Tuesday, November 16, 2021

Tip For Good Reporters: How Time & Again Sollecito & Family & Lawyers Put Blame On KNOX

Posted by The TJMK Main Posters

Jessica Bennett channeled inflammatory, dishonest Knox PR

This is the fifth in a multi-part series focused on provable realities in response to an inflammatory three-page report in the New York Times almost exclusively channeling dishonest and repeatedly-refuted Knox PR.

1. Context Of This Post

The Knox/Sollecito relationship has always reeked of her having dropped him in it - for which he will not forgive her any time soon.

Evidence indicates he was a part of the crime (DNA, a footprint, an eyewitness to the pair in the park, cellphone and computer activity, and a missed call from his dad) and was not just brought in at the crime-scene rearrangement stage. But seemingly neither he nor Guede had signed up for Knox madly delivering Meredith’s fatal stab.

Knox was deeply into the drug scene (probably the only reason she was even there) which her flatmates intensely disliked - an angle Sollecito and his team have promoted much harder than the police after they put Knox’s drug-dealer away, entirely thanks to her.

Unsurprisingly, prior to arrest Knox tried to be at the police station whenever Sollecito was there.

Keeping a close watch on him? Fearing a stab in her own back? Remember how she showed up with him late on 5 November, unwanted and unannounced?

And sure enough, before the night was out, Sollecito had testified to police that Knox had gone out on her own on the night Meredith was killed, and had made him lie.

We have noted over three dozen of Sollecito’s telling separations from Knox. He tends to come out with them several times every year, whereupon Knox usually tellingly melts down.

Sollecito’s signed statement to police made on 6 Nov 2007 on the night of their arrest was the very first of these - and he repeated the same indictment before Judge Matteini, the supervising magistrate, to ram things home.

In 2015 our fine Wiki team obtained, translated and posted the statement Sollecito signed that night, and we posted this below.

2. Sollecito Drops Knox In Soup

We have frequently noted that RS and AK were provided with an extraordinary total of SIX opportunities in 2007 and 2008 to head off a trial and to be released.

Each opportunity is very well documented (Matteini hearings, Ricciarelli hearings, Mignini hearings, Supreme Court rulings, and the two Micheli rulings) and the transcripts and reports make very clear why RS and AK failed each time.

Not one of those transcripts or rulings has been “explained” or rebutted by the RS and AK apologists. It is very clear now that their falsifying efforts are being left way back there in the dust.

Document after document after document proving the huge strength of the case is going live in English now for which they have no realistic response.  For example, the “brutal” Knox “interrogation” on 6 November is absolutely vital to their body of claims.

But document after document has shown that to be simply a huge hoax.  Dumb silence is the only response.

This new translation of Sollecito’s statement of 6 November 2007 in the central police station, complete for the first time, has just gone live on the Wiki here. As always, we sure appreciate the translation help.

Note: many of the claims here were proved wrong by phone and computer records and those dropping Knox in the soup contradict fluctuating claims by Knox.

Sollecito never agreed to testify or be cross-examined on this or many other statements once made.

Smart move, from his point of view. At the same time from 2007 to 2016 Sollecito NEVER testified that Knox was simply at his home all of the 1 November 2007 night.

Boldface below is added by us. 

Perugia Police Headquarters
Flying Squad
General Affairs Area.

SUBJECT: Witness statement of person informed of the facts given by SOLLECITO Raffaele, already identified.

On November 5th 2007 at 22:40 in the offices of the Flying Squad of the Perugia Police Headquarters. Before the undersigned of the Criminal Investigation Dept. Deputy Commissioner MONICA NAPOLEONI, Chief Inspector Antonio FACCHINI Vice Superintendent of Police Daniele MOSCATELLI, Assistant Chief Ettore FUOCO is present the above-mentioned who, to supplement the declarations made [November] in these Offices, in regards to the facts being investigated, declares as follows: [*A.D.R. = Question Answer = QA]

QA I have known Amanda for about two weeks. From the night that I met her she started sleeping at my house. On November 1st, I woke up at around 11, I had breakfast with Amanda then she went out and I went back to bed. Then around 13:00-14:00 I met her at her house again. Meredith was there too. Amanda and I had lunch while Meredith did not have lunch with us.

QA Around 16:00 Meredith left in a hurry without saying where she was going. Amanda and I stayed home until about 17:30-18:00.

QA We left the house, we went into town, but I don’t remember what we did.

QA We stayed there from 18:00 until 20:30/21:00. At 21:00 I went home alone because Amanda told me that she was going to go to the pub Le Chic because she wanted to meet some friends.

QA At this point we said goodbye and I headed home while she headed towards the center.

QA I went home alone, sat at the computer and rolled myself a spliff. Surely I had dinner but I don’t remember what I ate. Around 23:00 my father called at my home number 075.9660789. During that time I remember Amanda had not come back yet.

QA I browsed at my computer for another two hours after my father’s phone call and only stopped when Amanda came back presumably around 1:00.

QA I don’t remember how she was dressed and if she was dressed the same way as when we said goodbye before dinner.

QA I don’t remember if we had sex that night.

QA The following morning around 10:00 we woke up, she told me she wanted to go home and take a shower and change clothes.

QA In fact at around 10:30 she went out and I went back to sleep. When she went out that morning to go to her house, Amanda also took an empty bag telling me she needed it for dirty clothes.

QA At around 11:30 she came back home and I remember she had changed clothes; she had her usual bag with her.

QA I don’t know the contents of her bag.

QA I remember we immediately went to the kitchen, we sat down and talked for a while, perhaps we had breakfast. In that circumstance Amanda told me that when she got to her house she found the entrance door wide open and some traces of blood in the small bathroom and she asked me if it sounded strange. I answered that it did and I also advised her to call her housemates. She said she had called Filomena but that Meredith was not answering.

QA At around 12:00 we left the house; passing through Corso Garibaldi we arrived in Piazza Grimana, then we went through the Sant’ Antonio parking lot and reached Amanda’s house. To walk there it took us about 10 minutes.

QA As soon as we got there she opened the door with her keys, I went in and I noticed that Filomena’s door was wide open with some glass on the floor and her room was in a complete mess. The door to Amanda’s room was open and I noticed that it was tidy. Then I went towards Meredith’s door and saw that it was locked. Before this I looked to see if it was true what Amanda had told me about the blood in the bathroom and I noticed drops of blood in the sink, while on the mat there was something strange - a mixture of blood and water, while the rest of the bathroom was clean.

QA I went to the kitchen and saw that everything was in order, then went around the rest of the house, I went to Laura’s room and noticed it was tidy. In that moment Amanda went inside the big bathroom, next to the kitchen and came out frightened and hugging me tight telling me that earlier when she took the shower [incorrect; Knox did not take a shower in this bathroom; she claimed to use someone else’s hair drier there] she had seen feces inside the toilet, while now the toilet was clean.

QA I just took a rapid glance at the bathroom trusting what Amanda had told me.

QA At that point I was asking myself what could have happened and I went out to find Meredith’s window to see if I could climb to it. I went outside with Amanda and she tried to climb to it, I immediately stopped her telling her to not do it because it was dangerous. I then told Amanda that the best solution was to break down the door, I tried to kick it and shoulder it open but I didn’t manage to open it. Then I called my sister on her cellphone and asked her what I should do since she is a Carabinieri lieutenant. My sister told me to call the Carabinieri (112, the Italian emergency number), which I did, but in the meantime the Postal Police showed up.

QA In my previous statement I told a load of rubbish because Amanda had convinced me of her version of the facts and I didn’t think about the inconsistencies. I heard the first statements that she made to the Postal Police who intervened at the place.

QA She always carried a big bag that she also had the night of November 1st.

The investigating officials acknowledge that the deposition ends at 3:30 (AM) of November 6th 2007.


When Sollecito did his book tour of the US in 2012-2013 it was pretty funny to watch: the TV interviewers knew what was in the book, whereas Sollecito clearly did not. Katie Couric was so ticked at this that she chopped her interview short.


Note in that report an instance of Sollecito NOT attacking Guede - as typical for him as attacking Knox - though he was given every chance.

As his book was written exclusively by Knox groupies, it puts a lot of things in his mouth that differ from positions he adhered to for years. The title “Honor Bound” [to Knox] was simply untrue (see post above as Exhibit A) and came to be a real irritation to him.

A couple of years ago, Sollecito was sued by Dr Mignini (an action required by law to keep the mafias at bay) and we reported on the process at the time.

Sollecito’s book was especially irritating to his lawyers for the Perugia trial as it so inaccurately described positions they had taken and key facts of the case, and so his dad had to hire another lawyer, a family friend, who the prosecution totally outclassed.
In the Florence court the flustered Sollecito team absolutely had to cave on point after point.


The Florence judge eventually ordered Sollecitoto to concede and to make an offer to get him out of the soup. Dr Mignini came out far ahead; we should see in his book due in Feb-March how much Sollecito had to concede, and what he paid.

All of which has added to his ticked-off-ishness with Knox now.

Posted by Peter Quennell on 11/18/21 at 09:48 PM | #

Wait! There’s more! As always in this case…

This fine series by an Italian lawyer also shows how there were not really ever just two teams (Knox & Sollecito v Guede), there really always were three.


And this fine post by court expert Cardiol goes as deep as we have so far into the fraught relationship between Knox and the other two.


Posted by Peter Quennell on 11/19/21 at 08:16 AM | #

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