Saturday, July 06, 2013

Crazed Rant Against Judge Massei Expected to Hurt Prospects For Both Sollecito And Knox

Posted by Peter Quennell

This is what we are hearing from informed readers in Perugia on the rant we translated for the post below.

It is believed that neither RS’s father nor his lawyers nor the Knox people have any control now over him. He is right now quite a loose canon, and very close to finding himself entirely on his own.

There is widespread outrage at the attack on Judge Massei (image above) who is known as a kindly and courteous man, and a very good judge. Correctly understood, he gave the two quite a break in 2009 with the “mitigating factors” and placing of the main blame on Rudy Guede.

Judge Massei knows about this attack and it appears he will take action against it. It is expected to result in further consequences for Sollecito. The attack seems unprecedented in the US and UK as well as in Italy.

The attack seems more evidence of the contempt of the court for which Sollecito is already under investigation in Florence by the SAME chief prosecutor who will organize the prosecution team for the re-run of the appeal. It almost makes inevitable that Cassation’s hard line will be reflected in the outcome of that appeal.

As to what inspired it, Sollecito is universally regarded locally as a wimp, a weak character, who was under Knox’s control during the attack on Meredith she organized, and has been outshone by her since. (His book actually says this in places.)  In the crisis that is the Cassation ruling, he wants to show her above all that he has a personality, and thinks that insulting the judiciary is the way to prove it.

Thumbing his nose at Knox? Macho strutting to win her back?

Knox is said to be under very tight control, so presumably we wont be getting her take on it any time soon.


Is he still in the USA?

Perhaps he hopes to bring Knox down with him by staying there as if Italy has to drag him back it would be hard for the USA to send him but not her.

Posted by thundering on 07/06/13 at 04:46 PM | #

RS reminds me of Hinkley, who shot President Reagan to impress Jodie Foster.

Maybe he hopes to get off with Not-guilty-by-reason-of-insanity;  better Guilty-but-insane.

Posted by Cardiol MD on 07/06/13 at 06:05 PM | #

@ Peter

Thank You for this update.

I hope that Raf keeps up his “rantings.”

He is arrogant and defiant, and no telling what may come out in one of his “rants.”

This is wishful thinking, but maybe he will “spill it” !  A girl can hope ... lol !

Have a nice day everyone !

Posted by MissMarple on 07/06/13 at 06:14 PM | #

Keeping AK under tight control is helpful but only so much can be done at this late stage!

Now RS is in the hot seat and will be running the show in the second part. He is the character to watch out.

I think he is going to spill the beans soon. Much sooner than I expected.

Peter, you are absolutely right to describe him as a loose cannon- and without parental controls he can be deadly. Particularly in the land of the brave.

Time to watch out, my dear FOA!

Posted by chami on 07/06/13 at 06:42 PM | #

@Peter Quennell: “...he wants to show her above all that he has a personality, and thinks that insulting the judiciary is the way to prove it.” Right as always, like Hinckley taking potshots at President Reagan to impress Jodie Foster, what a loon.

Of course Raffaele isn’t going to agree with any judge who condemns him for murder, but to publicly call him foul indecent names, to curse, to say Judge Massei has ideas more evil than Dario Argento who is “The Italian Hitchcock” of horror movies like Creepers, Demon 1 and 2, Inferno, Deep Red, Suspiria, Two Evil Eyes, Scarlet Diva, Dawn of the Dead, Every Man is My Enemy, Today We Kill Tomorrow We Die (as writer), Cat o’ Nine Tails, Dracula 3D and who also owned a horror memorabilia shop in Rome and whose works influenced the American movies “Halloween” beggars belief. (thank wikipedia for info on Argento)

This young idiot says to the world that Judge Massei has made up tales worse than Argento’s trash about him and Amanda. It shows what a complete lunatic and liar Raffaele is. This scoffing and scorning rant from a drunk monkey at a keyboard may reflect Raffaele’s inner images like most of his trauma entertainment, but shows more clearly that he is so far removed from a decent man like Judge Massei that he has placed himself on a par with any lowlife jail thug who spends most of his time thinking about getting revenge on the imaginary “ones who put me here”. In their anger and bitterness they can never admit their own lawlessness put the cuffs on.

I see all of Sollecito’s wild spree in the U.S. and this new rant as boom! Amanda’s natural harvest from the wild oats she sowed in Perugia. It’s total sowing and reaping, karma by another name, or what goes around comes around.

Amanda flew into Italy with madness on her mind, and an unspoken desire for fame. She went absolutely crazy and stomped around Perugia causing trouble first with the women who housed her, then her boss, then her boyfriend, and finally with the police. She went nightcrawling for drugs and pubs and pouring drinks on the DJ’s head, got kicked out of the club. All over Perugia she was loud and obnoxious, finally culminating with a murder. Will Raf follow her pattern in the U.S. ?

She caused Italy a heap of expense and stress, court trials and trouble. She caused her landlady loss of rent, she indirectly made Vanessa Sollecito lose her police job.

Amanda tormented her family from a distance. She soon had them in hock and at daggers drawn about how to manage her defense. They began to underwrite her criminal expense. Bingo, now it’s Sollecito’s turn to do the same thing to America and Amanda, maybe destroy her nice little apartment and use up some of her $4 million like daddy S used to have in the bank.

Raffaele’s over here troubling his father’s family in New Jersey no doubt, when not leaping on radio and TV talk show tables pouring drinks on Amanda’s head, stirring up her little waveless harbor that she’s slunk back to in Seattle. Now it’s his turn to torment her with his prattle and ire. It’s payback for when her big mouth and anger wrecked his quiet Italian life and got them both arrested in Perugia.

He had to cover up for her then and he suffered in silence for it for years, it cost him everything so now she has to cover up for his absurdist surreal behavior on her doorstep. Scarier still is what holes he may rip in their mutual alibi. She can look on in terror and be the silent partner for a change. Good luck with that, Mandy.

Mandy can do payback while she nervously watches this strange foreign guy come to her once quiet shores. It’s his turn to throw a tantrum and act bizarre on her turf and alienate her from normal routines. Will he delay her graduation from UW like she wrecked his? Let’s see, what might he do to her sister…hmmm. Maybe Deanna will become a policewoman in reactionary defense. Fate plays strange tricks.

Now he can throw public tantrums and do antisocial spelunking, Amanda’s former specialty. He may want to rock climb and kick a soccer ball with James. More likely he’d like to kick Amanda’s head around. He could cry on the Jesuit shoulders of Seattle Prep. He’d feel more at home there than she ever did. He and Amanda can shop at a comics store together, then buy Raf some underwear and go home, make wild love in this little space of time while they await the Florence authorities. Sounds familiar. Got Bubbles? Or he can ask Microsoft for a job designing horror survival video games like Dead Space.

Is it any wonder? Raf threatens with the words of Terminator, “I’ll be back.” That was what Schwarzenegger as evil Terminator who was trying to wipe out John Connor the future savior of the human race. He travelled back in time to make a pre-emptive strike. He says, “I’ll be back” right before he savages an entire police station. Yes, Raf is back, maybe the real Raf showing up for the first time.

When pride is rebuffed it turns to low grade energy. Raf’s been seething a long time. I liked him better when he played the strong silent type. But I can understand his transformation into a raging Decepticon. Sollecito lost everything to Amanda, his nice apartment, his easygoing lifestyle, his studies, his dad’s fortune, his reputation, his family’s pride and more. All these losses were due to Amanda wanting to kick up her heels and do drugs with him in a place she didn’t belong, Italy.

Now it’s his turn to do the same to her. If he stays stateside long enough, oh irony, he may see a legally freed Rudy the Baron dribble past him with a basketball. Hoops anyone? Rudy could live his dream of being an American basketball player, while Raf orders another drink at the Oak Bar with daddy’s Visa Platinum, oops declined. Make it a double.

Welcome to America, secret avenger. Watch out Mandy sweetheart. The sequel to your love affair is here maybe on a business visa, and he’s not the quiet little man you once liked to control. Maybe a trilogy is coming.

Posted by Hopeful on 07/06/13 at 07:51 PM | #

There is something else. The latest posts written in italian on his site are clearly translated by an automatc translator.

For example, give a look to “The Story of Rudy Guede author Patrick King - La Storia conosciuta di Rudy Guede autore Patrick King” (… yes!) posted on 7/5.

Posted by ncountryside on 07/06/13 at 08:50 PM | #

I would hardly say the strong silent type - more of the cowering wimp, but I agree with the rest of your post Hopeful.

Sollecito is a person who in life has achieved nothing - he’s 29 now and still a daddy’s boy. Knox is the same - a 26 year old woman and cannot go anywhere without mama pulling her mentally ill strings.

Absolutely pathetic and very telling.

I actually believe the rant is mostly Sforza - with Raffy the wimp acting as a proxy.

Sollecito really is showing his true colours here now and making a fatal mistake in believing his own publicity.

A publicity buoyed by all the looney supporters who have idolised him on his visits to the states.

They have created a false-self cocoon for this weak and easily led individual which will (It seems now) be his and his partner in crime’s undoing.

Posted by DF2K on 07/07/13 at 01:19 AM | #

@ hopeful

Very interesting post ... and I think you summed it up very succinctly WHY Raf is in the U.S.

Raf is not going to go down alone.  When (not if) he goes down, he will take Knox with him.

Oh wait ... he’s “Honor Bound” ... not any more!

It’s getting interesting. Have a nice day everyone !

Posted by MissMarple on 07/07/13 at 02:52 PM | #

This is the best example I have ever seen of the phrase “Whistling past the graveyard.” Congratulations Raf. Please keep it coming.

Posted by Grahame Rhodes on 07/07/13 at 04:45 PM | #

Oh by the way I forgot. Occasionally I go to Ground Report since a good laugh is always uplifting.

The two main posters it would seem are (sad sack) Michelle Moore and some lunatic called Denver.  This is apart from the usual idiots three Fischer Sfarzo and Moore (or less) himself.

What is interesting is that I see the continuous leaching of support for Knox. After all people can only be fooled for a short period of time. It would seem that people such as (sic) Denver are only let out on weekends.

I hope their probation officers know what’s going on.

Posted by Grahame Rhodes on 07/07/13 at 04:54 PM | #

This is an impossible dilemma for Knox and her supporters.  They can’t do much to help Sollecito, and they definitely can’t disown him. 

The more desperate he gets, the more he’ll lash out, and the less choosy he’ll be about the targets.

Posted by Ceylon on 07/07/13 at 09:29 PM | #

In reply to Grahame,

Michelle Moore is the wife of Steve Moore, gormless twerp extraordinaire!  She seems to have made it her mission to post one insult after the other without ever making one point relevant to this case.

Posted by MHILL4 on 07/07/13 at 09:46 PM | #

The wheels are coming off. The pressure is taking a toll. Why?  Would innocent people be so tortured?

And of course the whole cast of goofy characters is getting desperate ‘cause the gravy train has left the tracks. When the dust settles there will be many soiled reputations thanks to all the lesser moralities who were so eager to throw trash everywhere.

Thanks Italian blogger for taking advantage of Raff in his vulnerable and confused state.  I am certain there is a very big prize for you coming. You are one of the best friends the prosecution could hope for.

Posted by Bettina on 07/07/13 at 10:29 PM | #

@Bettina You say “soiled reputations.” I think soiled diapers more like.

There’s going to be so much recrimination going on. I for one just want to see all the lovely people at Ground Report and elsewhere, such as the PR effort, try to spin out of this one. Desperation anyone???

Point being that Knox will realize that her fans, such as they are, will leave in droves if they’re not doing so already.

Of course there will be a few in total denial like Denver whoever or whatever He/She is. Then there’s the usual other bunch.

I personally feel sorry for Knox’s Grandmother who I understand took out a second mortgage.

Posted by Grahame Rhodes on 07/07/13 at 11:55 PM | #

@Rhodes..har. You make good points. The fan club (on the surface) is cheering raff on.” Good for you”, they say.

I can’t figure out why he remained silent thru the trial…  but, felt compelled to tell the truth, afterwards.

Yes, those two caused lots of collateral damage to family and friends. Yeah, sad about gramma. She did not deserve.

Posted by Bettina on 07/08/13 at 01:16 AM | #

One more point…I have never heard Raf speak in such tones. The anger may be accurate, but, the Italian blogger had a big hand in making things worse for the defense.

Those are his words. I can imagine how grateful they are to have his help.  He must need money….  His giant ego would surface despite all attempts to silence him..  know what I mean??

Posted by Bettina on 07/08/13 at 01:36 AM | #

I can believe the hand of Sforza etc is in this. An interesting idea.  Ncountryside mentioned something by the nutter Patrick King and some Google translation on RS’s page. Wow. 

Knox people have to be nuts to think RS is in any way helping Knox interests by now posting insults against the judiciary after years of badgering the prosecution tam. Such insults could be a quick way to 30 years or a life sentence if Judge Massei’s mitigating factors which had lopped off 5 years are not promoted next time around.

But who will promote them now?  These are not nice bambinos in over their heads any more. Not one piece of evidence of a framing has ever emerged. Guede so clearly did not act alone. And what if the defense lawyers simply shrug and walk off the job? They dont need a losing case - none of them have ever won at the level of the Supreme Court before and their clients dont exactly help.


Apologies if I seem slightly out of it. We are staying a night in a resort town at 9000 feet in southern Colorado, even the plains here are at 8000 feet plus, that was quite a surprise. Plains Utah and Nevada etc are at more like 5000 feet and the extra half mile high here is hard to ignore!

Yesterday we drove over a mountain pass at 11000 feet, the highest I’ve driven. The car too! It pulled well by dropping down a gear though it should have 93 octane and they only offer up to 91 around here. Many buildings in the resort towns are really pretty, most made of logs and stone.

In this town and hotel there are quite a few obviously exhausted firefighters staying, though the fires are not on our route. Poor guys. There were 21 firefighter deaths in Arizona. Some of the forest looks great though the various beetles are leaving others brown and dead. There are repeated “no stopping” notices along those roads.

Posted by Peter Quennell on 07/08/13 at 04:35 PM | #

When all this is done and dusted, when our demented Romeo and Juliet can no longer hope that there are any suckers left to buy their farcical lies, when they get their just deserts by going down for a long, long stretch, it should be introspection and general breast-beating time for certain US and UK media outlets. They might ask themselves “how could we have got it so wrong”? Perhaps then they’ll realise that pasting Press Releases disseminated by interested parties does not amount to reportage, as commonly and traditionally understood. Duh, as they say.

In addition, readers/viewers who have lazily swallowed the media line wholesale and without question might be led to wonder what else they currently take to be truth might actually be merely stories promulgated in the media by those with agendas. In short, it might be wake-up time for couch potatoes everywhere (well we can hope, can’t we?).

Posted by Odysseus on 07/08/13 at 05:13 PM | #

Peter - “these are not nice bambinos in over their heads any more”. Nice one. No more misplaced sympathy there we hope.

Sad about the firefighter deaths in Arizona…

Posted by Odysseus on 07/08/13 at 05:32 PM | #

Knox is now far too old for the bambino thing.  She has lost her puppy fat and hasn’t turned into a swan by any stretch of the imagination with those thin lips and that rasping voice.

Posted by thundering on 07/08/13 at 05:47 PM | #

What became of the girlfriend back in Switzerland? Did they part company?
Such a bitter individual as RS is proving to be should not attempt a relationship with anyone. No one will ever appreciate his unique importantness.
And I, for one, do not feel sorry for Omi Huff. Did she ever publicly express any sympathy for Meredith or her family, whatever she believed her liebling’s involvement to be (or not to be)? That is the question.

Posted by mimi on 07/09/13 at 02:50 AM | #

This of course is the backlash of a egregiously spoiled child who until now has has it all his own way. Originally the family came to his rescue as they always have done in the past and RS expected that. Not now though. I can see that he has been cut adrift by his father and obviously his sister. They were quite willing to consider his innocence because they blamed Knox (Quite rightly) You may remember father Sollecito saying words to the effect “If you hadn’t got mixed up with that bitch in the first place then this wouldn’t have happened.” So now RS is in a pickle because he has no clue how to handle anything. The very best thing is that sooner or later feeling isolated he will spill the beans. Of course the Knox clan have disowned him. Regard the look on Edda Mellas face when RS showed up in the New York. This was not a welcome. Speaking of both RS and AK though and looking at some of the older posts with particular emphasis on the original trial I am struck by the similarities between Knox and Jody Arias who both believed that they could get away with anything because of course they always had before by simply lying their out of any situation. They both, in their psychosis believe that everyone else is just placed upon this planet for their own amusement, or perhaps someone to be used to their own advantage. The future took rather bleak for both in particular RS. And of course Ruede is also “Waiting to be heard.” I just bet OGGY would pay well for his side of the story. The future is going to be interesting and as I constantly harp on in the belief that the Knox clan read this site. “WE are not going away and WE will never stop until there is ‘True Justice for Meredith’

Posted by Grahame Rhodes on 07/09/13 at 03:37 PM | #

So RS disagrees with Massei, and thinks that nobody can trust the Italian System.

Does this mean he is campaigning for Rudy’s immediate release? Because he believes he was “framed” too…?!?!

Posted by Rocket Queen on 07/09/13 at 04:16 PM | #

The new appeal is scheduled for 30 September.

Posted by The Machine on 07/09/13 at 06:28 PM | #

@The Machine - thank you for that update.

Posted by Odysseus on 07/09/13 at 07:04 PM | #

Latest from Andrea Vogt Twitter:

” Cassation: #amandaknox appeals trial for Meredith Kercher murder to start Sept 30 in Florence. Via GazzettaDelSud”

Posted by True North on 07/09/13 at 07:59 PM | #

30 September. Much earlier than I imagined. They must be keen to get this off the ground.

Posted by thundering on 07/09/13 at 10:11 PM | #

Not too bad an article. It points out that the appeal is a continuation of the actual trial and therefore not ‘double jeopardy’.
It also says that AK ‘has revealed she is considering returning to clear her name’ - news to me.
Usual comment about USA ‘reluctant to hand over its citizens’. Hmm.

Posted by thundering on 07/09/13 at 10:19 PM | #

Posted by Miriam on 07/09/13 at 10:25 PM | #

Sorry….wrong link.

Posted by Miriam on 07/09/13 at 10:35 PM | #

@Peter Quennell Colorado mountains sound wonderful right about now. But driving at high elevation takes the brave. I got a fright just ascending the twisty roads up to Buffalo Bill’s grave at a peak near Golden, Colorado. I was driving alone in my Toyota Camry summer of 2008.

Posted by Hopeful on 07/09/13 at 11:35 PM | #

The re-trial date has been set for the 30th September so the fun and games are about to start!

It is amazing to me that the Knox camp had an opportunity in New York to curtail Sollecito and failed to do so.  Their withdrawal of support has contributed to his current loss of control, and this could very well bite them in their behinds.  After all, the person who confesses all first stands to be the only one to profit!

He is aloft and struggling, unemployed and unemployable, he is detested by his own countrymen and he now knows that other countries do not want him.  No wonder he is cracking.

On the scary roads front, driving from Geneva to Milan, and passing through the Swiss Alps, was hair-raising.  No road at all to speak of and up to your shoulders in snow, thanks to the main through road being closed unannounced for repair.  Add to this the fun of trying to find a petrol station and a public toilet at 2 am!

Posted by MHILL4 on 07/10/13 at 02:30 PM | #

Has there been any reaction from the Knox / Sollecito families?

Posted by thundering on 07/10/13 at 04:13 PM | #

Speaking of which I remember driving up to the Col Saint Bernard Monastery where the monks raise the German Shepherd dogs for snow rescue. The mountain side was so steep that if you stopped as we did to get snow for the wine, (Snow even in July) the car couldn’t handle the grade and stalled out even in first gear. So I had to back down to the previous corner and get a running start. The car was a rented Polo by the way and brand new. Even on the hand-brake it couldn’t handle it. The trip was well worth it though because after you leave the Col Saint Bernard you’re in Italy so I can empathize with your trip and Peters. 

Point about RS though. The Knox camp must be scared shit-less about whether RS will keep his mouth shut so they are soft peddling it while trying to keep him at a distance.

Posted by Grahame Rhodes on 07/10/13 at 05:31 PM | #
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