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.