Wednesday, March 18, 2009

Sollecito Not To Be Trumped By Knox Antics In The Female Wing Of Capanne

Posted by Peter Quennell

[above: Sollecito in court last saturday]

Raffaele Sollecito is the low-profile guy in the UK and US media.

But not in Italy. Apparently he works daily to build a sympathetic readership via the media of Puglia, the southern province where he hails from.

This report is typical. It has him missing his pork hamburgers (“un panino alla piastra con porchetta”) and generally lamenting his lot in life.

He yet again claims to be stunned to be where he is, and hopes to be reunited soon with his his urologist father and his sister, a lieutenant in the police.

He misses his discotech, his music, and his kick-boxing. He is upset that his mother’s death is widely labeled a siuicide (the full story on her death has never come out).

He has his hair cut by a fellow prisoner who is not a professional barber and who had to be psychologically tested before handling the shears and the scalpel.

There’s not ever very much about Perugia. There’s been no mention lately of Amanda Knox. And no mention ever of Meredith.

To Sollecito, Meredith is apparently a non-person.


I wonder if Sollecito could make it through the tests to prison barber. You think he’d have all the inmates lining up?

By the way, what comes across in all these reports is Sollecito’s considerable snobishness.

He is clearly the kind of guy who drinks his cups of tea with his pinkie up in the air.

Posted by Peter Quennell on 03/18/09 at 07:04 PM | #

Thank you for news of RS.It’s difficult to really get the picture when it’s all Amanda-centric I would so like to read his column for myself…I don’t suppose it can be found translated anywhere?

Posted by bucketoftea on 03/19/09 at 08:48 PM | #

It’s appearing in the Bari paper The Piazza. Then other Italian media pick up on it, and it is on its way nationally.

This is the website version which does not have too much on it, but I do see at first glance that there are two forum threads on Sollecito. To be explored!

Posted by Peter Quennell on 03/19/09 at 09:02 PM | #
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