Tuesday, March 09, 2010

Jailhouse Snitch With “New Evidence” Doesn’t Seem To Be Widely Believed

Posted by Peter Quennell



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Andrea Vogt as usual has the best report. Key excerpts:

1) Claims by a fellow prisoner oif Rudy Guede

In a bizarre development Friday, attorneys for Raffaele Sollecito, Amanda Knox’s former boyfriend, deposited a new piece of evidence in the slaying of British student Meredith Kercher—the deposition of a Sicilian bricklayer serving a life sentence in the same prison as Rudy Guede in Viterbo, Italy.

In the statement, deposited Friday and obtained by the seattlepi.com, the fellow convict claims Guede confided in him that Knox and Sollecito were innocent and that the murder was committed by a friend of Guede’s who had gone to Kercher’s house for a threesome.

Mario Alessi, 38, is currently serving a life sentence in connection with the brutal kidnapping and murder of Tommaso Onofri, a 2-year-old boy from Parma known as Tommy, whose high-profile disappearance and murder in 2006 shocked the nation….

Sollecito’s attorneys requested authorization from the Bologna Court of Appeals and sent their legal assistants to videotape Alessi’s statement in Viterbo, where he is detained in the same sex crimes section of the prison.

In the statement, Alessi claims three other prisoners can confirm his declarations. He said he wrote several letters to Sollecito’s attorney, Giulia Bongiorno, because he felt the need to tell her what he had heard from Guede during their open air breaks.

Buongiorno is a noted lawyer from Sicily who is also a parliamentarian and heads a governmental justice commission. On many occasions Guede said explicitly and clearly that Raffaele Sollecito and Amanda Knox were completely extraneous to this homicide, he said in the deposition.

Around the time of Guede’s appeal, Alessi claims Guede confided in him that the murder was actually committed by a friend of his, who had joined him at Kercher’s for a threesome, which she resisted. Alessi gives a detailed description of the scene as he claims was described to him by Guede: with Kercher getting wounded as he tried to get away from her knife-wielding attacker. While Guede tried to stem the bleeding, the friend said “we’d better finish her off or we’ll both rot in prison,” according to Alessi’s account.

The friend then stabbed her repeatedly in the neck and fled, leaving Guede to try to stop the bleeding, Alessi claims. Later, the two saw each other in the disco, where the friend gave Guede money to flee to Germany, Alessi claims he said. The name or identity of the friend Alessi said Guede was referring to was not given. Guede’s attorney, Walter Biscotti, drove to Viterbo on Saturday to speak with Guede, who emphatically denies the conversation ever took place.

2) Denials by Guede, his lawyers, and prison authorities

In the strongest terms possible, Rudy denied ever having talked to Alessi about these matters, Biscotti said. Alessi’s appeal of his life sentence was denied, so he is not credible. He is doing what those who are desperate do grab onto someone else in desperation. But Guede is bothered by the fact that he is always being dragged into the middle, Biscotti said.

Authorities who interrogated Alessi in the Onofri case said Saturday that they do not believe he can be considered reliable and had given misleading declarations in the past.



Posted by Peter Quennell on 03/09/10 at 10:04 PM in Other witnesses30 Alessi hoax


Comments

Interesting, but doesn’t explaine the evedence against Amanda and RS, but you just know FOA and the Knox clan are going to milk this up forever.

Here’s a question, during the clean up part of this, why in the world did Amanda and RS have to stage the body, why not just break the window, clean up the kitchen, livingroom and hallway and leave the front door open. I can think of no reason for them to even go into Meredith’s room.

Posted by John on 03/11/10 at 01:25 AM | #

Hi John. Well, presumably to make it look (more) like a sex crime. Her clothing seems to have been removed later for example. Plus things that pointed to the two might have been removed and disposed of or put through the washing machine.

This expert testimony was in closed session on the last day for the prosecution of the trial, and no-one not in court that day has a full understanding of all the clues. Micheli of course gave us a pretty good summary as Brian describes here.

Posted by Peter Quennell on 03/11/10 at 01:44 AM | #

I’m not doubting they did move the body, cut off the bra where he left his DNA and then spent time using the 2 night lights trying to find the clasp. I’m just saying they made a HUGE mistake moving the body at all and covering it up.

Posted by John on 03/11/10 at 02:02 AM | #

a kidnapper and murderer of a 2 year old with a conscience…now there’s something you don’t see everyday! give me strength.

Posted by mojo on 03/11/10 at 08:52 AM | #

Alessi will be interrogated by Prosecutors Mignini and Comodi at Viterbo Prison this Friday.

Presumably Guede will also be interrogated then or later. 

Guede has long played suggestive but coy - says AK and RS were sole perps or instigators but downplays his own role below credibility.

With this pressure from Alessi, and the pressure from the Sentencing Report declaring him prime instigator, hopefully he may finally come clean - or at least a bit cleaner.

In which case Sollecito’s defense team may be less than totally thrilled that they ever brought this one up.

Posted by Peter Quennell on 03/11/10 at 10:02 AM | #

Something about this whole Rudy/Alessi malarkey just does not add up.

Someone or something is pulling Alessi’s strings. He is not to be trusted. Full stop.

It amazes me how the defence are willing to take the word of a child killer. And yet, they won’t take the word of Mignini,who is an upstanding prosecutor with alot of years of experience under his belt. They think he is a basket case who gets the kick out of putting Mandy and Raffy in prison for the fun of it.

Maybe the Knox/Mellas camp would love to ask Alessi to go round for tea and cakes and do a spot of babysitting for them. For Christ’s sake? Whatever next? ( grrr,yes, I’m hollering now)

I feel so bad for the Kerchers. It’s not enough that they have been put through so much pain and trauma, now they have to endure this crap. When will there be closure for them? I really got my hopes up when Ted Simon came on the scene,only to discover that he has gone over to the ‘dark side’and is now FOA. What The Fudge?

Please let justice prevail.

Posted by perfumedflower on 03/11/10 at 01:26 PM | #

Well, hell’s going to break loose now, as Rudy Guede supposedly has issued a letter stating that Alessi is lying, and that Knox and Sollecito murdered Meredith.
Read it here:

http://www.cbsnews.com/8301-504083_162-20000287-504083.html

And here:

http://www.seattlepi.com/local/416523_knox11.html

I’m hoping that Rudy will decide to provide details that will corroborate the evidence and get all the truth out there, plain and simple.

Posted by Mo-in-Mass.,USA on 03/11/10 at 10:39 PM | #


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