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Wednesday, April 26, 2017

Soletrader4u's Facts Void of Relevance

https://twitter.com/Soletrader4u/status/856908177740365824

Amanda's DNA could be expected in the small bathroom. The bloody footprint with a second toe where Guede's would have been should never have been there. Even if you don't think that bloody footprint on the bathmat was Guede's, he did say he got towels from that bathroom to use attempting to stop Meredith's bleeding. Maybe he was lying, but someone did get those towels and attempt to stop her bleeding.

The investigators only took five samples from Filomena's room. They didn't continue looking after they found Amanda's footprint and DNA. Traces of Guede may have been there but not collected.

If the window in Filomena's room had been opened so that it could have been broken from within the room, the broken glass would not have sprayed across the room the way it did.

Filomena also said that broken glass was under the clothes on the floor. Also, there no way to prove how the bag of clothes toppled over scattering those clothes. Regardless of the opinion of the Postal Police, those clothes could have been on the floor without anyone doing anything. They didn't come from the shelves of the cabinet.

It was the bra clasp in particular and not undergarments in general, but it really doesn't matter that Raffaele's DNA was found on the bra clasp since protocols to prevent dust contamination were not used during collection. Also, the presence of DNA from men other than Raffaele indicates that contamination occurred.

Why couldn't Amanda and Raffaele have continued sleeping after putting the music on? The same thing goes for going back to sleep after turning the phones back on. They were still sleeping until at least 10:00 AM.

Amanda was probably remembering some other time she used the bath mat to shuffle to her room. It's unreasonable to expect perfect memory. In fact a guilty person would have made sure to have a completely perfect story and say it every time. Amanda still left the footprints after taking her shower and not during the murder.

Amanda also rang that phone 4 seconds after ringing it 3 seconds. 16 seconds was plenty of time for waiting for an answer. It's not like Amanda knew Meredith couldn't call back. Normally, we expect someone we try to call to call back on a missed call.

Why would Amanda call her mother about the body before it was discovered? That makes no sense. Amanda first called her mother because she was spooked by the unflushed toilet. She thought there was an intruder.

What is the significance in Raffaele telling the police nothing was stolen when the first thing the Postal Police noticed was that none of the valuable items had been taken? Raffaele didn't know that the two cell phones, two credit cards, and the rent money had been taken. So he was not correct in assuming that nothing had been stolen.

Amanda may have gotten a 24 to 27 hour reprieve from the police on Nov. 4th and 5th, but they still detained her for 53 hours during the four days after the murder. She still had not recovered from the sleepless nights the police had already put her through before going with Raffaele to the police station on Nov. 5th.

It's an assumption that Guede's footprints leading out of Meredith's room and out the front door was the last time he was in the cottage. He said he got towels from the small bathroom to try to stop Meredith's bleeding. So why weren't his footprints going there also? Why would someone clean away those footprints but not the ones leading out of the cottage? Was Guede trying to stage his footprints so that it would look like he could not have locked the door behind him? If Amanda and Raffaele would be accused of a clean-up, why wouldn't Guede think of the same thing?

Nowhere in their testimony did Professor Conti or Professor Vecchiotti say that a week between tests would rule out contamination. If the implication of this assertion is that the DNA would decompose in a week, how did the DNA contaminating the bra clasp last for 46 days?

Sunday, April 23, 2017

The Irrelevant Notion of Multiple Attackers

http://themurderofmeredithkercher.com/Multiple_Attackers

The main silliness over the multiple attacker theory is that it had anything to do with Amanda and Raffaele. If the court convicting Guede wants to fantasize over Guede having accomplices to help him in his crimes against Meredith Kercher, it's the courts who have to answer why there are no accomplices that he merely participated with. It's not up to Amanda and Raffaele to find these fictitious accomplices to prove their innocence.

But it was assumed from the beginning that Guede would be excused from much of his responsibility for what he did to Meredith by sharing his guilt so that there would be plenty to blame Amanda and Raffaele with.

There were 47 cuts and bruises on Meredith's body. That probably included the grievous wounds to her neck, but supposedly there was a lack of "defensive wounds." It was assumed that a healthy person like Meredith with a little training in martial arts would have put up more of a fight against her assailant. How much fight would anyone put up with a knife to her throat? Of course that intimidation must not have worked and her struggle may have actually pushed the blade into her neck. At any rate, it's hard to say there weren't enough defensive wounds with those three in her neck.

Supposedly the multiple assailant theory is bolstered by there having been two knives used, except that the medical examiner originally only talked about one knife which didn't look like Raffaele's kitchen knife. And it was ruled that Guede didn't handle either knife although when he was arrested, he had cuts to his hand consistent with having a knife slip while using it against someone. Of course it was deemed important that others handle the knife to implicate Amanda and Raffaele. So signs of restraint were discerned for Guede merely to have held Meredith down while others attacked her.

Guede was the first to claim it was someone else, but at first he claimed it was an unidentified man who did the killing. Guede didn't decide Amanda and Raffaele were there until during his appeal. Guede's claims are certainly self-serving, but so are those of the judges and prosecutors who wanted to pave the way for accusing Amanda and Raffaele.

Mignini used Nara Capezzali's testimony to establish the time of death at a time more convenient to his case. The medical examiner originally estimated an earlier time, and Mignini himself got in the way of the more accurate test for time of death by ordering the medical examiner not to obtain body temperature until it was too late to use.

There really is not clear time of death. So assuming Mrs. Capezzali heard two people running at the time of death is not proved at all. Besides, it wasn't even proved that Mrs. Capezzali actually heard what she thought she heard. Her daughter didn't hear it, and her daughter had better hearing.

Silly Disputes Over Alibis

http://themurderofmeredithkercher.com/Raffaele_Sollecito%27s_Alibi

A peculiarity of what guilters mean by alibi is that it seems to be any detail of what Raffaele said he did during the days leading up to and including the murder. A simpler definition is anything that proves you were somewhere else.

So, why is it significant that Raffaele had not told police that before being at his apartment all night, he and Amanda had gone to a party? None that I can see.

TMMK considered the coerced statement of Nov. 5-6th to be a completely new alibi. How is it an alibi when it has him saying Amanda was away for the crucial hours when the murder took place? And what difference does it make that he said they slept until 10:30 AM?

What was the rubbish that Amanda supposedly convinced him of? He didn't say in the coerced statement the police had him sign. He later recanted the part about her leaving for work before they got back to his apartment and not returning until 1:00 AM. He said they had not talked about this during the interrogation, and that he was not aware of it being in the statement.

Undoubtedly this caused Amanda confusion when the police told her he had withdrawn his alibi for her, but she changed her story because the police kept harassing her about being at the murder, knowing who the murderer was, and asking what she and Patrick did when they got there.

The Matteini declaration that he was at his apartment but not sure where Amanda was indicates the confusion caused by the interrogation. It is hardly an alibi for Amanda if he cannot remember if she went out or not, but if she really had gone out, it would not be an alibi for either of them. What Raffaele said before Matteini sounds more like he was trying to avoid saying something that would be taken for a lie. Afterall, he could not be aware of Amanda's presense while he was asleep. That's how silly this is.

The details of how he spent that evening are hardly important to his being at home. Few of us can remember the exact order of events from a week ago even if we know where we had been.

That he didn't testify at the trial is not the same as denying Amanda an alibi. Returning to his original statements of being with Amanda all night is not a new story at all.

It's not true that Raffaele wrote in his book that he was uncertain whether Amanda went out that night. He wrote in his book that if she had gone out while he was asleep, she would not have had a key to get back in. She was there when he woke up.

The statements Amanda was coerced into signing do not state that Raffaele was present at the murder. That Raffaele and his lawyers point to this inconsistency in defense against the case against him is not a new alibi.

The attempts to attribute lies to what Raffaele and Amanda said are ridiculous. Raffaele remembered using his computer, but he didn't go to the server to get exact times he was on his computer. The police did. A big deal is made of Amanda and Raffaele saying they remained in bed until 10:00 AM or 10:30 AM, but supposedly they're lying if they got up briefly to turn on phones. Also, Amanda is accused of lying about still being in bed because after a whole year, a storekeeper finally decides he had seen her in his shop that morning maybe going to the housekeeping products.

The confused testimony of Antonio Curatolo is credited with catching Amanda and Raffaele at the Piazza Grimana, but the judge had to clarify that testimony by ruling that Curatolo must have seen Raffaele on the night of the murder since Raffaele could not have been there the night before. How did the judge rule that Curatolo actually saw Amanda and Raffaele, and why didn't Curatolo also see Patrick or Guede there meeting Amanda?

TMMK repeats the fantastic story of Hekuran Kokomani except claiming it took place on the night of the murder which would have contradicted Curatolo's confused testimony. Of course it wasn't possible for Kokomani to have seen Raffaele near the villa on Halloween either since he was elsewhere as ruled by the judge. But TMMK implies that Kokomani is a serious threat to the credibility of Amanda and Raffaele, but was scared off by threats. It's true the prosecutor wanted to use Kokomani to show that there was a relationship between Amanda and Raffaele with Guede, but the ludicrous story Kokomani told does nothing for his own credibility.

It bears repeating that even in his coerced statement, Raffaele did not say he lied because Amanda asked him to. The statement has him saying he said things that Amanda convinced him were true, and it was true that they spent the whole night together at his apartment. As Amanda told her mother, she was there.

Incongruent Confessions

http://themurderofmeredithkercher.com/Amanda_Knox%27s_Confession

It is strange that TMMK treats the 1:45, the 5:45 and Amanda's First Memorandum as one continuous document. Each is unique in it's style and construction. Even the two coerced statements are different from each other. Each testify to having been composed by a different person.

The 1:45 statement was composed and typed by the police. The 5:45 statement shows Mignini's influence in it. The First Memorandum is clearly Amanda's thoughts and confusions alone.

Another peculiar idea TMMK provides is that Amanda does not fit the type of person who can be coerced into making a false confession. It claims the typical false confession occurs when the "suspect is of abnormally low intelligence or low socioeconomic upbringing, experiences a lengthy interrogation, and the account they give police contradicts known evidence but these discrepancies are ignored by the police."

The real key to false confessions are that they are extracted when the suspect is made to feel a complete loss of control. It doesn't matter what socio-economic class a person is in or the mental capacity he or she has, it doesn't even matter how long or short the interrogation is, the lack of contact with the outside world or an advocate to defend a person's rights can lead to false confessions.

A peculiar admission TMMK may not have realized making is that if the Amanda initially denied replying to Patrick's text message telling her not to come to work, then it was indeed the police who first brought up Patrick's name. TMMK reported that the police had Amanda's phone record. This is the reason they asked for her cell phone. They knew to look for this exchange of text messages without Amanda saying anything about it.

The 1:45 statement contradicts the statement attributed to Raffaele by having Amanda leaving his apartment after 8:30 PM instead of leaving Raffaele before he returned home. She calls Guede a citizen. It makes it seem like Amanda's "See you later" text was an amicable agreement to immediately meet at the basketball court which her text message said nothing about. It is vague as to what happened when they got to the villa. She doesn't say she heard Meredith scream. She states she has a difficult time remembering if Meredith was already there or came in later. Inconceivably, Patrick kills Meredith after having what seems to be consentual sex, but it's completely vague to Amanda exactly what happened. The account ends there.

The 5:45 statement has Amanda calling Patrick the "African boy," and stating that she was very afraid of him. Then inexplicably, she says she texted him that they would see each other, and she went to meet him. Again, she indicates that Patrick and Meredith had consentual sex in Meredith's room while it "seemed" to her she was in the kitchen. First she said that she heard Meredith screaming, but then she said she could not recall if Meredith screamed. She doesn't say that Patrick killed Meredith, but that there were thuds. She thought she was involved, but was imagining what could have happened. She didn't remember Raffaele being at the villa, but remembers waking up in bed with him. She also said she saw Patrick the next morning where he asked what questions the police had asked her.

The translation that TMMK provides has the term "African boy." It was probably a term that Mignini inserted. I doubt that Amanda would have used such a term. I think the reason the 5:45 statement contradicts itself on whether Meredith screamed is that the police wanted it to correspond to the 1:45 statement that said nothing about screaming, but Mignini wanted the scream to be added without noticing the contradiction. Mignini probably wanted the conversation the next morning with Patrick added to further tie Patrick to the accusation against him. The addition of Amanda being afraid of Patrick probably has to do with Mignini's original theory of the sex game gone wrong. It ties in with Mignini's obsession with sadistic cults.

Of course there are those who would contend that Amanda really did express these addition on her own, but then the interrogation must not have ended at 1:45 as the police claimed it did.

So we've had the vagueness of the 1:45 statement, and the confusion of the 5:45 statement. Disorientation is what we will find in Amanda's First Memorandum.

TMMK would like us to think that Amanda regretted placing herself at the crime scene when she wrote her First Memorandum, but guilters continually claim that she confirmed the previous two statements when she wrote that she stood by what she signed. Of course that's only part of the sentence. Amanda was only acknowledging that she had signed those statements, but in the same sentence says "but I want to make very clear that these events seem more unreal to me than what I said before, that I stayed at Raffaele's house."

So while Amanda is recanting the "confession" of the previous night, she does so because she compares competing memories for the same period of time and decides her memories of being with Raffaele at his apartment are valid while the memories of being with Patrick at the villa are unreliable.

She describes being threatened with 30 years prison if she didn't remember correctly. She says she doesn't want to be yelled at because it only confuses her. She says she was under a lot of pressure and was hit in the head.

She talks about being confused because the police told her they had "hard evidence" that she was at the murder (which was a lie,) and that Raffaele claimed she said things which she knew were not true (without knowing that the police had coerced him into saying those things.)

In the First Memorandum Amanda is so confused as to what had happened during the interrogation that she asked herself whether Raffaele lied, why did she think of Patrick, whether something was wrong with her memory, what evidence was there condemning Patrick or anyone else, and who the real murderer was. And yet there are those who insist that she never recanted the accusation of Patrick. Since Amanda questioned the reliability of the statements she signed within hours of signing them, why did the police arrest Patrick?

It's interesting that TMMK thinks the small details of Amanda mentioning blood being on Raffaele's hand during supper, and of Raffaele saying Amanda needed to borrow plastic bags for dirty clothing cast suspicion on each other. These details were motivated by the abusive irrelevant interrogation the police used. The police accustomed Amanda and Raffaele to providing insignificant details, but these same vivid details are what make Amanda's memories of being with Raffaele at his apartment more believable than the starkly described memories forced on Amanda about being with Patrick at the murder.

Saturday, April 22, 2017

The DNA Not Proved on the Kitchen Knife

http://themurderofmeredithkercher.com/The_Double_DNA_Knife

The only murder weapon was the small knife that was never found. The medical examiner at first said it was the only knife used, but the police had latched onto Raffaele's kitchen knife because it looked big and shiny. Supposedly that meant it had been washed with bleach, but starch was found on the knife. Not only would the starch have been washed away if bleach had been used to clean it, but the starch would have absorbed blood so that it would have been apparent which it was not.

The sample on taken from the blade of the kitchen knife was supposed to have been a low count number sample. That is there was very little of the DNA to be tested. Maybe there was none at all.

What police expert Stefanoni attempted to do was to use chemicals to make the sample of DNA replicate itself. Of course if there was no DNA from the sample to begin with, what is replicated would be the trace amounts of DNA that managed to find its way into the sample. This could happen from residual of DNA previously tested the same way.

There were privious tests done that determined the presence of Meredith's DNA in samples. So this is hardly farfetched. Stefanoni could not get a result with normal enlargements of the sample. So she used the whole sample and disabled the controls on the test to allow extraordinary enlargement. It's sort of like enlarging a picture beyond its definition.

So when she got Meredith's profile, there was no assurance that it was not from contamination from previous tests. The normal procedure is to enlarge two separate parts of the sample to see if the results can be duplicated, but Stefanoni used the whole sample at once invalidating her result. It proved nothing.

Of course, it was impossible for the kitchen knife to have been the murder weapon anyhow since it could not have made the wounds to Meredith's neck. The hilt of the real murder weapon left bruise marks on each side of the neck wounds, but the wounds were too shallow for the kitchen knife to have done this. Also, even the medical examiner noted that the largest wound in Meredith's neck was actually multiple stabs in almost the same place. So the kitchen knife could not be blamed for that wound either.

The Abused Bra Clasp

http://themurderofmeredithkercher.com/The_Bra_Clasp

The main thing about the bra clasp is that contamination cannot be ruled out. It makes no difference that Raffaele's DNA was found on the bra clasp but finding DNA from multiple other men should indicate that it was contaminated.

The bra clasp was discovered, photographed and catalogued in one location but not collected 43 or 46 days later when it was found under a rug in another location. In the meantime there had been a break-in by thieves. The thieves certainly took no precautions to avoid DNA contamination, but what's worse is that the police investigators are documented using dirty gloves and dirty shoe covers.

Now the explanation that contamination could not have occurred is the limiting of the subject to tertiary touch transfer. But that does not eliminate dust contamination. The quantity of Raffaele's DNA does not preclude transfer from dust either.

The way it would work is that Raffaele as a regular guest at the villa at some time coughed or sneezed. He released a cloud of saliva droplets when he did so. These droplets would fall to the dust on the surfaces of the furniture and the floor. Later, this dust would be picked up or blown around by the investigators doing their job. Since they did not change their gloves and shoe covers before entering Meredith's room, they brought this saliva coated dust into contact with the bra clasp. Saliva of course is a source of DNA.

Claiming that no other instances of Raffaele's DNA but a cigarette butt does not prove that his DNA was not present without being detected. Raffaele's DNA could be expected to be present outside of Meredith's room  whereas Guede had no excuse for his to be in the villa at all.

Irrelevant Mixed DNA or Blood

http://themurderofmeredithkercher.com/Other_DNA_Evidence

The samples of mixed Amanda and Meredith DNA were all found outside Meredith's room. These are sections of the villa where Amanda's DNA could be found anyhow.

TMMK asserts that Amanda's blood was found mixed with Meredith's blood on the faucet. That there was Meredith's blood there is certain, but all that was found mixed was their DNA.  The judges decided the Amanda's DNA found in the sink was from scrubbing her hands.

But TMMK goes on to declare that the similar concentrations of Amanda's and Meredith's DNA found mixed in the wash-basin indicate that both were from blood. The reason for this is alleged that blood is rich in DNA. Of course red blood cells and plasma have no DNA at all. And all cells with DNA have the same DNA anyhow. So there is no proof that Amanda's blood was mixed with Meredith's.

In like manner TMMK makes the ridiculous attempt to claim Amanda's blood was on the faucet, but the Meredith's DNA profile on the faucet was much stronger than Amanda's DNA profile found there. So Amanda's DNA throughout the sink and faucet were just from washing her hands as the motivation report said.

Another reason to doubt that Amanda's blood was in the sink or on the faucet was that the police did not find any cuts in Amanda's skin that could have accounted for such blood. At any rate, since Amanda's pierced ears could have bled at sometime before Meredith's murder, Amanda's blood does not prove she was at the murder. It doesn't matter that Amanda didn't notice the blood the night before. Supposedly she was so sloppy that she could have overlooked a few drops of blood.

Why couldn't Guede have staged the murder scene?

http://themurderofmeredithkercher.com/The_Staged_Burglary

One of the arguments for Guede to have had accomplices is that supposedly the murder scene was staged. Evidence of that is that her body was moved from where she died. Supposedly this was to highlight the sexual nature of the crime, but it leaves out that Guede may not have realized she had died while trying to rape her.

Guede has said that he tried to staunch her bleeding. So it is not as though he fled immediately. He could have been lying, but someone did get towels from the small bathroom and did try to stop her bleeding. It is only an opinion that Guede wouldn't have stayed around long enough to have been the one who moved her body for whatever reason he had.

Supposedly, his shoe prints leaving Meredith's room and leaving through the front door prove that he could not have locked Meredith's room. Now, even if there were an another person who locked the door, it was not proved to have been Amanda or Raffaele. The key was never found. It is assumed that this was Guede's final trip out of the villa. However, the first thing Guede did when asked about being at the villa was to blame someone else. He accused an unidentified Italian man at first, but maybe he had done staging to suggest there really were someone else. How do we know Guede stayed out after laying down those bloody shoe prints to the front door?

Maybe this was when he took off his shoes ultimately leaving his bare footprint on the bathmat. He came back in to lock the door making it seem like someone else had done it. That's the type of logic that has been used in the case against Amanda and Raffaele. Of course he is fairly agile. So maybe he didn't have to turn around in his tracks to lock the door. At any rate not knowing how he did it doesn't prove that he didn't do it.

The Absurd Staging of a Break-in

http://themurderofmeredithkercher.com/The_Staged_Burglary

The accusation that Amanda and Raffaele staged the break-in through Filomena's window is absurd. Guede had an arrest history for breaking into places. The reasons given that Guede would not have attempted that window do not prove that he did not do so anyhow.

He could have tossed the stone from the top of the opposing retainer wall. It was found in the position it would have ended in from such a lob. There were clothes strewn on the floor, but it was not proved how they got that way. The bag containing them probably just toppled over on its own before the the stone came through the window. The glass did spew inward instead of outward as would have been expected if thrown from the inside, and glass was found under the clothes as well as on top of them.

The shutters to the window were pulled to, but they would not lock closed. However tedious it was, there was no reason Guede could not have climbed up to open those shutters. He was a stong young man, and a similarly built man was able to climb to that window in the test of that theory.

Pointing out that nothing of value was taken doesn't prove that Guede didn't break into the villa to rob it. If the prosecution was so worried about how Guede wouldn't want to remain in the villa after the murder, it hardly makes sense that he would take anything after killing Meredith. As it was, he did take two cell phones, rent money, and two credit cards. So it wasn't like he didn't take anything at all.

The Luminol traces found in Filomena's room prove that Amanda or Raffaele went into that room when they discovered the break-in, but it doesn't prove a staging was attempted. Analysis of the glass remaining in the window could have been done to determine which direction it bent in the process of breaking, but that was not done. And if the window had been opened before the stone was thrown against it, the broken glass would not have sprayed the way it did. So that would not have been part of a staging.

Disputable Bathmat Footprint

http://themurderofmeredithkercher.com/The_Bathmat_Footprint

The footprint on the bathmat of the small bathroom is vague and ill defined. The material of the bathmat does not lend itself to forming an exact image. TMMK used various measurements to compare to Raffaele's and Guede's right footprint as though that would determine whose footprint it was, but the photographic comparison demonstrates that this doesn't make much difference.

However, forensics expert Francesco Vinc did show that the bath mat image is not Raffaele's and is Guede's. Part of measurements he used involved the second toe that Lorenzo Rinaldi failed to notice because the seepage of the blood made it part of the big toe image. The second toe in that position could not have been Raffaele's second toe. Rinaldi's measurements were also meaningless since the image on the bathmat could not have been exact to the foot that made it.

Of course, TMMK insists that Guede could not have made this footprint since he was not known to have removed his shoe or gone into that bathroom. That could equally apply to Raffaele, but supposedly, Guede's shoe prints leaving the villa precluded him from having ventured into the bathroom at any time. Why this should be true is unproved. The shoe prints leading out of the villa only indicate his last shoe prints and say nothing about where he had been in the villa up to that point.

Also, Guede must have been in that small bathroom since he says he got towels from there to try to staunch Meredith's wounds. Maybe he's lying about doing that, but someone did get towels from there to press against her wounds.

I will add that it would have been interesting to know what TMMK meant by the "distorted photoshopped version" of the foot comparison pictures claimed to have been circulated by supporters of Amanda and Raffaele. The footnote refers to the Truejustice.org 26 Jun 2009, but it's hopeless trying to locate the information. I've never heard about this, and the Injusticeinperugia.org  website uses the same photo comparisons that TMMK uses.

What could the Luminol traces prove?

http://themurderofmeredithkercher.com/Luminol_Traces

The basic argument that footprints in the hall were in blood is that it was not proved that some other substance could have been present for Luminol to react with. TMMK asserted that the TMB test could not be expected to determine the presence of blood since Liminol is 100 times more sensitive than TMB is. It's still assumed the footprints were in blood, but it wasn't proved.

The more important question is just what Amanda's footprints and Raffaele's shoe prints outside of Meredith's room prove? Both of them had been in that villa the morning after Meredith died. If it took Luminol to display the prints, there wasn't much of what they had stepped into to make them. Also, there was no evidence that the substance of the prints came from Meredith's room. They had to have stepped into whatever it was outside of Meredith's room.

Now the police did find Guede's footprint in blood leading out of Meredith's room and to the front door. This surely proved Guede didn't go into the small bathroom after he left the villa, although this doesn't prove he hadn't gone there before leaving. Amanda and Raffaele came in the same front door that Guede left through. Amanda stepped barefoot through Guede's track on her way from the shower to her own room. Both of them stepped through that track on their way into the villa.

The mixed DNA from Amanda and Meredith doesn't prove how or when it got mixed. It's only an assumption it had to take place exactly when Meredith died. Amanda's DNA would be expected in the villa where she had been living. So maybe it was there all along before Meredith's DNA was mixed with it, or her DNA became mixed with Meredith's DNA when Amanda was in the villa the morning after the murder. There is no way to prove the DNA became mixed exactly during the murder.

The absurd speculation concerning the 112 call

http://themurderofmeredithkercher.com/The_112_Calls#Uses_the_Incorrect_Time_as_a_Marker

First off, why did Amanda and Raffaele mistake the Postal Police for the Carabinieri if Raffaele had not already called 112? An awful lot of speculation went into the time-line police and TMMK try to use to prove that Raffaele and Amanda are lying about when Raffaele called 112.

But in addition to wondering why Amanda and Raffaele were expecting the Postal Police to be the Carabinieri, what would be the point in pretending to call 112 before the arrival of the Postal Police? What would it have changed that they called 112 on learning the Postal Police were not the Carabinieri? The Postal Police explained they didn't have authority to investigate anything but the phones. Wouldn't it be reasonable to call 112 on being told by the Postal Police that there was something amiss that required the proper authorities to investigate?

Back to the time-line, all this conjecturing rests on many different clocks and watches being set to the same time. It also depends on how dilligiently people watch their time pieces to know the exact time. Why would any of these people have made certain to glance at the time at the same times?

So, the defense found video from the local parking garage to use to gauge when the Postal Police went by. TMMK disputes that the two people in the video were the Postal Police, but how many people were walking past that camera at that time? It's not arbitrary to identify those legs with Battistelli and Marsi since they did walk by that garage entrance.

The defense lawyers did calculate when the Postal Police first went by and how much longer it took them to find the villa. They did cross-reference the time-stamp with the clock of the Carabinieri by noting when they appeared in the security camera of the garage. It was slow. All of this proved that the Postal Police arrived after Raffaele called 112.

The time-stamp on the picture that had to show the legs of the Postal Police was 12:48. The clock was 4 to 12 minutes slow. That would put the time by the Carabinieri clock at 12:52 at the latest, but the Postal Police still had a ways to go to get to the villa. So it was quite likely Raffaele made his 112 at 12:51 before the Postal Police arrived.

TMMK found this impossible since they estimate that Filomena arrived at 1:05. So why is this arbitrary estimate valid instead of the reasoned explanation the defense gave? Yes, everyone could have been wrong about when Filomena arrived. And it's totally ridiculous that Raffaele would lie about when he called 112. There was no reason for him to.

What Delay in Discovering the Body?

http://themurderofmeredithkercher.com/Knox_Attempting_to_Delay_Discovery_of_Meredith%27s_Body

What is suspicious about TMMK's account of Amanda talking to the Postal Police is that the Postal Police did not ignore Meredith's locked door because of anything Amanda said about it. They refused do anything about the locked door because they had no authority to do so. Even when Filomena insisted that the door be broken in, the Postal Police refused to do it. It was Luca Altieri who broke in through the door.

Luca Altieri testified that when he asked Amanda if it was normal for Meredith to lock her room's door, it was Raffaele who translated what she said. Raffaele later said he misunderstood what Amanda said and that she really said the same thing that Filomena said. Meredith did lock her door while she was out of town.

It makes no sense that Amanda was not trying to answer Luca's question but was delaying the opening of the door. It was Amanda who called everyone's attention to the locked door. She was upset that she could not reach Meredith by phone to verify where she was. To assume she didn't want the door opened because she had "cold feet" about the murder is circular logic. How is it suspicious that Amanda yielded the center of attention to Filomena when Filomena arrived upset about the door being locked and demanding it be broken through? Amanda had already brought attention to the problem, and it was being looked into. Filomena was the primary lessee of the villa. She had the authority that Amanda did not have.

TMMK asserts that Amanda's defenders claim she mispoke because her Italian was not very good. Amanda's Italian was not very good at this point, but she was answering Luca in English. It was Raffaele who thought Amanda said something about Meredith locking the door when she took a shower.

TMMK contends that inaction on the part of the Postal Police was due to their not understanding the "gravity of the situation." Again the Postal Police made it completely clear that they had no authority over this matter and certainly not to break in a door. TMMK merely designed a fictitious scenario. In trying to answer Luca's question, Amanda was in no way delaying the Postal Police in an investigation they were not going to do anyhow.

Accusing her of panicking at the prospect of Meredith's body is pure fantasy. Amanda had already panicked before the Postal Police arrived because she didn't know what was inside Meredith's room. If anything, the presence of what she took to be authority eased the responsibility Amanda felt to discover what happened to Meredith. Amanda thought they were the police they had called 112 for. She thought they were taking over the investigation. She had shown them the blood in the bathroom, the mess in Filomena's room and the locked door. The discovery of Meredith's phones in someone's yard should have alerted the Postal Police that something foul had occurred.

How was Amanda delaying anything?

Wednesday, April 19, 2017

Ms. Houle Ignores The Compleat LIfe Of Amanda Knox

https://truecrimespodcasts.com/2017/03/23/meredith-kercher-superstar/#more-14966

Nobody disputes that Meredith Kercher was a beautiful, happy, young woman, but Liz Houle brings attention to Arline Kercher attacking Amanda Knox and Raffaele Sollecito as Meredith's killers. Ms. Houle is claiming that Mrs. Kercher was not as neutral as guilters claim the Kerchers are.

Amanda Knox was accomplished in things that she thought important. She had no need to be jealous of Meredith. Trying to find animosity between what these two women were trying to achieve is ridiculous. Meredith went her way, and Amanda went her own way.

That Amanda would envy Meredith's compleat life compared to her own is ignoring the context of the lives of both women. Why would either want to live the other's life?

It is strange how the gossips invert the truth suggesting that it is Amanda who has filled the media with falsehoods about what really happened when there is nothing but conjecture and speculation used to suggest that Amanda had anything to do with Guede's crimes against Meredith.

However Ms. Houle and other guilters want to weave fiction into the discussion of Amanda Knox, the void of real proof that she had anything to do with the murder is still overwhelming. The memories of the wonderful, vibrant young woman who was Meredith Kercher does not change that. That memory should not require injustice for Amanda or Raffaele.

https://truecrimespodcasts.com/2017/03/23/meredith-kercher-superstar/comment-page-1/#comment-964

Ms. Houle And The Decision For Raffaele's Compensation

https://truecrimespodcasts.com/2017/03/03/english-translation-of-the-florence-appeal-courts-refusal-of-compensation-to-amanda-knox-ex-raffaele-sollecito/#more-14920

What is remarkable that Ms. Houle admits in her blog is that the Florence Appeal Court denied compensation to Raffaele Sollecito based on information from the coerced statements from November 6th of both Amanda and Raffaele and certain references in the Marasca-Bruno Motivation that must have been rejected with the acquittal. There were other allegations of lies including the disproved story that Raffaele called 112 after the Postal Police arrived, but it is totally incomprehensible with all the pressure the police put on Amanda and Raffaele that the police should be accorded impunity for arresting them for the inconsistencies the police caused them to express.

The police were focused on finding something and anything to use as an excuse for arresting Amanda and Raffaele. It was not Amanda's and Raffaele's fault that the police managed to find these fallacies for that excuse. The lies they are accused of are truly inconsequential compared to the malevolence with which the police treated them.

https://truecrimespodcasts.com/2017/03/03/english-translation-of-the-florence-appeal-courts-refusal-of-compensation-to-amanda-knox-ex-raffaele-sollecito/comment-page-1/#comment-963

Ms. Houle Slurs Raffaele Over Porta a Porta Phone Call

https://truecrimespodcasts.com/2017/02/17/amanda-knox-ex-lashes-out-on-tv-after-court-says-no-compensation-for-you/#more-14790

Liz Houle insists on misleading readers asserting Amanda Knox relived her lesbian experiences when in fact Amanda only talked about encountering a cellmate who wanted a lesbian romance with her. It remains to be seen if the court denial of compensation is confirmed by higher courts, but the lies Ms. Houle suggests are unfounded.

It was proved that the clock the 112 call cited was not in sync with the time stamp of the parking deck security camera that recorded the approximate time the postal police arrived. Even then, the postal police had to park away from the villa and walk back. So there was no way the postal police arrived before Raffaele called 112.

The portion of the statement the police had Raffaele sign on November 6th (not 5th,) makes it clear that he had to have been coerced into signing it without knowing what it was. He never would have agreed that Amanda was not at his apartment at 6:30 and 8:40 when Jovana Popovic testified seeing Amanda there. Also, he never would have said his father called at 11 PM since he had to have known he had already told his father about the broken pipe under the kitchen sink.

That was what Raffaele said he didn't realize was in the coerced statement, but he did remember requesting that the police take out the part which had him saying he had told lies in previous questionings and that Amanda had convinced him of her version of what happened. How can that be his lie when the police refused to remove it when they forced him to sign?

Amanda and Raffaele did not change their alibis several times. Adding information to what had already been said is not creating completely new stories about what they experienced. It is just the way memory works. The police questioning the order that events took place doesn't create a completely new story either. That Raffaele could not be conscious of Amanda's presence while he was asleep certainly does not change their story.

Of course hair, footprints, and DNA show that Raffaele had been in the villa, but it doesn't prove that that presence only took place during the murder. The footprint on the bath mat can be considered "compatible" with Raffaele's, but it is more compatible with Guede's footprint. There is no way to prove the DNA on the bra clasp was not contamination due to sloppy collection procedure.

The video does not show Amanda Knox and Raffaele Sollecito harassing Meredith's family, but rather that Amanda and Raffaele have reasonable desires to reach out their friend's family to grieve for her.

https://truecrimespodcasts.com/2017/02/17/amanda-knox-ex-lashes-out-on-tv-after-court-says-no-compensation-for-you/comment-page-1/#comment-961

Ms. Houle and Kercher Family Lawyer Attacking Acquittal

https://truecrimespodcasts.com/2017/02/12/kercher-lawyer-says-there-are-doubts-about-amanda-knox-acquittal/#more-14668

It's very interesting that Liz Houle admits that the Kercher family lawyer, Francesco Maresca, represented the Kercher's in attacking the innocence of Amanda Knox and Raffaele Sollecito. He makes the guilter claims that the Marasca-Bruno Motivation Report confirms the presence of Amanda and Raffaele at the murder and questions the legality of the acquittal.

Ms. Houle claims "the Italian Supreme court clearly stated there was strong evidence of Knox and Sollecito being at the crime scene." There is no dispute that the two arrived at the crime scene the next morning, but what Ms. Houle seems to mean is that the evidence proves they were there during the murder. The motivation report indicated no such evidence.

Neither did it provide any evidence to prove Amanda's DNA from hand washing only got mixed with Meredith's blood at the time of the murder or that it became mixed because the blood got on Amanda's hand for her to wash off.

https://truecrimespodcasts.com/2017/02/12/kercher-lawyer-says-there-are-doubts-about-amanda-knox-acquittal/comment-page-1/#comment-959

Ms. Houle And The Fabrication Of Blood Money

https://truecrimespodcasts.com/2017/02/11/italian-courts-say-non-to-amanda-knox-ex-request-for-compensation/#more-14569

It's outrageous that the same coerced statements that were used to arrest Raffaele Sollecito were used by the Italian court to deny him restitution for being falsely imprisoned. The police do not have a video-recording of the interrogation to prove he was not forced to agree with the statements which included language he says was not even discussed during the questioning.

Liz Houle misrepresents the books Amanda and Raffaele have written as "reliving Meredith Kercher's murder." Their books are about their own experiences with the Italian Judiciary and only mention the murder in relation to the wrongful case brought against them. Whatever remuneration they have gotten is not blood money except in the eyes of guilters who pursue the persecution of Amanda and Raffaele for whatever ill-gotten gains they may incur.

Ms. Houle hides behind anonymous opinion that Raffaele's entrepreneur ventures that have nothing to do with Meredith's murder are "grotesque greedy blood money grabbing". It really is no business of Ms. Houle that Amanda and Raffaele seek restitution for the cost of defending themselves against absurd charges that they murdered Meredith.

It remains to be seen whether the higher court reviews of Raffaele's lawsuit will confirm the lower court's verdict. It also remains to be seen what happens when the ECHR decides on Amanda's petition concerning the violation of her human rights during the interrogation. Confirmation that her rights were violated will affect her lawsuit as well as Raffaele's current lawsuit.

The mountain of false evidence used against the pair proves their claims for restitution. Amanda and Raffaele may have experienced a setback, but eventually Italy will have to pay for what it did to them.

 https://truecrimespodcasts.com/2017/02/11/italian-courts-say-non-to-amanda-knox-ex-request-for-compensation/comment-page-1/#comment-958

Tuesday, April 18, 2017

Ms. Houle's Attempt At Saving Face With Guede's Disappointment

https://truecrimespodcasts.com/2017/01/10/teflon-knox-avoids-retrial-for-now-as-rudy-guedes-appeal-deemedinadmissible/#more-14323

Ms. Houle never explains why she expects Amanda Knox to be retried if Rudy Guede had gotten the retrial he wanted.

Certainly, Guede expected that he should get a new trial since he had nobody to have been an accomplice to, but he never explained what difference Amanda and Raffaele not being those co-conspirators makes in anything. Nor does Ms. Houle.

Guede was convicted of participating in Meredith's murder even though the court ruled that he did not handle the knife that killed her. What difference does it make that the knife Amanda and Raffaele were accused of using didn't kill Meredith. Assuming Guede didn't handle the murder weapon, how does that prove there wasn't another murder weapon that he supposedly didn't handle?

The murder weapon that matched the bloody imprint on the sheets was never recovered, and even the police speculated that there was a second knife besides the kitchen knife they claimed was brought from Raffaele's kitchen. Of course the medical examiner didn't originally specify two knifes, but only a small knife as shown in that bloody imprint on the sheets. And none of Raffaele's knives was proven to be that knife.

Now it is quite interesting that Ms. Houle declares that Guede definitively announced that Amanda Knox was at the murder. What does that mean when he refused to testify to that during her trial? How does Guede define his own innocence when that same right is denied to Amanda and Raffaele?

The police, prosecutors, and judges have painted themselves into a corner when the most likely culprit can point to the innocence of the wrongly accused in the attempt to excuse himself?

https://truecrimespodcasts.com/2017/01/10/teflon-knox-avoids-retrial-for-now-as-rudy-guedes-appeal-deemedinadmissible/comment-page-1/#comment-957

Ms. Houle's Netflix Documentary Absurdities

https://truecrimespodcasts.com/2016/12/26/errors-and-omissions-in-amanda-knox-documentary/#more-14238

Liz Houle doesn't acknowledge that Amanda Knox did not produce the Netflix documentary Amanda Knox. The lies Ms. Houle attributes to the documentary assume that Amanda had a role in deciding what would be in the documentary which she did not.

But at least Ms. Houle is original in what she criticizes the documentary for. Or is she? Did Ms. Houle really get these talking points from someone else?

 1. What is Ms. Houle upset about with Amanda saying she was never in love before Raffaele? Ms. Houle seems to think Amanda was in love with Raffaele, but did Amanda say that? She refused Raffaele when he asked her to marry him, and however fond of him she was during their affair, it wasn't an ongoing relationship after they each got out of prison. Raffaele did see her in Seattle after being released from prison, but he agreed that there wasn't anything of a commitment involved.

 2. How can Ms. Houle claim that Amanda was hiding the video of Meredith Kercher when Amanda was in prison for nearly four of those years? It is strange that the police did not find that video in order to use it against her since they would have found some way of doing that no matter what. It's too bad if Ms. Houle considers the use of the video in the documentary as an attack on the Kerchers. Ms. Houle only considers it such since she accuses Amanda of murdering Meredith. It's quite normal for friends to have pictures and movies of each other, and that implication is what really irks Ms. Houle.

 3. The documentary was not the first to show the explicit photos of Meredith Kercher's body and the bedroom covered with blood. That gratuitous and offensive publication was done by someone else. The guilters are quite content when someone uses the gore to criticize Amanda, but somehow Ms. Houle thinks those same images were used to advocate Amanda's innocence. If Ms. Houle's objection is that Meredith's death was not used to show Amanda's guilt, how does Meredith's death prove Amanda's guilt anyhow?

 4. Ms. Houle is dishonest if she expected Amanda to use the documentary to settle once and for all the controversy which guilters like Ms. Houle fabricate out of thin air. Isn't the closure Ms. Houle expects is for Amanda to confess she killed Meredith? And Ms. Houle didn't even quote Amanda correctly. This documentary was never meant to be another trial of Amanda Knox. It was supposed to be a demonstration of how the media played into the drama behind the trial. Amanda did not instigate the divisiveness about her being accused and tried for Meredith's death. The police and the prosecutors did. Amanda never asked for this wrongful attention, but Ms. Houle seems to ask for attention.

 5. The misdemeanor noise citation has nothing to do with being charged with murder. The very temporary internship which never seemed like a real job to begin with had nothing to do with Amanda's plan to attend school in Perugia. How does her obsession with becoming adult have anything to do with the way the media treated her during the trial? Maybe Amanda did like drinking in the park. A lot of students do that before the mature into graduates holding down whatever jobs they can get to pay off their student loans. Maybe they need memories of those carefree days to get them through adulthood.

 6. Ms. Houle omits that there is no way that she can prove that the man Amanda met on the train to Perugia was a cocaine dealer or that Amanda was aware of it at the time. Also, Amanda made sure her sister was safely in the hotel before she went out with her Italian friend. There was no abandonment at all.

 7. What is Ms. Houle's point in comparing and contrasting the different programs and colleges that Amanda and Meredith were attending? Amanda had set out to have a year abroad in Italy studying Italian, and that's what she was doing. Ms. Houle is just trying to establish a false animosity that didn't exist between the two.

 8. If Patrick's business was doing so fine as Ms. Houle claims it was, why did Patrick text her not to come in because of few customers? It wasn't the accusations against him that closed his bar. It was the police who closed it in spite of Amanda's immediate First Memorandum warning them that the 1:45 AM and 5:45 AM statements were unreal and unreliable. Amanda followed up the next day with her Second Memorandum demonstrating that she had been under pressure to accuse him, but it did no good. The police had her self-incrimination, and it didn't matter that they had to have known that Patrick was innocent.

 9. That Amanda did not attend the vigil was not because of indifference. It was because of awkwardness with police instructions not to talk about the case. If Ms. Houle wants to talk about Amanda's not going to the vigil, she has to answer to why the police were trying to isolate Amanda from anyone who could help her realize the police treated her as a suspect.

10. There is no reason for Amanda to think that Meredith avoided her on Halloween. They had already established that Meredith's friends didn't understand or like Amanda. Amanda only texted Meredith in case Meredith wanted to find her. However much guilters exaggerate this nonevent, it had no relevance.

11. What difference does it make that Raffaele told police over the phone that he didn't think anything of value was taken? That's what it looked lie to him at the time. He had no way of knowing that Meredith had lost her life. But assuming the break-in had really been staged to pretend there was a burglary, why wouldn't the stagers remove items to follow that pattern. Since Raffaele was unaware of anything being taken, he could not have been party to a staging of a break-in that didn't include staging theft also.

https://truecrimespodcasts.com/2016/12/26/errors-and-omissions-in-amanda-knox-documentary/comment-page-1/#comment-956

Ms. Houle's 9 to 5 Fiction

https://truecrimespodcasts.com/2016/12/21/amanda-knox-rudy-guede-and-raffaele-sollecito/#more-14066

It's remarkable how misleading Liz Houle is writing that Guede talked to Amanda. She mentions his German Diary as evidence, but he admits therein that he never went out with Amanda and didn't know her well. Guede went on to write that after one instance at the bar Le Chic when he talked to Amanda, he never got much more out of her except hi when they passed presumably in the street and that there never was a relationship between them. This is certainly not the multiple occasions of talking to each other that Ms. Houle says it was.

Ms. Houle insists that Amanda earned her conviction for slander when there is no reason for Amanda to have done so in her right mind. Nobody but the police who wanted her to self-incriminate herself would accept that Patrick would leave his bar to participate in some sex game gone wrong. If the police could word her supposedly precipitous declaration to say she was afraid of Patrick, wouldn't she be more afraid of Guede who actually was in the room with Meredith? Why would Amanda waste her chance to get someone hostile to her arrested by blaming someone the police would have to have known was innocent. If Amanda really were guilty, she would have realized the police had investigated Patrick to know he wasn't the killer.

Also, that the 5:45 AM statement had Amanda saying both that she heard and didn't remember hearing a scream while the 1:45 AM statement had her saying nothing about the scream is hardly proof that she was at the murder. Anyone would assume Meredith screamed and that it was a sexual crime. Of course the medical examiner decided that it was not a sexual crime afterall, but Amanda wouldn't have known that.

Regardless of how the courts ruled on whether Guede had a relationship with Amanda, there is no proof that it existed. There also was no proof that Amanda had a crush on Giacomo. She just told Meredith she had been interested in him before he became Meredith's boyfriend. That's not a crush or anything.

Ms. Houle is really good at using fiction to insinuate that Amanda planned to get revenge on Meredith for supposedly abandoning her on Halloween. There is no proof that Meredith abandoned Amanda on Halloween or that Amanda thought she did. It is still just Ms. Houle's insinuation that Amanda got two men to play along with a plan to robe and attack Meredith to humiliate her.

And then Ms. Houle compares her fiction to the April Fools prank that Amanda did to her roommate years ago as though that proves something about her assertions concerning charges of murder. The April Fools Prank was not an act of revenge. It was not done with malevolence in mind.

The only truth in Ms. Houle's speculations is that Guede used the bathroom. It's a lie that Guede ever provided cover for Amanda and Raffaele since they weren't there to need cover.

https://truecrimespodcasts.com/2016/12/21/amanda-knox-rudy-guede-and-raffaele-sollecito/comment-page-1/#comment-955

Ms. Houle Excusing Guede to Blame Amanda and Raffaele

https://truecrimespodcasts.com/2016/12/17/it-looks-like-amanda-knoxs-co-defendant-rudy-guede-is-getting-an-early-christmas-present/#more-13953

Guilters have always contended that Guede didn't get a special deal for accusing Amanda and Raffaele of his own crimes. The reduction of Guede's sentence was supposedly an automatic process associated with his choosing a fast-track trial. The reduction of his sentence had nothing to do with his only being an accomplice as Liz Houle claimed. The 5th Chamber mentioning Guede's being tried separately with a separate judgement as a co-participant doesn't change this.

It is worth noting that the 5th Chamber in referencing the trial court's assumption that Amanda's DNA was mixed with Meredith's blood in the sink due to Amanda washing her hands, there is no mention of it being Amanda's blood that was mixed with Meredith's blood as so many guilters contend. There is no proof that the handwashing alluded to occurred exactly during the murder or that the alleged involvement with Meredith's blood had anything to do with the murder. The 5th Chamber didn't even indicate evidence that confirms Amanda had actually come into contact with Meredith's blood.

In fact the 5th Chamber goes on to say that however suspicious the mixed DNA and blood is, it is not decisive in determining the trial court's ruling. It was the 5th Chamber's opinion that any contact Amanda had with Meredith's blood was outside of Meredith's room and sometime later than the murder.

Guede may have had the hots for Amanda after meeting her in the downstairs apartment, but that doesn't mean Amanda had any relationship with him. She couldn't remember his name and thought of him as the South African even though he is from Ivory Coast. She may have known Giacomo better than Guede, but she only expressed that she had had an interest in him before he became Meredith's boyfriend. That is hardly the lust she had for Raffaele.

Ms. Houle misleads by stating that Guede had no conviction as a burglar, but he was arrested for breaking and entering.

Of course Guede says now that Amanda and Raffaele killed Meredith, but before his appeal, he said Amanda wasn't involved and didn't know who Raffaele was. Guede also refused to testify at their trial about their alleged role.

It's ridiculous for Ms. Houle to accuse Amanda of lying about being definitively innocent because the article of the penal code the 5th Chamber cited seems to contradict that. The 5th Chamber did rule she is innocent for not having done the crime and refused to remand the case back to the trial court for lack of any possible new evidence.

There was no relationship between Amanda and Guede for Ms. Houle to use to support speculation that Amanda was planning to meet Guede in Germany. She did have a flagrant relationship with Raffaele which she did not give any hint of leaving. However much Ms. Houle would like to think Amanda accused Patrick to protect Guede, the notion is laughable. It would make sense for her to accuse Guede to throw attention away from herself, but she would never think anyone would believer her that Patrick would have left his business to go have an affair with anyone much less to murder Meredith.

Ms. Houle should know that the evidence used against Guede was not the exact same evidence used against Amanda and Raffaele. Amanda's and Raffaele's footprints were not found in Meredith's room as Guede's footprints were. Guede's footprints leading out of the cottage were not used as evidence against Amanda and Raffaele. Amanda's DNA was not found in Meredith's room, and Raffaele's DNA found in Meredith's room was from the discredited sample from the bra clasp that had nothing to do with Guede's DNA that was found in Meredith's room.

Amanda's and Raffaele's DNA found elsewhere in the cottage would have been found there whether or not they were present at the murder. Guede's DNA and footprints were not supposed to have been in the cottage at all. Despite what Ms. Houle says, Guede's request for a retrial was based on his being an accomplice when there were nobody for him to participate with. It would have been great if he could have been retried and reconvicted on his own without the assumption of accomplices, but the Italian Supreme Court decided he was properly convicted anyhow.

https://truecrimespodcasts.com/2016/12/17/it-looks-like-amanda-knoxs-co-defendant-rudy-guede-is-getting-an-early-christmas-present/comment-page-1/#comment-954

Ms. Houle Demonstrates Manipulation Again

https://truecrimespodcasts.com/2016/12/16/manipulative-memoir-pt-2-proves-amanda-knox-was-hostile-to-police-from-day-one/#more-13938

Liz Houle, you have it backwards. The police were hostile to Amanda Knox from the first. Napoleoni had harsh retorts when Amanda wanted to express her concern about the unflushed toilet. Amanda merely stated that she was exhausted while being driven to the villa, and a policewoman jumped all over her about how hard they were working and asking if she cared about finding her friend's killer. And of course Amanda was upset by the questions the police were asking her about Meredith. Somehow, it was alright for the police to ask those questions, but it's insensitive to the Kercher family for Amanda to ask why the police would ask.

Amanda's mother asked her if she wanted to leave Italy and come home, but Amanda said she wanted to stay and help the police. What significance is there that she was impatient with waiting to be interviewed? Maybe she had nothing of importance to tell them, but she wouldn't know that until they asked the questions.

Amanda only asked the police if she could go to Germany to visit her aunt. Other witnesses had left Italy going back to the UK. But more to the point, since the police really could not keep her in Italy as a witness, Ficarra telling her she could not leave Perugia indicates she was already a suspect instead of a witness. They should not have been talking to her without her lawyer present anyhow.

There are a whole host of absurd things guilters label as lies. So it's not amazing that Ms. Houle wrote about them in her book. It is amazing that she contends that Amanda got injuries on the night of the murder since other than the bruise that could be nothing but a hickey, the police found no such injuries the day Amanda was arrested.

Probably this book just reiterates the lies Ms. Houle has been telling about Amanda all along. Of course Ms. Houle is incapable of finding Amanda innocent, but Amanda was innocent all along before she was exonerated.

https://truecrimespodcasts.com/2016/12/16/manipulative-memoir-pt-2-proves-amanda-knox-was-hostile-to-police-from-day-one/comment-page-1/#comment-953



Further Quibbles From Ms. Houle About Trump's Expectations

https://truecrimespodcasts.com/2016/12/08/trump-paid-amanda-knoxs-legal-fees-and-she-didnt-thank-him/#more-13818

Liz Houle, you contradict yourself. You proclaim that Amanda Knox never thanked Donald Trump for whatever he contributed toward her legal costs, and then you publish an excerpt of her article expressing gratitude for just that.

But more than that, you make it seem like Mr. Trump donated a huge amount of money when you have no idea how much he gave her. Amanda Knox is still in debt for her legal fees no matter how much Mr. Trump donated. Her parents and grandmother are still paying interest on the loans they took out to help her pay her lawyers.

Now why does Mr. Trump expect political payback for helping her with her defense in the Italian courts? Do you think Mr. Trump can buy her political views? Do you think that he can order her around as though she were an employee? Maybe you think Mr. Trump made a deal with her for her soul, but she doesn't have to agree.

A lot of nonsense has been made over criticism from fellow prison-mates. There are a lot of feathers that get ruffled for whatever reasons in prison. What is that supposed to prove? The guard claiming to have been her favorite has a lot to answer for since Amanda thought the world of her. And was this cell-mate the one who expected Amanda to have a romance with her?

You claimed that $15 million is a modest estimate of the money Amanda has received for whatever, but it is still an estimate based on your own speculation of money you cannot prove she ever got. You have no proof that the man who offered $9,400,000 for her first interview would have really paid it. She didn't take his offer, and there is no reason to believe Diane Sawyer and ABC paid her anything. It was probably enough that she got a fair hearing which is doubtful from the offer promising pay.

https://truecrimespodcasts.com/2016/12/08/trump-paid-amanda-knoxs-legal-fees-and-she-didnt-thank-him/comment-page-1/#comment-952

Monday, April 10, 2017

53 Hours Detained

Amanda Knox detained by police:

Nov. 2nd
      at cottage        1PM to 3PM              2 hour
      at police station 3PM to 12AM         9 hours

Nov. 3rd
  at police station  12AM to 5:30AM      5 1/2 hours
  at police station
   and then at cottage  11AM to 7PM      8  hours

Nov. 4th
  at police station      11AM
  at police station       7PM
      Sub-total                                          12 hours

Nov. 5th
  at police station  10:30PM to 12AM     2 1/2 hours

Nov. 6th
  at police station  12AM to 2PM          14 hours

Total                                                       53 hours