Friday, November 27, 2009

The Summations: Court Session Concludes After Lawyer Speaks For Meredith’s Family

Posted by Peter Quennell

Above: Mr Maresca is getting robed in court this morning.

His stark and very moving remarks for the family were the last item for the day. Mr Maresca spoke extensively of the remarkable qualities of Meredith, the supreme dignity and discretion of her family, and the enormous damage done by this very callous crime.

Listening to these remarks were various members of Amanda Knox’s family and the father of Raffaele Sollecito. Meredith’s family were not present in court. It is never seems easy for them to be there.

The Italian papers still only have short-form descriptions of Mr Maresca’s speech, and the English-language media dont yet have any. We will post again later, when all stories are filed and online.

Saturday update: We are gathering all the reports of Mr Maresca’s remarks - each has one or two points the others do not - and will post on them on Sunday.

Posted by Peter Quennell on 11/27/09 at 08:44 PM in The officially involvedVictims familyTrials 2008 & 2009


the supreme dignity and discretion of her family

Sorry, but that really brings a tear to my eye. I can only imagine that Meredith was very much a product of her family. I’ve no doubt that she was a pure class act, through and through. So many could learn a thing or two about what that really means.

Posted by mortytoad on 11/27/09 at 11:41 PM | #

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