The BBC Reports Rudy Guede For The First Time Accuses Knox And Sollecito Face To Face
Posted by Peter Quennell
Click image above for the report. It refers to Guede’s letter of March 2010 in the post directly below.
Guede was in the witness stand as his letter was read to the court on Monday. “This splendid, marvellous girl was killed by Raffaele Sollecito and Amanda Knox,” the letter said.
This also for the first time on Guede’s side (but not on Knox’s or Sollecito’s side) crosses a public boundary between the three of them which the Italian lawyer Cesare Beccaria described starting here.
As if the appeal wasn’t bizarre enough, two convicts were called by the prosecution as counter witnesses Monday to contradict several inmates called by the defense earlier this month. They maintained they had overheard in prison conversations about a plot among other inmates to testify in exchange for money and benefits, such as reduced prison time.
The person they heard was arranging things, they said, was Sollecito’s attorney, Giulia Bongiorno, who heads up Italy’s parliamentary justice committee. She forcefully denied the corruption accusations in the break afterwards and vowed to file charges and take legal action against her accusers.
One claim by the inmates was that she offered a sex change operation to Luciano Aviello. It would be helpful if some of this if it exists emerged on tape. What possible reason would they have to lie?
In Knox’s statement today she said “I don’t know what happened that night”. Another 360 degree turn from her when she named Patrick Lumumba as the killer several years ago. She seemed quite certain what happened that night when implicating him back then….but now she is uncertain again…...
Knox continues to show her complete unreliability as a witness to the court - and now can only offer the “I don’t know what happened” line as a defense.
A solid alibi from them both is still missing from todays events.
Ouch! Another blow for the defence after last week fiasco!
And yet her mother is still saying that “she feels things are going well”!!!
Is she just being desperately hopeful or is she on drugs?
I was just watching CNN News when an item concerning todays trial was briefly reported. It would seem now that they are starting to consentrate upon the Italian Supreme Court of appeal. In other words the last one available. It looks like from the CNN comments that they have given up on this one although the alusive DNA stands as being the last great hope. Unfortunatly as regards the testing, if there is insufficiant then the court will simply revert to the original findings. Also interesting, but not surprising concerning the jailhouse bribes that have gone on since Sollecito’s family are well connected with enough money to at least make an offer. Very dangerous though, if you deal with criminals then expect to get shafted. The criminal element will most likely play both sides of the fence to see who comes up woth the best deal.
The Sollecito family are of course already on trial for taped phone calls about trying to lean on (bribe?) politicians and officials to have the Perugia investigation team changed. This is not good news for them assuming (of course!) that they knew nothing about it.
The Supreme Court has been very hard line. It has shown zero interest in bending to the PR campaign.
Knox people like to claim it “threw her first confession out because the police transgressed her human rights” but REALLY it merely disallowed the first one because a lawyer was not present at her witness interview (no lawyer needed to be) and it allowed the second “confession” in that Knox gave - in writing.
This 80,000 pound gorilla still looms. It is not just Guede that re-surfaces. Thanks to the Supreme Court it is all of that pesky baggage as well.
been following twitter where certain tweeters proclaim how Rudy is a convicted murderer….hello! where were they last week when the baby killer testified??