Conspicuous By Their Absence Now: Legal Commentators For Sollecito And Knox

Posted by Peter Quennell


There is a marked sharp contrast now between how various reporters without legal backgrounds and various real lawyers are seeing the state of play in the appeal.

The post below shows how flavor-of-the-month reporters like Nick Pisa are still reporting happy talk from Knox and her entourage, while, within their professional constraints, we see more and more lawyers realisng Sollecito and Knox really are cooked.

Half a dozen of the main posters on TJMK who are lawyers (they identify themselves as such when they post) have explained how tough is the real case. Various Italian lawyers continue to offer us insights and tips from Perugia and Rome.  And we continue to see maybe half a dozen lawyers a week getting in touch by email or signing up, a trend that shows no sign of fading out.

In contrast all of the lawyers and legal commentators who were once suggesting the process in Perugia had taken a wrong turn have gone quiet, and no new legal voices for Solllecito and Knox are speaking up. The CNN legal shows devote almost no air time to the appeal, and Geraldo Rivera, Dan Abrams, John Q Kelly, Lis Wiehl and others have wound down their commentaries to brief equivocations or nothing at all. 

Ted Simon who is believed to be still on the Mellas-Knox payroll seems be operating only from very deep cover. Knox’s own lawyers pass on the (to us sad) happy talk from Capanne while themselves sounding very cautious and down.

And the former lawyer and political commentator Ann Coulter who does us the peculiar favor of including us in her definition of right wing is starkly declaring that the increasingly small number of increasingly shrill non-lawyers for Sollecito and Knox really should get a life.

By now, the only people who believe Knox and Sollecito are the usual criminal apologists and their friends in the American media.

Serial smearer and evidence incompetent Steve Moore as one of the usual criminal apologists?! That has to hurt.




Comments

Thanks Pete for you timely status report; we await the 23rd.

Posted by Cardiol MD on 09/10/11 at 10:34 AM | #

Seems to be a prestigious profession ,the law.

Posted by aethelred23 on 09/10/11 at 01:18 PM | #

From an old Peter Quennell’s post about Florence:

“To our knowledge, all of these places except for Rome and of course Perugia still lay ahead for Meredith. They do hammer home the effect of a fine life so stupidly cut short.”

.... In the wonderful town of Mantova the Festival of Literature is taking place, this weekend:

http://www.festivaletteratura.it/idea.php?lin=en

(if you can not read Italian, do not despair, click the top right)

“.... A weekend destination Meredith might have loved ....” ? Io penso di si.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mantua

Posted by ncountryside on 09/10/11 at 01:24 PM | #

9/10/11
Yes, it’s all true, finally winding down and as always, the Knox parents will be the last to know what’s going on in Perugia. The deja vu feeling is palpable. Real lawyers are preparing case watchers for another guilty verdict instead of dashed expectations.

I’m glad you mention Lis Wiehl. Just saw her on TV. She has definitely toned it down since her insensitive spoutings long ago.

Steve Moore seems to be fighting a lot of personal battles all at once with this case. His blog has bogged down in tirades and diatribes on weeping Justice. Blindness is recent theme for both him and his wife.
________________________________________
My thoughts as with many Americans now turn to 9/11. That’s tomorrow, a Sunday. I’m sure the tenth anniversary memorials at Ground Zero in NYC will comfort millions.

My son is helping to organize a local 9/11 event. I’m looking forward to watching the obstacle course for the Extreme fireman’s challenge. They will award prizes of gift cards to stores. There’s a Harley-Davidson motorcycle rally, they’re sponsoring the event. BBQ for sale and raffle tickets. Proceeds go to local law enforcement to honor first responders.

This year my heart is with New Yorkers. The Discovery Channel did a special called “Rising”, which welded me to the couch for four solid hours spellbound. It showed the buildings going up around old site of the Twin Towers: the two giant waterfalls they built edged with names of all the dead. They’re the biggest waterfalls in America cascading on the very site the old Towers stood. They’ve planted 400 trees and an old pear tree found in the rubble that one man made his life goal to bring it back to life. His health was destroyed by the toxic dust rescuing people.

The rich man who bought the Twin Towers only to have his fortunes wrecked a few weeks later when planes crashed into them, has his fabulous story. This man in his 70s or older is rebuilding. He’s happier now than ever. His whole heart is in the new projects. He goes around hugging the workers on their lunch breaks and beams with joy.

The architects placed tall new buildings (there will be four) so that the top of one catches the light at the exact time of day the two planes struck, about 8:30a.m. and 10:30ish. So the light will stream into the new subway station beneath at those two hours every year on 9/11.

There’s one old Italian gent who wakes at 4:00 every morning to commute to work on the buildings; he gets his cup of tea and cookie in the dark, and goes off to rebuild America. He is awe inspiring and totally sold out to this as his life’s calling. The architects were inspired. This is a labor of love.

Chevrolet sponsored this program, it will rivet you to the spot. Check out Discovery.com/Rising online to see it or donate.

These New Yorkers have dedication to the bone. Good people. Let’s honor them.

Posted by Hopeful on 09/10/11 at 02:00 PM | #

Tgcom.it reports lawyer Luciano Ghiga stating Amanda Knox will take the stand.

Posted by ncountryside on 09/10/11 at 04:05 PM | #

I just wonder how anyone in their right mind can find AK and RS not guilty .. evidence is not just the two pieces of DNA recently questioned . The Courts have all agreed,  based on circumstantial evidence , that more than one person committed the attack .... who else is in the frame , with no other DNA from any outside person ?!! The law is an ass if it finds them not guilty based on insufficient evdence ... the Massei Report is very clear .

Posted by DianeO on 09/10/11 at 04:28 PM | #

“Tgcom.it reports lawyer Luciano Ghiga stating Amanda Knox will take the stand.

Posted by ncountryside on 09/10/11 at 03:05 PM”

and:

“Mr Mignini believes that at several points Amanda Knox wanted to confess and to pay her dues…..

Posted by Peter Quennell on 09/06/11 at 10:06 PM”

Hi Pete & ncountryside,

Will AK finally confess?

Posted by Cardiol MD on 09/10/11 at 06:39 PM | #

They say confession is good for the soul. Let’s see if AK is going to own up, or keep denying her role in MK’s murder.

Did RG directly implicate AK and RS in court? Did he specifically state that it was AK who stabbed MK?

Posted by Devnet09 on 09/10/11 at 08:00 PM | #

PLEASE, can someone advise:

1. what are the consequences of the contested DNA testing in the appeal?

All i read and read is that K and S will be freed solely on this; surely, not?

2.  was there defence represenatation by DNA experts at the initial DNA testing?

3.  why was the DNA testing not challenged in the first trial?

4. Perugian academia has suffered a dramatic downturn in enrollments due this case. Could this be a way out for the italian police to release K and S?

5.  If the decision is overturned, do K and S walk free? I thought the prosecution could appeal the decision in the Supreme Court. Yes?

Posted by Zoff on 09/10/11 at 10:22 PM | #

Someone has already said on this site that Amanda has come to believe her own lie.  She is in no mood to confess.
In her recent court appearances she smiles & gesticulates.

So if she takes the stand:
(a) She will declare her innocence.
(b) Take her stand on the report of the last two experts.
(c) Any earlier statements she would dismiss as confusions which arose under stress of questioning & suspicion.

She’s even prepared to stand up to Mignini, believing it’s her only chance. (James Raper’s point.)

But she might well end any testimony in tears: “I didn’t do it, I am innocent. You must believe me!”

All speculative, of course, but if it happens like this, the court will not be swayed.

Posted by Ernest Werner on 09/11/11 at 03:18 AM | #

Hi ncountryside. Thanks a lot for the tip on AK talking to the court.

http://www.tgcom.mediaset.it/cronaca/umbria/articoli/1020960/processo-meredith-amanda-parlera-ai-giudici.shtml

It seems from this report that she wont be under oath. This sounds more like a replay of her unhelpful December 2010 intervention (in which she coldly blamed everyone but herself) than her July 2009 stint on the stand.

http://truejustice.org/ee/index.php?/tjmk/comments/kercher_family_lawyer_walks_out_as_amanda_knox_engages_in_what_looks_l/

Another sure sign things aint going very well for her though.

Posted by Peter Quennell on 09/11/11 at 10:20 AM | #

Hi Zoff. Yes the Supreme Court has the final word. In a way it already has when it endorsed Judge Micheli’s scenario that Guede and two others attacked Meredith. We have posted on this.

The independent review of the DNA testing will probably factor little in the final outcome. It gave appearances of bias and incompleteness and prosecution witnesses showed nothing was amiss. See reports down below.

The defenses made claims of DNA contamination at trial in 2009 but as with this time at the appeal they had nothing to back this up with. One of their witnesses was actually present in 2008 when the chart of Meredith’s DNA on the knife emerged from the machine.

Enrolments by Americans are down at universities across Europe for economic reasons. If a murder victim does not receive due justice this will hardy make Perugia Destination #1.

Posted by Peter Quennell on 09/11/11 at 10:31 AM | #

I have a suggestion.

Now, for better or for worse, this farcical miscarriage of media hype and hysteria emanating from Seattle and elsewhere is coming to an end.

It would be a shame to let Peters wonderful website disappear. A web site that has stood for justice and a bulwark of common sense against those who would pervert justice.

Just as John Walsh took his own personal tragedy to form ‘America’s Most Wanted’ I believe this web site should continue to zero in upon other cases where the media and other such parasites as Steve Moore and company try to elevate their own status by the lies they tell. Collectively they have done Amanda Knox no good at all.

We could do this in the memory of Meredith and even use her name as a lasting tribute and memorial particularly around this time of remembrance. In other words still call it True Justice for Meredith or some such. It could attract academics and sociologists/criminologists
etc: to discuss relevant cases and poke holes in wherever the media tries to sway public opinion

What do you think?

Posted by Grahame Rhodes on 09/11/11 at 10:32 AM | #

Amen to that Grahame!

Posted by Giselle on 09/11/11 at 11:41 AM | #

Amen to that Grahame!

Posted by Giselle on 09/11/11 at 11:55 AM | #

To Grahame’s suggestion:

Yes!

Posted by Cardiol MD on 09/11/11 at 01:28 PM | #

A crosspost:

Another tongue in cheek prediction: Amanda Knox will be making a spontaneous declaration to repudiate all previous spontaneous declarations, including the one where she called Patrick, the African boy who owns the pub called “Le Chic”

What’s with all the subliminal racism that permeates this case?

The Machine: “The groupies make many overtly racist and xenophobic comments about Italy”.

Ergon: That was clear from reading their oeuvre, but I wondered if that came from genuine feelings of distrust of Italian justice or a strategic decision to push as many hot buttons as possible to sway public opinion. American girl in distress and mistreated by swarthy foreigners with dodgy justice systems may carry a certain weight with oh, people who still call black men ‘boys’.

Of course, Italians have every right to complain about American justice, where the NATO flyboy who caused the Cavalese cable car disaster of 1998, the G.I’s that deliberately targeted and shot Italian journalist Giuliana Sgrena and killed secret police major-general Nicola Calipari, and the CIA agents that facilitated torture in Italy all escaped justice

Posted by Ergon on 09/11/11 at 01:57 PM | #

As someone who has been following this website for a long time now, and I think, read everything published (other than Dempsey’s book which can’t bring myself to pick up for some reason), can one of the authorites on here, ie Peter, Machine help me with the ‘blonde hair’ referred to in BLN’s book?  Can find no mention of it in discussion of forensic evidence anywhere.  Was it not tested for dna? 

Thanks

Posted by Lola on 09/11/11 at 06:35 PM | #

The only way this terrible tale will be done and dusted is if a full confession is spouted by the killers themselves.
Should the conviction be unquestionably upheld (and, believe me, I hope for that outcome), then there lingers into 2012 the next stage of appeals. (You don’t honestly expect the families to lie down and surrender at this point?)
Should the appeal succeed (remember Casey Anthony; wonder how she’s sleeping, these nights…) then we will have to stomach the barrage of smarmy, self-satisfied face shots of AK and her triumphant entourage. The parents will sue Italy for damages. And the Prosecutors will face the unpleasant option of submitting their own appeal.
I think there is still plenty to talk about here.

Posted by mimi on 09/11/11 at 09:42 PM | #

@ Grahame Rhodes:

don’t want to steal your thunder, but I suggested some time ago that something had to be done about Capilari.

Once you dwell into his case you will truly find the injustice and contempt. Mind you, I don’t think it was ‘personal’ just the usual wrecklessness you get in any case anywhere in the world.

For those who are keen, wikipede ‘Gordon Wood’ in sydney, australia. After 3 years in jail, his appeal was heard last month. 8 continuos days! - never before happened.

what came out? The police re-constructed evidence, withheld evidence from the defence, tampered with evidence, had a biased and impartial expert, distorted and incorrect date and a prosecutor whose style ‘should not be encouraged’ (sic) Chief Justice McLennan.

But the prize must go to the Guildford 6 in the UK. Just saw the movie In the Name of the Father last night. 15 years in jail - and the police knew they were innocent!

Posted by Zoff on 09/12/11 at 05:42 AM | #

@yes to mimi &
“still plenty to talk about here.”

The “happy talk” which Nick Pisa & others of the Knox entourage are continuing (top post) is reported also in the Italian article which Peter cites above: Curt Knox on CNN sees the light at the end of the tunnel & predicts that Amanda will soon be free.

(Apropos the Italian report, see 4 photos of Amanda winking & smiling—maybe a flirt with Sollecito?)
All the old habits kick in, that elaborate complex of habits which “are” Amanda kicks in when her own father promises publicly that she will soon be free.

To what extent is her morale being propped up by false encouragements from family & legal team? It’s wrong of them, injuriously wrong.
Not to say that it matters that much because Amanda will believe what she needs to believe to avoid the desperate thought of… life in prison.

Effectively, it will BE a sentence of “life” if she has to serve another twenty years to emerge just before menopause. 
That kind of enormous shock may serve to bring her smack up against the failure of the unreal innocence she lays claim to while discovering that the Evil Aspect of her very being must atone.

I am as eager as any poster here for the late September wrap-up but it just can’t be that her sentence will be cancelled.  Would call down wrath from the skies on Perugia & awaken earthquakes below were that to happen.

Posted by Ernest Werner on 09/12/11 at 06:32 AM | #

That Amanda will always confirm what she is, in or out prison.

“Well, that’s Amanda”.

We’ve seen it here on Dutch television with Joran van der Sloot. People were all very concerned and he was just smiling and mystifying. He was interviewed, his parents with him, his mother moaning: “why is everybody against him?” and “that’s Joran”
At the and Joran threw a glas of wine in one of the reporter’s face.

Now he’s in prison in Peru.

Posted by Helder Licht on 09/12/11 at 07:31 AM | #

@mimi

Hi there. You said that “Come the 2012 appeal the familes will not stop their barrage of lies and mis-information.” That’s true of course. But then I don’t believe the prosecution will stop their barrage of truth and the facts as presented to the court either.

In fact my belief is that Doctor Stefanoni will show who Carla Vecchioti and Stefano Conti are really working for. The impication that they were both ‘Got-at’ by the defense is bolstered by the their refusal to examine the DNA using new machines which measure very low amounts of DNA. Machines they both knew existed and had access to plus their use of American DNA booklets as provided to highway patrols etc; which obviously came from the FOA who posted the results before they officially became known.

Either way Knox and Sollecito’s goose is cooked. If nothing else is accomplished then my sincere hope is that the guilty verdicts will take away the hate and outright smug lies that eminate from such garbage as Ground Report, but I seriously doubt it.

Obviously such people as Steve Moore/Candace Dempsey and Company who try to elivate their own personal stock by parasitically contributing to the feeding frenzy this case has produced have absolutely no conscience at all. But enough of that.

@Zoff
    Hi there. No Zoff. You did not steal my thunder when I indicated that this web site should continue.

The upholding of the rights of persons victimised by the media and the interests of persons using any case, particularly this one to pad their own resume is a sad commentary upon the human condition. This is capsulated and confirmed by the term ‘The United States of Averice.’ where some people will take any tragedy in order to make money.

These days the rights of the accused take precedence over the rights of the victim, who is generaly all but forgotten or even worse such as this case when the victim Meredith Kercher and her family, is blamed by such benighted human beings sic; as Patrick King, ie ‘Blame the victim.’

I hate to state the obvious but if Meredith Kercher had been American such as Robyn Gardner
or Natalee Holloway and Amanda Knox had been British then the American media would have had a field day with deafening howls for justice, such is the hypocracy of CNN, Fox and others.

No! This web site really should continue to protect the right of victims everywhere.

Sincerely Grahame Rhodes

Posted by Grahame Rhodes on 09/12/11 at 10:31 AM | #

@ Helder Licht,

yes, Joran van der Sloot was released, and then what did he do? Murdered another young woman in Peru.

Posted by Ergon on 09/12/11 at 10:57 AM | #

Hi Lola,

According to Barbie Nadeau, the blonde hair in Meredith’s hand was lost.

Posted by The Machine on 09/12/11 at 11:48 AM | #

Thanks Machine.  I can’t find a reference to that in her book; but maybe she said it elsewhere.  Must admit puzzled over ‘blonde’ hair; can only think Sollecito had tinges of fairly light coloured hair .?

Posted by Lola on 09/13/11 at 07:45 PM | #

Hi Lola,

The reference to the blonde hair in Meredith’s hand is on page 48 of Angel Face.

Posted by The Machine on 09/13/11 at 08:10 PM | #

******** ANOTHER SCENARIOS********
Hello!

I am from Puerto Rico (Caribbean), we are a US territory, so we have a similar system here. As US, we have a lot of criminals that are free because their lawyers were effective creating enough doubt in the jurors mind. Most of the times jurors are ordinary people which barely knows about law. I am amazed with Italia System as you stated before: a semi professional one. (Sorry for my wording, my first language is Spanish).

Which is the opinion of a Hispanic person as me? I can be more objective that many people, because I am not an American neither European. I have read forums of defenders as well as opponents.

My points:

- I do not think Amanda is a psycho; she is not like Casey Anthony. If she was a psycho she won’t have all support she has from school friends. For the other hand, immaturity mixed with DRUGS can transform anyone to the ugliest monster. So if she is guilty, we do not need a motive to understand, people under drugs are capable of many things, so they have to suffer the consequences.

-  I do not blame Knox parents at all; after all, they are her parents. I honestly think they believe her, they need to. They are victims too, not like the Kerchers of course, but come on, they are suffering. Especially her mother, I see her and I feel very sorry for her not matter the guilt or innocence of her daughter.  I have read some comments here regarding Knox parents, and I think have been too strong. If Amanda is guilty, perhaps she doesn’t feel remorse for Meredith, but I guess she is beating her head for the terrible damage she has done to her family. 

- Ok, SO WHAT IS MY OPINION? …. A few months ago Casey Anthony former judge said: “Circumstantial evidence is still evidence. Seldom are cameras running when someone kills a child or a child is abused,”

Based on all FACTS I have read, I think she is guilty. They by their own are not evidence but it’s like a puzzle you complete piece by piece. For me the most damming circumstance are:

* Someone moved the body hours after the murder, someone cleaned and the robbery scene was staged; those actions can be done only from a resident or person with keys that know nobody will return in a while. Rudy ran as crazy, he did not return unless he is stupid.
* AK knows Meredith death details before having investigation details / final results.
* Two witnesses saw them in hours they said were sleeping (ok one is a “drug addict”, but the other is a store owner/manager.  Again one is not that good, but TWO…)
* They said they woke up at 10:00am, which contradicts telephone records.
* A police said there was a heavy Clorox (or other detergent) odor at RS apartment.
* RS went to the laundry with a lot of clothes; I understand the clerk said many clothes are already cleaned.
* Both of them change their version several times drastically. It’s natural change some details (well I guess was a blue car, and tomorrow: you know I believe it was red), but the place you were in the night your friend was murdered…. NO WAY! I can be beaten until death but if I am innocent I don’t change my version. As Patrick did, he maintained his version to the end not matter of the insults. I do believe her about the misunderstanding of Patrick test message, in PR we also said see you later as a way of say goodbye.
* Sollecito has not confirmed AK’s alibi yet, we are still waiting.
* Her conduct those days speaks volume!! If her conduct was the only red flag, well it is nothing, but maybe we still say: Hummm weird!
* She accused an innocent man, WHY? Imagination? The investigators has denied that they push her to imagine something. Word against word. 
* RS had violent sex comics, jummmm interesting. 
* I saw the video of her cross examination, WOW… the way she answered, I confess that after heard her deposition I began to think she is guilty. She couldn’t answer who beat her in her head, she did circles and circles until the prosecutor got upset.
* She began hyperventilate when asked about the knife. That could be consciousness of guilty.
* Their conduct in the moment the body was discovered, and RS made the call after the first police (to investigate phone robbery) arrived the cottage.
* Somebody testified that saw a scratch in AK neck (a hickey? Maybe, but again is another detail joining the whole puzzle).
* She woke up her mother at 2 or 3am, why? Definitely she needed to speak to somebody; something happened to her that she felt the need of talking with mon. She tried to avoid the call, but even the mother testimonial contradicts her.

There are other details that compliment the whole picture.

But, the only thing bothers me is the BIG difference between forensic evidence between AK/RS compared to Rudy G.

Maybe there are other possible scenarios. I could think that at the beginning they helped Rudy, and there was a struggle in and out of the bedroom between all of them, but then they closed the door and wait he raped her. Maybe he said to them, help me with Meredith and I bring you free drugs. We can’t dismiss the fact that Rudy left more forensic evidence than the other two; there must be an explanation for that, period. Something is missing in the scenario prosecution proved on trial. Thoughts?

Posted by lulupr on 09/13/11 at 11:37 PM | #

******** ANOTHER SCENARIOS********
Hello!

I am from Puerto Rico (Caribbean), we are a US territory, so we have a similar system here. As US, we have a lot of criminals that are free because their lawyers were effective creating enough doubt in the jurors mind. Most of the times jurors are ordinary people which barely knows about law. I am amazed with Italia System as you stated before: a semi professional one. (Sorry for my wording, my first language is Spanish).

Which is the opinion of a Hispanic person as me? I can be more objective that many people, because I am not an American neither European. I have read forums of defenders as well as opponents.

My points:

- I do not think Amanda is a psycho; she is not like Casey Anthony. If she was a psycho she won’t have all support she has from school friends. For the other hand, immaturity mixed with DRUGS can transform anyone to the ugliest monster. So if she is guilty, we do not need a motive to understand, people under drugs are capable of many things, so they have to suffer the consequences.

-  I do not blame Knox parents at all; after all, they are her parents. I honestly think they believe her, they need to. They are victims too, not like the Kerchers of course, but come on, they are suffering. Especially her mother, I see her and I feel very sorry for her not matter the guilt or innocence of her daughter.  I have read some comments here regarding Knox parents, and I think have been too strong. If Amanda is guilty, perhaps she doesn’t feel remorse for Meredith, but I guess she is beating her head for the terrible damage she has done to her family. 

- Ok, SO WHAT IS MY OPINION? …. A few months ago Casey Anthony former judge said: “Circumstantial evidence is still evidence. Seldom are cameras running when someone kills a child or a child is abused,”

Based on all FACTS I have read, I think she is guilty. They by their own are not evidence but it’s like a puzzle you complete piece by piece. For me the most damming circumstance are:

* Someone moved the body hours after the murder, someone cleaned and the robbery scene was staged; those actions can be done only from a resident or person with keys that know nobody will return in a while. Rudy ran as crazy, he did not return unless he is stupid.
* AK knows Meredith death details before having investigation details / final results.
* Two witnesses saw them in hours they said were sleeping (ok one is a “drug addict”, but the other is a store owner/manager.  Again one is not that good, but TWO…)
* They said they woke up at 10:00am, which contradicts telephone records.
* A police said there was a heavy Clorox (or other detergent) odor at RS apartment.
* RS went to the laundry with a lot of clothes; I understand the clerk said many clothes are already cleaned.
* Both of them change their version several times drastically. It’s natural change some details (well I guess was a blue car, and tomorrow: you know I believe it was red), but the place you were in the night your friend was murdered…. NO WAY! I can be beaten until death but if I am innocent I don’t change my version. As Patrick did, he maintained his version to the end not matter of the insults. I do believe her about the misunderstanding of Patrick test message, in PR we also said see you later as a way of say goodbye.
* Sollecito has not confirmed AK’s alibi yet, we are still waiting.
* Her conduct those days speaks volume!! If her conduct was the only red flag, well it is nothing, but maybe we still say: Hummm weird!
* She accused an innocent man, WHY? Imagination? The investigators has denied that they push her to imagine something. Word against word. 
* RS had violent sex comics, jummmm interesting. 
* I saw the video of her cross examination, WOW… the way she answered, I confess that after heard her deposition I began to think she is guilty. She couldn’t answer who beat her in her head, she did circles and circles until the prosecutor got upset.
* She began hyperventilate when asked about the knife. That could be consciousness of guilty.
* Their conduct in the moment the body was discovered, and RS made the call after the first police (to investigate phone robbery) arrived the cottage.
* Somebody testified that saw a scratch in AK neck (a hickey? Maybe, but again is another detail joining the whole puzzle).
* She woke up her mother at 2 or 3am, why? Definitely she needed to speak to somebody; something happened to her that she felt the need of talking with mon. She tried to avoid the call, but even the mother testimonial contradicts her.

There are other details that compliment the whole picture.

But, the only thing bothers me is the BIG difference between forensic evidence between AK/RS compared to Rudy G.

Maybe there are other possible scenarios. I could think that at the beginning they helped Rudy, and there was a struggle in and out of the bedroom between all of them, but then they closed the door and wait he raped her. Maybe he said to them, help me with Meredith and I bring you free drugs. We can’t dismiss the fact that Rudy left more forensic evidence than the other two; there must be an explanation for that, period. Something is missing in the scenario prosecution proved on trial. Thoughts?

Posted by lulupr on 09/13/11 at 11:37 PM | #


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