Thursday, December 8, 2016

Ms. Houle's Subtle Manipulations of the Netflix Documentary

The documentary "Amanda Knox" was not centered around the tragic death of Meredith Kercher, and that is what really irked Liz Houle. For her it was unthinkable to make a documentary about the woman accused of killing Ms. Kercher.

It's debatable that the directors of the documentary created a pro-Amanda movie. After all, most people came away from the documentary confirmed in their previous opinions. That includes Ms. Houle since she is still convinced that it is biased.

This subliminal perception Ms. Houle complained about is remininscent of Dr. Andrew Hodges logic. If a thing could be thought of a way that it could be misinterpreted as guilt, that is what guilters claim it means. So the accusation that there were subliminal messages is just another ridiculous attempt of creating guilt where there is none. And the definition of "subliminal messages" Ms. Houle used ignores that such such intrusions into a movie are too short to be seen consciously. They are mere blips like imperfections in a film. Her quote is her own subtle message that she can identify messages to be "evaluated, criticized, discussed, argued, and rejected." Reality is that she was merely asserting her own interpretations into the documentary. That is the subtle information she wanted stored in the readers' mind. Ms. Houle wanted to influence judgment, behavior, and attitudes.

Raffaele Sollecito was the lover who was charged with murder along with Amanda Knox. It's irrelevant who else she slept with. And the sound of her voice doesn't really have anything to do with whether she committed murder.

However much Ms. Houle wanted to excuse Nick Pisa for what he said, he still said it.

Whatever the relationship between Amanda and Raffaele is after this horrific experience, it doesn't prove their guilt.

And what does pigeons being referred to as flying rats have to do with anything? It was just a means of transferring from one segment to another in the documentary.

The directors of the documentary were not the ones who made the video that was used of Mignini entering the cottage on the day that Meredith was found murdered. Ms. Houle admitted as much with her description of that part. The directors were after all compiling a documentary, and this segment was a documentary video of the event.

The discrediting of evidence in the case has been adequately explained elsewhere. That was not what this documentary was about. Ms. Houle was certainly subjective as to why Mignini went into a "protective" mode clasping his arms in front of him. Has he since complained of the temperature in the studio? Didn't think so.

The supposition of Mignini driving slowly is ridiculous. Who cares what idiot motorcycle riders do? And it was Mignini's decision to talk about his (Roman) Catholic faith. Not the directors.

Whether it's Mignini or Ms. Knox driving, it's ridiculous to claim such farfetched conceptions of what any of that driving means. The directors merely wanted to show more variety than sitting the interviewees in front of a static blank backdrop.

As far as the "farfetched" glimpses of the Kercher family goes, they refused to participate or give their opinions about anything for the documentary. Why is it suspicious that the directors resort to public appearances to include the Kerchers? If the directors didn't mention the Kerchers at all, Ms. Houle would probably have criticized them for that instead. There is nothing subliminal (or subtle) about the Kerchers being distant and aloof. That's what they are.

And how did the directors of this documentary control how Stephanie Kercher's first press conference was recorded? What was silent about the message that the paparazzi were unprofessional doing a poor job of covering this event? Wasn't that what the directors said they set out to expose in the documentary?

Calling the focus on Stephanie Kercher the attempt to chop out John Kercher is ridiculous. It was Stephanie who was speaking and not her father.

What difference did it make that the news footage of Meredith's mother showed her unhappy and uncomfortable in the spotlight? Wasn't she unhappy over Meredith's death and uncomfortable with being in the spotlight of the news about the murder?

Is it the fault of the directors of the documentary that the paparazzi kept recording the removal of Meredith's body? The directors said they were going to present the role of the media in this case. They were certainly doing what they said they would do. And it is not unusual practice for directors to lead into another segment with scenes similar to it. There was nothing sinister about using this scene to lead into the interview with Nick Pisa.

The directors simply let Nick Pisa demonize himself talking about what he did in his reporting. He said himself that getting the story first was more important than making sure the story was factual. It the documentary "crucified" Nick Pisa in particular and the media in general, it was because he and they admit to creating the circus atmosphere in which the courts processed the case. Never mind how Mr. Pisa and the media made it appear all right to condemn Amanda Knox for things she didn't do. The guilters have their pet rulings to protect.

Justice for Meredith Kercher doesn't depend on injustice for Amanda Knox, but that's the subtle message Ms. Houle wanted to get across. As much misleading innuendos as Ms. Houle uses, she has no room for accusing the documentary of trying to deceive anyone.

Wednesday, December 7, 2016

Ms. Houle's Unreasonable Political Expectation

Liz Houle probably thinks that the acquittal of Amanda Knox was for political reasons rather than for the total lack of proof she had anything to do with Meredith Kercher's death. So Ms. Houle's logic is that Ms. Knox reneged on a political promise.

Ms. Knox didn't ask for Donald Trump's support, and even if she thanked him for it, she didn't make any political commitments to him even if his support really were of a political nature. As with everything Mr. Trump does, he has his own purposes for advocating her innocence. So even if there was political motivation on his part, that would be his business and not hers.

However grateful Ms. Knox may be for Mr. Trump in supporting her defense, she doesn't give up her own political opinions or the right to express them. It is not up to Ms. Houle or any other guilter to obstruct Ms. Knox's right to express herself. Donald Trump has expressed things that concerned Ms. Knox, and she has a right to say so.

Ms. Houle's Silly Demand For Apology.

Liz Houle is wrong about the Seattle Times article about Amanda Knox coming out on November 1st. It came out on October 31st. It started out about her Halloween costume for this year.

There was nothing in the article that disrespected Meredith Kercher unless talking about Ms. Knox at all is what Ms. Houle considered disrespect. Amanda Knox is a resident of Seattle, Washington who has been in the news for some time. People in her home town do have an interest in how her life has been after being exonerated from the wrongful accusation of murdering her roommate. It really isn't any of Ms. Houle's concern that the local newspaper decided to do an article about a local person.

And the Kercher family should not be involved either. The Kerchers don't even live in Seattle. Ms. Houle was probably irked because the Seattle Times treated Ms. Knox as a normal person. Ms. Houle certainly expressed her displeasure at Netflix broadcasting the documentary "Amanda Knox," but how does that give Ms. Houle the right to tell Netflix or the Seattle Times what they can do?

Ms. Houle's Lack Of Proportion

I think it is totally misleading to label Ms. Knox video-recording Ms. Kercher as bullying her. Meredith is seen grinning about the event. So what harm was Amanda really doing?

The prosecutors probably didn't want to use this video in the trial since it shows Ms. Knox showing a friendly interest in her roommate. The whole thrust of the case was the alleged rift between the two that led to violence. This video shows how ridiculous that was.

As for the "close-up" nature of the video, Amanda couldn't have gotten a good picture from a distance. She was videoing Meredith and not the scenary around her.

This is just another example of how Liz Houle blows a simple event out of all proportion.

Ms. Houle's Usual PR Complaints

It's hard to evaluate Liz Houle's comments about podcasters she doesn't name. She does cast aspersions on the public's general knowledge of the murder of Meredith Kercher, but she is really alluding to the case brought against Amanda Knox and Raffaele Sollecito. It's not for Ms. Houle to specify where the public should get its information about this case. Some websites do present the evidence to show the innocence of Ms. Knox and Mr. Sollecito, but that doesn't make the preferred website.

The constant guilter complaint about the PR firm Ms. Knox's father hired is ridiculous. There is no way a PR firm can dictate the "talking points" the news media will follow. Of course the media seemed to follow leaks from the police and the prosecution since they were sources which the PR firm Gogerty Marriott was not. The leaked information was usually inflammatory as the things Ms. Houle would talk about indicate. There was no reason to bring Ms. Knox's sex life into the court room, but the Italian Judiciary is of an inquisitory model. It gathers everything about a defendant whether relevant to the crime or not. Supposedly the judge is trained in determining what is important, but Mignini seemed to want to push Italian public opinion in his favor.

Guilters like Ms. Houle deny that the prosecutor Mignini ever considered Satanism being part of the case. The BBC documentary guilters recommend instead of the Netflix documentary stated that he did consider Satanism. It was only because the judge told him not to pursue that route that Mignini didn't use it in trial.

It would be interesting to know what the "fake PR stories" are. Ms. Houle didn't identify any, but she did refer to the ridiculous story she admitted Elis Prenga sold to a British tabloid. Ms. Knox disguised Mr. Prenga's name, but she didn't deny the event. She also didn't describe it as being anything as wild as Mr. Prenga embellished.

And I'm curious as to what the alleged podcasters said about there being full-time PR people on social media for both sides. It hardly seems worthwhile for the defense to do when it had no effect on the Italian court. The main gripe about the PR firm was that it kept the media from getting sensational quotes from Ms. Knox or her family.

Ms. Houle's Complaint About

I have to wonder how Liz Houle expected John Kercher to write about the prosecution of Amanda Knox and Raffaele Sollecito without anyone commenting about it. If Mr. Kercher were as neutral about the trial as guilters claimed, why did he interpose his own opinions while the process was still going on?

Also, Ms. Houle doesn't understand's website. She complained that only "pro-Amanda" books were listed below the entry for John Kercher's book, but if she had read the caption above those books, she could have seen that they were books that were also bought by customers who had bought "Meredith." The selection of books in that list was determined by the computer probably according to those books that were purchased the most. Shouldn't Ms. Houle be happy that those customers who decided Amanda and Raffaele are innocent were not forgetting the victim of the murder Ms. Knox and Mr. Sollecito were exonerated from?

Monday, November 21, 2016

Guede's Brave New Trial

So what if Rudy Guede was only found guilty of being an accomplice? How does that prove his accomplices were Amanda Knox and Raffaele Sollecito?

How was the DNA evidence used against Rudy Guede the same as the DNA evidence used against Amanda Knox and/or Raffaele Sollecito? The evidence convicting Rudy Guede did not contain their DNA. Also, even if Rudy Guede is freed because it's assumed that the DNA evidence used against him was contaminated, that still doesn't prove that Amanda Knox and/or Raffaele Sollecito were guilty instead.

The problem for Rudy Guede is that the DNA used for convicting him was distinctly different from the DNA used as evidence against Amanda Knox and Raffaele Sollecito. For one thing, Rudy Guede's DNA was not supposed to be in Meredith's room or inside her. Amanda Knox's and Raffaele Sollecito's DNA could be expected to be in the cottage since she lived there and Raffaele Sollecito had come into the cottage to visit her.

But also, the video that proved that the DNA sample used against Raffaele Sollecito could be contaminated was not made for the DNA sample used against Rudy Guede. Maybe his could have been contaminated also, but it's not Amanda Knox's or Raffaele Sollecito's fault Rudy Guede cannot prove problem with the DNA evidence used against him. It's not Amanda Knox's fault that her DNA found mixed with Meredith Kercher's DNA outside the murder room is meaningless in proving Amanda Knox was present at the murder.

Since Guede was only present in the house during the murder, his DNA proves his presence at the murder. Since Amanda Knox was in the house before and after the murder, there is no way her DNA can be proved to have been deposited only during the murder.

Far from upsetting Amanda Knox and Raffaele Sollecito, Rudy Guede's new trial presents an opportunity for Rudy Guede to be convicted on his own as the sole perpetrator of the crime. That would lay to rest the assumption that Amanda Knox and Raffaele Sollecito have to be guilty as the only "accomplices" available. The police and prosecutors are not likely to want to resume a search for alleged accomplices that don't exist, and they cannot retry Amanda Knox and Raffaele Sollecito simply because they don't have any other suspects for being those alleged accomplices.

The only thing Rudy Guede is likely to get out of a new trial is a longer sentence. He won't be on fast track this time, and he won't have accomplices to share the blame with.

Monday, November 7, 2016

elbhoy's Invalid Mountain of Evidence

Certainly it was expected that the Fifth Chamber would close ranks with the injustice already perpetrated against Ms. Knox and Mr. Sollecito to save judicial face, but perhaps it wasn’t just the outside forces of overwhelming judicial and forensic opinion from around the world that caused the final acquittal of Ms. Knox and Mr. Sollecito. Hopefully, judges recognized they had no choice but to acquit because of the ridiculous case they had before them. The “mountain” of evidence was a set of unproved opinions with no validity since each unproved opinion depended on how it fit with other unproved opinions for the semblance of validity.

Assertions of November 2007 (@tearsformk)

Just because something is entered as evidence doesn’t mean it proves anything. There was no evidence proving anything except to you.
Both Ms. Knox and Mr. Sollecito have consistently stated they spent the night with each other. They both recanted the statements the police forced them to sign to the contrary. Mr. Sollecito pointing out that Ms. Knox’s police statements said he wasn’t at the murder is only indicating how the evidence of his involvement is contradicted by those statements. He didn’t change his account at all.
That Guede was “only an accomplice” who did not hold the knife is only a legal fiction based on opinion and not facts. Ms. Knox and Mr. Sollecito had no voice in Guede’s trial in which the Guede’s defense and the prosecution agreed on these assertions. These decisions were a marriage of convenience for Guede’s defense to distance Guede from the crimes and for the Judiciary to make room for blame to be shed on Ms. Knox and Mr. Sollecito.
There was testimony that Guede did break and enter on two occasions, and he was convicted of stealing a laptop computer from one of those occasions.
Ms. Knox was talking about how all her roommates used alcohol and marijuana when she described those things being normal as daily pasta. Also, Meredith’s British friends drank a lot more alcohol than Ms. Knox did. Ms. Knox told Patrick Lumumba she had to quit working for him before he said anything about firing her. Why were Ms. Knox’s friends any more “real” than Meredith’s friends?
Yes, Meredith criticized Ms. Knox to her British friends, but where is there any proof that Ms. Knox was aware of Ms. Kercher’s duplicity? Ms. Knox was aware that Meredith’s British friends didn’t like her. So why would Ms. Knox expect Ms. Kercher to include her in activities with those British friends that would be awkward for all concerned? It’s a ridiculous exaggeration to assert that Ms. Knox and Ms. Kercher not getting together on Halloween was motive for murder. There is no proof that Ms. Knox was offended at all.
Netflix and the people working on the documentary “Amanda Knox” said they were going to present Ms. Knox’s viewpoint, but they obtained Mignini’s comments as well. Do guilters find the documentary inappropriate because it didn’t clearly assert Ms. Knox’s guilt? It also didn’t clearly assert her innocence.
It’s the guilters who willfully twist facts and ignore objective truth.

Marking Dale Yeager's Words

1. Ms. Knox did not confirm the forced confessions in her First Memorandum. She said the memories of being with him at the murder were unreal and unreliable compared to the vivid memories of being with Mr. Sollecito during the same period of time. The confusion she demonstrated in that First Memorandum confirms that the police had brainwashed her into signing the forced confessions.
2. Since Ms. Knox recanted the forced statements as being unreal and unreliable, she recanted the accusation against Patrick Lumumba as well as the confession the police typed in Italian for her to sign. The police were already looking for a black man to use to connect her to the murder. They didn’t release Patrick Lumumba until they had Rudy Guede in custody to take Patrick Lumumba’s place in this assertion of Ms. Knox’s connection to the crimes.
3. Mr. Sollecito’s statements that Ms. Knox did not arrive at his apartment until 1:00 AM the next morning are contradicted by testimony of Jovanna Papovic that she saw Ms. Knox at Mr. Sollecito’s apartment at 6:30 PM and 8:42 PM that night. These are obviously words the police forced Mr. Sollecito to sign as he would not stated them in his right mind. Mr. Sollecito recanted those police statements and went back to his first affirmation he told the police that he spent the entire night with Ms. Knox. He did in his book admit that he could not be aware of Ms. Knox while he was asleep, but he pointed out that she could not have gotten back into his apartment without his key.
4. People can suspect all they want from the phones and computers being off during the night, but that doesn’t prove Ms. Knox and Mr. Sollecito left his apartment.
5. The glass fragments being on top of the clothes scattered on the floor in Filomena’s room do prove the clothes were there before the rock broke the window, but they don’t prove how the clothes got scattered on the floor. The bag the clothes were in was found on the floor also. There is no way to prove the bag didn’t topple over on its own before the rock came through the window. Also, the scratches and embedded glass found on the inside shutters prove the rock was thrown inward through the window instead outward. The police didn’t prove Guede didn’t come through the window. The prosecutors just assumed he didn’t since they saw no signs of him climbing the wall to the window. The police didn’t check for finger prints of DNA at the window since all they were interested in were the two spots on the floot that reacted with Luminol. They didn’t even examine the glass remaining in the window frame to determine in which direction it bent before breaking.

Thursday, November 3, 2016

Alleged Lies of Amanda Knox

Alleged: Amanda Knox lied to Filomena about where she was on 2 November 2007.

Supposedly the telephone records proved that Ms. Knox was already at Raffaele Sollecito's apartment when Ms. Knox told Filomena she was on her way there. It is not clear science as to which cell phone tower will handle a phone call. There was overlap in cell phone coverage, and other factors such as relative traffic on each tower could affect which tower picked up first. The computer program cannot distinguish which tower is closer simply from cell phone strength. The two apartments are not even very far apart.

Also, what deceptive purpose would Ms. Knox have for deceiving Filomena by telling her she (Ms. Knox) was on her way to Raffaele's apartment? How would the phone records prove she were inside Raffaele's apartment instead of approaching the front door? If Ms. Knox were just outside his door, her statement would still be true.

Alleged Lie: Amanda Knox claimed Raffaele Sollecito called 112 before the arrival of the postal police officers at the cottage.

The postal police didn't have timing devices. Their time of arrival was determined by the time-stamp of the security camera at the public parking lot they passed on their way. That time-stamp was proved to have been fast. Also, they still had to walk from where they parked to get to the cottage since they didn't understand where it was. So it was proved that Mr. Sollecito's call to 112 did occur before the Postal Police arrived.

Alleged Lie: Amanda Knox told the postal police on 2 November that Meredith always locked her door.

It was the Postal Police who stalled with the question as to whether Meredith normally locked her door. The Postal Police lacked authority to investigate and even when Filomena demanded the door be broken down, they refused to be the ones to do it. Ms. Knox told them Meredith sometimes locked her door when she changed clothes and when she left town, but she answered in English. The Postal Police asked Mr. Sollecito what she said, and he misunderstood what she said and told them Meredith always locked her door adding even when she took a shower.

Alleged Lie: Amanda Knox pretended she hadn't called Meredith when she spoke to Filomena.

Filomena did not testify that she had asked Ms. Knox if she had called Meredith. Ms. Knox wrote in her book that Filomena had asked if she had talked to Meredith. So the sense of Ms. Knox's reply that she had called Filomena first was that Filomena was the first she had talked to. There was no reason for Ms. Knox to explain she had tried to call Meredith and got no answer.

Alleged Lie: Amanda Knox claimed in her e-mail to friends on 4 November 2007 that she had called Filomena first.

Amanda Knox wrote in that email, "so i
called filomena." She did not say she called Filomena first.

Alleged Lie: Amanda Knox claimed that when she called Meredith's English phone after speaking to filomena, it "just kept ringing, no answer."

The English phone company didn't charge for unanswered phone calls, but the only way the English phone company could avoid that charge was by setting the nominal time of connection to 3 (or 4) seconds.

Alleged Lie: Amanda Knox claimed she slept until around 10:00AM the next morning.

The proof that Ms. Knox was not asleep after 6:02:59 AM was that Mr. Sollecito was playing music for half an hour starting 5:32 AM and turned on his cell phone at 6:02:59 AM. Besides not proving he had the volume loud enough to wake up Ms. Knox, how did anyone prove she didn't go back to sleep from 6:02:59 AM until 10:00 AM? Where did Ms. Knox say she didn't wake during the her sleep anyhow? Lots of people do that. Lots of people sleep commotion and sound around them.

Alleged Lie: Amanda Knox claimed she was at Sollecito's apartment when she received Diya Lumumba's text message.

Declaring "the sector 3 mast at Torre dell’Acquedotto, 5 dell’Aquila" inaccessible to Ms. Knox's cell phone at Mr. Sollecito's apartment doesn't prove it didn't happen anyhow. Radio waves are unpredictable bouncing here or there and being affected by atmospheric conditions. What's really confusing is what Ms. Knox would gain by lying about this anyhow. If she had been on her way to Le Chic at 8:18 pm and 12 seconds when Diya Lumumba sent the text message, why did it take her until 8:42 PM to respond? It makes more sense that she had forgotten about going into work as she said, and didn't see his text message until she was going to text him she was on her way.

Alleged Lie: Amanda Knox initially claimed she was at Sollecito's apartment on the night of the murder.

Supposedly, her initial claim was discredited by the statements that the police had Mr. Sollecito sign. The claims that she didn't get to his apartment until 1:00 AM the next morning are contradicted by testimony of Jovanna Popovic that she was there at 6:30 PM and 8:45 PM.

Also, it is supposed that the opinion of Judge Bruno and JUrdge Marasca that the 1:45 AM and 5:45 AM statements prove she was at the murder. However, both statements were disallowed for court decisions. So why would the Fifth Chamber be doing anything with Judge Nencini's argument but rejecting it? They certainly didn't convict her as they would have if they could validly place her at the murder.

And besides court rulings on the 1:45 AM and 5:45 AM statements, the police have no proof but their say-so that those were valid confessions. They did not provide Ms. Knox with a lawyer to validate that the statements were voluntary, nor did they video-record the interrogation to prove she was not coerced.

Alleged Lie: Amanda Knox told the police she hadn't replied to Diya Lumumba's text message.

Ficarra had just told Ms. Knox that Mr. Sollecito told the police Ms. Knox had left his apartment the night of the murder and demanded to know where she went and who she texted. Mr. Sollecito had not said that at all during his interrogation, but the police had slipped into the statement they had him sign that Ms. Knox had not come to his apartment until 1:00 AM. Ms. Knox was responding with confusion to those lies when she said she didn't remember texting anyone. They then confused her more by saying the text message said she was going to meet Patrick. Her question of what message was no lie since she had not told Patrick she would meet him that night. "See you later" did not in any way specify that. Of course what's even more interesting was that it was the police who brought up Patrick's name and not Ms. Knox. They were the ones insisting she met Patrick and went to the murder when she denied it all. They were the ones who insisted she knew who the killer was and kept pushing her to explain what she and Patrick had done together. The police were the ones who insisted it would come back to her.

Alleged Lie: Amanda Knox claimed the police hit her.

So what if the police testified under oath that they did not threaten, mistreat, or hit Amanda Knox? The police were not going to admit under oath doing those things, but they didn't have any proof but their dubious word that it didn't happen. They had already lied to her telling her they had hard evidence she was at the murder when that was not true. They had already lied to her that Mr. Sollecito had SAID that she had left his apartment the night of the murder when he had not discussed this at all during the interrogation. They just typed it into the statement they had him sign without telling him.

Confirmed Lie: Knox told the police she hadn't smoked marijuana.

Actually, what Ms. Knox was asked was if they (she and her roommates)had smoked marijuana. Laura Mezzetti had made her promise she would tell anyone that Ms. Mezzetti smoked marijuana. Ms. Knox admitted this in her book. She was lying but not for personal gain.

Alleged Lie: Amanda Knox was forced to accuse Diya Lumumba of murder.

The claim is that the statements of 1:45 AM and 5:45 AM were voluntary, but Ms. Knox's First Memorandum makes clear she was not in any mental state capable of understanding what they had her sign. Her confusion is highlighted by contrast she described between the stark memories of being with Patrick at the murder and the vivid memories she had of being with Raffaele during the same period of time. She said she stood by the statements, but in the same sentence described them as being unreal and unreliable. Having recanted both entire statements, she had recanted the accusation against Patrick also. She even followed up the next day with her Second Memorandum detailing the realization that her memory had been altered by the confusion the interrogation had caused.

    Anna Donnino: “It’s a thing that has remained very strongly with me because the first thing that she did is that she immediately puts her hands on her ears, making this gesture rolling her head, curving in her shoulders also and saying ‘It’s him! It’s him! It was him!’”

    Rita Ficarra: “She suddenly put her hands to her head, burst out crying and said to us ‘It’s him, it’s him, it was him, he killed her’.

These testimonies used against Ms. Knox actually demonstrate her confused mental state. They had maneuvered her into accusing Patrick.

Alleged Lie: Amanda Knox then claimed Diya Lumumba killed Meredith in two witness statements she insisted on writing.

This is a rewording of the same false claims concerning the 1:45 AM and 5:45 AM statements. No matter how many times those statements are brought up, Ms. Knox had to have been coerced into accusing Patrick Lumumba of murdering Meredith. Ms. Knox never would have thought anyone would believe Patrick guilty. If she really had killed Meredith Kercher and was trying to redirect attention to someone else, she would have blamed someone she thought could have been believed to have committed the murder: like those drug dealers guilters claim she bought drugs from.

But what is even more ridiculous is that pieces of her sentences are put together as though they were one thought.

One of those sentences is:

"And I stand by my statements that I made
last night about events that could have taken place in my home with Patrik, but I want to make very clear that these events seem more unreal to me that what I said before, that I stayed at Raffaele's house."

The other sentence forced into a false context was:

"In these flashbacks that I'm having, I see Patrik as the murderer, but the way the truth feels in my
mind, there is no way for me to have known because I don't remember FOR SURE if I was at my house
that night."

These two sentences taken individually or together do not confirm the coerced accusation against Patrick Lumumba.

False Accusation: For several weeks Amanda Knox let the police believe Diya Lumumba killed Meredith.

In her First Memorandum, Ms. Knox stated:

"And I stand by my statements that I made
last night about events that could have taken place in my home with Patrik, but I want to make very clear that these events seem more unreal to me that what I said before, that I stayed at Raffaele's house."

And she stated:

"In regards to this 'confession' that I
made last night, I want to make clear that I'm very doubtful of the verity of my statements because they were made under the pressures of stress, shock and extreme exhaustion. Not only was I told I would be arrested and put in jail for 30 years, but I was also hit in the head when I didn't remember a fact correctly."

Also, she stated:

"In these flashbacks that I'm having, I see Patrik as the murderer, but the way the truth feels in my
mind, there is no way for me to have known because I don't remember FOR SURE if I was at my house
that night."

Ms. Knox also wrote her Second Memorandum reinforcing what she suspected in her First Memorandum. The police weren't interested in anything but the 1:45 AM and 5:45 AM statements. The police and Mignini were already expecting a black man to be involved, and they were not willing to let Patrick Lumumba go until they had another black man to use for tying Ms. Knox to the murder.

There was no reason for Ms. Knox to want to protect Rudy Guede. Even though he accuses her and Mr. Sollecito of committing the murder, there is no evidence of their conspiring with Guede whatsoever. They simply didn't know him. And besides, what good did it do to blame Patrick to protect Guede when blaming Patrick put Amanda at the murder?

Alleged Lie: Knox claimed that Mignini questioned her and made suggestion on 5 November 2007.

Supposedly because Mignini was not present to have anything to do with the 1:45 AM statement, he could not have questioned Ms. Knox and suggested wording for the 5:45 AM statement. The differences between the 1:45 AM statement and the 5:45 AM statement indicate otherwise. Supposedly the reason Mignini wanted to have Ms. Knox sign the second statement was because he realized the first statement could not be used against her since she was theoretically a witness instead of a suspect. But to make the changes to the first statement that were evident in the second statement, Mignini must have asked her questions or made the changes himself asking her to verify them when signing the second statement. Either way, the second statement verifies Ms. Knox's accusation against Mignini.

Alleged Conclusion: Judge Bruno and Judge Marasca  clearly couldn't brush these numerous lies under the rug and pretend they didn't exist.

If Judge Bruno and Judge Marasca really were confirming all the things guilters claim they were, why did they acquit instead of convicting? Much of what Ms. Knox is accused of lying about would be totally irrelevant even if true. Certainly the lie that Ms. Knox told for Laura Mezzetti was irrelevant. Other than that, the other asserted lies contrary to TJMK are explainable. Actually, I explained the one confirmed lie also.

Tuesday, November 1, 2016

Guilter Myths Debunked

Some of what this website claims are myths told by advocates of Amanda Knox's and Raffaele Sollecito's innocence doesn't make sense. I don't know anyone who believes that Amanda Knox was arrested and convicted solely because she turned cartwheels at police station. It's also confusing that guilters accuse advocates of the innocence of Amanda Knox of claiming her DNA was not found at the crime scene, but guilters make no distinction between the crime scene being Meredith's room and the rest of the cottage apartment. Nobody questions that Ms. Knox's DNA would be expected to be found where she lived, and outside of Meredith's room, it has no meaning as evidence.

Myth: There is overwhelming evidence that Amanda Knox and Raffaele Sollecito killed Meredith Krercher.

Guilters expect that once anything is entered as evidence, it must be proving something. When advocates for the innocence of Amanda Knox and Raffaele Sollecito say there is no evidence, they mean there is no evidence proving anything. Also, guilters count opinions about such things as the alleged staging of the break-in, the alleged staging of Meredith Kercher's body, the alleged clean-up, and the alleged accomplices of Guede as evidence. They are not facts. They are opinions based on interpretations of facts.

In the determination of the validity of individual assertions taken as facts, guilters insist that the case as a whole must be considered to determine how each assertion fits with all the others to form a structure of thought. Any time the validity of one assertion is challenged, guilters refer to the ever revolving "mountain" of evidence that is really other invalid assertions. It's all just a theory that has never been proved.

Myth: The case against Amanda and Sollecito was never based on Satanism.

While Mignini never used the term Satan or Satanism, he did originally investigate the murder as demonically motivated. The reason he didn't present his case using this motive was because the judge ordered him not to. It's ridiculous to object to the terms "Satan" or "Satanic" when that was certainly meant by the terms "demon" and "demonic." The myth that Amanda Knox is evil is so pervasive among guilters that it is hard to believe they do not believe Mignini's original investigation as ridiculous as it was.

Myth: Amanda Knox's statement was voluntary without any prompting from the police

Even if the interrogation only lasted one hour, that was an hour Amanda Knox was contradicted by police she naively believed needed her help in catching Meredith Kercher's killer. Since she trusted the police, it didn't take long for them to persuade her she had forgotten the truth they expected her to agree with. It was the police who insisted that Ms. Knox had met Patrick Lumumba that night. It was the police who lied to Ms. Knox that they had hard evidence that she was at the cottage apartment during the murder. It was the police who insisted that she was lying when she denied she met Patrick Lumumba and denied she went to the murder.

Within hours of signing the 5:45 AM statement, Ms. Knox wrote her First Memorandum demonstrating her confusion over duplicate memories for the same period of time when Meredith Kercher was murdered. Although she acknowledged that she did make the 1:45 AM and 5:45 AM statements by saying she "stood by" them, she continued in the same sentence to state that the content of those statements were unreal and unreliable.

Her First Memorandum makes clear that Ms. Knox was of such a confused state of mind that she could not have understood what the police put before her to sign. Her Second Memorandum reaffirms her First Memorandum in recanting the police statements she had signed, and demonstrates that the police had confused her enough that it took time for her to understand what they did to her. Even so, she did mention in her First Memorandum that she was hit in the head for answering differently than the police liked, and that she was under great pressure when the police extracted admissions they coaxed her into making.

Myth: Ms. Knox never recanted or withdrew the accusations against Patrick Lumumba.

In her Memorandums, Ms. Knox declared the entire fiction about her being at the murder with Patrick Lumumba to be unreal and unreliable. There was nothing her mother, Edda Mellas, could have done about the false accusations against Patrick Lumumba, and it was her lawyer who advised Ms. Knox that further attempts would do no good. Ms. Knox did apologize to Patrick Lumumba in a statement before the Hellmann Court. So it is patently false that she never recanted or withdrew the accusations.

Myth: Ms. Knox's rights were respected during the interrogation of November 5-6th.

That she had a right to lawyer and an neutral interpreter is not proof that the police allowed her access to either. Ms. Knox had difficulty understanding what they were asking her even with an interpreter. The interpreter, Anna Donnino considered herself a negotiator as well as an interpreter, and as such, she coaxed Ms. Knox into what to think claiming Ms. Knox had "forgotten" due to the stress of what happened.

Since the police neglected to video-record the interrogation, and since Ms. Knox had no lawyer to advise and witness the interrogation, the police cannot prove that Ms. Knox voluntarily agreed to anything. If the police supposedly ended the interrogation at 1:45 AM since she was at that point a suspect, what were they talking to her about that kept her awake until 5:45 AM when they had her sign the second supposedly voluntary statement? It was the police who typed both statements in Italian for her to sign. How was the second statement different from the first if they had not continued the interrogation? Even if they had not asked her about the differences they typed into the second statement, having her sign it would have been that continuation of the interrogation.

Also, since the courts decided to enter Ms. Knox's First Memorandum as evidence, that meant the interrogation had not ended until she had delivered such Memorandum to Ficarra.

Myth: The DNA evidence was valid.

Most of the DNA evidence was irrelevant. It didn't matter that Ms. Knox's DNA was found in the rest of the cottage apartment besides Meredith's room since Ms. Knox lived there. There is simply no proof that that irrelevant DNA was deposited exactly during the murder even if it was mixed with Meredith Kercher's DNA. That would be true even if it were Ms. Kercher's blood Ms. Knox's DNA were found mixed with. It is simply an assumption that Ms. Knox's DNA was not already there.

Concerning the bra clasp, the police themselves provided evidence of their sloppy procedures as documented with video of the collection of the bra clasp. Dust DNA is not Tertiary Touch DNA. There is no way the police can prove that dust carrying Raffaele Sollecito's DNA was not carried into Meredith's room with dust on dirty shoe covers or dirty gloves. Mr. Sollecito's DNA on the bra clasp is not valid evidence.

Myth: Ms. Knox's was not arrested/convicted for turning cartwheels at the police stations.

Cartwheels was one of the yoga practices she supposedly demonstrated to the police who asked her what she did in her yoga. Ficarra did testify that she found this demonstration to be "inappropriate." "Inappropriate" actions were used against Ms. Knox as supporting the accusations of guilt. Ficarra may not have testified to "cartwheels" specifically, but she did testify to Ms. Knox's exercise practices that included cartwheels. If guilters want to exclude this aspect of their revolving mountain of evidence, why not exclude all the rest of the irrelevant evidence also?

Myth: Rudy Guede was never arrested for breaking and entering and threatening someone with a knife.

There was testimony that Guede did break and enter buildings and that on one occasion, he threatened someone with a knife when trapped in such a building. The guilters harp about how he was never convicted of a crime, but he was discovered with a laptop computer he had stolen from a law office he had broken into. So the question really is why he was never charged with something? And what is illogical about the suspicion that Guede had broken into the cottage apartment the night Meredith Kercher was murdered there? The reasons given to say he didn't are not proof that he did not. The break-in at the cottage apartment is consistent with his prior actions.

Myth: Rudy Guede did not get a special deal with a fast-track trial.

Fast-track trials are a convenience to the Italian Judiciary. It allows trial by evidence alone. This saved a lot of time with Guede's trial since it was open and shut with evidence alone. Maybe the court actually "offered" it to Guede, but there was no offer made to Ms. Knox and Mr. Sollecito. The prosecutor had to have testimony to convict them. Also, Guede's separate trial the oportunity to convict Guede "with accomplices" so that those "accomplices" could be assumed to be Ms. Knox and Mr. Sollecito in their trial. The First Chamber of the Italian Supreme Court even stated that Guede's conviction with accomplices should be taken into account when reviewing the case in the "appeals" court.

So even if Guede didn't make a deal with the court in getting a fast-track trial, he got a good deal since his sentence was cut nearly in half. It certainly looks like he got this deal so that it would be easier to try Ms. Knox and Mr. Sollecito. And guilters still use it to claim there was nobody else to be Guede's "accomplices" but Ms. Knox and Mr. Sollecito.

Myth: Italy has a law against double jeopardy.

Even though Italy is a member state to the European Convention on Human Rights (ECHR,) it has a Inquisitorial Judiciary that makes the ECHR protocol against double jeopardy a moot point. There is no end of times the Italian Supreme Court can refer a case back to the "appeals" court or even back to the trial court. And the "appeals" court can endlessly refer a case back to the trial court. Some guilters even claim that there is no double jeopardy if a special committee overseeing the Judiciary were to revoke the Supreme Court acquittal of Ms. Knox and Mr. Sollecito.

Myth: Ms. Knox's own blood was found on the bathroom faucet.

This myth seems to have arisen from Ms. Knox's wondering if the drops of blood she saw came from her pierced ears. Guilters seem to consider this a lie since sometime else Ms. Knox had said she didn't see the blood in the sink the day before. Seeing the blood in the sink that morning was not saying blood from her pierced ears was there the day before, but more to the point: How could it have been determined which part of the supposed mixed blood was Ms. Knox's and which part was Ms. Kercher's. Even if there were too sources of the blood all that distinguishes the blood is the DNA which can come from shed skin cells also.

Guilters quote from the Final Motivation Report of the speculation that Ms. Knox's DNA in the sink came from scrubbing her hands when the guilters want to say she washed Ms. Kercher's blood from her hands, and yet they also want to say it was Ms. Knox's own blood that was present.

Myth: Amanda's shoe print was discovered on the pillowcase in Meredith's room.

Pietro Boemia testified that a heel print was found from which he estimated the shoe size 37.5 (American size 6.5) and that it could only be a woman's shoe. Even if it were a woman's heel print, how would it not be Meredith's? The estimated size is irrelevant. Besides, guilters claimed that Amanda was leaving bare footprints.

Myth: Amanda's lamp found in Meredith's room prove her presence.

There were no fingerprints nor DNA on the lamp. How was it proved that Ms. Knox and only Ms. Knox could have taken the lamp into Ms. Kercher's room during and only during the murder? Most likely Ms. Kercher borrowed it. Since Ms. Knox's own fingerprints on the lamp would be irrelevant, so would the absence of them be irrelevant. There would have been no reason for Ms. Knox to wipe her own fingerprints from the lamp.

Myth: The smell of bleach at Raffaele's apartment proved something.

The investigator alleged a bleach smell, but what was cleaned with bleach that was suspicious? He picked a kitchen knife because it looked particularly flashy as though it had been scrubbed, but it still had starch on it. That starch would have absorbed blood if there had been any, but there was no absorbed blood. The myth that the kitchen knife had been scrubbed with bleach was given as the reason only a small sample was left in a small nick in the blade.

Myth: Bleach was used to clean up evidence in the hall and in Meredith's room.

No evidence was ever produced to support this assertion. There were no smudge marks or cleanser residue of any kind found on the supposedly cleaned-up floor. Even at

it was acknowledged that this evidence "failed to materialize." Guilters continue to harp about the alleged clean-up anyhow.

Not that it makes any difference in the alleged use of bleach, but Marco Quintavalle took a whole year to decide that it was Amanda Knox he saw in his store when he had no recollection of whatever woman it may have been buying bleach. There was no record of a sale of bleach that morning either.

I only went this far with guilter myths since this was as far as the website The Murder of Meredith Kercher went. I'm sure there are more.

Friday, October 28, 2016

Allegations that Raffaele Sollecito changed his "alibi"

The accusations that Raffaele Sollecito constantly changed his alibi are greatly exaggerated.  For reference see:'s_Alibi

Also it is confusing that these criticisms should refer to his "alibi." Sometimes they refer to his recollections of what he did, but other times they refer to the alibi he had for Amanda Knox.

1. Raffaele Sollecito originally told the police he had spent the night at his apartment with Amanda Knox. He did think later they previously been to a party, but that was still in Amanda's company.

2. The statement Raffaele made on November 5-6th was obviously coerced since it has him contradicting Jovanna Popovic's testimony that she saw both Raffaele and Amanda at Raffaele's apartment at 6:30 PM and 8:45 PM.

3. At his preliminary hearing, Raffaele did say he didn't remember if Amanda went out that night, but that she was with him at his apartment at 8:30 PM. This does not contradict his first statement at all. He even goes on to saying that he remembered her coming back with him. He only modified this in his book admitting he could not be aware of Amanda while he was asleep, but he reasoned out that if she had left his apartment, she could not have gotten back in without his key. So he knew she was there the whole night.

4. Raffaele was merely reaffirming his first statement to police. This is not a separate story at all. The statement on November 5-6th was so clearly coerced that it should never have been counted as his statement.

5. The only thing Raffaele and his lawyers did concerning Amanda's forced statements of November 5-6th was to point out that those statements did not place him at the murder. That is not disavowing his alibi for Amanda as calling attention to inconsistencies in the case against him.

Tuesday, October 25, 2016

As Hodges Did - Introduction

As Done Unto You: The Secret Confession of Amanda Knox

Dr. Andrew Hodges started the introduction to his book, "As Done Unto You: The Secret Confession of Amanda Knox" by describing in general terms the subconscious mind and how it interacts with the conscious mind.

Then he applied this knowledge of subconscious intelligence to forensic profiling limiting the influence the subconscious mind has over the conscious mind to "guilty parties."

"To put it simply, murderers must confess. They must free themselves from what police call 'the prison of the mind.'”

Hodges MD, Andrew G.. As Done Unto You: The Secret Confession of Amanda Knox (Kindle Locations 146-148). Village House Publishers. Kindle Edition.

Dr. Hodges claimed that the subconscious mind expresses itself with symbolic language embedded into the words of the conscious mind. He calls this symbolic communication "thought prints."

There is no explanation for assuming this subconscious need to confess or even why the subconscious mind would feel imprisoned by guilt. Maybe it's the herd mentality or the need for social interaction. Dr. Hodges failed to mention that sociopaths and psychopaths may lack this association or need for social interaction.

Dr. Hodges also failed to mention that the subconscious mind can feel imprisoned by things other than guilt. An innocent person with normal herd mentality and the need for social interaction would still have a subconscious that needs to express itself to avoid the prison of its own separate identity.

Dr. Hodges' book purports to prove Amanda Knox's guilt, but Dr. Hodges had to start with the assumption of her guilt in order to claim that her so-called confession is hidden symbolically in her words.

"Missing motives lie at the center of the Amanda Knox case. Her super intelligence calls for a motive specialist trained in decoding her messages."

Hodges MD, Andrew G.. As Done Unto You: The Secret Confession of Amanda Knox (Kindle Locations 158-159). Village House Publishers. Kindle Edition.

Assuming that his "super intelligence" is the same thing as the unconscious mind, if the unconscious mind has to confess itself to free itself from the prison of its isolation, what would Dr. Hodges have found encoded in Ms. Knox's words if he had started out from the assumption she was innocent?

To those who would protest that the subconscious cannot confess to anything it is not guilty of, how did Dr. Hodges decide Ms. Knox had any guilt to confess? Supposedly he is using his 'thoughtprint method' to prove she has guilt, but his method starts out with guilt as a given.

Besides, the first meaning of the word "confess" is to disclose or acknowledge. Guilt is only one of the things that can be disclosed or acknowledged. Why did Dr. Hodges only consider guilt to be the thing Ms. Knox's subconscious could be symbolically disclosing or acknowledging?

This book is really an demonstration of how Dr. Hodges created a hypothetical version of Amanda Knox into which he could build the guilt he expected confessions from. He would find words and phrases Ms. Knox used on which to build tangent thoughts he claimed were her "thoughtprints" confessing the guilt he had planted in the hypothetical Amanda Knox.

This exercise in futility would prove that his hypothetical Amanda Knox is guilty as he charged, but it proved nothing about the real Amanda Knox. It does prove what Dr. Hodges did to Amanda Knox.

Monday, October 24, 2016

As Hodges Did (01) - Payback Myth

Chapter 1: Crime-Scene Payback
As Done Unto You: The Secret Confession of Amanda Knox

There is not much to say about this Chapter one. It is a completely hysterical fantasy. It is nothing but conjecture of what Dr. Hodges speculated happened, but cannot prove.

Dr. Hodges at least admitted that the attack was between 9:30 PM and 10:00 PM. But there was no evidence confirming that anyone but Meredith Kercher and Rudy Guede were in her cottage apartment.

This first chapter of his book is Dr. Hodges' admission that he didn't start with an unbiased mind in analyzing Amanda Knox's communications for subconscious admissions of involvement in Rudy Guede's crimes against Meredith Kercher.

Whatever the hyperbole involved in marketing this book of his, Dr. Hodges started out with the assumption that Ms. Knox was guilty of the rape and murder of Meredith Kercher.

Dr. Hodges presented in this first chapter his preconceptions of why Ms. Knox would do such a thing as he hypothesized for her to do. He might have at least waited until the end to present this story as his findings, but he needed to establish the guilt he expected Amanda Knox to have to confess to.

As Hodges Did (02) - Building Rage

Chapter 2: The Rage Builds
As Done Unto You: The Secret Confession of Amanda Knox

Dr. Hodges needed to establish hostility between Ms. Knox and Ms. Kercher. He referred to All Hallows Eve (Halloween) as night of the Vampires. He didn't do that because Ms. Kercher went out on Halloween disguised as a vampire, but because Dr. Hodges would compare Ms. Knox to a vampire later. Halloween is really the night of the dead. All Hallows is the day of the Wiccan Calendar on which the Wiccans believed the world of the living was closest to the world of the dead. On the eve of this holiday, Wiccans believed that their dead relatives could return to visit. Hospitality was expected for the spirits who came knocking. Vampires had nothing to do with it.

The rage that Dr. Hodges speculated is exaggerations of what Ms. Kercher may or may not have meant by things she said about Ms. Knox. It's mostly hearsay, since most of it comes from Ms. Kercher's British friends who couldn't cope with Ms. Knox's lifestyle.

Dr. Hodges asserted that Ms. Knox was adrift without anyone to hang out with on Halloween because Ms. Kercher would not answer Ms. Knox's text messages. However, Ms. Knox did work a few hours at Le Chic before meeting with Spyros and his friends. And Ms. Kercher did respond that she had a dinner to go to, but asking what Ms. Knox's plans were. Even though Ms. Kercher signed off with XX for kisses, this text message supposedly indicated that the relationship between the two girls was fraying. Ms. Knox had not expected to be included in anything having to do with Meredith's friends who were hostile to her. Also, Raffaele came to walk her home at 1:45 AM. This is not the experience Dr. Hodges prescribed for Ms. Knox wandering aimlessly through the streets like a cat on the prowl. This Ms. Knox is really the hypothetical Amanda Knox he was constructing to model the behavior he wanted to assert.

Who told Dr. Hodges that Ms. Knox was brooding the morning after Halloween? Why would Ms. Knox be brooding after having a good time at Spyros and spending the rest of the night with Raffaele? Dr. Hodges even wrote in his fantasy that his hypothetical Amanda Knox didn't let Filomena know how she supposedly really felt about Ms. Kercher. And Dr. Hodges continued making up violence in the mind of his hypothetical Amanda Knox.

Dr. Hodges made a big deal over Ms. Kercher not waiting to show Ms. Knox her Dracula costume before going to an early dinner, but Ms. Knox was not there when Ms. Kercher left. Dr. Hodges did contradict his earlier assertion by acknowledging Ms. Kercher did respond to Ms. Knox's first text message. Dr. Hodges used Meredith's response to continue his fantasy that Ms. Knox would interprit it as an insult. All he had to prove this speculated insult was that Ms. Kercher failed to answer any other call or text message. That reasoning is speculation also.

How did Dr. Hodges know that Ms. Kercher didn't even have one picture of Ms. Knox? The police destroyed Ms Kercher's computer trying to access it. How does he know there aren't any pictures of Ms. Knox on that computer?

"She then alluded to the way the prosecutor had used Meredith’s brief text as 'proof' of their deteriorating relationship but stated, 'I didn’t expect to be included in everything she did.'”

Hodges MD, Andrew G.. As Done Unto You: The Secret Confession of Amanda Knox (Kindle Locations 495-497). Village House Publishers. Kindle Edition.

Dr. Hodges took Ms. Knox's denial of the meaning the prosecutor gave to the text message Meredith sent her as proof that the prosecutor was right. So if she had said prosecutor was right, would that be proof that the prosecutor was wrong? No matter how Dr. Hodges tried to build the rage he speculated in Ms. Knox, it is still just fantasy.

Dr. Hodges even tried to credit the title of Ms. Knox's book, "Waiting To Be Heard" to the memory of waiting for Ms. Kercher to answer her. Like everything else about his own book, he got it backwards. Ms. Knox didn't entitle her book, "Waiting To Hear."

Regardless of why Ms. Knox left Le Chic after a "while," all that word "while" meant was that she didn't work the whole night. Dr. Hodges and Mignini are presuming how much time that was the same way the police and prosecutors assumed "See you later" meant that very night. And even if Ms. Knox did spend some time by herself, that doesn't prove that she was building up a murderous rage no matter what opinionated Mignini thought.

Why would Ms. Knox who had never had any problem living her own life no matter what others thought of her growing up, suddenly become jealous and vengeful of Ms. Kercher because Ms. Kercher's British friends didn't accept her? Ms. Knox didn't need the friendship of those aloof and reserved British girls. She had found plenty of whimsical friends like herself. If Ms. Kercher wanted to associate with other people, what difference did it make as long as Ms. Knox didn't have to endure the hostility those British girls threw her way.

Dr. Hodges speculated that Ms. Knox overheard Ms. Kercher talking to the British girls about the stange men that Ms. Knox supposedly brought to the cottage apartment. But Sophie Purton was the only one who talked to the police about these strange men. Also, Ms. Purton testified Ms. Knox and Ms. Kercher “had a good relationship” and that Ms. Purton had never heard of any fights or significant problems between them. The only three men Ms. Knox brought to the cottage apartment were, Juve whom Ms. Knox worked with at the bar, Spyros from the internet cafe, and Daniel, a cousin of one of the guys downstairs. Ms. Knox's flatmate, Laura Mezzetti, testified that these strange men were Ms. Mezzetti's friends.

Dr. Hodges neglected to mention that it was likely that Ms. Kercher made up the dinner with friends as an excuse to let Raffaele use her seat to Raffaele Sollecito so that he could sit next to Ms. Knox for the rest of the concert. It's not as though Dr. Hodges thought Ms. Kercher had not noticed Mr. Sollecito standing to the side. Dr. Hodges made a point of how Mr. Sollecito had chosen Ms. Knox over Ms. Kercher. He went on to claim that Ms. Kercher envied Ms. Knox for this.

Patrick Lumumba's claim that he was replacing Ms. Knox with Ms. Kercher as Dr. Hodges mentioned is strange since when he was arrested, Patrick Lumumba told lead investigator Edgardo Giobbi that he had never met Meredith. Patrick Lumumba's  comments about wanting to fire Ms. Knox and hire Ms. Kercher did not become public until they were published in an article of the Mail Online November 25, 2007.  He also expressed bitterness against Ms. Knox over the false arrest. Likely, Ms. Knox only thought her reduced hours were due to Patrick Lumumba's business not doing well.

Dr. Hodges didn't get his facts straight. Ms. Knox didn't talk to her flatmates about having conflicted emotions about being with Raffaele while she still had a boyfriend from home. And it wasn't on October 30th. It was before she met Raffaele, and it concerned her fling with Mirko. Ms. Kercher may have had reservations about having more than one boyfriend at a time since she had broken up with her UK boyfriend before she met Giacomo, but Dr. Hodges gave no reference how he knew that Ms. Kercher had severely criticized Ms. Knox for her infidelity. It doesn't sound like something Ms. Kercher would do especially with the words Dr. Hodges put into her mouth. And Ms. Kercher wouldn't have done it in front of others or let it appear she was judging Ms. Knox.

And there was no "bathroom brawl." Ms. Kercher politely explained to Ms. Knox that the toilet needed cleaning with a brush since flushing wasn't enough. There certainly are people with a toilet fixation, but Ms. Kercher was not one of them.

Ms. Kercher had not set Ms. Knox to be coerced by "Shaky." Ms. Kercher had still trusted him because he had been so responsible when a mutual friend had been sick. Ms. Kercher apologized for not having mentioned that Shaky had tried taking Sophie to his home on his motorscooter against her will. She then suggested that when Ms. Knox had to come home alone, she text Ms. Kercher that she was home safely so that Ms. Kercher would know.

Dr. Hodges continued speculating on nasty thoughts he put into Ms. Knox's mind concerning Ms. Kercher on the morning of November 1st. Ms. Knox did write about Ms. Kercher's fake blood from her vampire disguise for Halloween. And she did use the term "lame" that is popular to her generation to describe something boring. It's Dr. Hodges that slipped in the subtle suggestion that Ms. Knox felt crippled by the imaginary hostility he attributed to Ms. Knox because she didn't spend Halloween with Ms. Kercher. Ms. Kercher's eager description of the party she went to may virtually shout to Dr. Hodges that Ms. Kercher unconsciously realized that Amanda was dangerous, but I doubt that such a concept would have occurred to the real Meredith or the real Amanda. Dr. Hodges revealed a lot about himself with this exaggeration of the missed communications on Halloween.

Dr. Hodges continued his fake history of his hypothetical Amanda Knox considering the drowning of the supposedly sneaky two-faced Meredith Kercher. The hysterical doctor had taken what at most were misunderstandings and converted them into the ultimate betrayal for not having called Ms. Knox back.

Dr. Hodges added his own speculation that Ms. Knox was talking about betrayal when she told Mr. Sollecito it wasn't his fault that his mother felt lonely unto death after his father divorced her. Mr. Sollecito didn't say his mother had ever made him feel like he had betrayed her. And Ms. Knox didn't tell Mr. Sollecito that Ms. Kercher had betrayed Ms. Knox at any time. That's Dr. Hodges' own imagination. Also, Ms. Knox didn't say her friends thought she was lesbian when she was in high school. She just said there were people in high school who thought she was lesbian. Dr. Hodges had to make it seem like it was her friends who thought she was lesbian in order to pretend it was a betrayal.

Of course Dr. Hodges had to pretend they snorted cocaine when they had gotten back to Mr. Sollecito's apartment. There is no proof that they were using cocaine, but Dr. Hodges wanted to assert that it would make their anger worsen. Marijuana would only mellow them.

Dr. Hodges used the Japanese "manga" comic books, Mr. Sollecito's knife collection, and Ms. Knox's Harry Potter book to add color to his fantasy of the sex game he imagined Ms. Knox suggested they play with Ms. Kercher. All of this humiliation Dr. Hodges believed Ms. Knox wanted to subject Ms. Kercher to makes me wonder why Dr. Hodges is so obsessed with this ridiculous myth. Did he think it was only a class assignment for a creative writing course? Gossip is blood sport.

This is no April Fools' Day prank. This is rape, and rape is not that hard to prove. Nobody would have believed Meredith would have willingly participated in a sex game. It would have indeed been their word against her word, and who was going to disbelieve the word of a prude such as Dr. Hodges had portrayed Ms. Kercher? So is this why Dr. Hodges thought the sex game escalated to murder? This is completely over the top for a speculated humiliation Ms. Knox never experienced.

Dr. Hodges went on and on about how Ms. Knox and Mr. Sollecito taunted and terrorized Ms. Kercher, but he had only given his reasons why he would have done it in their place. He never proved why they would have done it. It was all his imagination, but he had to tie Rudy Guede into the scenario. Regardless of there being no information that they had done more than meet one time, Dr. Hodges speculated Ms. Knox having personal information about Guede's life. Who knew that Guede had made a video of himself impersonating Dracula? Did Dr. Hodges mention this because Meredith disguised herself as Dracula for Halloween? Ms. Knox never said anything about Mr. Sollecito needing a manga fetish for his love-making. Where did Dr. Hodges get that idea?

What does it say about Dr. Hodges that he speculated that Ms. Knox wanted Guede to provide the added dimension of a strange other racial terror to the taunting and humiliation Dr. Hodges dreamed up for his hypothetical Amanda Knox to torment Meredith Kercher with? How did Dr. Hodges expect rational readers to interpret his non-contextual reference to Raffaele's webpage interest in "thrilling new experiences?" Did he really think we would take that seriously?

So Dr. Hodges slid Guede into the slot that the police had forced Ms. Knox to imagine Patrick was in when they wanted her to believe she went to the murder with him. Never mind as the police were wont to ignore that that statement was false. The police and Dr. Hodges just wanted Ms. Knox to incriminate herself no matter which black man they had to use to do it.

Ironically, Dr. Hodges didn't realize that he confirmed in his fantasy that Patrick Lumumba had not told Ms. Knox that he was planning to fire her or how else would Dr. Hodges speculate she wondered that when she got the text message telling her she didn't need to come in that night?

Dr. Hodges also speculated like all guilters that the reason Ms. Knox and Mr. Raffaele turned off their cell phones was to keep their movements untraceable. It would have been more effective to just turn off the ring tone leaving the phones to be still traced to Raffaele's apartment.

Again, Dr. Hodges speculated the use of cocaine that was not in evidence, and even guilters believe only what Guede says about Ms. Knox and Mr. Sollecito what they want to believe. There is no evidence that Ms. Knox or Mr. Sollecito had anything to do with Guede.

It's nice of Dr. Hodges to actually admit his inexact scenario is only a hypothetical story, but there is no evidence proving a building of rage simmering in Ms. Knox's mind reaching a boiling point and leading to a gang assault. It's all fabricated by Dr. Hodges to establish a false guilt from which to evaluate so-called "thought prints" to prove guilt using circular logic based on the assumed guilt he claimed the evidence proved but did not.

Dr. Hodges continued to read between lines that do not even exist. Dr. Hodges claimed that Amanda initially accused Patrick Lumumba of raping Meredith, but actually, the police had forced her only to accuse him of murder. Dr. Hodges claimed that Rudy Guede described seeing a white man similar to Raffaele, but the description Guede gave over Skype is of an Italian with a different appearance from Raffaele. Dr. Hodges didn't at that point indicate what sexual assault he read between the lines for Raffaele.

Dr. Hodges promised that his analysis of the "unfinished business" of Ms. Knox's subconscious mind will uncover the entire story. But the view his celebrated "thoughtprints" give is more like the patterns we see in constellations in the sky. Stars that seem to be near each other are really astronomical distances away from each other and not even in the same plane.

As Hodges Did (03) - Predestined Murder

Chapter 3: Amanda Knox, the Raging Ringleader
As Done Unto You: The Secret Confession of Amanda Knox

Dr. Hodges ended Chapter 2 with a comment the presumed the guilt of Amanda Knox. Presumably, he was supposed to prove that guilt from what she said and wrote, but he began this analysis with that assumption instead.

"Like most murderers, Amanda Knox can’t wait to secretly confess. In the very first chapter of her 2013 memoir, she depicted a scene which explains a major source of her deeper rage, her unfinished-business rage, the primal rage that erupted in the bloody slaying of her roommate on November 1, 2007."

Hodges MD, Andrew G.. As Done Unto You: The Secret Confession of Amanda Knox (Kindle Locations 767-769). Village House Publishers. Kindle Edition.

Since Dr. Hodges had further contaminated his logic by assuming Amanda Knox is like most murderers," what difference did it make what his analysis of Ms. Knox's first chapter make? Dr. Hodges instead wanted to establish the existence of a "primal rage" he claimed caused Ms. Knox to kill Meredith Kercher.

"Early in her memoir, Amanda ponders the lasting effects of her parents’ divorce and all that it entailed, admitting that she consciously failed to grasp its full impact on her."

Hodges MD, Andrew G.. As Done Unto You: The Secret Confession of Amanda Knox (Kindle Locations 791-793). Village House Publishers. Kindle Edition.

Dr. Hodges wanted to use the divorce to distract us from his circular logic by asserting it was the reason that Ms. Knox developed a rage causing her to kill Meredith Kercher. Dr. Hodges also speculated that Ms. Knox was enraged because she had been conceived out of wedlock. Too many children have been conceived out of wedlock. Why was Ms. Knox different from the others? Why did it matter that she didn't mention something she didn't remember anything about anyhow? It matters to Dr. Hodges a lot more than it mattered to Ms. Knox.

"In her memoir she connects these key ideas: I am leaving for Italy in a short time. My father left me and the family after a short time when I was one and my sister was on the way. She implies that her trip far away across the ocean by herself for an extended ten-month period was certain to stir up memories of the divorce and a major separation issue in her life."

Hodges MD, Andrew G.. As Done Unto You: The Secret Confession of Amanda Knox (Kindle Locations 786-789). Village House Publishers. Kindle Edition.

Ms. Knox had no memories of the divorce of her parents that occurred when she was only one year old. This memory Dr. Hodges alleged is certainly one of his lies. In twisting his opinions into the narative of Ms. Knox's life, Dr. Hodges is deliberately trying to portray his fiction as the truth.

One of those pieces of fiction was that Ms. Knox said she had a fair trial. What she actually answered the politician who asked her was that her lawyers did a good job.

"Experienced police detectives well know how guilty perpetrators who have dodged prosecution and punishment still live in a secret 'prison of the mind.' Their deeper moral compass eats at them daily.
Already in her memoir Amanda hints at what was behind the murder of her roommate."

Hodges MD, Andrew G.. As Done Unto You: The Secret Confession of Amanda Knox (Kindle Locations 835-836, 840-841). Village House Publishers. Kindle Edition.

Dr. Hodges again asserted Ms. Knox's secret impulse to confess. He used the common expectation that a criminal will be consumed by his or her guilt to plant the expectation that Ms. Knox had been leaving clues to her guilt in her memoir. There is also the common expectation that criminals only regret getting caught. Many criminal are quite capable of rationalizing their legal defects. Actually, most people are quite capable of rationalizing harm they do to other people. Dr. Hodges would have his own reasons for criticizing Ms. Knox for defending herself.

"Around age 14, Amanda quit visiting her father every other weekend after she and her sister Deanna were moved from a bedroom on their visits to a pull-out couch in the living room. Rather than put up with such slapdash accommodations, Amanda made up excuses for avoiding the visits. Although the demotion to the living room was apparently on behalf of her younger half-sisters, Amanda never expressed her hurt feelings or anger at her father."

Hodges MD, Andrew G.. As Done Unto You: The Secret Confession of Amanda Knox (Kindle Locations 870-873). Village House Publishers. Kindle Edition.

Dr. Hodges only speculated Ms. Knox's hurt feelings or anger over the pull-out couch bed. There's nothing wrong with that sort of accommodation which I have used myself. Dr. Hodges just needed an excuse for the rage he was constructing out of thin air.

"One dormitory friend said they all liked to smoke pot and 'get trashed on the weekends,' but Amanda 'really used drink and drugs,' not just to get high, but 'It was like she wanted to get away from herself as if… she could only cope with by getting wasted.'”

Hodges MD, Andrew G.. As Done Unto You: The Secret Confession of Amanda Knox (Kindle Location 881-883). Village House Publishers. Kindle Edition.

If Ms. Knox were really as out of control using marijuana and alcohol as Dr. Hodges portrayed her, how did she get the good grades she did? This account simply doesn't add up. Did Dr. Hodges check out his informant? Maybe that person was jealous of Ms. Knox.

"For sure she was much more sexually experienced and 'liberated' in Seattle than she later claimed. You don’t get as out front as Amanda was in Italy about sex without having had significant prior sexual experience."

Hodges MD, Andrew G.. As Done Unto You: The Secret Confession of Amanda Knox (Kindle Locations 895-896). Village House Publishers. Kindle Edition.

Dr. Hodges admitted that John Follain reported that well into college, Ms. Knox was naive about intimate relationships compared to her female classmates. He still had to insinuate that she was oversexed in Seattle since it would later have a lot of kinky things to say about her sex. Actually, he had to exaggerate her sex life in Italy also. Her relationship with Mr. Sollecito was intense, but Mirko's kiss-and-tell was fantasy.

"She had no absolute need to tell the whole truth and, on some level, she knew police would eventually read her diary. As we will see, she blatantly left one name off her list, a young Italian she would later call 'Cristiano.'”

Hodges MD, Andrew G.. As Done Unto You: The Secret Confession of Amanda Knox (Kindle Locations 904-903-905). Village House Publishers. Kindle Edition.

Ms. Knox never said anywhere that she had sexual relations with Cristiano/Frederico. In her book she said they didn't go beyond kissing and fondling because they didn't have a condom. Guilters are skeptical, but since Dr. Hodges had just mentioned Ms. Knox's comfort in talking about condoms, he cannot deny she was used to using them.

"This was deeply embedded, unforgiving rage. Her parents’ behavior had taught her: We don’t speak and acknowledge each other. We do not even give each other a passing glance. And we do not look each other in the eye and speak. It was passive-aggressive anger at its finest."

Hodges MD, Andrew G.. As Done Unto You: The Secret Confession of Amanda Knox (Kindle Locations 919-921). Village House Publishers. Kindle Edition.

Dr. Hodges made it sound as though the rage he speculated existing between Curt and Edda was embedded in Ms. Knox by their example. And actually, it was Dr. Hodges who had speculated that they exhibited this behavior simply because they were divorced. It never occurred to Dr. Hodges that Curt's and Edda's only common interests were Amanda and Deanna. The lack of communication between them didn't have to be from rage as much as indifference. Indifference rather than rage has more to do with her expectation that casual sex was more adult and mature than romantic sex.

"Their silence effectively trumped their supportive stances. But Amanda did learn to put a good face forward regarding all these underlying passions. It was an angel face, but it was also an angry, bitter, wounded face like the ones her parents modeled."

Hodges MD, Andrew G.. As Done Unto You: The Secret Confession of Amanda Knox (Kindle Location 933-935). Village House Publishers. Kindle Edition.

Even though Curt and Edda had houses close enough for their daughters to walk back and forth, Dr. Hodges imagined his fantasy that it was only a denial of anger which disguised itself in passive-aggressive ways. Dr. Hodges constructed this fantasy to claim it infected Amanda Knox, but he failed to mention that Deanna Knox was not affected.

"By their stone-walled silence, Amanda’s parents communicated a ton of emotions through projective identification. Deep down she would have felt it all unknowingly as it became an intrinsic part of her coping style. So Amanda frequently resorted to 'making others feel what she did unconsciously.'”

Hodges MD, Andrew G.. As Done Unto You: The Secret Confession of Amanda Knox (Kindle Locations 941-943). Village House Publishers. Kindle Edition.

Dr. Hodges made Ms. Knox's awkward social ignorance into a subconscious attack on others. Supposedly she dropped these emotional bombs as fallout from the rage she got from her parents. Did he get this idea from watching "Bones" on television?

It's interesting that Dr. Hodges claimed that Ms. Knox had accomplices in her April Fool's Day prank. Was he trying to establish a better connection to the prosecutor's claim she was an accomplice of Rudy Guede. It sounds like a thought print on him.

What court records did Dr. Hodges refer to in the noise citation? Misdemeanors don't require a court appearance. You just pay the fine. The policeman who responded to the disturbance of the peace call only noted the noise violation and rocks in the street. He didn't report the riotous orgy that some people claimed. What was the "criminal" behavior in a misdemeanor for a noise violation? That's what Dr. Hodges made of the event.

"The trip to Italy was certain to trigger the powerful abandonment and separation anxiety enmeshed in the family dynamic, the secret pain and rage that haunted her parents. Her parents, including her step-father, suggest that as she headed toward Perugia they had realized— somewhere in the back of their minds— that Amanda was a walking time-bomb."

Hodges MD, Andrew G.. As Done Unto You: The Secret Confession of Amanda Knox (Kindle Locations 1002-1004). Village House Publishers. Kindle Edition.

What was Dr. Hodges talking about? Amanda's stepfather and the rest of her family were concerned about what could happen to Amanda because of her naive mentality. They were not concerned about what she might do to someone else. There was no secret pain and rage in her parents that made Amanda Knox into a walking time-bomb. It wasn't Ms. Knox's fault that the police and prosecutor saw her as an easy target for making names for themselves. They did get awards for this wrongful case against Ms. Knox and through her against Mr. Sollecito.

"On top of this Perugia was known for its raucous partying and free-wheeling drug use among foreign students. Had Amanda selected the school for reasons other than learning?"

Hodges MD, Andrew G.. As Done Unto You: The Secret Confession of Amanda Knox (Kindle Locations 1018-1019). Village House Publishers. Kindle Edition.

Ms. Knox had focused on the narrow parameters of her desire to experience Italy while studying the Italian language. She was so concentrated on what she wanted that she didn't even find that there was the larger University of Perugia there also. It was unlikely that the travel brochures available from the schools or the equivalent of the chamber of commerce would publicize the availability of illegal drugs. So that was not likely to have been a factor in Ms. Knox's choice of schools.

I am a red-blooded American male although somewhat deteriorated by age, but I suspect there is a lot more to Amanda Knox than sex. I'm not too certain that Dr. Hodges can carry on a normal conversation about Ms. Knox without talking about sex. Did he think he could accuse Ms. Knox of murder because she is not innocent of sex?

Even in the first of three pictures Dr. Hodges presented to prove behavior messages, he claimed that the Peace Symbol Ms. Knox flashed was the image of a woman's spread legs. Did Dr. Hodges establish what Ms. Knox thought the Peace Sign meant or what it meant to Dr. Hodges?

As for "decoding paintings and sculptures," I remember the boredom of having to memorize the sex lives of Spanish writers. Did that influence their writing, or was their soap-opera writing favored by the public who already lived that way? I have to wonder what motivated Dr. Hodges along these lines.

Dr. Hodges clearly had an extreme interest in the symbols he saw in this innocuous picture with five guys at a beer party. I wonder what Dr. Hodges really saw in that "white top" that so much resembles a wedding dress. How did he get a "Playboy bunny" top out of that? Was it personal experience with Playboy bunnies that made him think of their playful ears when he saw Ms. Knox's Peace Symbol? From what I've read about them, Playboy bunnies were so chaste that they were not allowed to bend over to serve food and drinks. Nor were they allowed to date. Is this the body language that Dr. Hodges was talking about?

Dr. Hodges' reference to scissors is even more absurd, but it has to be remembered that to some men, a woman is already a sexual reference. It matters not what she does, it's somehow sexual to Dr. Hodges.

"All in all she conveys a mixture of unbridled primitive sexuality and aggression and a secret desperate need."

Hodges MD, Andrew G.. As Done Unto You: The Secret Confession of Amanda Knox (Kindle Location 1155). Village House Publishers. Kindle Edition.

Dr. Hodges titled the second photo of Ms. Knox that he had appropriated to prove his point, "Addicted to Love." He called it a self-portrait, but then admitted that Amanda's sister, Deanna took the picture. Dr. Hodges again revealed more about his sexual expectations with his interpretation of this picture than he did about Amanda Knox's inner thoughts. After all, it was Deanna who took the picture. So how could Amanda have even known that only part of her left leg would be showing? The Amanda Knox in this photo is an attractive woman, but I wouldn't say she was oozing seductiveness. It's Dr. Hodges who oozed with erotic definitions of what he saw in that picture. Also, I doubt that Ms. Knox would have the foggiest notion of what Dr. Hodges is talking about concerning the stoic dancers of the singer Robert Palmer. I'm probably older than Dr. Hodges and I don't know why those dancers mean anything either.

"Yet she has found a way out— her seductiveness enables her to shift roles. Instead of being choked, she will become the choker. She will deliver the controlling kiss, and then she’ll possess her victim for the moment, a victim who can’t be saved. It all comes down to whoever has the power of the kiss."

Hodges MD, Andrew G.. As Done Unto You: The Secret Confession of Amanda Knox (Kindle Locations 1259-1261). Village House Publishers. Kindle Edition.

Is Dr. Hodges even talking about Amanda Knox at all? His intimate knowledge of criminal behavior suggests that he was involved in more than analysis. He was construcing a hypothetical Amanda Knox with the rage he was prescribing for her. His decidedly darker turn in trying to pin Guede's crime on Amanda Knox didn't do anything to overcome the circular logic he used to analyze her guilt from her guilt.

In his "Annie get your gun" photo, Dr. Hodges completely outdid his previous obsession with sex. He came to the conclusion that Ms. Knox aimed the phalic symbol of a machine gun at her feminine symbol of her handbag and assumed she envisioned herself on the verge of being blasted into smithereens. Along the way, Dr. Hodges brought in a number of other images including the vampire he had previously employed.

"And she is furious about it— and deeply needs to retaliate. Dropping to her knees Amanda also suggests how suddenly she can get lowdown and deliver unexpectedly violent blows. Fatal blows delivered while wallowing on the floor."

Hodges MD, Andrew G.. As Done Unto You: The Secret Confession of Amanda Knox (Kindle Locations 1322-1323). Village House Publishers. Kindle Edition.

Of course Ms. Knox was laughing when this picture was taken. It really was a lark for her instead of the strangely dark image Dr. Hodges saw.

"Her super-intel chooses this key moment to speak symbolically in the language of “jest”— both in action (dropping to the floor and grabbing a gun) and word (“ Nazi”). To verify the message she ties unconscious body language to unconscious verbal language. In this way, she demonstrates how the deeper mind works."

Hodges MD, Andrew G.. As Done Unto You: The Secret Confession of Amanda Knox (Kindle Locations 1333-1335). Village House Publishers. Kindle Edition.

All I see is how Dr. Hodges' mind works. It's his fantasy. It's his hypothetical Amanda Knox.

"In her book, Angel Face, author Barbie Nadeau writes, 'Consensual sex is not a crime. So Amanda’s promiscuity has little bearing on the murder itself.'[ 38] But if we read her promiscuity as symbolic of disguised anger, then that’s another matter altogether."

Hodges MD, Andrew G.. As Done Unto You: The Secret Confession of Amanda Knox (Kindle Locations 1452-1455). Village House Publishers. Kindle Edition.

Here, Dr. Hodges planted another suspicion that anger was the reason Ms. Knox may have killed Ms. Kercher. He had already demonstrated her expectation that casual sex was mature and adult. It was an illusion which Dr. Hodges probably didn't intend to disclose about Ms. Knox, but it's there anyhow. There was no rage required.

"...Amanda emphasized that she still suffered from childhood wounds and resulting feelings of inadequacy. Her audacious sexuality, ostensibly “adult” activity, covered up for a severely wounded inner child."

Hodges MD, Andrew G.. As Done Unto You: The Secret Confession of Amanda Knox (Kindle Locations 1466-1468). Village House Publishers. Kindle Edition.

This is still Dr. Hodges' fantasy to set the stage for the rage of his hypothetical Amanda Knox. There is no evidence of the inner wounds Dr. Hodges created out of thin air.

"Right off Sophie sensed that Amanda was jealous of her. Pisco, the owner of the Merlin pub, was fond of Sophie, and Amanda was not used to sharing the spotlight. Amanda was about competition and power— clearly a cover for her pain."

Hodges MD, Andrew G.. As Done Unto You: The Secret Confession of Amanda Knox (Kindle Locations 1495-1497). Village House Publishers. Kindle Edition.

All that Ms. Knox had said to Sophie was that Sophie was popular with the guys. Sophie only guessed that Ms. Knox was talking about Pisco, and Sophie only thought there was a hint of jealousy in what Ms. Knox said. But Dr. Hodges jumped to the conclusion that Ms. Knox could not share attention and used her competitiveness and dubious power as a cover for the pain Dr. Hodges kept insisting she had.

Actually, Meredith didn't say what she may have had a quarrel with Amanda over. Ms. Knox's failure to comply with her duties on the clean-up calendar may indicate a lot of things such as forgetfulness or pressure from other things. Dr. Hodges may consider it disrespect, but he hadn't proved that much less disguised anger. It could very well be that Ms. Knox was easily distracted.

Ms. Knox hadn't made any promises of fidelity to Mr. Sollecito. That is probably the main bias against her. It was all right for men to flirt with lots of women, but Italians don't like it when women do the same thing.

If Ms. Knox were really guilty and wanted to blame someone else to direct attention away from herself, why wouldn't she have accused someone other than Patrick Lumumba who would more likely be accepted as the killer. She could have blamed Guede or some other drug dealer that guilters accuse her of getting her drugs from. That's not to say Ms. Knox got drugs from these drug dealers, but since Dr. Hodges would claim they are so prevalent, why would Ms. Knox have used the innocent Patrick Lumumba to blame instead of these other guys who could be believed to have killed Meredith?

Why were there no witnesses that could testify that Patrick Lumumba was dissatisfied with Ms. Knox's work and was planning to fire her to hire Ms. Kercher? What behavior suggested that she was secretly furious with Patrick over her supposed demotion and possible firing? Was it the accusations the police forced her to sign which she immediately called unreal and unreliable that Dr. Hodges is calling her suspicious behavior?

So Dr. Hodges thought Ms. Kercher snubbed Ms. Knox by going to a dinner without inviting Ms. Knox? How did Dr. Hodges expect Ms. Kercher to invite Ms. Knox to the dinner at the home of someone else? Why would Ms. Knox even want to be invited to dinner with Meredith's friends since they were so snobbish against her? Besides, it is possible that Ms. Kercher had seen Mr. Sollecito's interest in Ms. Knox and left early to give Mr. Sollecito a chance to meet Ms. Knox.

What reasons did Dr. Hodges give that the relationship between Ms. Knox and Mr. Sollecito was unhealthy? What did Dr. Hodges even mean by calling it "symbiotic?" Isn't marriage a symbiotic relationship? Did Dr. Hodges mean that the relationship was dysfunctional because they were having so much sex?

Mr. Sollecito had had a problem with cocaine sometime before, but there is no proof that he had gone back to using cocaine. The police took blood and hair follicle samples of both Ms. Knox and Mr. Sollecito as soon as they were arrested. The only results was a trace of marijuana. Ms. Knox and Mr. Sollecito were not on the cocaine rollercoaster Dr. Hodges imagined they were on. Dr. Hodges seemed a bit dizzy with all that imagining. Was he on the rollercoaster instead?

Dr. Hodges claimed that Ms. Knox had told her roommates that she was depressed for deceiving her boyfriend, D.J., by sleeping with Raffaele. He cited John Follain's book, but Mr. Follain did not write this. Ms. Knox had expressed concern over this issue when she had had sex with Mirko. Dr. Hodges went on to criticize Ms. Knox for betraying Raffaele by sleeping with Daniel (Bobby.) This is not true. She had already had her one night stand with Bobby before meeting Mr. Sollecito. What's really peculiar is how Dr. Hodges thought she could have had another night with Daniel when he also claimed she was having non-stop sex with Raffaele.

Of course Dr. Hodges ignored that Ms. Knox had made it clear to D.J. that she was not promising fidelity to him. And she had refused to marry Raffaele.

How was Ms. Kercher's leaving the concert during intermission a symbol of acute separation for Ms. Knox that she would not have noticed consciously? How was she to notice it at all when that very moment Mr. Sollecito came into her life day and night for a week? Dr. Hodges was still exaggerating the rift he manufactured between Ms. Knox and Ms. Kercher, but even if it were there, why would Ms. Knox even have had time to think about it consciously or subconsciously?

Ms. Knox had begun to see that her casual sex campaign was not as satisfying as she expected. She wrote about feeling something missing after her trysts with Mirko and Daniel (Bobby.) Her remark about Raffaele being the "tether" she needed was her first inclination toward a committed relationship. She didn't have time before being arrested to develop such a relationship with Mr. Sollecito.

Dr. Hodges indeed has a kinky mind to assert that Mr. Sollecito was a clear substitute for Ms. Kercher in Ms. Knox's mind. How did he come to that conclusion? Ms. Knox never said she was Lesbian or Bisexual. She just said that people at her high school thought she was Lesbian.

Dr. Hodges was mistaken. Ms. Knox's short story "Baby Brother" is not about Ms. Knox's sex being disguised rage. She was writing a realistic story about an older brother confronting his younger brother concerning a sexual encounter the younger brother didn't even allow the girl to have the opportunity of refusing. Did Dr. Hodges mistake the younger brother's equating sex with power and dominance with Ms. Knox's attitude toward sex? Dr. Hodges was maliciously planting the seeds for speculating that Ms. Knox would use that hypothetical attitude against Ms. Kercher.

Dr. Hodges himself commented that Ms. Knox's mind allowed her to write on whatever subject she wanted to, but he assumed that it was repressed rage that directed her to write this story. What was Dr. Hodges saying about the instructor who assigned writing a dark story? What was Dr. Hodges saying about himself because of his assumptions?

 What was Ms. Knox confessing in the nickname chosen for her by her teammates? What did Dr. Hodges confess to in choosing an alternate vicious description for what the nickname could mean instead of the one Ms. Knox said? Did Dr. Hodges deny that soccer is a blood sport? How did he single Ms. Knox out from her teammates who are equally competitive? How did Dr. Hodges jump from gaining control of the soccer ball to stealing Meredith's rent money? If he was going to accuse Ms. Knox of killing Ms. Kercher, why not present something besides word games? Is the gaming of word all that Dr. Hodges has going for him?

All Dr. Hodges had done in Chapter 3 is set the stage with words that he thinks predestines Ms. Knox into murdering Ms. Kercher. He had gradually introduced the vocabulary he intended to use for creating the illusion that the hypothetical subconscious of his hypothetical Amanda Knox would confess to the crimes he will conceive of her doing. It's still all in his head alone.