Seems Sollecito Is Feeling Really Sorry - For Himself (So What’s New?)
Posted by Peter Quennell
Seems his main problem is the framing of Rudy Guede as lone-wolf perpetrator went south. Just at the very worst time, the pesky fellow had to get caught.
And Raffaele doesn’t like prison. Just a lower class of persons in there. And as for those nasty media - well, for their coverage of this case, they just never seem to catch a break.
A hint here, to Raffaele: try telling one single story that actually explains all. Dozens of things now catch you out. And if you did commit Meredith’s murder, please look Meredith’s family in the eyes and show how desperately sad and sorry you are.
Our poster Tiziano remarked when sending along this translation from Umbria Journal: “He’s talking… wait for it… what a little wimp”.
SOLLECITO TO MAGAZINE GENTE: WITHOUT MY FAMILY I WOULD BE BENEATH THE EARTH
“If it had not been for my family, I would have ended up buried.” This is what Raffaele Sollecito said to Gente, on the newsstands on November 23rd.
“The meaning of this story” the young man said to the weekly, which has provided a preview of the article “is in the fact that the investigators have formed a mistaken idea right from the start. If Rudy Guede had been arrested before I was, before Amanda and before Patrick Lumumba, they would never have known either me or Amanda or Patrick Lumumba.”
From prison, Sollecito says: “I am psychologically destroyed, demoralised, tired. If I did not have my family behind me you would have found me under the ground at this time.”
He added: “The media have described Amanda as a Venus, a woman capable of immediate, perverted conquests. It’s nothing like this. It’s a matter of naivety. She is a simple girl, attractive but absolutely normal. At times she is guilty of ingenuousness. But the thing which has upset me most is when they attacked my family. It’s not fair, they are doing nothing wrong or incorrect if they defend me.”
Gente then reveals that Sollecito goes into specifics about the trial. “I never met Guede” he adds “I saw him once at the court. And nothing of the footprints or shoe prints found, imprints of alleged genetic material, belongs to me; simply because on the morning of November 2nd I had shoes which are not Nike brand and I don’t walk around the house barefoot.”
Thanks for this post about Rafaelle, it is refreshing to hear a bit more from him after so much media coverage of Amanda Knox. Although it seems all we will get is whining. I agree it would be nice to hear him express remorse and sadness, but of course he would have to admit to involvement in the crime to do that! There is just too much evidence against him to continually deny any involvement.
“If Rudy Guede had been arrested before I was, before Amanda and before Patrick Lumumba, they would never have known either me or Amanda or Patrick Lumumba.”
Um, there it is, the staged crime scene to implicate Rudy. I also hear echoes of Rudy’s lament, “Black man found, black man guilty!”
why is mr Pretty in Pink allowed access to the media? Is this customary for accused murderers? As to the sister losing her job, was there not earlier talk of possible charges against her regarding the release of the forensic video footage to Telenorba? Here’s a future Larry King guest lineup for you: papa Sollecitto waving his fists at Knox’s parents for sending their horrid daughter overseas to corrupt his precious boy.
As to the idea that the investigators “never would have known me or Amanda”, has he forgotten the fact that,as a member of the victim’s household, lacking a dependable alibi for the evening,and having entered the premises Amanda could not possibly have avoided questioning about the events ?
Looks like Mr Van Zandt is not so adamant anymore… would the wind be changing direction?
Good catch Patou. You are often first with the links.
Clint van Zandt usually inclines slightly toward “they are guilty” and he seems to be dithering here.
And this was a terrible paragraph in his conclusion:
“There is one thing for certain though; something said by Amanda Knox’s mother, Edda Melias. She said the biggest mistake she made was not getting Amanda on a plane from Italy to America when Kercher’s body was initially found. Knox, like so many other Americans, has found that while there is much to criticize about our criminal justice system, if you are a U.S. citizen you do not want to be arrested for a crime outside of the USA.”
Clint, such a nasty, jingoistic mis- characterization of the Italian system should be WAY beneath you.
it is factually incorrect.
pobre diablo, raffaele sollicito is to me the authur of the crime, he has a affixiation with knives and vampires, and decided to bring out his dark fantasy to reality with a touch of amandas hatred for meridith. blacky was at the wrong place at the wrong time. and when loverboy realized there is a black guy at the scene he told amanda “Bingo”! there is a black guy in the house. i do think rudy deserves his 30 years for leaving meredith to die. amanda deserves what she got and loverboy and his darkside deserves life. perhaps you can fullfill more of your fantasy in prison mr. sollicito!
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