Sections of the Supreme Court for "conflict of case law" which they believe exists on issues such as the evaluation of the statements of Rudy Guede (jailed to 16 years) and scientific evidence. The defenders of the young engineer contest in its entirety the conviction of second degree. Among the aspects criticized, the fact that the genetic assessments carried out by the police (of the two accused) were considered prominent compared to the assessments of experts of the Appeal Court in Perugia (which were instead deemed untrustworthy).


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June 16, 2014 (cont.)

Amanda Knox asks Italian courts for 'annulamento'
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June 17, 2014

Meredith case: over 450 pages of appeals to the Supreme Court by Knox and Sollecito against the Florence verdict

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Original post: viewtopic.php?p=120767#p120767

A total of 24 grounds are mentioned in the application. Twelve points illustrated instead by Knox's lawyers Carlo Dalla Vedova and Luciano Ghirga. Also in this case are criticized scientific results, the use of declarations of Guede and other witnesses, but also the motive and the means of entry into the house of the crime indicated by the judges of Florence.


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June 17, 2014 (cont.)

Crime of Perugia: the appeal to the Supreme Court filed
By Renato Marino

Lawyer Della Vedova, Amanda Knox's attorney, speaks of "too many illogical [errors]" in the sentencing report and "a reconstruction of the motive without any foundation."

Translation: Google + Guermantes
Read more: viewtopic.php?p=120769#p120769

To the news agency TMNews, lawyer Carlo Della Vedova, assisting Amanda Knox, said:

"The reasons are weak and illogical, there are many contradictions. The Court of Florence failed to consider certain fundamental elements"

because:

"it did not participate in the previous trials at first and second level [gradi precedenti], missing elements on the alleged theft and on some witnesses."


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June 17, 2014 (cont.)

Amanda Knox appeals murder conviction ... again
by Linda Byron

University of Washington student Amanda Knox has filed an appeal with the court of last resort in Italy, the Court of Cassation, asking that her recent murder conviction be overturned and that she be cleared of any guilt of the 2007 murder of her roommate, according to her Seattle public relations representative, Dave Marriott.


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June 18, 2014

Amanda Knox defense turns to Italy’s last resort court
By Nick Provenza

Defense lawyer Luciano Ghirga told The Associated Press on Wednesday that the paperwork was submitted last week to the Court of Cassation, Italy’s highest criminal court.
...
Cassation judges can either uphold the convictions if they find the appeals trial was properly conducted or order yet another appellate trial. Ghirga said the Cassation Court might take up the case late this year or in early 2015.


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PostPosted: Wed Jul 02, 2014 11:25 pm   Post subject: Re: CASE RELATED LINKS (DEC 2009 - PRESENT)   

Summary of Knox and Sollecito's appeal documents:

June 19, 2014

Amanda Knox Trials / Meredith Kercher Case
Update: June 19, 2014
By Andrea Vogt

APPEAL TO COURT OF CASSATION BY RAFFAELE SOLLECITO

Document length: 331 pages

Request: that the sentence be annulled
...
Reasons for appeal: 1. Uncertainty of Scientific Evidence 2. Accusatory declarations of Rudy Guede against Sollecito should not be deemed usable/allowed 3. Reasonable Doubt 4. Witness Reliability
...
APPEAL TO COURT OF CASSATION BY AMANDA KNOX

Document Length: 120 pages

Request: Ricorso for 1) questions of constitutional legitimacy and 2) 11 reasons related to contradictions, illogic and deficiencies


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June 20, 2014

Amanda Knox’s Ex Raffaele Sollecito Asks Court: Try Me Separately
By Barbie Latza Nadeau

Raffaele Sollecito’s defense team is asking for the question of his innocence or guilt to be separated from that of his former paramour in the murder of Meredith Kercher.

...Sollecito’s defense is taking a different approach. In their 342-page document, also obtained by The Daily Beast, they, too, ask that the high court throw out the convictions based on perceived legal and procedural mistakes. But they also ask that Sollecito be judged independently of Knox when it comes to the “false confession” which could be a deal breaker in this case if the court decides to send Sollecito’s case back to court while upholding Knox’s.


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June 20, 2014

Giulia Bongiorno Interview to TGCOM24:

The DNA? Only a clue. Premature to say that the case is closed

Translation: Google + Guermantes
Read more: http://www.perugiamurderfile.net/viewto ... 46#p120846

You are opening another appeal in the Meredith case?

GB: "In that case it was established that there were errors in the collection and analysis of the DNA, we do know that. The only element for which Sollecito was convicted was a hook of a bra that was collected 46 days after the murder in an environment, through which about a hundred people had passed. A requirement for good quality DNA is taking a sample in a pristine environment: it was super-contaminated."


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June 22, 2014

Sollecito's defense has distanced itself from Amanda: "Knox alone guilty"

Translation: Google
Original post: http://www.perugiamurderfile.net/viewto ... 63#p120863

The appeal to the Supreme Court is not that far away and the defense of Raffaele Sollecito prepares its strategy. His lawyers are ready to present a defense that removes former girlfriend Amanda Knox. [...] the defense seeks to differentiate clearly between the positions of the two co-defendants, making it clear that the only culprit could be Amanda, but is Sollecito aware of details never revealed before?


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June 22, 2014 (cont.)

Meredith murder, Sollecito's lawyers: "Amanda sole culprit"

In the appeal to the Supreme Court, lawyers for Sollecito are asking the courts to take into account different roles of the defendants in the case

Translation: Google
Original post: http://www.perugiamurderfile.net/viewto ... 64#p120864

The lawyers Bongiorno and Maori in practice argue that "the possibility that Raffaele Sollecito had taken a different position than that of the other two accomplices resulted from a series of elements imbued with meaning." The key elements for the lawyers are the fact that "in her memorial [memoriale] Amanda Knox had placed only herself at the crime scene at the time of the scream," but also that "the witness Quintavalle claimed to have seen, in the morning of 2 November 2007, Amanda Knox and did not mention the presence of Sollecito on those occasions."

For lawyers, the crime also lacks a motive, given that "the weak motive of solidarity could not rationally explain the escalation of violence" that led to the death of Meredith. For this reason, in the appeal to the Supreme Court they point out that "the evidence relied on in the judgment at the expense of Sollecito could have, if anything, led to the decision to consider the possibility of a minor contribution" of their client, in essence only "activity of assisting [adding and abetting] his then-girlfriend."


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June 22, 2014 (cont.)

Crime of Perugia, Sollecito's defense has distanced itself from Amanda Knox
It is learned from the contents of the appeal filed on June 16.
By Daniele Particelli

Translation: Google
Original post: http://www.perugiamurderfile.net/viewto ... 66#p120866

7 years from the barbaric murder and after five degrees of judgment, counting a preliminary hearing, lawyers Giulia Bongiorno and Luca Maori ask the courts not only to absolve Raffaele Sollecito, but also to evaluate his position independently from that of the American student. Until now, in fact, the positions of the two suspects have been intertwined issues, and convictions are proof. Now, however, things may change, writes today Il Giornale Dell'Umbria.


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June 25, 2014

Press conference of lawyers and Sollecito to illustrate the appeal to Cassation

Raffaele Sollecito and his lawyers will hold a press conference next Tuesday in Rome to illustrate the appeal to the Supreme Court against conviction for the murder of Meredith Kercher in the appeal bis held in Florence.
...
The meeting is scheduled at 10.30 am at the Cavour Convention Center.


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June 25, 2014 (cont.)

Chi l'ha visto: Raffaele Sollecito's DNA on the bra clasp of Meredith Kercher

On the subject of investigation of DNA, we face again the question of Raffaele Sollecito's DNA found on the bra of Meredith Kercher. The aunt of the boy, turned into a "detective", stressed that there were many errors that suggest a contamination of the test. Between November 2nd, the day of the discovery of Meredith's body, and December 18th. The hook was found on a second visit on 18 December.


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Chi l'ha visto video clip (starts @ 1hr 27min) : RAI TV VIDEO

Summary by Sallyoo: http://www.perugiamurderfile.org/viewto ... 13#p169913

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Sollecito's aunt says that it is up to the family to prove contamination - she accepts it is his DNA on the clasp. She uses some crime scene video (from 18 Dec) to show that when the clasp was collected it was found close to the plug of the lamp. She then shows the plug of the lamp (from Nov 2) sticking out from under the door (into the corridor). She then says Sollecito knelt down to look through the keyhole, and tried to kick the door down, thus leaving his DNA in this area of the corridor. Obvioulsy the plug picked up this DNA (or even he maybe unplugged the lamp on some other occasion covering it with his DNA) and voila.
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PostPosted: Tue Jul 08, 2014 9:36 pm   Post subject: Re: CASE RELATED LINKS (DEC 2009 - PRESENT)   

June 27, 2014

Meredith, Sollecito ready to change version: Amanda left without an alibi

Translation: Google + Guermantes
Read more: http://www.perugiamurderfile.net/viewto ... 70#p120970

Raffaele Sollecito is ready to change his version of what happened in Perugia on the night seven years ago when British student Meredith Kercher was killed. Contrary to what he has always said, that that night he was at home with his then-girlfriend Amanda Knox, Sollecito now "admits to not remembering clearly what happened." This was revealed by the weekly magazine "Gente" ("People").

For the weekly [magazine], "the American would thus be left alone for the first time to affirm her alibi" and "this sensational breakthrough would explain the line of defense of Raffaele who, in the appeal to the Supreme Court, whose decision is expected in the fall, calls for an acquittal or, in the alternative, changing the classification of the offense from conspiring to murder to only aiding and abetting."


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June 27, 2014 (cont.)

Seven years later Sollecito changes version? "Ready to dump Amanda"

''...changing the classification of the offense from conspiring in murder, instead to aiding and abetting. " Aiding because Sollecito may have helped Amanda clean the house after the crime or in the fake robbery.“


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June 27, 2014 (cont.)

Sollecito changes version and "unloads" Amanda

The magazine 'Gente' says they learned the above from confidential sources close to the young man.

Sollecito lawyer: "Weighing this on his own" - "Raffaele version does not change, but thinks only of himself and his position, and the only absolute certainty is that he was at his house that night." These statements released to Adnkronos by the lawyer Luca Maori, Sollecito's defense along with Giulia Bongiorno.


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June 27, 2014 (cont.)

Meredith, Sollecito unloads Amanda Knox
Lawyers: "From now on, he thinks only of himself"


"SOLLECITO DEFENSE: "Raffaele's version does not change, but he thinks only of himself and his position, and the only absolute certainty is that he was at his house that night." This was said to Adnkronos by lawyer Luca Maori, who along with Giulia Bongiorno defended Raffaele Sollecito. The rumors that they would like the young man from Puglia 'separate' himself from Amanda's alibi the night of the murder of Meredith Kercher, will most likely be clarified by Raffaele himself in a press conference, Tuesday morning in Rome at 10.30 at the Cavour convention center…"


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Defamation lawsuits:

June 27, 2014 (cont.)

Meredith Murder: defamation of PM [public minister], Sollecito rejects accusations

Translation: Piktor
Original post: http://www.perugiamurderfile.org/viewto ... 82#p169982
Read more: http://www.perugiamurderfile.net/viewto ... 87#p120987

Defamation Raffaele Sollecito was questioned today in the early afternoon at the offices of the Prosecutor of the Republic of Florence Giambartolomei by the deputy prosecutor who accused him of defaming the prosecutor Giuliano Mignini and having vilified the Judicial Order in general and the Judicial Police, who carried out the investigation in the proceedings relating to the murder of Meredith Kercher, through some of the statements contained in the book Honour Bound written with Andrew Gumbel in English.

The book was distributed only in the United States on the basis of a specific contractual agreement with the American publishing house and in any case none of the European countries.

Scrupulous defense "Raffaele - says his lawyer Alfredo Brizioli - defended himself with extreme thoroughness and accuracy of detail, as well as deposited a substantial statement of defense; he denies any wrongdoing and is surprised he did not have the notice of having been summoned in any way by the magistrate but had learned of the proceedings against him only from newspapers. He does not consider it acceptable that we can accept as the object of the offense unauthorized translation of some sentences made ​​directly and exclusively by the plaintiff; he is also amazed by the contents of at least some tentative verbal summary of information already in the file and from the public prosecutor of Perugia, which will be the subject of careful consideration."

Same problems would have raised another suspect, the English [writer] Andrew Gumbel, who, until recently considered untraceable, has today appointed his legal counsel, the lawyer Francesca Bacecci, whose office is domiciled in Perugia. The prosecutor must now decide, in the light of new evidence obtained, whether to archive the prosecution or ask for a trial of the suspects.


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June 30, 2014

Amanda Knox Trials / Meredith Kercher Case
Update: June 30, 2014
By Andrea Vogt

Amanda Knox’s biological parents, Curt Knox and Edda Mellas, faced a trial hearing in Perugia Monday on charges of defaming the local police with allegations in the international media (and reported in Italy) that their daughter was abused during questioning during the 2007 investigation into the murder of Meredith Kercher. The case Monday came before Perugia Judge Noviello, who opted not to hear witness testimony, but instead moved the case to Florence.


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June 30, 2014

Meredith Kercher Murder, now Raffaele Sollecito "unloads" Amanda

Summary and Translation: Tiziano
Original post: http://www.perugiamurderfile.org/viewto ... 44#p170144
Read more: http://www.perugiamurderfile.net/viewto ... 12#p121012

"Among the numerous flaws the proceedings appealed against present, the one linked to the claimed impossibility of differentiating between the two accused stands out. On this point the Appeal Court denied any in-depth analysis at all of the individual roles - an investigation urged by the defence - avoiding taking any position about alternative constructive hypotheses."

10 points are enumerated by the defence in this regard:
- AK's memorial referring to events at via della Pergola was in the singular
- AK reported receiving SMS not to go to work from Lumumba, but went out just the same
- AK admitted having lied to RS
...


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June 30, 2014 (cont.)

Meredith murder, Sollecito dumps Amanda: "That night I was home alone"
By Renato Marino

Translation: Google + Guermantes
Read more: http://www.perugiamurderfile.net/viewto ... 13#p121013

The appeal filed to the Supreme Court by Raffaele's lawyers seeks the annulment of a conviction of second degree delivered by the Court of Assizes of Appeal of Florence. Sollecito, after three trials, now says:

"The night of the crime I was at my house in Perugia. Nothing else is safe."

That is, Amanda was not with him that night when Meredith was killed in her bedroom of the cottage in Via della Pergola. He would be entirely unconnected to what happened in that room. Sollecito "dumps" Amanda?


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June 30, 2014 (cont.)

'Home Alone' Raffaele Sollecito to Abandon Amanda Knox in Final Appeal of Meredith Kercher Murder
By Umberto Bacchi

Raffaele Sollecito will appeal against his conviction for the murder of British student Meredith Kercher by distancing himself from his co-defendant and ex-lover Amanda Knox and potentially incriminating her.

Sollecito's lawyers were variously quoted in the Italian press as saying that Sollecito "was home alone that night" or that he is "only sure about the fact that he was at home", leaving open the possibility that Knox was not there.


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June 30, 2014 (cont.)

Report: Amanda Knox's former boyfriend to abandon her alibi in final murder appeal
By Josh Kerns

"It's stunning because we've been hearing consistently Raffaele Sollecito had been corroborating Amanda Knox's account, essentially an alibi," says Anne Bremner, the attorney for the Friends of Amanda Knox.

Bremner says in addition to his testimony, Sollecito's memoir "Honor Bound" is based entirely on the premise he stood by Knox and told the truth because it was the right thing to do.

"The question is what does he have to do or feel he has to do to get through this thing. Maybe he's been advised to distance himself from Amanda Knox, but he can't deviate from what the truth is," Bremner says.


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PostPosted: Mon Jul 14, 2014 6:24 pm   Post subject: Re: CASE RELATED LINKS (DEC 2009 - PRESENT)   

Raffaele Sollecito press conference at the Cavour Convention Center in Rome, July 1, 2014:

July 1, 2014

Raffaele Sollecito switches defence strategy to potentially incriminate Knox (VIDEO)
By Tom Kington

Attachment:
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Sollecito said he could not guarantee Knox's presence at his apartment for the entire evening of the murder. But he said he believed she was innocent.

"I am not the guarantor of Amanda Knox, I am Raffaele Sollecito," he said.

Ahead of the press conference, Sollecito's lawyers were variously quoted in the Italian press as saying that Sollecito "was home alone that night" or that he is "only sure about the fact that he was at home", leaving open the possibility that Knox was not there.

An article in Il Messaggero on Monday had the headline: "Sollecito incriminates Knox: 'The night of the crime she was not with me'"


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July 1, 2014 (cont.)

Amanda Knox's ex says her version of events is 'imagination and hallucination'
By Ed Payne

Raffaele Sollecito reasserted his innocence Tuesday as his attorneys continued to distance him from his ex-girlfriend Amanda Knox.
...
It's a dramatic departure from the past seven years, where the tactic has been to "stick together" and be "tried" together.

Sollecito attorney Giulia Bongiorno said that approach no longer works.

"They are not Siamese twins -- one body with two heads," she said.


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July 1, 2014 (cont.)

'Sollecito was not with Knox the entire evening'

His lawyer, Giulia Bongiorno, said during the press conference in Rome that Sollecito “spent the night with Amanda” but was not with her during part of the evening.
...
While the Italian always claimed Knox "spent the night" with him, he never said they spent the evening together - which is when the crime took place, Bongiorno said.

“Whenever he described what happened that afternoon, and evening, he always said he spent the night with Amanda,” Bongiorno said.

“But for the entire first part of the evening, they were not together. It’s this first part of the evening that’s new [to his defence].”


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July 1, 2014 (cont.)

Amanda Knox: Boyfriend in dramatic u-turn as he claims 'anomalies' in her evidence
By Don Mackay

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Sollecito presser Rome 1, July 1, 2014.jpg


However, today, seven years later, he says he is "not sure" whether he was with Knox the night Meredith was found stabbed to death in the cottage she shared with the American.

Sollecito claims the phone records show that Knox was away from his house for part of the evening and in a dramatic change of legal tactics claimed there are 'anomalies' in Knox's story.

Knox says she received a text, while at Sollecito's house, from her boss, telling her not to come to her job at a nightclub that night.

But phone records show the text was received on the road between their houses, something their retrial judges felt was key in their reconstruction of events.

He said in Rome today: "I have always believed in the innocence of Amanda. But I have to react to the accusations of the court and to the text message.

"Either the court has made their umpteenth mistake or she lied to me."

He added: "I was in love with her and we had some very happy moments, but ultimately Amanda was a stranger.

"There are anomalies in her version of events. Against me there is nothing."

The 'fundamental basis' for the conviction is Knox's memo to police in which she says she was at the cottage when the murder took place, he said.

'I believe this was a hallucination, but if the court believes it is true then they have to accept she did not say I was there. She gave me an alibi.'


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PostPosted: Mon Jul 14, 2014 7:08 pm   Post subject: Re: CASE RELATED LINKS (DEC 2009 - PRESENT)   

Some confusion around Knox's SMS (text message):

July 1, 2014 (cont.)

Knox ex-lover throws doubt on her alibi

Sollecito's lawyer Giulia Bongiorno said their appeal would also revolve around a text message which Knox claims to have sent while with Sollecito at his house the night of the murder.

"This text message, according to the court's own ruling, was not sent from his house. Therefore the pair were not together," she said.


http://news.msn.co.nz/article.aspx?id=8868482

July 1, 2014 (cont.)

A text message confirms innocence of Sollecito

For the lawyer Bongiorno "It is not possible that Raffaele and Amanda were together when the sms was sent by Amanda at 20.35 because the cell phone was out of range of Raffaele's house."


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July 1, 2014 (cont.)

Amanda Knox 'Not with Lover Raffaele Sollecito Minutes before Meredith Kercher's Murder'
By Umberto Bacchi

Part of Knox's alibi was based on an SMS she claimed to have sent from Sollecito's house to Patrick Lumumba, the owner of a bar where she worked, at 8.35 pm.

Bongiorno said the claim was proved to be a "lie" during the trial, as evidence showed she was nowhere near her lover's flat when text was sent.

According to the sentence that found the pair guilty over the murder in January, the SMS was received by a mobile phone network base station that covered a different area from that including Sollectio's house, Bongiorno explained.


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However, phone records indicate that Amanda Knox had sent that message either from his apartment or from the neighborhood of 130 Corso Garibaldi.

Massei, p.322:
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July 1, 2014 (cont.)

Raffaele Sollecito Says Amanda Knox’s Confession Is Nothing To Do With Him
By Barbie Latza Nadeau

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There was plenty of reason to believe that Sollecito would throw Knox under the bus, starting with the fact that Sollecito’s aunt Sara Achille has taken to the Italian airwaves in recent months to say just that. Then there was the carefully leaked “scoop” given to gossip weekly Gente, attributed to and later denied by the Sollecito family, that even laid out just under what terms Sollecito would make his big break from Knox. He has supposedly “just remembered” that Knox had not stayed in his Perugia apartment the night Kercher was murdered, which would strip the American of her alibi.


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July 1, 2014 (cont.)

Raffaele Sollecito distances his appeal from case against Amanda Knox (VIDEO)
By Lizzy Davies

Sollecito's lawyer, Giulia Bongiorno, said the appeal would also focus on a text message which Knox says she sent from her then-boyfriend's home at 8.35pm the evening of the murder.

In its reasoning for the convictions published in April, the Florence court said it was reasonable to believe that Knox had, in fact, sent the message from outside. "According to the sentence, this [SMS] was not written from Raffaele's house. Therefore the two were not together," said Bongiorno.


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July 1, 2014 (cont.)

Amanda Knox Co-Defendant Changes Strategy
By Elisabetta Povoledo

...Mr. Sollecito said he, too, believed that the statement was “only fantasy,” extracted under duress, but his appeal challenges the new court that will next hear the case to ask fresh questions about his role in the killing.

“Let’s say that the statement is real, and that the judges are right, then they’re going to have to explain what my responsibility is,” he said. “We’re basing our argument on what the judges wrote.”


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July 2, 2014

A Mistake Or Lie By Bongiorno On The Location Where Knox Texted Doesn’t Let RS Off The Hook

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See also: July 6, 2014

Spitting In the Wind: Sollecito News Conference Backfires On Him AND Knox - What The Media Missed
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FOA's take on Raffaele Sollecito press conference:

July 2, 2014 (cont.)

Amanda Knox Co-Defendent: "Amanda Knox is Innocent"
By Frank Sfarzo

The press conference was preceded by a particular kind of advertising, with people spreading the rumor that Raffaele had changed his version of the story, saying that Amanda had gone out, and suggested, with other details too, that she was involved in the crime.

That didn’t happen. Raffaele only repeated Bongiorno’s concept that “the court said that she went out”.


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July 2, 2014

FBI Steve Moore discusses Raffaele Sollecito press conference:

Ex-boyfriend threatens Knox's alibi (VIDEO)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XhY_gqlLHeY
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Amanda Knox - alleged links to local cocaine dealers in Perugia:

July 1-2, 2014 (cont.)

Amanda Knox Caught In Alleged Cocaine Scandal — Will Drug Allegations Crush Her Bid For An Appeal In Meredith Kercher Murder Case?

Six months after Amanda Knox was found guilty of murder yet again, RadarOnline.com has exclusively learned that new information could derail her promise to fight the charges “to the very end.” Accused by Italian prosecutors of killing her roommate, British exchange student Meredith Kercher in a drug-fueled frenzy, Knox has reportedly been linked to local cocaine dealers by Italian authorities!
...
Knox’s transaction history from WaMu bank in the summer of 2007 — obtained by Radar — shows she spent roughly $638 in Seattle in the month of July before leaving for Italy. In August, her spending skyrocketed to $2,765.33. That time did include travel to Germany, but still clocked in at nearly four times the $750 per month the local Umbra study abroad programs advises students to budget for typical expenses while abroad.

In September, she took out $2,452.60 from European ATMs, generally taking out in excess of $300 in cash each time. And in October, she took out $1,637.25, all in cash. In the first week of the month alone, she withdrew more than $700. Sollecito also reportedly had only around $50 in his bank account at the time of the murders.

Where did their money go?


RADAR ONLINE

Amanda Knox 'links to local cocaine dealers' to be used in bid to extradite her to Italy
By Cristopher Bucktin

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July 3, 2014

Sollecito, A New Memory Failure Which Is Not Convincing
By Giuseppe Castellini

Translation: Tiziano
Original post: http://www.perugiamurderfile.org/viewto ... ac#p170534

Now Raffaele points out through his defence that in fact he isn't able to say whether Amanda was with him that evening, denying all his behaviour in previous court hearings. With this, going back to the first version he provided to the investigators, when he claimed that on the afternoon of the November 1st he went out with Amanda from the house in via della Pergola and walked around with her in the centre of Perugia and went home alone about 8.00 PM, while Amanda turned up at about one in the morning. Then, as said, the version changed and, what a surprise, corresponded with the one provided by Amanda. Or to put it better, corresponded with the version of Amanda after the presumed "confession", in which the American student placed herself at on the spot blocking her ears while, she claimed in calumny, Lumumba was killing Meredith. In other words, Raffaele is in some way coming back to unloading Amanda, actually claiming that he doesn't know where she was in the evening and during the night. Or more exactly, he doesn't know whether she was with him or not.


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July 5, 2014

Discussion at the Rotary Club in Todi, organized by Delitti e Misteri

The Meredith Case: Investigation, Errors, Trials

Screen shot: http://www.perugiamurderfile.net/viewto ... 14#p121114

Participants:
Francesco Mura (Editor-in-Chief, Delitti e Misteri)
Giuseppe Castellini (Editor-in-Chief, Giornale dell'Umbria)
David Anderson (FOA)
Frank Sfarzo (FOA)
Walter Patumi (Knox's medico-legal expert)
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July 5, 2014 (cont.)

Why did Foxy give her boyfriend $100 in cash? Tearful Amanda Knox's secret tryst with lover, days after Italian ex contradicts her account of night of the murder
By Jeff Rayner/Coleman-Rayner and Sophie Jane Evans

Amanda Knox has been photographed having a tearful tryst with her American boyfriend, during which she handed him $100 in cash. The accused woman was spotted travelling from her home for a secret rendezvous with boyfriend James Terrano in a Seattle park on Wednesday. During the emotional hour-long meeting, she could be seen sobbing and speaking animatedly to Terrano, before cuddling up to him against a wall.


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July 7, 2014

Almost Everything You've Read About Amanda Knox Is Wrong
By Lisa Marie Basile

When I wrote the May 2014 piece Where Are All The Feminists? Why Amanda Knox's Story Is About More Than Murder, I was well aware of how deeply polarizing this case has been over the past several years. This is evidenced by the many inaccurate pieces written on the Meredith Kercher murder, and for me, Selene Nelson's obtuse Huffington Post response, Why Feminists Owe Amanda Knox Nothing.
...
After publishing my piece, I have received a number of irrational, abusive tweets from anonymous Twitter handles (with suspiciously low followers) saying, "do your research" or "you're working for Knox's PR team." These tweets would be amusing (trolls are like bad TV) if they weren't such a vivid representation of malignant ignorance. Sending batty tweets and writing parochial articles in the name of justice for Kercher's death is wrong. If you have a bone to pick and you're using abusive tactics, don't do it for the dead.


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See also: July 13, 2014

Case to Case with Chelsea Hoffman: Amanda Knox (VIDEO)

Lisa Marie Basile talks about the Amanda Knox Case with Chelsea Hoffman

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GnhwLs7U6Os

Summary by Ergon: http://www.perugiamurderfile.net/viewto ... 31#p121331
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July 7, 2014 (cont.)

Sollecito prepares the grand finale
"Now graduation, I have already prepared an invention'

On July 15, the thesis and party with the family. "In Verona, I have real friends." Raffaele and the future: he does not rule out staying in Veneto

Translation: Google + Guermantes
Read more: viewtopic.php?p=121241#p121241

Sollecito, mid-month, a degree: what is this goal to you? "I've worked so hard for this result. After earning my bachelor's degree at the University of Perugia, I've always dreamed of acquiring professionalism in the world of Augmented Reality, Pattern Recognition, Robotics and everything to do with the Visual Computing. This is precisely why I enrolled at the University of Verona, where they have this kind of field of study. Now I have a wealth of both theoretical and practical exams of which I am proud."


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July 15, 2014

Raffaele Sollecito is a graduate with a thesis on the Kercher case
He received the title of Doctor of Science in Engineering and Computer Science. Examined the flow on the web of innocentisti vs. colpevolisti in the murder of Perugia.

Translation: Google + Guermantes
Read more: viewtopic.php?p=121339#p121339

Attachment:
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"With the powers bestowed upon me by law I award the doctor degree in engineering and computer science, evaluation 88 out of 110." Applause, camera flashes of relatives, handshakes, expression - finally - stretched into a smile. And a desire to be at least for one morning just a "normal" student who has completed his course of study. Raffaele Sollecito graduated this morning at the Department of Computer Science in Verona: his thesis is on an analysis of social networks, in which Sollecito also examined the flow on the web of innocentisti vs. colpevolisti opinions on his case.


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July 15, 2014 (cont.)

Raffaele Sollecito is a graduate with a thesis on himself (PHOTO GALLERY)
The young man, convicted of the murder of Meredith Kercher, discussed the thesis in computer engineering. Theme: innocentisti and colpevolisti on the web. Rating: 88 out of 110

The ceremony was attended by all his family and also one of his defenders, the lawyer Luca Maori, and computer consultants who have assisted in the trial for the murder of [Meredith] Kercher. On the cake ordered by his father Francesco was a parchment drawn with a drizzle of chocolate and this sentence: "Engineer Raffaele Sollecito reaches one of the most important goals of his life." "We are delighted - said on the phone the proud father of the boy, waiting for the plane to Bari - for us the goal achieved today by Raffaele has a great significance at this moment." In celebration of the degree, Mr Sollecito has not got anything material for his son: "The gift that I give every day is my love - he explains - Raffaele is the ideal son that all fathers would like to have."


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July 16, 2014

A short video clip of Sollecito's graduation ceremony:

CRIMEBLOG

Raffaele Sollecito, he graduated with a degree on the murder of Meredith (VIDEO)
By Andrea Signorelli

Translation: Google + Guermantes
Read more: viewtopic.php?p=121347#p121347

To discuss a thesis about yourself is something really rare and unique. And to do that you also need a certain amount of hair on the stomach [una certa dose di pelo sullo stomaco], i.e. you need to be ruthless, especially when the thesis in question concerns the murder of Meredith and when the author is the one who is accused of having committed the murder, or Raffaele Sollecito. That's what happened on Tuesday morning, when Raffaele received his degree in Computer Engineering at the University of Verona, with a grade of 88/110 (in the video you see the moment of announcement, with Sollecito from behind).


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July 16, 2014 (cont.)

Sollecito graduating with a thesis on social networks and Meredith case

Translation: Google + Guermantes
Read more: http://www.perugiamurderfile.net/viewto ... 49#p121349

A thesis of innocence, almost. At least according to the web: "In the days after the verdict my name was most often associated with the word 'innocent' which had produced twice the number of results than those achieved by associating my name with the word 'guilty'."... "But I only proposed to the Committee a scientific fact, not commented on it ... ".
...
"The interesting thing is that in the days after the verdict - he said on the phone, in a gentle tone - there was a complete reversal [of opinion on the web]: for the justice [system] I was guilty, but the web, or at least the users of the search engine that I have examined , gave an alternative interpretation."
...
After the discussion of the thesis, Raffaele Sollecito had a graduation lunch with his new girlfriend, family and friends: "Now I will take a short holiday in my home country and then get myself to study for professional registration of engineers".


MENTI INFORMATICHE

July 16, 2014 (cont.)

With a search on his own reputation on the social networks, Sollecito has specialized in Computer Engineering: My name is linked to the word innocent, he says

Translation: Google + Guermantes
Original post: http://www.perugiamurderfile.net/viewto ... 53#p121353

Concurrently with the sentence for him and Amanda Knox in the appeal trial of Florence, the interest in social networks had increased, but "especially the combination of my name and the word innocent had doubled," wrote Sollecito in his thesis in English. And "in the following days, when the interest of the web had waned, the same association had remained prevalent."


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Short video, after-graduation party:

VIDEO MEDIASET
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July 17, 2014 (cont.)

Amanda got a job, as a writer
In the coming days graduation. Then place in a publishing house in New York
By Roberto Conticelli

Translation: Google
Original post: viewtopic.php?p=121362#p121362

Discussion of her thesis has already been scheduled for the next few days and no later than the end of July. Starting from August Amanda will start working in a major publishing house in New York, in which you can take advantage of the fresh degree that ensures accurate academic preparation in the field of composition of a newspaper article, an essay or a novel, whatever you want. On the other hand in the case of Knox there is already a previous literature which is not insignificant: the book called "Waiting To Be Heard," released only in the United States that she has written on his personal story.


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July 17, 2014 (cont.)

Amanda follows in the footsteps of Raffaele: for her, a degree is forthcoming
Miss Knox will present the thesis by July and then work as a writer at a well-known New York publisher

Translation: Google
Original post: viewtopic.php?p=121429#p121429

The thesis will be based on her legal odyssey but Miss Knox is not satisfied: in fact she would be ready for a contract of employment by a well-known New York publisher that will allow her to turn her incredible experience into a best-selling novel.


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July 26, 2014

An article in the Giallo magazine:
A New Lead, Linked to Drugs, Puts Amanda Knox in Trouble
By Albina Perri

The woman was hanging around a circle of hashish and cocaine traffickers. One of them had intimate relation with her. Another, a dangerous criminal offender, had attempted to kill his brother with a knife. Are they implicated?

Translation: Jools
Read more: http://www.perugiamurderfile.org/viewto ... 83#p171890

“During the course of the investigation into the murder of Meredith Kercher we have confirmed that a person whose initial is F. would occasionally supply drugs to Amanda Knox, as well as having a relationship with her supposedly of a sexual nature.” So begins an [official note] annotation of the Flying Squad police in Perugia dated January 19, 2008, two and half months after the terrible murder of the young British student Meredith Kercher. An annotation that could open a new, worst-case scenario on the Perugia murder and on one of its most talked about protagonists, Amanda Knox, besides being able to convince the USA to send her back to Italy for a new trial.


ORIGINAL POST

July 26, 2014 (cont.)

An Interview with Giuliano Mignini in the Giallo magazine

Translation: Kristeva
Read more: http://www.perugiamurderfile.org/viewto ... 45#p172083

Mr. Mignini, pending the Supreme Court, Raffaele Sollecito seems to have distanced himself from Amanda Knox. He claims he is not certain that the American girl has spent the whole night with him ...

“All this is irrelevant. In Court of Cassation only questions of laws can be raised. They do not take into account the new elements of reconstruction of the facts. Trials are based on the acts of the proceeding. Sustaining now a different reconstruction of what happened is a question of merit that does not in any way interest cassation.”


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July 28, 2014

Foxy Knoxy Doomed? Amanda Knox Prosecutor Confirms Her Alleged Links To Cocaine Dealers, Weeks After Radar’s Report

Just weeks after RadarOnline.com’s exclusive report exposing Amanda Knox’s reported ties to Italian cocaine dealers, the prosecutor in her murder case has come forward to confirm the claims. [...] As Radar had reported, Italian authorities investigating the murder of Knox’s roommate Meredith Kercher allegedly uncovered a local drug ring in Perugia, Italy, using numbers found on Knox’s cellphone.


RADAR ONLINE

July 29, 2014

Images of the Flying Squad Report, dated 19th January 2008:
Mez Case: Amanda Knox hung out with a pusher and had sex with him

Read more: viewtopic.php?style=6&p=121580#p121580

Amanda hung out with a pusher and was intimate with him, so revels an article of the magazine GIALLO, which publishes the document of the relationship between the two. This information are contained in an informational note of Perugia's police, written on the 19th January 2008, two months after Merdith Kercher murder.

The name of the guy is Federico, a young man from Rome, that ended up in jail for dealing drugs in 2011. As reported by the magazine, the guy “was arrested with two pushers, Luciano and Lorenzo, following an investigation conducted starting from the wire taping of Amanda Knox's cell phone”.


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Screen shots and English translation of the Flying Squad Report (re: Federico Martini, drug dealer found on Knox's phone)

Translation: Jools
Original posts: http://perugiamurderfile.org/viewtopic. ... 54#p172154 ; viewtopic.php?style=6&p=121610#p121610
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July 29, 2014 (cont.)

US And UK Media Wrongly Attribute Italian Report Of Knox/Cocaine-Dealer Link To Trial Prosecutors
Posted by Peter Quennell

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See also: July 31, 2014

Knox-Camp Denial Of Drug-Ring Link Results In Shot Across Knox’s Bows; Many Now Digging
Posted by Peter Quennell

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July 29, 2014 (cont.)

Michael Winterbottom, Kevin Smith, Peter Strickland films to world premiere at Toronto

Michael Wintbottom’s The Face of An Angel, Kevin Smith’s Tusk and Peter Strickland’s The Duke Of Burgundy will receive their world premieres at the Toronto International Film Festival...


SCREEN DAILY


July 29, 2014

Astrology of Amanda Knox and 'The Face of an Angel' actress Genevieve Gaunt
By Liz Houle

It is being reported in the news today that a new movie based on the Murder of Meredith Kercher is set to premier this September at the Toronto Film Festival. The movie is called, ‘The Face of an Angel’ and is based on one of the first books written about this murder case, ‘Angel Face’ by Barbie Latza Nadeau. Barbie Nadeau also co-wrote the screenplay for this movie with Paul Viragh. [...] Some clips of the movie have been released and in it, the names of the protagonists have been changed. Amanda Knox is called ‘Jessica Fuller’ and Meredith Kercher is named ‘Elizabeth Pryce.’


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July 29, 2014 (cont.)

Amanda Knox and the Seattle News Conspiracy

When the focus is Amanda Knox, is there a secret cabal of news media and journalists in her home city of Seattle, conspiring in a campaign of concealment while simultaneously smearing the country that convicted her? Since the tragic murder of British student, 21-year-old Meredith Kercher in Perugia, Italy back in November, 2007, Code Amanda seems to be the operative password.


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July 31, 2014

Dismantling the Amanda Knox ‘Victim’ Myth; Why The Facts Just Speak For Themselves
By Selene Nelson

Earlier this month Huffington Post blogger Lisa Marie Basile had a message for us: “almost everything we've read about Amanda Knox is wrong”. This was Basile’s second immensely flawed Knox piece, aptly demonstrating that yes, there’s an awful lot “wrong” about the coverage of the Meredith Kercher case.

While it's true that for me Basile's articles exemplify the staggering double standards permeating this case, I am not interested in igniting a blogger war. Nor is this a Knox witch-hunt. My interest is in justice for Meredith Kercher, and my means of getting there? Logical analysis of the facts.


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August 6, 2014

Amanda Knox's phone records

Please follow the links below to download various documents.

Compiled and translated by: Nell

Amanda Knox text messages recovered from memory and SIM card:
http://www.perugiamurderfile.net/viewto ... 12#p122012

Amanda Knox phone activity log with attributed contacts:
http://www.perugiamurderfile.net/viewto ... 52#p122052

Translation of the text messages recovered from Amanda Knox's phone:
http://www.perugiamurderfile.net/viewto ... 00#p122200

August 6, 2014 (cont.)

Raffaele Sollecito, Venetian holiday in the company of his girlfriend (PHOTO GALLERY}

PORTOGRUARO - Venetian holiday for Raffaele Sollecito, surprised in the early afternoon walking along the arcades of the historic center of Portogruaro with his girlfriend Greta Menegaldo, from Treviso's Ponte di Piave, but now living in Oderzo.

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Sollecito, struggling with the new trial for the murder of Meredith Kercher, after lunch had a short walk before being "intercepted" by a photographer.


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August 13, 2014

Amanda Knox's Ex-Lawyer: Case Is a 'Nightmare That Should End'
By Nick Sanchez

Amanda Knox's former lawyer has spoken out in her defense in a new interview, calling the case "wholly unjust" and "a nightmare that should end."

Attorney Theodore Simon, Philadelphia attorney and president-elect of the National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers, got involved in Knox's famous case for a time, helping her secure an acquittal upon her appeal.



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August 13, 2014 (cont.)

Raffaele Sollecito's Swiss registered company "ETMW LTD" has been officially dissolved due to lack of cash funds.

Dissolution of Sollecito's company
After the revocation of the residence permit in 2013, it was still registered in the Commercial Register

LUGANO - "Experience Teller & Media Web Management," an open society by Raffaele Sollecito, convicted of the murder of British student Meredith Kercher that occurred in Perugia in 2007, can be said to have been officially disbanded/liquidated after its failure due to lack of activity at the time of the start up. With this note, published recently in the Official Gazette, the case concerning the short stay in Lugano of the 30-year-old from Puglia has therefore been permanently closed. It had culminated in May 2013 with the withdrawal of the residence permit B, causing some controversy.


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TJMK series (cont'd): The Knox Interrogation Hoax

August 19, 2014

The Knox Interrogation Hoax #10 (11):
The Guiding Magistrate’s Reasoning Three Days After 5-6 November

TJMK, Part 11

August 21, 2014

The Knox Interrogation Hoax #11 (12):
Challenge To Readers: Spot The Two Landmines For Lawyers & Knox?

TJMK, Part 12

See also: August 25, 2014

The Knox Interrogation Hoax #12 (13):
Why Prosecution And Defenses Never Believed Knox’s Version

TJMK, Part 13

See also: September 20, 2014

The Knox Interrogation Hoax #13 (14):
Proof Released That In 5-6 Nov Session Knox Worked On Names List

TJMK, Part 14

See also: September 30, 2014

The Knox Interrogation Hoax #14 (15):
Dr Mignini’s Knowledge Of Knox “Interrogation” Explained To Media

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August 21, 2014

Andrea Vogt's documentary "AMANDA KNOX: GUILTY OR INNOCENT?" airs in Italy on "Giallo" (Discovery)

An exclusive documentary that reconstructs the main facts about the murder of Perugia through the testimonies of the people involved.

Airs Tuesday, August 26th at 21:00 for the first time on Italian TV (Channel 38/Sky Channel 144).

Distribution: BBC3
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David Balding, DNA Specialist
Walter Biscotti, Rudy Guede's Attorney
Guilia Bongiorno, Raffaele Sollecito's lawyer
Anne Bremner, Friends of Amanda (FOA)
Sarah Gino, Forensic Biologist


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August 21, 2014 (cont.)

Michael Winterbottom’s Meredith Kercher movie: revealing truths through fiction
By Barbie Latza Nadeau

Nothing happens in a vacuum – but strip away the spin, turn down the white noise, and you have a chance to re-examine the narrative. Or at least to give voice to the actual story.

I have lately borne witness to this, during the making of The Face of an Angel, Michael Winterbottom’s new movie. It’s loosely inspired by my experience writing a book about the murder of Meredith Kercher. Or, as many people know it better, the trial of Amanda Knox. I had followed the case from the day of the murder, reporting for Newsweek and later for the Daily Beast, watching as Kercher’s name sank lower and lower in the copy each time a story was published. On TV bulletins, her name often wasn’t mentioned at all.


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August 22, 2014

Was Amanda Knox Innocent, or Did She Just Have Good PR?
By Selene Nelson

When Knox was painted as a manipulative sexual deviant by certain parts of the press, Gogerty Marriott was tasked with altering public sentiment. The information coming in from Perugia was painstakingly filtered while an Italian smear-campaign was cultivated. No American journalists were given access to the Knox family without guarantees of positive coverage. Thus, Knox was turned from promiscuous schemer to naïve college girl, railroaded by ruthless Italians driven by their consuming hatred for anything American.


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August 29, 2014

Amanda Knox Murder Trial Latest Update: PR Team Helping Knox Turn Public Sentiment
By Virnelli Mercader

In an article by Selene Nelson of the Huffington Post, it is said that the public relations team appears to have done a good job as support for Knox in the U.S. media remains relatively high.
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Nelson observed that it seems as if the U.S. media are deliberately ignoring recent developments in the case.


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Winterbottom's The Face of an Angel world premiere at TIFF (Toronto International Film Festival):

September 5, 2014

TIFF: Amanda Knox-inspired The Face of an Angel blends fact, fiction, sex and the surreal
By Eric Reguly

Michael Winterbottom’s Amanda Knox-inspired film, The Face of an Angel, which debuts at TIFF on Saturday [Sep. 6], could never be anything but the bastard offspring of fact and fiction.
...
So The Face of an Angel could not be a whodunit thriller with CSI-style forensic flair. For legal reasons alone, I suspect, it could not put the knife, or knives, that killed Kercher in the Umbrian city of Perugia in 2007 firmly in the hands of either Knox or Sollecito, all the more so since the trials and retrials were under way when the film was in production.


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September 5, 2014 (cont.)

Michael Winterbottom, The Face of an Angel (Interview)
By Wendy Mitchell

When you optioned Barbie Latza Nadeau’s book, did you have any idea that the author would become part of the story?

I read the book and then I met Barbie in Rome. Barbie took me up to Perugia, and I knew she could be a central character. By the time we started the outline of the film I knew the role of the media would be one factor of the story we told.
...
What about the fantastical elements inspired by Dante? I never thought I’d see a CG dragon in a Michael Winterbottom film.

All those things are taken very directly from Dante. Dante writes so much about love and loss.
It was also a bit of comedy – it’s pathetic that Daniel’s character wants to use Dante as a prop. But there are elements of The Divine Comedy that are relevant, so I wanted to have my cake and eat it too, using it in the film as a device but also mocking how bad an idea it was for a film.
But I don’t want people to think it’s a big CGI film, there are about 4 seconds of that (laughs).


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Reviews of The Face of an Angel:

September 6, 2014

‘The Face of an Angel’: Toronto Review
By Deborah Young

It’s hard to even describe this will-o’-the-wisp film, and audiences are likely to feel alternately intrigued and frustrated as they struggle to puzzle it out. A bankable name cast -- Daniel Bruhl, Kate Beckinsale and Cara Delevingne -- should help find viewers to a certain extent, but this is self-reflexive cinema and high art country, where only the intrepid dare. More festival exposure is sure to follow its bow in Toronto, in any case.


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September 7, 2014

The Face Of An Angel (Review)
By Mark Adams

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September 7, 2014 (cont.)

Murder drama gets it right. The trial of Amanda Knox was a media circus
By Tom Kington

The result of Winterbottom's reconnaissance visit to Perugia, The Face of an Angel, premiered at the Toronto film festival – giving the maverick director's side-on view of a murder case that gripped the world.


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September 7, 2014 (cont.)

Amanda Knox’s lawyers threaten to sue makers of 'damaging' BBC film about murder of Meredith Kercher
By Hannah Roberts

Amanda Knox’s lawyers have threatened to sue the makers of a controversial new film about the murder of Meredith Kercher, which has won the approval of the dead British exchange student's family.

The BBC movie, by British director Michael Winterbottom and starring Kate Beckinsale and Cara Delevingne, has won the apparent blessing of the Kercher family.

The film is based on the book ‘Angel Face’, written by CNN journalist Barbie Latza Nadeau, who covered the brutal 2007 murder of Kercher, in the picturesque hilltop university town of Perugia.

Knox’s lawyer Luciano Ghirga pointed out that Knox’s case was still ongoing, and said the American creative writing graduate would sue if the film ‘was damaging to her image.’

He said he hadn't seen it but 'supposed - knowing the author - that it implies that Amanda is guilty'.


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September 7, 2014 (cont.)

Amanda Knox's claws come out over Winterbottom film
By Chelsea Hoffman

The funny thing about this latest update is that Knox and her attorneys haven't even seen the movie. In fact, these lawsuit threats are based entirely off the fact that they don't like the author of the book from which it is based.


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Reviews of The Face of an Angel (cont'd):

September 7, 2014 (cont.)

The Face of an Angel, film review: A sense of mystery, sex and the unanswered questions of Meredith Kercher's murder
By Kaleem Aftab

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September 8, 2014

The Face of an Angel review: disconcerting dreams, riotous hacks and the mystery of Meredith Kercher's murder
By Paul MacInnes

The questions that this film actually asks is: why were people – British, American, Italian – so obsessed with this murder? And why did this obsession come at the expense of empathy for the Kerchers? At the heart of any response is that the media were to blame.


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September 8, 2014 (cont.)

Face of An Angel Review / TIFF 2014
By Phil Brown

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FOA's Open Letter to Michael Winterbottom:
RE: “Face Of An Angel”; An Open Letter to Film Director Michael Winterbottom

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September 9, 2014

GoFundMe, the site that has raised money for convicted murderers, will draw the line at abortion and ‘sorcery’
By Caitlin Dewey

GoFundMe also quietly deleted its long-running fundraiser for Raffaele Sollecito, who was convicted, with Amanda Knox, of the high-profile murder of British student Meredith Kercher in 2007. The fundraiser had been active since June 2013 and raised over $44,000.


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Reviews of The Face of an Angel (cont'd)

September 11, 2014

An Italian Review of The Face of an Angel:

Toronto, The Face of Angel, Winterbottom's film about the murder of Meredith Kercher, disappoints
By Valentina Torlaschi

Translation: Google + Guermantes
Read more: viewtopic.php?p=122823#p122823

No more Perugia, but Siena. And the names are not logically the same. No Amanda Knox, Raffaele Sollecito and Rudy Guede, but the characters are the ones, as those are the details of the tragic murder of Meredith Kercher in 2007.


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September 11, 2014 (cont.)

Toronto 2014: 'The Face of an Angel' review
By Ben Nicholson

Rather than concentrating on the outcome of the murder trial - which took another twist earlier in the year - this is more of a study of a filmmaker attempting to adapt real-life events for cinema.


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September 11, 2014 (cont.)

Michael Winterbottom's CBC Radio Interview:
The Face of an Angel: Michael Winterbottom on media and murder (AUDIO, duration: 9'54")

Lawyers for Amanda Knox threatened legal action this week against producers of the new Michael Winterbottom movie, The Face of an Angel. Inspired by the notorious case, the fictional film explores our fascination with murder and the ways in which the media covers a salacious and grisly story. Michael Winterbottom joined Brent [Bambury] in-studio when he was in town for this year's Toronto International Film Festival, where The Face of an Angel premiered.


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September 12, 2014

Like So Many American Black Men, Amanda Knox’s Crime Was Being an Outsider
By Nina Burleigh

The truth is that powerless outsiders don’t fare well in any justice system, including Europe’s. I refer here to the ongoing saga of the Amanda Knox case, in which an outlier white female is the Italian version of the black man snapped in the jaws of a judiciary protecting itself with pit-bull ferocity.


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September 21, 2014

Rudy wants to go free, asked for "super discount" on penalty
By Alessandro Antonini

Translation: Google + Guermantes
Read more: viewtopic.php?p=123061#p123061

Rudy wants early release. He demands a super cut of [discount on] the sentence. The only one to be behind bars for the murder of Meredith Kercher intends to quit before the end of his sentence of 16 years and is doing everything possible to get the discounts provided by the new rule - 'empty prisons'. In case of "no" of the supervising judge to an additional "discount", from his cell in Mammagialla of Viterbo [he] takes pen and paper to instruct his lawyers to file complaints and legal obligations. Result: the surveillance court of Rome fixed the hearing in closed session for October 10.


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September 22, 2014

Meredith, Guede’s lawyer: “Rudy free within 3 years”
By Alessandro Antonini

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Read more: viewtopic.php?p=123062#p123062

"If Rudy could have the time off benefit permits and if the early-release days were approved for each semester plus other benefits [i.e. good behavior], in three or four years he could be out permanently.”

Lawyer Nicodemo Gentile is confident that the defense trial strategy of Rudy Guede and the applications made during incarceration on the basis of “re-education”, followed by their client, will be successful. Bringing in fact to almost halve his penal punishment. [...] Sixteen years in prison. Which could become half if he is out in 2017, according to Gentile [his lawyer’s] conjectures.


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September 23, 2014

What Amanda Knox Taught Us About The Influence Of Racism And Money In Our Court System
By Selene Nelson

This November marks seven years since the murder of Meredith Kercher in Perugia, Italy. In that time, the names of two of the three people convicted — Amanda Knox and Raffaele Sollecito — have filled immeasurable slots on the news and have been the subject of countless news reports.

The debate as to whether these two young people are guilty of murder, or were simply set up by a corrupt, vengeful and vindictive Italy still rages on today. No one, of course, has had more written about her than Amanda Knox.


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September 28, 2014

Amanda Knox snags a new boyfriend: Convicted killer pictured passionately kissing aspiring rocker in New York
By Ashley Collman

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September 30, 2014

Italy’s Supreme Court, the Court of Cassation, has set the date to hear Amanda Knox and Raffaele Sollecito final appeal for March 25, 2015.

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Italy cassation magistrate Bruno Paolo Antonio lead reviewer when #amandaknox & sollecito case goes before court March 25, 2015.


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Cassation judge who is reportedly lead reviewer on #amandaknox case made news earlier this yr for upholding Lavitola conviction.


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September 30, 2014 (cont.)

Meredith Murder: In March 2015 the Supreme Court hearing for Sollecito-Knox

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Original post: http://perugiamurderfile.net/viewtopic. ... 63#p123163

Fixed for March 25 next year is the hearing in the Supreme Court for the trial of Amanda Knox and Raffaele Sollecito for the murder of Meredith Kercher.


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September 30, 2014 (cont.)

Meredith, the last chapter in sight for Amanda and Raffaele? The Supreme Court decides


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Original post: http://perugiamurderfile.net/viewtopic. ... 64#p123164

The endless judicial history that began in 2007 may finally be closed in 2015 with the hearing before the Supreme Court that will have to decide whether to cancel the sentence or make it permanent.

The last chapter in a long legal saga of Amanda Knox and Raffaele Sollecito ... could go on stage next March 25, 2015 in Rome before the Supreme Court...


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September 30, 2014 (cont.)

Cassation Court to hear Knox, Sollecito appeal in March 2015

Italy's highest appeals body, the Court of Cassation, will hear the latest appeal next March in the murder conviction of former American student Amanda Knox and her ex-boyfriend Raffaele Sollecito, legal sources told ANSA Tuesday. The court is scheduled to begin its review on March 25, 2015 of the case arising from the 2007 murder in the Umbrian city of Perugia of British student Meredith Kercher.


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October 1, 2014

Meredith Kercher murder trial will reach Italy's highest court in March... a year after Amanda Knox and Raffaele Sollecito were found guilty of killing her
By Sara Malm

The Meredith Kercher murder case will be heard in Italy’s highest court of appeal in March next year, more than a year after the second guilty verdict.

Amanda Knox and Raffaele Sollecito were re-convicted of killing the 21-year-old British exchange student by a Florence court in January this year.

If the verdict is upheld, Italian officials are expected to start the process of extraditing 27-year-old Knox from the US.


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October 1, 2014 (cont.)

Knox's article in the October issue of the SeattleMet magazine:

What It Feels Like to Be Wrongly Accused
By Amanda Knox

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October 7, 2014:

An English translation of the Judge Nencini Sentencing Report has been released.

Follow the link below to download a copy:

http://www.perugiamurderfile.net/viewto ... 50#p123350

October 7, 2014 (cont.)

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New legal troubles for #sollecito & British ghostwriter, plus latest #amandaknox court dates & translations: http://thefreelancedesk.com/amanda-knox ... cher-case/


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Amanda Knox Trials / Meredith Kercher Case
Update: Oct. 8, 2014
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Raffaele Sollecito and the U.S. based British writer Andrew Gumbel, who was the ghostwriter on Sollecito’s book “Honor Bound,” published by Simon and Schuster, have been ordered to trial in Florence over allegedly false claims about the Perugian prosecutor who secured convictions of Sollecito and Knox in the trial of first instance. The court order, signed by Florence judge Limongi and deposited in the Florence court clerk’s office September 18, sets a preliminary hearing for January 22, 2015 in Florence.


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October 10, 2014

New trial for Raffaele Sollecito: the harmed public prosecutor will be defended by Casertani lawyers Sciascia and Cesaro

Sollecito and American journalist Andrew Paul Gumbel are accused of defamation and libel contempt for insulting the work of the judiciary and the State Police

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Original post: http://perugiamurderfile.org/viewtopic.php?style=8&p=176029#p176029

The Prosecutor of the Republic in Florence asked for the remand to trial indictment against Raffaele Sollecito and American journalist Andrew Paul Gumbel, following a complaint filed by the prosecutor Giuliano Mignini, public prosecutor at the court in Perugia, who argued the case against Sollecito and Amanda Knox for the murder of British student Meredith Kercher.

Sollecito and Gumbel, authors of the book Honor Bound, published in the United States and elsewhere, will have to answer for the crimes of aggravated defamation and contempt [vilipendio] for having gravely insulted the professional conduct of the judiciary, Dr. Mignini and the State Police.

A preliminary hearing date has already been scheduled before the Florence GUP for January 22, 2015.

At trial, Dr. Mignini will propose to be the civil party with the representation of his legal advisors, Criminal lawyer Domenico Cesaro from Aversa and lawyer, Prof. Maximiano Sciascia, for their strictly civil law specialists profiles.


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October 10, 2014 (cont.)

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Transcript of Knox's Interview in Prison, 17 December 2007:

October 11, 2014

Knox, Tied In Knots By Her Own Tongue:
Translation Of The 17 Dec 2007 Interview with Dr Mignini #1
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TJMK, Part 1

October 13, 2014

Knox, Tied In Knots By Her Own Tongue:
Translation Of The 17 Dec 2007 Interview With Dr Mignini #2

TJMK, Part 2

October 15, 2014

Knox, Tied In Knots By Her Own Tongue:
Translation Of The 17 Dec 2007 Interview With Dr Mignini #3

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October 17, 2014

Knox, Tied In Knots By Her Own Tongue:
Translation Of The 17 Dec 2007 Interview With Dr Mignini #4

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October 16, 2014

Amanda Knox-Inspired Film Gets a Distributor

The fictionalized account of the infamous Amanda Knox story titled The Face of an Angel has been acquired by Screen Media Films for distribution. The film, screened at the Toronto Film Festival, will be released to a wider audience in 2015.


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October 18, 2014

Review of The Face of an Angel after its screening at the 58th BFI London Film Festival:

Cara Delevingne shines but The Face of an Angel is a self-indulgent mess
By Ann Lee

The heavy-handed and increasingly frustrating self-referential narrative is used to point out the film’s own limitations. Thomas is told by a friend that no one wants the case to be turned into a film by ‘a middle-aged man who lost his way’ but that’s exactly what we get. The film is not, the director points out, a ‘Miss Marple film’, a who or a why dunnit, even though all the other journalists Thomas meets weigh in with their opinions on what happened.

What becomes clear is the media’s manipulation of supposedly sex-crazed Jessica Rabbit/Foxy Knoxy and how the story of Elizabeth/Meredith has been sidelined and forgotten. Pertinent points but the film aims for depth but barely skims the surface with its muddled approach and gets lost in its own hellish meta labyrinth.


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October 18, 2014 (cont.)

Michael Winterbottom on The Face of an Angel (VIDEO)

The director, along with his screenwriter and stars, answers questions on their psychological thriller inspired by the real-life case of Amanda Knox

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October 19, 2014

Amanda Knox has interviewed young director Mathew Wright for the small local newspaper West Seattle Herald:

ArtsWest: New Artistic Director Mathew Wright on his local debut with 'Dogfight'
By Amanda Knox

WEST SEATTLE HERALD

October 22, 2014

Alas, Amanda Knox wasn't always so worried about people being wrongly accused
By Lindy McDowell

Since she [Knox] was first arrested an impressive and costly PR campaign has been organised on her behalf. This latest self-penned article on What It Feels Like To Be Wrongly Accused is typical of a pitch to portray her as a wholesome and entirely innocent American girl abroad - as much a victim of nightmare scenario as poor murdered Meredith. But recent developments can hardly have been of great comfort to la Knox. A few months ago her former boyfriend and fellow convicted killer, Raffaele Sollecito, announced that he could not now be sure that she was with him all night on the night of the murder.


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October 24, 2014

Amanda Knox's Review of 'Dogfight' in West Seattle Herald:

Farewell to Innocence: Comedy and Tragedy in Dogfight at Arts West Theater
By Amanda Knox

WEST SEATTLE HERALD

October 28, 2014

The new life of Amanda Knox, the journalist
The first item in the West Seattle Herald

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Original post: http://www.perugiamurderfile.net/viewto ... 36#p123836

Her name is back in the papers, but this time in the guise of reporter. Amanda Knox has a new life, that of "freelance writer", as it was signed in the first article in the West Seattle Herald, an online newspaper, in her city. The 27 year-old American is mainly involved in theater and local news. The curious [thing] to know, however, is that it is useless to look for reflections of her conviction for the murder of Meredith Kercher, imposed along with Raffaele Sollecito. The articles are written in an elegant and detached style by Amanda, who has since graduated from Washington in creative writing. The famous signature has not gone unnoticed among the visitors to her blog. Giovanni, Italy, wishes her "good luck", and then, in English, "a new career, new challenges and opportunities." Some people took the opportunity to reiterate the "injustice" of the Italian judgment, like Marie, from France takes issue with those who "do not believe in your innocence." And if one of the articles signed by Amanda is titled "Farewell to innocence" ("goodbye to innocence"), it is only one combination, due to the review of the work "Dogfight."


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October 28, 2014 (cont.)

Amanda Knox and the FOA… or FBI?
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November 1, 2014

Meredith Kercher Remembered: Her Shining Light
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November 1, 2014 (cont.)

r-(( Remembering Meredith Kercher r-(( :

Seven Years Ago The Murder Of Meredith Kercher
By Elio Clero Bertoldi

Translation: Miriam, Catnip
Original post: http://www.perugiamurderfile.org/viewtopic.php?p=177652#p177652 ; viewtopic.php?p=123899#p123899

Meredith Susanna Cara Kercher was a splendid green-eyed girl. She would have celebrated her twentieth birthday in Dec. of that year, 2007. At the beginning of Sept. she arrived in Perugia from London to improve her knowledge of the Italian language. A student at Leeds University, she had composed a well-received essay on Dante Alighieri, and the choice to come to Italy was consequential.

Never could she have imagined that she was living the last days of her life, and that in her bedroom in Via della Pergola, which she had rented and from where she admired a panorama that, in letters to her family, she herself described as breath-taking, she would have been horribly murdered. Seven years have passed from that chilling Nov. 1st. She rests in a grave in the cemetery of Croydon, on the outskirts of London. The “presumed” (they remain that way until the Cassazione sentence) responsible for her death - the American Amanda Knox and her co-defendant Raffaele Sollecito, three years older - were found guilty (spent more than four years in prison), then acquitted and found guilty again (Florence).

Now they await the last hearing in front of the judges of the Supreme Court. Rudy Guede, from the Ivory Coast, born in 1986, the only one found guilty and serving time, is waiting in the prison of Viterbo, for early release, which seems imminent.

Even the panorama in Via della Pergola has changed; a mud slide, a few meters from the house, blocked car traffic. Meredith (Mez for family and friends) the night before she died had been happy, very happy. With her English friends she had dressed up to celebrate Halloween and partied through the pubs and discos in downtown Perugia. She was dressed up as a vampire. On the left side of her mouth, she painted with a lipstick a trickle of blood; she seemed so content and untroubled that, as soon as she got home, nearly at dawn, before going to bed, tired as she was, she wanted to post on Facebook the night's photos to show her family and London friends. Mez woke up in early afternoon, a fast telephone exchange with her father (who was attending business at the bank in London), a fast encounter with Amanda and Raffaele (they were preparing a plate of spaghetti), and then she left to go to her seven British friends, waiting for her in Via Boncampi. A movie, talks and laughs, something to eat (even a sweet threat) and than back home, with a friend. The last one to see her alive, a little after eight (sic). Death, whoever killed her, found her between 9 and 11 pm.

Her body, nude and covered by a duvet, was found a few minutes after 2 pm (sic) on the second of Nov by the police and friends (among them even Amanda and Raffaele), in the room locked (key never found) and blood stained even on the walls and furniture. Time devours everything, but the image of that poor, unfortunate student, remains forever indelible in our hearts.


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November 2, 2014

Perugia, seven years ago, the tragedy of Meredith Kercher. London friends remember her

Today, friends of British student will remember her in London together with relatives. It will be a visit to the cemetery of Croydon on the outskirts of London, where Mez rests in a grave purchased immediately after the tragedy of Perugia. Meanwhile, at this time Facebook friends have posted photos of Meredith... Even in Perugia the student from Leeds remains alive in the memories of many.


UMBRIA DOMANI

November 2, 2014 (cont.)

Rudy Guede, the surveillance court rejects sentence reduction (discount)

We were hoping for a strong reduction of sentence for Rudy Guede, said his lawyers. Hope shattered by the decision of the Probate Court of Rome, which rejected the appeal of the Ivorian imprisoned in Viterbo, where he is serving 16 years for conspiracy to commit murder and sexual assault against Meredith Kercher.

His lawyers pointed to a possibility of a strong reduction [of sentence] and recognition of alternatives to an incarceration. It was hoped that provisions of the Decree-Law "empty jails" would allow [a reduction in sentence]. None of this, so nothing special for [no anticipation of] Rudy's early release.


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November 2, 2014 (cont.)

Meredith Kercher's long wait for Italian justice:

Amanda Knox Trials / Meredith Kercher Case
Update: Nov. 2, 2014
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November 4, 2014

Amanda Knox has found work as a reporter for a weekly newspaper in Seattle
By Ryan Gorman

Amanda Knox has surfaced as a reporter for a weekly newspaper in Seattle.

Westside Weekly publisher Ken Robinson confirmed to AOL News that Knox has been a freelance arts reporter at the publication since this summer.


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November 4, 2014 (cont.)

Amanda Knox Flies Under the Radar as Seattle Freelancer
By Richard Horgan

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November 4, 2014 (cont.)

Amanda Knox, Cub Reporter: The Convicted Murderer Is Now Writing Theater Reviews for a Small Seattle Paper
By Justin Miller

Knox has been working as a freelance reporter for the small West Seattle Herald for a few months, according to Web Editor Patrick Robinson. The Herald asked her to be a freelance reporter, but not because of her notorious status.

We approached her originally to give her the opportunity of a normal life,” Robinson told The Daily Beast. “We simply asked her as we would ask anyone of that age and stage, if they would be interested in writing for us as a qualified writer of that scale and this level of journalism.”
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[Patrick] Robinson said all meetings with Knox are conducted privately.


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November 5, 2014

Amanda Knox quietly writing for West Seattle newspaper
By Josh Kerns

Publisher Ken Robinson tells MyNorthwest.com Knox reached out to him over the summer, offering to cover local theater.

"We said yes and she sent something in and it was good. And she asked if we wanted more and we said yes, and she started sending us play reviews and book reviews."

[Ken] Robinson says he has yet to meet Knox in person. All contacts are through email. But he says the arrangement is working out well and he hopes to give her more freelance assignments going forward.


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November 5, 2014 (cont.)

Amanda Knox Is Working as an Arts Reporter for a Seattle Newspaper
By Tara Fowler

From convicted murderer to … arts reporter?

Amanda Knox, the American convicted twice of the murder of British student Meredith Kercher by an Italian court, is working as a freelance reporter for the West Seattle Herald, the paper confirms.

"She's a good writer and always meets her deadlines," Tim Robinson, the paper's associate publisher, told the Seattle Met.


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November 5, 2014 (cont.)

Fury over convicted murderer Amanda Knox's new career

Amanda, who was found guilty on two occasions for murdering British student Meredith Kercher in Italy, is working on a freelance basis for the West Seattle Herald.
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But the news has been slammed by internet forums and on social media, with one user writing: "I feel sorry for Meredith. She will not get a chance at a normal life."


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November 6, 2014

Amanda Knox Is One of Us Now
By Dave Schwartz

Amanda Knox is one of us now, as it has been announced that she has become a freelance reporter for a local newspaper. Knox joins the rest of us as an average, working-class person.
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Welcome to Amanda Knox as she joins the “rank and file,” and the world of freelance journalism.


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November 6, 2014 (cont.)

Patterns in the subconscious language of deception and Amanda Knox
By Liz Houle

EXAMINER

November 8, 2014

Amanda Knox gets a job, but will it last?
By Chelsea Hoffman

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An English translation of the Nencini sentencing report:

November 21, 2014

Finally, is this the truth about Amanda Knox?
By Selene Nelson

Judge Alessandro Nencini upheld Knox’s guilty conviction this year, and his 350-page official report analyses the evidence, court testimony and legal arguments that led to his verdict. An English translation of the report was published last month, so what does it tell us? Despite the claims of “no evidence”, a cursory glance through the Nencini report informs us this is not the case.


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November 23, 2014

Amanda Knox exposed in recently translated conviction report
By Chelsea Hoffman

A 350+ page report on her conviction has finally been released and translated from Italian to English, and the contents of the report are damning to say the least. This Friday report on Digital Journal by Selene Nelson shares the details. The news of the release of this translated report is also traveling fast, with more than one media source picking up the story and sharing it. That's because of the serious nature of this lengthy report, which covers in very intricate detail the case against Knox and her co-defendants Raffaele Sollecito and Rudy Guede.


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An English translation of the Nencini sentencing report (cont'd):

November 24, 2014

Amanda Knox: Judge's Report
By Peter Hyatt

This is from the Digital Journal. One may wonder how much information the United States public was fed by the public relations team hired by the Knox family, versus the ability to read about the crime itself. Statement Analysis showed guilty knowledge of the crime, as well as the need to deceive.


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November 26, 2014

Amanda Knox trial: Translated judicial report points to what really happened?
By Shiena Bernardino

Amanda Knox's trial is far from over. This time, Knox will have to prove her innocence to her American countrymen after the more than 350-page conviction report from Italian Judge Alessandro Nencini was translated to English and leaked online, which could finally reveal the real story behind Meredith Kercher's murder back in Nov. 1, 2007. [...] In the leaked report, it allegedly stated that Knox's disturbing pattern of lies were glaring, and that there are a lot of evidences that pinned her and her co-accused Raffaele Sollecito and Rudy Guede in the crime.


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November 29, 2014

Presenting the PMF/TJMK Master Evidence List

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December 3, 2014

The PMF/TJMK evidence list has now been posted to the Wiki:

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December 3, 2014 (cont.)

Rudy Guede back to the Supreme Court: Conviction for theft blocks receiving permits
By Enzo Beretta

Translation: Google + Guermantes

There is a process that could complicate the future of Rudy Guede. In addition to the one for which he was sentenced definitively to 16 years for the murder of British student Meredith Kercher, on Friday, the Supreme Court will decide whether or not to confirm the sentence of one year and five months' imprisonment for theft that took place in autumn 2007. The judgment of a single judge, of February 2013, was confirmed on appeal 14 months later. If the [Supreme Court] judges of Piazza Cavour believed Guede was still guilty, this decision could weigh a ton on permits (which he has not yet received). According to the version of the defense lawyers Valter Biscotti and Nicodemo Gentile the Ivorian "went to seek shelter in a kindergarten [in Milan]."

The owner of the 'kindergarten' had been called to testify in the Amanda Knox and Raffaele Sollecito trial in Perugia by the defenses of the co-defendants to prove that Rudy was a thief. "That morning - had explained in court the owner of the 'kindergarten' - I went to kindergarten because I had an appointment with a locksmith. I was with my son who was six years old. When I entered I saw a stranger coming out of my office. I was scared. Turned out to be Mr. Guede. He was very quiet; he told me that he was from Perugia and had arrived the night before by train. Not knowing where to go to sleep, he entered the kindergarten. He opened my closet probably looking for money. I called the police that had found in his backpack a knife. That was our cook's knife." "Rudy was found by police in possession of a stolen computer and a cell phone from a law firm in Perugia, as well as a gold watch."

In a missive addressed to the court in Milan, Guede wrote: "A few days later I returned to Perugia and tried to trace the lawyer in order to explain in person the reason why I was in possession of his computer and cell phone, clarifying to him how it had happened. Today I understand that naivety is not enough to justify my actions. Today, certainly, I would decline offers of a makeshift sleeping arrangement (in a kindergarten) just as I would not purchase recklessly used goods without concrete guarantees about their origin. "

Guede's lawyers have asked the Supreme Court to annul the judgment of the third section of the Appeal Court of Milan.


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December 3, 2014 (cont.)

Giuliano Mignini has been cleared of all charges:

Amanda Knox Trials / Meredith Kercher Case
Update: Dec.3, 2014
By Andrea Vogt

...the now infamous and often-cited abuse of office investigation against Perugia prosecutor Giuliano Mignini, which once made such big headlines in the U.S. and UK media, has officially resulted in no charges, and the investigation has been closed.


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December 4, 2014

Amanda Knox prosecutor, Giuliano Mignini, cleared of all charges
By Liz Houle

It is being reported that the oft maligned Italian prosecutor in the Meredith Kercher murder case, Giuliano Mignini, has been cleared of all charges of alleged misconduct.

"The court’s ruling finally settles the long debated question of Mignini’s record: He has no abuse of office conviction, and there is no longer any active investigation into such allegations."


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December 9, 2014

Rudy Guede: final sentence for theft
Supreme Court rejects appeal

The sentence of one year and four months in prison for receiving stolen goods becomes definitive for Rudy Guede, who is serving 16 years in prison for the murder of Meredith Kercher. The Supreme Court has in fact rejected the appeal of his lawyers, upholding the judgment of the Court of Appeal of Milan. The sentence refers to possession of a laptop and a cell phone, stolen in a lawyer's office in Perugia. Guede was surprised in Milan [with stolen goods] a few days before the murder of Meredith Kercher.


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December 9, 2014 (cont.)

Organization Seeks To Exonerate 'Foxy Knoxy';
Supporters Write Petition To Investigate Trial Violations

By Chill Harrison

According to Nigel Scott of Ground Report, the petition was initiated by the members of the organization, Injustice in Perugia.

Karen Pruett, a group organizer based in Seattle, told the website that the evidence has always pointed to Rudy Guede as the sole killer of Meredith Kercher.
...
The letter addressed to the Ministero della Giustizia in connection with the Amanda Knox murder case reads: "Please investigate the activities of local law enforcement authorities and consular staff in the aftermath of the death of Meredith Kercher in Perugia, Italy on November 1, 2007. There were multiple violations of national and international laws."


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December 12, 2014

Team Amanda Knox Twitter Farts
By Liz Houle

As Amanda Knox and Raffaele Sollecito exhaust their final appeal and await the verdict from the Italian Supreme Court on March 25,2015, their followers actively tweet on their behalf. It is believed that some if not all are paid to tweet support for the two convicted killers.


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December 15, 2014

Nina Darnton On 'The Perfect Mother' & Amanda Knox (VIDEO)

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See also: November 26, 2014

Amanda Knox: A Mothers Obsession
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TJMK series (cont'd): The Knox Interrogation Hoax

October 17, 2014

The Knox Interrogation Hoax #15 (16):
The Second Major Pre-Trial Hurdle Which Amanda Knox Failed

TJMK, Part 16

November 18, 2014

The Knox Interrogation Hoax #16 (17):
The Third Major Pre-Trial Hurdle Which Amanda Knox Failed

TJMK, Part 17

December 16, 2014

The Knox Interrogation Hoax #17 (18):
Sollecito April 2008 Before Supreme Court Again Coldshouldered Knox

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December 19, 2014

Amanda Knox ex-beau distances himself from her as he returns to court next month
By Liz Houle

January 22, 2015 Amanda Knox's former paramour, Raffaele Sollecito, will be going back to court to face defamation charges because of what he wrote in his book Honor Bound. It's being reported that Sollecito and his ghost-writer, Andrew Gumbel will have " ... to answer for the crimes of aggravated defamation and contempt for having seriously offended the work of the judiciary, Dr. Mignini and the State Police." This trial is separate from the Supreme Court's final ruling regarding the murder of Meredith Kercher in March 2015.


EXAMINER

December 31, 2014

Amanda Knox Update: Will Convicted Killer Be Exonerated?
By Chelsea Hoffman

The division over this case is amplified by the lack of non-biased media coverage. Many Americans believe that there is absolutely no evidence against the convicted murderess, but that sentiment isn’t matched across the pond, where media coverage has acknowledged some of the numerous points of evidence that attributed to Knox’s convictions. HuffPost blogger Selene Nelson reported in September that the difference in media coverage is due to the PR firm hired by Amanda’s family to help mend her public image.


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5-Part TJMK Series: The Sollecito Trial For “Honor Bound” (A must-read)

January 15, 2015

The Sollecito Trial For “Honor Bound” #1:
History Of How This Ill-Fated Saga Began

TJMK, Part 1

January 16, 2015

The Sollecito Trial For “Honor Bound” #2:
False Accusations From The First Few Pages

TJMK, Part 2

January 18, 2015

The Sollecito Trial For “Honor Bound” #3:
Targeted Claims On Which Sollecito & Gumbel May Fold

TJMK, Part 3

January 21, 2015

The Sollecito Trial For “Honor Bound” #4:
The Angles Most Hurtful Before The Supreme Court

TJMK, Part 4

January 22, 2015

The Sollecito Trial For “Honor Bound” #5:
Gumbel Really A Cowardly Defamatory Shill?

TJMK, Part 5
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January 22, 2015 (cont.)

Preliminary hearing: Sollecito & Gumbel face charges of defamation

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January 22, 2015 (cont.)

Sollecito accused of slander [calunnia] by prosecutor Mignini for "Honor Bound"
Under the lens a few sentences written about the magistrate in a volume

Translation: Google +Guermantes

Prosecutor Giuliano Mignini did not like those passages that speak of him in Raffaele Sollecito's book. And so the young man from Bari who has a Supreme Court ruling pending, which will arrive on March 25, for the murder of British student Meredith Kercher, may have to appear in court again, this time on charges of slander [calunnia].

The book entitled "Honor Bound" published in America by the student from Puglia has been the focus of the hearing before the judge for preliminary investigations of Perugia [sic] who has requested a translation. The next hearing has been scheduled for March 5.


TUTTOGGI

January 22, 2015 (cont.)

Raffaele Sollecito is likely to go back to trial: accused of slander

Translation: Google, Piktor, Catnip

While he enjoys what could be his last days of freedom, it seems that the young man from Puglia has been forced to re-enter a courtroom.
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Raffaele’s book, it seems, is not doing too badly in the US, where Amanda’s book has become „un vero e proprio best seller (“a real and true best-seller”).


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January 26, 2015

Is Amanda Knox a Psychopath? What the Hare Psychopathy Checklist Reveals
By Liz Houle

EXAMINER

January 30, 2015

Amanda Knox and Raffaele Sollecito found guilty: one year on
By Olivia Goldhill

A year ago today, an Italian court upheld the original guilty verdict. But, unlike after the original conviction, the pair were not incarcerated. Nor did this bring the case to a close. All quite confusing, yes.

So what has happened since Knox and Sollecito were found guilty once again?


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February 2, 2015

Why I Cannot Believe Amanda Knox

THE ALTERNATIVE CONSERVATIVE

February 4, 2015

Professor: Amanda Knox trial shows problems with comparing legal systems
By Mike Krings

John W. Head, Robert W. Wagstaff Distinguished Professor of Law at KU, has authored a journal article examining the Knox trial and the consternation it caused, both in America and Italy ...


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Prof. John W. Head's paper on the Amanda Knox trial:

"Criminal Procedure in Transition: Observations on Legal Transplantation and Italy’s Handling of the Amanda Knox Trial". published in Festschrift in Honor of Professor Doctor Feridun Yenisey (Beta Publishers, Istanbul, 2014, Ayse Nohuoglu, editor):

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Raffaele Sollecito Interview on Porta a Porta:

February 5, 2015

Meredith, Raffaele Sollecito: "In the investigation a lot of mistakes"

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Rome - "If you look at the facts and evidence in a critical manner, it's easy to understand that lots of mistakes have been made. There are things that the investigators have never wanted to investigate."
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He, however, interviewed on Porta a Porta, reiterates that he has nothing to do with the murder.. "I still cannot shake off this sword of Damocles, for me it's amazing all this - he says - I cannot believe that I might have to go to jail, I have not done anything." For Sollecito, the thesis that emerged from the judgment of Florence is "an invention" because "the judges continue to give me the responsibility with regard to the behavior of Amanda, but I cannot answer for this." Raffaele, however, continues to believe in the innocence of his former girlfriend.


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February 5, 2015 (cont.)

Raffaele Sollecito: "Why I'm innocent" (PHOTO GALLERY)

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February 5, 2015 (cont.)

Meredith, Sollecito: "I have been under pressure
from investigators, they threatened me"


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Back to talk about his court case Raffaele Sollecito.
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"I was pressured by investigators. They threatened me, telling me that I would never be released from prison and that I had gotten myself into deep trouble, I was subjected to 15 hours of interrogation."
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In addition to continuing to proclaim himself innocent, Raffaele, who now says he has found a job as a project engineer, continues to believe in the innocence of Amanda. "I do not think Amanda killed Meredith," because, he adds, "I would have noticed something." In any case, Sollecito reiterates, "I cannot answer for what she is accused of."


IL MESSAGGERO

February 5, 2015 (cont.)

Sollecito's revelation: "I have been pressured by investigators"

For his own benefit, he explains: "I'm not a guy who likes alcohol, but in those years I occasionally smoked a joint with friends. That evening I had smoked, but just a bit, because I had a very small amount in my drawer. I wasn't however revved up."


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February 5, 2015 (cont.)

Photo Gallery (30 photos by Mauro Fagiani):

Raffaele Sollecito on Porta a Porta: "Amanda and I are innocent"

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February 5, 2015 (cont.)

Full Feb 5 episode of Porta a Porta (VIDEO, with Italian subtitles):

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February 5-6, 2015 (cont.)

Yummi's Comments on Sollecito's Porta a Porta Interview:

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February 6, 2015

Raffaele’s Truth
Sollecito guest of “Porta a Porta” told his side of the story about the murder of Meredith Kercher

By Gianluca Battista

Translation: Jools
Original post: http://www.perugiamurderfile.org/viewto ... 56#p180981

"Yes, I have thought I could be going to prison, for me this is astonishing. I done nothing, I have nothing to do with it and there is nothing that places me on the crime scene in a factual manner." Words pronounced by Raffaele Sollecito during the Rai 1 program "Porta a Porta", hosted by Bruno Vespa. The computer engineer from Giovinazzo is accused of the murder of British student Meredith Kercher, which occurred in Perugia the night between 1 and 2 November 2007.
...
"I cannot answer for Amanda," Sollecito reminded Vespa and then retraced the events of that night: "From around the hours of 20:30/21:00 I was home - said the accused - and I did not go out to Via della Pergola with Amanda when she went back. I stayed behind sleeping. At that time of my life I was smoking a joint every now and then, especially if I was in company - he admitted - and that night I smoked a very small amount present in my drawer. In fact, the investigators did not find anything because it was a little amount totally smoked."
...
The morning the body of the poor British girl was found, Sollecito recounts, "Amanda told me that she saw the shattered window [panes] and the door to her house wide open and that she thought her roommates had gone to take out the garbage. There were a few drops of blood when I arrived. Meredith's door was key-locked and I told Amanda to call her roommates and Meredith." In any case, following a question by Vespa he specified, "I don’t think Amanda killed her. It doesn’t seem possible. I would have noticed something. This argument seems to me unlikely. But she must respond herself to these allegations, not me."


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February 6, 2015 (cont.)

Sollecito on TV dumps Amanda

Translation: Piktor
Original post: http://www.perugiamurderfile.org/viewtopic.php?p=180990#p180990

…he’s distinguishing his position emphatically from that of Amanda’s. "I smoked and could have got the times mixed up", he tells Vespa. "Could Amanda have gone out?", asks the interviewer in reference to the night of the murder. And Raffaele doesn’t know how to answer. And he repeats that these doubts will be answered by asking for the truth from the American. "I’ve got nothing to do with it, we’re still talking about Amanda, I wouldn’t know." Because what at the beginning was an alibi has turned into a trap for the young Apulian who risks 25 years in prison.


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February 11, 2015

Amanda Knox is engaged to be married, but her future is still stuck in the past
By Jonathan Martin

Amanda Knox got engaged last week. [...] The future Mr. Knox is Colin Sutherland, also 27, a musician who recently moved to Seattle from New York. They’ve known each other since middle school. [...] Her husband-to-be wrote her while she was in prison, and now he has signed up to be stalked by paparazzi, British tabloids and Internet trolls. It must be love.


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February 12, 2015

Amanda Knox Found Someone to Marry
By Barbie Latza Nadeau

It might seem perilous to marry a woman who has been convicted of murder, but Colin Sutherland, a 27-year-old musician, is willing to take that risk. According to The Seattle Times Editor Jonathan Martin, Sutherland and Amanda Marie Knox will be tying the knot in the near future. The engagement announcement apparently couldn’t wait until Valentine’s Day.
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Knox’s nuptials come at a curious time considering Italy’s high court will rule definitively on their latest conviction on March 25. [...] Because Knox’s husband-to-be is American, she will not be winning any favors for her extradition case by being married. Italy and the U.S. have a valid and tested extradition treaty, in which marital status has no role. If she were to be pregnant, however, that could make a difference though no baby is known to be on the way.


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February 12, 2015 (cont.)

Who is Amanda Knox’s rock ’n’ roll fiance?
By Hardeep Phull

Sutherland is the bassist and singer in the Johnny Pumps, a New York-based, Strokes-influenced indie-rock band. They refer to themselves as “slag rock,” and they self-released their album, “That Escalated Quickly,” online in 2013, then played a string of small shows in Brooklyn and Manhattan. But according to their tour history, the group have never played outside their hometown.
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Sutherland also plays in a project called the Haunted Life, who, in 2013, announced plans to make a TV show about playing in haunted venues across the country.


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February 12, 2015
(cont.)

Meet Amanda Knox's Rocker Fiance Colin Sutherland
By Megan Keneally

Amanda Knox got an early Valentine's Day present this year, as her father confirmed to ABC News she is engaged to be married.
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They were engaged Feb.3, her father said. Knox lives in Seattle and it is unclear whether Sutherland has moved back to the state.


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February 12, 2015 (cont.)

Amanda Knox’s Fiancé Is a Rock and Roll Ghost Hunter
Also, his name is ‘Thunderstrike.’
By Brandy Zadrozny and Barbie Latza Nadeau

It takes a certain kind of person to marry a woman who has been twice-convicted of murder in a foreign country, and Colin “Thunderstrike” Sutherland seems just that special man.
...
Sutherland graduated from Sarah Lawrence in 2009 where he studied French and was active in the theater program, according to his bios in a number of playbills. As an actor, he studied movement and voice at the Ecole International de Theatre Jacques Lecoq in Paris.


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February 12, 2015 (cont.)

Amanda Knox didn't tell former love and co-accused Raffaele Sollecito that she was getting engaged to musician boyfriend
By Hannah Roberts

Amanda Knox did not tell her former lover and co-accused Raffaele Sollecito she had become engaged, his father has revealed.
In an exclusive interview with MailOnline, Sollecito's father revealed Knox had not told his son she was set to tie the knot.
...
Her ex-boyfriend's father, Francesco Sollecito said: ‘Neither of us knew about it. But then Raffaele has not spoken to her lately. He is not in regular contact with her.
‘But if it is true, then he is happy for her, it’s evident that she has found the right person. We are very happy for her.’
Doctor Sollecito said his son is currently in a relationship with Italian girlfriend air-hostess Greta Menegaldo. However, they only see each other ‘from time to time’ as his son is very busy working with his lawyers and preparing for his final appeal next month. Now that he has passed his degree, he has also been working as a computer engineer, Dr Sollecito said.


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February 12, 2015 (cont.)

Grief of tragic Meredith’s father as murderer Knox announces her engagement
By Eleanore Robinson

The father of the murdered British student Meredith Kercher last night reacted with shock after it emerged her killer Amanda Knox is to marry.
...
Reacting to the news of the engagement John Kercher, 72, said: “I don’t feel anything but I do think it is strange that she is allowed to walk around free."
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“She has been convicted of a crime – how is she still on the loose? “If this had happened in America she would still be incarcerated before the Supreme Court made its final decision.”


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February 13, 2015

Another Blow: Newly Engaged Amanda Knox ‘Must’ Register As Sex Offender In Washington After Italian Assault Conviction
By Melissa Cronin

According to the U.S. Department of Justice, Knox’s ongoing legal issues could require her to register as a sex offender! [...] In addition to her murder charge, however, Knox was also found guilty of sexual assault on Kercher, in connection with a rape that allegedly occurred in the moments before the girl’s death.[...]If she is found guilty of sexual assault in Italy, the law states she “must” register as a sex offender in Washington state.

While the Department of Justice declined to comment on Knox specifically, a rep confirmed that National Guidelines for Sex Offender Registry and Notification “provide the answer” to her plight.

Those guidelines state that “registration must be required” if an individual is convicted of a sex offense “under the laws of any foreign country that are deemed to have been obtained with sufficient safeguards for fundamental fairness and due process …”


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February 14, 2015

Amanda Knox A Sex Offender? Convicted Killer Must Register

...officials in the state of Washington aren’t being as forthcoming with information regarding Knox’s need to register as a sex offender. The Washington State Department of Corrections indicated that it would be something that needs to be decided by the U.S. Department of Justice.
...
This could also mean that the feds are possibly waiting for the March hearing in Italy, which will determine whether or not the conviction sticks. If they uphold the conviction, then Amanda will have three days, by law, to register as a sex offender. She will also become the possible target of an extradition request, which could end in her going back to prison.


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February 13, 2015 (cont.)

Newly Released Embassy Cables Shed Light on State Dept Handling of Amanda Knox Case
By Andrea Vogt

Newly released state department documents show the U.S. Embassy in Rome declared the Amanda Knox matter “Case Closed” in a cable to Washington just days after the American’s clamorous 2011 acquittal. The memo reveals wishful thinking on the part of some U.S. diplomats, who were only too eager to see the thorny case come to a clean close.


View and read the 2-page FOIA response and 5 released cables (Oct 2011, June 2011, March 2011, November 2010, September 2010) at the link below:

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February 18, 2015

Amanda Knox Trials / Meredith Kercher Murder
Update: February 18, 2015
By Andrea Vogt

More Legal Trouble for Amanda Knox, as Florence Court Investigates Abuse Allegations

Regarding side shows, I note that there is a new development with a preliminary hearing court date now set for 9:30 a.m. March 20 to weigh whether there is enough evidence to request Amanda Knox stand for another trial, this time on continuous aggravated calumny charges, for her continued allegations of police abuse and coercion, both on the stand and outside of court, in her memoir and in public appearances.
...
...many reputations have been damaged in the long and painful course of this divisive and high profile case, and this may an effort by Perugia and Florence authorities to set the record straight about the serious allegations of having been mistreated in Italy, by asking all parties to bring evidence and sworn testimony to the table in order to establish a transparent legal record on the matter. The preliminary hearing is set to be heard before Magistrate Anna Liguori in Florence.


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February 17, 2015

Amanda Knox goes WITHOUT a ring on the first time she has been seen in public since her 'engagement' to rocker was revealed
By Snejana Farberov

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February 17-19, 2015

Kelsey Kaypernick Interview Regarding Raffaele Sollecito, Part 1
By Ergon

viewtopic.php?p=124990#p124990

Kelsey Kaypernick Interview Regarding Raffaele Sollecito, Part 2
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viewtopic.php?p=125025#p125025

February 20, 2015

“Liar, Fraud, Manipulator”: Revisiting Amanda Knox’s Co-Defendant Raffaele Sollecito
By Selene Nelson

Though the guilty convictions may come as a surprise to many in America – where the reporting has been one-sided at best – there are many who won’t be shocked. Kelsey Kay, the American woman Raffaele Sollecito intended to marry in 2013, is one of them. Speaking exclusively to a Meredith Kercher justice website yesterday, Kay affirmed her belief that both Sollecito and his co-defendant Knox are guilt...


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February 19, 2015 (cont.)

Meredith and "backdrop" [i.e., what has gone on behind the scenes].
Amanda, here are the U.S. Embassy’s cables
By Giuseppe Castellini

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Read more: viewtopic.php?p=125028#p125028

Ambiguous report after an acquittal: "For us, the case is closed." As if Thorne [the U.S. Ambassador to Italy – ed.] did not know that in Italy there is a third instance [decision]. An American freelance journalist, Andrea Vogt, requested and obtained, from the Secretary of State [or rather, State Dept.], cables sent by the U.S. Embassy in regards to Amanda Knox, but [they] are full of omissions. Passport tangle and two consular officers.


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February 23, 2015

New Poster and Stills for the Amanda Knox-Inspired Mystery ‘The Face of an Angel’
By Rachel Lutack

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March 5, 2015

A new trailer for Michael Winterbottom's film The Face of an Angel has been released.
In cinemas March 27.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PnjYgPw_zkA

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Sollecito & Gumbel trial for "Honor Bound": second preliminary hearing

March 5, 2015 (cont.)

Meredith murder, prosecutor asked to bring to trial Sollecito for defamation

Translation: Google + Guermantes
Read more: viewtopic.php?p=125125#p125125

The preliminary hearing judge of Florence today appointed two experts in charge of translating the 17 pages of the book Honor Bound (Legati dall'onore), published in the US, where Raffaele Sollecito reconstructs his legal case related to the murder of Meredith Kercher, and for which he is being sued by the Perugian magistrate Giuliano Mignini, who was in charge of the investigation.


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March 5, 2015 (cont.)

Sollecito accused of defamation, the hearing

Translation: Google + Guermantes
Read more: viewtopic.php?p=125132#p125132

With the preliminary hearing judge Dolores Limongi who saw fit to appoint more consultants to dig deeper into the contents of the book. One will be Barbara Ciofi (Italian), the other one - Jaine Galder (English). Who will have to deliver the transcript (work on which is set to begin around March 10) on 30 April. Even the civil party has reserved the right to appoint its own expert, as well as the defense of Raffaele Sollecito, represented by Alfredo Brizioli. Who will focus on strong advice of Dr. Giovanni Agnoloni. Next round set for 14 May.


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Sollecito's expert-translator Dr.Giovanni Agnoloni (Florence): http://it.linkedin.com/pub/giovanni-agn ... 790/a48/en
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March 12, 2015

The March 12 Porta a Porta episode:
Discussion of Raffaele Sollecito's DNA

Host: Bruno Vespa
Guests:
Peter Gill, DNA Expert
Simonetta Matone, Judge
Maurizio Capra, Biologist & Forensic Geneticist
Vittorio Feltri, Journalist
Salvo Sottile, Journalist, TV Host & Writer
Francesco Sollecito, Physician & Father of Raffaele

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Porta a Porta Peter Gill_01 (Video, with English subtitles, by Eric Paroissien)

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Italian members' comments on the episode:

Popper: http://www.perugiamurderfile.org/viewtopic.php?p=183226#p183226
Yummi: http://www.perugiamurderfile.org/viewtopic.php?p=183290#p183290
Popper: http://www.perugiamurderfile.org/viewtopic.php?p=183317#p183317
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March 15, 2015

Raffaele Sollecito Sky TG24 Interview:
The Meredith case, Sollecito: "In the investigation [too many] blunders" (VIDEO)
Journalist: Roberto Tallei

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Original post: viewtopic.php?p=125165#p125165

The young Apulian speaks to Sky TG24, waiting for the verdict of the Supreme Court, which must rule on the appeal ruling that sentenced him, along with Amanda Knox, for the murder of British student.

"It's not that the judges are bad, but they are people who make mistakes, disarming in their coarseness." [...]

The supreme court could void the sentence again (as was done for the acquittals of second degree celebrated in Perugia) or confirm it, thus making final the conviction of Amanda and Raffaele. Sollecito, in the interview with Sky TG24, also speaks of the uncertainty he had at first about whether or not Amanda had moved away from his house the night of the murder and says: "Today, my memories are these, I don't remember whether she was absent from home."


SKY TG24

RS_15-03-2015 (Video, with English subtitles, by Eric Poroissien)

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March 16, 2015

Summary of Sollecito’s supplementary appeal, filed March 6, 2015:

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Knox Appeal Summary, June 6, 2014:

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March 19, 2015

Will Amanda Knox Be Dragged Back to Italy in Murder Case?
By Nina Burleigh

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A State Department source tells Newsweek that diplomats in both Italy and the U.S. expect an extradition request to be denied: “I don’t think either Italy or the U.S. wants a major burr under our saddle in terms of relationships between our countries, and this would be that, if the Italians pushed it.” If they do, the source adds, there “is not any way” the U.S. will arrest Knox, nor will it have her declared a fugitive.
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The American diplomat predicts the Italian court won’t ask to extradite.


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March 19, 2015 (cont.)

The Endless Trials of Amanda Knox: a Key Decision Approaches March 25
By Barbie Latza Nadeau

If the convictions are upheld ... the case will then go to Italy’s justice ministry, which will be informed that an American citizen owes Italy a prison sentence. The prosecutor who won the appellate conviction would then have to petition the justice ministry to ask for Knox to be extradited.

Then, if there is a final conviction, the Italian minister of justice, currently a man named Andrea Orlando, will have to determine the timing of an extradition request. He could also advise Interpol to issue an international arrest warrant, which would be a backup to the extradition...


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March 19, 2015 (cont.)

A (female) juror (popular judge) of the appeals process against Amanda and Raffaele: "Few clues for a conviction"

Translation: Google + Guermantes
Original post: viewtopic.php?p=125179#p125179

On the eve of the judgment of the Supreme Court on the murder of Meredith Kercher ... a sworn popular judge of the appeal process that sentenced Amanda Knox and Raffaele Sollecito to 28 and 25 years imprisonment is speaking out for the first time.

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In an interview with the weekly OGGI, Genny Ballerini said: "I had many doubts about the guilt of the two young people. I wasn't an 'innocentista', but I thought and I said to the others: 'Not enough clues to inflict all these years in prison.' What is the evidence to send them to prison? Maybe I was naive, but before pronouncing a weighty sentence I wanted to see clearly. There was too little, in my opinion, to justify such a heavy sentence: questionable proofs, strange witnesses, uncertain evidence."


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March 19, 2015 (cont.)

Juror who served on Amanda Knox jury reveals her 'grave doubts' over 'unfair' trial that led to guilty verdict
By Hannah Roberts

Miss Ballerini, 48, suggested that the pair did not get a fair trial because there was 'an atmosphere of guilt' in the deliberation room before it even began.
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But she insisted that the two professional judges on the panel had not tried to sway the jury.


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March 20, 2015

Rogue Juror Genny Ballerini: A Sign Oggi Sees Its Conviction For Parroting Knox As Inevitable?
By Peter Quennell

A rogue juror has mischaracterized the outcome of the Nencini appeal in Oggi.
...
Essentially Genny Ballerini is complaining that it was an unfair “trial” and she didn't see a case being made or a motive explained.
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Genny Ballerini seems to be being used to muddy the waters to the hoped-for advantage of some in the smaller faction.


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March 23, 2015

Rogue Juror Genny Ballerini, Translated: She Misled, Oggi Misled More, UK Media Misled Even More
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Translation of Genny Ballerini's Oggi Interview: Miriam
Screenshots of the Oggi article: http://truejustice.org/ee/documents/per ... lerini.pdf

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March 19, 2015 (cont.)

Raffaele Sollecito will be back in the courtroom: "To finally be heard"

"He [Raffaele] will be in the courtroom with me and all our family; and together we will await the decision of the judges,"said his father Francesco. "We hope - explained again Francesco Sollecito - to finally be heard."


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March 19, 2015 (cont.)

Meredith Kercher murder: March 25, the Supreme Court, Sollecito will be in the courtroom

Translation: Google + Guermantes
Original post: viewtopic.php?p=125193#p125193

"Raffaele will be with me and his family," said the father, Francesco Sollecito. "The hope - he added - is to be able to assert our reasons [for appeal]."
...
His defenders, lawyers Giulia Bongiorno and Luca Maori, are working on the final details of the defense strategy, based on 637 pages of the appeal and additional reasons [for appeal]. "We hope that the judges carefully read all the documents", limited himself to saying the lawyer Maori.


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March 20, 2015 (cont.)

Perugia, check the evidence that exonerates Sollecito
By Chiara Sarra

Wednesday new hearing at the Supreme Court, but the lawyers want to show that at the time of the crime the young man was in front of his PC

Translation: Google + Guermantes
Original post: viewtopic.php?p=125201#p125201

Contrary to the usual practice, in fact, the defense of the Apulian would like to present to the judges a new test that would prove conclusively his innocence. This would be an expertise (report) on his PC which would demonstrate that at the time of the crime on his laptop was started the Japanese anime "Naruto".


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March 20, 2015 (cont.)

Raffaele Sollecito Interview on Quarto Grado, episode of March 20, 2015 (VIDEO)

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Original post: viewtopic.php?p=125219#p125219

Five days before the judgment of the Supreme Court - which must rule on the appeal process which convicted Raffaele Sollecito and Amanda Knox for the murder of Meredith Kercher - the engineer from Puglia speaks to "Fourth Degree", interviewed by Remo Croci:

    "I have been living in this situation for eight years. Not to attend the hearing would be like hiding in a corner in case of tsunami: you take it head-on. So we might as well face it and see what will become of my life. I made my choices and I have nothing to reproach myself for. I'm just looking at what others decide. Because I, together with my family and lawyers, we put our heart(s) and soul(s) into it (meaning: his defense). And we expect only to be heard."


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March 20, 2015 (cont.)

How can a feature film about Amanda Knox ring more true than the news?
By Deborah Orr

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March 21, 2015

Amanda Knox ruling by Italy's highest court could lead to new legal battle
By Stephanie Kirchgaessner and Nicky Woolf

“If the Italian supreme court sustains the conviction, it will be nearly impossible for the US – despite the political uproar that will occur among those who believe she is innocent – not to extradite her to Italy,” says Steve Clemons, a senior fellow at the New America Foundation and foreign policy expert. “Emotions may run high, but in the end the relations between Italy and the US are deep, strategic, complex, and are designed to respect each other’s laws, even in controversial cases,” he added.

Under US law, if an extradition request is made, it would be scrutinised by the State Department and then the Justice Department, and would then have to be approved by a US court, where Knox could appeal the extradition. If the courts approve of the request, the final decision rests with the US secretary of state, John Kerry.
It is far from clear on what grounds the US government could ultimately challenge a legal request.


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March 21, 2015 (cont.)

Amanda, 'positive thoughts' for Raffaele

Despite the latest events that tore them apart, Amanda Knox sends "positive thoughts" to Raffaele Sollecito. She told her lawyers, Luciano Ghirga and Carlo Dalla Vedova, who spoke with her via Skype and discussed final details ahead of the hearing at the Supreme Court. In the last few days, Amanda appeared tense and worried: If the Supreme Court were in fact to uphold her conviction, an extradition process may be initiated.


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March 22, 2015

Interview with Raffaele Sollecito:
Sollecito and the nightmare of prison. "I'll be in the courtroom, I’m not running away"
By Erika Pontini

Translation: Google + Guermantes
Original post: viewtopic.php?p=125238#p125238

You have repeatedly said: 'Eight years of life destroyed' and now, in view of what could be the last judgment, if you look back, what do you see?

"Eight years, four of which in prison, in which I desperately tried to prove my absolute strangeness to the death of poor Meredith. During this time (outside of prison) I have tried in every possible way to move forward: I managed to graduate, to complete the course of study that allowed me to get a degree in computer engineering, I qualified as a professional and ... yes, I'm looking for work."


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March 22, 2015 (cont.)

Meredith Kercher family seeks extradition from US for Amanda Knox
By Tom Kington

"Amanda Knox must be extradited from the US if her conviction for murdering Meredith Kercher is upheld by Italy’s supreme court on Wednesday, Kercher’s family have urged.

“Meredith’s family hope that the sentence is upheld and the law is carried out to its fullest extent,” said Francesco Maresca, a lawyer representing the family. “If that means extradition for Knox, that’s what they want.”


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March 23, 2015

Extradition of Knox is ‘unthinkable'
By Kipp Robertson

Even if Italy's highest court upholds Amanda Knox's conviction, supporters of Knox would be surprised if the United States agreed to extradite her.
An unnamed source within the State Department said they will not agree to any extradition Italy may request.
"If they're saying they are not going to agree to extradition, that's excellent news," attorney and family friend Anne Bremner said. "Extradition, of course is something that is just unthinkable." "First of all, we have double jeopardy in this county," Bremner said. "We call this case triple jeopardy."


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March 23, 2015 (cont.)

Amanda Knox Faces Extradition Battle if Italy Upholds Murder Conviction
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March 23, 2015 (cont.)

Amanda Knox Trials / Meredith Kercher Case
Update: Mar. 23, 2015
All about Wednesday’s Court of Cassation Hearings + The New Trial Troubles Facing Amanda Knox
By Andrea Vogt

While he [Raffaele Sollecito] may attend the hearing for his defense arguments, it is not expected that he will remain for the decision.
...
In another legal blow for Knox, a Florence judge earlier this week ruled there was enough evidence to request Knox stand trial on separate charges of continuous aggravated calumny. Though unreported by mainstream media, these additional charges have been simmering quietly in preliminary hearings for months until Friday, when “rinvio a giudizio” was granted and the first trial hearing date was set for June 9 in Florence. [...] ...these latest charges stem from her continued allegations of police abuse and coercion, both on the stand and outside of court, in her memoir and in public appearances.


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March 23, 2015 (cont.)

Italy's highest court to rule on Knox murder case this week (VIDEO)
By Linda Byron

Seattle criminal defense attorney John Henry Browne said he does not believe Knox was treated fairly by the Italian justice system and he thinks there are good legal arguments to block her extradition if Italy asks the U.S. to send her back to serve the 28-year sentence imposed by the Florence appeals court.


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March 23, 2015 (cont.)

Amanda Knox's supporters expect her to be found guilty of murder for THIRD time this week as Italy's top court rules on death of Meredith Kercher
By Chris White

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March 24, 2015

Amanda Knox 'sends positive thoughts' to co-accused ahead of Supreme Court murder ruling
By Nick Squires

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March 24, 2015 (cont.)

Foxy Knoxy's ex love Raffaele Sollecito blows a hole in her alibi at time of Meredith Kercher's murder - on eve of final appeal
By Hannah Roberts

In an A-Z of reasons for distancing his position from hers, Sollecito's lawyers are attempting to demonstrate that the evidence used against Knox does not concern him.

In the 306-page paper, Sollecito claims that his computer records prove he was watching the Japanese Manga cartoon Naruto at the time of the alleged murder, but he is not sure whether Knox was at his house for the whole night as he had been smoking marijuana.

The document says: 'The defence intends to emphasise that Sollecito has always shown himself to be extraneous to the crime, and has always said that that night he did not move from his own home. However, he did not rule out that Knox could have gone out.'


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March 24, 2015 (cont.)

Family call for Amanda Knox extradition back to Italy
By Alex Diaz

The family of murdered student Meredith Kercher wants Amanda Knox to be extradited from the US if her conviction is upheld in Italy tomorrow, their lawyer has said.

Kercher family lawyer Francesco Maresca said the family would not be in Rome to hear the Supreme Court’s decision regarding the verdicts. However, he said they hope the Italian government will swiftly ask for extradition if Knox’s conviction is confirmed.

Maresca said: “The interest of the family is to arrive to the end of this trial. They want to be able to remember Meredith outside of the court room.”


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March 24, 2015 (cont.)

Eight years on, will Amanda Knox have to face Italian justice again?
By Michael Day

Markus Wieget, a Milan-based criminal lawyer specialising in extradition cases, said, that in theory, the 1984 US-Italian agreement should enable her extradition. “There have been cases where Italy has not asked for extradition – for example CIA operatives involved in extraordinary rendition cases from Italy, possibly on security or diplomatic grounds. But Knox would be an ordinary criminal. It would be hard for the US to justify blocking her return,” he said.

Mr Wieget said the 30-year cut-off for an extradition bid would provide the Italian government plenty of time to prepare the ground work, and mull over the diplomatic considerations. Ultimately, the last word on her extradition would come from the incumbent US Secretary of State.…

The US might also decide her rights have been violated by the Italian justice system. “But it would be extremely embarrassing to condemn the legal system of an important ally,” said Mr Wieget. He added that in the event of guilty verdicts today, there may not be any major developments immediately. “But I would expect that within two years Italy would have made a formal request for her extradition,” he said.


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March 24, 2015 (cont.)

Italian Court Readies To Rule On Amanda Knox Appeal
By Colleen Barry

Italy's highest court this week takes up the Amanda Knox case for the second time as a parallel trial-by-social media rages online, with partisans on both sides seeking to shape public opinion over a murder case that has polarized observers in three nations.…

Eugene McLaughlin, a professor of criminology at the City of University London who is studying the early days of British media coverage, calls the case one of the first examples of "trial by social media," one that put the photogenic U.S. defendant at the center of attention, eclipsing the victim in most accounts.
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"It was like a big whodunit, and I like puzzles," said Edward McCall, the online alias of the founder of the Murder of Meredith Kercher wiki, one of among a dozen mostly U.S.-based sites on both sides actively monitoring the case. McCall, who says the site is close to achieving its goal of posting translations of all court documents and transcripts, asked not to use his real name to protect himself and family members from harassment.

McCall said he was motivated by a desire to confront the pro-Knox PR he felt was prevalent in the U.S. discussion, and that he was now seeing language from his articles seeping into the discussion.


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March 24, 2015 (cont.)

Italy’s Highest Appeals Court to Decide Amanda Knox’s Fate
By Giada Zampano and Ashby Jones

According to Dan Suleiman, a lawyer at Covington & Burling LLP in Washington and former deputy chief of staff for the Justice Department’s criminal division, any Italian extradition request would be made in writing and filed as a formal matter with the U.S. State Department. From there, the U.S. Justice Department’s Office of International Affairs, likely working in concert with officials in the State Department, would decide whether to extradite Ms. Knox, he said.


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Does Amanda Knox Have 'Double Jeopardy' Protection? (VIDEO)

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March 25, 2015

Italy’s Highest Court Set to Rule in the Amanda Knox Case
By Elisabetta Povoledo

...For others — mostly her supporters in the United States — Ms. Knox came to be seen as the innocent victim of a perplexing foreign legal system.That opinion will be reinforced among supporters of Ms. Knox should the Court of Cassation confirm her guilt.

“People are mistrustful of results they don’t like, especially in a foreign country, and many Americans don’t like the results,” said Julian Ku, a professor of international law at Hofstra University.

But, he added, “a lot of folks in England would feel the same way about an acquittal.” Both sides “are ready to denounce the verdict, whichever way it goes,” he said.


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March 25, 2015 (cont.)

Meredith murder, on the day of the judgment of the Supreme Court. Defenses: "Annul convictions”
By Francesca Marruco

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March 25, 2015 (cont.)

Raffaele Sollecito to seek separate retrial from Amanda Knox during ruling
By Stephanie Kirchgaessner and Nicky Woolf

Raffaele Sollecito, who once said his first encounter with Amanda Knox was like a “colpo di fulmine” – lightning strike – will on Wednesday formally seek to disentangle himself from his erstwhile girlfriend as Italy’s high court determines whether to uphold the pair’s conviction for the murder of Meredith Kercher.
...
But Sollecito’s attorney and family are now trying to exploit differences in their cases in an effort to convince the high court judges to give the 30-year-old Italian another trial that is separate from Knox’s.


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March 25, 2015 (cont.)

Italy High Court Deciding Fate of 'Very Worried' Amanda Knox
By Colleen Barry and Frances D'Emilio

Television crews mobbed Sollecito as he made his way into the courthouse, where he huddled with his attorney before the hearing began.

"I'm here all day, also tonight," he said.

Also on hand for the hearing was Diya "Patrick" Lumumba, the owner of pub where Knox occasionally worked whom she falsely accused of the murder.


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First day of the Supreme Court hearing of the trial for the death of Meredith Kercher:

March 25, 2015 (cont.)

Sollecito and lawyers arrive at the courthouse (PHOTO GALLERY):

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Sollecito and lawyers arrive at court for final verdict (VIDEO):

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March 25, 2015 (cont.)

Meredith murder in the Supreme Court: large crowd, the court decides to change the courtroom. Sollecito is present

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It started at 10.30 with the report of the Judge Paolo Antonio Bruno before the V Criminal Division of the Supreme Court. The judges - President Gennaro Marasca - must decide whether to accept or reject the appeal filed by Amanda Knox and Raffaele Sollecito against the judgment of the Court of Assizes of Appeal of Florence that sentenced them for the murder of the student, respectively, to 28 years and six months and 25 years imprisonment.

In the narrow hall, besieged by journalists from around the world, present even Raffaele Sollecito, along with his father, the latter's wife and sister. Sollecito did not want to make any statement at the entrance to the Palazzaccio but appeared tense. ... At the entrance to the Palace of Justice, there were moments of tension between the cameramen during the arrival of Sollecito and lawyers engaged in the process.


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March 25, 2015 (cont.)

Sollecito present in court

Due to the large influx of journalists and the public interested in following the proceedings, the President of the Fifth Criminal Division, Marasca, ordered the transfer of the trial to the main hall [Aula Magna] of the Court. The ruling is expected in the evening.


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March 25, 2015 (cont.)

Public hearing of the Knox-Sollecito appeal before the Fifth Criminal Division
of Italy's Supreme Court at the 'Palazzaccio' of Piazza Cavour in Rome


The panel of SC judges, chaired by Gennaro Marasca, is called upon to adjudicate on appeals of the defenses of Sollecito and Knox, against the sentences imposed by the Assize Court of Appeal of Florence … After a report [by the lead reviewer Paolo Bruno], the indictment will be conducted by the [assistant] Prosecutor General, Mario Pinelli, after which will begin the pleadings of the defense lawyers, first those of Meredith's family, represented by Francesco Maresca, then the lawyers of the two defendants: Luciano Ghirga and Carlo della Vedova for Amanda Knox, Giulia Bongiorno and Luca Maori for Raffaele Sollecito.


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Morning session: http://www.perugiamurderfile.net/viewto ... 64#p125364

Afternoon session: http://www.perugiamurderfile.net/viewto ... 19#p125419

PG Mario Pinelli: http://www.perugiamurderfile.net/viewto ... 24#p125424

Francesco Maresca: http://www.perugiamurderfile.net/viewto ... 41#p125441

Carlo Dalla Vedova and Luciano Ghirga: http://www.perugiamurderfile.net/viewto ... 48#p125448

Court adjourned to March 27.

March 25, 2015 (cont.)

Meredith murder, the judges decide on Friday, March 27

The judgment of the Supreme Court on the murder of Meredith Kercher will not arrive before Friday, March 27, the day when the judges will meet in closed session. This was announced by the President of the Fifth Criminal Division of the Supreme Court, Gennaro Marasca, during today's hearing.


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March 25, 2015 (cont.)

Meredith, postponement of judgment of the Supreme Court. Prosecutor General: " Decision of the Appeal-bis is correct"

In his indictment, the Prosecutor General (PG) Mario Pinelli, said that the verdict of the appeal 'bis' is "fully observant of the instructions received from the Supreme Court" which overturned the acquittals. ... Has called "immune from censure" the decision not to repeat the investigations on Sollecito's computer and "adequately motivated" the decision not to proceed with anthropometric examinations on the images of a CCTV camera located in via della Pergola.


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March 25, 2015 (cont.)

Meredith, PG: "Convict Amanda and Raffaele" (VIDEO: Giulia Bongiorno)

Guilty. This is the opinion of the Prosecutor of the Supreme Court - represented by Mario Pinelli - as regards Amanda Knox and Raffaele Sollecito accused of murdering British student Meredith Kercher, in Perugia. ... Armed with this conviction, the Pg, who defined the reconstruction of the crime, made by the Florentine judges in the appeal trial "as perfect as a picture of Cartier-Bresson," after a marathon oratory of about two hours, asked the judges of the Fifth Criminal Section of the Supreme Court, presided over by Gennaro Marasca, to confirm the convictions of two defendants with a small discount of three months for a minor charge (transportation of a knife) that has expired in the meantime (due to statute of limitations).


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March 25, 2015 (cont.)

Meredith murder, PG: "Raffaele and Amanda guilty of the crime" (VIDEO: Patrick Lumumba)
By Lavinia Di Gianvito

Mario Pinelli, who at the end asks the Supreme Court to uphold the judgment of 30 January 2014, in which the Court of Assizes of Appeal of Florence had inflicted 28 years and a half on Amanda Knox and 25 on Raffaele Sollecito. A verdict that the representative of the prosecution repeatedly praises: "All the figures in this story are placed in a perfect reconstruction, as in a picture of Cartier-Bresson where every detail finds its correspondence."


CORRIERE DELLA SERA

March 25, 2015 (cont.)

In his closing arguments Wednesday, Prosecutor Mario Pinelli challenged the defense argument that there was no clear motive for the killing. He said focusing on the motive was a “slippery slope” and that the high court should just follow the evidence.


NATIONAL POST

March 25, 2015 (cont.)

Prosecutor calls for Knox and Sollecito's murder convictions to be upheld
By Stephanie Kirchgaessner

“All the characters in this story are part of a perfect reconstruction, like in a [Henri] Cartier-Bresson photograph where every detail has its corresponding place,” argued Mario Pinelli, the chief prosecutor.


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March 25, 2015 (cont.)

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Judge Bruno (like Zanetti) had said the trials had "not many certainties" beyond the girl's death and the one definitely convicted [Rudy Guede].


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March 25, 2015 (cont.)

Sollecito's father: " 'Kafkaesque' situation"

Raffaele Sollecito didn’t want to speak at the entrance to the Palace of Justice. His father Francesco, however, said to reporters: "It's Kafkaesque, this process has not even started. I am incredulous. Three hours of general debate of the Prosecutor General based on nothing."

[Raffaele] Sollecito has instead appreciated the intervention of the Judge Paolo Bruno. "It was great ... He said there is only one certainty that a girl was killed." According to Sollecito, the magistrate’s words echoed the words of the judge in the appeal trial in Perugia when "we were acquitted." The hearing was interrupted for 40 minutes, to resume at 14.30 with the indictment of the Prosecutor General Mario Pinelli.


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March 25, 2015 (cont.)

Italian court hears arguments, delays ruling in Amanda Knox case
By Tom Kington

After the hearing started at 10:20 a.m. Wednesday, a court official reading the details of case took longer than expected as journalists and members of Sollecito’s family crammed into a small area of the courtroom set aside for the public.

By 1:45 p.m., after speaking for 75 minutes, prosecutor Marco Pinelli informed the court that he required another 45 minutes. A lunch break was called, after which Marasca said that the statements would be wrapped on Friday morning, because the judges were handling another case on Thursday.

...Pinelli reminded judges that the high court had already once overturned an acquittal of Knox and Sollecito, and said the court’s mandate was to consider a handful of legal points, rather than reconsider the entire case.


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March 25, 2015 (cont.)

Then the word was passed to the lawyers of the Kercher family, Vieri Fabiani and Francesco Maresca. "The family of Meredith - they said - they hope that the Supreme Court puts an end to this odyssey and that finally, after so many years, the poor victim may be remembered outside the courtroom." The Kercher family lawyers were reprimanded by President Marasca, when they called expert opinions of [Conti and Vecchiotti] biased.


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March 25, 2015 (cont.)

Will Amanda Knox's murder conviction be upheld? (VIDEO: Steve Moore, Nina Burleigh)

Steve Moore:
"Well, I -- unfortunately, I'm afraid that what they're going to do is just go ahead and convict her again. I mean the fix is in. The juror has already said from the last case that she was pretty much told beforehand what the verdict was going to be. So I'd fall off my chair if they didn't convict her."
"Amanda needs to be convicted so she can go to the European High Court of Human Rights to get it thrown out"
"You can say -- not you, but the courts-- can say anything they want about Amanda, and if everything they said is true then, yes, she's guilty. But nothing they've said about her is true."

Nina Burleigh:
"Look, it was a pagan scapegoating ritual. That's what it looked like to me."
"I watched -- I watched the trial. We went through -- with a team we went through all of the documents."


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March 25, 2015 (cont.)

Italy Court Delays Ruling on Knox and Sollecito until Friday (VIDEO)
(Lawyers, speaking to the press on Wednesday evening)

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March 25, 2015 (cont.)

How the Amanda Knox Media Circus Forgot the Murder Victim
By Barbie Latza Nadeau

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March 25-26, 2015

Italy high court to take up Amanda Knox case Friday
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March 26, 2015 (cont.)

Amanda Knox Trials / Meredith Kercher Case
Update: Mar. 26, 2015
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March 26, 2015 (cont.)

Sollecito, no birthday celebration
Walk in Rome awaiting judgment of the Supreme Court

Today Raffaele Sollecito turns 31 but he has decided not to celebrate and spend the day [quietly] with his family. "We'll return to better times," said to ANSA his father Francesco.

Raffaele, his relatives and girlfriend Greta are in Rome tomorrow, where the Supreme Court will decide on the appeal of his defense and that of Amanda Knox against the sentences for the murder of Meredith Kercher. "We will try to kill the time with a walk," said Francesco Sollecito.


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March 26, 2015 (cont.)

Amanda Knox and rocker fiancé take a break in the backyard of her mother's house as they nervously await verdict from Italy's highest court
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Second day of the Supreme Court hearing of the trial for the death of Meredith Kercher:

March 27, 2015

Meredith murder, pending the ruling of the Supreme Court for Sollecito and Knox

Sollecito present with his family (PHOTO GALLERY)

The hearing starts at 9 and probably will be held in the Aula Magna to allow relatives and friends and dozens of journalists to follow the case.


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March 27, 2015 (cont.)

Raffaele Sollecito has arrived at the Supreme Court (PHOTO GALLERY)

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CORRIERE DELLA SERA (52 photos)

March 27, 2015 (cont.)

Meredith trial, today the verdict of the Supreme Court

Waiting for the verdict, supervisory measures were strengthened: the police, with discretion, monitor every movement of Sollecito who spent in Rome, with his family, this agonizing vigil that coincided with his thirty-first birthday. [...] In what has been learned, in the case of confirmation of the sentence there will be no immediate arrest of Raffaele, were he to be present at the reading of the verdict, Before [the arrest] the decision of the Supreme Court shall be transmitted to the Prosecutor of Florence who must take action to demand the execution of the judgment. Sometimes it takes a couple of days.


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March 27, 2015 (cont.)

Final hearing in Italy's Supreme Court of the Knox - Sollecito appeal
challenging the verdict of the Assize Court of Appeal of Florence


It's just begun, with about half an hour delay, the hearing of the Meredith trial in the Supreme Court. For Raffaele Sollecito's defense, lawyer Giulia Bongiorno took the word...After that, the word will go to the lawyer Luca Maori and then the judges will decide in closed session.


Tweets / pictures from the courthouse

Morning session: viewtopic.php?p=125509#p125509

Giulia Bongiorno: viewtopic.php?p=125520#p125520

The hearing ends. Court retreats to the council chamber for deliberations. Verdict in the evening.

Deliberations in Council Chamber: viewtopic.php?p=125554#p125554

Long wait for the verdict (11:30am - 10:30pm): viewtopic.php?p=125543#p125543 and subsequent posts

VERDICT (10:30pm): ACQUITTED.
"Annullamento senza rinvio" - Annullment (cancellation) [of the Florence court verdict] without referral [to a new trial].
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March 27, 2015 (cont.)

Meredith murder, Bongiorno: "Sollecito is like Forrest Gump"

"Sollecito has never misled (misdirected), indeed has always cooperated in the investigation; during the attack on Meredith watched cartoons: Raffaele Sollecito is an innocent that got involved in spectacular and larger than life events which he, like Forrest Gump, didn't understand."

"Assolvetelo! (Acquit.)" With these words, lawyer Giulia Bongiorno ended her speech to the Supreme Court at the Meredith trial, asking judges to exonerate Sollecito.


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March 27, 2015 (cont.)

Raffaele Sollecito lawyer urges court to annul conviction for Meredith Kercher murder
By Stephanie Kirchgaessner

In a rousing closing argument that lasted nearly two hours – they are supposed to be limited to 20 minutes in the court of cassation in Rome – Giulia Bongiorno, Sollecito’s attorney, said her client had always tried to cooperate with investigators and had not been in the room where the crime was committed.


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Long wait for the Supreme Court verdict:

March 27, 2015 (cont.)

President Gennaro Marasca has not given any indication to the parties about the time of conclusion of the closed session: "I am not yet in a position to say", and limited himself to saying to the defenders that they will be warned an hour before the reading of dispositivo (ruling) by a Registrar.


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March 27, 2015 (cont.)

Sollecito was in court Friday, joined by his girlfriend, sister and father. But he was later escorted by six police officers back to his home in Bari, on the Adriatic coast, to await the decision, attorney Luca Maori told reporters.

If the guilty verdict is confirmed, Sollecito will be taken into custody. Bongiorno said Sollecito was calm "because he knows he's innocent."


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March 27, 2015 (cont.)

Tense Amanda Knox and rocker fiancé brace for Italian court's decision as they clasp hands and take a brief stroll outside her mother's home
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Amanda Knox murder conviction annulled - as it happened

After 10 hours of deliberations, presiding judge Gennaro Marasca read the decision, repeating the word ‘annulled’ several times – and the court and assembled journalists, including many who are not native Italian speakers, initially fell silent.


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March 27, 2015 (cont.)

Amanda Knox cleared of murdering Meredith Kercher: latest (Live updates)
By Nick Allen, Jessica Winch, and Nick Squires

21.48 The decision by the Supreme Court of Cassation is the final ruling in the case. It overturned last year's convictions by a Florence appeals court. The decision means the judges, after thoroughly examining the case, concluded that a conviction could not be supported by the evidence. Their reasoning will be released within 90 days.


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March 27, 2015 (cont.)

‘Angel Face’ Amanda Knox Goes Free
By Barbie Latza Nadeau

On Friday, the court ruled to overturn the 2014 conviction of Amanda Knox, 27, and her former Italian boyfriend Raffaele Sollecito, 31, meaning they are forever cleared of the murder of Meredith Kercher in Perugia, Italy in 2007. [...] The case, now closed forever, has been divisive from the start, pitting those who believe in Knox’s innocence against those who are certain of her guilt.


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March 27, 2015 (cont.)

Amanda Knox not guilty of Meredith Kercher's murder
BY Andrea Vogt

Italy's high court has overturned the guilty verdicts of Amanda Knox and Raffaele Sollecito, acquitting them of the murder of Meredith Kercher and bringing an end to an eight-year legal saga.


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Amanda Knox Trials / Meredith Kercher Case
Update: Mar. 27, 2015
By Andrea Vogt

In an extraordinarily dramatic courtroom moment Friday in Rome, Italy’s high court on Friday wholly overturned the murder convictions of Amanda Knox and Raffaele Sollecito [...] The judges upheld her calumny conviction for accusing Patrick Lumumba, but reduced her sentence to three years. Raffaele Sollecito was completely acquitted on all charges [...] The only person in prison for the murder of Meredith Kercher is Rudy Guede, who has served half of a 16-year sentence. The Court of Cassation ruled he did not commit the murder alone, but he alone will do the time. Now the Italian judicial system must answer this contradiction.


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March 27, 2015 (cont.)

Amanda Knox Acquitted of 2007 Murder by Italy’s Highest Court
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Raffaele Sollecito and Amanda Knox acquitted
The Supreme Court upheld the appeals of the parties
By Gianluca Battista

Translation: Google + Guermantes
Original post: viewtopic.php?p=125939#p125939

Raffaele Sollecito was crying on the phone to Remo Croci, live during the program of Channel 4 "Fourth Degree" and said to those, who was able to hear him, to be "immensely happy."


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March 27, 2015 (cont.)

Quarto Grado, episode of March 27, 2015
Amanda Knox and Raffaele Sollecito assolti (acquitted)

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March 27, 2015 (cont.)

Amanda Knox's Washington DC lawyer Robert Barnett released a statement from Amanda Knox.

"I am tremendously relieved and grateful for the decision of the Supreme Court of Italy. The knowledge of my innocence has given me strength in the darkest times of this ordeal. And throughout this ordeal, I have received invaluable support from family, friends and strangers. To them, I say: Thank you from the bottom of my heart. Your kindness has sustained me. I only wish that I could thank each and every one of you in person."


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Amanda Knox reacts to the verdict:

March 27, 2015 (cont.)

Amanda Knox ‘so grateful to have my life back’ after Italian court overturns murder conviction

Knox spoke briefly Friday evening to reporters gathered outside the Seattle home of her mother, Edda Mellas. She was flanked by her mother and her fiance, Colin Sutherland.

“Right now I’m still absorbing what all this means and what comes to mind is my gratitude for the life that’s been given to me,” she said.


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March 28, 2015

Amanda Knox: Meredith was my friend, she deserved so much more (VIDEO)

"I'm still absorbing the present moment, which is full of joy," an emotional Knox, 27, told reporters at a news conference outside her mother's Seattle home on Friday night. "I'm grateful to have my life back."
"Meredith was my friend," Knox said, battling back tears. "She deserved so much in this life. I'm the lucky one."


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Knox's declaration to reporters:

March 27, 2015 (cont.)

Amanda Knox: I am so 'full of joy' over verdict (VIDEO)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=y5F7w660HSA

March 27, 2015 (cont.)

Amanda Knox grateful for saga's end (VIDEO)

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Analysis of Amanda Knox's Statement and Body Language:

March 28, 2015

Amanda Knox Speaks Out (VIDEO)

EYES FOR LIES

March 28, 2015 (cont.)

Body Language Analysis: Amanda Knox, Is she sincere? (VIDEO, PHOTOS)

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Arline Kercher's reaction to the verdict:

March 28, 2015 (cont.)

Meredith Kercher's mother: 'We have waited in vain'
By Alice Philipson

Arline Kercher says she does not understand why Italian judges acquitted Amanda Knox and Raffaele Sollecito for the murder of her daugher, Meredith

Speaking to Italian media, Mrs Kercher said that after "eight years of waiting, we now know that we have waited in vain".
"I am very surprised and in shock," she told La Repubblica. "Those two young people have already been condemned twice for Meredith's murder. I didn't expect that they'd be definitively cleared."
"I can't understand the motivation behind the sentence. They've told me we have to wait 90 days until we hear why they made the decision. Not that it changes much.
"Eight years we've been waiting and now we know that we have waited in vain."
"What happened that evening?" she said. "Who killed her? No one seems to be able to get to the truth."
"Our family has always expressed faith in the Italian justice system," Mrs Kercher said. "Now we feel let down because the crime has not been resolved and it's finished like this with a question mark.
"The verdict is a failure of the Italian justice system."

Mrs Kercher suggested she may make a prison visit to see Rudy Guede, who is serving a 16-year jail sentence for the murder of Miss Kercher, but said she didn't know whether it would be possible.


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Arline Kercher, Meredith’s mother, made only a brief comment after the verdicts, saying she was “very shocked” by the court’s decision. “They have been convicted twice, so it’s a bit odd that it should change now,” she said.


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Arline Kercher about the verdict (VIDEO)

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March 28, 2014 (cont.)

Amanda Knox is free because she's rich and American, says Patrick Lumumba

He told the Observer: “This is not good for justice, I think it shows the power available for rich people, she’s American and rich. For a country like Italy this is not good. I think there were diplomatic problems with the US and it makes things difficult with the US so they let her free. [...] “What Amanda did I don’t know, but I think she knows why Meredith died.”


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March 28, 2014 (cont.)

Eight years on, Italy asks: so who were Meredith Kercher’s killers?
By Stephanie Kirchgaessner and Mark Townsend

The headline in Saturday’s Italian daily newspaper, La Repubblica, seemed to sum it all up: “A surprise ending to the never-ending trial, but that night remains a mystery.”


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March 28, 2015 (cont.)

Lawyers' reactions to the Supreme Court verdict:

"Finished!" Knox's lawyer Carlo Dalla Vedova exulted after the decision was read out late Friday. "It couldn't be better than this."


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"It could not have gone any better for us," Dalla Vedova said. "They agreed on every count."


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"We shouldn't have had to wait all these years, but we have a good decision today, so we are happy," Knox's Italian defence lawyer Carlo Dalla Vedova said in Rome. He added that when he called Knox in Seattle to tell her the news she was "crying with happiness."


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A full exoneration in complicated cases is uncommon, and typically the Court of Cassation will send a case back to an appellate court when inconsistencies emerge.

“It’s very rare, and goes beyond our most optimistic predictions,” said Luciano Ghirga, a lawyer on Ms. Knox’s defense team.


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Giulia Bongiorno, Mr. Sollecito’s lawyer, who had asked the court for a full acquittal, looked stunned at first. “They cleared them of the charges?” she asked disbelievingly. “There’s no retrial?”


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"This court showed courage to not just order another appeal and pass the case along, but rule that they are fully innocent," Sollecito's lawyer Giulia Bongiorno said.


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"You have your whole life ahead of you now, Raf," Sollecito's lawyer, Luca Maori, told the Sollecito by cell phone from the steps of the courthouse under the glare of TV cameras. Speaking to reporters, Maori added: "He almost couldn't speak. Eight years of nightmare over."


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Francesco Maresca, a lawyer for the Kercher family, expressed very different sentiments. "This is not so much a defeat for the prosecution as a defeat for Italy's justice system," he said outside the courtroom. "The judges said there is a lack of proof and whoever acted with Guede has not been found."


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The Kercher family attorney, Francesco Maresca, was clearly disappointed by the decision. "I think that it's a defeat for the Italian justice system," he said. "Whoever was Guede's accomplice does not have a name."


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Francesco Maresca, the lawyer for the Kercher family, said the ruling was "drastic and definitive". "I have no words," he said.


THE WEEK

Mr Maresca said the Cassation Court appeared to have acted beyond its normal remit in declaring the pair’s innocence. He noted the Supreme Court was supposed to rule on technicalities – and hardly ever made sweeping rulings like the one we saw on Friday.


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Francesco Maresca, one of the Kercher family’s lawyers, said his clients were “surprised, like we are,” by the ruling.


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Francesco Maresca, the lawyer representing the Kerchers, said yesterday: “The family is in shock after the verdict. They don’t wish to make any other declarations. I’ve had to explain to them there are now no avenues open to them. There is a great sense of bitterness.”


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Another Kercher family lawyer, Vieri Fabiani, said the verdict showed that criticisms of the Italian justice system had been unfounded. “In the end,” he said, the verdict showed that the system “protects the rights of defendants more than other systems.”


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March 27-28, 2015 (cont.)

Lawyers' reactions to the Supreme Court verdict (cont'd):

Knox's lawyer says she is 'very happy'...

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=F-QeRH_dGE0

Lawyers' exultation: Bongiorno, Ghirga, Dalla Vedova addressing the media,
Bongiorno: "Justice is done" (VIDEO, in Italian, 02:53 min)

LA REPUBBLICA VIDEO

Maresca: "The acquittal is a defeat for justice" (VIDEO, in Italian, 01:27 min)

LA REPUBBLICA VIDEO

Knox attorneys speak out as Italian court overturns murder (VIDEO, 03:24 min)
(Carlo Dalla Vedova, Theodore Simon)

http://www.today.com/video/today/57177360/

Lawyer Bongiorno, how to overturn verdicts (VIDEO, in Italian, 5:48 min)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-kapnuUtIPk
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March 28, 2015 (cont.)

Meredith murder, Lawyer Dershowitz: "Amanda is lucky to be tried in Italy"

After the sentence on the murder of Meredith Kercher, there have been many reactions of outrage. "Amanda should be happy that her trial was conducted in Italy, American judicial system would not have offered many opportunities for review as happened in Italy." Says to Il Messaggero lawyer Alan Dershowitz, a former adviser to the defense of OJ Simpson and defender of Mike Tyson.

"My impression is that the solution to the case had been passed not by the way of law but that of diplomacy. The respective embassies were certainly in contact for some time to test the waters in a discreet way, understand the mutual intentions, and negotiate the road easier for both countries."


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March 28, 2015 (cont.)

Amanda Knox acquitted: Meredith Kercher's family 'bitter' about Italian court's verdict
By Michael Day

Many people who have studied the crime, however, believe it was entirely possible and indeed likely that Guede, who’d already committed a series of burglaries, acted alone...One such person is David Anderson, a former professor of medicine at Manchester University, now living near Perugia, who is writing a book: Malicious Prosecutions: the Psychopathology of the Law Breaking the Law.
“We have to ask,” he said, “why this investigation was so palpably botched. They had Guede, the clear suspect in a straightforward break-in and sex crime. Why did they have to create this ridiculous smokescreen by including two other people?”


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March 28, 2015 (cont.)

Meredith murder, with the acquittal of Amanda and Raffaele, now there is a murderer on the loose
By Giuseppe Castellini

The culprit of course, convicted definitively, is Rudy Guede, nailed by the traces left in the house on Via della Pergola and on the body of Meredith Kercher. His presence at the crime scene was never questioned and confirmed by his own admission, although explained in a different way (at least three versions of that evening). Rudy was convicted, but in complicity. So that night there was someone else in via della Pergola.
[...]
The Supreme Court, however, rejected the request of the judges of Florence who had seen Amanda Knox, Raffaele Sollecito and Rudy Guede "equally responsible" of murder… The ruling on Friday night, after ten hours of deliberation, did not criticize the reconstruction of the murder in complicity, but only stated that "the proof that Raffaele Sollecito and Amanda Knox are responsible was not achieved.” The Court invoked Art. 530, Par. 2, that the evidence was not sufficient to convict.


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March 29, 2015

Meredith Murder: "Another trial of Amanda and Raffaele useless"
By Fiorenza Sarzanini

A new process could not ascertain the truth about the murder of Meredith Kercher. The "complex evidence was so contradictory" to make it impossible to overcome the doubts and inconsistencies. [...] the judges of the fifth section of the Court of Cassation were all in agreement on cancellation of the sentence of 28 years and six months for Amanda Knox and 25 years for Raffaele Sollecito "without referral." "Useless," this is the shared line, would be "to have a new trial relying on clues so fleeting."


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Reactions to the verdict from Italy:

March 28, 2015
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Amanda Knox and Raffaele Sollecito are innocent, acquitted for not having committed the crime

Translation: Google + Guermantes
Original post: http://www.perugiamurderfile.net/viewto ... 13#p125813

If the Attorney General Mario Pinelli had shared the motivations of Florence and had explained the consistency with the directions of the Supreme Court, the defenders of Amanda, Carlo Dalla Vedova and Luciano Ghirga, and those of Raffaele, Giulia Bongiorno and Luca Maori, had remade the process. In short, they entered into the merits. So yesterday morning, Giulia Bongiorno spoke for over an hour and a half, which is unusual in a trial in the Supreme Court.


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March 28, 2015 (cont.)

Meredith, Italian justice loathed worldwide
By Sergio Rame

Translation: Google + Guermantes
Original post: http://www.perugiamurderfile.net/viewto ... 15#p125815

Five levels of courts, eight years of investigations and trials, two young people (Amanda and Raffaele) convicted and then acquitted: the Supreme Court puts an end to a trial for the murder of Meredith Kercher, who had an impressive following worldwide.
[…]
But who pays for all this? The ruling yesterday, which showed the world the absurdity of our system, is the Waterloo of Italian justice. Now it will be clear to the whole world.


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March 28, 2015 (cont.)

Amanda "grateful." Meredith's family "in shock"

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Original post: http://www.perugiamurderfile.net/viewto ... 22#p125822

For Guede's attorney, it's a judgement that leaves him "indifferent". No comment on the ruling of the Supreme Court by Nicodemo Gentile, one of the lawyers of Rudy Guede, the Ivorian who is serving a sentence for the murder of Meredith Kercher. "We will comment - he says - when there's the motivation [report]." "We - he adds - chose our path, so, as regards our story, this verdict leaves us indifferent." On the reaction of Rudy, Gentile refers not to have heard yet. "I guess he's learned about the acquittal from the media as all of us", he states.

The bitterness of the mayor of Perugia. "Maybe if the [flying squad] investigation and prosecution had been conducted otherwise, we would not have had seven years of violence." It is the bitterness expressed by the former mayor of Perugia, Wladimiro Boccali, mayor from 24 June 2009 to 8 June 2014, at the end of the long court case about the murder of Meredith Kercher, but he is keen to stress: "My first thoughts go to the girl who is no longer there and her family. My heart goes out to Meredith that has almost disappeared from the public view, I seem to have seen a process in which the memory of the victim has been [completely] erased."


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March 28, 2015 (cont.)

Amanda and Raffaele acquitted: figuraccia [from "figurato" = brutta figura] of the SC judges broadcast worldwide
By Andrea Asole

Translation: Google + Guermantes
Original post: http://www.perugiamurderfile.net/viewto ... 33#p125833

Leaving aside individual opinions about the veracity of innocence, that rain from all sides when a judicial case like this one ends up in the spotlight, the path that led both to an acquittal is somewhat convoluted. [...] Hard not to notice the big anomaly: how is it possible that there have been five judgments that contradict each other? Were there new elements in the discussion phase, you might think, but no: all five sentences were issued with the same evidence. How was it possible that the same elements led to outcomes so discordant with each other?
...
Final note: Amanda has already made it known that she will present to Italy a claim for damages: guess who will have to pay, if it's granted? No, wrong, not the magistrates.


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March 28, 2015 (cont.)

Meredith murder, "Curious to read judgment." "We were right." Reactions of magistrates

Translation: Google + Guermantes
Original post: http://www.perugiamurderfile.net/viewto ... 35#p125835

The collective euphoria involves Claudio Pratillo Hellmann, president of the Court of Assizes of Appeal of Perugia in 2011 which absolved Amanda and Raffaele of the charge of having murdered Meredith Kercher. "Obviously - responds to those who ask for comment on the outcome of the Supreme Court - we were right."

"There was a hope, after so many judicial errors committed by other judges, and the Court of Cassation has shown that there is still justice in Italy," added the judge, now retired. "I'm happy - said the former president of the Court - because a miscarriage of justice has been avoided and those two unfortunate [individuals], Amanda and Raffaele, have come out innocent. I do not hide my personal satisfaction because our judgment had been so mistreated."


Comments from Giancarlo Costagliola, the Prosecutor General in the first appeal trial:

"I'm curious to read the ruling," said Assistant Attorney General of Perugia Giancarlo Costagliola. "I take note of the decision - said the magistrate - and I have the utmost respect for the decisions of the Court." Costagliola represented the prosecution on appeal together with Giuliano Mignini and Manuela Comodi.


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March 28, 2015 (cont.)

Guede, the only one in jail for the crime "Case closed, forget me"
By Grazia Longo

As the curtain falls on the involvement of Amanda Knox and Raffaele Sollecito in the murder of Meredith Kercher, a question continues to dominate. That is, since Rudy Guede was convicted of murder in complicity with others, who are these "others"? Those who expected new claims in this regard by the Ivorian, will be disappointed. "Eight years ago, I told my truth, if for judges I'm unreliable, I can only take note: the case is finally closed for me."

"I'm not worried about the fate of those two - insists the Ivorian - I just want to think about my future. I want to graduate and be forgotten. [...] ... if Amanda and Raffaele are free to start a new life, I hope to do the same. "


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March 29, 2015

Sollecito Interview with La Repubblica (AUDIO, 07:52 min)
Meredith murder, Sollecito: ' Nothing can compensate me, those who did wrong will pay.''
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March 29, 2015 (cont.)

After the acquittal
Raffaele Sollecito: "My life is suspended, here is what I will do now"

Translation: Google + Guermantes
Original post: http://www.perugiamurderfile.net/viewto ... 37#p125837

"Nothing can compensate me for what I went through," says Raffaele Sollecito, a day after the ruling of the Supreme Court, which acquitted him, in an interview with La Repubblica: "Someone once said that Rudy Guede was the only one paying for the death of Meredith, but, for seven years, I have had a suspended life, I have lived with the fear of being arrested knowing I'm innocent." And then: "It is not easy even in this time to listen to certain words that are attributable only to a terrible fantasy and that are actually only lies, I always tried to respond to the allegations that were made against me with the truth of the evidence. In the documentation and investigation of the facts, there is nothing against me and Amanda. And those tests that had been defined from the beginning as being certain proved to be erroneous. I have lived with the fear of not being able to have a future, I couldn't make any long-term plans but was forced to think in terms of temporal spaces that did not exceed three days."


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March 29, 2015 (cont.)

Raffaele Sollecito reveals 'tears of joy' after Meredith Kercher murder acquittal
By Rosie Scammel

Sollecito was waiting at home late on Friday night when his sister phoned from Rome’s high court. “My father and I burst into tears of joy,” he said, on realising judges had quashed his 25-year sentence.
‘For seven years I have had a suspended life, I have lived with the fear of being arrested but knowing I am innocent,’ Raffaele Sollecito told Italian newspaper La Repubblica.


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March 29, 2015 (cont.)

Foxy Knox free and set to make millions in compensation
By Kerry Sullivan

One of the defense lawyers has confirmed reports that Knox would “be seeking compensation for wrongful imprisonment.” Such compensation for long prison stays usually amounts to seven digit figures.

The father of the boyfriend, Raffaele Sollecito, has also said that their family would be seeking compensation. “You could hardly quantify a compensation figure, it has been such an awful business. We were pilloried,” said Francesco Sollecito, a doctor.

The 31-year-old son was in shock when he heard the news that he was free of all charges
“Is it really over?” he asked over and over again.


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March 30, 2015

Amanda Knox: The fine line between guilt and innocence
By Barbie Latza Nadeau

But, Canestrini says if Sollecito at any time lied to investigators before he was arrested, he may forfeit his right to reimbursement for being held. Sollecito changed his story more than once before finally settling on an alibi with Knox, so a legal battle could focus on whether anything he told investigators led directly to his arrest.

Canestrini also says that Knox could potentially sue Italy for one year of false imprisonment, but because she admittedly lied to investigators early on which led to her arrest, she would likely not have much of a case.

"Because she initially admitted to a role in the crime, she wouldn't likely win. If a suspect lies to investigators before they are arrested, it is difficult to prove they were falsely imprisoned," Canestrini says.


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March 30, 2015 (cont.)

Sollecito TODAY interview (VIDEO)
Journalist: Kelly Cobiella

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Raffaele Sollecito Press Conference at the 'Centro Congressi Cavour' in Rome:

March 30, 2015 (cont.)

Raffaele Sollecito: 'There were too many horrible moments' (VIDEO)

Raffaele Sollecito, who was acquitted last week of murdering British student Meredith Kercher in 2007, has spoken at a press conference, following his acquittal.

He described the last 7 years and 5 months as "unbearable", and that there had been "too many horrible moments".


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March 30, 2015 (cont.)

Raffaele Sollecito to reporters: "Do not ever call me a murderer" (3 VIDEOS)

A press conference with his lawyers, in Rome: "This story had to end like this, now back to normal life." Lawyer Bongiorno: "We'll evaluate a request for compensation"

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"I thank all those who helped me: without their support I would not have had the strength to get this far. I especially thank my father, my lawyers and my family." After the acquittal for the murder of Meredith Kercher, Raffaele Sollecito spoke with reporters during a press conference in Rome. "I feel like a hostage that returned to freedom," he said. "My arrest was unbearable. I was held up as a murderer without a shred of evidence. My family has been torn apart, crumbled. It is not true that I did not expect this verdict: this story had to end this way." Now, Sollecito said, "I will no longer accept being called a murderer and am ready to protect my image in courts," he warned, recommending to reporters: "Stick to the facts, exercise extreme caution."


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Raffaele Sollecito Press Conference at the 'Centro Congressi Cavour' in Rome (cont'd):

March 20, 2015 (cont.)

Sollecito: "I will no longer accept being called a murderer" (PHOTO GALLERY)

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March 30, 2015 (cont.)

Raffaele Sollecito speaks out after the acquittal:
"Woe to those who call me a murderer. I wish Amanda all the best"
(VIDEO, PHOTOS)

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March 30, 2015 (cont.)

Sollecito: "My family torn apart." Evaluates a claim for damages (PHOTO GALLERY)

"I am very sorry that Meredith's family is disappointed by the judgment," said bitterly Raffaele, inviting loved ones of the British girl to regain 'a bit of serenity', "because this judgment is the truth of the case that this time coincides with reality. I hope they recognize this truth of the facts. I didn't know Meredith that well, I had nothing to do with this crime, had no cause for resentment against Meredith to be a participant in a crime so horrible.”


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Raffaele Sollecito Press Conference at the 'Centro Congressi Cavour' in Rome (cont'd):

March 30, 2015 (cont.)

We will evaluate request for compensation

Lawyer Bongiorno. "In the coming days we will evaluate request for compensation," had announced Raffaele's lawyer, Giulia Bongiorno, after the acquittal of the young man for the murder of Meredith Kercher. "There are [no] feelings of revenge in Sollecito’s heart," added the lawyer today. "We will wait for the motivations. Not lambaste those who might have done [Sollecito] wrong. We'll see if there were errors and what measures and initiatives could be undertaken. Civil liability - she concluded - is a serious institution that should not be exercised in the spirit of revenge."

Raffaele's father. "Rudy Guede has to speak up, he has no reason to keep silent and continue to deny: he owes it to the family of poor Meredith". These are the words of Sollecito’s father on the sidelines of today's press conference.


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March 30, 2015 (cont.)

Lawyer Giulia Bongiorno closed the press conference by stating that "any instances of wrongful imprisonment will have to be evaluated, but as regards civil liability of judges, there are no feelings of revenge in the heart of Raffaele Sollecito. There is no concept that a judge who convicts and then there’s an acquittal was wrong - said the lawyer – we’re awaiting the written judgment - If there are errors, we will see. Assessments that are worth the time and effort".


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Raffaele Sollecito Press Conference at the 'Centro Congressi Cavour' in Rome (cont'd):

March 30, 2015 (cont.)

We’re still friends: Amanda Knox’s ex-beau after their acquittals

Ms Amanda Knox’s former Italian boyfriend said today (March 30) he needs to heal wounds inside his heart and soul, now that he and the American have been definitively acquitted of her British roommate’s 2007 murder in the Italian town where all three were then students.


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March 30, 2015 (cont.)

Sollecito defiant after exoneration and says he will defend his 'dignity' (VIDEO)
By Stephanie Kirchgaessner

“It’s affected my heart, it’s affected my mind. This wound will always bleed,” he said at a press conference in Rome.
He added that he had briefly spoken to Knox, who is living in Seattle, and had congratulated her after the ruling from the court of cassation came in on Friday night. The two did not, however, have any plans to meet, he said.


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March 30, 2015 (cont.)

Raffaele Sollecito: I understand the disappointment of Meredith Kercher's family (VIDEO}
By Nick Squires

Luca Maori, one of Mr Sollecito’s lawyers, added: “There is one person who knows exactly what happened. The crime was committed by Rudy Guede. It is right that he should reveal what occurred. He should do it above all for the family of Meredith.”


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March 30, 2015 (cont.)

Claudio Pratillo Helmann Interview with La Repubblica:
Claudio Pratillo Hellmann: "For our acquittal of Amanda and Raffaele, I was also 'lynched' by magistrates"
Journalist: Meo Ponte

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Read more: viewtopic.php?p=125877#p125877

Claudio Pratillo Hellmann, 72, in 2011 presided over the Court of Appeal of Perugia that acquitted Amanda and Raffaele and has since retired.

Why did you leave the judiciary right after that verdict?
"Basically, I was forced [to leave]. Our decision was met with reactions of anger. I still remember the whistles and screams of a claque that had gathered on the evening of the verdict in court. From that day on, I was surrounded by growing hostility. In bars of Perugia they were saying that I had sold out to Americans, who had succumbed to the pressures of the CIA. Tall Tales, sure, but what struck me most in this defamatory lynching that lasted for years was the reaction of fellow judges. Almost everyone stopped greeting [me], in particular, those who for various reasons had been involved in the affair.


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March 30, 2015 (cont.)

"Amanda Knox and Raffaele Sollecito, the evidence was insufficient"
The doubts of Gennaro Marasca, the Neapolitan judge who presided over the Court
of Cassation that acquitted the two accused of the murder of Meredith in Perugia
By Gianluca Abate

Translation: Google, Guermantes, Kermit
Read more: http://www.perugiamurderfile.net/viewto ... 60#p125860

Amanda and Raffaele were acquitted in exactly the same manner in which former senator-for-life Giulio Andreotti was acquitted, that is, applying the second paragraph of Article 530 of the Criminal Procedure Code. It is here, in Marasca's explanation, where one finds most of the reasons for his judgment, since the (legal) norms require that "the judge pronounces an acquittal when there is missing, insufficient or contradictory evidence to prove the existence of the accusation or that the defendant has committed it."
....
Of course, the easiest solution would have been to annul (vacate) the appeals verdict by setting up a new trial, but the "insufficient evidence" was judged "unbridgeable" even time were to pass. So - said the President of the Court to his colleagues - if those are the (judicial) elements, "why do we need to have another trial?"


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March 30, 2015 (cont.)

Giuliano Mignini Interview with Giornale dell'Umbria:
Mignini: "I have never seen two sentences like this from the Cassazione"
"The case is over, but we wait for the motivations to find out what reasoning the judges used"

Synopsis: Sallyoo
Original post: http://www.perugiamurderfile.org/viewto ... 86#p186086

"The case is finished, we wait for the motivations of this decision which it is difficult to put into context from the judicial point of view. (...difficilmente inquadrabile dal punto di visto giuridico.)""

Mignini reminds us that of the 45 judges (lay and togaed, all processes) who have made decisions on the case, 34 of them found the defendants guilty. Mignini: "For the public it is (always) difficult to understand the overturning of judicial decisions, but in this case we have two sentences issued by two different sections of the Cassazione which are in open conflict. I have never come across anything like this in my career."

"This is unique, a conflict within the same process. (c'è un fatto unico, un conflitto nello stesso processo). How is it possible that in the same Court of Cassation one section can be so far away from another? One (section) sent the case back to Florence after annulling the appeal held in Perugia which they (the section) considered inadequate; the second (section) annulled this Florence appeal sentence which had addressed all of the concerns expressed by the previous section. We shall see in the motivations report what route these judges took."


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March 31, 2015

The Bongiorno Interview on La7:

Giulia Bongiorno: Meredith, judgment had taken dragonflies for lanterns (VIDEO, ~12 min)

An interview with the lawyer Giulia Bongiorno, here is how it was possible to completely reverse the judgment of Appeals [Court] and get acquittal of Amanda Knox and Raffaele Sollecito.


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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4EqF_bY6cro#t=181

Giulia Bongiorno Interview (VIDEO, with English subtitles by Eric Paroissien):

http://www.dailymotion.com/video/x2lt65 ... redith_fun

March 31, 2015 (cont.)

Stephanie Kercher: "I'll always miss my sister - I'm worried I'll forget the little things about her."
Stephanie tells Cosmo how she'd like her sister Meredith to be remembered
By Rosie Mullender

"Mez was one of those girls whose enthusiasm was infectious. She was so excited when she found out that she'd be spending the third year of her European politics and Italian degree studying in Italy, and during our last summer together in 2007, we spent hours in the library, poring over guidebooks and discussing all the things she wanted to see and do."


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March 31, 2015 (cont.)

Sollecito Interview Time/People:

Amanda Knox’s Ex Says ‘Part of Me Is Destroyed’ After Legal Battle
By Nolan Feeney, Michele Corriston

“At times, I realize that I do not yet feel a complete sense of freedom,” the 31-year-old told PEOPLE. “I was trapped in this for so long that now I won’t be able to switch back to how my life was before. Part of me will never be the same. Part of me is destroyed.”


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March 31, 2015 (cont.)

Meredith and the evils of our justice system
By Gian Carlo Caselli

Translation: Google + Guermantes
Original post: http://perugiamurderfile.net/viewtopic. ... 93#p126093

As can be seen from a multitude of frantic reactions, it is undeniable that the court case related to the murder of Meredith Kercher does not help the credibility of our justice. In some ways it might even seem like a disaster. A knock-out punch that threatens to tarnish the very positive that is produced daily in countless trials of all kinds, to protect the rights of citizens in all sorts of situations, from street fights and corruption to the mafia. But if a fact - as exceptional as a Supreme Court verdict - reveals deep cracks in the system, it must be remedied if you do not want to risk a collapse.


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March 31, 2015 (cont.)

So is this how Raffaele Sollecito intends to 'heal his heart' following?
By Sara Malm and Kieran Corcoran

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See also: April 10, 2015

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DAILY MAIL

March 31, 2015 (cont.)

Sollecito: "The first thing I want? My passport"
By Chiara Sarra

"The first thing I want to do is go to the police station to demand that they give back my passport," said the young man. The document was withdrawn when it was feared that he could become a fugitive. Although he insists: "I came back from Santo Domingo and from Sweden to attend my trial [in Florence]. The suspicion that I might try to flee was too convenient." - "Only when I have the passport in my hands I'll feel a free man."


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April 1, 2015

Attorney: Knox wrongful imprisonment lawsuit possible
By Travis Pittman

The Italian Supreme Court must issue its "motivation" by June 27. That's written reasoning for its verdict to clear Knox and Sollecito of the charges.

If Knox does file suit, Carlo Dalla Vedova said Italian law provides for a maximum compensation of 517,000 euro. As of April 1, the exchange rate would amount to $556,317 U.S.

Knox would not have to be present in Italy for the lawsuit. Vedova says, as far as he knows, Knox has no plans to visit Italy in the near future.


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April 1, 2015 (cont.)

Meredith's family gives up: we are tired, case closed for us

Translation: Google + Guermantes
Read more: http://www.perugiamurderfile.net/viewto ... 42#p125942

"The case is closed, we are tired." So the lawyer Francesco Maresca, who defended the Kercher family as a civil party in the trial for the death of Meredith, comments on the decision of the Supreme Court, which acquitted definitively Amanda Knox and Raffaele Sollecito. The "shock" declared by the family of the victim after the ruling, in a statement, after a week, Maresca stresses, with the news agency Askanews, that "with regard to the Kercher case it is closed, [they] have taken note of what is a final judgment. " But the fact remains that Rudy Guedé is so far the only convicted of a murder that took place "in complicity."


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April 2, 2015

Here are the photos of Sollecito awaiting judgment in a Roman church
By Anita Sciarra

Raffaele Sollecito prayed for hours in a church, while awaiting the final acquittal of the Supreme Court.

The photos, published by Diva e Donna, portray him, his face very tense, his hands clasped and eyes turned up to heaven, praying in a Roman church.

He doesn't yet know that soon he will be acquitted definitively of murder, in the trial for the death of Meredith Kercher.


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April 3, 2015

How the Amanda Knox Media Circus Forgot the Murder Victim
By Barbie Latza Nadeau

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April 3, 2015 (cont.)

Amanda Knox's Letter to the Editor:
Amanda Knox: Moving forward, with gratitude and a purpose

"I am all too aware of how lucky I am to have received such strong support. I am also aware that countless other wrongfully convicted people do not have such support. I will work to give a voice to those individuals. I will do this because I know how a wrongful conviction can destroy one’s life, and because we best honor crime victims by ensuring that the actual perpetrators are brought to justice."


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April 3, 2015 (cont.)

Raffaele Sollecito, talks about his girlfriend: "Let us live our lives"

...And despite persistent rumors of an alleged crisis around Christmas, there has always been Greta to wait until the end of his judiciary ordeal. "Speaking of difficult times," she said, "the last hours before the ruling were the worst." So it did not surprise anyone to see her always beside him in the courtroom, in place until then reserved for Francesco Sollecito, the "father". Now what awaits them? There are some whispers that wedding is already planned, although relatives and friends would like a softer return to normal for a young man so severely worn out/tired/exhausted as is Raffaele, who mocks: "In a couple of years, maybe ...." Meanwhile he and Greta are inseparable. In good times and bad.


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April 5, 2015

Amanda Knox, "I am innocent, but I’will never go back to Italy"

Translation: Google + Guermantes
Original post: viewtopic.php?p=126070#p126070

A few hours before the verdict Amanda had responded to requests from an American reporter. And that interview, recorded when she still did not know if she could prove that it was not her who killed her friend, now takes on a special flavor. Why, that's when Amanda was anything but serene.
...
Q: Would you return to Italy if you were found guilty?

A: No, I'm not going to go back anymore. I will fight until the end.


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April 6, 2015

Easter Monday in the countryside for Sollecito
Yesterday family lunch. Raffaele thinks about traveling to Japan

Day out in the countryside of Giovinazzo for Raffaele Sollecito ten days after the final acquittal of the charge of murdering Meredith Kercher. The young Apulian engineer spent Easter Monday with friends in his hometown. Yesterday [Easter Sunday], however, Raffaele and his girlfriend Greta spent the day at [his father's] home in Bisceglie. In a week Raffaele Sollecito should get back his passport and he plans to organize a trip to Japan.


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April 8, 2015

Rudy Guede calls for retrial after Amanda Knox acquitted of Meredith Kercher murder
By Andrea Vogt

The only person in jail for the murder of Briton Meredith Kercher has said he wants a retrial following the acquittal of Amanda Knox.

During a special parliamentary visit to review conditions in the Viterbo prison on Tuesday morning, Ivory Coast national Rudy Guede told Italian senator Andrea Augello he wants the case to be reviewed in light of the high court decision acquitting Ms Knox and Raffaele Sollecito.
...
Walter Biscotti, Guede’s Perugia-based lawyer, flatly denies any plan to request a retrial.

“Those parliamentarians are not allowed to refer anything said by an inmate and I have asked for them to be censured. We are waiting to see the high court’s reasoning.”


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Meredith, Guede: 'I want a new trial. I can't be an accomplice of myself'

Translation: Google + Guermantes
Read more: viewtopic.php?p=126144#p126144

Biscotti and Gentile also announced that they had written an urgent letter to Senate President Pietro Grasso to censure the behavior of Senator Andrea Augello 'for incorrect use of the parliamentary privilege of visiting prisons to learn about the prison conditions of inmates'.


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April 8, 2015 (cont.)

Kercher murder, Guede speaks: "I am innocent as Knox and Sollecito"
By Daniele Particelli

Lawyers Walter Biscotti and Nicodemo Gentile deny everything and make clear that Guede's words were not to be made public:

Rudy Guede has never had any intention of making public these potential, alleged statements.

Words published today by La Repubblica ... should therefore not be considered as a public statement of the young man.


Biscotti also stressed:

I do not know what Rudy said, but last Saturday, with my colleague Nicodemo Gentile, we went to visit him in prison and we had a discussion with him, and this is what he said to us. The thing that is most dear to Rudy's heart now is to continue being a model inmate, to graduate and to complete his prison sentence.


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April 8, 2015 (cont.)

Meredith, Rudy Guede: 'Amanda and Raffaele innocent? Then so am I.'

Allegedly, Rudy Guede also said this to Sen. Augello:

Life behind bars, however, seems not to displease him: "In the end, here you are not bad either." "I'm majoring in History at Roma Tre (http://www.uniroma3.it/), specializing in international cooperation, I miss just one exam (...) I like to study. I know it will not be easy, but rehabilitation will allow me to get a job." Although he also has another dream: "I want to prove to everyone that I am not a monster and forget my past."


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April 8, 2015 (cont.)

'I want my case reviewed': Rudy Guede
By Anna Pujol-Mazzini

“If Knox and Sollecito are innocent, then so am I.”

Guede described himself as an “impossible convict” and the “accomplice of a crime without a culprit”.


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April 8, 2015 (cont.)

Amanda Knox: Meredith Kercher's killer Rudy Guede demands retrial after 27-year-old and ex-boyfriend Raffaele Sollecito are cleared
By Don Mackay, Hannah Roberts

Guede, who lives on a wing for violent sex offenders, said that Knox and Sollecito had been ‘fortunate’ to be cleared.
But he told La Repubblica newspaper that the granting of their appeals had given him fresh hope.
He said: "Destiny has been less kind to me but I will not lament. Today I have a new reason to go on."


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April 8, 2015 (cont.)

Lawyers for Guede exclude request for Kercher case re-trial

Lawyers representing Rudy Guede, the Ivorian man serving a prison sentence for the murder of British student Meredith Kercher, strongly denied Wednesday that they are considering requesting a re-trial for their client.
"It is hardly a coincidence that Augello hastened to tell the press the thoughts of only one inmate, Rudy Guede," said the lawyers.


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April 9, 2015

Amanda Knox: We Must All be Believers Now!
By Danielle Simone

So now, one cannot be a ‘guilter’ tut tut no, because the wonderful Italian justice as proclaimed by Dempsey has prevailed. Could this be the same Italian justice which was much maligned during the course of this case?


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April 10, 2015

Interview with Anne Bremner:
"That's why Amanda Knox has always been innocent"
Journalist: Andrea Indiano

Translation: Google + Guermantes
Read full translation: http://www.perugiamurderfile.net/viewto ... 14#p126214

The controversy over an acquittal of Amanda Knox and Raffaele Sollecito, after the Court of Cassation ruled that the two are not guilty of the murder of Meredith Kercher, won't die down.
...
The Seattle attorney Anne Bremner has followed the Amanda Knox case since 2008 and has become a friend of the girl and her family. Frequent guest on CNN and FOX programs to talk about the case, she founded, together with relatives and former classmates of Knox, the association Friends of Amanda which over the years has raised funds and especially collected information to help an American citizen on trial abroad. The lawyer Bremner agreed to answer some questions about the Knox process...


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April 13, 2015

Conference with Giuliano Mignini, November 24, 2014 (VIDEO)

Translation: Eric Paroissien
Read full translation: http://www.perugiamurderfile.net/viewto ... 50#p126350

Giuliano Mignini:
(The defence said Guede acted alone)
I never believed it.
And I realized as soon as I arrived on the scene…
there was a 'staging'.
A staging.
A staging is designed to drive suspicions away from oneself.
A stranger doesn't need to put up a staging.
(We have the photo with the couple on the scene).
This is how I found the two youngsters.

http://www.dailymotion.com/video/x2mk1uz
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"Friends of Amanda" pushing their books:

April 14, 2015

Amanda Knox ‘Catastrophically’ Broke & ‘Suffering From Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder’, Reveals Famed Author

Famed writer Douglas Preston, who worked closely with Knox and her loved ones to produce his book Trial By Jury [sic], reveals to RadarOnline.com that the case has left the family completely broke.


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April 14, 2015 (cont.)

Authors Candace Dempsey And Doug Bremner Discuss The Knox Case And More

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April 17, 2015

Sollecito now wants to fly drones
Takes a course for patent and "rebuilds his life", reveals his father

After he was finally acquitted of murdering Meredith Kercher, Raffaele Sollecito is preparing to fly drones. "And meanwhile, he is reclaiming his life," said the father, Francesco.

A graduate in computer engineering, Sollecito has oriented his studies towards programming of robots (robotics). Now he is following a course that will allow him to have the patent to use drones. "Then he'll decide how to use it," said the father.


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April 19, 2015

Meredith case, Raffaele Sollecito’s life restarts in Sansepolcro
Raffaele Sollecito visiting Sansepolcro

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Original post: viewtopic.php?style=6&p=126682#p126682

Less than a month after his final acquittal in the trial for the murder of Meredith Kercher, the 31 year old Apulian chose the city of Piero della Francesca for an initial stage of his readjustment to everyday life.[...] Taking advantage of the visit, Sollecito has also been able to achieve the certificate for the use of drones at the airfield Palazzolo, near the border of Tuscany with Umbria valley.


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April 21, 2015

How many doubts about that acquittal...
By Mario Rocchi

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Original post: viewtopic.php?style=6&p=126723#p126723

Assuming that the verdicts of Justice must be respected, public opinion, newspapers and the media ... are at least surprised at the acquittal of Raffaele Sollecito and Amanda Knox for the murder of Meredith Kercher. ...there were those who considered the verdict to be a result of a paradoxical situation. Indeed, how could you convict Sollecito and release Knox? Because Italy's fundamental mistake was to repatriate Knox, virtually making her free even in the case of a possible conviction, because America has repeatedly said that it would never allow her extradition.


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April 25, 2015

SNL's Cecily Strong's humorous remark about Amanda Knox at the 2015 White House Correspondents' Dinner in Washington, D.C.:

Cecily Strong’s Best White House Correspondents’ Dinner Jokes (VIDEO)

Original post: viewtopic.php?style=6&p=126814#p126814

@ 7:10: 'Sarah Koenig is so pissed at The Jinx... Hey, Sarah, next season pick someone who definitely did it. Like Amanda Knox.'

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April 30, 2015

Barely Legal / The Amanda Knox Case
By Alberto Pacchioni

A more urgent issue, however, obscured by the defense examinations and cross-examinations of this case, is what role defense lawyers should have in criminal proceedings. What does it mean for criminal lawyers to be zealous advocates? Does it mean that lawyers should fairly represent their clients and adjust their arguments according to the evidence against their clients, or stubbornly claim their innocence regardless?


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May 3, 2015

Amanda Knox attended the 2015 Innocence Network Conference in Orlando, Florida: April 30-May 2, 2015

https://innocencenetwork2015.topi.com/
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BBC Radio4 Series Forensics in Crisis:

April 21/27, 2015

Crisis in Research

There is a growing sense of crisis inside the world of forensic science. Recent high profile cases such as Jill Dando and Amanda Knox have highlighted serious problems with the way testing is carried out.

http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b05r3tf1

April 28/May 4, 2015

Crisis in the Lab

http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b05s2x2h

May 5/11, 2015

Crisis in Court

In this series, science journalist Linda Geddes investigates why forensic science has fallen into crisis, and what can be done to restore confidence in the field.

http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b05stg0j
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May 9, 2015

Excerpt from Deceit: The Case Against Amanda Knox
By Nick van der Leek

NICK VAN DER LEEK BLOG

Deceit: The Meredith Kercher Murder Mystery
(Kindle Edition)
By Nick van der Leek (Author), Liz Houle (Editor)

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May 14, 2015

Raffaele Sollecito returned to court: he is accused of defamation

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Read more: http://perugiamurderfile.net/viewtopic.php?style=6&p=126948#p126948

In Florence, Sollecito appeared before the preliminary hearing judge for a hearing of the proceedings in which he is accused of defamation against the magistrate Giuliano Mignini from Perugia. During today's hearing, the defenders of Sollecito filed a statement of defense and the provisions of the judgment of the Supreme Court which definitively acquitted Amanda Knox and Raffaele Sollecito of the charge of killing Meredith Kercher. The hearing was adjourned to June 4.
...
"I approach everything with courage, confidence and determination more than ever," said Raffaele Sollecito. The young man from Puglia didn't want to talk much. "I felt calm, serene" - he responds to Ansa. "Given my absolute innocence and the fact that I have not offended anyone - adds Sollecito - I hope that this process has a quick and positive outcome." "Sure" to demonstrate the innocence of Sollecito is also his lawyer, Alfredo Brizioli. "We are more confident - said the lawyer - but we shouldn't lower our guard".


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May 14, 2015 (cont.)

Amanda Knox
The Verdict's In and She Slays ... At Karaoke
(VIDEO)

Amanda Knox belted out the Cranberries song “Zombie” at a NYC karaoke bar, and even though she sounded pretty good ... maybe not the greatest song choice?

There's gotta be a few songs that don't muster up images of a horrifying corpse -- which Amanda is definitely NOT guilty of stabbing to death!


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May 14, 2015 (cont.)

One-time murder accused Amanda Knox gets celeb treatment

TMZ reports the one-time accused murderer was greeted by a cheering crowd as she arrived at a karaoke bar in New York.
Knox took to the stage to belt out a bizarre and rather grim choice of song, the Cranberries hit 'Zombie'.
Earlier that evening, Knox attended the Innocence Project Gala at the Grand Hyatt Hotel nearby.
Award winning comedian John Mulaney posed for a picture with Knox, describing the former murder accused as a wonderful and brave person.


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May 14, 2015 (cont.)

'In your head, they're dying' -Amanda Knox makes grim karaoke choice

Knox, 27 sang The Cranberries' song 'Zombie' at Keats bar on Tuesday night, Nine News reports.

Her rendition of the song which include the lyrics "Zombie, zombie, zombie, hey, hey", was met with enthusiastic applause from other bar-goers.


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May 15, 2015

Amanda Knox legal fight highlights fallibility of DNA forensics
By Greg Hampikian

In Knox's case, the DNA on the blade came from so few molecules that analytical instruments were pushed to read below the level that the FBI, my lab, or anyone I knew would go. We asked the Italian lab to supply validation of such a sensitive measurement, but they never complied. Despite this, Knox was convicted. DNA experts in the US spoke out and a new study on the knife was then ordered in Italy. This failed to repeat the DNA finding, and Knox and Sollecito were freed on appeal in 2011. Then in 2014, the conviction was inexplicably reinstated. The final hope rested with the supreme court this March. Justice would require it to see that there was no credible DNA evidence. Apparently it did.


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May 22, 2015

Paperback edition of Amanda Knox's "Waiting To be Heard" to be released June 9, the date of her preliminary hearing for defamation in Florence. Also available in the UK through Amazon. It will have a new afterword.

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May 27, 2015

'The Face of an Angel' review: Drama inspired by Amanda Knox case a total mess
By Liz Braun

It's a dull, confusing mess. What's involved is a cast of characters you won't care about — including Thomas, Simone and Melanie. The only emotionally engaging elements of the film centre on the family of the dead girl and their grief.…
The Face of an Angel may be dedicated to Meredith Kercher, but it mostly concerns itself with a flailing filmmaker.
The Face of an Angel opens in select cities May 22 and will expand to other markets throughout the spring.


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May 28, 2015

Raffaele Sollecito in Viterbo

The boy who got the headlines for being charged along with Amanda Knox in the murder of student Meredith Kercher, who were both acquitted definitively last March, will be in town at the presentation of the book "Temi Desnuda.” At the center of the debate, the issue of justice.

Sollecito will be in Viterbo June 5 to 18, visiting the library Etruria together with the authors of the book.

To arrange an appointment was the Movement for the Neo-Renaissance of Justice.
He will get to Viterbo after other events around Italy, including Rome, Caserta and Crotone.


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June 4, 2015

Meredith murder, Sollecito will be tried in Florence for libel and defamation

Defamation of Perugia magistrate Giuliano Mignini and vilification of the police are the allegations for which Raffaele Sollecito will be tried in Florence. The preliminary hearing judge of the Tuscan capital has in fact indicted him today. The case concerns some passages of the book Honor Bound: my journey to hell and back with Amanda Knox, written by Sollecito and Andrew Gumbel and published in the United States.

The investigation that led to today's indictment arose from a lawsuit by Mignini. The magistrate felt defamed and maligned by a series of passages in the book in which Sollecito reconstructs his legal case related to the murder of Meredith Kercher.. The first hearing was scheduled for May 2016.

Sollecito in court at the time of the decision of the preliminary hearing judge together with his lawyer, Alfredo Brizioli, rejected the charges made against him. In the same room, there was also Mignini, the prosecutor who led the investigation into the murder of Meredith, the crime of which Sollecito and Amanda Knox have been declared definitively innocent by the Supreme Court of Italy.


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June 4, 2015 (cont.)

Sollecito to trial. He is accused of libel and defamation

Sollecito in court today rejected the allegations, before the preliminary hearing judge. In court also the lawyer of Mignini, who led the investigation into Meredith's murder and sued Sollecito.

"The trial will demonstrate once again Raffaele’s innocence," said the lawyer defending Sollecito, stressing that, in his book, he "wanted to tell the truth. He wrote it after being acquitted on appeal and spending four years in prison unjustly as then also established by the Supreme Court."


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June 4, 2015 (cont.)

Andrea Vogt ‏@andreavogt Jun 4

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June 4, 2015 (cont.)

Amanda Knox ex-boyfriend due back to court May 2016
By Liz Houle

Amanda Knox’s former flame, Raffaele Sollecito is back in the news. It is being reported that an Italian judge has set the date for his next trial to start on May 13, 2016. Sollecito is going back to court to face a defamation lawsuit from statements made in his book, Honor Bound.

If Sollecito and his ghost writer Gumbel play their cards right, they will be able to clear their names like Mignini has done. Sollecito and Gumbel face some stiff fines if found guilty.


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June 6, 2015

Meredith murder, the Perugia “house of horror”: sold for only 100,000 Euros

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Original post: viewtopic.php?style=6&p=127242#p127242

For just over 100 thousand Euros, a couple from Perugia, whose name is kept absolutely secret, bought the house on Via della Pergola where, in 2007, British student Meredith Kercher was murdered. (…) In 2009, it was restored and repainted, but remained vacant for a long period. Later the house was rented out to students and then to a foreign family. The owners then put it for sale for 450,000 Euros, but many customers, once they knew what happened in there, withdrew their offer. Now the house, 200 square meters of property with two floors and 5,000 square meters of land, has been sold at a price well below the real value: about 100,000 Euro. "It definitely turns the page of this story," said to Ansa Letizia Magnini, the lawyer of the house owner.


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June 10, 2015 (cont.)

Meredith: Slander trial for Amanda initiated in Florence
She said in court that she was ' forced ' by police to accuse Lumumba

A trial against Amanda Knox for slander has opened in Florence: in most declarations, even during the first degree trial, she claimed to have been 'forced' by police and an interpreter to say that she was in the murder house with Patrick Lumumba and to have suffered ill-treatment by police agents. Circumstances considered slander by Perugia's public prosecutor, who opened a dossier which was then transferred to a court in Florence [to avoid a conflict of interest] because among those offended was the Prosecutor Giuliano Mignini.


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June 10, 2015 (cont.)

Amanda Knox still faces trial in Italy for slander
By AP

Amanda Knox, who was exonerated by Italy's highest court of her roommate's brutal murder after multiple trials, is facing a new trial in Italy on a charge of slandering police.
...
The police slander trial opened Tuesday. Knox is not expected to attend, but prosecution witnesses will be heard in September when the trial resumes.

Knox's defense lawyer Carlo Dalla Vedova said Wednesday he is "not worried" about the case, noting that the statute of limitations runs out in October 2016, requiring exhaustion of all appeals.


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June 11, 2015

Viterbo - Raffaele Sollecito at the book presentation of Temi Desnuda by Gennaro Francione:
"A long battle of eight years has left me torn to pieces"
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Read more: viewtopic.php?style=6&p=127418#p127418

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"Eight years of tragedy, eight years of suffering, eight years of an absurd battle have left me traumatized and made me fall to pieces inside and out"

Raffaele Sollecito, just over two months after the judgment, which finally acquitted him of the murder of British student Meredith Kercher, was a guest at the presentation in Viterbo of the book "Temi Desnuda" [from denudare – to strip, to bare] written by the former judge Gennaro Francione.


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Amanda Knox writes opinion piece for CNN:
Amanda Knox: 'Keep fighting for your innocence'

"The first time I attended the Innocence Network Conference in 2014, I had to be coaxed into going. Greg Hampikian, director of the Innocence Project in Idaho, informed me that not only was the conference going to be held in Portland, Oregon — a mere three-hour drive from where I lived in Seattle — but it was also about time that I met the crew. It’s all love! Hampikian promised. But I wasn’t sure."


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June 25, 2015

ABC Family Making Drama Series Based on Amanda Knox Case
By Jamie Frevele

“Foxy Knoxy” is coming to the small screen — or at least a version of her will be. ABC Family has announced the pilot for Guilt, an “edgy, soapy thriller” that revolves around the gruesome, kinktastic murder of a young woman’s roommate and the investigation surrounding the lead character, the young woman who becomes the prime suspect. If that sounds a lot like the Amanda Knox trial, then you can tell where the producers got their inspiration.


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June 25, 2015 (cont.)

Murder Thriller Produced by Steve McPherson Lands ABC Family Pilot Pickup

ABC Family is continuing to bolster its pilot coffers with a thriller seemingly based on the Amanda Knox trial.
...
The drama is described as an edgy, soapy thriller that revolves around an American in London who becomes the prime suspect in the savage murder of her roommate. As the investigation unfolds, viewers will question whether she's a naive, young girl whose poor decisions are being magnified under the ruthless glare of the British tabloids, or whether she's a sociopath who brutally murdered her friend.


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June 29, 2015

Amanda Knox: the farce continues
By Danielle Simone

Why should we be surprised at the delay of the Marasca Report, detailing the reasons for the unexpected acquittal of the defendants on March 27? The case has been dogged by contradictions, convictions and acquittals as the case ping ponged from court to court.
...
But wait! There’s another twist! The Motivation Report, promised well within the 90 days, is already 5 days late, and there is now a rumour that the court did not have the power to acquit in the first place!



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June 30, 2015

Big Shot Across Bows Of Fifth Chambers Could Be Cause Of Delay And Possible Infighting

Almost with no exceptions, Cassation routinely reports its appeal verdicts both fast and briefly. Often the reports are presented within several weeks. and most of them come in at under 50 pages.

In Meredith’s case all of the previous Cassation reports came in well before their deadlines. The one that took the longest was the 74-page report of the First Chambers in 2013, annulling most of the Hellmann verdict.

That took 85 days. We are already 10 days beyond that. It will not be very long before the delay in the report really raises red flags.


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July 3, 2015

Sollecito, a computer entrepreneur

Father: Funded by the [Puglia] region. Company in a warehouse in Giovinazzo. Likely opening in the Fall. 'Will also hire staff’. A new book by Raffaele

By Carmen Carbonara

Computer entrepreneur and, for the second time, also a writer. Raffaele Sollecito, the engineer from Giovinazzo accused of the murder of Meredith Kercher and then acquitted by Final Appeal on March 27, has taken matters of his life into his own hands. [...] While waiting for the Court of Cassation to issue its reasons for the judgment of acquittal, Raffaele – a free man and innocent in all respects – decided to take his revenge. In Giovinazzo, his city of origin, he is renovating commercial premises inherited from his mother and intends to turn the property into a business. “In order to initiate this activity - explains his father Francesco – he has also obtained a regional financing of almost 100 thousand Euros. We hope to be able to open in the fall, will also have to hire staff. In any case I'm glad he has taken his life in his hands and, now that is great, he himself has decided to tell about it.”


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July 3, 2015 (cont.)

Meredith: new book by Sollecito
Reports La Nazione, funding by Puglia region for IT project

After the one published only in the US, Raffaele Sollecito is writing a new book which will have as its theme his "suffering" tied to the story of the murder of Meredith Kercher for which he was finally acquitted along with Amanda Knox. This was revealed today in an article in La Nazione - national newspaper. According to the newspaper, Sollecito is in Lombardy with an editor to write about his "human and inner struggle" linked to the [legal] process. The article talks about him as a "young entrepreneur" who "gets nearly 100,000 euro funding from the Puglia region for a project of computer engineering and an opening, imminent, of a website". For this Sollecito is renovating a house he owned, inherited from his mother, in Bisceglie, to make it the headquarters of the new company.


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July 3, 2015 (cont.)

The new life of Raffaele Sollecito: writing another book and founding a company
By Erika Pontini

Raffaele is in Milan to write another book. [...] Raffaele, his relationship with Greta is "complicated" (he writes on Facebook). Mr. Nobody [Il "signor nessuno"] - the definition by his lawyer, Giulia Bongiorno - is rebuilding his life. One step at a time "hoping that everything will end."


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July 3, 2015 (cont.)

Sollecito turns page with new business and book

Sollecito's father Francesco told Corriere del Mezzogiorno that in order to get started, Raffaele was redeveloping a property that he had inherited from his mother.

“He received a local government grant of €100,000,” said Francesco, “ I'm pleased that now that he's a grown man he has decided to take control of his life.”


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Trial for defamation in Trani:

July 3, 2015 (cont.)

On 19 June [sic] Raffaele Sollecito appeared in Trani as the injured party in an ongoing trial for defamation against the journalist Michaela Bohle, who during the program "Top secret" of Rete 4 (in 2008) allegedly reported 'falsehoods' about the young [man], then held in prison. Sollecito filed a complaint against Bohle and now awaits a decision by a single judge of Trani at the hearing of September 18, even if over the trial hangs the statute of limitations [i.e. the case could be dismissed due to statute of limitations].


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See also: June 18, 2015

"Defamed by Rete 4". Sollecito in court as the injured party

The engineer denounced 4 journalists for alleged falsehoods related to a statement in 2008 during the "Top Secret" broadcast
By Carmen Carbonara

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Original post: viewtopic.php?style=6&p=127474#p127474

On trial for defamation before the single judge Paola Buccelli, today there is only the journalist Michaela Bohle, "for having offended the dignity and reputation" of Sollecito. The cases against the other three journalists - the host of the show, Claudio Brachino and Remo Croci (speaking as a guest) and Lella Volta (who was in charge of broadcast) - were instead archived by the investigating magistrate Rossella Volpe in May 2013.
The trial was adjourned to 18 September 2015, but there's a statute of limitations [looming over it].


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July 13, 2015

The sweet smell of freedom: Amanda Knox celebrates her 28th birthday with morning coffee
By Hannah Roberts

Eyes closed and grinning from ear, Amanda Knox inhales the taste of freedom, as she celebrates her first birthday since she was sensationally cleared of the murder of Meredith Kercher.

The American, nicknamed Foxy Knoxy, kicked off the festivities for her 28th birthday with her boyfriend Colin Sutherland at a Seattle bakery, according to her Facebook account.


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July 14, 2015

Raffaele Sollecito on Tinder. Selvaggia [Lucarelli]: "His presence worries me ..."

A new scoop from Selvaggia Lucarelli who has discovered Raffaele Sollecito's account/profile on Tinder, the dating app for Smartphone. The boy, involved in the infamous trial for the murder of Meredith Kercher in Perugia, is present in the application and is described as "Honest, calm and positive" and his presence worries the journalist-blogger [Lucarelli] who made her concern known on Twitter.


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July 14, 2015 (cont.)

Raffaele Sollecito: "Me, on Tinder? Just an experiment"
Reply to Selvaggia Lucarelli: I'm happily in love

"Over the years, I've registered on dozens of social networks to conduct experiments related to my degree in computer engineering. What about Tinder? I do not know if it's me ..." Raffaele Sollecito speaks to ANSA after the writer/blogger Selvaggia Lucarelli has found his profile on the app also used to meet new partners. "I am happily in love," he [Sollecito] adds.

"'Honest, calm, positive.' Raffaele Sollecito's presence on Tinder worries me greatly," writes Lucarelli on her FB page.


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Tweets from Andrea Vogt about Knox's slander trial:

August 10, 2015

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Florence court to hear testimony in #amandaknox calumny trial Sept 7 from cops she says coerced her into falsely accusing Lumumba.


August 11, 2015

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Nearly a dozen witnesses to testify in Sept #amandaknox calumny trial: interpreters, Aussie-Italian English-speaking cop & others.


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August 13, 2015

Billy Zane Becomes Amanda Knox’s Defense Attorney In ‘Guilt’ TV Series;
Knox Trial Causes Embarrassment To Italy

By Martin Suan

Cable channel ABC Family has recently added Billy Zane as part of the cast in their “Guilt” TV series, which was inspired by the life of Amanda Knox. [...] “Titanic” actor Billy Zane, 49, would be joining the cast in “Guilt” as Stan Gutterie, a U.S. defense attorney who works in London, England.


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August 17, 2015

‘Arrow’s’ Katrina Law & Billy Zane to Star in ABC Family Drama Pilot ‘Guilt’
By Elizabeth Wagmeister

ABC Family has begun production on its Amanda Knox-style drama pilot “Guilt,” and has set the cast, led by Katrina Law, Billy Zane and Daisy Head as the prime suspect.


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August 25, 2015

Stepped out of the night: Raffaele Sollecito's book about the murder of Meredith Kercher

Due out in late October for Longanesi, a book by Raffaele Sollecito UN PASSO FUORI DALLA NOTTE - Tutto quello che non avete mai immaginato di me. [STEPPED OUT of the NIGHT-everything that you never imagined [about] me.]

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A step out of the night. Everything you never imagined me [to be] is the title of the book by Raffaele Sollecito (in bookstores in late October for Longanesi) in which he tells of that evening of November 2, 2007 in Perugia and the moments lived with Amanda Knox in the days after the slaying of Meredith Kercher.


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In October comes out a book by Raffaele Sollecito
By Silvia Banterle

Translation: Google + Guermantes
Read full translation: viewtopic.php?style=6&p=128105#p128105

Amanda had done it a couple of years ago, now Raffaele does it, too. Family names are not needed in such cases, so you have already figured out who they are. What, maybe not, but here it is, the mystery will soon be out: in about two months will be available in bookstores "Sollecito’s version", the volume in which the protagonist of one of the most famous and debated crime stories finally tells his version [of events]. Entitled A step out of the night - Everything you never imagined me [to be], it will be published by Longanesi and trace, through the voice and the eyes of someone who has long been listed as one of the killers, the story of how things went before and after that night of 1 November 2007.


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Amanda Knox's slander trial in Florence:

August 31, 2015

The Amanda Knox Calunnia Trial In Florence: What It Is All About #1
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September 7, 2015 (cont.)

The Court of Cassation issued its formal written explanation (Motivazioni, Motivations Report), as required by Italian law, for its March 27 ruling, which acquitted Amanda Knox and Raffaele Sollecito of Meredith Kercher's murder.

Please follow the links below to download the report (PDF, 52 pages, in Italian):

viewtopic.php?style=6&p=128286#p128286

http://www.ansa.it/documents/1441635279227_Meredith.pdf
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Searchable PDF of the Motivation Report that can have sections copied and pasted posted here: http://perugiamurderfile.net/viewtopic. ... 24#p128424
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September 7, 2015 (cont.)

Amanda Knox acquitted because of 'stunning flaws' in investigation
By Stephanie Kirchgaessner

Judges’ legal reasoning says case against Knox and ex-boyfriend Raffaele Sollecito lacked evidence to prove wrongdoing

“The trial had oscillations which were the result of stunning flaws, or amnesia, in the investigation and omissions in the investigative activity,” the judges wrote.

“The international spotlight on the case in fact resulted in the investigation undergoing a sudden acceleration, that, in the frantic search for one or more guilty parties to consign to international public opinion, certainly didn’t help the search for substantial truth,” the judges wrote.


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September 7, 2015 (cont.)

Court Blames Shoddy Police Work for Amanda Knox Acquittal
By Barbie Latza Nadeau

"In the opinion of the Supreme Court, if it were not for the weak investigation and if the investigation had not been affected by guilty omissions, the court would, in all likelihood, be allowed right now to outline a framework, if not on absolute certainty at least of tranquil reliability, in view of the guilt of Knox and Sollecito for the charge of killing the British student Meredith Kercher in Perugia on Nov. 1, 2007.”


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September 7, 2015 (cont.)

Italy’s Highest Court Explains Decision to Clear Amanda Knox
By Elisabetta Povoledo

In its 52-page ruling, the Court of Cassation pointed to the lack of “biological traces” belonging to Ms. Knox or Mr. Sollecito on Ms. Kercher or in the room where she was killed as a strong point in their favor. It noted, instead, that Mr. Guede’s DNA was found both in the room and on Ms. Kercher’s body.


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September 7, 2015 (cont.)

Italian court faults prosecutors in case against Amanda Knox
By AP

On more than one of the 52 pages of explanation, the judges agreed with the defendants' contentions that the convictions were a "violation of the principle of a reasonable doubt."

The Cassation panel wrote that Knox did deserve her conviction and three-year sentence for slandering a Congolese-born Perugia pub owner whom she initially indicated as the murder suspect. [...] Because Knox served prison time for the initial murder conviction, she didn't face prison when the slander conviction was upheld in March.


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September 7, 2015 (cont.)

Raffaele Sollecito after the Motivazioni of the Supreme Court: "I will ask for damages for wrongful imprisonment"

"I am the victim of a gross miscarriage of justice, which will remain in history." So Raffaele Sollecito, after reading the reasons submitted by the Supreme Court, which acquitted him and Amanda Knox, accused of the murder of Meredith Kercher, arguing that the investigation has been compromised by numerous failures. Sollecito said he had spent four years in prison because of gaps in the investigation outlined in the Court's judgment.
...
Bongiorno has announced she will submit a request for damages for wrongful imprisonment.


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September 7, 2015 (cont.)

Mez, the Supreme Court: "Insufficient evidence beyond all doubt, errors in the investigation"

Request for damages - To confirm this [i.e., a request for damages], after the publication of the grounds for the judgment of the Supreme Court, is the lawyer Luca Maori, one of the defenders of Sollecito.

Knox: "Relieved and happy" - Amanda Knox said in a few words about the Reasons for Acquittal, issued by the Supreme Court on the murder of Meredith Kercher. "I am very relieved and happy. Because in these reasons are all the things that we have always maintained," she said from Seattle by telephone to one of her defenders, the lawyer Carlo Dalla Vedova.

Sollecito: [...] "The investigations - said Sollecito - were extremely sketchy and full of errors. Thanks to all this I spent four years in prison plus an additional four of torment for nothing."


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September 7, 2015 (cont.)

Italian Court Officially Clears Amanda Knox of All Charges (VIDEO)

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September 8, 2015

Amanda Knox's Lawyer on Why She Was Acquitted (VIDEO)

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September 7-8, 2015

Lawyers' reactions to the Supreme Court Motivations Report:

The lawyer Carlo Dalla Vedova had then expressed "satisfaction" with the judgment but also mentioned the "terrible situation linked to Meredith Kercher's death and to four years in prison for Knox and Sollecito even though they were innocent."


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Carlo Dalla Vedova, one of Knox’s lawyers, said the judges’ explanation was tantamount to a “great censure, a note of solemn censure of all the investigators”. Speaking about his client, the lawyer told AP: “She is very satisfied and happy to read this decision.


THE GUARDIAN

In the written ruling is a "very strong stance against investigations and mistakes made. The judges have painted a 'fresco of a monstrous miscarriage of justice". – Said to Adnkronos the lawyer Giulia Bongiorno, who defended Raffaele Sollecito. "The acquittal gave us great satisfaction - she added - but the motivation doubles our satisfaction."


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"An important ruling, and courageous - reiterates the lawyer [Giulia] Bongiorno - categorically excludes the responsibility of Sollecito and has the courage to point out seriousness of errors in the investigation. Beautiful words in each line that give satisfaction to the defense, and the judges understand the gravity of a miscarriage of justice".


CORRIERE DEL MEZZOGIORNO

"All our arguments have been accepted - explained [Luca] Maori - In a few pages, no frills, the Supreme Court clarifies the whole affair: for Sollecito and Knox there are neither evidence nor proof. I speak in particular of the hook of the victim's bra and the knife which had been considered to be the murder weapon."


TGCOM24

“From reading of the reasons, it is noticeable that the Supreme Court wanted to put an end to this process at any cost. It is a sentence very, very elementary and scholastic." This is the commentary by Francesco Maresca, the lawyer representing the Kercher family. For the lawyer, the ruling "does nothing but repeat the list of clues rather than consider it more or less meaningful for a possible indication of guilt and then excludes the two main [clues] – the bra clasp [and the knife] – with a technical and scientific reasoning that has long since become outdated."


For Maresca, in the judgment there is the 'defect' that "does not bring any new element of reasoning, any new motivational development. But it continues to criticize shortcomings of the investigations that were known for years, which [i.e. investigations] then, with great effort and suffering of all, had been devoted to an overcoming of gaps." In any case, said the lawyer, 'we acknowledge and obviously respect’ [the judgment].


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September 7, 2015 (cont.)

Mez, the Supreme Court: "Insufficient evidence beyond all doubt, errors in the investigation"

As a matter "of undoubted significance" in favor of Knox and Sollecito - "so as to exclude their participation in the material murder, despite the assumption of their presence in the house on Via della Pergola" - [is] the ''absolute lack of evidence related to their biological traces in the room or on the body of the murder victim", adds the Court of Cassation.


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September 7, 2015 (cont.)

Lumumba: "Why Amanda defamed me?"

"Why did Amanda defame me?" Patrick Lumumba commented thus with a question on the report of the Supreme Court that, in the trial for the murder of Meredith Kercher, there is a "certainty", Amanda Knox's guilt "regarding the libelous accusation" against him. "Of the many who were questioned during the investigation only she had been accused of this crime," he said talking to ANSA. "Amanda Knox - says Lumumba - ruined me, morally, physically and economically."
...
"At the time - remembers Lumumba - I ran a pub in the center of Perugia that I was forced to close because of economic difficulties encountered as a result of this affair. I received 8,000 euro in compensation for wrongful imprisonment, but nothing from Amanda. Not even an apology for what happened."
...
"Amanda Knox must apologize to me and must pay [me]."


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September 7, 2015 (cont.)

Amanda Knox has posted a statement about the Supreme Court ruling (the Marasca Report) on her website:

Gratitude for the Marasca Report

I am deeply grateful that the Italian Supreme Court has filed its opinion and forcefully declared my innocence. This has been a long struggle for me, my family, my friends, and my supporters. While I am glad it is now over, I will remain forever grateful to the many individuals who gave their time and talents to help me. Today would not have been possible without your unwavering support. I will now begin the rest of my life with one of my goals being to help others who have been wrongfully accused.


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September 8, 2015

Meredith, flawed investigation that upsets many lives
The mistakes in the investigation undermined the ability to get to the truth

By Fiorenza Sarzanini

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Read more: viewtopic.php?style=6&p=128348#p128348

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Parents and siblings of Mez will never know why their nice and cheerful girl, who came to Italy to study, had died in an absurd manner. Those "serious errors" and those "questionable choices" by prosecutors and investigators have compromised forever their right to know the identity of the murderer and his accomplices.
...
Yet a foothold had been provided by Amanda, during the famous night spent in the police station when they [the police?] knew nothing of the murder, and she described the phases of the murder, unfairly accusing Patrick Lumumba "in an environment free from abnormal psychological pressures", putting it on him instead of Rudy Guede.


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September 8, 2015 (cont.)

The strange Italy where everyone has been wrong except Amanda
By Gianfranco Lauretano

...
Therefore, to summarize for those who do not understand the language of jurisprudence, the Supreme Court said that those who conducted an investigation had no evidence, that investigators had amnesia and were capable of 'guilty' (sic) omissions, and there was also condemnation for feeding the international public opinion.

I'm sorry, but this is stuff from a Banana Republic. Ask yourself a few questions: but what will become of them now [what will happen to them], a pm capable of 'omissions' and those judges who convict influenced by media hype (media hype that we don't feel the need to condemn completely, because at least in this case, we became aware of an unjust judicial path to an unprecedented degree)? Rhetorical question: nothing. But are they still working (employed)?


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September 8, 2015 (cont.)

Legal Reading Suggesting Fifth Chambers Encroached On First Chambers And Florence Court Powers

TJMK

September 8, 2014 (cont.)

Kercher Brother: We May Never Get the Truth

SKY NEWS

September 8, 2014 (cont.)

Meredith, the judges: "Rudy did not kill alone and strong suspicions against Amanda and Raf,
but not beyond reasonable doubt"


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Two opinion pieces about the Cassazione report:

September 8, 2015 (cont.)

After eight years, the Supreme Court puts an end [to the trial]
By Diletta Aurora Della Rocca

Translation: Google, Microsoft + Guermantes
Read more: viewtopic.php?style=6&p=128438#p128438

One can summarize the reasons of the Supreme Court in five main points:
...
    Participation of the two former fidanzati in the murder:

The Supreme Court judges say that there are elements that point to the presence of both at the crime scene. Although there could be a real participation of the two ragazzi in the crime, it is also true that, both in the room where Meredith was murdered and on her body, their biological traces were lacking, while those of the Ivorian Rudy Guede, the one of the three sentenced to sixteen years in prison, were in abundance.


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September 9, 2015

With the motivations report Knox-Sollecito, the Supreme Court shows fists to those who work without professionalism in the justice system and also get it wrong because of the media [pressure]
By Massimo Prati

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Read full translation: viewtopic.php?style=6&p=128441#p128441 ; viewtopic.php?style=6&p=128443#p128443

...Finally the Supreme Court judges did not give the usual carrot and stick to those convicted but with a specter of true Justice gave the whipping to investigators and prosecutors who abuse their power and who, while investigating evil in a superficial manner, without anything serious in hand (evidence or real evidence, or valid reconstructions, or plausible motives) first jail and then bring to trial their favorite perpetrators.


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September 9, 2015 (cont.)

Judgment Meredith, Procura’s discontent: 'Cassazione got it wrong'

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Read more: viewtopic.php?style=6&p=128381#p128381

The reasons for judgment in the Meredith case don’t leave indifferent the judges who have dealt with the case. Sulking in response to the words of the Supreme Court and to the attitude of the press


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September 9, 2015 (cont.)

The Bongiorno Interview:
Meredith Trial, enormous folly. Bongiorno: “Those who were wrong [must] pay”
By Erika Pontini

Translation: Google + Guermantes
Read full translation: viewtopic.php?style=6&p=128383#p128383 ; viewtopic.php?style=6&p=128412#p128412

So it takes a disciplinary procedure to prevent this process from becoming merely a page in the history [book] of the wheel of justice?

"The ruling adheres to the documents [acts, atti] and does not speak for the case of outrageous mistakes. I think it is possible and useful to examine them in depth. The functions of the judiciary, such as those of the investigators, are delicate: who is not up to it, has no right to conduct this type of investigation in the future."


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September 9, 2015 (cont.)

Amanda Knox decision explained by Italian court
By Barbie Latza Nadeau

CNN

September 9, 2015 (cont.)

Matt Driscoll: Amanda Knox got more right about Tacoma than some will admit
By Matt Driscott

THE NEWS TRIBUNE

See also: September 7, 2015

Amanda Knox's column about Tacoma in The West Seattle Herald:

Tacoma: spooky, kitschy, cool?
By Amanda Knox

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Excerpt from Sollecito's book Un passo fuori dalla notte (A step out of the night):

September 9, 2015 (cont.)

"The police was happy with [my] acquittal"
By Raffaele Sollecito

Translation: Google + Guermantes
Read full translation: viewtopic.php?style=6&p=128393#p128393

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Eight years of legal battle, five trials until final acquittal on March 27: all this is told in the book "A step out of the night" written by Raffaele Sollecito and published by Longanesi. It is the story of the trial for the murder of Meredith Kercher seen through the eyes of the accused. "A necessary book. Everyone after reading it will say 'this could have happened to me' ", says Giuseppe Strazzeri, publishing director of Longanesi. Let us quote one of the main passages in the preview.


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See also: September 14, 2015

Publisher: "Why is it right to publish a book by Raffaele Sollecito"
By Giuseppe Strazzeri

Translation: Google + Guermantes
Read full translation: viewtopic.php?style=6&p=128598#p128598

And while on the net (and not only) the controversy has already started, on the ilLibraio.it the Publishing Director of Longanesi, Giuseppe Strazzeri, defends (and justifies) the decision to publish the volume of the guy that tries to win back in the eyes of his fellow countrymen a little of humanity, which so far has been stubbornly denied, and that "has to deal daily with the deformed image, simply because he is perceived as a phony, a rich kid, affectionless without remorse, the manipulator or the manipulated ..."


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September 11, 2015

Interview with Rudy’s lawyer:
Justice, Meredith case. Rudy’s lawyer: ‘Guede is innocent, but can't do anything'
By Sandra Amurri

Translation: Google + Guermantes
Read full interview: viewtopic.php?style=6&p=128535#p128535

Therefore, those who held the knife and killed the British student are still at large?

"Exactly - answers the lawyer Valter Biscotti, criminal attorney from Perugia, Guede’s defense lawyer – In the judgment of conviction the judges wrote that Rudy was not the author of the murder. And in the Knox-Sollecito ruling the judges wrote that an assessment recognizing (acknowledging) sexual violence might be unfair because the intercourse may have been consensual as there was no evidence to the contrary ", he responds.


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September 13, 2015

Interview with Stephanie Kercher:
Mez's sister: absurd justice. ‘And stay away from us, Amanda‘
By Erika Pontini

Translation: Google + Guermantes
Read full interview, plus comments by the Kercher family lawyer, Francesco Maresca: viewtopic.php?style=6&p=128488#p128488

Eight years and five contradictory trials. What idea do you get of the Italian justice system?

In all honesty, I find it incredibly difficult to understand how so many judicial authorities may contradict each other. The system would need to be simpler, and more importantly the process much faster. After eight years we are no closer to the truth about what really happened that night.


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September 13, 2015 (cont.)

Love is gone: Raffaele and Greta break up

ODERZO - The romance between Raffaele Sollecito and Greta Menegaldo, flight attendant, is over. The young man had been close to a [marriage] proposal throughout the trials that saw him charged with the death of Meredith Kercher. For some time, however, their relationship has been over.


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September 13, 2015 (cont.)

Naseer Ahmad (Ergon) discusses the Amanda Knox PR campaign + FOA [AUDIO]

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September 15, 2015

Scattone, Amanda and Sollecito: when only justice gets punched
By Fabio Bonasera

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Read full translation: viewtopic.php?style=6&p=128518#p128518

A man shooting into the crowd, killing a student, sentenced only for manslaughter and free to profit financially from this incident. Another, guilty of having killed another student, this time within the confines of a private house, sentenced for murder, but only in complicity. Although there are other culprits. The ills of Italian justice are all here. With convoluted sentences, which get very little right, and which generate distrust and suspicions. Even the so-called auto delegitimization [l’auto delegittimazione] of state powers.


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September 15, 2015 (cont.)

Amanda Knox like (Enzo) Tortora, but this time ...
By Maria Pia Rizzo

Translation: Google, Miscrosoft + Guermantes
Read full translation: viewtopic.php?style=6&p=128658#p128658

With the filing of the reasoning with which the Court of Cassation, on March 28, 2015, had definitively acquitted Amanda Knox and Raffaele Sollecito of the murder of Meredith Kercher, closes one of the worst pages of judicial chronicle in recent years. The affair has had a media hype of international dimensions, seeing involved not only the Italian public opinion, but also the English, home of the poor victim, and the American, native land of Knox.


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PostPosted: Sat Oct 03, 2015 3:39 pm   Post subject: Re: CASE RELATED LINKS (DEC 2009 - PRESENT)   

FOA's * translation of the Supreme Court Motivations Report:

September 20, 2015

The Marasca/Bruno Report, FOA's Translation (caution: incorrectly translated words and phrases):

http://www.amandaknoxcase.com/wp-conten ... Report.pdf

September 22, 2015

Amanda Knox and Raffaele Sollecito: Final Words
By Luca Cheli (a FOA member)

GROUND REPORT

Critique of FOA's translation of the Marasca/Bruno Report:

September 23, 2015

Supreme Court Confirms All Three Were There And Lied,
Knox Apologists Desperate To Downplay That


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September 26, 2015

A Life after Innocence Luncheon at Loyola University Law School in Chicago, with Amanda Knox as guest speaker, has been announced:

Life After Innocence Annual Luncheon
A Conversation with Amanda Knox

Thursday, December 3
12:00 PM - 2:00 PM
Kasbeer Hall

SCHOOL OF LAW ALUMNI

September 27, 2015

Amanda Knox – The Mendacity Tour – first stop Loyola Law Chicago

TRUE CRIME PODCASTS

See also: October 1, 2015

Is Amanda Knox Receiving Financial Benefits from Loyola Law School After Innocence Program?

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TJMK/Wiki Translation Of The Marasca/Bruno Report

September 26, 2015 (cont.)

TJMK/Wiki Translation Of The Marasca/Bruno Report #1:
The Four Opening Summaries

TJMK, Part 1

September 28, 2015

TJMK/Wiki Translation Of The Marasca/Bruno Report #2:
Summaries Five And Six

TJMK, Part 2

October 6, 2015

TJMK/Wiki Translation Of The Marasca/Bruno Report #3:
Dismissal Of Appeal Claims And Nencini’s Scope

TJMK, Part 3

October 13, 2015

TJMK/Wiki Translation Of The Marasca/Bruno Report #4:
Continuing Dismissal Of Various Claims

TJMK, Part 4

October 28, 2015

TJMK/Wiki Translation Of The Marasca/Bruno Report #5:
Some “Incongruencies” By Previous Courts

TJMK, Part 5

October 30, 2015

TJMK/Wiki Translation Of The Marasca/Bruno Report #6:
Why The DNA Evidence Was All Useless

TJMK, Part 6

November 3, 2015

TJMK/Wiki Translation Of The Marasca/Bruno Report #7 Of 7:
Attempt At Why Court Blinked At Guilt

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October 6, 2015

Raffaele Sollecito tells all in his book "A step out of the night"

Final details - That morning Sollecito wanted to take his girlfriend for a ride to Gubbio, but Amanda’s story (about an open front door at her house) made him uneasy. "So when she asked me to accompany her to see better what had happened I hesitated a bit. I looked for a moment at my email and then I went with her to her home. Along the way, I invited her to call Meredith on the phone and the other two tenants. While Meredith did not answer on either her cell, the other two said they would join us as soon as possible. We opened the door, she had locked it (before) with a key, and entered ". The rest of the story, told from the point of view of Sollecito, is written in "A step out of the night."


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October 6, 2015 (cont.)

"There is blood in Meredith's house." The truth of Sollecito, black on white.
It is told in his book 'A step out of the night'. Here's a preview.

"As I poured coffee into the cups, she began to clean the floor. I noticed immediately that she was strangely agitated. "Is something wrong?" I asked. She shook her head, but in the end she decided to tell me what had happened.
… Then she noticed that the door to the room of her English roommate was locked, and no one answered from inside.
…she saw that there were feces and toilet paper in the toilet.
That morning I had planned to take Amanda for a trip to Gubbio, and for a moment I thought I wouldn’t give a damn, take the car and just go."


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Sollecito Interview on Otto e Mezzo (with Lilli Gruber)

October 6, 2015 (cont.)

Sollecito to 'Otto e mezzo': "Justice has been done, the problem is that it took eight years"

Translation: Google, Microsoft + Guermantes
Original post: viewtopic.php?style=6&p=128737#p128737

Raffaele Sollecito, the young man finally acquitted by the Supreme Court for the murder of Meredith Kercher, tonight spoke of his affair with "Otto e Mezzo" [Half past Eight]. [...] The young man explained that he had told his story in the book 'A step out of the night ', to be released by Longanesi [publishers]. Sollecito said that it was painful to see that the media “was not about an investigation, but more about an outfit, a haircut, exchanging glances with Amanda.”


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October 6, 2015 (cont.)

Sollecito, confessions of an ex-monster (Otto e mezzo, episode of Oct.6, 2015) (VIDEO, duration: 34:14 min)

Raffaele Sollecito, Gherardo Colombo (former judge) and Paolo Crepet (psychiatrist) guests of Lilli Gruber

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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JpuVCjVPV9A

LA7 VIDEO

October 6, 2015 (cont.)

Meredith murder, Sollecito: I can’t swear for Amanda, but she is not guilty

Translation: Google + Guermantes
Original post: viewtopic.php?style=6&p=128740#p128740

I can swear for myself, obviously I disagree with any hypothesis formulated on the guilt of Amanda. I can't vouch for other people, maybe I would for my parents but for others, not. Raffaele Sollecito told the La7 program “Otto e mezzo”, answering if he could swear to Amanda’s innocence.


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PostPosted: Wed Oct 28, 2015 3:35 pm   Post subject: Re: CASE RELATED LINKS (DEC 2009 - PRESENT)   

October 7, 2015

Meredith, Sollecito on TV: "Justice has been done. The culprit is Guede, now I want my life [back]" (2 min VIDEO)
The engineer from Puglia, finally acquitted in the trial for the crime of Perugia, guest at "Otto e Mezzo"

Raffaele Sollecito, guest of Lilli Gruber at "Otto e Mezzo" to present his book, returns to the Perugia crime of which he was accused for 8 years but for which he was finally acquitted. "The culprit is in prison - says the engineer from Puglia - and I want [to live] my life."


CORRIERE TV

October 7, 2015 (cont.)

Raffaele Sollecito, controversy mounts (VIDEO)

Raffaele Sollecito on "Otto e Mezzo", the controversy mounts, outraged Web users criticize the choice to invite Raffaele Sollecito to "Otto e Mezzo"


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October 7, 2015 (cont.)

Raffaele Sollecito, guest on "Otto e Mezzo"

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October 7, 2015 (cont.)

Raffaele Sollecito to Otto e Mezzo (La7): "Rudy Guede is the culprit"

"It was not easy to remove the label of "Monster of Perugia" for Sollecito, for 8 years accused of having committed the murder: "They violated my private life, my existence, because the people who did not follow this story closely relied heavily on print media. My fear - he added - is that everything that had happened to me, could happen in the future to someone else, and I assure you that is not easily overcome. I wrote a book to try to give voice to emotions I felt in these eight years, during which I had no chance to speak concretely."


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October 7, 2015 (cont.)

Innocence fraud and the Amanda Knox murder
By Liz Houle

Raffaele Sollecito and Amanda Knox's defense teams attacked the forensic work performed by the scientists during their trial for the murder of Meredith Kercher. This helped to muddy the waters and give rise to reasonable doubt which led to an acquittal.


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October 7, 2015 (cont.)

The Vanity Fair Interview:
Raffaele Sollecito: "Now I’m going to become famous for my ideas"
By Imma Vitelli

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Translation: Google + Guermantes
Read full translation: viewtopic.php?style=6&p=128752#p128752

He’s sitting in the shade, hands folded, legs crossed, foot vibrating. He has just published a book, to be released by Longanesi: A step out of the night - everything that you never imagined me [to be]. It is a reconstruction of his ordeal and a devastating J'accuse against sloppy policemen and lazy judges that don't read the paperwork, and journalists that sacrifice lives on the altar of gossip. Of 40,000 hours of intercepted phone calls to members of his family, which regularly ended up in newspapers, none were used in court.


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October 7, 2015 (cont.)

Interview with Affaritaliani:
Raffaele Sollecito is 'a step out of the night.’ He gave an interview to Affari.
By Lorenzo Lamperti

Translation: Google, Miscrosoft + Guermantes
Read full translation: viewtopic.php?style=6&p=128783#p128783 ; viewtopic.php?style=6&p=128785#p128785

Raffaele, when and why did you decide to write this book?

I have lived eight years of hell in which prejudice won over reality. Prejudice inculcated in the public through the media and through the mistakes made during an investigation. In the early days, in the early months, everybody talked about me without [asking] me; I could never respond or say anything. Yet none of those people, who spoke about me and created a distorted image of me, knew me. I had to face a world where everyone was talking about me and I had to keep quiet. [...] With this book I wanted to finally speak out and tell who I really am.


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October 8, 2015

Interview with Lettera 43:
Raffaele Sollecito: "What if my story happened to you?"

Painted as a monster, killer, liar. Then acquitted. "I'm not looking for revenge," said Raffaele to L43. "But this is not justice. And careful, it could happen to anyone."

By Gabriele Lippi

Translation: Google + Guermantes
Download full translation: viewtopic.php?style=6&p=128814#p128814

Q. Was it really over on 27 March 2015 with the judgment of the Supreme Court?
A. Some friends have told me, "Oh well, you’ve lived through an absurd distress, but now you're innocent and acquitted, "He who had it had it, he who gave it gave it. Forget the past." [“Chi ha avuto ha avuto, chi ha dato ha dato, scordiamoci il passato.”] [The same as "never look back and think again of what has happened."] This nursery rhyme, however, does not make sense to me.


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October 10, 2015

Meredith murder, Raffaele Sollecito returned to Perugia for the new book by Fiorucci

Translation: Google + Guermantes
Read full translation: viewtopic.php?style=6&p=128834#p128834

There was even Raffaele Sollecito in the front row for the presentation of the book 'Exhibit 36' by Alvaro and Luca Fiorucci. Sollecito, accompanied by his father Francesco, was sitting next to the lawyer of Amanda Knox Luciano Ghirga and not far by prosecutor Giuliano Mignini and Rudy Guede's lawyer Nicodemo Gentile; he also took the floor to ask why at the time only his knives were analyzed and not others.


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