posted on Oct, 5 2011 @ 11:48 AM
It was more than just a "feeling" about Amanda and Solicetto. The forensics found Amanda's bloody bare foot prints outside the room and
Solicetto's finger prints on Meredith's bra-clasp.The prosecutor was just trying to understand those facts. The only reason those two are freed and
Rudy is not is because of their lawyers.
Amanda Knox, ‘Foxy Knoxy’, reveals her lesbian trauma
A judge has been given new evidence about the death of British student Meredith Kercher
September 21, 2008
ON A cool autumn night in the Italian city of Perugia, Amanda Knox and her boyfriend Raffaele Sollecito lay on his bed smoking cannabis and talking
heart-to-heart. As she put it later, they were discussing “the kinds of people we were”.
Sollecito, a 24-year-old engineering student, confided to the American beauty known as “Foxy Knoxy” for her wily ways on the football field that
he had been mocked at school because he liked watching Sailor Moon, a Japanese cartoon for girls.
Knox, 21, comforted him with a confession of her own about her teenage years in Seattle. “I told him how at high school I was just as unpopular
because people thought I was lesbian,” she said.
This, at least, is how Knox claims to have spent the night of November 1. However, her handwritten account, which has just emerged, is sharply at odds
with a police forensics report given to a judge last week. The report says seven “biological traces” place her not at Sollecito’s home but at
the cottage she shared with Meredith Kercher, 21, a Leeds University exchange student.
Knox, Sollecito and Rudy Guede, a 21-year-old immigrant from Ivory Coast, stand accused of sexually assaulting and murdering Kercher, who was found in
her bedroom the following day, half-naked with her throat cut.
The forensics report says the police used Luminol, a chemical that turns blue in the presence of blood, in their search for evidence. They found the
prints of bare feet smeared with blood in Knox’s room and a nearby bath-room, it says. Not only that, but the prints matched Knox’s feet.
A further six biological traces belonged to her boyfriend Sollecito, including footprints outside Kercher’s bedroom, and 10 more came from Guede.
Investigators apparently discovered DNA from Knox and Kercher on an 8in kitchen knife belonging to Sollecito, which is believed to be the murder
weapon. They found DNA traces from Guede on Kercher’s bloody pillow and from Sollecito on her bra strap. All three claim they are innocent.
The two documents - Knox’s account and the forensics report - form part of the case in hearings in Perugia’s Renaissance-era law courts that will
determine whether Knox and Sollecito go to trial. Guede has already asked for a fast-track trial.
At last week’s hearing, Knox sat in front of Kercher’s father John, her mother Arline and her sister Stephanie but never turned to meet their
According to the prosecution, Knox and her codefendants pushed Kercher to her knees in order to force her to take part in a sex game. When she refused
she was stabbed three times in the throat.
The 30-page forensics report reveals some of the horror of Kercher’s last moments. According to its reconstruction of the crime, Kercher struggled
to free herself as she was threatened with the knife before being made to kneel. She injured the palm and thumb of her right hand as she resisted, and
the knife struck her on the neck.
One of the killers placed the bloodied knife on the bedsheet for a few moments. “This, together with bruises on her right elbow and forearm,
indicates that several attackers sought violently to constrain her with the aim of preventing her from fending off the blade,” the police scientists
Traces of Kercher’s blood show she was killed in front of a cupboard and then she either crawled or her body was dragged for 20in towards a chest of
drawers. Investigators believe the killers may have tried to dispose of the body, or moved it to hide evidence.
The crime scene was wiped clean and rearranged to make it look as if a robbery had taken place. The body was covered with a quilt and a sheet,
apparently so that the killers would not have to look at her.
Claudia Matteini, a judge in charge of earlier hearings, wrote that Kercher was “subjected to several acts of violence, characterised by extreme
cruelty in a hideous frenzy, surely a sign of personalities who were perverse and lacking in any inhibitions.”
The judge expressed her “dismay and apprehension” at Knox’s cold manner after the murder. She was struck by a woman so young “finding it so
easy to control her state of mind”.
Knox was imprisoned after she confessed she had been in the cottage at the time of the murder and that she had been in the kitchen and had covered her
ears to stifle the sound of Kercher’s screams. She then withdrew her testimony, which has been ruled inadmissible by Italy’s supreme court, on the
grounds that no lawyer was present.
Soon after she was jailed on November 6, Knox wrote the two-page account in which she described the supposed conversation on Sollecito’s bed.
“This is what happened - I swear it,” she wrote. She spent the evening at the home of Sollecito. “I checked my e-mails on his computer for a
time and then I read him a bit of Harry Potter in German. We watched [the film] Amélie and we kissed each other a bit,” Knox continued.
After dinner, Sollecito said he wanted to smoke cannabis and the two talked on his bed “about the kinds of people we were”. Knox added:
“Raffaele told me about his past. About how he had a horrible experience with drugs and alcohol.”
Claiming in her account to have consoled Sollecito when he blamed himself for not having been at his depressed mother’s side before she committed
suicide, Knox outlined her own philosophy of life.
“I told him that life is full of choices and that these choices are not necessarily between good and evil, but between what’s better and what’s
worse, and that what we all must do is that which we believe is best.”
Knox concluded: “It was a very long conversation but it happened and it must have happened while Meredith was being killed.”
Both Knox and Sollecito have the support of strong defence teams. Knox’s team includes her family in Seattle, backed by a public relations adviser,
and two lawyers and two forensic experts. Sollecito has his father, a urologist, and three lawyers including Giulia Bongiorno, who has defended the
former prime minister Giulio Andreotti against mafia charges. In contrast, Guede has two local lawyers to speak for him.
Kercher’s family have briefed the Florentine lawyer Francesco Maresca, and have given only a couple of short news conferences at which they have
confined themselves to reading prepared statements.
On the eve of last week’s hearing, Kercher’s sister Stephanie read out a statement in a steady voice at a Perugia hotel to say the family was
“pleased that we have reached a new phase in the process, hoping that justice will soon be done for Meredith”.
But justice for Meredith Kercher and her family will take some time yet. If, as expected, Knox and Sollecito are sent to trial, the case will not
begin until December or January, a legal source said. The trial could last up to eight months, and would probably be followed by an appeal to a higher
court and then to the supreme court, with a final verdict in late 2009 at best.