Friday, January 16, 2009

Trial: The Proceedings Commence: The Times’s Lunchbreak Report

Posted by Peter Quennell

Click above for the story. The Kercher family is not present. Nor are the biological parents of Amanda Knox. It is not yet reported if Raffaele Sollecito’s father is present; his mother passed on.

And note this breaking news on yet another possible eye-witness, near the bottom of David Owen’s piece - the significance here being that Rudy Guede may have known both defendants prior to the night in question.

Il Giornale dell’ Umbria reported that a new witness, a researcher named only as Fabio G, had told police he had seen Ms Knox, Mr Sollecito and Mr Guede together near the cottage Ms Kercher shared with Ms Knox on 30 October 2007, two days before the murder and sexual assault.


Is it me or is AK improperly dressed for someone as “savvy” as she is purported to be?  This may be appropros of nothing but if I were on trial for a sex crime, I would be dressed quite a bit more conservatively than in tight jeans.  Does anyone have anyone have any insight into the defenses strategy in this regard?

Posted by Arnold_Layne on 01/16/09 at 05:31 PM | #

No insights! Not yet. The internet sites are abuzz over this issue. Many commenters are remarking that this is not a good move for her.

We’ll put some shots up very soon so that everybody can get to puzzle over this issue.

Posted by Peter Quennell on 01/16/09 at 05:38 PM | #

For a split second I thought I was watching a video of the last Cannes film festival: the Diva has finally arrived, flashing plastic, fake smiles to the adoring crowd…but wait a second! This is not La Croisette, it’s a courtroom where a brutal murder trial is about to take place.

Perhaps Ms Knox has forgotten she is not on a catwalk. Just in case,someone should remind her she is one of the two people accused of a vicious murder, and a trial to establish her responsibilities has just started.  Such a merry parade in front of the media, shows lack of respect for the victim-her name is Meredith Kercher-. Meredith is the reason why Ms Knox is now on the stand.

Seducing jurors with tight jeans and flashing smiles won’t work, they’re no fools. There’s something else she could do though, rather than faking confidence and a merry partygoer attitude: finally speak the truth. I bet she would elicit more sympathy this way. I believe Ms Knox has been ill-advised, once more.

Posted by Nicki on 01/16/09 at 06:01 PM | #

Good on the Times for using a picture of Raffaele, makes them the first newspaper to lead on a Sollecito image instead of a Knox one.

Interesting paragraph indeed Pete.  The witness that I seem to remember was “thrown out” according to the defense blogs (I know he isn’t the chap from the basketball court, will try and dig out the denial).  If they all smoked grass and the guys downstairs were growing and knew Guede, it’s not a huge leap to think they had all met before.  If the Laura, Filo and the guys downstairs back this story up, then it’s one more lie exposed and one more chink in the Knox/Sollecito armour.

Posted by daisysteiner on 01/16/09 at 07:07 PM | #
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