At the end of the month, Netflix is going to release a documentary on the murder of Meredith Kerchner, and the subsequent prosecutions of Amanda Knox, Rafaelle Sollecito, and Rudy Guede. Knox and Sollecito’s convictions were ultimately overturned last year, and they were acquitted. Guede was separately convicted for the murder, and his convictions remains in effect.
Crimcourts has covered the Knox case extensively, it was an international media sensation that “Foxy Knoxy”, an American student in Perugia, was accused of a horrific murder of her roommate. This was coupled with allegations of a sexual nature, most of which were not based in any fact. The prosecutor who propounded these theories, also will appear in the documentary. It will be worth checking out.
For more on the Knox case, check out our Knox Archive.
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Actually, the final DNA sample from the knife, found in Rafaelle Sollecito’s apartment was matched to Amanda Knox, which is not surprising since it was in her boyfriend’s house where she often stayed. That’s important because it was negative for the DNA of victim Meredith Kercher, further evidence that it was not the murder weapon authorities have tried to prove it was, to link Knox and Sollecito to the murder. The murder which we know was perpetrated by Rudy Guede, whose DNA also has not been found on the knife. The evidence in the case has been disputed or found unreliable, and the prosecution theory appears more and more to be mere conjecture… contrary to much of the evidence. The retrial continues in Italy.
The retrial of Amanda Knox and her former boyfriend Raffaelle Sollecito began today in Italy. Knox was convicted of her roommate’s murder, but that conviction was overturned. The courts then ordered a new trial for she and Sollecito, for which they are not required to attend in person. Another man, Rudy Guede has also been convicted for the murder, and his conviction upheld.
This ran in England’s Daily Mail Online, and it eviscerates the prosecution of Amanda Knox and her former boyfriend, Raffaele Sollecito. It goes through the case very thoroughly, top-to-bottom. This is probably going to be more controversial in the U.K. than here, as the British media was very bullish on the case, dubbing Amanda “Foxy Knoxy”. The story makes even more sense if you know the history of the prosecutor’s previous false allegations, and the fact that he was at one point convicted of abuse of office. The murder of Meredith Kercher is an absolute tragedy. The man responsible, Rudy Guede: a drifter who had committed other burglaries in proximity to this one, has been convicted of that murder. The unsupported orgy or satanic cult claims are ludicrous, and the discredited evidence the government wishes to rely on produced a tainted trial.
The Italian Supreme Court, which recently overturned Ms. Knox’s acquittal, has ruled today that she must once again stand trial for the murder of her former roommate. Her boyfriend at the time, Raffaelle Sollecito will also be tried again. The confessed killer, Rudy Guede, is still serving his sentence for the killings after being convicted separately. Prosecutors still believe Ms. Knox and her former boyfriend were involved in the killings, despite the fact that her statement is wholly inconsistent with Mr. Guede’s killing of Ms. Kercher.
CBS recently aired the new documentary, “Central Park Five”, about five young men/boys were interrogated under intimidating circumstances, and ultimately convicted for a horrible crime in spite of the fact the stories they gave were inconsistent and frequently incorrect on details. The tainted confessions doomed their case, in spite of the fact that there was a serial rapist who’s MO matched the crime. The way the statements were extracted and the way the inconsistencies of Ms. Knox’s case mimic the incorrect statements of the Central Park Five made me think of the Knox case as I was watching it. Definitely check it out for an examination of how false confessions can happen, and how they can over power the surrounding evidence of a case.
Here’s our previous coverage of Knox’s case, the ‘Foxy Knoxy’ case as it was dubbed by the tabloids: https://crimcourts.wordpress.com/category/criminal-law/amanda-knox/