There are other "episodes" in this "series," but this one should be a good representation of how biased these bloggers are.
What good is evidence if it would have been there whether the crime were committed or not. Amanda Knox saying her DNA would have been in the cottage whether or not she were there during the murder doesn't contradict that her DNA was not found in Meredith's room.
Examples of how all evidence was cleaned from other crime scenes does not explain how evidence specific to Amanda Knox or Raffaele Sollecito were identified and cleaned up without disturbing evidence of Rudy Guede. Even if they had done that, where is the evidence of a clean up? Bleach and other cleansers that could have remeved DNA would have left residue that would have been detected by Luminol.
It was thread and not a hair that was found in Meredith's hand. Originally, the police thought that thread was hair from a black man. So they didn't even mistake it for a blond hair. The evidence list doesn't show that blond hair was found in Meredith's room.
Where is the evidence that Amanda Knox and nobody else rearranged Meredith's body after her death if that's what happened? It's an opinion that Amanda Knox did that to throw suspicion on a man. That opinion depends on the assumption she killed Meredith and cannot be used to prove she killed Meredith.
Since the police originally thought a black man was involved with the murder because of the thread they mistook for hair of a black man found in Meredith's hand, the police were the ones who put Patrick into Amanda Knox's mind in order to have a black man to connect her to the murder.
The assumption that it was not a burglary because big items like a computer were not taken doesn't prove it wasn't a burglary until it became a murder. Guede probably threw away the cell phones when he realized he couldn't hide them as easily as the cash and credit cards. But why would he want to carry away anything that could link him to the murder?
There was evidence of semen on the pillow found under Meredith's posterior portion, but the judge refused to have it tested to prove it.
It's a bit ridiculous to downplay Guede's DNA being found inside Meredith's body because it was from skin cells. There is no evidence proving which part of his body those skin cells came from, and regardless of that, his skin cell DNA had no business being inside her anyhow.
Raffaele would have known from Amanda's experience with the investigators that the police were obsessed with Meredith's bottle of Vaseline. Of course he would think the police found Vaseline on Meredith's body.
Where did this idea that Vasiline could destroy DNA come from? Never heard that before. The police were obsessed with Vaseline because of its use in sex.
Why would Raffaele's DNA be expected on the bra clasp when the bra strap was cut instead of unfastened? He wouldn't have touched it. Where is the evidence that Amanda's DNA was found on the bra clasp? Regardless of this myth of a defense expert being fired for refusing to leave that information out, the judge had control of what evidence was tested and reported. The defense were not permitted to conduct their own testing.
If Amanda's DNA were found on the bra clasp, the prosecution would have knowledge of it and would certainly have presented it as evidence whether the defense liked it or not.
The notion of a clean up involves ignoring the hallway and all but the doorway of Meredith's room, but supposedly a complete scrubbing of the rest of the cottage that eliminated all of Amanda's fingerprints. Why would Amanda and Raffaele clean parts of the cottage that had nothing to do with the murder?
The blood in the footprint on the bathmat was diluted, but the pictures of the rest of the blood doesn't show it being diluted at all. There are no blurred edges of the blood stains to indicate that anyone tried to wash them away.
What does it mean to call Raffaele's apartment a crime scene? The police investigated his apartment, but what crime did they find there? The same is true of his car and the downstairs apartment at the cottage although perhaps the police were lying about the blood in that downstairs apartment being from a cat.
Meredith's room is certainly the prime crime scene since that was were Meredith was murdered. Evidence found there has more significance than Amanda's and Raffaele's DNA found elsewhere in the cottage since there is no way to prove when Amanda's and Raffaele's DNA got into the rest of the cottage. Even though the rest of the cottage was investigated as the crime scene, evidence of Amanda and Raffaele being in the rest of the cottage has no significance since it would have been found there anyhow.
Amanda did have Raffaele try to break in Meredith's door before the police arrived. The Postal Police said there was evidence of Raffaele's attempt. Amanda's emotional breakdown concerning the cottage didn't occur until the police brought her back to the cottage during the investigation. Her grief over her friend's death was mistaken as guilt for the murder.
What's confusing about Meredith's murder? Guede broke through a window as he had done in the past for a robbery when decided to use the toilet. He surprised Meredith coming home since she couldn't see him in the front bathroom. He wanted to rape her but fatally stabbed her while trying to subdue her. She smothered on her own blood while he tried to violate her. He ejaculated on the pillow below her posterior portion, but of course the prosecutor didn't want that semen to be proved to be his since he was trying to link Amanda to the crime. Guede realized Meredith was dying and got towels out of the bathroom to try to stop her bleeding. Afterward, he locked her door to prevent the discovery of her body while he decided what to do, and he left by the front door.
The bare footprints found in the hall, Filomena's room, and Amanda's room were not in blood. Not all of the footprints had both Meredith's and Amanda's DNA or any DNA at all. There is no proof these footprints were Amanda's, and there is no proof as to when they got where they are. The footprints could very well be of either Filomena or Laura left behind in the bleach used in a spot-cleaning.
This had to be a spot-cleaning use of bleach since wherever the bleach was used would have been illuminated by the Luminol used to find the bare footprint.
What is the value of delaying the discovery of the body? Guede would have had a reason to delay discovery of the body while he was fleeing the country, but Amanda and Raffaele went nowhere. In fact Amanda went to the cottage for personal reasons and then brought Raffaele back with her when she was disturbed by what she found.
Massei argued that Amanda and Raffaele decided they were going to be interviewed by the police anyhow so that they may as well be at the cottage when the police showed up. But that makes no sense if they also wanted to delay discovery of the body.
If Amanda and Raffaele cleaned up most of Guede's shoe prints leaving the cottage, why wouldn't the Luminol have shown those shoe prints overlaid by the bleach or other cleanser that would also have reacted with Luminol? And why would Amanda and Raffaele only clean the heel of the footprint on the bathmat, but leave the footprint on the bathmat without even trying to rinse it out?
And since the bathmat was not a smooth sheet of paper, how can anyone be sure how big the foot was that left that print? The blood that formed that print probably spread out beyond the foot that pressed it into the fabric.
If Amanda's alleged PR to influence the public should be investigated, then so too should the negative PR put out by those advocating her guilt should be investigated for how it influences the public. There was an awful lot of fake news put out to discredit Amanda.
It would have been more instructive for the bloggers to identify and explain the deficiencies of the law enforcement experts they claimed should not have commented on the case against Amanda and Raffaele. Simply making accusations that these experts didn't know this case only calls into question the reliability of what the bloggers are saying.
There is no proof that two knives were used in killing Meredith. The assertion that there were two knives was brought in by the prosecution to create the possibility that Amanda was holding one of them. Originally the medical examiner specified only one knife was used and it was a small knife like the imprint on the sheet showed. The medical examiner also admitted that any pointed knife with one blade was compatible with the wounds, but the heft marks left beside the neck wounds precludes a knife as long as the kitchen knife could have made wounds with less depth than its length.
If there really were three conspirators perpetrating the attack on Meredith, why were so many wounds necessary? Meredith would have been quickly subdued without her having a chance to resist as the blood smears in her room indicate. There would have been no necessity to intimidate her with knife cuts. The abundance of wounds point to a single attacker who relied on pain to subdue Meredith rather than brute force.
Prof. Durshowitz seems to think that anything entered as evidence must prove something. That's just not true. The prosecution under the inquisitorial form of justice that Italy entered anything and everything it wants including the kitchen sink. But under that same inquisitorial system, the defense can enter nothing. In particular, the defense could not get a puddle of semen found directly under Meredith's posterier portion analyzed to prove it was semen and whose it was.
And even though the Supreme Court said the 1:45 and 5:45 statements could not be used as evidence in the murder trial, Prof. Durshowitz cites them as evidence that Amanda participated in the murder.
Regardless of salacious examples of how alleged PR campaigns have created havoc elsewhere, the mere suspicion of available money does not prove that malicious PR activity occurred to support Amanda and Raffaele in the Italian courts or the court of public opinion. The assumption that justice has been perverted is not proof of PR mischief either.
It should be noted that if Amanda Knox or Raffaele Sollecito can be proved to have achieved acquittal through breaking the law, their acquittals could be overturned and they could be retried as though there had been no trial to make it double jeopardy. However, such action cannot be expected simply because some people think their acquittal had to be illegal.
However astronomical the bloggers think the DNA result of Meredith's DNA on the kitchen knife blade being false is, the fact still remains that Stefanoni cheated to get that result. The chance of a false result went up astronomically with the over-enlargement of the sample she did. The result is legally and scientifically unreliable as evidence.
The following is the exchange of comments between me and the participants of the podcast starting with my initial comment below the podcast.
Lisa Wilson and Nick van der Leek didn't really respond to my challenge of their facts. They instead focused on attacking me for my sincerity and professionalism. I never expected them to take me seriously anyhow, but it is interesting how they evaded admitting they were wrong.