Wednesday, September 17, 2008

Outcomes Of The First (16 Sept) Of Six Micheli Hearings

Posted by Peter Quennell



Reports From The Court

[Our emphasis added]

Not decided today: is there enough evidence to indict any or all of the three? But there were some developments:

The Independent reports:

Amanda Knox and Rudy Guede came face to face yesterday with the family of Meredith Kercher, the British student they are accused of murdering in Italy last year…..

Judge Paolo Micheli granted a request for a fast-track trial for Mr Guede [if indicted] who is fearful of a pact between Miss Knox and Mr Sollecito to frame him for the killing…

The family were admitted to the court as civil plaintiffs, as was a Congolese former suspect, Diya “Patrick” Lumumba, 38, who was cleared of any involvement in the crime….

The owner of the house Miss Kercher shared with Miss Knox and others… has also been admitted as a civil plaintiff, and can therefore claim damages if someone is convicted of murder….

It was the first time that Miss Knox, from Seattle, had been seen in public since she was imprisoned last November. Dressed in blue jeans and a white embroidered top, her hair scraped back neatly in a half-ponytail, she was escorted by two female jail guards….

The next hearing is scheduled for 26 September.

And The Daily Telegraph

The judge has yet to rule, however, on whether the case should go to trial - a decision which is expected at a future hearing, probably next month.

Posted by Peter Quennell on 09/17/08 at 03:35 AM in Trials 2008 & 2009Prelim hearings

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