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September 15, 2013 (cont.)

Meredith Kercher lawyer hits out at no-show Amanda Knox

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Meredith's Murder: the Kercher's family will attend the appeal hearing in Florence

Translation: Jools
Original post: http://www.perugiamurderfile.net/viewtopic.php?p=112022#p112022

It is probable the Kercher family will be represented by Meredith’s sister Stephanie, and one of her brothers Lyle may also be there. And after the latest news according to which even Sollecito, following Knox (who’s back in the U.S.), will not be attending the first hearings of the trial, the lawyer Maresca reiterated the appropriateness of their presence in the courtroom. “It is necessary - he said – because it [judiciary] decides about their life and the death of a girl. Their presence is therefore a duty out of respect for the Florence Court of Assizes of Appeal.”

Attorney Maresca then noted how both legal defences have already lodged “ponderous [“memorie”] reports”. “It's as if they are asking - he added – for a re-do of the process. Theirs seems almost an appeal against the judgment of the Supreme Court, not provided for by the code of law”.

Lawyers for the Kercher family, representing the civil party, have not submitted any report [“memoria”] instead. “Our [“memoria”] report - highlighted attorney Maresca – is the judgment of the Supreme Court. A perfect measure, meticulous and comprehensive. For this reason - said the lawyer Maresca - we have adopted it in toto”.


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September 16, 2013

Amanda Knox Haunted by Prison, Suffers Panic Attacks and Isolation
By Nikki Battiste

ABC NEWS

September 16, 2013 (cont.)

'Sex monster,' 'man-eater,' 'succubus': How one artist explores Amanda Knox and the power of words
By Eric Reguly

Sienna Reid’s whimsical apartment in Rome’s ancient Monti neighbourhood has morphed into a tantalizing cultural testament to Amanda Knox, the American student who was convicted, and later acquitted, of the murder of her British roommate in Perugia, Italy.


THE GLOBE AND MAIL

How to talk about Amanda Knox (VIDEO)

Artist Sienna Reid has created a sprawling multimedia project about Amanda Knox, the American student who was convicted, and later acquitted, of the murder of her British roommate in Perugia, Italy. She chats with Hannah Sung about her goals.


THE GLOBE AND MAIL

September 16, 2013 (cont.)

Interview with Francesco Sollecito (RAI 1, La Vita in Diretta)

Translation: thoughtful
Original post: http://www.perugiamurderfile.net/viewtopic.php?p=112103#p112103

September 16, 2013 (cont.)

Amanda Knox the murder suspect is losing popularity points
By Chelsea Hoffman

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September 17, 2013

Amanda Knox has given an 'exclusive' interview to the Italian weekly magazine Oggi

Amanda Knox: "I am innocent. That's why I'm not going back to Italy" (VIDEO)
EXCLUSIVE INTERVIEW

OGGI

Amanda Knox: "I am innocent. That's why I'm not going back to Italy"
Exclusive interview with Oggi
By Alessandro Penna

We met Amanda Knox in Seattle, on the eve of the new Appeals trial for the murder of Meredith Kercher. Here is an exclusive interview with Oggi.


Translation: Google +Guermantes
Original post: http://www.perugiamurderfile.net/viewtopic.php?p=112070#p112070

Translation: Nick Pisa for The Daily Mail: THE DAILY MAIL

Translation of full interview published by MENTI INFORMATICHE: Jools
Original post: http://www.perugiamurderfile.org/viewtopic.php?p=142995#p142995

OGGI

Amanda Knox on the cover of the Sep18 issue of Oggi

Amanda: "Ho ancora paura" (I'm still afraid)

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September 17, 2013 (cont.)

Best of Douglas Preston on The Amanda Knox Case (VIDEO)
Douglas Preston in conversation with Beth Karas

WILD ABOUT TRIAL

September 17, 2013 (cont.)

Tweeted by ITV Daybreak ‏@Daybreak

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For the first time on British TV, Amanda Knox reveals all - She'll be live and EXCLUSIVE, Monday on @Daybreak http://itv.co/1gtFHjP


ITV teaser: Amanda Knox: Live and exclusive on Monday
(Video is not available to those outside the UK)

ITV's DAYBREAK

September 17, 2013 (cont.)

Tweeted by Quarto Grado ‏@QuartoGrado

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Friday '#quartogrado speaks to Amanda Knox: "If I were condemned, here is what I'll do" first interview to an Italian TV


https://twitter.com/GianluigiNuzzi/status/380393878966108160/photo/1


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September 18, 2013

Amanda Knox Appeal II / Meredith Kercher Murder
Update: Sept. 18, 2013
By Andrea Vogt]

Meanwhile, both Knox and Sollecito have begun new media campaigns inside and outside of Italy. Sollecito, whose father is making the Italian talk show rounds, gave this exclusive video interview to a magazine columnist [Alessandro Penna] close to the Knox and Sollecito families for the magazine “Oggi” while in London. Knox recently approved a number of print exclusives to the very U.K. tabloids her family blamed for sensationalizing her case at the outset. She then did her own exclusive video interview in Seattle to the same Italian columnist. Knox will not travel to Italy for the appeal, while Sollecito is largely expected to attend. Family members of the victim, Meredith Kercher, are also expected to be in attendance.


THE FREELANCE DESK

September 18, 2013 (cont.)

Amanda Knox says she wants to visit the grave of Meredith Kercher with the murder victim’s parents
By Nick Pisa

DAILY MAIL

September 18, 2013 (cont.)

DNA and the law in Italy: the experience of “the Perugia case”
By Carla Vecchiotti and Silvia Zoppis
(Reviewed by Joelle Vuille and David Balding)

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September 19, 2013

Judge Nencini’s Guidelines Authorize Televising Of The Florence Appeal Live In Real Time

Acting with the speed and decisiveness for which the Florence Courts are renowned, Judge Nencini issues the court guidelines.

There will be regulated access to the courtroom and observers must be in court by 9:00 am. No phone contacts or tweets from the court to the outside world will be allowed.

And three fixed TV cameras will provide a broadcast-quality live feed from the court in Italian. This feed will be balanced against the needs of an orderly fair trial, and the feed could be turned off now and then.

A pressroom will be set up, as in Perugia, where most of the reporters preferred to sit so that they could use their computers and phones, and come and go when they wished.


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Process Meredith Kercher, regulated access and live TV feed from the courtroom

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Original post: http://www.perugiamurderfile.net/viewtopic.php?p=112169#p112169

Access to the courtroom will be regulated by the police according to availability of seats. [Observers] Will not be allowed to stand during hearings for security reasons


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September 19, 2013 (cont.)

Amanda Knox to "Fourth Degree": "If I were convicted, it would be a terrible existence"

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Original post: http://www.perugiamurderfile.net/viewtopic.php?p=112170#p112170

Ten days before the new appeal process, scheduled for September 30 in Florence, Amanda Knox gave her first interview to an Italian TV and she did it to "Fourth Degree". The full interview - [published] early in the salient excerpts below - will be broadcast on Friday 20 September, in the early evening, on Retequattro.


MEGAMODO

"If I were convicted, it would be terrible existence" (VIDEO)

HUFFINGTON POST (in Italian)

Exclusive interview with Amanda Knox on Quatro Grado ("Fourth Degree"),
full Sep 20 episode (duration: 2 hrs 11 min).

Hosts: Gianluigi Nuzzi and Sabrina Scampini
Guests: Sarah Gino, Luciano Garofano, Don Saulo Scarabattoli.

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September 19, 2013 (cont.)

Amanda Knox to appear live on TODAY Friday
By Scott Stump

In her first live U.S. interview in advance of her upcoming re-trial, Amanda Knox will appear on TODAY Friday to talk about her six-year saga.
...
After her live interview, Amanda and her sister Deanna will talk to Carson Daly in TODAY's Orange Room about their life and family now.


TODAY

September 20, 2013

Amanda Knox is a guest on the TODAY show:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vwvZzq5-Mq4

Amanda Knox on retrial: 'Everything's at stake' (VIDEO)

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"I was already imprisoned as an innocent person in Italy, and I can't reconcile the choice to go back with that experience," she told Matt Lauer in her first TV interview about the upcoming retrial in Florence on Sept. 30.
...
"Besides the fact that there are so many factors that are not allowing me to go back — financial ones, ones where I'm going to school, ones where I want the court to proceed without distraction. I was imprisoned as an innocent person. It's common sense not to go back."


TODAY

Amanda Knox imagines life in prison with 'letter to my unborn child'

TODAY

'I loosen her up': Amanda Knox sister on their family bond (VIDEO)

So Deanna is trying to help her sister unwind.
“I loosen her up,’’ Deanna said. “She's a little tense now, so that's where I come in. We're working on it.”


TODAY

Photos of Amanda Knox, her sister Deanna and Carson Daly:

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September 20, 2013 (cont.)

Amanda Knox: “I have to think the worst-case scenario”
By Mary Elizabeth Williams

The tabloid queen talks to "Today" about how the country sees her: "I’m either a victim or a bloodthirsty killer"

It didn’t matter that everybody knew Amanda Knox wasn’t going to say anything new on the “Today” show Friday, that she wasn’t going to drop any big bombshells. It didn’t matter, because Amanda Knox is such a subject of deep public fascination, she could have sat in that chair opposite Matt Lauer and said nothing at all, and people would have tuned in. And she knew that. Amanda Knox – whose name has become synonymous with a lurid murder, and all those rumors about orgies and devil worship and drugs. The tabloid headline queen of the world. The pretty, all-American girl.


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September 20, 2013 (cont.)

Amanda Knox's video-interview to La Repubblica (in Italian)

Amanda Knox, video interview via Skype: "I'm not going back to Italy for the trial"

Speaking in Italian in a confident way, unravels between conditional and subjunctive, and explains to the reporter of La Repubblica, Meo Ponte, via Skype, why she will not return to Italy for the appeals process. Amanda Knox speaks from Seattle, from her home in front of the camera on a PC.

Here's how she proclaims her innocence in a lengthy video-interview in La Repubblica.


BLITZ QUOTIDIANO

Amanda Knox:
"Four years in prison
aged me by fourty"

By Meo Ponte

LA REPUBBLICA

September 20, 2013 (cont.)

Amanda Knox: I aged 40 years in prison and returning to Italy would be a "return to hell"
By Nick Squires

"For all the faith I have in the trial, I was already wrongly imprisoned for four years and after that experience I cannot bring myself to return to a place where I was in jail for so long," said Miss Knox, who was convicted and then acquitted of the murder of the British student.


THE TELEGRAPH

See also --> September 22, 2013

Amanda Knox On Why She Is Not Coming Back To Italy For Retrial
By Silvia Donati

Amanda Knox, the American student whose retrial for the murder of British student Meredith Kercher begins in Florence on September 30, granted a video interview to Italian daily newspaper La Repubblica...
...
When asked about what she expects from this trial and what she would tell the judges, Knox answered: “I’m curious as to what will happen. I’m waiting with anxiety to see what points the judges will focus on. Circumstantial evidence has been overly discussed already. I’m waiting with an open heart that is beating fast. To the judges I would say to look at what I already said in the courtroom; I said everything I thought could be useful. I’d tell them again I didn’t do it. I trust that they will look at the facts. I’m innocent. I’m waiting.”


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September 20, 2013 (cont.)

Meredith's Murder: The Kercher family lawyer "Amanda's statements unbearable"

'We continue to be more and more surprised by this attitude of Amanda Knox and her statements, maybe it's time to stop being the victim of Italian justice.'' Said Francesco Maresca, the Meredith Kercher family lawyer, commenting on the interview of Amanda Knox that appeared in La Repubblica. "Amanda - says Maresca - should show some respect for the judges, the Court of Florence, the Supreme Court, which has issued a good and meticulous judgment. The statements of Amanda are becoming almost unbearable. Her attention is always on herself; she needs to recall the victim with respect."


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"These statements are out of place - said Francesco Maresca - because I think the tolerance of this attitude as a victim of the Italian judicial system is exhausted. The outcomes are usually offensive a little bit for everyone." "There is an ongoing process - he added - and as I already said, we must respect the judges, all the parties and the memory of a young victim."


CORRIERE DELLA SERA

September 20, 2013 (cont.)

Erin Burnett's Outfront:
Amanda Knox says she is not returning to Italy for murder retrial (VIDEO)
Guest: CNN Legal Analyst Paul Callan

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September 22, 2013

Amanda Knox continues taunting victim's family
By Chelsea Hoffman

Amanda Knox claims that she has a nine out of 10 chance of being found innocent in her upcoming retrial, yet she still refuses to return to Italy to face her responsibilities. When you consider this along with her strange need to reach out to Meredith Kercher's family it's more and more apparent that this woman probably isn't playing with a full deck.


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Amanda Knox to appeal to family of murdered Meredith Kercher on ITV's Daybreak
By Mike Parker and David Stephenson

Murder suspect Amanda Knox will appear on Daybreak tomorrow, but ITV refuses to say whether it is paying her, although it admits it does often pay guests.

She will be interviewed on Daybreak from America via videolink by Aled Jones and Lorraine Kelly.

Last night, Knox’s lawyer Anne Bremner confirmed: “I don’t know if she is being paid but I do know that virtually all her money went towards enormous legal fees. Her parents re-mortgaged their homes and maxed-out their credit cards. Now a publicist arranges her interviews. I expect her to try to reach out to the Kercher family, to whom she wants to express her deepest condolences. From what I know, she would be willing to contact them on any terms. She understands they have a position on this but she wants to tell them how she feels.”


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September 22, 2013 (cont.)

Amanda Knox On Why She Is Not Coming Back To Italy For Retrial
By Silvia Donati

Amanda Knox, the American student whose retrial for the murder of British student Meredith Kercher begins in Florence on September 30, granted a video interview to Italian daily newspaper La Repubblica...
...
When asked about what she expects from this trial and what she would tell the judges, Knox answered: “I’m curious as to what will happen. I’m waiting with anxiety to see what points the judges will focus on. Circumstantial evidence has been overly discussed already. I’m waiting with an open heart that is beating fast. To the judges I would say to look at what I already said in the courtroom; I said everything I thought could be useful. I’d tell them again I didn’t do it. I trust that they will look at the facts. I’m innocent. I’m waiting.”


ITALY MAGAZINE

September 22, 2013 (cont.)

Daily Mail's preview of Knox's ITV interview (30 sec video):

'I'm not the person they say I am': Amanda Knox says Meredith Kercher deserves justice and should not be remembered for the way she was murdered

Amanda Knox has claimed she is 'not the person' she has been portrayed as by the prosecution in the re-trial for the murder of her roommate Meredith Kercher.

Speaking ahead of her only British interview, the 26-year-old student instead insists she 'cares about Meredith' and about achieving justice for her.

Miss Knox, who was acquitted over the 2007 killing of Meredith Kercher, in 2010, made the comments ahead of her appearance live on ITV's Daybreak, tomorrow morning - her only British interview.

During a brief interview with Daybreak's New York correspondent Lucy Watson, she said: 'I'm not the person who the prosecution says I am.

I'm not the person who their lawyer says I am.

'That I care about Meredith, I care about justice for her, I care about remembering her for who she is not about the way that she was murdered.'

She will appear on ITV Daybreak tomorrow at 7.10 am, 8.10 am and on Lorraine at 8.55am.


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September 23, 2013

To Amanda Knox: If you're innocent, prove it
By Chelsea Hoffman

ALL VOICES

September 23, 2013 (cont.)

Ten Hard Questions For Knox That Should Be Asked Monday On ITV’s Daybreak
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September 23, 2013 (cont.)

Amanda Knox Daybreak Interview

Interview highlights:

Part 1 (Lucy Watson Interviews Amanda Knox in Seattle)

Amanda Knox :'I was doing the best I could' after Meredith Kercher's death (2:33 min):
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NPUDawSZRE0

Part 2 (Amanda Knox Talks to ITV Daybreak's Lorraine Kelly}

Why Amanda Knox 'can't afford to go back' to Italy for retrial (2 min): http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NuhKSJ-mBxU

Amanda Knox: 'I’ll take lie detector test' (2:21 min): http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pC5oJQ0j-Xo

The Telegraph video (3:22 min): http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VtxlGYulO-8

Part 3: Amanda Knox & Her Parents, Edda Mellas and Curt Knox, on ITV's Lorraine: http://www.perugiamurderfile.org/viewtopic.php?p=143186#p143186

Amanda Knox's Daybreak Interview (Full version, Parts 1&2): http://www.perugiamurderfile.org/viewtopic.php?p=143127#p143127

September 23, 2013 (cont.)

'I'm being hunted down': Amanda Knox claims she is being targeted by prosecutors
By Suzannah Hills

'I've been hunted. I'm being hunted down,' she told ITV’s Daybreak, adding: 'I'm trying to fight back now that I have the opportunity.'

Asked if she would be willing to take a lie detector test, Ms Knox said: 'I would do anything to prove my innocence. I don’t think that is necessary, but like I said, I am doing everything I can to prove my innocence.'


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September 23, 2013 (cont.)

Meredith Kercher's dad rejects Amanda Knox's request to visit grave of her 'friend'

The dad of murdered student Meredith Kercher today poured scorn on her suspected killer’s plea to meet his family and visit his daughter’s grave.


THE MIRROR

See also: September 25, 2013

Amanda Knox is dancing on Meredith Kercher's grave
By Lindy McDowell

The Italian court now wants Amanda to return for a retrial. She says she won't be going back. [...] She says though, that she wants to visit Meredith's grave with members of the girl's family for "closure". Surely she must know how callous this sounds when that family still need the answers they feel they have been denied?


BELFAST TELEGRAPH

See also: September 29, 2013

Meredith Kercher family asks Amanda Knox to stay away from grave
By Lizzy Davies

The family of murdered British exchange student Meredith Kercher has issued a veiled plea to Amanda Knox to stay away from her grave, as the American prepares to face a fresh trial alongside her Italian ex-boyfriend.


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September 23, 2013 (cont.)

Meredith Kercher Murder Retrial: I’m Not Hiding from Justice Says Raffaele Sollecito
By Umberto Bacchi

Raffaele Sollecito Skype Interview: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_RSn_ZWG_3Y

Raffaele Sollecito spoke exclusively to IBTimes UK after revealing that, like Knox, he will not be returning to Italy for a re-run of the murder case.

He claims the move has nothing to do with the looming trial, maintaining he is "not running away".

He is keeping his movements out of the public eye because unwanted press attention threatens the success of some projects he is currently working on.


IBTIMES

September 24, 2013

Raffaele Sollecito in the Caribbean, exclusive photos

The weekly [magazine] Oggi publishes exclusive photos of Raffaele's stay in Santo Domingo, also known as a refuge for people waiting to clarify their legal position. But he has already promised to return to face trial.

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Pending an opening of the new appeal process, in Florence, September 30, Sollecito went to Bayahibe, one of the most beautiful beaches in the South-east of Santo Domingo, where he decided to stay at least one month in residence Casa Caribe Tamarindo.


OGGI

September 24, 2013 (cont.)

Raffaele Sollecito in Santo Domingo a few days before the appeal process

The weekly magazine OGGI (Today) reveals Sollecito intends to stay in the Caribbean. In the meantime, with regard to the appeal process, the General Prosecutor has ordered court access to the public and press.

Translation: Zorba
Original post: http://www.perugiamurderfile.net/viewtopic.php?p=112392#p112392

For accreditation of journalists you need to send an email with your name, membership number and proof of professional status to pg.firenze @ giustizia.it.

The public can access the courthouse through the side openings Peretola and San Donato, while journalists and accredited technicians will access the courthouse by 9 entrances of San Donato, using badges issued with bar codes delivered to them in the specially equipped room next to the entrance area of San Donato, on 25 to 27 September from 13.15 to 19.15 and 30 September, the date of the first hearing, from 7:15 to 9:00.


LA NAZIONE (UMBRIA)

Notice, issued by the Prosecutor General's Office in Florence, re: accreditation of journalists, access to the courtroom, etc

PDF (in Italian):

GIUSTIZIA TOSCANA


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September 25, 2013

Mez, Sollecito: "I'll be back in Italy for the trial"
The boy's father assures: "He doesn't intend to run away, he's just looking for a bit of serenity"

Translation: Tiziano
Original post: http://www.perugiamurderfile.net/viewtopic.php?p=112538#p112538

“I’m just looking for a bit of peace.”
No running away, then. “Raffaele – the man explained to ANSA – is in Santo Domingo where he is staying in a house which was put at his disposal for free by an Italian couple who are his supporters. He is trying to get back in touch with himself, looking for a bit of peace after the difficult events of recent years. In mid-October he has a date to participate in a TV broadcast. In person in our country, certainly not in a link-up from abroad.”


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September 25, 2013 (cont.)

MSNBC Guest Attacks Boehner and Cantor During Segment on... Amanda Knox?! (VIDEO)
By Paul Bremner

... On Saturday’s Weekends with Alex Witt, investigative journalist Nina Burleigh took a cheap shot at House Republican leaders Eric Cantor and John Boehner during a segment about the Amanda Knox saga.


Attachment:
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September 25, 2013 (cont.)

What to expect in court as the Knox and Sollecito appeal begins Monday?
Update: Sept. 25, 2013
By Andrea Vogt

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September 22, 2013

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September 25, 2013

EXPERTS WILL PROVIDE UPDATE AND BRIEFING TO CONGRESS OF AMANDA KNOX AND RAFFAELE SOLLECITO CASE.

(Seattle, WA)– September 25, 2013. A panel of experts will address congressional members and staff on the third trial of Amanda Knox and Raffaele Sollecito during “Update and Briefing on the Amanda Knox and Raffaele Sollecito Case,” a congressional briefing hosted by Sen. Maria Cantwell (D-WA) and Rep. Adam Smith (D-WA9) at the U.S. Capitol Visitor Center, Room SVC 203, on Wednesday, October 2, 2013 from 9:30 to 11:30 a.m.


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Amanda Knox Trial: 5 Key Questions
Documentary exploring the murder of Meredith Kercher and the forthcoming retrial.

The documentary brings together two of the finest minds in the Italian legal system. Fulvia Guardascione, a glamorous criminal lawyer with a case history ranging from rape and theft to armed robbery and murder, argues for the prosecution. Taking the case for the defence is Alexander Guttieres, a no-nonsense Americo-Italian criminal litigator with over 30 years' experience in court.

Their arena is a purpose-built reconstruction of the Villa de la Pergola [sic], Kercher and Knox's Perugia home. Here, the opposing lawyers examine the evidence and contest the arguments on which the trial will turn. They are helped by a supporting cast of crime scene specialists including experts in glass shatter, DNA, sound and martial arts, who are on hand to test the evidence. High-speed cameras, luminous dye technology and hi-tech audio equipment are employed, both in the studio and at the crime scene, to attempt to answer the questions that remain about Meredith Kercher's death.


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September 25, 2013 (cont.)

Amanda Knox documentary reconstructs Italian apartment murder scene in CSI-style probe to try to answer five key questions

The 5 questions:

1. COULD RUDY GUEDE HAVE COMMITTED THE MURDER ON HIS OWN?

2. HOW WAS THE WINDOW AT 7 VILLA DE LAS PERGOLAS [sic] BROKEN?

3. WHAT EVIDENCE PLACES SOLLECITO AND KNOX AT THE CRIME SCENE?

4. DID KNOX OR SOLLECITO LEAVE A BLOODY FOOTPRINT ON THE BATHMAT?

5. WHO WAS HEARD LEAVING THE APARTMENT AT THE TIME OF THE MURDER?

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September 26, 2013

Amanda Knox Trial: 5 Key Questions (Channel 5 documentary)

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Amanda Knox's 'rubbish' is making her look guilty
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Amanda Knox’s play to the US State department?

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Meredith Kercher murder, Patrick Lumumba in the courtroom in Florence. He will be a civil party against Amanda Knox

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Patrick Lumumba will be in the courtroom next Monday with his lawyer; he was initially accused by Amanda Knox of the murder of Meredith Kercher and then released because it was recognised that he was totally unrelated to the crime. The sentence issued to the American student (Amanda Knox) for committing calumnia against the Congolese musician has already been definitively confirmed but the Supreme Court...


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September 27, 2013 (cont.)

Stephanie Kercher “chases away” Amanda Knox: “Leave Meredith’s grave in peace”

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Stephanie Kercher calls for respect for her sister Meredith at least now that she is in her grave: "Her grave is now her safe place to rest in peace and be with us. I hope this is respected by all." Stephanie spoke in a statement released by the family legal anvisor, the lawyer Francesco Maresca.


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Sollecito asked for donations to his defense fund: he is on a month-long vacation in the Caribbean
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Raffaele wanted $500K for "Goliath's fight" to defend himself against the murder charge. Photographs in the tropical paradise are creating controversy

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He asked for money to fight in court against "the giant Goliath," at least "$500,000 for expert opinions fees," but now we see him soak in the Caribbean Sea. [...] The idea of starting a collection on-line to pay court costs had not been very well received by the people of the Internet. Now, however, the young man from Puglia is really under attack. People flooded his blog and his Facebook page asking if the money would be used in going to get a little suntan...


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Sollecito's response to his donors and supporters on his FB page:

Raffaele Sollecito on FB wrote:
"For all those who wonder where I get the money to go to the Dominican Republic, I never gave my consent to release my photos and personal information. Who did it should be ashamed, because it is an act lowest and petty. I have nothing to hide if you do not protect my privacy. I am a guest of a friend of Sassuolo who invited me ... she is an advocate and I'm glad to have good people who believe in me and in the end I deserve it. The collection for legal fees is still intact and certainly I do not use that money for my travel... I will use that money when I have to pay just the cost of the new trial and if ever we advance to the end of it all, I'll give the rest to charity for research."


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Is Amanda Knox ready to face justice?
By Chelsea Hoffman

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Cartwheel: A Novel
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Meredith, back in the coortroom Monday, the appeals trial

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September 28, 2013 (cont.)

Meredith : Monday begins the new trial, without Amanda and Raffaele

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Amanda Knox Faces a New Murder Trial in Italy
By Barbie Latza Nadeau

Knox and Sollecito are appealing their original 2009 conviction. Their 2011 acquittal has been overturned, but that doesn’t mean that the new appeal will mirror the first one. There are new prosecutors and new judges in this case. It will be up to the new appellate judges to rule on what new evidence can be argued in court or what forensic re-examinations can be ordered.


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September 29, 2013 (cont.)

Amanda Knox Appeal II / Meredith Kercher Murder
Update: Sept 29, 2013
By Andrea Vogt

Also, as reported today by Barbie Nadeau in this piece in The Daily Beast, don’t expect Amanda Knox to be wholly absent — while she will not be in court, she will be on TV, in pre-taped sound bytes her handlers have been offering to highly-rated programs like Porta Porta and Matrix in Italy, as well as news shows in the U.S. and U.K. But will it make a difference in court? Stay tuned.


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Meredith Kercher family asks Amanda Knox to stay away from grave
By Lizzy Davies

Italian court to hear fresh appeal against American's murder conviction for 2007 killing of British exchange student in Perugia

On Friday, Francesco Maresca, the Kercher family lawyer, said of the fresh appeal: "The hopes are to have a complete, total, neutral and balanced trial which can then lead to a sentence which, whatever it is, is properly developed and well-reasoned."


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September 29, 2013 (cont.)

Meredith Kercher's family urge Amanda Knox to stay away from grave on eve of retrial
By Alex Delmar-Morgan, Michael Day

THE INDEPENDENT

September 29, 2013 (cont.)

Amanda Knox: new trial to reopen Meredith Kercher murder case
By Nick Squires

Amanda Knox’s retrial for her alleged role in the murder of British student Meredith Kercher starts in Florence on Monday, the latest chapter in a tortuous legal process that has dragged on for six years.

The new court, made up of a panel of appellate judges, will conduct an examination of all the evidence in the case but is unlikely to order the gathering of new material.
...
If the court finds Miss Knox and Mr Sollecito guilty all over again, they will be able to launch another appeal.

If they lose that, then Mr Sollecito would have to return to prison and Italy could apply for the American’s extradition so that she too can be imprisoned.


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Neues Verfahren gegen Amanda Knox: Von der Femme fatale zur Heiligen (German)
New case against Amanda Knox: From Femme fatale to Saint
Von Gesa Mayr

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Knox has won a great victory even before the trial started: She has changed her image of the sex-obsessed student to a merciful victim. [...] She regularly speaks - in fluent Italian - with the media in Italy. There are the down-cast eyes, the sobs in her voice, the "I-don't-feel-well-to-talk-about-it" look.


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Neues Kapitel im Krimi um Amanda Knox (German)
New chapter in crime thriller about Amanda Knox

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Meredith, new trial of Raffaele and Amanda. But Knox remains in Seattle
By Francesca Marruco

First hearing in the Tuscan capital. All hypotheses in the courts: demands for new expert examinations [perizie] and for Rudy to testify

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The requests. Raffaele Sollecito's defence has presented many requests for the renewal of oral argument, including the analysis of the pillowcase from Meredith’s bed, which has never been analyzed. In a document lodged at the Registry of the Court of Assizes of Appeal in Florence, lawyers Giulia Bongiorno and Luca Maori, they ask – as already done in the previous trials – for this pillowcase to be analyzed in which a yellowish stain is visible to the naked eye, which could be of sperm.

Rudy in court. Defence are also asking for the bra clasp to be re-analyzed in order to wipe out all doubt about the presence of Raffaele Sollecito’s DNA (absent according to the defence). The lawyers also want Rudy Guede - definitively convicted to 16 years in prison for murdering Meredith Kercher in complicity with others – to testify in court again. Even the Mac Book pro of Sollecito should be retested according to the defence, because it verifies that Meredith was killed while someone was interacting with the computer. An alibi for both Raffaele and Amanda.


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Meredith murder, trial begins tomorrow in Florence
Amanda: 'It's a [media] circus, I'll not be there'
By Massimiliano Mantiloni

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On the eve of the first hearing of the appeal trial in Florence for the murder of Meredith Kercher, the young American gave an interview published in Corriere Fiorentino, the back room of the Corriere della Sera. However, responding to a question on the judges of Florence that tomorrow will review her position and that of Raffaele Sollecito, she says : "I have a chance to confront Guede in court." [???] Rudy Guede is the young Ivorian already sentenced to 16 years on summary judgment for the murder of via della Pergola in Perugia on the night between 1 and 2 November 2007 . "It 's amazing how Guede has fared if we consider the evidence against him," says Knox pointing out that the young Ivorian has provided different versions to shift responsibilities to her and Sollecito.


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No sign of nerves for Foxy Knoxy as she is seen walking in Seattle despite murder retrial starting in Italy today

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September 30, 2013 (cont.)

BBC Radio5 live interview about the retrial of Amanda Knox and Raffaele Sollecito (Host: Chris Wands)

Nikki Battiste

Part 1: http://audioboo.fm/boos/1629871-5-live-interview-about-the-retrial-of-amanda-knox-and-raffaele-sollecito
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Live Updates: Knox Retrial Opens In Italy
By Tom Kington

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Morning session:

Andrea Vogt ‏@andreavogt 1m
Patrick Lumumba speaking to press: #amandaknox should be here, but she is afraid, because she knows she has a responsibility.

Barbie Latza Nadeau ‏@BLNadeau 47s
Patrick Lumumba lawyer tells court that #AmandaKnox has not paid him damages yet. #MeredithKercher

Andrea Vogt ‏@andreavogt 16s
Court rules Lumumba may stay and be a part of #amandaknox appeal trial.

Barbie Latza Nadeau ‏@BLNadeau 31s
Lawyer for #MeredithKercher family submitting letter from family, Sollecito lawyer objects to it being read in court. #AmandaKnox

Massimo Solani @ massimosolani 32s (Google translate)
Meredith process #AmandaKnox The defense of Amanda Knox asks to listen to # Guede, the only guilty one, whose conviction is final

Patricia Thomas @MozzarellaMamma
#Knox Defense Lawyer says they are offended by accusations that Amanda is talking too much to the press, as appeal 2 starts in Florence

Barbie Latza Nadeau ‏@BLNadeau 22s
Sollecito lawyer asking for time to make requests, judge says this is not a Taliban court, there is time for every request. #amandaknox

Barbie Latza Nadeau ‏@BLNadeau 12s
#sollecito lawyer asks court to concentrate and focus only on credible evidence, not fanciful evidence like the scream, etc #amandaknox

Barbie Latza Nadeau ‏@BLNadeau
#sollecito lawyer makes point that the "assassin always leaves a trace" and those who are not there cannot leave a trace. #amandaknox

Patricia Thomas ‏@MozzarellaMamma 23s
Sollecito lawyer throws herself into details of DNA found at the scene of the crime in #meredithkercher murder as #amandaknox retrial begins

Tom Kington @tomkington 11:41 AM
Bongiorno says only one trace of Sollecito in murder room, no trace of Knox. Asks for check to see if room was cleaned

Andrea Vogt ‏@andreavogt 1m
Bongiorno: Crime scene conditions prohibited proper evidence gathering. Bra clasp should be thrown out. #amandaknox

Tom Kington @tomkington, 11:55 AM
Bongiorno wants new tests on Kercher's phones, says they are the 'black box' that can prove 22.00 as time of death.

Barbie Latza Nadeau ‏@BLNadeau 4m
Maori now talking about sexual assault evidence, or lack thereof he says.

Barbie Latza Nadeau ‏@BLNadeau 51s
Maori tells court about presumed sperm spot on pillow under #meredithkercher and how it wasn't tested.

Tom Kington @tomkington 12:08 AM
Sollecito lawyer Luca Maori wants untested sperm stain on Kercher's pillow tested. Thinks it will add to proof against Rudy Guede.

Andrea Vogt ‏@andreavogt 1m
Atty Maori: Sollecito defense wants forensic tests done on Kercher's pillow and rock used to break window. #amandaknox

Barbie Latza Nadeau ‏@BLNadeau 5m
#sollecito lawyer tells court how computers belonging to #amandaknox et al were destroyed and could have provided valuable evidence.

Patricia Thomas ‏@MozzarellaMamma 1m
Court hears about bra clasp, blood stains, sperm spots, cell calls, bloody footprints -- deja vu at the #amandaknox re-trial in Florence

Tom Kington ‏@tomkington 1m
Knox lawyer suggests coffee break. 'Coffee makes me nervous', says judge, adding there is lots to get through today.

Barbie Latza Nadeau ‏@BLNadeau 50s
Dalla Vedova for #amandaknox now addressing court.

Barbie Latza Nadeau ‏@BLNadeau 41s
Dalla Vedova tells court this is a rare case, under scrutiny, never ending, half complaining about italian judicial system.

Andrea Vogt ‏@andreavogt 9s
#amandaknox atty CDV: That this trial could go on "infinitely" goes against constitutional rights. Can a person be on trial for life?

Barbie Latza Nadeau ‏@BLNadeau 3m
Important to note this is not a retrial but a new appeal #amandaknox and #sollecito are appealing conviction for murder of #meredithkercher

Barbie Latza Nadeau ‏@BLNadeau 41s
Dalla Vedova asks court for a timely decision, not to drag this out too long. #amandaknox

Barbie Latza Nadeau ‏@BLNadeau 2m
Ghirga now up for #amandaknox appeal #meredithkercher

Barbie Latza Nadeau ‏@BLNadeau 39s
Prosecutor Crini convinces judge to take a coffee break for half an hour, then he will speak.

Andrea Vogt ‏@andreavogt 1m
#amandaknox trial suspended for 30 minutes, prosecution to make arguments at 13:15.

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September 30, 2013 (cont.)

Amanda Knox 'accused bar owner to divert suspicion' over Meredith Kercher murder
By Nick Squires

Mr Lumumba successfully sued the American student for defamation.
“Why did she accuse Lumumba?” said his lawyer, Carlo Pacelli, during a break in proceedings in the modern court complex on the outskirts of Florence. “It was to throw off course the police investigation.” [...]
The Congolese businessman is hoping to be admitted as a civil plaintiff in the new trial, as he was in the original trial of Miss Knox and Mr Sollecito.


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Amanda Knox retrial over killing of Meredith Kercher begins in Italy
By Jethro Mullen and Erin McLaughlin

"Sollecito, her former boyfriend, told CNN he plans to stay in the Dominican Republic with a friend. At the moment he says he has no immediate plans to return to Italy."


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Amanda Knox's 2nd appeals trial for murder opens
By Colleen Barry, AP

The bar owner, Patrick Lumumba, showed up at the trial Monday, saying he did so to underline the damage he suffered from Knox's false accusations.
"I say the same thing I said six years ago. I think she is guilty, and that is why she slandered me," Lumumba told reporters. Knox's conviction for slandering Lumumba has been confirmed by the high court, but it asked the Florence appeals court to determine if it should reinstate it as an aggravating circumstance that Knox lied to derail the investigation and protect herself from becoming a murder suspect.
In its first move, the Florence court rejected a motion by Knox's lawyers to exclude Lumumba from the new appeals trial as a civil participant, a status that allows him to seek further damages. His lawyer says Lumumba is owed more than 103,000 euros ($139,500) in legal fees."

...
"We refute the idea that because Amanda is not coming, that Amanda is guilty, that Amanda is using a strategy. Amanda always said she was a friend of Meredith's, Amanda has always respected the Italian justice system," Knox's defense lawyer Luciano Ghirga told reporters before the trial opened.


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Afternoon session:

Nick Squires ‏@NickSquires1 38s
#AmandaKnox retrial in Florence, day one. Defence lawyer ridicules idea that a "Satanic orgy" led to #MeredithKercher's murder.

Barbie Latza Nadeau ‏@BLNadeau 2m
Prosecutor Crini seemingly supports the original crime theory but has very different style from Mignini #amandaknox

Barbie Latza Nadeau ‏@BLNadeau 1m
Defense lawyers all attentive as prosecutor addresses the court. #amandaknox #meredithkercher

Andrea Vogt ‏@andreavogt 57s
#amandaknox prosecutor Crini cautions against re-hearing evidence just because there are controversial interpretations of trial facts.

Tom Kington ‏@tomkington 3m
Knox prosecutor Crini is rambling. As usual, Sollecito lawyer Bongiorno -- one of Italy's top lawyers - has been best performer.

Barbie Latza Nadeau ‏@BLNadeau 38s
Prosecutor pours scorn over results of independent review in last appeal, implying they weren't so independent after all. #amandaknox

Nick Squires ‏@NickSquires1 25s
Good news for #AmandaKnox. Chief prosecutor in her murder retrial is delivering a waffly, woolly address without direction or bite.

Barbie Latza Nadeau ‏@BLNadeau 26s
Sollecito's father taking furious notes as prosecutor speaks. #amandaknox

Barbie Latza Nadeau ‏@BLNadeau 1m
Prosecutor says time of death for #meredithkercher has been established, no need to revisit, all these new reviews are just more opinions

Andrea Vogt ‏@andreavogt now
Prosecutor Crini: Cassation annulled not because elements were missing, but because improper logic used to interpret existing evidence.

Barbie Latza Nadeau ‏@BLNadeau 1m
Prosecutor gets giggles momentarily after la repubblica journo's phone rings lone ranger tune in courtroom. #amandaknox

Tom Kington ‏@tomkington 1m
Knox prosecutor Crini hears cell phone in court which plays bugle call and jokes "I'll get to the point." Gets laugh from judge.

Barbie Latza Nadeau ‏@BLNadeau 1m
Prosecutor gives explainer on dna and how sometimes dna lasts years and years, how can it be contaminated in just six weeks.#amandaknox

Barbie Latza Nadeau ‏@BLNadeau 39s
Prosecutor Crini uses lots of body language as he speaks, he is new face on this familiar scene, lay judges concentrating.

Andrea Vogt ‏@andreavogt 5m
#amandaknox prosecutor Clini requesting that additional DNA testing be done on knife using newer, more sensitive instrumentation.

Barbie Latza Nadeau ‏@BLNadeau 13s
Prosecutor done, now lawyers for family of #meredithkercher up #amandaknox


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Afternoon session (cont'd):

Barbie Latza Nadeau ‏@BLNadeau 31s
Lawyers for #meredithkercher reiterates support for prosecutor and intention to also point out irregularities in appeal #amandaknox

Barbie Latza Nadeau ‏@BLNadeau now
Two lay judges whispering between them as #meredithkercher lawyer Maresca speaks. #amandaknox

Andrea Vogt ‏@andreavogt 13s
Kercher attny Maresca to court: Defence requests are just the same old arguments specially remixed for you. #amandaknox

Barbie Latza Nadeau ‏@BLNadeau 23s
Judge in #amandaknox is tough as nails on lawyers, has deep baritone voice like a singer. #meredithkercher

Barbie Latza Nadeau ‏@BLNadeau 17s
Pacelli speaking on #lumumba's behalf. #amandaknox #meredithkercher

Barbie Latza Nadeau ‏@BLNadeau 29s
Lumumba lawyer says #amandaknox was the first to mention #meredithkercher scream, now they don't want it as evidence, he asks

Tom Kington ‏@tomkington 5m
After Kercher prosecutor Crini plays down need for new evidence tests, Kercher lawyer Maresca calls Nara Capezzale a 'marvellous' witness.

Rebuttals:

Barbie Latza Nadeau ‏@BLNadeau 12s
Back to bongiorno, rebuttal round.. Says she wants to take knife apart for further tests #amandaknox #meredithkercher


Barbie Latza Nadeau ‏@BLNadeau 49s
Dalla Vedova up, says they need to clarify Aviello testimony,hear from him again? #amandaknox #meredithkercher

Barbie Latza Nadeau ‏@BLNadeau now
Break now until 5:30 while they deliberate requests.. #amandaknox #meredithkercher

Break until 17:30


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Omicidio Meredith, parte processo appello.
Lumumba: "Amanda in fuga? È colpevole"


Meredith murder, the appeal process.
Lumumba: "Amanda on the run? Guilty"


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Original post: viewtopic.php?p=112912#p112912

Lawyer Kercher: "Defendants were on the scene of the crime." "We are still convinced of the presence of all three defendants at the crime scene," said Francesco Maresca, lawyer for the family of Meredith Kercher. "I think she (Amanda Knox, ed) is talking too much, frankly, and this continual attitude in making the victim is inappropriate," added the lawyer. ''The only way in which our pain and our suffering will soon start to be alleviated, is to get a clearer understanding of the tragic events of November 1, 2007'' is written in a letter to the lawyer Maresca by Meredith Kercher's sister, Stephanie, where she explains the reasons, related to the health of her parents, which did not allow her family to take part in the trial process in Florence. "We are confident that the evidence will be reviewed and that they are given all further requests for evidence - it says - so that all the unanswered questions are clarified and that the court can decide on the next steps in this tragic case. We need to know - she concludes the text - what happened, and Meredith deserves at least the dignity of truth.


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Amanda Knox not in court for Meredith Kercher murder retrial in Florence - VIDEO
Francesco Sollecito and Francesco Maresca speak to reporters

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Raffaele Sollecito on TODAY:

Raffaele Sollecito: Murder retrial 'destroying my life' (VIDEO)

http://www.today.com/video/today/53144379/#53144411

Amanda Knox ex-boyfriend on retrial: ‘I still live in a nightmare’

Sollecito’s American lawyer, John Q. Kelly, said he expects his client’s legal battle to continue indefinitely.

“You’re not going to see any finality here regardless of what this appellate court decides. It’s going to go back up to the Supreme Court again and probably back down again, too,” he told Guthrie. “It’s going to be a never-ending fight.”


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'They destroyed my life': Raffaelle Sollecito says he does not see a future or end to the 'nightmare' as Meredith Kercher murder retrial begins in Italy
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Florence Court of Appeal - VIDEO (La Repubblica)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?&v=n9xebM_Wv5A

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The appeal will be heard by a panel composed of Judge Alessandro Nencini, his assistant judge and eight jurors [6 regular lay judges + 2 alternates/substitutes], five women and three men. Over 200 media passes have been requested and TV cameras are being kept outside the building.


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September 30, 2013 (cont.)

Stephanie Kercher's Letter to the President of the Appeals Court, Alessandro Nencini
(Image: courtesy of Massimo Solani via Twitter: https://twitter.com/massimosolani)
Original post: http://www.perugiamurderfile.net/viewtopic.php?p=112922#p112922)

Translation: Tiziano
Original post: http://www.perugiamurderfile.net/viewtopic.php?p=112925#p112925

Dear Dr Nencini,

We have talked a lot in our family in order to come to make the difficult decision not to come to Italy for the beginning of the trial. My mother is in dialysis three times a week and this has an enormous impact on her health. My father has had two strokes in the past. This period is particularly stressful for us all and we desperately want to discover the truth and find justice for Meredith, who was taken away from us so brutally and unnecessarily. We have thus decided to support each other in the family here in the UK and to follow the trial from here, keeping close contact with lawyer Francesco Maresca and his colleagues.

We are confident that the evidence will be re-examined and that all the other requests for tests will be allowed, so that all the unanswered questions may be clarified and that the Court may decide on the next actions in this tragic case. These have been the six most difficult years of our lives and we want to be able to find a conclusion and remember Meredith as the really marvellous girl who she was, rather than remembering the horror associated with her.

It is a continuous battle every single day, struggling with our emotions, happy memories and desperately sad ones, and the only way in which our pain and suffering can at least begin to to be alleviated is to come to a clearer understanding of the tragic events of November 1st, 2007. Nothing can bring back our beautiful Meredith, and we keep her in our hearts always and in our memory, but we need to know what happened and she deserves at least the dignity of the truth.

Thanking you in anticipation,

Yours sincerely,

Stephanie Kercher and Family


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Live tweets from the court / press room (cont'd)

Evening session:

Andrea Vogt ‏@andreavogt 2m
Judge rejected all defence motions to reopen debate on #amandaknox case. The knife will be tested for trace DNA.

Barbie Latza Nadeau ‏@BLNadeau 3m
Judge back in court, rejecting much of what was requested, no check on pillow sperm, reserves right to decide on some other items.

Patricia Thomas ‏@MozzarellaMamma 59s
Judge adjourns #meredithkercher murder re-trial to Friday, October 4th, after requesting a new forensic exam on knife. #amandaknox

Barbie Latza Nadeau ‏@BLNadeau 3m
The judge ruled yes to aviello testiminy, yes to reexamine the knife. #amandaknox #meredithkercher

Andrea Vogt ‏@andreavogt 39s
Caribinieri RIS will retest knife for trace DNA in #amandaknox case, judge rules.

Tom Kington ‏@tomkington 24m
Kercher judge accepts new test of unexamined trace on alleged murder weapon. Experts to be named on Oct 4.

Tom Kington ‏@tomkington 24m
Kercher judge rejects all evidence requests from defence except pic of Raffaele's bitten fingers to show he couldn't unpick bra.

Barbie Latza Nadeau ‏@BLNadeau 4m
Judge ruled yes to look at photo of raf's fingernails after arrest to see if he could have removed bra clasp. #amandaknox #meredithkercher

Andrea Vogt ‏@andreavogt 3m
Judge in #amandaknox appeal grants prosecution request to hear testimony from mafia turncoat Luciano Aviello, Friday.

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No DNA evidence to place Amanda Knox at the murder scene
By Nick Squires

“How is it possible to find traces of Guede in enormous quantities but not a single trace of Amanda?” Ms Bongiorno, one of Italy’s top lawyers, asked.
“How is it possible that the only trace of Raffaele, which naturally we contest, was on the bra strap?”


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September 30, 2013 (cont.)

Amanda Knox retrial: judge allows new DNA test on alleged murder weapon
Judge accepts request to run tests on tiny DNA trace previously ignored because it was thought too small to be of use
By Lizzy Davies

On Monday night, in the first sign of how the new court may approach the long-running case, the lead judge, Alessandro Nencini, said he had accepted a request to run tests on a tiny, previously unexamined DNA trace on the knife alleged to have been used to murder Kercher. The trace had been ignored before because it was thought too small to be of use.

The court accepted another request to re-hear testimony from a prisoner jailed for mafia crimes who accused his brother of the murder and later retracted the allegation.

But, in a blow for Knox and Sollecito, the court rejected almost all their lawyers' requests for further evidence or testimony. For instance, the court said it would not analyse semen stains at the crime scene. It did, however, grant a defence request for photographs showing Sollecito's bitten-down fingernails to be considered as evidence.

"Before the trial, Francesco Sollecito, Raffaele's father, told the Guardian he was hoping the court would reopen the case by "360 degrees". On Monday night he said that, although he was disappointed the court had rejected most of the defence requests, he was "quite satisfied" with its decisions."


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Meredith, si riparte dal dna
Nuova perizia sul coltello


Meredith, it starts from the DNA
New survey on the knife


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Original post: http://www.perugiamurderfile.net/viewtopic.php?p=112973#p112973

"The trace of DNA on which it will be provided for the scientific examination so far has not been analyzed because, unlike the others, was considered by the experts "in quantities not sufficient to provide a reliable result. ''Now the Court requests that the assessment is made​​, however: it will be for the courts to assess the relevance of the results. Aviello is a former collaborator of justice and was a cellmate of Sollecito. The purpose of his call is purely procedural: the Supreme Court has in fact criticized the decision of the Court of Appeal of Perugia, which did not call him to testify again after s/he had recanted the allegations to his brother - that has cost him an investigation for slander - referred to as the perpetrator of the homicide of Meredith. The Court also ordered the acquisition of photos of the hands of Sollecito, attached to the statement of defense, from which it appears that he chews his nails, given that the defense may consider it relevant as regards the possibility that he leaves traces of DNA.

The decisions of the Court of Assizes of Florence have been welcomed both by the defenders of the accused, and by the Attorney General. Sollecito "was pleased with new tests of evidence on the knife - said his defense counsel, the lawyer Giulia Bongiorno - because it deepens the findings and truth about his innocence might finally emerge."


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September 30, 2013 (cont.)

Summary of Sep.30 court proceedings in La Nazione:

Process Meredith, yes to new test on the knife
Rejected other defense requests

By Roberto Davide Papini

Tranlsation: Google + Guermantes
Original post: http://www.perugiamurderfile.net/viewtopic.php?p=112986#p112986

At the opening [of the trial], the lawyer Dalla Vedova (Amanda Knox's defense) had put forward a plea of ​​constitutionality for a process "that is likely to be delayed indefinitely" between appeal and the Supreme Court, arguing that in the case of trials for murder (where there is no statute of limitations, it being provided by life imprisonment), it is the right of the accused not to be judged forever.
[Prosecutor General] Crini has contended that it is an abstract hypothesis and that the procedural system is structured so as to avoid, in fact, a judgment infinity.


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Lawyers' reactions to the Judges' decision:

Bongiorno speaks to reporters outside the Palace of Justice (VIDEO)

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Ghirga Interview (VIDEO)

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

Interviews with the protagonists of the first hearing (VIDEO)

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Amanda Knox Appeal II / Meredith Kercher Murder
Update: Sept 30, 2013
By Andrea Vogt

An appeals court judge in Florence ruled Monday to allow new testing of the kitchen knife believed to be the murder weapon in the murder of Meredith Kercher. On Friday, the Carabinieri (RIS) of Rome will be sworn in to carry out the forensic testing of low copy number DNA on the knife, known as “Trace 36-I”. It is a development welcomed by all sides of the case. [...] The court also agreed to hear testimony from mafia turncoat Luciano Aviello at Friday’s hearing.


THE FREELANCE DESK

Amanda Knox retrial begins – without the stars of the show
By Andrea Vogt

Prosecutor Alessandro Crini had said it was the defence that was dragging the case out by asking for so many aspects of the trial to be discussed again. Crini had argued that the new trial should be more limited in scope, concentrating on the murder weapon and using more sensitive forensic equipment for analysing trace DNA.


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September 30, 2013 (cont.)

Amanda Knox Murder Retrial Begins in Florence Courtroom
by Barbie Latza Nadeau

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Amanda Knox Is on Trial Again. What Happens If She’s Convicted?
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September 30, 2013 (cont.)

Appeal Session #1: Judges And Lay Judges Take Their Places For Biz Of Procedures And Scope
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Court in Amanda Knox trial allows new DNA test
By Patricia Thomas

The court also accepted into evidence defense photos showing Sollecito's fingernails bitten down at the time of his arrest, which the defense argues is proof he didn't participate in what prosecutors allege was a drug-fueled sex game that turned murderous.

Kercher family lawyer Francesco Maresca ridiculed the notion that the bitten-down nails were evidence that Sollecito could not have undone a bra clasp that had a trace of his DNA. "I hold it with the fingertips without using my nails," he said.


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October 1, 2013 (cont.)

Knox retrial raises questions about extradition
By Jeffrey Scott Shapiro

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October 2, 2013

Amanda Knox and Raffaele Sollecito's retrial: View from inside the courtroom
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Raffaele Sollecito on Piers Morgan Live

Amanda Knox's ex-boyfriend Raffaele Sollecito: "Nobody would ever stay in a situation like mine, my life now is a hell" (VIDEO)

As the retrial of Amanda Knox is underway in Italy, on Wednesday evening Piers Morgan spoke live with Raffaele Sollecito, Knox's ex-boyfriend and a native Italian who was once convicted in the murder of Meredith Kercher but has since been acquitted.

Welcoming Sollecito via satellite from the Dominican Republic, the host asked his guest about the frustration that comes from continually reliving a case that is nearly six years old..


PIERS MORGAN LIVE (CNN)

Transcript of the Raffaele Sollecito Interview on Piers Morgan Live:

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Piers Morgan Live Transcript Raffaele Sollecito Interview 10-02-2013.docx


October 3, 2013

'I wish I'd never met Amanda Knox': Raffaele Sollecito tells how his life has become 'hell' as he prepares to face trial again for murder of Meredith Kercher
By Michael Zennie

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See also: October 4, 2013

Nonverbal Communication Analysis No. 2547: Amanda Knox's ex-Boyfriend Raffaele Sollecito, Piers Morgan Interview
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Amanda Knox's days are likely numbered
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October 4, 2013

Nonverbal Communication Analysis No. 2547: Amanda Knox's ex-Boyfriend Raffaele Sollecito, Piers Morgan Interview
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Day 2 of the 2nd Appeal Trial

Live tweets from the court / press room

kathleen gadalof ‏@kathleengadalof 2m
9.40 Amanda Knox process resumes in florence

Appointment of experts for testing the sample on the knife I-36 for traces of DNA

La Nazione ‏@qn_lanazione 28m
Meredith process, we start with the appointment of the Ris of Rome on the traces of DNA on the knife # meredithnazione

La Nazione ‏@qn_lanazione 33m
Meredith process, the expertise of Ris on the knife will begin Thursday, October 10 at Ris Roma

kathleen gadalof ‏@kathleengadalof 34m
The sample on the knife I-36 will be collected from lab of Conti Vecchiotti and tested by 31st October. Next Court date 6th Nov

Andrea Vogt ‏@andreavogt 4s
The new DNA test results from the knife in the #amandaknox case will be discussed in Florence court on Nov 6. A crucial hearing.

kathleen gadalof ‏@kathleengadalof 33m
Other announced Court dates cancelled for 23 24 oct and 7 nov leaving 6 nov and 25 & 26 nov.

kathleen gadalof ‏@kathleengadalof 32m
Very few media and reporters in Court today. Dr Sollecito was there and Mario Spezi who has criminal record for false testimony (calunnia)

Deposition of witness Luciano Aviello

La Nazione ‏@qn_lanazione 12s
Meredith process, begins the hearing of the witness Luciano Aviello

La Nazione ‏@qn_lanazione 15s
Meredith process, we discuss whether the witness Aviello (calunnia defendant) is charged with an offense connected or not # meredithnazione

La Nazione ‏@qn_lanazione 22s
Meredith process, Luciano Aviello shows up in women's clothes and confirms to be on a path to change sex

La Nazione ‏@qn_lanazione 23s
Luciano Aviello repeats: "the perpetrator of the murder of Meredith Kercher is my brother,"

La Nazione ‏@qn_lanazione 1m
Meredith process, Luciano Aviello, when questioned by prosecutor Crini "reiterates the innocence of Amanda Knox and Raffaele Sollecito"

La Nazione ‏@qn_lanazione 1m
Meredith process, witness Aviello talks about a fake seance.

La Nazione ‏@qn_lanazione 4m
Meredith process, Luciano Aviello says: "I didn't get any money from Sollecito"

La Nazione ‏@qn_lanazione 2m
Witness Aviello confirms the allegations against his brother, but it is a rather surreal deposition

kathleen gadalof ‏@kathleengadalof 36m
Court heard from Lucia Aviello who confirmed previous testimony of the 1st annulled Appeal.

kathleen gadalof ‏@kathleengadalof 38m
The Court session Florence this morning short & sweet Avv Bongiorno introduced letter from Aviello inviting her to a meeting at jail in 2010

Machiavelli ‏@Machiavelli_Aki 17m
On Oct. 1, from Bongiorno's speech it was palpable that she was worried about oncoming possible Aviello's testimony

Machiavelli ‏@Machiavelli_Aki 20m
It was not easy to elicit straightforward answers from Aviello, however. He indulged in further stories

Machiavelli ‏@Machiavelli_Aki 39m
Declared that his 'second' version (when he says he lied in exchange of money promise by Bongiorno) was false

Machiavelli ‏@Machiavelli_Aki 44m
Aviello confirmed his (her) version... Brother is the killer, keys and knife hidden behind a stone

Machiavelli ‏@Machiavelli_Aki 20m
@Jhansigir1 He did not detail the versions. He went on yakking about something else until Nencini politely sent him back to the police van

Machiavelli ‏@Machiavelli_Aki 26m
Aviello said he (she) ordered the other intrusion into the cottage and a bogus magic ritual, just to prove he (she) had the key

Machiavelli ‏@Machiavelli_Aki 30m
Nencini noted: Ms.Aviello your testimony to Comodi about the Bongiorno-affair is 73 pages long; contains half page of facts information

Machiavelli ‏@Machiavelli_Aki 39m
Aviello was a laughing stock. judge mentioned his '3 versions'; Dalla Vedova objected: it's just 2. Nencini smiles: 'don't forget the next'

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Meredith process, the deposition of Aviello ends. The trial will resume on 6 Nov

Court adjourned to November 6


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Murder Meredith / Expertise on Sollecito's knife entrusted to RIS

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Original post: http://www.perugiamurderfile.net/viewtopic.php?p=113269#p113269

Starts on 10 October, the expertise on the knife found in Raffaele Sollecito's house, at the offices of the RIS of Rome. The assignment was given this morning by Judge Alessandro Nencini, who chairs the repetition of the appeal, at Florence, for the murder of Meredith Kercher.

"To the Kercher family - said the lawyer Francesco Maresca, on the sidelines of the hearing - we explained that this is simply a necessary act, because the expert opinion on appeal was incomplete." " I think I can say something positive, just in case. In the case of absence, the elements are already so many. This process is already packed with elements," added Maresca. And if tracks are traced on the knife? "It will be a step forward."


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October 4, 2013 (cont.)

La Nazione summary of Oct 4 hearing:

Process Meredith, November 6 the verdict of Ris on the knife. Witness Aviello: "The murderer is my brother"
By Roberto Davide Papini

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The court, presided over by Alessandro Nencini, has entrusted to two officers of the Carabinieri Ris (Major Andrea Berti, of Cascina, and Captain Filippo Barni, Prato) to verify in particular whether the track is attributable to the victim or Rudy Guede, the Ivorian already sentenced to 16 years in prison for complicity in the murder.

The hearing also saw the testimony of Luciano Aviello, the witness inmate who first accused his brother of the crime, then recanted and for this reason is accused of slander. [...] In practice, he was summoned to a duty urged by the Court of Cassation.

In essence Aviello reiterated that the murderer of Meredith Kercher is his brother (of Aviello) and that the statements of retraction are not true. A deposition a little 'surreal', with Aviello who first asks not to be filmed, then asks a camera all for himself, then talks about a seance and a theft of a painting on commission. In the general confusion, the court, prosecution, defense and civil parties, adjourns the hearing after listening to a really surreal deposition.


LA NAZIONE

October 4, 2013 (cont.)

The second hearing of the appeal process-bis, the protagonists speak (VIDEO)

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Mafioso tells Amanda Knox retrial: My brother killed Meredith Kercher

Aviello wrote to court authorities in Perugia three times during the course of the murder investigation and the first trial, but his evidence was deemed unreliable.
Alessandro Nencini, the judge presiding over the Florence retrial, which is technically a second appeal, said the claim was “one of the mysteries” surrounding Miss Kercher’s murder.
Francesco Maresca, a lawyer for the Kercher family, cast doubt on the testimony and said Aviello was a “fantasist with many problems.”


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October 4, 2013 (cont.)

Amanda Knox retrial: mafia gangster claims brother was killer
By Tom Kington

In June 2011 a fellow inmate of Aviello's called by the prosecution said Aviello had told him had been offered €70,000 (£59,000) by Giulia Bongiorno, one of Sollecito's lawyers, to invent the story.
Cosimo Zaccari, who was then in jail for fraud, libel, criminal conspiracy and receiving stolen goods, told the court Aviello had confided in him that, "I was contacted to create confusion in the trial".
Alexander Ilicet, who shared a cell with Aviello, also testified, stating that Aviello had boasted of being offered €158,000 by Bongiorno, which Aviello planned to use for a sex change. In court on Friday, Aviello denied she had been paid to make her claims.
Officially, Aviello was asked by the prosecutor to take the stand on Friday because she had not been allowed to repeat his 2011 retraction in court, a point made by Italy's supreme court in its ruling to overturn Knox and Sollecito's appeal.
As such, her evidence on Friday was considered a formality, rather than a real part of the new trial, judge Alessandro Nencini said at the trial's first hearing on Monday. Bongiorno called the appearance irrelevant.


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October 4, 2013 (cont.)

Transgender ex-mobster tells court her brother killed Meredith Kercher, not Amanda Knox, Raffaele Sollecito
By AFP

"Luciano Aviello [...] told the court she wanted to be referred to as "Luciano Lucia".

"My brother is the guilty one, not Amanda or Sollecito," said Aviello...


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Amanda Knox Judge Orders New DNA Tests on Knife
By Phoebe Natanson and Mark Mooney

The judge also told the experts to alert the court whether it is even possible to test the trace for DNA because previous forensic experts said they believed it was not sufficient.

"We are going to examine something we do not even know if it exists" Judge Alessandro Nencini said according to the Italian news agency ANSA. "If it is not found or it has been kept in a way that this test cannot be carried out, the experts must tell us immediately."

If the DNA trace can be tested, a report on the findings must be filed by Oct. 31. The next court hearing is set for Nov. 6.


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Appeal Session #2: Witness Luciano Aviello And Knife Test Arrangement Main Biz In Court
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In Rome, the experts will analyze trace DNA on knife
Meredith, the appeal-bis goes live

By Massimiliano Mantiloni

Even today there were no defendants in the courtroom. Amanda keeps up to date, exchanging text messages with her defense lawyer. Sollecito could come to Florence for the hearings in November when he assured the lawyer Bongiorno will make a voluntary statement.


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Meredith, new expertise
Sollecito will speak in the courtroom


"Raffaele will be in the courtroom, is interested in making a voluntary statement," said one of the defenders of Raffaele Sollecito, lawyer Giulia Bongiorno, reiterating that her client will participate in some of the trial in the Assize Court in the course of a new appeal in Florence, but without specifying when.


LA REPUBBLICA

October 4, 2013 (cont.)

Sollecito's message to Quarto Grado via SKYPE

"Tornerò in aula e rilascerò una dichiarazione spontanea"

"I'll be back in the courtroom and will release a voluntary statement" (VIDEO)

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Full Oct 4 Episode of Quarto Grado (VIDEO)

The Meredith Kercher murder case segment starts @~23 min
Patrick Lumumba Interview - @30 min
Raffaele Sollecito's Statement - @39 min

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Raffaele Sollecito in Santo Domingo: “I'll stay here, at least for now." - EXCLUSIVE VIDEO INTERVIEW

Raffaele Sollecito: "My future is in the Dominican Republic or somewhere else around the world, certainly not in Italy."

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“I PREPARE MY FUTURE” – “Here I spend my days learning Spanish and preparing a plan for my future,” says Sollecito. Who also promises to return for the trial. Although he says: “I do not know when. Not right away. Perhaps for the November 6 hearing when the Ris Carabinieri deliver the tests results on the blade of the knife seized in my kitchen. Again the knife where there are no traces of mine, where perhaps there are those of Amanda because she used it for cooking, where those of Meredith are not there and where the dirt and the starch indicate that it had not been washed.”


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October 8, 2013 (cont.)

Sollecito speaks: "My future is outside of Italy"

Father of Raffaele: "The future of Raffaele will be working abroad but only after he has resolved his problems with the law": this, underlined by the father of the young computer engineer, Francesco Sollecito. Speaking to the Ansa news agency he reiterates that his son "will be in Court for the next hearing." "And I - he adds - I'll be by his side for the new ordeal." "If Raffaele was going to escape justice - said Francesco Sollecito - he would not have had representation at the Court of Assizes of Appeal of Florence."


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Amanda Knox Appeal II / Meredith Kercher Murder
Update Oct. 9, 2013

The new forensic testing of the knife ordered by Judge Alessandro Nencini at the start of Amanda Knox’s appeals trial in Florence is going ahead at the Caribinieri RIS laboratories in Rome. But how crucial will the results be to appeal outcome?


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October 10, 2013

Cara Delevingne to star in Amanda Knox film - but unlikely to play lead "Foxy" role
By Clemmie Moodie

Cara, 21, has, perhaps controversially, signed up for a role in the upcoming flick based around the Amanda Knox story.

A source tells me: “It doesn’t look like Cara will be playing Foxy Knoxy but she will have a major role, as the director wants to focus on events surrounding the trial and the people whose lives have been affected by it."


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October 10, 2013 (cont.)

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BREAKING #MeredithKercher The new test on the knife that is believed to have been used to kill Meredith confirms traces of DNA linked to #Amanda Knox

October 11, 2013

Meredith process: human DNA found on the knife

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The work of the police of the Ris of Rome, flanked by the consultants of the parties, has started on the trace of DNA found on the knife seized at the home of Raffaele Sollecito and not yet examined.

The survey, which began as early as yesterday afternoon, and that will continue for the day today, has been ordered by the Court of Assizes of Appeal of Florence in ongoing trial for the murder of Meredith Kercher: defendants are Amanda Knox and Raffaele Sollecito. During the appeal process the new subject of expertise is the trace that had not been examined because it was considered of insufficient quantity.

The work on the weapon had led to the identification of a small trace of genetic material. From the latest updates it was revealed that this trace was human DNA.

They are now taking all steps to give attribution to certain genetic code. Exams are held in the presence of consultants appointed by all the parties to the proceedings.


LA NAZIONE

October 11, 2013 (cont.)

Meredith, DNA trace found on the knife analyzed
By Massimiliano Mantiloni

Translation: Google

Human DNA found in an individual trace, but so far has not yet been identified, on the knife considered to be the weapon used to kill Meredith Kercher in 2007 in Perugia. That is what emerged from the examinations conducted by the police of Ris in Rome on the orders of the Court of Florence, in front of which the second appeal of Amanda Knox and Raffaele Sollecito is being held.


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October 11, 2013 (cont.)

Meredith's Murder: Human DNA on the murder weapon (VIDEO)

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The analysis of the third trace on the knife: it is from Amanda

Tests made by the Scientific Investigations Department of Rome (hereinafter referred to as RIS) do not call into question either Sollecito or Guede.

The lawyer Maori: "I am satisfied, it's a foregone conclusion. That is not the murder weapon."

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In the second appeal of Amanda Knox and Raffaele Sollecito the genetic analysis returns to the foreground.

The RIS of Rome has analyzed the trace on the knife - the murder weapon according to the reconstruction of the prosecution - that had already been identified between handle and blade already in the first appeal process but so far hadn't been examined, unlike the other two [traces] (one on the handle and the other on the blade). The extracted DNA profile can be traced back only to Amanda Knox. The inspection was carried out on the basis of the request from the judges asking the RIS experts to investigate in order to ascertain the possible presence of DNA belonging to Meredith or Rudy Guede.

The trace examined was located at the intersection between handle and blade (the knife was then 'open'). The quantification of the extract returned a DNA of 2 picograms. A quantity that would have been "too low" to proceed further under the old techniques, but which has now been possible to analyze and attribute to Knox. The technical assessment, conducted in the presence of the parties, began yesterday and ended today with a second examination as cross test.

Among the first reactions, that of the lawyer Luca Maori, a lawyer for Raffaele Sollecito. "I am satisfied with the outcome, which could only be that," says Maori alluding to the fact that the traces found on the handle of the knife had already been identified - without challenge - as Amanda's and it would therefore be "obvious that the finger would touch even close to the intersection." In other words, it appeared that "the trace was the continuation of the one already examined previously," and that "the attribution to Knox is normal in relation to a knife that was found in Sollecito's house and that the girl may have touched and used multiple times like other knives that were there." In short, for Maori it is " clear that the knife is not the murder weapon because, firstly, it is incompatible with the wounds inflicted upon the poor Meredith."

It is expected that the outcome of the expert opinion on the knife will be discussed on the 6th of November 2013 at the Court of Assizes of Appeal of Florence.


CORRIERE DELL'UMBRIA

October 11. 2013 (cont.)

RIS: Meredith murder, the trace of the DNA on the knife could be of Amanda

There are elements that would suggest the DNA of Amanda Knox has been found in the trace ... And that would be emerging from the expert's report ordered by the court of Florence for a second appeal. For the final outcome, however, further investigation is needed.


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Quote:
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https://twitter.com/andreavogt

October 11. 2013 (cont.)

Meredith's Murder: DNA evidence of Amanda Knox on the knife

The knife was seized at the home of Raffaele Sollecito and is believed to be the murder weapon. The trace was not examined because the amount of material was deemed insufficient

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The tests started yesterday and continued throughout the day today, in the presence of the consultants of the parties. For the final outcome, however, further investigation is needed. The results will then be presented in a report, which will be filed by the end of October and discussed in court on November 6.
The trace was identified by the experts named in the appeal trial in Perugia, but not subjected to analysis because it was considered not susceptible to "correct amplification, being a low copy number". That is an amount of DNA that "can not ensure reliable results."

The same criterion led to believe unreliable another trace of DNA found on the blade, which was identified as belonging to Meredith Kercher. The experts of the courts of second instance instead believed correct the identification of Knox's DNA on the handle of the knife: Amanda at the time was together with Sollecito and therefore normally used his objects in the kitchen.
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The lawyers Luciano Ghirga and Luca Maori, Sollecito and Knox 's lawyers, are in fact limited to making it clear that they would be satisfied if the rumors were confirmed on the attribution of the DNA profile to the young woman from Seattle. "If the rumor turns out to be true - said the Kercher family lawyer Francesco Maresca - it is thus confirmed that the knife is passed into the hands of Amanda. The survey had to be completed and it was instead left unfinished [in the first appeal.]"


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Voices from the 'Knox camp'

Amanda Knox Update: Will a tiny piece of untested evidence on a butcher knife decide new trial outcome?
September 30, 2013
By Doug Longhini

CBS NEWS CRIMESIDER

October 11. 2013 (cont.)

Good news for Amanda Knox: Victim’s DNA not found on knife
By Candace Dempsey

SEATTLE PI BLOG

October 12, 2013

DNA Results a Key Piece of Evidence in Amanda Knox Case (VIDEO)
Previously untested DNA found on alleged murder weapon no match for victim
By Nikki Battiste

Ted Simon speaking at approx. 00:35: "The hopes of the prosecution have been dashed."

"The findings are unofficial yet."

ABC NEWS

See also October 16, 2013

Amanda Knox Update: DNA test result is a win for American accused of murder in Italy
By Doug Longhini

CBS NEWS CRIMESIDER

October 12, 2013 (cont.)

Amanda Knox: Inside the mind of a former Foxy Knoxy supporter

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Amanda Knox update: DNA on knife doesn't 'clear' suspect
By Chelsea Hoffman

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October 13, 2013

Analysis of an isolated trace on the blade of the knife
Meredith: indiscretions on the DNA of Amanda, expertise filed Oct. 30


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Original post: http://www.perugiamurderfile.net/viewtopic.php?p=113702#p113702

For the final results of the analysis that the RIS carabinieri are doing in Rome on the track isolated on the blade of the knife believed to be the weapon with which Meredith Kercher was killed we'll have to wait until October 30, the day when the experts appointed by the Court of Appeal of Florence file their conclusions. But from the moment the analysis started, there were rumors about the DNA, attributed to Amanda Knox, the American student convicted before and then acquitted for the murder of her roommate Meredith.

But there is no certainty yet. If in fact, as the rumors say, those biological particles belonged to Amanda Knox, the data may lend itself to be read in many ways.


Read full translation here: viewtopic.php?p=113702#p113702

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October 14, 2013

New DNA evidence appears to favor Amanda Knox in retrial

The latest chapter in Amanda Knox's six-year-long legal battle may be taking a turn in her favor after new DNA tests were conducted on the kitchen knife that prosecutors say was used to kill her former roommate Meredith Kercher, ABC News reports.

On Friday, Italian forensic experts began tests on the crucial - and previously untested - piece of DNA found on the alleged murder weapon.


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Andrea Vogt ‏@andreavogt 2m

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October 14, 2013 (cont.)

Porta a Porta preview: from Amanda Knox to Annamaria Franzoni

Tomorrow, Tuesday 15 October, during Porta a Porta transmission by Rai 1, Bruno Vespa will interview Amanda Knox and will address the latest developments concerning Annamaria Franzoni

From Amanda Knox to Annamaria Franzoni. After a lot of politics and economics, Bruno Vespa returns to discussing crime, tomorrow night, Tuesday, October 15, on Rai 1, from 23:20 in a new episode of Porta a Porta, an exclusive interview with Knox and trying to explain to viewers all developments concerning Annamaria Franzoni and her day job that opens the door to getting out of prison.


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Kate Beckinsale Joins Michael Winterbottom’s ‘The Face Of An Angel’
By Mike Fleming Jr.

Kate Beckinsale is set to join Daniel Bruhl and Cara Delevingne in The Face Of An Angel, a drama that Michael Winterbottom will direct from a script by Paul Viragh. The film is based on the book Angel Face by Barbie Latza Nadeau, and the plot bears some resemblance to the travails of Amanda Knox. [...] Here, Delevingne will play the suspect in a murder, and Beckinsale plays a journalist pursuing the case. Bruhl plays a documentary filmmaker who’s also trying to get to the bottom of things. [...] Beckinsale, who’s repped by UTA and Media Talent Group’s Geyer Kosinski, most recently completed the Brad Anderson-directed Eliza Graves with Michael Caine, Ben Kingsley and Jim Sturgess.

DEADLINE HOLLYWOOD

October 15, 2013

Amanda Knox story inspires feature film 'The Face of an Angel'
By Jamie Skorheim

Her story made it to Lifetime TV while her appeals trial was underway in Italy, and now Amanda Knox's story is on its way to the big screen.

Deadline Hollywood reports Cara Delevigne [sic] and Kate Beckinsale will star in "The Face of an Angel" based on the book "Angel Face: Sex, Murder and the Inside Story of Amanda Knox" by Barbie Latza Nadeau.

Cara Delevigne [sic] will play University of Washington student Knox. Beckinsale will play a journalist following the case.


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Amanda Knox Porta a Porta Interview (pre-taped via Skype), October 15, 2013

October 15, 2013 (cont.)

Amanda Knox says she is paying for Italian police mistakes
By Catherine Hornby

Knox said in an interview due to be aired on Italian state RAI television on Tuesday night the case was taking so long to conclude because of a botched police investigation.

"I think I am paying for the mistakes of the police, of the investigators who don't want to admit that they are wrong," she said during a prerecorded Skype interview with RAI's Porta a Porta program.
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"NO FEMME FATALE"

"I hope that this new trial will find me innocent and will look at these facts ... let's look at this all in full, but let's find my innocence," Knox said.
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Knox, who was portrayed as a sex-obsessed "she-devil" by prosecutors, told Porta a Porta she was just a normal person and the image of her they had presented was false.

"I am not the femme fatale criminal fantasy they describe.


REUTERS

October 15, 2013 (cont.)

Amanda : "I and Raffaele - two soldiers who fought a war"

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"I don't want to return to the country in which I had been unjustly imprisoned." Amanda Knox talks from Seattle and defends herself in an interview aired on "Porta a Porta" with the host Bruno Vespa. Tonight's episode is dedicated to the new track "I", analyzed by the police of RIS, a part of the appeals process for the murder of Meredith Kercher.

On the programme, Francesco Sollecito announces the return of his son Raffaele on the day when the experts will explain to the judges the outcome of the analysis on micro-traces of DNA found on the knife. During an interview the young woman from the U.S. talks about her friendship with Raffaele: "We are two soldiers who fought a war."

Edda Mellas, mother of Amanda, however reveals that the whole family follows a course of psychotherapy to overcome the trauma of four years' imprisonment. In the studio also the Kercher family lawyer, Francesco Maresca.


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Oct 15 Porta a Porta episode (full version, in Italian; duration: 1 hr 45 min)

Guilty of Innocent? (VIDEO)

Host: Bruno Vespa
Guests on the show:
Umberto Brindani, Editor-in-Chief (Direttore) of the weekly OGGI
Roberta Bruzzone, Criminologist
Sabina Castelfranco, Italy Correspondent for American Television Broadcaster CBS
Giuseppe Castellini, Editor-in-Chief (Direttore) of Il Giornale dell'Umbria
Roberto Costantini, Writer, Author of You are Evil and At the Root of Evil
Paolo Crepet, Psychiatrist
Amanda Knox and her Mother, Edda Mellas, via Skype (pre-taped interview)
Francesco Maresca, the Kercher Family Lawyer
Francesco Sollecito, Raffaele Sollecito's Father, via video link

VIDEO RAI 1 TV

October 15, 2013 (cont.)

Tweets about the Oct 15 Porta a Porta episode:

Andrea Vogt ‏@andreavogt 38s
Porta a Porta: Brindani (Oggi): If #amandaknox DNA is on knife, it shows it was not washed. Bruzzone: DNA may not be decisive factor.

Andrea Vogt ‏@andreavogt 18m
Porta a Porta has huge plastic model of Via Della Pergola 7, where #meredithkercher was killed. RS will be present Nov. 6, father says.

Andrea Vogt ‏@andreavogt 9m
The African man falsely accused (Patrick Lumumba) on Porta a Porta: An innocent person could never have done what #amandaknox did to me.

Andrea Vogt ‏@andreavogt 59s
Francesco Sollecito: I am scared. My son is terrified. But my son cannot have a future if he hasn’t resolved problems w/Italian justice

Andrea Vogt ‏@andreavogt 58s
#amandaknox via Skype on Porta a Porta: "I was found innocent. There is not a trace of me in the room where my friend was killed."

Sallyoo ‏@Sallyoo 31s
Castellini (director of Corriere dell Umbria) pointing out that MK DNA already found on knife. #amandaknox

Andrea Vogt ‏@andreavogt 35s
In pre-recorded Porta a Porta skype intvu w/mom at her side: #amandaknox (in Italian): "I'm just like you. Just a person like any other."

Andrea Vogt ‏@andreavogt 53s
Maresca on Porta a Porta: Crime scene is is not just Meredith's room, but also nearby bathroom where suspects washed, cleaned after.

Andrea Vogt ‏@andreavogt 55s
#amandaknox on Porta a Porta: I'm paying for mistakes of police and investigators who didn’t want to admit they made mistakes.

Sallyoo ‏@Sallyoo 44m
Psychiatrist on Porta Porta (Crepi [sic]) observed there is no extradition agreement with Santa [sic] Domingo! #amandaknox #raffaelesollecito

Sallyoo ‏@Sallyoo 42m
Seems to have finished with #amandaknox and #raffaelesollecito PortaPorta. Worth a watch if it gets onto youtube, it seemed pretty solid.


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Amanda Knox Skype Interview that aired Oct 15, 2013 on Porta a Porta

Translation: Tiziano
Original posts: see below

Parts 1-2: http://www.perugiamurderfile.org/viewtopic.php?p=146301#p146301
Part 3: http://www.perugiamurderfile.org/viewtopic.php?p=146316#p146316
Part 4: http://www.perugiamurderfile.org/viewtopic.php?p=146335#p146335

Edda Mellas on Porta a Porta:

http://www.perugiamurderfile.org/viewtopic.php?p=146335#p146335

Parts 1-4 in one post (& video clips)

http://www.perugiamurderfile.org/viewtopic.php?p=146404#p146404

Interview of Edda Mellas: http://www.perugiamurderfile.org/viewtopic.php?p=146406#p146406

October 15, 2013 (cont.)

The faces of the Meredith Kercher murder trial (Porta a Porta photo gallery)

RAI TV PORTA A PORTA

October 15, 2013 (cont.)

La Nazione photo gallery:

Amanda Knox interviewed on Porta a Porta by Bruno Vespa

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Amanda Knox trial - understanding knife DNA evidence
By Steven Wentworth

TEK JOURNALISM

October 16, 2013

Amanda Knox Update: DNA test result is a win for American accused of murder in Italy
By Doug Longhini

CBS NEWS CRIMESIDER

October 16, 2013 (cont.)

Amanda Knox likely belongs in prison
By Chelsea Hoffman

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The re-trial of Amanda Knox in the Kercher case will be a show without its star
By Peter Popham

When the re-trial of Amanda Knox and Raffaele Sollecito for the murder of British student Meredith Kercher gets under way for real in Florence on 6 November, there will be one notable absentee. The only person in the entire case that the photographers and TV cameramen and reporters were desperate to have a good look at, will be missing. Amanda Knox who was found guilty, and spent four years in jail, most of them on remand, and who was given an especially harsh sentence because she was supposedly so wicked, will be 4,800 miles away in Seattle.


THE INDEPENDENT

October 17, 2013 (cont.)

Review of Waiting to be Heard and Meredith:

Nothing Fits
By Nick Richardson

Vol. 35 No. 20 · 24 October 2013
pages 35-38 | 6968 words

LONDON REVIEW OF BOOKS


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KING 5′s Lynda Byron Gets First Local Interview with Amanda Knox Since Leaving Italian Prison

After 6 years covering the story of a Seattle student accused, charged, imprisoned and finally acquitted of murder charges while studying abroad in Italy, KING 5 Investigative Reporter Linda Byron is now the first local journalist to interview Amanda Knox in her home town.
...
Amanda Knox: Her Life Now airs on KING 5 News this Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday nights.

“I talked to Amanda for nearly two hours about her life in Seattle, her struggles, the case against her and the future. I think many people will find Amanda someone different from what they believe,” said Linda Byron, KING 5 Investigative Reporter.
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Amanda Knox: Her Life Now is an exclusive, three part series that will air on KING 5 News; Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday in the KONG 10 p.m. and KING 11 p.m. newscasts, and available at king5.com.

A special half-hour program is also in production to air on Sunday, November 3 at 10 p.m. on KING.


BELLEVUE BUSINESS JOURNAL

October 21, 2013

Local TV Station to Air Amanda Knox Interview

KING-TV in Seattle, the NBC affiliate for the region will air an exclusive multi-part interview with Seattle woman Amanda Knox this week.

The interview segments, to air during the KING5 News evening telecasts Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday October 23 through 24, will be conducted by an investigative reporter for the station Linda Byron.


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Pictures of Amanda Knox that were posted on Facebook:

Snuggly cozy new kittens & morning coffee at Amanda’s

ALYSSA WILCOX PHOTOGRAPHY

October 22, 2013

Pictures of Amanda Knox and Cara Delevingne (photo gallery)

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Amanda Knox King5 Interview with Linda Byron

Part 1

Amanda Knox: 'This is where I feel safe'

KING5 VIDEO 1

Part 2

Amanda Knox: Just another UW student?

KING5 VIDEO 2

Part 3

Amanda Knox: 'They wanted to see evil in me'

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Amanda Knox gloats about freedom and fame in interview
By Chelsea Hoffman

In a televised interview (one of three) with King 5 News, Amanda Knox appeared to gloat about her freedom in Seattle while gleefully discussing her on campus popularity and fame. In the biased news report, the anchors laid on the molasses with the false assumption that double jeopardy is allowed in Italy -- something that isn't necessarily true.

It's hard to take Seattle's media seriously when interviews and reports like these air, but it was refreshing to see Amanda appear and answer some questions -- even though they only served to make her look pompous and full of herself.


ALL VOICES

October 24, 2013 (cont.)

KING 5's Linda Byron shares Amanda Knox interview experiencee (VIDEO)

Linda joined Margaret [Larson] to talk more about the exclusive, two-hour interview and shared insights from the conversation, which have been turned into a three-part series: Amanda Knox: Her Life Now, airing on KING 5 News at 10 and 11.


KING5 NEW DAY NW


October 24, 2013 (cont.)

King 5 Seattle’s jingoist reporting favoring Amanda Knox
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Knox-Sollecito Congressional Panel Briefing Oct. 31 by Experts
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GROUND REPORT

October 28, 2013

Congress to Convene Hearing on Amanda Knox
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October 28, 2013 (cont.)

The Secret U.S. Forensic Defense of Amanda Knox
By Andrea Vogt

At least one American university’s laboratories and resources were used to aid in Knox’s acquittal, which was later annulled by Italy’s Supreme Court due to judicial irregularities.

Yet Boise State University lawyers refuse to reveal the full nature of the correspondence and research carried out by BSU forensic biologist and nationally-known DNA expert Greg Hampikian, whose research is cited in Wikipedia and elsewhere as the main reason Knox was set free.


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BSU claims records of professor’s work on Amanda Knox case are trade secrets
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The RIS expert report on the trace of DNA in sample 36-I has been submitted to the Court of Appeal of Florence

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http://www.perugiamurderfile.net/viewtopic.php?p=114500#p114500

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Meredith's Murder: Trace of DNA on the weapon is Amanda Knox's

Translation: Google + Guermantes
Original post: http://www.perugiamurderfile.net/viewtopic.php?p=114462#p114462

Trace of Amanda Knox's DNA found on the knife considered by the prosecution to be the weapon used to kill Meredith Kercher and analyzed in the new appeals process of Raffaele Sollecito and the American student, which is continuing in Florence. That's what emerges from the assessment carried out by the RIS scientific police and available to the Court and filed today.


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October 31, 2013 (cont.)

Meredith Kercher trial: Amanda Knox's DNA on the knife considered murder weapon

Translation: Google + Guermantes
Original post: http://www.perugiamurderfile.net/viewtopic.php?p=114464#p114464

The expertise: extremely small amounts of DNA
Genetic testing on the track analyzed in the appeals process of Raffaele Sollecito and Amanda Knox for the murder of Meredith Kercher, showed "the presence of an extremely small amount of genetic material resulting from the contribution of one or more female subjects". Write in their conclusions the experts appointed by the Court of Assizes of Appeal of Florence. The RIS experts appointed to examine the sample "in complex analytical conditions" (low-template DNA or low copy number). According to the experts, comparisons have "ruled out the hypothesis that the genetic material of Meredith Susanna Cara Kercher, Rudy Hermann Guede and Raffaele Sollecito are present in the trace "I" and, therefore, such persons may have contributed, with their biological material, to the trace "I"".

"Likewise - add the experts - overall assessment of the results of the interpretation put in place, supports very significantly the hypothesis that the genetic material of Amanda Marie Knox is present in the trace I, and that, therefore, Amanda Marie Knox has contributed, with her biological material, to the trace I".


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Perugia, Meredith, Amanda Knox's DNA on the knife

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Original post: http://www.perugiamurderfile.net/viewtopic.php?p=114467#p114467

...But the very absence of biological traces of the victim means to the defenses that it [the knife] cannot be the murder weapon. It outlines already 'the battle that will take place' in the Court of Assizes of Appeal of Florence on Wednesday, when the results of the appraisal conducted by Major Andrea Berti and Capt. Filippo Barni of Ris Carabinieri in Rome will be discussed.


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October 31, 2013 (cont.)

Lawyers' reactions to the RIS expert report:

Giulia Bongiorno, Sollecito's defense

The result of the expertise filed today in the ongoing trial of Florence is "further proof that there is no link between Raffaele Sollecito and the murder of Meredith Kercher", emphasizes the lawyer of the young defendant, Giulia Bongiorno. The lawyer stressed the "importance" of the fact that the genetic code of the victim and Rudy Guede (sentenced to 16 years) has not been identified. Emphasizing instead that Knox, having frequented Sollecito's house, would have used the knife normally. "With the results of the expert report filed today - said Bongiorno - it failed to establish the last weak link between the murder and Sollecito."


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"The results of the expertise - says Bongiorno - categorically exclude that the knife is the murder weapon. Yet another demonstration - she adds - that there's nothing that links the crime to Raffaele and Amanda, because the only link was the murder weapon, but this expertise excludes that it was."


UMBRIA JOURNAL

Luca Maori, Sollecito's defense

According to the other defense counselor of the young man, the lawyer Luca Maori, the new track is an "extension" of that already analyzed. "It demonstrates - he added - that Amanda took it [the knife} to pull it out of the drawer and make a normal use of it in the kitchen." For the lawyer Maori, also, "there's no DNA of Meredith" on the knife. "As the experts of the Court of Assizes of Appeal of Perugia amply demonstrated" - he concluded.


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Luciano Ghirga, Knox's defense

For the defense of Amanda Knox, the lawyer Luciano Ghirga says. The expertise "excludes more and more the concept that that is the murder weapon" and re-evaluates the work of the experts of the Court of Assizes of Perugia (whose verdict of acquittal was canceled by the Supreme Court, ed) : "Those experts, who had not then had appropriate tools to examine such a low amount of material, had done good."

"The experts appointed by the judges of Florence - adds Ghirga - have in fact reconstracted methods to analyze a sample of low copy number and [they] are the same [methods] according to which in Perugia were not considered reliable the conclusions of the scientific police. Specifically, for the track on the knife attributed to Meredith Kercher, criticisms of the work of the scientific police were then not unfounded."


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Carlo Dalla Vedova, Knox's defense

Knox's lawyer Carlo Dalla Vedova did not sound surprised about the results of the forensic tests.
Remarking on the sixth anniversary of Kercher's murder, which falls Friday, he said, "We still don't have one shred of proof. It will be six years tomorrow since the murder and we are still debating circumstantial evidence which is highly doubtful. There is not one element of proof in this case and there is nothing new."


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Francesco Maresca, the Kercher family lawyer

The family lawyer: "It's a result in line with the charges"
"The survey confirms what had been unofficially anticipated. It proves that the knife was used by Knox and that element, evaluated together with those already present, lets assume the responsibility of the accused" - is the comment of the Kercher family lawyer, the lawyer Francesco Maresca, on the results of the survey on the trace of DNA found on the knife seized in Raffaele Sollecito's house and considered to be the murder weapon of Meredith. The tests attribute the trace to Amanda Knox, Rafaele Sollecito's co-accused.


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"Amanda used that knife."
The same Maresca disputes the conclusion that Meredith's DNA wasn't found on the knife. "You have to remember that on the tip of the knife had been found (during the scientific police investigation, ed) the profile of the victim," said the lawyer to Adnkronos, "the experts in the first appeal (in Perugia, which was annulled by the Supreme Court, ed ) did not contest this profile as a result of the lab work, but objected to the limited biological substance on the outcome of the examination. So there is no question but if you could examine the outcome or not."


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October 31, 2013 (cont.)

Amanda Knox Forensic Tests Do Not Find Victim's DNA on Knife Spot
By Phoebe Natanson

ABC NEWS

October 31, 2013 (cont.)

Why DNA Test Results 6 November May Leave No Further Argument Over Knox And Sollecito Guilt
Posted by Peter Quennell

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October 31, 2013 (cont.)

Washington politicians hold briefing on Amanda Knox case (VIDEO)

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October 31, 2013 (cont.)

Meredith, Amanda's DNA trace on the knife

The results of this new survey will be discussed in the courtoom in the next hearing in Florence, on November 6. That day, for the first time in the appeal thereof, will be one of the defendants, Sollecito. He assured his father, Francesco. After a holiday in Santo Domingo, now Raffaele is traveling to Italy, waiting to get to Florence.


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October 31, 2013 (cont.)

Sollecito informed by SMS, will be in the courtroom

As previously announced, Raffaele Sollecito "will be in the courtroom" in Florence, November 6, for the next hearing of the new appeal trial for the murder of Meredith Kercher. Said to the ANSA news agency his father, Francesco, who informed the young man by text message of the results of the report filed today. Raffaele Sollecito is currently traveling to Italy after a holiday spent in Santo Domingo.

"I wrote to him that in the report is what we had hoped," said Francesco Sollecito referring to the message sent to his son." "I explained to him - he added - favorable conclusions reached by the experts of RIS. Telling him that he must be extremely happy." "The expert report filed today - still claimed Francesco Sollecito - is flawless, scrupulous and adheres to the canons and protocols of the international community. Re-evaluates - said Francesco Sollecito - the work of the experts of the Court of Assizes of Appeal of Perugia."


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Tweeted by Barbie Latza Nadeau ‏@BLNadeau 7m

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@GianluigiNuzzi interview w/Rudy Guede on Quarto Grado Nov 1, on 6yr anniversary of #meredithkercher murder, will be interesting #amandaknox


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November 1, 2013

Quarto Grado episode tonight November 1, Preview: Interview with Rudy Guede and other cases

Moreover Fourth Degree turns the spotlight on the crime of Perugia. The only one to serve the sentence is Rudy Guede, who was sentenced to 16 years in prison. Tonight will air an exclusive interview with the young man.


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November 1, 2013 (cont.)

The parents of Valentina Salomone and the testimony of Rudy Guede

Six years after the death of Meredith Kercher, Rudy Guede breaks silence from prison...
Friday 1st November at 21:10 on Retequattro


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Rudy Guede has written a letter to Quarto Grado

The letter of Rudy Guede on the truth of the murder of Meredith Kercher
By Maddalena Balacco

Translation: Jools
Original post: http://www.perugiamurderfile.org/viewtopic.php?p=148028#p148028

Rudy Guede wrote:
“The same judges that did not want to believe me, they say that I did not kill Meredith, I have not stolen and I have not done any simulation [of the crime scene]. I want to point out that those who committed this terrible act are still at large..."


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Kercher murder, Rudy Guede from prison: "I'm not a liar"

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November 1, 2013 (cont.)

Quarto Grado episode November 1, 2013

On November 1, six years ago, Meredith Kercher was killed. For the first time after his sentence of 16 years, Rudy Guede breaks his silence and writes a letter from prison to the Fourth Degree. [...] Guede's lawyer, Nicodemo Gentile, confirms what was written by his client.


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Full Quarto Grado episode, November 1, 2013 [2 hrs 21 min] (VIDEO)

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The 19 min segment on the Kercher case (VIDEO):

http://www.perugiamurderfile.org/viewtopic.php?p=148073#p148073

November 1, 2013 (cont.)

Meredith Murder, from 2014 Guede will be able to leave prison

Translation: Tiziano
Original post: http://www.perugiamurderfile.org/viewtopic.php?p=148080#p148080

...the only guilty person ... Rudy Guede will be able to go out of prison from May [2014], having already served half of the sentence inflicted by the court - with time off for good behaviour, time on remand, and a year on parole, every bit already discounted.

The confirmation comes directly from lawyer Nicodemo Gentile during the programme Quarto Grado on Mediaset...


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November 1, 2013 (cont.)

Amanda Knox’s Boyfriend Raffaele Sollecito ‘Visited Meredith Kercher’s Grave in London’
By Umberto Bacchi

Family of British student murdered in Perugia had warned suspects to stay away from cemetery

Raffaele Sollecito paid a visit to the grave of Meredith Kercher, the British student he is accused of murdering with his ex-girlfriend Amanda Knox.
Sollecito, 29, visited the London cemetery where Kercher is buried shortly after being released from jail in 2011, TV show Quarto Grado reported.
"Sollecito didn't give notice to Meredith's family but was accompanied by an English friend to say a prayer in Mez's [Meredith Kercher] memory," a statement revealed.


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See also: November 4, 2013

Meredith Kercher Murder Accused Visits Grave
By Nick Pisa

SKY NEWS

November 1, 2013 (cont.)

Amanda Knox Appeal II / Meredith Kercher Murder
Update: Nov 1, 2013
By Andrea Vogt

Today marks six years since Meredith Kercher was brutally murdered in the bucolic hilltop city of Perugia, Italy, while studying abroad. The quest for justice in the Kercher case has been a protracted and twisted tale, which has tragically magnified the quiet suffering of Meredith’s grieving family as the months (and years) drag on.


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November 2, 2013

New DNA evidence in Amanda Knox trial (VIDEO)

CNN's Fredricka Whitfield talks with Steve Moore about discrepancies he found in the Amanda Knox case.

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November 3, 2013

KING 5 Special: Amanda Knox - Her Life Now (Parts 1-4) (VIDEO)

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November 4, 2013

RadarOnline have published jailhouse letter from Amanda Knox to Raffaele Sollecito (dated 11/11/2008):

http://amradaronline.files.wordpress.com/2013/11/amanda-knox-letter.pdf

November 4, 2013 (cont.)

'I can’t wait for the moment we are freed': Amanda Knox bares her soul to Raffaele Sollecito in never-before-seen prison letter
By Nick Pisa and Rachel Quigley

THE DAILY MAIL

November 4, 2013 (cont.)

Meredith Kercher Murder Accused Visits Grave
Raffaele Sollecito was taken to Meredith's grave in Surrey by an English friend while visiting London in March, a report says.
By Nick Pisa

The news that he went to Miss Kercher's grave will come as a shock to her family, who have asked several times that Knox stay away from the final resting place - despite her making several pleas to visit.

Sollecito's father Francesco described his son's visit to the cemetery in Coulsdon, Surrey as a "private and spontaneous decision". "He went there with friends who he was visiting while staying in England," he said. "They asked him if he would like to go and he said yes."

According to the TV show Quarto Grado, Sollecito did not ask for permission from Miss Kercher's relatives and although he said a "silent prayer" for the British student, he did not leave any flowers.


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Sollecito's arrival in Florence (VIDEO)

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November 5, 2013 (cont.)

Meredith, Sollecito has arrived in Florence. "I have many things to say." On Wednesday, the trial

Translation: Google + Guermantes
Original post: http://www.perugiamurderfile.net/viewtopic.php?p=114702#p114702

Sollecito returned from Santo Domingo where he was on vacation, landing in Florence with a flight from Frankfurt and left the airport accompanied by his father. As previously announced, Raffaele Sollecito intends to make spontaneous statements before the magistrates: "I have many things to say," he said. [...]
Sollecito has arrived at the airport of Peretola but declined to speak to reporters.


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November 5, 2013 (cont.)

La Nazione photo gallery (7 photos):

Raffaele Sollecito arrives in Florence for the hearing of 6 November

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November 6, 2013

Day 3 of the 2nd Appeal Trial

Live tweets and pictures from the court / press room

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RIS expert witness testimony

http://www.perugiamurderfile.net/viewtopic.php?p=114729#p114729 and subsequent posts

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Court adjourned to November 25

November 6, 2013 (cont.)

The Appeal Court schedule:

Closing arguments begin Nov 25.

Nov 25: Prosecution
Nov 26: Civil parties

Dec 16: Sollecito defense
Dec 17: Knox defense

Jan 9: Rebuttals
Jan 10: Deliberations, Verdict.


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Amanda Knox's ex speaks at retrial for murder of Meredith Kercher
By Erin McLaughlin and Barbie Latza Nadeau

Amanda Knox's former boyfriend Raffaele Sollecito took the stand in an Italian court Wednesday, defending himself during retrial in the 2007 killing of British exchange student Meredith Kercher.

"I would like to make you understand that these charges against me are absurd," he said. "There was not a basis to charge me, to put me in jail. I don't wish anybody on earth to go through what I went through. This was something that was so bad."


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November 6, 2013 (cont.)

Amanda Knox Appeal II / Meredith Kercher Murder
Update: Nov 6, 2013
By Andrea Vogt

Raffaele Sollecito gave a 17-minute statement to the court today in Florence, asking them to get to know the real him and pleading for his life back.


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November 6, 2013 (cont.)

Appeal Session #3: Sollecito In Court With Family Lawyer Who Has Been Insistent He Break From Knox
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Sollecito speaks to the trial judges: "Hallucinatory accusations against me, I am not a murderer"
By Roberto Davide Papini

Translation: Google + Guermantes
Original posts: viewtopic.php?p=114832#p114832 ; viewtopic.php?p=114839#p114839

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November 6, 2013 (cont.)

La Nazione photo gallery (31 photos):

Florence, Meredith process, pictures from the Palace of Justice

MULTIMEDIA QUOTIDIANO

November 6, 2013 (cont.)

Verbatim quotes from Sollecito, as per La Nazione:

Translation: Google
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Knox's Ex Sollecito Gives Evidence At Retrial (VIDEO)
By Tom Kington

Raffaele Sollecito, the former boyfriend of Amanda Knox, has been giving evidence in an Italian court at a retrial hearing in Florence.


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November 6, 2013 (cont.)

Raffaele Sollecito: 'You don't understand my life' (VIDEO, duration: 2'09")

THE TELEGRAPH

November 6, 2013 (cont.)

Sollecito in the courtroom : "Thrown into prison on charges proven wrong" (VIDEO, duration: 1'36")

RAI NEWS24

Raffaele Sollecito in tears before the judges (VIDEO, duration: 1'04")

RAI NEWS24

Declarations of Sollecito in court: "My life no longer exists" ("I no longer have a life") (VIDEO, duration: 0'48")

RAI NEWS24

November 6, 2013 (cont.)

Florence, Meredith process, Sollecito does not speak with reporters after his spontaneous statements (VIDEO)

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Sollecito: 'Amanda was my first love'

"Amanda was my first love," he said, adding: "Amanda was carefree. She and I wanted to be isolated in our nest of desire in a little fairy tale." "We were thinking of anything but the distorted, scornful vision of humanity of which we are being accused by the whole world," he said.


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November 6, 2013 (cont.)

Amanda Knox's Co-Defendant Calls Her 'First True Love'
By Phoebe Natanson and Mark Mooney

A lawyer for Knox called today's forensic testimony a "victory," but the prosecution said it would comment on the forensics during its summation.


ABC NEWS

November 6, 2013 (cont.)

Vanity Fair photo gallery:

"Amanda my first true love"
Sollecito in court for the appeal trial in the Meredith case: "I'm being persecuted"

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November 6, 2013 (cont.)

The Nightmare End to Amanda Knox’s Fairy Tale
By Barbie Latza Nadeau

THE DAILY BEAST

November 6, 2013 (cont.)

Amanda Knox Update: Raffaele Sollecito addresses Italian court, says he had no reason to kill Meredith Kercher
By Sabina Castelfranco

CBS NEWS

November 6, 2013 (cont.)

Amanda Knox's ex-lover pleads for acquittal (VIDEO)
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Amanda Knox's DNA Found On Suspected Murder Weapon, Not Victim's, Expert Says
By Colleen Barry

Prosecutors contend the knife was the murder weapon because it matched Kercher's wounds, and presented evidence in the first trial that it contained Kercher's DNA on the blade and Knox's on the handle.

However, a court-ordered review during the first appeal in Perugia, where the murder happened, discredited the DNA evidence. It said there were glaring errors in evidence-collecting and that below-standard testing and possible contamination raised doubts over the DNA traces linked to Kercher on the blade, as well as Sollecito's DNA on Kercher's bra clasp.


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November 6, 2013 (cont.)

Kercher murder suspect Sollecito appears in court

The family of the murdered exchange student were not in court. But their lawyer, Francesco Maresca, said the evidence was clear for all to see. "I think that this court has all the elements to take its decision. Another court has determined why that knife was in Knox's hands," said Mr Maresca.

But lawyers for Mr Sollecito have already said it would be normal for the knife to have Ms Knox's DNA since it was found in her boyfriend's kitchen drawer.


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November 7, 2013

Amanda Knox’s lawyer says there will 'never' be any evidence (VIDEO)
Personalities: Shepard Smith, Theodore Simon

FOX NEWS

November 7, 2013 (cont.)

Keith Miller reporting from Florence (VIDEO)

TODAY

November 7, 2013 (cont.)

Justice, but not as we know it: Meredith Kercher retrial marches on without Amanda Knox
By Peter Popham

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November 8, 2013

Kate Beckinsale visits Rome as she gets into role as a journalist in Amanda Knox film

Kate Beckinsale is doing some digging ahead of her role as a journalist in a film based on a book about Amanda Knox. The British actress has been photographed out and about in Rome with ... author Barbie Latza Nadeau who wrote Angel Face: Sex, Murder And The Inside Story Of Amanda Knox.
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The film, The Face Of An Angel, is directed by Michael Winterbottom and also stars Rush-star Daniel Bruhl and supermodel Cara Delevingne. Cara plays Melanie, a young Englishwoman whom she described as ‘an independent spirited girl’. Melanie meets a film-maker, Thomas (played by Bruhl), who is going through a mid-life crisis as he prepares to make a picture about the murder of a British student in Tuscany.


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November 8, 2013 (cont.)

Film is not about Amanda Knox, and is not a whodunnit, says Kate Beckinsale
By Tom Kington

Beckinsale was in Rome to research her role as a journalist in The Face of an Angel, also starring Daniel Bruhl and Cara Delevingne, which starts filming in the Italian capital and Siena next week...[...] Beckinsale was being given a tour of the offices used by Latza Nadeau, who has also worked for the Daily Beast, at the foreign press association round the corner from the Trevi fountain.


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See also: November 11, 2013

When in Rome...: Kate Beckinsale begins filming for new role as a journalist in Amanda Knox film

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November 8, 2013 (cont.)

The Role Of Alleged Trade Secret Forensic Evidence In The Amanda Knox Murder Case
By Eulonda Skyles

Knox’s lawyers assembled a team of DNA experts to provide research and analysis to aid Knox’s defense. The best-known expert was Greg Hampikian, a biology and criminal justice professor at Boise State University. [...] Hampikian used the platform of the Innocence Project to advocate for Knox’s innocence.


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See also post of October 28, 2013 -->> viewtopic.php?p=114382#p114382

See also: November 5, 2013

Idaho Innocence Project puts new cases on hold after losing grant (VIDEO)
By Michael Locklear

The Idaho Innocence Project won't take on any new cases after its major funding source dried up, according to Director Greg Hampikian. [...] The U.S. Department of Justice didn't award the group a two-year $220,000 grant.

The Boise-based group uses DNA evidence to help free the wrongfully convicted. Hampikian and his team played a role in the acquittal of Amanda Knox, and they are currently working two cases in Idaho.


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November 8, 2013 (cont.)

Nov. 8 Quarto Grado episode (duration: 2 hrs 20 min)

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The 16 min segment on the Meredith Kercher murder case starts @ 01:04:40

Summary of the segment:

Original post: http://www.perugiamurderfile.net/viewtopic.php?p=114950#p114950

Raffaele Sollecito in the courtroom in Florence

Footage is shown of Raffaele Sollecito before the judges of the Court of Appeal of Florence, who are trying him for the murder of Meredith Kercher. Sollecito says he was always a good boy from a good family, who has been involved in an affair that destroyed his life at the age of just twenty years. Once again reiterates his innocence and at the end of the deposition is moved [to tears].


Sollecito's "foot defect"

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November 11, 2013

When in Rome...: Kate Beckinsale begins filming for new role as a journalist in Amanda Knox film

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November 11, 2013 (cont.)

Amanda Knox sets up memorial site for victim

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Sollecito confident of acquittal in Kercher murder retrial
Ex-student says he feels condemned more by media than people

Raffaele Sollecito on Tuesday [Nov. 12] night told a television programme that he had confidence [in] the outcome of a new trial for him and his ex-girlfriend Amanda Knox for the 2007 killing of British exchange student Meredith Kercher [...] Sollecito called in live to television channel La7's current affairs show Linea Gialla, which hosted his defense lawyer Luca Maori and the Kercher family's lawyer Francesco Maresca. ''I am doing this favour (of calling into the show) even if in reality I have decided to remain silent until the sentence is issued,'' Sollecito added.


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Recording of Sollecito's call to Linea Gialla [Yellow Line] (VIDEO; duration: 3 min)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qAxfB5KjwUA

Full Nov 12 Linea Gialla episode

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The segment on the Meredith Kercher murder case starts @1:07:30.

November 13, 2013 (cont.)

Meredith case, Sollecito: "I am confident"
Live call to 'Linea Gialla' on LA7: "People support me because they see the absurdity of these allegations"

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November 14, 2013

Popular forensic crime writer says Amanda Knox is innocent

Popular crime writer Patricia Cornwell said she has no doubts that Amanda Knox is innocent and had nothing to do with the murder of her British roommate Meredith Kercher in Italy. [...] She believes the Amanda Knox case in Italy is an example of a poorly investigated crime, rejecting speculation that British exchange student Meredith Kercher was killed as part of a wild sexual ritual.


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Patricia Cornwell on Amanda Knox, O J Cases

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November 14, 2013 (cont.)

Sollecito speaks with journalists who write for the Giallo magazine:

Meredith murder, Raffaele Sollecito: "It is the image of Amanda Knox that blemishes me" (3 pages)
By Andrea Biavardi and Daniela Uva

Translation: Google + Guermantes
Original posts: viewtopic.php?p=115008#p115008 ; viewtopic.php?p=115067#p115067 ;
viewtopic.php?p=115069#p115069 ; viewtopic.php?p=115071#p115071.


"You ask if Amanda does damage to my reputation? In a way, yes. Not as a person, but her image. The character that has been created, causing problems for me. Would I have liked to see her return to Italy, like me, to participate in the trial? Definitely yes, it would have been a nice gesture. But I do not blame her for not doing so, she is an American citizen and the law gives this possibility. But I am Italian. I have always fought alone in this story, with the help of my family and my lawyers. I will continue to do so. And if I am convicted by a final verdict, I will stand before the gates of a prison."


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Giallo - N. 32 - 20 Novembre 2013

Sollecito: "Yes, Amanda's image has hurt me."

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November 15, 2013

The Secret U.S. Forensic Defense of Amanda Knox
Update: Nov. 15, 2013
By Andrea Vogt

Since the story below was originally published a number of legal experts and concerned taxpayers have contacted me about the rejection of my public records request to Boise State University in 2012 for information clarifying the university’s role in the Amanda Knox defense and acquittal. The request revolved around the undisclosed research / communications of BSU forensic biologist Greg Hampikian, a professor who often consults for defense teams on DNA evidence reliability (Last week Hampikian was arguing the reliability of DNA evidence that convicted a man for the 1988 murder of 12-year-old Sarah Cherry in Maine. He has consulted on a variety of murder cases, as detailed in the story below).


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November 19, 2013

The Story - Greg Hampikian

After years of working with exonerees, Hampikian knows the importance of science and technology in criminal trials, but, he says, problems arise when the human element is forgotten. “We as scientists have enjoyed a reputation we don’t deserve,” he says. “We are treated as if we don’t have all the normal human biases that people have. We hide behind the shield of science the way the church did in the Middle Ages. The truth is that scientists are just as subject to normal human biases as anything else—to the influence of colleagues, to the influence of context.” This, he says, is what happened in the Knox case. For police, he says, “the order was gut feeling, arrest, and then science.”


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November 22, 2013

Harry Potter star to play 'Amanda Knox' character in new movie
By Nick Squires

A former child star of the Harry Potter films plays a character based on Amanda Knox in a forthcoming movie inspired by the murder of Meredith Kercher in the Italian hill-town of Perugia six years ago. The character based on Miss Knox ... will be played by Genevieve Gaunt, 21, who appeared as Pansy Parkinson in Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban in 2004.


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November 23, 2013

Amanda Knox Appeal II / Meredith Kercher Murder
Update: Nov. 23, 2013
By Andrea Vogt

Monday and Tuesday the prosecution and civil parties will make their cases in the Florence court of appeals, which is currently hearing the appeal of Amanda Knox and Raffaele Sollecito.


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November 24, 2013

Murder Meredith: Prosecutor General to request a life sentence in Italy for Kercher verdict

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Original posts: http://www.perugiamurderfile.org/viewto ... 80#p150380 ; viewtopic.php?p=115128#p115128

The deputy Prosecutor General of Florence Alessandro Crini could ask for a life sentence for Amanda Knox and Raffaele Sollecito during his closing speech tomorrow. The magistrate in fact, by virtue of an aggravating [circumstance] connected to the conviction of Amanda Knox for calunnia, may proceed to request the highest penalty for the two ex-lovers, convicted and then acquitted for the murder of the British student Meredith Kercher.


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Day 4 of the 2nd Appeal Trial

Live tweets and pictures from the court / press room

Prosecutor General Crini presents closing arguments (Day 1)

Morning session:

http://www.perugiamurderfile.net/viewtopic.php?p=115157#p115157 and subsequent posts

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Afternoon session:

http://www.perugiamurderfile.net/viewtopic.php?p=115231#p115231 and subsequent posts

November 25, 2015 (cont.)

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Meredith trial, Raffaele Sollecito in court

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November 25, 2013 (cont.)

Meredith murder, the prosecutor: 'False Alibi: Amanda and Raffaele were on the scene of the crime'
Prosecutor Crini: 'The Supreme Court has leveled the judgment of acquittal. Trust the witness that places them in the Grimana Square'

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November 25, 2013 (cont.)

The Assize Court of Appeal of Florence should not repeat the mistake of the Court of Perugia

"The Assize Court of Appeal of Florence should not repeat the mistake of the Court of Perugia made ​​in the method, which atomized elements presented by the prosecution, instead of joining separate elements, thus losing 'the big picture framework of circumstantial evidence.'" This was stated by Deputy Attorney General Alessandro Crini in the indictment at the trial for the murder of Meredith Kercher before the Court of Assizes of Florence.


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November 25, 2013 (cont.)

Appeal Session #4: Today Lead Prosecutor Alessandro Crini Summarises The Prosecution’s Case
Posted by Peter Quennell

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November 25, 2013 (cont.)

Prosecutor In Amanda Knox Appeal: Knox Is Guilty
By Barbie Latza Nadeau

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November 25, 2013 (cont.)

Amanda Knox Appeal II / Meredith Kercher Murder
Update: Nov. 25, 2013
By Andrea Vogt

Razed to the ground. Faulty logic. Conjecture. Implausible. Unconvincing. A combination of inconsistencies. Large spectrum censorship of the facts. These were just a few of the scathing adjectives used by a Florence prosecutor to describe the acquittal decision in the first appeals trial that freed Amanda Knox in 2011. Appeals prosecutor Alessandro Crini wasn’t mincing words Monday in his terse closing arguments, which lasted seven hours and are expected to continue Tuesday, before wrapping with an sentencing request — possibly life.


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November 25, 2013 (cont.)

Amanda Knox prosecutor urges judges not to repeat 'mistake' of acquittal
By Lizzy Davies

He [Sollecito] told reporters outside the court: "I just wanted to say that the things of which I am accused are still, after several years of this nightmare, vague and uncertain. After all this time I must continue to face repeated accusations which do not have any basis in reality or any kind of verisimilitude."

Bongiorno reportedly dismissed the prosecution's account as "impressive but unsuccessful clutching at straws".


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Meredith, Prosecutor Crini: "Elements converge on the two defendants." But Sollecito replies: "Allegations uncertain and approximate"
By Roberto Davide Papini

Translation: Google + Guermantes
Original post: http://www.perugiamurderfile.net/viewtopic.php?p=115270#p115270

At 10:28 started the indictment by the prosecutor Allessandro Crini in the appeal process for the murder of Meredith Kercher, the British student murdered on November 1, 2007, with Amanda Knox and Raffaele Sollecito as defendants. Seven hours were not enough, however (six counting the lunch break), for Crini to finish his speech.


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November 25, 2013 (cont.)

Sollecito's comment on the Prosecutor General closing argument:

"Allegations approximate and uncertain", was the first comment of Sollecito at the end of the indictment. "After all this time - he continued - I have to continue to deal with the situation of repeated accusations that have no basis in reality." Sollecito said that the allegations of today come "after several years of nightmare."


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Sollecito: "Against me, allegations approximate and uncertain" (VIDEO)

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November 26, 2013

Day 5 of the 2nd Appeal Trial

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Prosecutor General Crini presents closing arguments (Day 2)

Morning session:

http://www.perugiamurderfile.net/viewtopic.php?p=115288#p115288 and subsequent posts

Prosecutor General Crini asks for a 26 year prison sentence for both Knox and Sollecito, plus 4 years for Knox for the slander of Patrick Lumumba

Civil parties: Lawyer Carlo Pacelli (Lumumba's defense) presents closing arguments

Afternoon session:

http://www.perugiamurderfile.net/viewtopic.php?p=115345#p115345 and subsequent posts

The hearing ends. The trial will resume December 16th.

November 26, 2013 (cont.)

Summary of Carlo Pacelli's closing argument by La Nazione's Roberto Davide Papini: viewtopic.php?p=115445#p115445

Interview with Carlo Pacelli and his client, Patrick Lumumba (VIDEO)

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November 26, 2013 (cont.)

Revised trial calendar:

Closing arguments continue on December 16.

Dec 16: Civil parties: Lawyers Francesco Maresca, Serena Perna, Vieri Fabiani (Kercher family)
Dec 17: Knox defense

Jan 09: Sollecito defense
Jan 16: Sollecito defense, Rebuttals

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November 26, 2013 (cont.)

'Convict Raffaele and Amanda'
Asked 26 years for him, 30 for her due to slander
Crini's request at the end of the reconstructions. Sollecito is not in court. For Knox sought more severe punishment for slandering Patrick Lumumba

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November 26, 2013 (cont.)

The Florence PG asks for 30 years in prison for Amanda Knox and 26 years for Raffaele Sollecito

According to the Florence PG, murder of Kercher would have been committed with two different knives used by Knox and Sollecito, and Rudy Guede had sexually abused the girl. The PG said that Kercher was "treated like an animal."

According to the reconstruction of Crini, the blow to the throat of the victim was struck by Knox: "The DNA of Amanda is present in a very particular point between the handle and the blade of the knife. A position of DNA presence both significant and disturbing" - said Prosecutor General.


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November 26, 2013 (cont.)

The PG in his indictment asked for extra time for one of the accused [Knox], which should result in a sentence of four years, due to the attempt of "misdirection" created at the beginning and during the long court case. No extenuating circumstances, finally, would be granted to Amanda and Raffaele, in the light of different levels of investigations conducted by the Judiciary of Florence.


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November 26, 2013 (cont.)

Appeal Session #5: Prosecutor Alessandro Crini Proposes 30 Years For Knox And 26 For Sollecito
Posted by Peter Quennell

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November 26, 2013 (cont.)

Amanda Knox Appeal II / Meredith Kercher Murder
Update: Nov 26, 2013
By Andrea Vogt

Noteworthy is the 4 years of jail requested for Knox for aggravated calumny related to blaming Patrick Lumumba for the murder. The request is particularly severe (aggravated) because, Crini argued, the calumny was not a separate stand-alone crime, but rather strictly related to the homicide.


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November 26, 2013 (cont.)

Amanda Knox prosecutor calls for 30-year prison sentence
By Lizzy Davies

On Monday, Crini urged the court not to make the same appeals mistake as its Perugian counterpart. On Tuesday, Sollecito's father, Francesco, said he was left speechless by the request that his son serve 26 years in prison. "Honestly, I was expecting something else, I was expecting something completely different," he was quoted as telling Italian news agency AdnKronos. The day before, Raffaele Sollecito had attended court, denouncing Crini's accusations as "vague and uncertain".


THE GUARDIAN

November 26, 2013 (cont.)

Prosecutor Demands Guilty Verdict for Knox
BY Colleen Barry

Crini departed from past scenarios by suggesting the crime was not so much sexually fueled — an erotic game that got out of control, as the lower court prosecutor described it — but an act of physical violence with a sexual expression.

He alleged that Knox and Sollecito acted with another man in an explosion of violence sparked by tension between Knox and British student Meredith Kercher.


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November 26, 2013 (cont.)

Prosecutor Crini about the DNA on the bra clasp and knife:

The prosecutor arguing U.S. student Amanda Knox's guilt in the 2007 murder of her British roommate says a DNA sample on the blade of the presumed murder weapon was clean and corresponds to the victim.
Prosecutor Alessandro Crini, in his second day of closing Tuesday, sought to dismantle genetic evidence cited by a Perugia appeals court when it overturned the guilty verdicts against Knox and co-defendant Raffaele Sollecito.
At the appeals level, the genetic trace attributed to Kercher in the first trial was deemed by new experts to be unreliable.
But Crini said the trace "has a clean genetic profile" and corresponds to the victim, Meredith Kercher.


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Original post: http://www.perugiamurderfile.org/viewtopic.php?p=150742#p150742

The DNA on the [bra] hook and knife. "Yes, the blood on the blade suggests a pathological use of the knife. Of course you will say that someone had cut [themselves], but I think that this topic should be addressed. And I trust my expert: his arguments, his analyzes seem to me of interest,"said Crini, referring to experts in the biology department of the RIS who analyzed the famous track on the knife, attributing it to Amanda. The PG has defended the work of the forensic [Scientific Police] ("Dr. Stefanoni was put to the grill ") and has repeatedly stressed the impossibility that the knife has been contaminated. "The two highly convincing experts have given us a certain fact - reiterated Crini - a fact that is born into this courtroom and it is a piece of truth: there is Amanda's DNA on the handle, with a profile clear and unambiguous, and a more complex profile between blade and handle. But it is clear that she has used it. And on the blade there is also another genetic profile that points to Meredith Kercher." And "it is a clear trace": "those findings" came out "cleanly." In short, for the PG that knife is the murder weapon.


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November 26, 2013 (cont.)

Lawyers' reactions to the Prosecutor General's indictment of Knox and Sollecito:

Giulia Bongiorno, Sollecito's defense

Bongiorno reportedly dismissed the prosecution's account as "impressive but unsuccessful clutching at straws".


THE GUARDIAN

Luca Maori, Sollecito's defense

"The attorney general of Florence is so polite but his reconstruction does not approach anything that aligns with the facts of the case," says Luca Maori, one of the defenders of Raffaele Sollecito after the indictment of his client by the prosecution in the appeal process for the murder of Meredith Kercher.

The lawyer explained that he "did not have anything to say on a personal or professional [level]" about 11 hours of the magistrate' presentation. "Reconstruction made by the Attorney General is divorced from reality. Among other things, he has completely ignored the expertise in genetics from the first appeal trial in Perugia, believing instead to apply the findings of the forensic traces of DNA on the knife and bra clasp."

According to Sollecito's defense, the attorney general "has shifted to 21.30 hours the time of Meredith's death." "And up to 21.26 - Maori continued - i.e., at the same time, there was human interaction with the computer of Sollecito. There is therefore no time to carry out the murder." "We hope that the judges read all the files in such a complicated case, arriving at a just verdict. That of acquittal of Raffaele Sollecito."


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Luciano Ghirga, Knox's defense

Knox's lawyer, Luciano Ghirga, said there was nothing new so far in the prosecutor's summations. "No new arguments were made, but it was a good presentation," Ghirga said.


USA TODAY

Amanda Knox should be sentenced to 30 years in jail for the 2007 killing of her roommate, Meredith Kercher, prosecutor Alessandro Crini told an appeals court in Florence today. The request was confirmed by phone by Knox’s lawyer Luciano Ghirga. Crini asked for a 26-year jail term for Sollecito, Ghirga said. “We obviously aren’t in agreement,” he said.


BLOOMBERG

Carlo Dalla Vedova, Knox's defense

Knox's lawyer, Carlo Dalla Vedova, said the shift in the prosecution's theory about events leading up to the killing "confirms the lack of proof." "In a trial based on clues, all the facts can be interpreted. This prosecutor worked very hard, but it doesn't change the situation. There are too many doubts. It calls for only an acquittal," Mr Dalla Vedova said.


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Francesco Maresca, the Kercher family lawyer

Francesco Maresca, lawyer for the Kercher family, was quoted as saying the prosecutor's requests were "completely balanced, in line with the closing speech which was complete and precise".


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"We support the assessment of guilt put forth by the prosecution. What interests us is the request they be found guilty, not the number of years of the sentence," Francesco Maresca told Reuters.


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November 26, 2013 (cont.)

Nov 26 episode of Linea Gialla

Host: Salvo Sottile
Guests:
Francesco Sollecito, father of Raffaele
Francesco Mastro, the Sollecito family lawyer
Giangavino Sulas, journalist, Oggi
Walter Patumi, Knox's medico-legal expert
Vincenzo Mastronardi, criminologist

Full Nov 26 episode:

http://www.la7.tv/richplayer/index.html?assetid=50377165

Nov 26 episode on Youtube:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=D_wJ6dI98Hg

November 26, 2013 (cont.)

Summary of Nov 26 episode of Linea Gialla:

Meredith, the prosecution asked for the conviction of Amanda and Raffaele

Attachment:
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Francesco Sollecito (father of Raffaele): I did not expect this even according to the reasons given on this day. I was expecting a more concrete review than that reported in these three degrees of process. Never had suspicions about my son. Everything they are saying does nothing but confirm that Raffaele is unrelated to this crime. I have found that Raffaele is a positive [person], a rock. Now he stands at the scene of the crime by the mere fact of having a small knife in his pocket that he has always had!


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November 26, 2013 (cont.)

Amanda Knox appeals slander case to European court

Lawyers for Amanda Knox filed an appeal of her slander conviction in Italy with the European Court of Human Rights, as her third murder trial was underway in Florence.
"The interrogation took place in a language I barely spoke, without a lawyer present, and without the police informing me that I was a suspect in Meredith's murder, which was a violation of my human rights," Knox said in a statement released Monday as the appeal was filed.


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In a statement released in Seattle, Knox said her lawyers had filed an appeal of the slander conviction - the only part of the case confirmed by Italy's highest court - with the European Court of Human Rights in Strasbourg, France, claiming the accusation against Lumumba was coerced by police who failed to inform her she was a suspect in Kercher's murder.
"The police were the ones who first brought forth Patrick's name saying they knew I was going to meet him the night of Meredith Kercher's murder, which was not true," Knox said. "I have stated many times that my original comments about Patrick were coerced by the police and not true."


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November 27/30, 2013

Amanda Knox Lies Again To Get Herself Into Another European Court “But Really, Judge, Its Only PR”
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Note For Strasbourg Court & State Department: Knox Herself Proves She Lies About Her Interrogation
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November 27, 2013

Sollecito’s last exam for a degree

In the next few weeks Raffaele Sollecito will be dividing his time between Puglia (his home region) and Verona, preparing for the last exam for a degree. This will be in December for his degree in computer engineering, specializing in virtual reality.
He is reported to have been "astonished" by the prosecution's reconstruction of the crime.


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November 29, 2013

Sollecito stopped at the Florence airport
After the checks the OK was given to depart


Sollecito stopped from boarding a Paris bound flight at Florence airport while police called the Prosecutor’s Office.
Border police wanted to check with the Procura that the trip was authorized, meanwhile the plane had to wait on the runway.
After the checks the OK was given to depart.


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November 29, 2013 (cont.)

Sollecito at the airport, warning: "I'm going to Paris." Controls, then ok
By Gigi Paoli

Translation: Google + Guermantes

Au Revoire, Raffaele, goodbye. Or not? While Francesco Sollecito, two days ago, asked on television for "truth and justice", a few hours later, his son embarked on the Air France flight AF1367 Florence - Paris. And it was only the first step in a long journey to the beaches of Santo Domingo, from the halls of the Assize Court of Appeals in the Palace of Justice in Florence, where he had returned to attend hearings of the trial, in which he is accused along with Amanda Knox of the murder of Meredith Kercher. Raffaele had made spontaneous statements at the hearing on 6 November, reiterating his innocence, and had witnessed, last Monday, the first part of a long indictment by the Attorney General Alessandro Crini. Tuesday, when the PG requested 30 years for Amanda and 26 for Raffaele, he was not in the courtroom. But the next day, Wednesday, he showed up at the airport Amerigo Vespucci holding a ticket to Paris.

Europe united abolished internal borders, and passport controls between Italy and France no longer exist. It goes without problems. But not if you're Raffaele Sollecito. The watchful eye of the Border Police had recognized him and, among many transit passengers boarding Air France, a hand stopped him. It is not known whether he had betrayed nervousness while the border police made calls to the prosecutor of Florence to figure out what to do. "Can he leave? Can he go?' This is the meaning of the conversation between the Border Police and prosecutors. The result was inevitable: Sollecito can travel anywhere while being formally convicted at first instance to 25 years for murder.

In the prosecution, however, some concern exists even if no one speaks about it officially. Also in this case we don’t know but it is very likely that the young man let a smile escape him when he received the go ahead for embarkation, as he ran toward the plane that was waiting and left behind just for him. His family has always assured his presence at the trial, but at the same time made it clear that the life of Raffaele would continue outside of Italy. So the question is: will Sollecito be in the courtroom on the day of judgment, January 15, or - as Amanda - will be wary of returning to Italy, fearing a new conviction and jail time?


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Amanda Knox Appeal II / Meredith Kercher Murder
Update: Nov. 29, 2013
By Andrea Vogt

According to La Nazione, Sollecito’s unexpected presence at the airport Wednesday caused a flurry of concerned phone calls and checks of his travel documents before he was allowed to board and the plane took off, albeit with a delay.


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November 29, 2013 (cont.)

“Raffaele is back home”
Said Francesco Sollecito, the father of the young man on trial.

“Raffaele is already back at home,” said Francesco Sollecito, the father of the young man who is under the appeal process in Florence for the murder of Meredith Kercher, commenting on the news published by La Nazione, that his son last Wednesday embarked on a direct flight to Paris from Florence airport.

Francesco Sollecito did not want to go into the reasons for the trip made by his son to the French capital. Instead, he wanted to highlight how the young man is already back with his family in Puglia. Francesco Sollecito insisted, speaking with ANSA, that Raffaele “is a free citizen, with a passport in complete order that allows him to go where he considers worthwhile.”

“I can say - he added - that at Christmas he will be on vacation for a few days abroad. After that he will return to Italy.” Francesco Sollecito confirmed to be certain that the proceedings taking place in Florence will demonstrate the strangeness to the accusations of his son and Amanda Knox.


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November 30, 2013

Meredith, Quarto Grado: Raffaele Sollecito is in Santo Domingo
"He is the guest of a friend," the Mediaset programme says. His father: "He has returned from Paris and he is in Puglia. However he is a free citizen and can go where he likes."

Translation: Tiziano
Original post: http://www.perugiamurderfile.net/viewtopic.php?p=115586#p115586

Quarto Grado reveals that Sollecito, the young man accused together with Amanda Knox of the murder of Meredith Kercher, left the Tuscan capital for the Dominican Republic, making a stop-over in Paris. According to the Mediaset broadcast, Sollecito is supposed to be the guest of a friend of the family for a little longer than a week. Around December 8th, in fact, he is said to be returning to Italy to sit for the last exam of his informatics degree.


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The lawyer contradicts Sollecito senior:" Raffaele is in Santo Domingo, but will be back by the end of the process”
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Original post: http://www.perugiamurderfile.org/viewtopic.php?p=151230#p151230

Denials, lies, game by the defenders. But in the end it's up to the lawyer Luca Maori to admit: “Raffaele Sollecito returned to Santo Domingo, as anticipated on Friday by La Nazione.”

Embarked from Florence Peretola Airport and made a stopover in Paris, from where he then flew to the Caribbean island where he spent the last few months that preceded the start of the new appeals process. “But there is nothing strange - minimizes the lawyer - Raffaele went back to pick up the things he left there, will be back in ten days for the final exams and to await the judgment. With anxiety, but self-assured.”

No escape, but a normal “work” trip. Permissible, since there is no measure that prevents the accused to leave Italy. But the departure of Sollecito, accused of the murder of Meredith Kercher along with former girlfriend Amanda Knox (already sheltered in the U.S.) caused some sneering. And even the agents of the Border Police, when they saw him in front of the [departure] gate, they made a phone call to the Procura to be sure whether the journey in the midst of the appeal process was really “normal.”

In fact, Sollecito's father, in an understandable effort to defend his already too overexposed son, slipped on the so-called banana peel, placing the young man within a few hours in various locations, but never in the true destination across the ocean: in Verona, preparing for the final exam in computer science in regard to the thesis, or in Paris, but just for a flash-stay from which he was back the day after. At Christmas, always said the father, Raffaele will return abroad. Maybe for the last break before the final rush of the second appeal process, which, according to calculations by the Assize Court of Appeal, could be concluded on January 15.

Meanwhile, the hearing on 16 December is for the remaining civil parties, then double date for the defence, (December 17 and January 9) and hearing on the 10 dedicated to counter-argument. With Sollecito in the courtroom, ensures the lawyers.


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Raffaele Sollecito again in the Caribbean

Translation: Tiziano
Original post: http://www.perugiamurderfile.org/viewtopic.php?p=151748#p151748

Lawyer Francesco Mastro is sure that Raffaele Sollecito will soon return to Italy. The lawyer tells us: "I'm sure that Raffaele went to Paris for work matters: he had an appointment with an editor about a media article. Whether from there he went directly to Santo Domingo, I don't know. However the last time we saw each other, he guaranteed that by December 10th we would meet in Bari, his city, to talk about the next hearing of the trial, on December 16th and 17th. Furthermore, his presence is fundamental because he must sign some documents. Raffaele is in possession of a normal passport, which nobody has taken from him, so he can leave when he likes and he can go where he pleases. It is the duty of the authorities to do all the checks required, but as you have learned there were no problems in letting him depart. Raffaele told everyone that he will be present at the next hearings for the trial and that on January 10th he will be in court for the reading of the sentence. As well, he has to come back to Italy earlier because before Christmas he will have to sit his last exam before graduating in Computer Science at the University of Verona. In Santo Domingo he has many friends who host him in their homes. If he has gone back there he will have done so to get his belongings which he left there during his last holiday."


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December 6, 2013

Amanda Knox Appeal II / Meredith Kercher Murder
Update: Dec.6, 2013
By Andrea Vogt

On Friday a court in Florence ordered Perugian blogger Frank Sforza to stand trial February 9, 2014 for defamation (Article 595 of Law 47, 1948) through the media.

In other news, an internal review by the National Council of Magistrates found no wrongdoing on the part of Manuela Comodi, for how public monies (182,000 euros!) were appropriated to create a 23-minute HD video and archival documentation materials for use in the first Knox trial, that resulted in conviction.


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Raffaele Sollecito, living in the Tropics
He tells the weekly Oggi: "I'm not a tourist or a fugitive"

Translation: Google
Original post: http://www.perugiamurderfile.net/viewtopic.php?p=115706#p115706

The weekly Oggi (Today), on newsstands tomorrow, has published "exclusive photos" of Raffaele Sollecito, living in the tropics. "On the beach with a friend from Rome, at an outdoor bar with a beautiful Dominican, hugging another girl in the evening," writes the magazine in anticipation.

"I did not run away and do not run away - said Sollecito to Oggi - even if the request for a sentence of 26 years has upset me. I did not expect it. Especially with those motivations. My future is here, on this island in the Tropics, where I will come to live and work, but as a free man, after closing my accounts with the justice system in Italy. 9 January next year I will be in Florence."

He spends his days ... in places where it is possible to connect via the Internet with the University of Verona and his professor. "I'm not here just to be a tourist," he tells Oggi. "I have to take an exam on the Internet - he adds - and prepare a project: once ready, I will launch it here in Santo Domingo."


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December 10, 2013 (cont.)

Raffaele Sollecito in Santo Domingo. In sweet company

Translation: Jools
Original post: http://www.perugiamurderfile.org/viewtopic.php?p=151862#p151862

Now, after the request for a new sentence of 26 years in prison, Sollecito returned to Santo Domingo. Where the OGGI magazine caught him again. In sweet company. The exclusive photos are in the current edition.
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Regarding the girls with whom he is photographed, he says. “Here, it's easy to make friends and spend enjoyable hours without having to talk about engagement.”


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Oggi has updated the article published on December 10.

Raffaele Sollecito in Santo Domingo in very sweet company!
By Giangavino Sulas

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Original post: http://www.perugiamurderfile.org/viewtopic.php?p=152007#p152007

ALWAYS ON THE COMPUTER - Even at the table in the bar Raffaele has the computer on, but obviously in a place as beautiful as this in such pleasant weather conditions, it is difficult to refuse a good swim and a cheerful company. In these photographs we see him with a [male] friend, a young man from Rome who works on the island, and a beautiful Dominican girl with whom it appears to have struck an important friendship. And it seems at night other lady friends spend time with him: “Here is easy to make friends and spend enjoyable hours without having to talk about engagement,” explains in between one plunge and the next into the Caribbean sea, as he shows the tattoo which he had it done at 18, unbeknown to his father, on his left shoulder. We ask him if it has a special meaning: “It is Devilman, the demon man of Manga comics. A hero who wants to save the world. Even this passion of mine, in Perugia was interpreted in a negative way and that was used to say that I'm a maniac."


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Oggi photo gallery:

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Day 6 of the 2nd Appeal Trial

Live tweets and pictures from the court / press room

Civil parties: Lawyers for the Kercher family present closing arguments

Vieri Fabiani: viewtopic.php?p=115808#p115808 and subsequent posts

Serena Perna: viewtopic.php?p=115819#p115819 and subsequent posts

Francesco Maresca: viewtopic.php?p=115823#p115823 and subsequent posts

December 16, 2013 (cont.)

Meredith's Murder, Kercher family lawyers: "It's a crime committed with clear conscience and desire'

...In the opening of his speech, Maresca asked the Court "to forget the opposing sides and all that is foreign to the process," ie, the media coverage of the controversy coming from the U.S. in the legal defense of Knox, as well as to forget the statements made in court a few weeks ago by Raffaele Sollecito, who returned from a vacation in Santo Domingo." Maresca has also pointed the finger at Knox for her book for which she signed 'multi-million dollar contracts' and that she also employs "a person to handle public relations." Finally, he invited the Court to forget "those journalists who are inspired by the freedom of delirium and not the freedom of the press."


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Appeal Session #6: Case For Knox’s & Sollecito’s Guilt - The Civil Parties
Posted by Peter Quennell

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December 16, 2013 (cont.)

Full recap of Dec16 closing arguments

Amanda Knox Appeal II / Meredith Kercher Murder
Update: Dec.16, 2013
By Andrea Vogt

Direct, quickly translated quotes/highlights from court as civil parties (the Kercher family lawyers) made their closing arguments to the jury. ... Most chairs were empty. Giulia Bongiorno was also not in attendance. There was less than a dozen observers in the public area and you could count the journalists on one hand.


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December 16, 2013 (cont.)

Amanda Knox Retrial: ‘Drugs and Alcohol Frenzy Led to Meredith Kercher Murder’
By Umberto Bacchi

"We have no doubt that the accused are guilty," Maresca told the court. "Amanda Knox, Raffaele Sollecito and Rudy Guede had fallen a pray to excitement that sparked the murderous rage, also because drugs and alcohol had deprived their minds of inhibitory impulses."


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La Nazione videos:

QUOTIDIANO.NET

La Nazione photo gallery (Francesco Maresca, arriving in court):

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Kercher lawyer urges court to find Knox, Sollecito guilty (video of Maresca, with English subtitles):

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Knox lawyers' reaction to the Kercher Family lawyers' closing arguments:

Meredith process, the civil party: "Amanda and Raffaele are guilty, must be punished. Alcohol and drugs behind the murderous rampage"
By Roberto Davide Papini

On the question of the motive [for the murder], during the break in the hearing, the lawyer Luciano Ghirga, Amanda Knox's defense, said: "They say that the motive does not matter, but the truth is that Amanda and Raffaele had no reason to unleash so much violence".


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Victim's lawyer seeks Knox conviction for murder
By Colleen Barry

Knox is soliciting donations on her website for her defense as well as a separate, as yet-unspecified project in Kercher's memory.

Knox's lawyer, Carlo Dalla Vedova, said after the hearing that she was doing so out of the friendship she felt for Kercher, and that the criticism of her actions was irrelevant to the case.


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Meredith's family lawyer: 'Convict Amanda and Raffaele. Excitement unleashed fury'

"No one remembers Meredith, while the two defendants write books, speak to the press and earn money," said lawyer Francesco Maresca, the Kercher family lawyer during the hearing. "Meredith was killed and her suffering had been incalculable ," he added remembering "the 43 lesions on her face, eyes, mouth, neck ... ". Maresca also stressed "the composure of her family, who lives in silence and grief."


It was the conclusion of the family lawyer, the lawyer Francesco Maresca : "We ask for punishment - he said after quoting St. Augustine - that will do justice in accordance with the law."


"Antipathy, intolerance and incompatibility between Amanda and Meredith lead to a violent sexual approach, then there is a loss of control." So the "tension between the girls" was joined to the "sexual motive."


Maresca then requested 25 million Euro in damages for the Kercher family from the three accused, Sollecito, Knox and Guede.


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December 16, 2013 (cont.)

Knox, Sollecito in 'murderous' rage in Kercher slaying

GAZZETTA DEL SUD

December 16, 2013 (cont.)

Meredith Kercher lawyer: 'Excitement unleashed murderous rage'

Tomorrow should start the pleadings of the defense, starting with that of Amanda Knox, who is in the United States and has not participated in any hearing, while Raffaele Sollecito was in the courtroom on several occasions: spontaneous declarations issued and heard before the indictment by the PG. Absent today, Sollecito's father, Francesco, who so far had not missed any hearing. Raffaele is located in Santo Domingo; should be back in court on January 9, the day of the arguments of his defense team.


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Day 7 of the 2nd Appeal Trial

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Amanda Knox's email to the Appeal Court in Florence

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Meredith process, an email by Amanda Knox is read

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Knox's defense presents closing arguments

Luciano Ghirga: viewtopic.php?p=115880#p115880 and subsequent posts

Carlo Dalla Vedova: viewtopic.php?p=115886#p115886 and subsequent posts

The hearing ends. The trial will resume January 9.

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US student Knox declares innocence in email to court, says fear keeps her away from trial
By Colleen Barry

U.S. student Amanda Knox declared her innocence in her British roommate's brutal 2007 murder in an email to the court hearing the case against her, and said she was staying away from the trial out of fear of being wrongly convicted.
Knox wrote in the letter submitted by her lawyers Tuesday before their closing arguments: "I didn't kill Meredith." She added: " I am not in court because I am afraid" that prosecutors would "blind" the court to her innocence.
Presiding Judge Alessandro Nencini read into the record the email, written in Italian, noting it was highly unusual given Knox's absence.


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December 17, 2013 (cont.)

Amanda Knox says she is 'afraid' to appear in court
'I didn't kill Meredith,' American student writes in email

Amanda Knox said Tuesday that she is "afraid" to attend the trial into murder charges she and her ex-boyfriend face in the death of British student Meredith Kercher. "I am not in the courtroom because I'm afraid," Knox, who denies the charges, wrote in an email to the court from the United States, where she is a student. "I fear that the vehemence of the accusations will impress you, will pull the wool over your eyes and will blind you," she said in a message to the third trial into the murder in November 2007 of Kercher in the Italian city of Perugia. The President of the Court of Assizes Alessandro Nencini, said such an email message from an accused person was "irregular".


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Amanda wrote an email to the judges: 'I'm afraid, malicious abuse against me'

The email that Amanda Knox has sent to the Court of Assizes of Appeal of Florence "is irregular". "Who wants to speak at a trial comes to the trial", said the President of the Court of Assizes Alessandro Nencini before reading the email sent by Amanda Knox. "Those are no spontaneous declarations", said Nencini talking to Knox's lawyers. The President of the Court also pointed out that it were the lawyers who attributed the text to Amanda: "I've never seen her, I do not know her."


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December 17, 2013 (cont.)

Amanda Knox emails the courts of Florence: "I'm not coming to Italy, I'm afraid"
(with excerpts from Knox's email)

Translation: Google + Ava
Original post: http://www.perugiamurderfile.net/viewtopic.php?p=115901#p115901

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December 17, 2013 (cont.)

The latest provocation from Amanda Knox: sends email to the judges of Florence

More than just a clever bit is yet another provocation from Foxy Knoxy (the bad fox), aka Amanda Knox, who sits quietly in the U.S. while in Florence they are trying to determine if she is the killer of the poor Meredith Kercher, brutally murdered in Perugia, along with Raffaele Sollecito. La Knox sent an email to the Court of Appeals to plead not guilty but without appearing in court, out of fear, if found guilty, to return to prison."


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Amanda Knox claims she was forced into confession
By Nick Squires

THE TELEGRAPH

December 17, 2013 (cont.)

Amanda Knox in email to Italian court: 'I am not a psychopath'
By Alastair Jamieson

The unusual statement was made after Knox’s lawyer, Luciano Ghirga, asked the court if the American could make a “spontaneous declaration” – a personal statement permitted by Italian courts but which is not admissible as evidence.

Presiding Judge Alessandro Nencini appeared annoyed by the request, saying spontaneous declarations were only possible for those who show up in court. But the judge relented, saying: “We will read an email from a person which the Knox lawyers claim to have been written by Amanda Knox."


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Full recap of Dec17 closing arguments:

Meredith process, the defense of Amanda: "There is no evidence, when in doubt, you have to acquit." She wrote to the judges : "I'm innocent, but I'm afraid that the prosecution will impress you"
By Roberto Davide Papini

Translation: Google + Guermantes
Original post: http://www.perugiamurderfile.net/viewtopic.php?p=115970#p115970

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December 17, 2013 (cont.)

Amanda Knox Appeal II / Meredith Kercher Murder
Update: Dec 17, 2013
By Andrea Vogt

The email was the only “new” aspect introduced Tuesday so made all the headlines, but at the end of the day it occupied just a small fraction of the day’s arguments. Several Italian court observers considered the email a considerable “own goal,” having witnessed the presiding judge raise his eyebrows in obvious annoyance at having to himself read aloud an email from Knox, who requested an appeal in his courtroom, but is refusing to attend it, for reasons she detailed.


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December 17, 2013 (cont.)

Appeal Session #7: The Day For Knox And Sollecito Attorneys To Show Where Prosecution Went Wrong
Posted by Peter Quennell

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Selected video-clips:

Amanda Knox declares innocence of Meredith Kercher murder in letter to Florence court (VIDEO)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Nx4m6TCQl1s

'I didn't kill Meredith': Knox writes email to court (VIDEO)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fibf4NEQJTk

Amanda Knox emails innocence (VIDEO}

http://media.watoday.com.au/national/selections/amanda-knox-emails-innocence-5017829.html

Amanda Knox's lawyer defends murder trial no show (VIDEO)

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Rudy Guede out in January with the new rules
He could soon obtain the first permits
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Original posts: http://www.perugiamurderfile.net/viewto ... 02#p116102 ; http://www.perugiamurderfile.org/viewto ... 94#p152694 .

Rudy Guede could get out of prison before May 2014. The new rules on early freedom, in fact, would allow to bring forward by few months, to January or February, the first permits for the young man sentenced to 16 years for the murder of Meredith Kercher. "We still have to do the precise calculation - said his lawyer Nicodemo Gentile, defender of the young man along with Walter Biscotti- The previous legislation provided for a reduction of one year off the sentence imposed for every four spent in prison. With the decree passed in Parliament on early freedom becomes 75 days of every six months.”


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December 29, 2013

'I have to accept that the Kerchers believe I’m guilty': Amanda Knox joins Twitter and claims she wants to 'honor' Meredith
By Hugo Daniel

Amanda Knox: "'I have to accept that the Kerchers believe I’m guilty and my attempts to honor her memory can cause them pain. I do not wish to antagonize their grief, even with my best intentions.'"


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Perugia house where Meredith Kercher was killed put up for sale
Italian estate agent says he hopes to exclude 'macabre curiosity seekers' from viewings at the house, which has so far received no offers
By Josephine McKenna

A ‘For Sale’ sign was placed outside the now infamous house on Via della Pergola on the outskirts of the Medieval hill town of Perugia just before Christmas and is being advertised on a local estate agents’ website.
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Estate agent Vincenzo Russo, who is handing the sale, said he recognised there may be “some difficulty” in selling the property and hoped the sale did not attract interest from “macabre curiosity seekers”.


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December 30, 2013

Amanda Knox Appeal II / Meredith Kercher Murder
Update: Dec.30, 2013
By Andrea Vogt

I felt it was important to publish these docs because they are part of the record of the earliest days of this case, and reveal what measures the various diplomatic entities were taking to protect their respective citizens. They are published here, unredacted, as they appear in the official court file.


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Revised trial calendar:

Amanda Knox Appeal II / Meredith Kercher Murder
Update: Jan.3, 2014
By Andrea Vogt

Court hearing dates set for 2014 have changed slightly. The next dates are January 9 and 16 (Sollecito defense) and 20th, according to legal staff aware of the court schedule. If this schedule holds, last arguments will be heard on Jan. 20th, before the court retreats for a verdict decision. *(In the U.S. January 20th is a national holiday, one of the few “floating holidays” as it always falls on the third Monday of each January to mark the birthday of Martin Luther King Jr.) The presiding judge may change the hearing schedule at any time depending on length of hearings or per requests by the interested parties.


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January 3, 2014 (cont.)

There is a love in Oderzo for Sollecito
The main offender of Perugia seen in the center [of Oderzo] in good company. And he clicked "like" on the page of a well-known pub.
By Rosario Padovano

Translation: Google + Guermantes
Original post: http://www.perugiamurderfile.net/viewtopic.php?p=116386#p116386

All Oderzo is talking about it and now the news is in the public domain. Among other things, the manager of a well known pub did not deny, just yesterday, that the protagonist of this story is one of his clients. First things first. Raffaele Sollecito, accused in the process of Perugia for the murder of British student Meredith Kercher, visits Oderzo. He seems to have a love story, but there are those who only define it as an affectionate friendship with a nice girl, with whom he studied at the University of Verona. A clue to his frequent visits arrived on these holidays, during which the same Sollecito, from his Facebook profile, had clicked "Like" on the page of a well-known pub. One, whose owner (who does not want to be identified and we respect his wish) does not deny he [Sollecito] is a customer.


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Meredith Murder, Sentence Postponed to January 20th

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Perugia, January 8 - (Adnkronos) -The verdict of a trial being held in Florence against Amanda Knox and Raffaele Sollecito for the murder of Meredith Kercher has been postponed to January 20th. The Assize Court of Appeal of Florence has revised its schedule of hearings: tomorrow it's back to the courtroom for the closing arguments of the defenders of Raffaele Sollecito, Giulia Bongiorno and Luca Maori, then, instead of the date of January 10, has been assigned that of 16 for the rebuttals, and finally the judgment/verdict. Raffaele Sollecito, returned to Italy, should be present in court tomorrow for the speeches of his defenders.


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January 8, 2014 (cont.)

Meredith Kercher trial, the judgment postponed to January 20

Translation: Google + Guermantes
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Postponed to January 20, the judgment of the trial for the murder of Meredith Kercher, originally scheduled for January 15. For reasons related both to work organization in court, and the lawyers' strike scheduled for 13, 14 and 15 January, the schedule of hearings has undergone some changes.

For tomorrow, at a hearing, beginning at 10 am, there will be oral arguments of defense lawyers of the accused Raffaele Sollecito, Giulia Bongiorno and Luca Maori. On January 16, there will be replies/rebuttals, while on 20th is expected the verdict. At the trial of the defendants Amanda Knox and Raffaele Sollecito, the PG has requested a sentence of 30 years for Knox and 26 for Sollecito. ANSA


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Preview:
Friday, January 10 on Channel 4 at 21:10
Fourth Degree (Quarto Grado)
Running Time: 170 minutes

Gianluigi Nuzzi and Alessandra Viera return to present images, interviews and unpublished documents on cases of 'sensational' crime. The first episode of 2014 is dedicated, in particular, to the appeal process for the murder of Meredith Kercher, that of defendants Amanda Knox and Raffaele Sollecito.


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January 8, 2014 (cont.)

Amanda Knox Appeal II / Meredith Kercher Murder
Update: Jan.8, 2014
By Andrea Vogt

Defense lawyers Giulia Bongiorno and Luca Maori will give closing arguments on behalf of Raffaele Sollecito Thursday in Florence, starting at 10 a.m. [...] Tomorrow his lawyers will make the case for his innocence formally to the judge and jury. Expect fireworks from Bongiorno, famous for her captivating oratory and no stranger to high-profile cases — having cut her teeth as defense lawyer for former Italian prime minister Giulio Andreotti.


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Day 8 of the 2nd Appeal Trial

Raffaele Sollecito: "I'm staying in Italy" (Sollecito arrives in court, accompanied by his father Francesco) (VIDEO)

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Live tweets and pictures from the court / press room

http://www.perugiamurderfile.net/viewto ... 40#p116540 and subsequent posts.

Sollecito's defense presents closing arguments

Morning session:

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Afternoon session:

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Giulia Bongiorno: http://www.perugiamurderfile.net/viewto ... 95#p116595 and subsequent posts.

The hearing ends. Closing arguments (Sollecito's defence) will continue Jan. 20.

January 9, 2014 (cont.)

Mez process, 30/1 the verdict

The President of the Court of Assizes of Appeal of Florence, Alessandro Nencini, has agreed with the lawyers of all parties on a new calendar of the trial for the murder of Meredith Kercher. The next hearing for the rebuttals is scheduled for 20 January.

On January 30, time will be provided for the end of the rebuttals and the court will retreat to the council chamber for a judgment in the "late" afternoon, said Nencini.


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January 9, 2014 (cont.)

La Repubblica photo gallery:

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Bongiorno's closing speech at the second appeal trial (VEDEOS)

The Bongiorno show - Bongiorno attacks investigators (La Repubblica)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XW_JkMaz2YI

Knox 'Needs to Stop Making Declarations and Stand Trial' (The Daily Mail)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wsTfyt68wzU

January 9, 2014 (cont.)

Verbatim quotes from Bongiorno's speech:

“He isn't a puppy who does everything (he's told). There is also a Raffaele Sollecito, who having known Amanda for nine and a half days, can brush her hair as much as you like, can clean her ears, but if he sees that a fight is breaking out , off he goes. It's not as though he can kill for love of Amanda, let's not exaggerate."


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“The relationship between Amanda and Raffaele was tender, just bloomed, and it had nothing to do with a 50s-something’s searching for thrills,” Bongiorno said.


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"The first suspects are like one's first loves, you do not forget them, even if the images of Amanda and Raffaele are now incompatible with the image of Guede."


"If the three had wanted to have a hard core sex party, the fourth [person] invited would not have been Rudy Guede. It may have been one of the boys [living] in the flat downstairs. Not because of the color of his skin, but because Guede was not welcome, he didn't fit in. Black skin has nothing to do with it. Guede,"- said the lawyer - "had a kind of behavior that no one liked."


HUFFINGTON POST

"In reality, these two kids shared a tender love story which lasted nine and a half days and not a relationship like the one in 9 1/2 weeks."


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Summary of Bongiorno's closing arguments:

Meredith Process, Sollecito's Defense: "Amanda and Raffaele are innocent, acquit. Rudy Guede is the sole murderer."
By Roberto Davide Papini

Translation: Google + Guermantes
Original posts: viewtopic.php?p=116682#p116682 ; viewtopic.php?p=116683#p116683 .

"Against Raffaele Sollecito, there are no real clues, keep in mind that a trial must have proof, here are just clues. It's time to assess what are the charges against Sollecito. He and Amanda are innocent. Absolve them." So the lawyer Giulia Bongiorno in her speech of more than six hours in defense of Raffaele Sollecito, accused (along with Amanda Knox) for the murder of Meredith Kercher (the English girl who was killed on November 1, 2007 in Perugia), in the appeal process-bis being held in Florence. For "complicity" in this murder has already been convicted Rudy Guede, sentenced to 16 years in a fast-track trial.


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January 9, 2014 (cont.)

Sollecito in the courtroom: "I'm staying in Italy"
The lawyer Bongiorno: "Amanda and Raffaele are ideal suspects for the murder of Meredith Kercher, but there is no evidence against them"

IL CORRIERE FIORENTINO


January 9, 2014 (cont.)

Sollecito : "I'm not leaving Italy"

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January 9, 2014 (cont.)

Appeal Session #8: Sollecito Attorneys Today Try To Show Where Police And Prosecution Went Wrong
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Sollecito defense says couple blamed to calm fears
By Colleen Barry

Defender Giulia Bongiorno said her client, Raffaele Sollecito, and Knox were identified as suspects in a “record” four days after the murder in the picturesque central town of Perugia because authorities “did not want to think that a stranger, a monster, could have entered a house and murdered a student.”
Sollecito sat placidly at her side throughout.


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Sollecito not Amanda Knox's "puppy", defense tells court
By Silvia Ognibene

Italian Raffaele Sollecito was not a "puppy" who committed murder out of love for U.S. student Amanda Knox, his lawyer argued on Thursday as she concluded her defense to charges the pair murdered 21-year-old Meredith Kercher in 2007.


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Two articles about Knox and Sollecito in Il Messaggero:

Meredith, Amanda Knox: 'I want to meet her family." Kercher's lawyer: "Think about being a defendant [on trial]"

Translation: Google + Guermantes
Original post: http://www.perugiamurderfile.net/viewtopic.php?p=116596#p116596

With the family of Meredith, "I still want to talk," and " tell them directly that I had nothing to do with the death of Meredith, that I loved her and that we were friends." So Amanda Knox, the American student accused of the murder of Meredith Kercher, in an interview with the Republic.


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"Raffaele Sollecito: I'm staying in Italy for the verdict"

Translation: Google + Guermantes
Original post: http://www.perugiamurderfile.net/viewtopic.php?p=116598#p116598

‘I’m staying in Italy." So Raffaele Sollecito at the beginning of one of the last hearings of the appeals process in which he is a defendant along with Amanda Knox for the murder of Meredith Kercher.
This morning, in fact, Raffaele is in the courtroom next to his defenders , at the hearing devoted to speeches of his lawyers, Giulia Bongiorno and Luca Maori. With him also his father Francesco.


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Full interview of Amanda Knox with La Repubblica's Meo Ponte:

The last battle of Amanda Knox : "This time I will be acquitted, then meet the parents of Meredith"
By Meo Ponte

Translation: Google + Guermantes
Original post: http://www.perugiamurderfile.net/viewtopic.php?p=116707#p116707

The process in Florence that still sees you accused of murder is coming to an end. What do you expect ?

"What we have been expecting since 2007 that my innocence is recognized, that it is established once and for all that I did not kill my friend Meredith. I have been closely following this new process ordered by the Supreme Court through my lawyers , Carlo Dalla Vedova and Luciano Ghirga . New evidence has been examined but I don't believe any proof of my guilt has been found. As far as I'm aware the results were the opposite of what the prosecutors were hoping for. "
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But if the trial were to result in a sentence what will you do?

"In that case I will be ... as they say ... a fugitive ."


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Amanda Knox: I’ll Be A Fugitive If They Convict Me
By Barbie Latza Nadeau

THE DAILY BEAST

January 9, 2014 (cont.)

Amanda Knox: 'I will become a fugitive if found guilty'
Amanda Knox says she will become a "fugitive" from Jan 30 if an Italian court finds her guilty of the murder of Meredith Kercher after a retrial
By Nick Squires

THE TELEGRAPH

January 9, 2014 (cont.)

'I want to tell them I had nothing to do with the murder': Amanda Knox begs to meet the Kercher family and profess her innocence over the death of their daughter
By Nick Pisa

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Amanda Knox: I will become a 'fugitive' if re-convicted for murder (VIDEO)
By Scott Stump

Amanda Knox has reportedly told an Italian newspaper that if she is again convicted of murder, she will become a fugitive rather than return to an Italian prison.

A representative for Knox, 26, confirmed the interview with the Italian newspaper La Repubblica and released a statement to TODAY on Friday clarifying her comments.

“[If convicted] legally I'll be defined a ‘fugitive,’ but I will continue to fight for my innocence,’’ Knox said in the statement. “I will not willingly submit myself to injustice."
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The Italian reporter who conducted the recent interview told TODAY’s Keir Simmons that Knox’s comments about becoming a fugitive may have been lighthearted, but making a joke about becoming a fugitive while closing arguments are being heard in a murder case may have been ill-advised.


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TODAY, Knox: 'I will become a fugitive if conviction upheld'

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January 10, 2014 (cont.)

Why does Amanda Knox taunt Kercher family?
By Chelsea Hoffman

"It seems that the freedom she's taking for granted right now is giving her a cocky sense of being above-the-law (at least Italian law), so she is sort of gloating and bragging by continually making her freedom known to the Kercher family.

With the verdict in her case just around the corner, it seems extremely foolish of Amanda to continue speaking out so brazenly like this. It's almost as if she's convinced her mind that she will not do another day of time for the murder of Meredith Kercher."


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Summary of the Jan 10 episode of Quarto Grado:

Raffaele Sollecito innocent?

The harangue of Bongiorno had as an objective to disavow the method of collection of various pieces of evidence against Raffaele Sollecito. The bra clasp, which was found at the crime scene, would have been contaminated and collected after 46 days.

Francesco (father of Raffaele Sollecito): Remains faith. We live day to day, day after day. Our focus is on January 20, when there will be a discussion of the lawyer Mauri (sic).


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Amanda Knox missteps again with comment at closing of 3rd murder trial
By Hillary Hill

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January 10, 2014 (cont.)

Exclusive: Amanda Knox admits staging burglary

Amanda Knox has admitted on her personal blog for the first time that she had previously been involved in a ‘staged robbery’ during her time at the University of Washington. She admitted that the hazing prank, played on her flat-mates at the University of Washington, involved messing up the flat and hiding things to make it appear as if items had been stolen.


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Screenshot of Amanda Knox's comment on her personal blog: http://www.perugiamurderfile.net/viewto ... 56#p116656 .

January 12, 2014

Amanda Knox – 16 Exclusive Interview Questions
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Amanda Knox Appeal II / Meredith Kercher Murder
Update: Jan.15, 2014
By Andrea Vogt

For those keeping track of the various “sideshows” in the Amanda Knox case, a Turin court Wednesday definitively acquitted Perugia prosecutor Giuliano Mignini of three charges against him in connection to his investigations into the Monster of Florence case. The court shelved another three charges because the statute of limitations had expired.


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January 16, 2014

Amanda Knox’s fugitive fears: she’s right to be worried
More than six years after Meredith Kercher’s death, Amanda Knox is about to discover her fate
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THE WEEK

January 16, 2014 (cont.)

A Sober Examination of the Amanda Knox Situation
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Amanda Knox Skype Interview that aired on TG1/TV7 January 17, 2014

Amanda al Tg1:"La mia verità" (VIDEO)
Amanda Knox on TG1: "My Truth"
Anchor/Journalist: Emma D'Aquino

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January 17, 2014 (cont.)

“Meredith process, Amanda Knox will be waiting for the verdict in her mother's house“

Translation: Google + Guermantes
Original post: http://www.perugiamurderfile.net/viewtopic.php?p=116967#p116967

'There is no proof that I was there when it happened . It's clear . I wasn't there. ' Amanda Knox punctuates her words defending herself from the charge of murdering Meredith Kercher . She does this in an interview broadcast tonight by Tg1 , whose full version will be transmitted by Tv7.


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January 18, 2014

Transcript of the TG1 interview:

Amanda Knox Appeal II / Meredith Kercher Murder
Update: Jan.18, 2014
By Andrea Vogt

AMANDA’S EXCLUSIVE ITALIAN STATE TV APPEARANCE
In other case news, Knox appeared in an “exclusive interview” on Italy’s TG1 TV Sette Friday night via Skype with anchor/journalist Emma D’Aquino, who covered the Meredith Kercher murder case in Perugia. During her appeal being heard in Florence, Knox has chosen not to appear in court, instead limiting her statements to an email sent to the judge and media interviews, last week with La Repubblica newspaper and this week with the Rai 1 program. Her last scheduled hearing (rebuttals) is set for Monday, before the January 30th day of deliberations. Here is a rough transcript of the transmission. Knox spoke in Italian. Her clips were edited.


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This article is claiming that Ted Simon was assigned to Knox by the State Department:

Amanda Knox's fears over Italian retrial
By Mike Parker

Behind the scenes, America’s State Department has assigned a lawyer, Ted Simon, to Knox’s case and said the US will not extradite her even if the Italians uphold her original conviction.
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Ms Bremner insisted: “She will never be handed back.”


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January 19, 2014 (cont.)

Amanda Knox Appeal II / Meredith Kercher Murder
Update: Jan.19, 2014
By Andrea Vogt

Today in a separate post I am publishing a lengthy update to my ongoing inquest into Amanda Knox’s secret U.S. forensic defense. This update includes court transcripts that reveal more details about the role of an American biology professor involved in Knox’s defense. The update also includes a letter of professional opinion (published exclusively here for the first time) written at the request of Knox’s American and Rome defense attorneys by a prominent American scientist who worked at the FBI Crime Lab in Quantico, Virginia for 25 years before going to the University of North Texas. To read the new update and view PDF’s of the transcripts and letter, click here.


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Day 9 of the 2nd Appeal Trial

Live tweets from the court / press room

Sollecito's defense presents closing arguments (cont'd)

Luca Maori: viewtopic.php?p=117077#p117077 and subsequent posts

Prosecution and civil parties' rebuttals

Alessandro Crini: viewtopic.php?p=117125#p117125 and subsequent posts

Andrea Vogt @andreavogt
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Prosecutor asks (in case of conviction) cautionary measures so defendants can't flee. Options are: passport [confiscation], house arrest or arrest.


Carlo Pacelli (Lumumba): viewtopic.php?p=117221#p117221 and subsequent posts

Vieri Fabiani (Kercher family): viewtopic.php?p=117248#p117248 and subsequent posts

Serena Perna (Kercher family): viewtopic.php?p=117253#p117253 and subsequent posts

Francesco Maresca (Kercher family): viewtopic.php?p=117261#p117261 and subsequent posts

Rebuttals of defense lawyers

Lawyer Colotti (Sollecito): viewtopic.php?p=117268#p117268 and subsequent posts

The hearing ends. Amanda Knox defense will give their rebuttal January 30 before deliberations and verdict.

January 20, 2014 (cont.)

Appeal Session #9: Sollecito Team Concludes, Prosecutor Crini Rebutts Defenses’ Claims
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January 20, 2013 (cont.)

Meredith, Sollecito in the courtroom for the penultimate hearing

The defendant Raffaele Sollecito is present in the courtroom and came to court in advance, around 8 am, accompanied by his father Francesco.


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Sollecito in court

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Arrival of Sollecito Sr. in court

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January 20, 2014 (cont.)

Kercher murder trial, Sollecito's defense: " Raffaele was on his computer during the crime"

Translation: Google + Guermantes
Original posts: viewtopic.php?p=117123#p117123 ; viewtopic.php?p=117128#p117128 .

"Gentlemen judges - is the conclusion of the lawyer - acquit Raffaele Sollecito for not having committed the crime. The judiciary is a terrible power: you must seek the truth and not decide the case on emotional impulses."


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January 20, 2014 (cont.)

Meredith process, the defense: "That night Raffaele watched a movie, was not at the crime scene." But the prosecution asked for the conviction and recommended to the court: "Do not let Sollecito run away (escape)"
By Roberto Davide Papini

Translation: Google + Guermantes
Original post: viewtopic.php?p=117288#p117288 .

The lawyer Maori has traced a series of arguments made by the prosecution against Sollecito, contesting them point by point." The bloody footprint is not Sollecito’s, as evidenced by the different morphology of the foot of Raffaele," says Maori in the courtroom showing the footprint in question and superimposing an image of Sollecito's foot. Maori has also insisted that the murder (according to the autopsy findings regarding digestive system of the victim) would have taken place at 21 and rejected the argument of the simulation of the theft...


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January 20, 2014 (cont.)

Italian court hears final rebuttals in Knox trial
By Colleen Barry

On Monday, the defense and prosecution both made rebuttals to the lengthy closing argument, the closing section of the defendants' third trial before the court begins deliberations on Jan.30. Knox's two defense attorneys will have the final word before the panel of two professional judges and eight jurors begins deliberations. A verdict is expected that day.


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January 20, 2014 (cont.)

Murder of Meredith, the PG: "Precautionary measures for Knox and Sollecito in the event of conviction"

Translation: Google + Ava
Original post: viewtopic.php?p=117249#p117249 .

At the end of the rebuttal Crini put on record requesting ''that the court accompany any judgment of conviction with the application of a precautionary measure for both defendants to ensure the enforcement of the judgment once it becomes final.'' [...] The range of measures could be a prohibition on leaving the country with the withdrawal of a passport, arrest or house arrest.


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January 20, 2014 (cont.)

Final arguments given in Amanda Knox trial
By Eric J. Lyman

"This whole trial has been messy, but that will seem like nothing compared to the problems that could emerge with a guilty verdict from this trial," said Massimo Lanzoni, a legal procedures expert with the University of Rome.


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January 20, 2014 (cont.)

Amanda Knox: Kercher Murder Trial Wrapping Up

The trial for the murder of Meredith Kercher is drawing to a close, with Knox "confident" she will be cleared, her lawyer says.


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January 20, 2014 (cont.)

Raffaele Sollecito: "I will wait for the verdict in Italy"

Translation: Google + Ava
Original post: viewtopic.php?p=117185#p117185

"I'll be in Italy - Sollecito told reporters - I have not decided if I'm in the courtroom in Florence or if I'll stay in Bari, it depends on organizational contingencies."
And Amanda Knox?
"Amanda is confident that the Court proclaims her innocence. She cannot wait to end the nightmare," said lawyer Carlo Dalla Vedova, one of the defenders of Amanda Knox in court today: "Amanda has a normal life as a student - he added - and follows the process step by step."


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January 20, 2014 (cont.)

Amanda Knox and Raffaele Sollecito retrial sums up (VIDEO)

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January 20, 2014 (cont.)

Amanda Knox Faces Another Guilty Verdict
By Barbie Latza Nadeau

Conventional wisdom in Italy, based on how presiding judge Alessandro Nencini has been ruling so far and how the high court ruled on the acquittal, is that Knox and Sollecito stand a good chance of having their murder convictions upheld.
As the prosecutor finished his rebuttals on Monday, he also asked that if Knox and Sollecito are convicted on the 30th of January, that “cautionary measures” ranging from removing their passports, putting them on house arrest or putting them in jail are enforced until the high court rules definitively.


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January 20, 2014 (cont.)

Amanda Knox Appeal II / Meredith Kercher Murder
Update: Jan. 20, 2014
By Andrea Vogt

Prosecutor Alessandro Crini noted that Knox has been in the U.S., for the duration of her appeal, while Sollecito has traveled abroad often. The court can request a variety of temporary measures on the 30th if they indeed convict (for the period while awaiting a final Court of Cassation decision) including confiscation of passport, house arrest or immediate arrest. The measures would likely not be applicable to Knox in the U.S., without some sort of formal extradition or restriction of movement request.
Another important moment in this last full day of debate, however, was the opening of Francesco Maresca’s rebuttal, in which he, for the first time publicly, suggested that the 2011 acquittal in Perugia had been somehow decided (and announced) in advance.


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January 20, 2014 (cont.)

Retrial of Amanda Knox and former Italian boyfriend enters final phase
By Jeff Black

Prosecutor Alessandro Crini acknowledged his request is complicated by Knox remaining in the United States, while her former Italian boyfriend Sollecito has traveled abroad, The Associated Press reported. As a precautionary measure, Sollecito could be arrested, put under house arrest or have his passport confiscated, the prosecutor said. “The situation is unusual," Crini told an AP reporter outside the court session. "Usually if someone is convicted of murder, they are already in custody."


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January 20, 2014 (cont.)

Prosecutor: Don't let Amanda Knox avoid prison if convicted
By Colleen Barry

A prosecutor urged a court on Monday to take steps to make sure that American Amanda Knox and her former Italian boyfriend would serve their sentences, if they are convicted of murdering British student Meredith Kercher.


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Meredith Kercher murder trial: Possibility grows that Amanda Knox and Raffaele Sollecito will have guilty verdicts reinstated
By Michael Day

The climax of the latest trial is scheduled for 30 January. The cautionary measures would be applied in the case of a guilty verdict to stop Sollecito fleeing the county ahead of a Supreme Court hearing on the case.


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January 20, 2014 (cont.)

Will US extradite Amanda Knox if convicted on appeal in Kercher murder?
By Bill Edelblute

Would the US State Department extradite Amanda Knox if she is convicted again of murder in the death of her roommate Meredith Kercher in Perugia, Italy? A verdict in the prosecution’s appeal from the reversal of the conviction is expected to be issued January 30th.


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Knox and Sollecito lawyers' reactions to Crini's request for precautionary measures:

Translation: Google + Guermantes
Original post: viewtopic.php?p=117349#p117349

Meredith: "Prevent the escape of Raffaele Sollecito" The request of the pg

One of the lawyers of Amanda, Luciano Ghirga, spreads his arms: "The process is ongoing, I will speak to the court on the 30th ... And if possible, I would like to discuss this matter. The request, and we will oppose it because it is generic and because there is a lack of motivation in ordering precautionary measures."


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January 21, 2013 (cont.)

Florence, Meredith process
Pg asks for precautionary measures
to Sollecito if convicted


Translation: Google + Guermantes
Original post: viewtopic.php?p=117597#p117597

"Lawyer, what happens to me?" asked Raffaele Sollecito one of his lawyers, Luca Maori, after the pg had asked the Court of Florence to decide on a precautionary measure in the event of conviction in the appeal for the murder of Meredith Kercher .
"Absolutely nothing," the response from the lawyer to the young man from Puglia.


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January 21, 2014 (cont.)

Amanda, Why now measure sought?

"Why now?" Is the question that Amanda Knox asked her lawyer Luciano Ghirga, who last night announced to her by phone the decision of the Attorney General of Florence to ask the Court to order precautionary measures for her and Raffaele Sollecito in case of convictions in the appeal for the murder of Meredith Kercher.

The young woman - back in Seattle - was feeling "very concerned", according to the lawyer. "Lawyer, what do you mean?" Asked Knox.


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January 21, 2014 (cont.)

Amanda, Why now sought a precautionary measure?

"Lawyer, what do you mean?" Asked Knox. "She wanted me to give - said the lawyer Ghirga - technical information about what is going on." Yesterday, the office had announced that the defense of the American student will oppose the request of the Attorney General of Florence. [The request is] Judged "rare" even if "allowed".


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Radar Exclusive (Part I):

Revealed: Amanda Knox’s Ex-Lover Raffaele Sollecito Recently Asked Her To Marry Him —
So He Could Avoid More Jail Time!

By Lindsey DiMattina

Original post: viewtopic.php?p=117362#p117362

RADAR ONLINE

January 22, 2014 (cont.)

Indecent Proposal: Amanda Knox’s Ex Raffaele Sollecito Offered Marriage Contract
To Idaho Woman In Desperate Bid To Avoid More Jail Time


RADAR ONLINE

Foxy Knoxy BETRAYED: Ex-Lover Raffaele Sollecito Turns On ‘Evil B*tch’ Amanda
As He Faces 26 Years For Meredith Kercher Murder — And Knox Won’t Help Him Beat The Rap


RADAR ONLINE

Raffaele Sollecito’s Intimate Snapshots With Green Card Girlfriend Kelsey Kay

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Sollecito's texts to Kelsey Kay (36 pages, PDF):

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Sollecito's travel document (PDF):

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January 22, 2014 (cont.)

Star Exclusive: Amanda Knox’s Ex-Boyfriend’s Desperate Affair!
(with screenshots of Sollecito's texts/conversations with Kelsey Kay)

Star spoke exclusively with Kelsey Kay, a single mother who friend requested the 29-year-old on Facebook in July 2013. During their very first online conversation, he brought up marriage — his visa would expire in August, and if they wed, he’d be free from further prosecution. Six days later, Raffaele flew to Kelsey’s town in Idaho so they could get to know one another.


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Interview with Kelsey Kay:

Sollecito’s ex-girlfriend, Kelsey Kay, says he wanted to marry Amanda Knox & move to US to avoid jail in Italy (VIDEO)

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Kelsey Kay Slams Raffaele Sollecito, Says She Feels ‘Used’ (VIDEO)

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Raffaele Sollecito’s Secret Girlfriend Reveals Indecent Marriage Proposal (VIDEO)

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January 22, 2014 (cont.)

Kelsey Kay - Idaho Girl received Marriage Proposal from Raffaele Sollecito to avoid Jail

DAILY ENTERTAINMENT NEWS

January 23, 2014

Meredith Kercher murder suspect Rafaelle Sollecito 'begged Amanda Knox to wed him in bid to stay in US'
By Christopher Bucktin

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January 23, 2014 (cont.)

Did Raffaele Sollecito PROPOSE to Amanda Knox in bid to get US citizenship and flee possible prison in Italy?
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January 23, 2014 (cont.)

Sollecito gets engaged in the US to avoid prison
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Translation: Google + Guermantes, The 411
Original post: viewtopic.php?p=117529#p117529

Raffaele Sollecito, while awaiting sentence for the murder of Meredith Kercher, seems to be busy with other matters. Apparently Sollecito got engaged, but his love affairs do not end there. It would seem that Raffaele has tried to marry in the US in order to avoid prison in Italy.


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January 24, 2014

Francesco Sollecito's reply to the statement of an American girl.
"No proposal of marriage to Amanda"


Translation: Google + Guermantes
Original post: viewtopic.php?p=117574#p117574

"All falsehood ," said Francesco Sollecito, father of Raffaele. " My son has never asked Amanda to marry him." ... he also added, referring to Kelsey Key (sic), a young American woman who made the revelation claiming that, after Amanda's refusal to marry Raffaele, Raffaele had asked her to marry him: "They met via Facebook and with her (Kelsey Key, ed) he [quickly] established rapport on the social network . Believing there might be serious intentions, when he was already at some of our relatives in the U.S., Raffaele went to visit her in the State of Idaho for two days. She, however, had proved unhelpful and it turned out that she was [had been] married, with a daughter."


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January 24, 2014 (cont.)

Sollecito's search for a bride/ Lawyer: "All falsehood" / Kay's statement to the Daily Mail
By Alessia Chiriatti

Translation: Google + Guermantes, The 411
Original post: viewtopic.php?p=117575#p117575

One of the lawyers of the young man from Puglia, the lawyer Luca Maori, reached by telephone from Tuttoggi.info, said that such a declaration,[Kelsey Kay's] not far from the day of judgment scheduled for January 30, "is nothing if not an extortion. Raffaele was in contact with the girl, then as happens in life, he wanted their friendship to end. But the boy did not want to escape. What Miss Kay said is simply false. Probably, and in accordance with the American law, we will clarify the matter in the appropriate forums."
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"Lawyer Luca Maori, still on the phone with Tuttoggi.info, did not however confirm the fact, (transl. - the almost certain intention of RS to stay at home for the verdict, reported by his father) saying that it is not a given that the young man will remain in Puglia waiting at home for the judgment."


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January 25, 2014

Meredith Murder, Francesco Sollecito: "My son will not be in the courtroom"
By Gigi Paoli

Francesco Sollecito: "Raffaele is in no psychological condition to sustain a long wait as the one that is expected on the day of judgment. Therefore he will almost certainly be waiting at home down in Puglia." ... He adds that "at the end of March his son will discuss the thesis for his computer engineering degree in Verona and so has more important things to think about than running away... ."


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January 25, 2014 (cont.)

Heartwarming friendship of wrongly convicted Ryan Ferguson and Amanda Knox
as the 29-year-old jailed for 10 years reveals how Amanda's book got him through the hardest days

By James Gordon

DAILY MAIL

January 26, 2014

The errors in Ryan Ferguson’s message on the case against Amanda Knox

ALKWEI

See also: January 27, 2014

Amanda Knox Confides in Ryan Ferguson, Who Was Wrongly Convicted of Murder
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See also: January 28, 2014

Ryan Ferguson: Amanda Knox 'a little scared' as new verdict looms
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January 26, 2014 (cont.)

French TV documantary, aired on the national TV channel France 2 on January 25:

L'affaire Amanda Knox

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Summary of the program: 'homegrown'
Original post: viewtopic.php?p=117674#p117674

January 26, 2014 (cont.)

Amanda Knox Appeal II / Meredith Kercher Murder
Update: Jan. 26, 2014
By Andrea Vogt

But while the presiding judge is strict about not letting any antics unfold in the hearings, the story continues to take a number of bizarre twists outside the court. The latest being an exclusive interview given to Radar Online by a young American single mom named Kelsey Kay...


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Radar Exclusive (Part II):

Unrepentant! Amanda Knox’s Ex, Raffaele Sollecito, Never Apologized
To Green Card Girlfriend For Ensnaring Her In Marriage Contract Scam

By Lindsey DiMattina

Kelsey Kay: “I have received no apology from him for leading me on, and no apology for my feelings in all of this,” she said. “While he is undoubtedly innocent in my mind concerning the murder of Meredith Kercher, he is not innocent in toying with my heart and emotions.” She continued, “I gave him every opportunity to explain himself to me and he has shown me no remorse or kindness.”


RADAR ONLINE

Sollecito's Facebook messages to Kelsey Kay's friend, Shelley Green:

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January 27, 2014 (cont.)

Amanda Knox Confides in Ryan Ferguson, Who Was Wrongly Convicted of Murder
By Alyssa Newcomb

Knox has also befriended Ray Spencer, a former Vancouver, Wash., police officer who spent two decades trying to clear his name after he was wrongfully sent to prison for allegedly sexually abusing his young children.
...
In January, Knox appeared in court alongside Spencer’s wife to support him in a civil trial against the Clark County Sheriff’s Office.


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January 28, 2014 (cont.)

Ryan Ferguson: Amanda Knox 'a little scared' as new verdict looms
By Scott Stump

“She’s waiting for the decision and dealing with that stress, which is very difficult for her family and her. I just told her what I did to get through the days and offer a different perspective. I just told her she has to do whatever will get her through that situation and help her keep her peace and keep her happiness.”


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January 28, 2014 (cont.)

Amanda Knox publicist talks media deal in push for acquittal

As the time approaches for the Florence court to rule on the innocence or guilt of Amanda Knox, let’s look back to the time when Knox and her team seemed to believe they were invincible.


TEK JOURNALISM UK

January 28, 2014 (cont.)

Ruling expected Thursday in Perugia murder of student

A court in Florence is expected to rule Thursday on accusations of murder against American Amanda Knox and her Italian ex-boyfriend in the 2007 stabbing death of British student Meredith Kercher.


ANSA (ENGLISH)

January 29, 2014

Sollecito to appear in Florence court for new sentence

Raffaele Sollecito will appear in a Florence court to await a possible new sentence in a trial for the 2007 death of British student Meredith Kercher, Sollecito's father told ANSA on Wednesday.

"I asked him to accompany me, and so we will be in the courtroom," Francesco Sollecito told ANSA, adding that it had not yet been decided if his son will make any statements before the panel of judges withdraws to the council chamber. "We will be there because once more we have faith in the justice system," the father said, and "out of respect" for the middle appeals court of Florence.


GAZZETTA DEL SUD

January 29, 2014 (cont.)

Knox Opts for Absence as Italian Court Nears Ruling in Murder Trial
By Elisabetta Povoledo

Ms. Knox will not be in the courtroom. She will await the verdict in her hometown, Seattle, where she has been living since an appeals court reversed her murder conviction in October 2011. [...] “I’m not that person, I am very clearly not that person that’s being described,” said Ms. Knox, who feels that she can better defend herself through interviews mostly given to Italian and American news media, as well as through her 2013 memoir and her blog.


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Amanda Knox Trial Nears 3rd Verdict
By Colleen Barry

"We wait for the verdict, and remain hopeful," Knox's U.S. lawyer, Theodore Simon, said by telephone from Philadelphia. "But history being our guide, we know Amanda can be convicted and it is very disconcerting to her and her family. The logical position is that there is no evidence."
...
"I don't remember any case which has been as highly publicized and where the countries have taken sides," noted defense attorney Alan Dershowitz, who has written about the case.
"I think it's fair to say that the vast number of Americans think she is innocent and a substantial number of Italians think she is guilty," he said in a telephone interview.


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January 29, 2014 (cont.)

Man wrongly accused of killing Meredith Kercher by Amanda Knox challenges her to travel to Italy for verdict of latest retrial
By Nick Pisa

The barman wrongly accused by Amanda Knox of murdering a British student has urged her to come to court 'if she is as innocent as she claims' - just hours ahead of a verdict in her appeal trial.

Speaking ahead of Thursday's verdict, he said: 'If she (Knox) is innocent she should come to court for the decision.' 'I will be there. If she is so sure that she had nothing to do with it, then she should be in court to hear the judges decision.'
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'I haven't even been paid any compensation by her that I'm owed.'


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January 29, 2014 (cont.)

Article on extradition:

Amanda Knox verdict puts US credibility on trial
By Kieron Monks

“No standard appeal is available for an extradition,” Christopher L. Blakesley, professor of international law at University of Nevada, Las Vegas, told Metro. “Her defense might try to argue that the second trial and appeals violated double jeopardy. This would be problematic as the U.S. understood the nature of the Italian criminal justice system when it entered into the treaty, assuming that it met due process standards.”

Unless a clear flaw was shown in the Italian legal system, extradition proceedings could only stop at the State Department level, explained Julian Ku, international law specialist at Hofstra University, New York.


METRO

January 29, 2014 (cont.)

Lovestruck fan's Facebook fury for accused killer of Meredith Kercher after she discovers Raffaele Sollecito 'flirted' with her AND another girl online
By Mark Duell

A 25-year-old Australian woman today told MailOnline of her distress at learning Amanda Knox’s ex-boyfriend was allegedly having an online relationship with another woman at the same time as her.
Now, the woman from Melbourne - who does not wish to be named - has revealed her Facebook conversations with the 30-year-old Italian, in which he told her: 'I look at you as a girl and I fancy'.
But she has been left ‘upset and disappointed’ after finding out Sollecito - with whom she exchanged 2,000 messages - was also flirting with another girl called Kelsey Kay around the same time last year.


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January 29, 2014 (cont.)

Knox and Sollecito -- Fugitives From Truth
By Bill Edelblute

EXAMINER

January 30, 2014

Amanda Knox approves release of new book hours before verdict due in retrial for murder of Meredith Kercher
By Christopher Bucktin

Desperate Amanda Knox has approved a book's release claiming there is no way she could have killed British student Meredith Kercher - just with hours before a verdict is due at her retrial.
The publication, called The Forgotten Killer, was released on Tuesday and also has been sanctioned by her co-accused and former boyfriend Raffaele Sollecito’s family.
It comes as a verdict in their retrial is expected later today.


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The Forgotten KIller, written by 'Friends of Amanda Knox' (FOA), on Amazon:

The Forgotten Killer: Rudy Guede and the Murder of Meredith Kercher (Kindle Single) [Kindle Edition]
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January 30, 2014 (cont.)

Day 10 of the 2nd Appeal Trial (final hearing, deliberations, verdict)

Live tweets from the court / press room

viewtopic.php?p=117817#p117817 and subsequent posts

Defense lawyers' rebuttals (cont'd)

Carlo Dalla Vedova: viewtopic.php?p=117827#p117827 and subsequent posts

Luciano Ghirga: viewtopic.php?p=117836#p117836 and subsequent posts

The hearing ends. Court retreats to the council chamber for deliberations. Verdict not before 5 pm.

Long wait for the verdict (10:30am - 10pm): viewtopic.php?p=117846#p117846 and subsequent posts

VERDICT (10pm): GUILTY
28.5 years for Amanda Knox, 25 years for Raffaele Sollecito

January 30, 2014 (cont.)

Retrial in Florence finds Knox, Sollecito guilty of murder

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Appeal Session #10: After Defense Remarks Panel Of Judges Reaches Its Decision: BOTH GUILTY
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Appeal Session #10 Images: The Two Judges And Six Lay Judges Deliver The Guilty Verdict
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Appeal Session #10 Images: The Attorney General Of Tuscany Dr Tindari Baglione Breaks The News

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January 30, 2014 (cont.)

Knox and Sollecito murder verdict: as it happened
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January 30, 2014 (cont.)

LIVE BLOG: Knox and Sollecito face Kercher murder verdict

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Sollecito arrives at the courthouse, surrounded by journalists and reporters (VIDEO):

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kqSHFv7bFmA

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Meredith trial, deliberations begin

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Knox in US as Italian Court Begins Deliberations
By Colleen Barry

Knox's defense team gave their last round of rebuttals, ending four months of arguments in Knox's and Italian Raffaele Sollecito's third trial for the 2007 murder of her British roommate, Meredith Kercher, in the Italian university town of Perugia.

Knox's lawyer Carlo Dalla Vedova told the court he was "serene" about the verdict because he believes the only conclusion from the files is "the innocence of Amanda Knox."


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January 30, 2014 (cont.)

Amanda Knox: jury retires to consider its verdict

THE jury that will decide if Amanda Knox and Raffaele Sollecito are guilty of the 2007 murder of British student Meredith Kercher has begun its deliberations.

Moments before they filed out of the courtroom in Florence, the jurors were told by one of Knox's defence lawyers not to overlook "mistakes" made by forensic investigators, the Los Angeles Times reports.


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January 30, 2014 (cont.)

Amanda Knox ‘Afraid’ Of Today’s Court Verdict
By Barbie Latza Nadeau

In a matter of hours, a court in Florence will rule on whether or not Amanda Knox
and her former boyfriend will have to return to jail for the murder of Meredith Kercher.


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Letter to the Kerchers:

The Perugia murder. Appeal decision today.
Amanda Knox writes to the Kerchers

“Words of comfort in the letter”. Stephanie, Meredith’s sister: “I don’t know if we’ll read it”.
By Roberto Costantini

Translation: Catnip, Tiziano
Original posts: http://www.perugiamurderfile.org/viewtopic.php?p=157367#p157367 ;
http://www.perugiamurderfile.org/viewtopic.php?p=156870#p156870

A letter from Amanda Knox for Stephanie, the sister of Meredith Kercher, the student killed in Perugia on the night of 1 November 2007. But the envelope has remained unopened: “I don’t feel the need yet to speak with her,” said Stephanie.

The unopened envelope – “Amanda has written a letter to you, before the verdict, to send to you if one day you would want it”.
I didn’t have any idea of what reaction Stephanie Kercher would have had when I gave her this news during an interview only a few days ago.


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January 30, 2014 (cont.)

Amanda Knox 'Frightened' By Guilty Verdict and 28 Year Sentence
By Phoebe Natanson

On the day the deliberations began, an Italian journalist who is writing a book about the murder wrote that Knox has given him a letter addressed to the Kercher family to be given to the Kerchers if they are willing to accept it.

Roberto Costantini wrote in Corriere della Sera today that he spoke with Meredith Kercher's sister Stephanie several days ago about the letter.

He quoted Stephanie Kercher replying to the offer of the letter, "I will have to think. I don't know, but today I don't want to read it because I do not feel the need to speak with her now."


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Amanda Knox Found Guilty of Murder in Italy
Amanda Knox vows to appeal new guilty verdict in murder case
By Colleen Barry

An appeals court in Florence has upheld the guilty verdict against U.S. student Amanda Knox and her ex-boyfriend for the 2007 murder of her British roommate. Knox was sentenced to 28-1/2 years in prison, raising the spectre of a long legal battle over her extradition.

Lawyers for Knox and her co-defendant, Raffaele Sollecito, vowed to appeal to Italy’s highest court, a process that will take at least another year and drag out a legal saga that has divided court watchers in three nations.


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January 30, 2014 (cont.)

Italian Court Finds Amanda Knox Guilty of Murder (VIDEO)

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Amanda Knox: 'They'll have to pull me back kicking and screaming to prison'
American student reveals fears in exclusive interviews leading up to re-conviction for Meredith Kercher's murder
By Simon Hattenstone

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"It would feel like a train wreck," Amanda Knox told the Guardian, shortly before being found guilty of the murder of Meredith Kercher for the second time.


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January 30, 2014 (cont.)

Exclusive video interview with Amanda Knox: guilty verdict 'like a train wreck' (VIDEO)

Amanda Knox spent the days leading up to the retrial verdict with the Guardian's Simon Hattenstone. Here she discusses the Meredith Kercher murder case and how it has affected her.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nWRalniBcF4

THE GUARDIAN

January 30, 2014 (cont.)

Meredith Kercher murder: Knox and Sollecito face more 'barbed wire'
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Amanda Knox has issued a statement:

Amanda Knox's Full Statement on Guilty Verdict

First and foremost it must be recognised that there is no consolation for the Kercher family. Their grief over Meredith’s terrible murder will follow them forever. They deserve respect and support.

I am frightened and saddened by this unjust verdict. Having been found innocent before, I expected better from the Italian justice system. The evidence and accusatory theory do not justify a verdict of guilt beyond a reasonable doubt. Rather, nothing has changed. There has always been a marked lack of evidence. My family and I have suffered greatly from this wrongful persecution.

This has got out of hand. Most troubling is that it was entirely preventable. I beseech those with the knowledge and authority to address and remediate the problems that worked to pervert the course of justice and waste the valuable resources of the system: overzealous and intransigent prosecution, prejudiced and narrow-minded investigation, unwillingness to admit mistake, reliance on unreliable testimony and evidence, character assassination, inconsistent and unfounded accusatory theory, and counterproductive and coercive interrogation techniques that produce false confessions and inaccurate statements.

Clearly a wrongful conviction is horrific for the wrongfully accused, but it is also terribly bad for the victim, their surviving family, and society.


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January 30, 2014 (cont.)

Amanda Knox's Parents Angry, Stunned Over Guilty Verdict
By Neal Karlinsky, Lauren Effron, and Nikki Battiste

ABC NEWS

Amanda Knox Parents on ABC's Nightline:

Amanda Knox convicted again of Meredith Kercher's murder

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Lawyers' reactions to the guilty verdict:

Knox’s attorney, Carlo Dalla Vedova, said he had called Knox by telephone and informed her that the Florence court had not only confirmed the guilty verdict, but had increased the sentence from the original 26 years. “She was petrified. Silent,” he said.


THE TORONTO STAR

Speaking outside the court, Amanda Knox's lawyer, Luciano Ghirga, said she will launch an appeal against the decision. Mr Ghirga said: "For those that, like me, are convinced that Amanda is innocent, it is a very difficult time. We have to respect the verdict but we will challenge them. We're very sad at the moment. We will definitely try everything. This is not the final word. I am very upset by this decision. We continue to be brave, we have plenty of courage."


ITV NEWS

Sollecito’s lawyers said they were stunned by the conviction and Sollecito’s 25-year sentence and would appeal. “There isn’t a shred of proof,” attorney Luca Maori said.


THE TORONTO STAR

One of Sollecito’s lawyers, Luca Maori, condemned the verdict and said the prosecution had failed to prove beyond reasonable doubt that his client was guilty. “This was a verdict devoid of sense,” he said.


THE INDEPENDENT

Attorney Giulia Bongiorno said she had thought the appeals trial had gone in her client’s favour. “I don’t think there can be a written ruling that justifies this verdict,” she said.


THE TORONTO STAR

Sollecito's solicitor, Giulia Bongiorno, said she had not spoken to her client yet. She said: "He was prepared for any outcome. He is totally astonished why the court keeps changing mind in this way. The court gives credit to rumours. This is not a surprise. They (Knox and Sollecito) have always been considered the murderers."


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The family's lawyer, Francesco Maresca, said: "I hope this is justice for Meredith and for her family."


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Staunch advocates of Amanda Knox's innocence, Steve Moore, Ted Simon, and Greg Hampikian, appear on TV on the night of the guilty verdict.

Erin Burnett Outfront:
Amanda Knox convicted of murder again (2 VIDEOS)

Steve Moore, he's a former FBI special agent and wrote a book about this case. CNN legal analyst and former homicide prosecutor, Paul Callan.

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

CNN OUTFRONT

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Transcript: http://transcripts.cnn.com/TRANSCRIPTS/1401/30/ebo.01.html

January 30, 2014 (cont.)

Anderson Cooper's AC360°:
New questions raised by the Amanda Knox conviction (2 VIDEOS)

Anderson discussed all of this with Amanda Knox's attorney Ted Simon and Forensic Biologist Greg Hampikian

CNN AC360°

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Amanda Knox Will Never Visit Italy Again
A court in Florence has ruled that Amanda Knox and her former boyfriend Raffaele Sollecito are guilty of the murder of Meredith Kercher.
by Barbie Latza Nadeau

THE DAILY BEAST

January 31, 2014

Amanda Knox is a convicted killer: the decision is (almost) final
The media may take her side, but Amanda Knox's guilt has been upheld by a serious court of law
By Andrea Vogt

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January 31, 2014 (cont.)

Amanda Knox Appeal II / Meredith Kercher Murder
Update: Jan. 31, 2014
By Andrea Vogt

Guilty. After 12 hours of deliberation on Thursday, presiding judge Alessandro Nencini and six lay jurors from Florence upheld the original court’s finding in the Meredith Kercher murder case: Amanda Knox and Raffaelle Sollecito are guilty. Guilty of murder, carrying a concealed weapon, sexual assault, simulating a crime scene and slandering Patrick Lumumba.


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January 31, 2014 (cont.)

Amanda Knox and Raffaele Sollecito lose Meredith Kercher murder appeal
By Lizzy Davies and Simon Hattenstone

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Amanda Knox 'upset' by guilty verdict says mother
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January 31, 2014 (cont.)

Amanda Knox on Good Morning America: "I Will Never Willingly Go Back" to Italy (VIDEO)
(Anchor: Robin Roberts)

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January 31, 2014 (cont.)

Raw: Knox Won't Willingly Go Back to Italy (VIDEO)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DkHS014d ... tube_gdata

January 31, 2014 (cont.)

Exclusive: Amanda Knox 'Couldn't Believe What I Was Hearing'
By Nikki Battiste, and Mark Mooney

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January 31, 2014 (cont.)

Amanda Knox: ‘I’m Going to Fight This to the Very End’
By Megan Gibson

TIME

January 31, 2014 (cont.)

Amanda Knox verdict: Watch tearful killer describe being found guilty again as "like being hit by a train"
By Richard Hartley-Parkinson

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January 31, 2014 (cont.)

Shameless in Seattle: Foxy Knoxy's brazen TV charm offensive to escape extradition for murder of British student
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Kercher family: 'Nothing's going to bring her back' (VIDEO)
The siblings of murdered British student Meredith Kercher have said that they want closure to the case, but that nothing can bring their sister back.

BBC

Amanda Knox: Meredith Kercher's family respond to guilty verdicts (VIDEO)

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THE GUARDIAN

Meredith Kercher: family press conference - live updates

THE GUARDIAN

Meredith Kercher family: We're still on journey to truth

Meredith's sister Stephanie told a press conference in Florence on Friday: "I think we are still on a journey for the truth and it may be the fact that we don't ever really know what happened that night, which is obviously something we'll have to come to terms with."


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Meredith Kercher's family welcome convictions of Knox and Sollecito
By Lizzy Davies

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Amanda Knox: Family of Meredith Kercher fear they may never find out the truth
By Nick Squires

THE TELEGRAPH

Knox Extradition Demanded By Kercher Family (Sky News Speaks to Kercher Family))
The murdered student's brother says he sees no reason why Amanda Knox should not be sent to Italy to serve her sentence.

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Lyle Kercher, Meredith's brother, said: "If somebody's found guilty and convicted of a murder - if an extradition law exists between those two countries - I don't see why they (the US) wouldn't." "It would set a difficult precedent if a country such as the US didn't choose to go along with laws they themselves uphold when extraditing convicted criminals from other countries."


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Kercher family: 'US should support Knox extradition' (BBC Interview with Alan Johnston))

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Raffaele Sollecito trip to the border: viewtopic.php?p=118091#p118091 and subsequent posts

Kercher 'Killer' Sollecito 'Held At Border'
The man re-convicted of murdering Meredith Kercher is held near Italy's border with Slovenia, according to reports.

Raffaele Sollecito, the man re-convicted of Meredith Kercher's murder, has been held by police at Italy's border with Slovenia. Sollecito was apprehended by police at a hotel in an area near Udine.


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Raffaele Sollecito detained by police near Austrian border, say reports
By John Hooper

Raffaele Sollecito, Amanda Knox's Italian former boyfriend, has been detained by police close to Italy's border with Austria, according to reports in the Italian media on Friday morning.
The Ansa news agency said Sollecito, 29, had been located by police officers in a village between Udine and the town of Tarvisio, which is about three miles from the Austrian border. He had reportedly arrived in the village early on Thursday afternoon. Sollecito had attended the court hearing in Florence in the morning but did not return in the afternoon.


THE GUARDIAN

Sollecito, notified of travel ban. "I did a tour in Austria, then I came back"

LA REPUBBLICA

Amanda Knox guilty verdict: latest
By Barney Henderson, and Nick Squires

Sollecito was picked up by police at around 1am at a hotel in Venzone, which is around 25 miles from the border with Austria and Slovenia. He was staying in the hotel with his current girlfriend. The cabinet chief of the Udine police station, Giovanni Belmonte, said police took him to the Udine police station, took his passport and put a stamp in his Italian identity papers showing that he cannot leave the country. He will be freed later, Belmonte said.


There is intense speculation here that Sollecito and his girlfriend actually crossed the border last night, into Austria. They then waited for the verdict to be handed down - it came at 9.30pm local time. Sollecito was reportedly anxious to see whether the court would order that he be arrested and put in jail, or placed under house arrest. When the court instead decreed only that his passport should be confiscated, he crossed back over the border in a Mini Cooper and spent the night in a hotel in the mountain village of Venzone, near the city of Udine.


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Italian police find Amanda Knox's ex-boyfriend near Austrian border
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Raffaele Sollecito told police that he drove into Austria "to rest" while the jury deliberated, but then returned to Italy, according to a report by the Italian news agency ANSA.

Sollecito’s lawyer, Luca Maori, told ANSA that his client never considered fleeing the county and willingly went with police to turn in his passport, as required by the court.


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Raffaele Sollecito's lawyer: He wasn't trying to leave Italy after verdict (VIDEO)
By Eun Kyung Kim

The American attorney for Amanda Knox’s former boyfriend on Friday said his client wasn’t trying to flee Italy when authorities stopped him at the border after an Italian court convicted him for a second time of murder.

“He had planned on being away from the courthouse, away from his home and media hotspots after the verdict,” said John Q. Kelly, the lawyer for Italian native Raffaele Sollecito. “His passport had been flagged already. It wasn’t like he could go to some border and use his passport. … He would have been stopped no matter what.”


TODAY

Amanda Knox's boyfriend: I wasn't trying to flee (VIDEO)

Amanda Knox's ex-boyfriend said Friday that he was out of Italy when he got the stunning news that they had been re-convicted of her roommate's brutal murder and he immediately returned to surrender his passport. But Raffaele Sollecito said that before he could get to a police station, officers swooped down on him in a border hotel in Italy, woke him up and took him in. "As soon as I got the news there was a guilty verdict … I came right immediately back in Italy," Sollecito told NBC News in an exclusive interview.


NBC NEWS

Raffaele On The Run
By Barbie Latza Nadeau

Hours after a Florentine court upheld Amanda Knox and Raffaele Sollecito’s guilty convictions in the murder of Meredith Kercher, the Italian playboy was found holed up at a hotel near the border with Austria.


THE DAILY BEAST


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Dershowitz: I Wouldn't Want My Son Going Out With Amanda Knox (VIDEO)
By Bill Hoffmann

"Do I think she's guilty beyond a reasonable doubt? Maybe not, Dershowitz told John Bachman, guest host of "The Steve Malzberg Show" on Newsmax TV. "But would I want my son to go out with her on the basis of a claim that she's totally innocent? Absolutely not."


NEWSMAX

January 31, 2014 (cont.)

Dershowitz: Lots of evidence against Knox (VIDEO)

CNN

January 31, 2014 (cont.)

Andreson Cooper AC360º:
Amanda Knox vows to fight her second conviction (2 VIDEOS)

Anderson discusses whether Knox could really face extradition with The Daily Beast's Rome Bureau Chief Barbie Latza Nadeau, Legal Analyst Jeffrey Toobin, and Investigative Correspondent Drew Griffin.

CNN AC360º

Transcript: http://transcripts.cnn.com/TRANSCRIPTS/1401/31/acd.01.html

January 31, 2014 (cont.)

Erin Burnett Outfront:
Amanda Knox: "I will never go willingly back" to Italy (VIDEO)

Steve Moore and Paul Callan are guests on Erin Burnett OutFront

CNN OUTFRONT

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Miscellaneous articles:

The Meredith Kercher case is framed by prejudice as much as evidence
By Nick Richardson

THE GUARDIAN

Amanda Knox murder conviction spurs debate on Italian justice
By Anthony Zurcher

Original post: viewtopic.php?p=118147#p118147

BBC

Amanda Knox vows to fight murder conviction, won't 'go willingly' to Italy
By Laura Smith-Spark and Hada Messia

Citing privacy and confidentiality issues, State Department spokeswoman Marie Harf declined to say whether Italy has requested Knox be extradited.


CNN

So How’s the Media Doing on Amanda Knox Reporting? Much Better Once They Started Quoting Me
By Julian Ku

OPINIO JURIS

Amanda Knox Found Guilty Again: Why the Court Could Be (Sort of) Right
By Dan Abrams

ABC NEWS

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Jan. 31 Episode of Quarto Grado:

Amanda Knox will not return to Italy?

Luca Maori, Raffaele Sollecito, and his aunt Sara Achille are guests on Quarto Grado.

After the reading of the verdict for the murder of Meredith Kercher, Raffaele Sollecito went to see his girlfriend near Treviso and fled to Austria. His passport was withdrawn. Sollecito: My life and Amanda's life have taken two different paths.


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Full Jan.31 episode of Quarto Grado:

VIDEO MEDIASET

January 31, 2014 (cont.)

Episode of the program Mistero (in Italian)

Omicidio Meredith: Il Giorno del Giudizio (Meredith Murder: The Day of Reckoning) (VIDEO) (Duration: 20 min)

Video clip: VIDEO @.ORG

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Miscellaneous videos:

I won't go 'willingly' back to Italy (VIDEO)
Law Professor Richard Herman and Civil Rights Attorney Avery Friedman discuss the issue of extradition

CNN

Legal expert: Amanda Knox "should stay where she is" (VIDEO)

CBS News legal analyst Rikki Klieman said Knox "must be mindful."
"She should stay where she is," Klieman said. "She should stay in the state of Washington. She should never go out of the country."


CBS THIS MORNING

DNA expert: Science was ignored for Knox (VIDEO)
Professor Greg Hampikian discusses DNA evidence in the Amanda Knox trial with CNN's Brooke Baldwin

CNN

Hampikian: 'Each of those DNA tests has exonerated her' (VIDEO)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fqW_aZG2hzc

Nina Burleigh talks to BBC about Amanda Knox (VIDEO)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4T39BRmMjLE

Dershowitz: Case against Knox 'compelling' (VIDEO)
CNN legal analysts Alan Dershowitz and Paul Callan discuss the latest guilty verdict in the Amanda Knox murder case.

CNN


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Meredith Kercher: a crime that defies all our assumptions
By Jenny McCartney

Many in the US are now seemingly convinced that Knox was coerced by police into false statements, and that the Italian court processes have been a travesty of justice. Yet there seems very little in the way of hard evidence that bears this out.

This much appears undisputed: that Knox – roughly an hour into her questioning – admitted being in the house when Meredith died, and accused her Congolese boss at the bar where she worked, Patrick Lumumba, of killing Meredith. She alleged he was alone with Meredith as she was sitting in the kitchen and heard a single scream.


THE TELEGRAPH

February 1, 2014 (cont.)

Amanda Knox could face detention in tough US jail
Amanda Knox could spend the duration of any extradition wrangle between the US and Italy locked up in a federal prison five miles from her home
By Nick Allen

Amanda Knox faces being incarcerated in a grim federal prison five miles from her parents' house for the duration of any extradition battle between the US and Italy, the Telegraph can reveal.
If Italy makes an extradition request, and the case is argued in US courts, she would be detained by US Marshals and sent to Seatac federal detention centre.


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Raffaele Sollecito denies trying to flee Italy after appeal court verdict
By John Hooper

The website of the Florence edition of the daily newspaper La Repubblica said that at around 3pm a security camera at Palmanova, south of Udine, had picked up the licence plate of a Mini Cooper belonging to his girlfriend's father. The car was heading north on the A23 motorway that leads to the border crossing south of Villach in southern Austria.
The report quoted Sollecito as having told police when he was found: "I took a trip to Austria. Then I came back to Italy. I stayed there to rest."


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February 1, 2014 (cont.)

Still doubts about the journey of Raffaele

Translation: Google + Guermantes
Original post: viewtopic.php?p=118293#p118293

Ambiguities of an alleged escape. After the verdict, Raffaele Sollecito gave several interviews to explain why, while his destiny was being decided in a courtroom , he moved away from Florence by car to pass the border with Austria in the company of his girlfriend. To La Repubblica, Raffaele talked about stress from waiting.


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Interview with Judge Nencini, published in Corriere della Sera and Il Messaggero:

Amanda and Raffaele, the judge speaks
" I have children myself, it was a difficult decision"


Translation: Google + Guermantes
Original post: viewtopic.php?p=118208#p118208

"I feel liberated because the moment of decision is the most difficult . I also have children and to impose sentences of 25 and 28 years to two young people is something emotionally very hard."


CORRIERE DELLA SERA

HEADLINE: Amanda and Raffaele: The Judge Speaks
SUBHEAD: “I have children too; it was a huge burden.”

SUBHEAD2: “The defense had asked to separate the positions of the two accused, but Raffaele would not allow himself to be questioned.”

By Fiorenza Sarzanini

Translation: Andrea Vogt
Website: THE FREELANCE DESK, Update: Feb 1, 2014

You deliberated in chambers for 12 hours. Was the judicial panel divided?
“The case files took up half of the room. There are 30 expert reports. The lay judges, who aren’t court staff, had to read all the documentation to reach a joint decision, as is expected in the appeals court. You have to review all the documents, think about them, and reason. We did that using all the time that was necessary, and taking into account the fact that the victim was also a young girl.


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Meredith's murder, the judge says: " Amanda and Raffaele had killed that night because
they had nothing else to do"

By Cristiana Mangani

Translation: Google + Guermantes
Original post: viewtopic.php?p=118623#p118623

Twelve hours of closed session, why so long?
"This time was necessary , there was the need for the jurors to take cognizance of the acts . The documents in this process occupy half the room. We felt two things: the severity of the situation. And then, I must be honest, the media overexposure of this case, that did not help . Jurors returned home and were bombarded by information. And when we saw each other , they wanted to know: " President, but on TV they said it in another way. How did it happen really ? " So my logic was : let's take the time you need, we have to come out with a clear conscience. So it was."


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Meredith, Sollecito 's father : "Impermissible comments of the judge Nencini"

Translation: Google + Guermantes
Original post: viewtopic.php?p=118269#p118269

"The rulings are respected, no interviews. It is very serious, indeed unacceptable that President Nencini has commented publicly on what happened in the secret council chamber and shall be compelled to criticize the defensive strategy of Sollecito." Said today in a joint statement the lawyers Giulia Bongiorno and Luca Maori, Sollecito's defense, after an interview of the President of the Court of Assizes of Appeal of Florence.


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February 1, 2014 (cont.)

Amanda Knox Judge Describes Agony Of Decision
The judge who convicted Amanda Knox speaks of the pain of his decision, but the colleague who freed her in 2011 slams the verdict.

Speaking about the latest decision, Judge Hellmann said: "I remain certain that there is no concrete evidence at all against these two young people."
"This new sentence was on the cards - it's tied to the decision made by the Supreme Court - Amanda's not doing a bad thing by not coming back to Italy."


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Controversy after the interview of the President of the Court of Appeals

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Original post: viewtopic.php?p=118321#p118321

ANM*) and CSM**). "I won’t go into the merits of the interview - said the ANM president Rodolfo Sabelli - but the fact that the presiding judge releases statements prior to the filing of the motivations and on the day after a ruling when public interest is high, is inappropriate " . "The case is definitely serious ," said adviser of the CSM Nicolò Zanon , secular Forza Italia . "Monday - he added - will decide whether to request an opening of a (disciplinary) procedure before the Commission."


*) ANM – Associazione Nationale dei Magistrati (National Association of Magistrates)
**) CSM - Consiglio Superiore della Magistratura (Magistrates governing body, Superior Council of Judges/Magistrates)

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February 2, 2014 (cont.)

Meredith process, onslaught against Judge (Nencini). CSM and ANM: his words are inopportune. Lawyers for Sollecito: reopen all (the whole process)
By Cristiana Mangani, Silvia Barocci

Translation: Google + Guermantes
Original post: viewtopic.php?p=118325#p118325

Set aside the judgment of conviction and [initiate] disciplinary action against the magistrate. The interview with Il Messaggero of Alessandro Nencini , President of the Court of Assizes of Appeal of Florence, who sentenced Amanda Knox and Raffaele Sollecito for the murder of Meredith Kercher, has offered a pretext not just to defense lawyers. [...] The chairman of the court [Nencini] is hiding behind a "no comment." But the storm which struck around him, reminds me so much of the one that last summer hit Antonio Esposito, the president of the working section of the Supreme Court who, after declaring Silvio Berlusconi guilty of tax evasion, gave an interview to Il Mattino.


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Judgment Mez, storm unleashed on Nencini
By Marco Checchi

Translation: Google + Guermantes
Original post: viewtopic.php?p=118363#p118363

"I have children myself, it was a painful decision," said Nencini, without, however, giving anything away about the reasons for the sentence or revealing details about what happened in closed session. In the interview, Nencini accentuated the idea that the Court has formed about what might have happened that night in Via della Pergola.


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February 2, 2014 (cont.)

Amanda Knox case judge lambasted by Raffaele Sollecito's lawyers for remarks
By Lizzy Davies

Bongiorno also faulted Nencini for hinting that the fact that Sollecito had not officially testified – and had not been cross-examined – during the second appeal had possibly not worked in his favour. The computer science graduate had spoken to the court only in statements. The option"is a right, but it deprives the subject of a voice", Nencini was quoted by one newspaper as saying.
Bongiorno said this was unfair as her client had not been asked to submit to cross-examination. Moreover, she claimed, there was an ambiguity in Nencini's words that stunned her more. "I would not like the judge to be implying something else: that perhaps Raffaele, in order to have his innocence recognised, should have accused Amanda of the killing of Meredith Kercher," she told La Stampa.

But that outrage was not shared by all. The chairman of the Florence appeals court, Fabio Massimo Drago, was quoted as saying his colleague's remarks were "within the boundaries of propriety".


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'She is the Ice Maiden': Amanda Knox has reinvented herself as a teary American TV star but she was cold and unemotional when in an Italian jail, says prison guard
By Amanda Williams

DAILY MAIL

February 1, 2014 (cont.)

Amanda Knox is a murderer and no PR rebranding can hide the truth of her guilt
By Alison Phillips

MIRROR

February 2, 2014 (cont.)

Amanda Knox is a broken woman, fearing she may yet pay for her crime
She has become one of the most notorious murderers in recent history.
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It's not right to say there is ‘no evidence’ in the case against Amanda Knox. There's plenty
The DNA alone is enough to raise questions
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February 3, 2014

Amanda Knox and boyfriend soak up the pre-Super Bowl atmosphere in New York (PHOTOS)
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Why the U.S. Should Hand Over Amanda Knox If Italy Asks
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"Meredith process, Judge Nencini's reply to the accusations: "I did not intend to anticipate the motivations"

"In relation to the press articles that reported my statements on trial for the death of Meredith Kercher I intend to point out that there has been no interview organized or intended. I ran into some journalists in the corridors of the courthouse who have told me of rumors and speculation that circulated on the duration of the session. I then had a brief conversation with them intended to clarify possible misunderstandings. I take responsibility for this, reaffirming that I did not in any way intended to anticipate the reasons for the sentence.

In particular, I have not expressed any opinion on the trial strategy of the defense of the accused. Indeed the only reference, however, reported in the article appeared in Il Messaggero, is one in which I stated that the accused were defended in the process as 'very high level'. If my words have generated misunderstandings on this point and on the absolute legality of the choice of an accused to make spontaneous statements I regret it.

These details were dutiful to the respect I owe to the people who participated in the process with me and I am proud to belong to the Order, as well as for consistency with my professional history, with over thirty years of work done without reflectors and without interviews."


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Knox trial judge apologises for remarks

'I am sorry if my words led to misunderstandings on this point or on the absolute right of a defendant to make spontaneous declarations,' Nencini said.
Sollecito responded to the apology in a subsequent interview with La Stampa, another Italian newspaper. 'If my testimony could have really changed the course of the trial, why did (no-one) feel the need to question me?' he asked.


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February 3, 2014 (cont.)

The storm over the Florentine judge who criticized Berlusconi
By Antonio Lovascio

Translation: Tiziano
Original post: http://www.perugiamurderfile.net/viewto ... 68#p118568

I too think that a "false case" - as the Florence Post has written - has been created for the President of the second section of the Appeal Court of Florence, Alessandra Nencini. And my conviction was reinforced this morning reading the timely clarifications of the magistrate on how the facts at the origin of the event unfolded: "no organised or prepared interview", but only a brief, unplanned conversation in the corridors of the Justice Palace, destined in his intentions to "clarify possible misunderstandings" on the inferences and rumours circulating and reported to him by some journalists, on the time taken by the deliberating council.
...
Today Sollecito claims: "If the judges wanted to question me, they could have. I was not there just to warm a seat." The young man from Puglia knows full well that it was his defence, led by a "media fox" like Giulia Bongiorno, to choose the pathway of "spontaneous declarations" precisely to spare him from cross-examination by the prosecutor and the civil parties, which perhaps could have compromised even further his situation, which was, furthermore, noted by the unbearably heavy motivations of the Supreme Court in its sentence of remand, which annulled the acquittal of the accused by the Perugia Court of Appeal, after the first instance conviction.


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Amanda Knox judge faces possible disciplinary action for comments on trial
The Associated Press

The judge who announced the guilty verdicts against Amanda Knox and her former boyfriend Raffaele Sollecito for murder is facing allegations of impropriety.
Members of the magistrate's governing body said Monday they will request an inquiry into Florence Judge Alessandro Nencini for comments made to Italian media following Thursday's guilty verdict.


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February 3, 2014 (cont.)

Judgment of the Appeal process "bis" Knox-Sollecito: CSM speaks against the interview of Judge Nencini

Translation: Google + Guermantes
Original post: http://www.perugiamurderfile.net/viewto ... 13#p118413

As announced a few days ago , the four lay advisers of the center of the CSM (Nicolò Zanon, Alberto Albertoni , Filiberto Palumbo and Bartolomeo Romano) have asked the Executive Committee of the Superior Council of Magistracy to open a procedure in the magistrate Alessandro Nencini , President of the Court of Assizes of Appeal of Florence...

REQUEST ACCEPTED 'UNANIMOUSLY' - And it turns out the First Committee of the CSM has unanimously decided to ask the Committee to chair the opening of a case on the judge Alessandro Nencini.


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February 3, 2014 (cont.)

Meredith, [dark] clouds gather over the judge: lay members of the CSM against Nencini

Translation: Google +Guermantes
Original post: http://www.perugiamurderfile.net/viewto ... 58#p118458

New clouds are gathering over Nencini, who now also risks a "trial" before the panel of arbitrators of the National Magistrates (ANM), for violation of the code of ethics of the judges. A position (justified) which , however, was not always so prompt . [In the case of Antonio Esposito] The ANM defended the magistrate and declassified his interview as an "inappropriate" chat with a journalist friend.
And a similar initiative was also taken by the Minister of Justice, acting in the same manner it followed in the case of the magistrate of the Berlusconi trial, and has arranged "preliminary investigations " on the issue of the Florentine judge.


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Raffaele Sollecito in an interview with La Stampa (in Treviso):

"If an interrogation an excuse, why couldn't he ask?"
Sentenced for the murder of Mez: baffled by the words of the judge
By Guido Ruotolo

Translation: Google + Guermantes
Original post: http://www.perugiamurderfile.net/viewto ... 35#p118435

Controversy in these hours over the considerations of the President of the Court of Assizes of Appeal of Florence, Alessandro Nencini, on his [Sollecito's] silence in the courtroom that could have effected a different outcome of the trial process: the magistrate was accused of lack of impartiality, and today his case arrives at CSM .

"If only they had asked me ... I was in the courtroom not to just warm my chair. I was available. The President Nencini told me that, if I had wanted to take the floor, I would have been welcome. I was available but in all these years no prosecutor or judge has ever made a sign, has never turned to me asking me to respond, clarify or defend. I find considerations of the President of the Court puzzling. And then, as if my statements could have really changed the course of the trial because no one felt the need to question me?"


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February 3, 2014 (cont.)

Raffaele Sollecito in an interview on CNN's "Anderson Cooper 360":

Amanda Knox's ex-boyfriend says he'll face new 'ordeal'

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Sollecito TG1 interview (VIDEO, in Italian):

Meredith Kercher murder trial, Raffaele Sollecito defends himself before the cameras of Tg1

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"Against me there is a desert of evidence, I do not know what happened that night, I was at my house and it is not my job to try to find the truth about this," said the young man from Puglia, accused of killing, along with Amanda Knox, the British student Meredith Kercher in Perugia. Sollecito speaks for the first time after the new sentence. "Embittering and dramatic to be convicted of a motive that we did not know what to do that night and we killed her."


BLITZ QUOTIDIANO

Meredith, Sollecito to Tg1: "No one believes me. There is a desert of evidence against me"

Nobody believes me and I do not understand why. Against me there is a desert of evidence", said Raffaele Sollecito in an interview with TG1.

Sollecito then reiterated that "no one has ever asked me to be questioned: it is they who have to ask me and this thing has never happened ."


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Raffaele Sollecito to Tg1. "Mine is not life, it's hell."

Translation: Google + Guermantes
Original post: http://www.perugiamurderfile.net/viewto ... 70#p118470

Pending the judgment of the Supreme Court, which could be followed by prison term if confirmed as established on appeal, Sollecito does not know what to say about his future:"It's not life , it is very bad , it is like being in hell. But at this moment I prefer not to think about it."


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Sollecito Slams Kercher Killer's Release Plan
By Tom Kington

Raffaele Sollecito has told Sky News it is "absurd" the only man currently behind bars for killing Meredith Kercher will be allowed to leave jail temporarily this year.
"This is absurd," he said. "Guede should have been on trial with me. How can I convince him to speak when he has done all he can to hide the truth?"


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February 4, 2014 (cont.)

Alan Dershowitz: Amanda Knox appeal might not be so easy this time
By John Carlson



(relevant part starts 2:30 minutes in)

KVI

February 5, 2014

Amanda Knox legal view sparks incredulous callers to KVI
By John Carlson

After laying out his conclusions about Amanda Knox’s level of complicity in the stabbing death of former roommate in Italy, Meredith Kercher, and Knox’s 2nd conviction in the murder, John Carlson is besieged by callers defending Knox. They tell Carlson’s he’s completely wrong.


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February 5, 2014 (cont.)

Knox and Sollecito: justice revisited in prime time
A soundbite in the court of public opinion is so much easier than wading through all that legal evidence
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Meredith: Judge Nencini under investigation
The Prosecutor General of the Supreme Court Gianfranco Ciani opened an inquiry on the Judge Alessandro Nencini ... for the interview given by the judge after the ruling.

In what has been learned, Ciani has started its investigation into magistrate’s remarks on Monday. Two days ago, it was instead the Justice Minister Annamaria Cancellieri, as the holder of the disciplinary action against judges, to instruct the ministry’s inspectors to carry out an investigation on the case of the judge Nencini. Both initiatives could be the prelude to a possible disciplinary action against the judge. With that of the Prosecutor General (of the Supreme Court) brings to three the ongoing investigations on Nencini, since even the CSM has officially opened a procedure on the magistrate. ... At the end of the investigation, PG Ciani will assess whether there are grounds for disciplinary action.


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February 5, 2014 (cont.)

Gags useless for Nencini

The judge Nencini ends under the slap of the CSM and the Prosecutor General of the Supreme Court. Two surveys for transfer of office and disciplinary action to punish him. It is all too obvious that the CSM and PG have nothing better to do, even if justice is falling apart, than haunt a magistrate guilty only of having given some clarification to journalists who then double quote his words. I must say, a waste of energy and totally useless on the part of CSM and PG and reveals the apparent change of mood towards the judges. You want them to be silent and dumb and also with their heads bent down.


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Raffaele Sollecito gave an interview to the weekly magazine Oggi:

Raffaele Sollecito speaks against the judge: "The declarations of Nencini are aberrant"
In an exclusive interview with the weekly Oggi, the young man is attacking the judge who sentenced him to 25 years.

Translation: Google + Guermantes
Original post: viewtopic.php?p=118521#p118521

"ABERRANT STATEMENTS" - Raffaele Sollecito did not mince words in today 's interview , the first after the final judgment against him: " I would have sided with Guede when she [Knox] fought with Meredith for cleaning in the bathroom and I would have helped to stab her. This was suggested by the Attorney General in the indictment to justify the crime. This was confirmed by the President of the Court in his aberrant statements commenting on the judgment."


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Interview with Raffaele Sollecito on Studio Aperto:

Reveals his disappointment and fears for the future: "I, who was sentenced by prejudice." (VIDEO)

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Why Amanda Knox's spin shouldn't deny justice for Meredith (a must-read)
By Lindy McDowell

Her website informs us that, "Amanda Knox is a New York Times and USA Today's bestselling author ..." Actually she is a convicted killer who wrote a book about the murder and then made a fortune on the back of sale of the same.

It's almost as if the best-selling author's claim is the important bit. The real reason we know the name Amanda Knox. Not that convoluted stuff about becoming involuntarily tangled up in an infamous trial.

And the Amanda Knox PR campaign has been clever from the start. The fortune spent has yielded up sympathetic coverage, in America especially, for that martyred victim of injustice formerly known as Foxy Knoxy.


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February 5, 2014 (cont.)

Marco Quintavalle in an interview with Il Messaggero:

The super witness says: "Conviction is right"
By Luigi Foglietti

Translation: Google + Guermantes
Original post: viewtopic.php?p=118561#p118561

Marco Quintavalle, now fifty-five, a key witness in the Meredith Kercher murder trial, made his deposition, which is considered crucial, Saturday 21 March 2009, in the first instance trial. Then he was no longer called to the bar, either in the first appeal or now, in the second [appeal] held in Florence .

Always firm in his beliefs?
"If they called me again to testify, I would say the same things because that is the truth. I'm used to judge a person on facts, so if Amanda says that that morning she was sleeping, instead she was waiting for me to open the store, she tells a lie, then what she did before and after I don't know."


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The Winterbottom movie:

Exclusive First Look at Amanda Knox-Inspired ‘The Face of an Angel’ (VIDEO)
By Leo Barraclough

Variety has been granted exclusive access to a clip from the promo reel of Michael Winterbottom’s psychological thriller “The Face of an Angel,” which is inspired by the Amanda Knox case. It is the first glimpse of the film, which is in post-production, to be shown anywhere.

The film is produced by Revolution Films alongside BBC Films, Multitrade and Ypsilon Films. Lipsync and Vedette Finance are also executive producers and partners on the project.


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Trailer for "Face of an Angel":

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UoVJ-U1J2cg

Director: I'm not exploiting Meredith Kercher's death

The Face of an Angel is the latest film by acclaimed British director Michael Winterbottom...

Less than a week after Amanda Knox and Raffaele Sollecito were found guilty of the 2007 murder of Meredith Kercher for a second time, a teaser trailer for a new production was creating buzz at the European Film Market in Berlin.

Winterbottom told The Independent: "Whenever you make a film based on a true story, and I have made a lot of those, you have to deal with it as honestly, accurately and sensitively as you can."

"Our film is trying to get back to the important point that a family has lost their daughter and that is the heart of the story," he continued. "The Kercher family behaved with an incredible amount of dignity through a very difficult situation. We don't want to do anything that would be upsetting to the people close to the case."


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Raffaele Sollecito: I Have 'No Regrets' About Returning to Italy
By Johnny Dodd

"The Italian prosecutors manufactured a case against Ms. Knox based on innuendo, rank speculation and outrageous inferences drawn from her conduct," says John Q. Kelly, Sollecito's U.S. attorney. "Raffaele is collateral damage. His only crimes are honesty and integrity, refusing to assist in a witch hunt in exchange for his freedom."
...
Sollecito and Knox spoke before the verdict "to support one another." But he says he has no current plans to reach out to his one-time girlfriend. "At this point," he says, "I just want to be with people who are really close to me, people who are important in my life."


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February 6, 2014 (cont.)

Betrayed! Amanda Knox Ex-Love Turns On Her, Says Her Decision To Not Appear In Courtroom Negatively Influenced Jury
By Alexis Tereszcuk

At one time very close, Sollicito (sic) said that he hasn’t spoken to Knox since the guilty verdict was handed down.

“Psychologically it’s not my priority. You can understand that this is something that’s about me now, more than, and about my family, my people who support me. So any kind of support between me and her in this moment there’s no, lift up.”

He also said his relationship with Knox has deteriorated over the years.

“Yeah, it was more supportive. I felt that I could have a shoulder on the other side. But now the situation, even if we are in the same kind of trial, my life and her life is very different, and things developed in a very different way.


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Secretary of State John Kerry on the Amanda Knox case (VIDEO), @4:40 min

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February 7, 2014

Amanda Knox trial was just a farce
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February 7, 2014

Was Amanda Knox a political pawn in Italian politics?
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Meredith: Sollecito, I have never been heard

Sollecito: "I have never been heard. The process has always been 'Amanda-centric'. Of me they have never said anything. Except that I was Amanda's boyfriend." Said Raffaele Sollecito commenting on the verdict of the Court of Appeal of Florence for the murder of Meredith Kercher.

"I do not know how much the media side could have affected the judgment, but surely - he added - it had played a major role, the jurors had many questions about what they saw on TV."


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February 7, 2014 (cont.)

Meredith case, Sollecito: "I was arrested for a small knife in my pocket"

"I was arrested for a flick knife that I carried in my pocket as a habit." Said Raffaele Sollecito, reached by telephone at his home in Bisceglie by ANSA (Bari), commenting on the judgment of conviction for the murder of Meredith Kercher.

"They assumed it was the murder weapon - he added - but in fact, both the shape and the fact that I'd have never offended anyone with that tool, they never found anything possibly compatible with any accusation that that knife could have been a murder weapon."


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Meredith case: Sollecito, no factual evidence against me

''The very fact that the President considered important my statement makes me see, at a logical level , that he had actually no factual evidence against me.''


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February 7, 2014 (cont.)

Sollecito calls murder trial 'Amanda-centric'

"Not only (did my own) expert witness detect inconsistencies and carelessness in the forensic investigations of police, but also the Appeals Court expert witness said my defence was completely in the right," Sollecito said, adding that he was now talking as much as possible to the press to address the "injustice done" to him.

"I have no life plans. Right now I live day to day. I decide each day what there is to do. I am about to get a specialized university degree, but I will decide what to do one step at a time".


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Summary of the Feb. 7 episode of Quarto Grado: viewtopic.php?p=118662#p118662

Meredith Kercher, Raffaele Sollecito interview

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Full Feb.7 episode of Quarto Grado:

The relevant segment starts @1hr 04min

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February 7, 2014

Participants of the action in support of Sollecito in Giovinazzo:

Raffele (sic) è innocente (VIDEO)

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Amanda Knox: I feel stranded and trapped since new guilty verdict
American tells Guardian she has no escape from being marked as a criminal after re-conviction for murder of Meredith Kercher
By Simon Hattenstone

"I'm never going to be OK with the idea that somebody can quote some judge's decision and say I'm a convicted murderer. I'm still processing it. Being marked as an exoneree is one thing, but being marked as a criminal is another thing and it hurts. It's not OK. I'm not OK with it. It makes me feel so much more isolated and branded."


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February 8, 2014

Who is Amanda Knox?
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What impact will the reconviction have on her life? "Oh God, it has a practical impact on my wellbeing and psychology on a very fundamental level. I feel stranded. ... being marked as an exoneree is one thing and being marked as a criminal is another. It hurts. It's not OK. People have been quiet and respectful, but it's like I've just been diagnosed with cancer. There's nowhere I can go where there's not this knowledge that I'm this girl who is convicted again..."


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Amanda Knox On Her 2nd Murder Conviction, ‘I Feel Like I’ve Been Diagnosed With Cancer’

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February 8, 2014 (cont.)

Amanda Knox is like Nelson Mandela says priest from Italian jail where she was held
By Sharon Feinstein, Russell Myers

A prison priest has compared convicted killer Amanda Knox to Nelson Mandela because she is free in “heart and conscience”. Don Saulo, the chaplain of Capanne prison where Knox spent four years, made the bizarre statement in defence of the American. Father Saulo said: “Mandela spent half his life in prison, yet he was free within his heart and conscience because he said, ‘I’m innocent’. That’s how it is with Amanda. “She has the deep conviction that she is innocent, so she says she isn’t a prisoner and never will be.”


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Sunday on Italy 1 new episode of Lucignolo 2.0, with Enrico Ruggeri and Marco Berry. Lucignolo met with Raffaele Sollecito, who tells his version of events after the final judgment of January 30, which sentenced him to 25 years in prison.


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February 9, 2014

Sollecito Lucignolo 2.0 interview:

VIDEO MEDIASET

February 9, 2014 (cont.)

Murder of Meredith, Raffaele Sollecito on Lucignolo 2.0: " Everyone told me that if I got a kick at Amanda, I'd be out of this story"
By Fabio Morasca

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Meredith Murder, a few questions for Raffaele Sollecito
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Original post: viewtopic.php?p=118734#p118734

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See also: Why Italians Are Under Zero Illusions That Knox & Sollecito Are Prone To Telling The Truth
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For the record and in order to have a complete picture at, it should be remembered that during the investigation, Sollecito twice took advantage of his right to not respond to the questions of the PM Mignini.

So if it’s true that the prosecutors, in all the trials never asked to question him in court, neither did he ask to be, limiting himself to giving several times making spontaneous statements, without being cross examined.


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Viewpoint:
Boise State Professor and Director of the Idaho Innocence Project Dr. Greg Hampikian (VIDEO, Duration: 23:46 min)

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February 9, 2014 (cont.)

Amanda Knox, what really happened: Writing toward the actual story
By Katie Crouch

SALON

February 10, 2014

Op-ed: Trial by Media - The Case of Amanda Knox (a must-read)
The media continues to hold sway over the truth in the Amanda Knox case
By Victoria A. Brownworth

In the U.S. ABC News has been a virtual PR firm for Knox, devoting hours of time on both 20/20 and Good Morning America as well as the actual ABC Nightly News promoting Knox’s innocence. Diane Sawyer did a heavily promoted hour-long interview with Knox when she was released from prison in 2011. And when the Jan. 31 conviction came in, on her ABC Nightly News broadcast, Sawyer led with "the American girl" Amanda Knox–even though Knox is 26. A full six minutes of broadcast time was devoted to Knox–including video of her singing and playing guitar. When has a national news network treated a twice-convicted murderer in such a manner?


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February 10, 2014 (cont.)

The Amanda Knox case and the politics of extradition law
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Trial By Osmosis: Amanda Knox, Raffaele Sollecito and the Nightmare of Italian Justice
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February 11, 2014 (cont.)

Rudy Guede's Letter, dated 4 February 2014:

Meredith: Guede, "Now I speak. About me too much falsehood"

Translation: Google + Guermantes
Original post: viewtopic.php?p=118810#p118810

"Against me are made continuous false imaginative reconstructions for the sole purpose of wanting to denigrate my figure and person, systematically and in a negative way in the public eye and not just Italian." That's what he wrote in his own hand on the Facebook page 'Process and its surroundings. Stories of lives and stories of justice', Rudy Hermann Guede , the young Ivorian sentenced to 16 years in prison for the murder of Meredith Kercher. A sheet of notebook paper handwritten and signed by Guede.


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Full translation of Guede's letter: Tiziano
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Meredith: Amanda posts "selfie" on Twitter, "we are innocent"

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A photo in black and white with a sad expression and a blank sheet of paper with the words in Italian: "We are innocent." The image has appeared today on the Twitter profile of Amanda Knox. The young American, who in the picture is wearing a dark t-shirt...


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February 11, 2014 (cont.)

Amanda Knox Strikes Pose to Proclaim Innocence
By Russell Goldman

In a stark image posted to her Twitter feed, Amanda Knox again proclaimed her innocence just days after an Italian judge found the American and her one-time boyfriend Raffaele Sollecito guilty of murdering British student Meredith Kercher in 2007.
Knox, 26, who has been in the United States since an Italian appeals court overturned her conviction in 2011, appears in the black and white photo, wearing a stern expression and holding a placard that reads: “SIAMO INNOCENTI,” or “We Are Innocent.”


ABC NEWS

Amanda Knox shares a picture of herself holding a sign reading 'WE ARE INNOCENT' in Italian

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Amanda provokes on Twitter, now pictures on FB: "Amanda and Raffaele, Perugia HATES YOU"

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It was not appreciated, the gesture of Amanda Knox, so much so that some Perugians were compelled to create a Facebook page against the two ex-lovers, charged with the murder of Meredith Kercher. Same photo. Same shot, though from completely different places with signs and concepts quite the opposite. This time it is not the student from Seattle to be the protagonist of a "selfie" but a boy holding a sign in his hands where he appears to say in no uncertain terms: "Perugia hates you", in complete contrast to the "We are innocent" of Knox.


PERUGIA TODAY

February 12, 2014 (cont.)

Amanda Knox Selfie Parodied on Twitter

While some Twitter users clearly believe her plea of innocence, favoriting her tweet, others have doctored the photo. In one tweet, the placard reads "We are convicted by three separate courts of framing an innocent man for murder (but I still haven't paid his damages)".


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Knox faces backlash for Twitter 'innocent' selfie

While Knox may have hoped the photograph would boost her chances of appeal and improve her reputation in Italy, Twitter users chose instead to express their disapproval by doctoring the image.
One posted an edited photo described as “anti-propaganda, to counter Knox spin”, referring to Knox originally accusing local bar owner Patrick Lumumba of the murder.


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Amanda Knox selfie parodies: PHOTO GALLERY

Amanda Knox interview parody (in Italian): http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YF21Uagofz0


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Sollecito's comment on Knox's selfie:

Sollecito, living hell because there's no hope
"Photo of Amanda? No surprise, always said "'we' are innocent"

"I'm living in hell that I do not wish on anyone, to be accused without proof ": Raffaele Sollecito describes his state of mind. He does this by commenting on the ANSA photo of Amanda Knox holding a sign that says "We are innocent." "No surprises - Sollecito says - because he has always said that " 'we' are innocent ."
The lawyer Luca Maori turns instead to Rudy Guede: "Say finally that Raffaele was not there, and avoid the risk that an innocent person could end up in jail."


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February 12, 2014 (cont.)

BBC Three Orders Amanda Knox Docu From NBC News’ Peacock Productions

BBC Three has ordered a docu on the Amanda Knox case update from NBC News’ Peacock Productions — Peacock Prods’ first UK commission out of its new London office. Peacock predicts its one-hour special, Is Amanda Knox Guilty? will be the first TV docu on the case since an Italian judge announced the second guilty verdict on January 30 — it’s scheduled to air on BBC Three on Monday, February 17.

The film is produced in association with filmmakers and journalists Paul Russell and Andrea Vogt, who followed the Meredith Kercher murder case from its beginning in November of 2007 and who produced a feature length documentary on the case. The update features exclusive interviews with Stephanie and Lyle Kercher, Meredith’s brother and sister; as well as defense lawyers and experts from both the defense and the prosecution.


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Raffaele Sollecito again on tv: "I am innocent, I live a tragedy"
"For me and my family it's a huge tragedy," said Sollecito, convicted along with Amanda Knox for the murder of Meredith Kercher. The pugliese said that through the cameras he wants to explain the reasons for his innocence.

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The former student of Perugia is back on television to speak again of the Meredith case and his mood. He did it in an interview that will be broadcast tomorrow 15 February on Sky Tg24. "For me and my family, it's a huge tragedy. Through the cameras I want to give my message and I hope to be able to make known to all the tragic facts of this matter and explain the reasons for my innocence. I had no reason to hurt Meredith Kercher, said Sollecito, who added he didn't have "a light in the future."


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A talk with Raffaele Sollecito, interviewed by Emilio Carelli, in the first episode of '"L'Incontro" (An Encounter), broadcast on Sky TG24 HD tomorrow
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Two weeks after the new ruling that sentenced him to 25 years for the murder of Meredith Kercher , Raffaele Sollecito is a guest on the first episode of L’Incontro (An Encounter), which airs tomorrow, February 15 at 21:30 (and will be repeated on Sunday at 18:30) on the all-news channel directed by Sarah Varetto.


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Sollecito to SkyTG24: "I had no reason to hurt Mez"

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Summary of interview: Sallyoo
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February 16, 2014

Sollecito interview on Domenica Live:

Raffaele Sollecito, exclusive interview: just think about it, and if I were innocent?

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Exclusive interview on Barbara D' Urso's Domenica Live with Raffaele Sollecito, the former boyfriend of Amanda Knox recently sentenced to 25 years in prison for the murder of Meredith Kercher. Real journalistic coup of D'Urso, who brings before the cameras one of the leading protagonists ... of the murder of Perugia.


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