Monday, February 13, 2012

Italian Report That Prosecution Appeal Against Knox-Sollecito Appeal Verdict Could Be Filed Tomorrow

Posted by Peter Quennell

Italian media are widely reporting that the prosecution appeal will be filed for sure this week with the Supreme Court of Cassation in Rome.

We have previously posted on the pending filing of the appeal documents here  and here and here. The well-infomed website Perugia Today now reports that the prosecution appeal may very well be lodged tomorrow, Tuesday.

The report goes on to sardonically remark that, based on media shots like the above, the “supermodel” seems to be losing her charms amid the hard realities that faced her back in Seattle.

The hair in a ponytail is not shining, and the absence of the usual pantsuit indicates that with freedom and the return to the US a few pounds have accumulated on the flanks.

The denim jacket takes away the rest of the charm that this girl had aroused in many in Seattle during the process. Away from the stage lights, the banality of being back daily hits home.

The report goes on to say that the prosecutors and police have never stopped believing in Knox’s guilt, even though Judge Hellman swept many strong indicators under the rug.

Hmmm. Finally Knox and Sollecito really might now want to return and take the stand. Lie detector tests and brain scans might also prove of help.


We are certainly not hearing from anyone we connect with in Italy that the odds are on Cassation taking this lightly, or too easily endorsing Hellman after he dissed them so obviously by reverting to the idea of the lone wolf. I’d say odds are 4 to 1 for a new trial or major overhaul.

Knox looks grim these days and she may come to see that she was better off where she was, pay her dues, show her remorse, and move on. Right now she remains jobless and degreeless and probably boyfriendless in any genuine sense.

I believe her liking for Italy was quite genuine and prison was one of the more supportive environments she ever met even despite some hard words in both directions after she left. I bet she dreams of Italy every night. Her father’s fault. He should have put it straight to her while she was in Capanne. Not run that crazy campaign.

Posted by Peter Quennell on 02/14/12 at 05:05 AM | #

Yes Peter you are right. AK has put on weight and no longer looks like a sympathetic waif.

When i am in the States i eat fries with everything too! In italy i consume at lease a litre of good olive oil a month.

Posted by mason2 on 02/14/12 at 05:54 AM | #

Well there is another side to the story in the US news.  Read this article.  This is in the prestigious NY Times.  No comments were allowed so impossible to se what the real public thought.  Millions of dollars at stake for this book? Now it is in multiplies.  No mention whatsoever of the second appeal either in Italy.

But could I mention that I think it is beneath people and irrelevant whether she put on a little weight since moving back.  It has nothing to do with the case to comment on her appearance which has been the focus too often in the case - “she looks innocent” “she has evil eyes”.  None of that is proof.

Posted by believing on 02/14/12 at 08:29 AM | #

This was in yesterday’s Telegraph (UK) and the same story is now on the front page of the Independent.

Today’s report does allow comments, and it is the usual fanfare of both supporters and non-supporters insulting each other with little factual information being mentioned sadly.

How wonderful when we move beyond the narrow (politically cleansed) appeal and widen the discussions to incorporate all of the evidence presented at the original trial.

I wait patiently (and I will not be buying a copy of Ms Knox’s book).

Posted by TruthWillOut on 02/14/12 at 11:35 AM | #

You can leave comments under the article on The Independent website.

Posted by The Machine on 02/14/12 at 12:19 PM | #

Hi Mason2 and Believing. We normally dont quote comments on Amanda Knox’s appearance but there are more appearing these days and it’s a common theme in the Italian media that much of her support arrived because they saw her as a pretty white girl and the system was excessively pressed or manipulated as a result.

Posted by Peter Quennell on 02/14/12 at 01:20 PM | #

In Edgar Allen Poe’s story ‘The Tell Tale Heart’ The killer finally confesses to a murder no one suspected had even taken place. This is because the fear of discovery ate away at the conscience of the murderer. Point being that no matter how old Knox gets she will always know in her heart she is guilty and hopefully that will eventually finish her. Sollecito on the other hand will descend into drug abuse. This is what I believe will happen or to paraphrase Forest Gump “Guilty is as Guilty does.”

Posted by Grahame Rhodes on 02/14/12 at 01:43 PM | #

We do have our own book report coming. Ten reasons why the project might not fly that the publishers seem unware of.

Here is the Daily Mail report - no mention here as in all these reports of the second appeal about to happen.

The commenters under these various reports on the book mostly seem to me a disbelieving lot.

Posted by Peter Quennell on 02/14/12 at 02:55 PM | #

Seems Dr.Galati decided to send a Valentine card to Sollecito and Knox.

Posted by Miriam on 02/14/12 at 03:26 PM | #

I also believe that we should not comment on appearances but external appearances (morphology) do play a big role in biology (systematics). It is also established that the external appearances (phenotypes) reflect internal structures (genotypes).  A large number of people thing that they can tell a person by their face (no, there is no science in that, not yet).  Also, there will be thousands of pretty white girls already serving prison sentence. It is certainly not a face value!

As they say in Sweden, most people are remarkably similar under their clothes.

Forget about the pretty white girl. If you just stare at her face for a few seconds and then look at Meredith’s, you will find some strange differences that is hard to describe. Of course this does not mean anything, but we all believe in the first impressions!

“Happy Valentine’s Day to you all”

Posted by chami on 02/14/12 at 05:00 PM | #

I’d buy book about the case by statement analysts and shrinks. It’d be a bit unpleasant, though, in the vein of “In Cold Blood” by Truman Capote [which I have read, but sometimes wish i hadn’t - it drips with something quite horrible] ... but a potential best seller.

Posted by nopassingby on 02/14/12 at 05:09 PM | #

Agreed nopassingby - an overview from an external professional source, after the event, would be intriguing.

my objection to reading AK’s version is that she has had plenty of time to rethink events and alter the stage lighting according to her projected status. It wouldn’t be a summary of how she saw matters/events, in a mirror gazing exercise, but rather how she feels events ought to have looked at the time.

Posted by TruthWillOut on 02/14/12 at 05:18 PM | #

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