Saturday, December 11, 2010

The Two Convicted Seen Arriving For Their Weekly Date In Appeal Court

Posted by Peter Quennell




Posted by Peter Quennell on 12/11/10 at 03:53 PM in Trials 2008 & 2009Hellmann 2011+


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We are anticipating a lot to post on from the appeals court later today. Giselle and Innai have already posted early news on one of the threads under this one.

Knox’s attempt at sympathy or remorse might perhaps show that she is picking up from her lawyers that she is really is in a deep hole here, and to stop digging and show remorse may be her only card left. Her claim of innocence sounds to have been both defiant and nervous.

The defense teams have ALWAYS pussyfooted about throwing all they have got (whatever that is) at Rudy Guede.

Perhaps their one real hope now is that the judge allows all of the requested forensic retesting and that somewhere in there some doubts arise. But the forensic material is still a small part of the whole.

Posted by Peter Quennell on 12/11/10 at 04:26 PM | #

A consumate actress, and knifeboy has taken to smiling and appearing deliriously happy in court now.

Amanda knox is playing her new role of that of a martyr, almost to perfection but the cameras have already caught her many times with her guard down.

But alas, too little too late from Knox as quite simply her courtroom declaration today was designed solely for HER appeal - and not for either Patrick or Meredith.

Posted by Black Dog on 12/11/10 at 04:49 PM | #

Read the beginning of the appeals spin in CNN’s article (by B. Nadeau):

“Amanda Knox: Court has made ‘huge mistake’”
http://www.cnn.com/2010/WORLD/europe/12/11/italy.knox.appeal/index.html

Wish Nadeau could have put in some quotes from the Kercher family and Patrick Lumumba, instead of only featuring the “Amanda was Meredith’s friend,” etc routine.

Posted by giustizia on 12/11/10 at 07:38 PM | #

I wonder if anyone buys AK’s sympathies? I also read where her mom and dad said.
“The family added, “We offer them our most sincere sympathies and wish for peace for their family.”

you will find the full story here: http://abcnews.go.com/International/meredith-kerchers-father-lashes-amanda-knox-parents/story?id=12294620&page=2

To me this is just hot air and I hope that the courts does not buy into AK’s performance yesterday.

Why wasnt any of this offered 3 yrs ago when it first happened.

I believe I also read that they would only give their condolences when AK was found innocent and the Kerchers knew and admitted she was innocent if I am mistaken Im sorry but seems I read that somewheres

Posted by jasmine1998 on 12/11/10 at 08:10 PM | #

By Storm Roberts (Innai)

I recall seeing that somewhere too Jasmine.

To me the first comment you mention:

“The family added, “We offer them our most sincere sympathies and wish for peace for their family.”

Sounds like they have read the article Mr. Kercher wrote and are using his words to say what they think he wants to hear.  Mr. Kercher asked for peace so his family could celebrate Meredith’s life.  It seems a little strange to see Knox’s family use the word “peace” - reminds me of when I was at school, doing “comprehension” exercises, you pulled words out of the passage you were reading and used them to answer the questions you were asked.  Maybe I am being cynical, but PR campaigns are all about parroting, for want of a better term.

I find it very hard to accept anything at this late stage.  The time for remorse and condolance was a long time ago.  True remorse and condolance is always welcome, of course, but when it arrives at a convenient point it isn’t true and to me it seems cold.

Posted by Nolongeramember on 12/11/10 at 09:32 PM | #


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