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SEATTLE – Amanda Knox is now on Twitter and says she accepts that Meredith Kercher’s family thinks she is guilty.

The Daily Mail reports Knox linked a block entry to her Twitter page, saying in part, ‘I have to accept that the Kerchers believe I’m guilty and my attempted to honor her memory can cause them pain. I do not wish to antagonize their grief, even with my best intentions.’

Knox is currently being retired for Kercher’s 2007 murder by an Italian court, but it not attending the trial. Earlier this month, an Italian judge read aloud a five-page email from Knox in which she said she didn’t kill or rape her roommate.

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108 comments

  • harryrag

    If anybody wants to understand the reasons why Amanda Knox was convicted of murder, I recommend reading the translations of the official court documents and court testimony. They are available online at the Meredith Kercher Wiki website.

    • Oil E. Wagonwheel

      Mr. Rag,you seem sure that they are guilty.Can you list the 5 best pieces of hard evidence that you feel slams the door shut?
      Thanks.

      • Speaker of Truth

        Harryrag, I'd like to share with you this comment by Amanda Knox made recently on her blog.

        "I wish that everyone would recognize the counterproductiveness of attacking each other. There is surely a way we can communicate and share our common knowledge for the benefit of everyone.

        I encourage everyone to remember that Meredith’s family is suffering ultimate pain, a pain for which there is no consolation.

        I have been gratuitously and maliciously abused, sacrificed and scapegoated, but at least I’m still alive.

        I encourage those who love and are close to the Kerchers to kindly reason and dialogue with them. It only causes more suffering to be emotionally and actively invested in a wrongful theory.

        No matter everything I’ve been through, I would embrace the Kerchers without a moment’s hesitation if they were to open their minds and hearts to me." – Amanda Knox

    • Speaker of Truth

      Harryrag, I hope and pray that one day you will know the truth, that Amanda is innocent, that Rudy Guede, is the true and sole murderer of sweet Meredith.That you will one day see Amanda for the mild, kind and caring person that she really is.

  • Speaker of Truth

    Harryrag if you want to continue to harrass Amanda Knox, her family, and her supporters, at least have the courage to do it in your real name. Many of us already know who you are but aren't saying anything publicly out of respect and kindness to your family.

  • Oil E. Wagonwheel

    "Speakeroftruth" I'm not sure I have this straight:your real name is "speakeroftruth"?

    Also,it's harassment to offer the mild entreaty to check out a certain webpage that argues that Knox and her friend are guilty?

    Your goofy comment gives me no confidence that you know what the hell you're talking about so you really should pipe down.

  • Dianne

    No one should be afraid of information such as the Meredith Kercher wiki website. Speaker of truth I doubt your attempt to discourage sharing will be taken seriously.

  • Speaker of Truth

    Oil E. Wagonwheel, is that YOUR real name? Not sure what point you are trying to make. I am not trying to discourage anyone from looking for information. All I'm doing is calling on Harry Rag to be honest about who he really is and to stop hiding behind a pen name. I usually use my real name in my posts but do not feel safe to do so in this case. Harry Rag has been hiding behind this pen name for years. At least have the courage to share your opinions as the person you really are.

    • Oil E. Wagonwheel

      "I usually use my real name,,,," but not here as you trash folks for not using a real name here.
      I guess you had two cups of stupid today,didn't you.
      You're just ticked because someone isn't in your cult.It ain't like Harry said anything objectionable.

      OK,my real name is Earl.My luck bird doggin' chicks left me with that appellation and I like it!

    • Virtually

      Thousands and thousands of people believe she's guilty. They can't all be Harry Rag hiding can they ? Good luck with your PR job and give us a break with your paranoia strategy.

  • Dianne

    Speaker of truth you claim along with "others" to know the identity of a poster. You yourself do not feel safe revealing your identity . What kind of group do you belong to , and why are your making threats to invade someone's privacy? All the more reason see what the wiki website contains.

  • Speaker of Truth

    Unlike the tabloids that Harry Rag has mercilessly exploited for 6 years in a vendetta against innocent people, I do care about people's privacy. I won't be the one to "out" this person for what he's done and continues to do, but I still hold out hope that he will have the guts, and honor to come out of the shadows himself, unless he has something to hide?

  • Oil E. Wagonwheel

    Are you in charge of Hillary Clinton's pantsuit closet? Are you planning on having Harry flogged and placed on the scaffold when Knox and Sollecito are shown to be innocent and negotiating their reparations? Are you under the delusion that anyone who differs with you is up to no good?
    Sound like it.

  • Speaker of Truth

    Oil E. Wagonwheel, I'm happy to know you believe Amanda and Raffaele will be shown innocent and are due reparations. I don't believe in flogging but Harry Rag will have to live with his own conscience and the hand he had in their unwarranted suffering. He did not show one ounce of honor to Meredith or her memory by his actions and one day he'll have to face up to it.

  • Oil E. Wagonwheel

    Altogether icky and it doesn't address any of the evidence and accusations which are constantly made.Besides which she does not come across as very genuine.I hate to say that.I think that this interview was too short a time after the horrors for her to appear anything but wrapped up in herself,probably because she had to adjust to a normal environment and deal with her anger and depression.Or else she was feeling guilty and couldn't hide that fact as well as she thought she could.
    "I could have been more sensitive…"?? There are some alarming moments during this chat.

    But,there really doesn't seem to be any evidence of her in the death room and her confession was totally bogus and means zip,so that is paramount.

  • Jim

    Everyone should wait for the end of the trial. I do not like seeing such compassion for someone who is on trial for Murder. No compassion for the victim here. How can someone be allowed to publish a book while they are still on trial…….Just seems wrong to me

  • Speaker of Truth

    That the whole problem. Amanda should not even be facing a third trial, she was already acquitted. In the U.S. that would have been the end of it, but that's now how they do things in Italy. There is basically no end to the amount of times they can re-try this case. Do you really expect someone to keep their life in limbo forever waiting on an unjust justice system? So many untruths about this case have been out there for 6 years. She had every right to try and set the record straight. That's all she's tried to do since the day she was unjustly arrested. There is compassion for Meredith and for her family. What happened to her and to them is everyone's worst nightmare. I feel compassion for their continued pain and sorrow. That does not mean I condone having two innocent people suffer unjustly for this crime. Rudy Guede is the monster who committed this crime. Does anyone care that he will be out of prison soon? Based on everything I have read about a serial burglar like he was who goes on to commit sexual assault and murder, he will likely do it again. I don't think he should ever be on the streets again. He is the one all this anger and energy should be spent on. He is the one who caused all this pain and suffering for everyone. The fact that he isn't the one we are talking about is the saddest part ofo this whole thing.

    • Oil E. Wagonwheel

      It seems like Guede and only Guede did this,in light of the evidence in the victim's room.The hard drive mystery is simply mind blowing.This would be definitive proof for the accused couple.

      What troubles many of us is that both Knox and her boyfriend didn't stick to their simple story that they were home dragging on hash spliffs.They seem to have prevaricated and is it possible that they were brow beaten into simultaneous false confessions? Why on earth would they change such a basic,uncomplicated alibi? I find it hard to believe the Perugian authorities were engaged in a conspiracy to pin this on them whilst knowing they weren't actually implicated by any evidence.

      This is the $99,000 question.

    • Oil E. Wagonwheel

      Again,it seems obvious that Guede did this.However,the other two did act suspiciously (unless you think the police were acting like North Korean dictators and channeling their inner Uday Hussein),for example:why didn't Amanda Knox and Rafaelle Sollecito attend the service in Perugia for the victim? I believe this was only a couple of days after the death.

      • Speaker of Truth

        You have very good questions Earl. Many people have asked similar things. This article answers the most common myths out there concerning this case including why Amanda and Raffaele didn't attend Meredith's vigil in Perugia. ttp://groundreport.com/the-forty-myths-that-convicted-amanda-knox-and-raffaele-sollecito-part-two/

          • Speaker of Truth

            I also read Amanda's book and her answer to why she didn't go that night is multifaceted.

            1st, she didn't learn about it until it was almost time to start. She didn't realize Meredith's parents were going to be there or she would have gone she states in her book. She also was exhausted from going to school all day and having been at the police station for hours answering questions. She was also feeling nervous that people might ask her questions about the case. The police had told her not to talk to anyone about the case and she was worried Meredith's friends would want to talk all about it.

            One last reason, that she states in her book was she was afraid to go alone. Raffaele already had a previous comittment that night (I can't remember now what it was) and Amanda was scared to go alone because she was afraid the murderer might still be on the loose and might want to harm her as well.

            It was a combination of fatique, late notice, and fear. She regrets to this day that she didn't go.

            My thought is, if she had gone, what would the tabloids have said? Wouldn't they have tried to twist that into something sinister as well? Everything Amanda did was twisted to be something bad, even buying underwear (it was red with a cow on it…nothing sexy about it) was turned into something sinister. (The police wouldn't let her go back to her place to get any clothes…what else was she suppose to do?)

          • Oil E. Wagonwheel

            The gutter press does spin everything to create intrigue and sell units.I discount most of that and try to get at testimony or corporeal matter.So many of the exonerated had this in play as they wept their way through.The fact that the pair changed their stories about that night is troubling,but the police could have been lying to draw them into material statements.Hunches collide with the suspects and they are hung out to dry by their own words.Problem is that their "confessions /conflicting alibis" are less than useful in a case against them if they were abused.I mean,just get hip to what happened down there in Arkansas when they banged a retarded fellow and two others for brutal murders.

          • Speaker of Truth

            Again, you are right on with your ideas about what happened. It is interesting to hear people try to make it out like it was a very cordial evening, with snacks and light conversation and after only a short time a full confession. That was not anywhere near the truth. Did you know that more than 12 people interrogated Amanda that night? They did it in a tag team way, where a new fresh person came in every so often. They hit Amanda on the back of the head and told her she was a stupid liar, that she would never see her family again, that she had to have been there. They took a text she wrote out of context and said she must have been meeting with Patrick Lumumba. They are the ones who brought him into the story not Amanda. Amanda states, "they demolished me in that interrogation" It was not a pleasant experience. It was basically psychological torture. They lied and said that Raffaele claimed she wasn't with him all night….when in reality they forced Raffaele to admit he couldn't prove she was really with him while they were sleeping…which later he realized wasn't true…she didn't have a key to his apartment and would have had to buzz him to get back in…but at that moment they tried to make Amanda think they had evidence she was there, Raffaele was now going against her alabi, she must have had amnesia…they played every game and tactic in the book until they forced a false confession out of her…which wasn't even a confession…all they got her to do was imagine she was in the other room and could hear Meredith screaming.

          • Speaker of Truth

            One last point on this subject, every interview up to this point was tape recorded. Why wouldn't they tape record this, the most important interrogation, if they had nothing to hide in how they treated her? I believe they did tape it, but since it proved her statements of abuse, they conveniently lost the tapes and claimed the interview wasn't taped…does this sound plausible to you?

  • Speaker of Truth

    If you care about Meredith or her family, than don't say you're tired of this story. Until her true killer is brought to justice, the truth needs to be shouted from the roof tops.

  • Dianne

    You can shout as much as you like but this is her appeal that she is not attending. The evidence points overwhelmingly to guilt. She told the prison chaplain in the first trial she expected to be found guilty.It would be much healthier for her in the long run to face her involvement. honestly. She should do her time and try to make amends with the rest of her life.This is what a true friend would have the courage to tell her.

      • Dianne

        The judge indicated clearly she should have been at her appeal. The letter was not a substitute, She is afraid of being convicted just as she told the priest in the first trial. She could have taken a fast track trial like Guede and would be possibly be nearing the end of her sentence. Whoever is advising her has done a terrible job. It is just a matter of time before the general public will learn the full extent of the evidence against her in the motivational report after her conviction. Sollecito made a weak plea to the judge by showing up and appealing to fellow Italians. I fully expect his lawyer will separate him further from Amanda during her summation. A young man who lot his head over his first love.
        He is not waiting in Santa Domingo because he believes he will be found innocent.

        • Speaker of Truth

          Dianne, if you had been found unjustly guilty of a crime you did not commit and you knew their was some seriously illegal things going on by the prosecution, would you trust them to do the right thing? Especially if you had already been acquitted and found not guilty but due to corruption in the Italian justice system were now forced to defend yourself a third time? I do not blame Raffaele at all for staying in Santa Domingo until it is safe to return to Italy.

        • Oil E. Wagonwheel

          I'm curious about your statement that Raffaele was a "young man who lost his head over his first love".
          What exactly do you mean by this?

          • Speaker of Truth

            I think what Dianne is referring to is that Amanda was Raffaele's first true love. This statement is actually true. Raffaele has admitted that he hadn't dated a lot and that Amanda was his first real love. Sadly they had only known each other for 7 days before the murder and their romantic relationship did not survive their arrest and 4 years in prison. They are still very good friends. Amanda has said they are like soldiers who survived the same war and will always have a special bond. Anyways, back to Dianne's comment, some people are trying to say that Amanda had such power and hold on Raffaele (after one week together???) that she was able to convince him to take part in a sex orgy and later a murder. Does it sound plausible that a girl and her new boyfriend of one week would hook up with a man they had only seen once to have a sex orgy and murder? They all 3 spoke different languages. Raffaele spoke Italian, Amanda English and Rudy spoke German. Why in the world would they have even had any reason to do anything together let alone a sex orgy and murder?

          • Oil E. Wagonwheel

            …I'm looking more at the hind legs of this one.Could Dianne be theorizing that Raffaele blew a gasket defending Amanda from Meredith's accusations that she pinched her dosh? By default she seems to throw down with Basketball Jones and his village idiot routine.This won't fly what with crapboy Guede's fingers in Meredith's vagina and his johnsonburger on a pillow nearby.
            This doesn't speak well of the virulent anti-Knox battalions.Beware of mob rule,at least on the world wide web.The fact that it is highly speculative,thin and reedy stuff bodes well for the wrongly accused.

            As far as Rudy the lamprey hangin' out at the hoop court mere steps away from Amanda's flat and also hanging and spliffing with men in the same house (she actually had partied with the guy) it's entirely plausible that they all knew each other.

            Well,Dianne,what be the do?

          • Dianne

            Sollecito had a unique collection of assault knives. Look at the images of the mad psycho manga he collected ,mutilated images of women are not something easy to stomach. Bound and tortured women with missing limbs and worse.He has a large tattoo of the devilman on his shoulder.The nerdy guy turned demon is the theme. Could be of no importance I know but then there is his DNA on the clasp and the victim's on the knife..No I don't believe he is a normal lad.

          • Oil E. Wagonwheel

            I must say that this is somewhat provocative but ultimately weak.He seems like a guy with too much to lose and fits the description of a grounded student not a likely candidate for an off the charts meltdown.Knife collection,tattoos and fictional comic books notwithstanding.Apparently millions of people around the world read these things.Is there a reputable link to perpetrating violence from immersion in these fantasies?

            I ask again,do you feel it makes sense that this puppy love he was experiencing left him as putty in Amanda's hands and she sicced him on Meredith or (and I am not trying to draw you sneakily into an admittance that you buy into Guede's "they were fighting over missing money" ) do you give credence to this scenario that Guede claimed?

            Or,do you think the prosecutors malevolent forced orgy scenario makes sense and lapdog Raffaele and dopey Rudy played bass and fiddle to Amanda's lead guitar and vocals?

            If you could jog my memory as I'm in a hurry-up offense here trying to catch up on 6 years worth of information-where exactly was this kitchen knife found at Raffaele's apartment? Was it in a drawer or in a box in a closet (as I have read somewhere)?

            Thanks.I appreciate your thoughts.

          • Dianne

            The knife was found in RS's cutlery drawer. The only other large knife was a serrated bread knife. The sample on the knife still stands , Recent tests have revealed another from Amanda where the blade meets the handle.

            No one outside of then defence has suggested an orgy. The sexual element would be the pleasure received by humiliating and punishing an unwilling victim. The stain ? you mention has never been identified. The defence brought it up late when they knew that phase of new evidence had been closed to the court. If it were juice, urine , or other… the prosecution focused on the footprints on the pillow and preserved those instead ,One of those prints is determined to be from a smaller size 37 shoe. Crini made the joke it could have been by a man with a tiny foot , some footballer. Whatever the catalyst drugs , jealousy , fantasy, we may not ever know. The flip side would have you believe that Guede would in plain view( very exposed location) before 9 pm go about breaking in to a multi tenanted flat and take the time to trash,murder , arrange the body then clean up only in the hall and bathroom. He should have had no idea when Amanda or Filomena might walk in. The SC and Crini said that the evidence needs to be looked at in its totality not a piece meal fashion

          • Speaker of Truth

            Dianne, I am trying to understand why you keep trying to rewrite history by saying no one outside of the the defense suggested an orgy? Anyone familiar with this case knows that this theory was started by the original prosecutor, Mignini. He started the whole theory of a satanic, sexual ritual or orgy. Not sure why you would claim otherwise when there are hundreds of articles to substantiate this. Makes me wonder where in the world you are getting your information and it also makes your other points ring hollow.

          • Dianne

            Mignini initially behind vcloaed doors wonderd about a satanic connection being the day of the dead in Italy, Behind closed doors ! He quickly changed his idea to a hazing or game of torture on a restrained vixtim. No one talks about an orgy except the defense The person who called Amanda diabolical was Lumimba's lawyer. Amanda and her mum said nothing to free him while he sat is jail for 2 weeks. She profited with her ghost written book but still won't pay Lumumba the money the court ordered her to pay.

          • Speaker of Truth

            Dianne, how could his thoughts have been behind closed doors if he made sure it was leaked and plastered all over the world in every tabloid and even legitate news outlet that was willing to write about it? Amanda wrote in her memoralia's (1and 2) that she didn't trust her memories and she didn't think they should be used against anyone…the Perugian police are the ones who arrested him anyways without even trying to look into or substantiate the story which in actuality they concocted, and then forced Amanda to agree to. Luckily Amanda made money from her book (which of course she had help writing…it was her first book). She made just enough money to pay her lawyers, co-writer, taxes, and the 3 mortgages that her parents and grandmorther had mortgaged to pay for the previous 2 unjust trials and countless plane tickets to make sure someone was with her every week of her 4 unjust years in prison. I am sure she is waiting on a final verdict before paying money to anyone associated with the case. She currently has her conviction against Patrick with the European Court because her rights had been violated in relation to this supposed confession. If anyone owes Patrick Lumumba money, it's the Perugian police force.

          • Speaker of Truth

            Raffaele had a collection of pocket knives, none of which fit the murder weapon. He has a silly picture of himself wrapped in gauze and holding a butcher knife. He loved to read Japanese comic books. How sad that people want to turn something innocent into something abnormal or sinister. If you want to see those things, just look at Rudy Guede, his life, and his actions. Those are things worthy of being concerned about.

          • Dianne

            They were not pocket knives they were assault knives. The photo,s of them are on PMF.org .Have you looked at the mad psycho manga I was repulsed by a pictures of a victim with a plant growing out of her cut skull. They are not comics, worse than pornography because of the mutilated victims they can portray in comic book form. Amanda ia already convicted of Calunnia there is no appeal there and she is no reason to not pay her fine. She was still " confused" about whether Patrick was involved or not days later.

          • Oil E. Wagonwheel

            Jeez,you're going all Sister Mary Elephant on us,girl.Why didn't Raffaele use one of these hairy weapons? Instead he gets inspired by his nutty Pyrex formula,turns into Mr. Hyde,grabs the larger kitchen knife and they dash up to the cottage (that German efficiency and all ) drooling about Meredith without even knowing if she would be there?! Traipsing around town with the murder weapons on the way back to celebrate with some hot sex? Unlikely.

            You sound like you would be offended by R.Crumb."You see,your honor,these smutty books raze the mind"!
            If there was more than a disputed genetic sample linking Raffaele to the room and even a dollop of Amanda's cells,hair,blood or looseleaf it'd be more compelling.The strongest evidence against them just might be the weakest,especially with no lawyer present at the key moments.The calumnies are only scaffolded by that questionable session.In other words,Italy owes Patrick and the interest is building on that sum as we jabber.

          • Dianne

            That is just my opinion as to what his defence might be now that it looks probable there will be a conviction. He made a spontaneous statement to the court emphasizing his youth and the fact he was an Italian like them. He has distanced himself before from Amanda even so far as to say her behaviour at the Questura made him uncomfortable. We will know soon enough what direction Bongiorno will take and whether she will stick with the united front.

          • Oil E. Wagonwheel

            Interesting,so you think he may bail out totally on her based on the fiascos of November 5?
            Is stating that he was "uncomfortable" with certain behavior exhibited by Knox really anything at all,vis a vis the case against them?
            In other words,does flaky behavior mean as much as a pile of pencil shavings when all is said and done or do you hold that it is mightily indicative of guilt?

          • Speaker of Truth

            Raffaele has stood by Amanda for 6 years. Why, because it's the truth and he has stated in his book that he could not live with himself if he lied just to save himself. He had many opportunities to get a reduced sentence if he would just change his story and blame Amanda. Luckily, he is a man of honor and character, one of the few associated with this case. If you actually read his book (completely) you could learn for yourself the kind of person Raffaele is. He was embarrassed by some of Amanda's actions but being embarrassed and saying an untruth against her are not the same at all.

  • Oil E. Wagonwheel

    Dianne,you appear to be totally convinced and reference a motherlode of evidence that pins the tail on the donkey.What are the,say,three best pieces of evidence against these two? Is this really another OJ,where it's overwhelming but your steel trap only lets it in slowly,or is it the opposite,with these guys being flagellated for no good reason? Is this a bad case of over stimulated self glorifying parasitic Murdochian gutter media fakes poisoning the well?

    • Dianne

      Only three best? On Nov 5 Amanda was not called to the station . She attended class and joined Sollecito for dinner with friends. Well fed she confessed to being at the cottage after a little more than an hour blaming her boss for the murder. Sollecito confronted with holes in his alibi, via phone and computer records had just withdrawn her alibi in the next room.Informed of this fact the police knew she went out, she quickly substituted her boss for Guede The interview was halted , after snacks a nap she signed her statement as a suspect early in the morning. When the priest visited her in prison a few days later she wrote in her diary she was still confused about what happened that night.. There were luminol footprints matching her shoe size outside the victim's room plus the mixed blob of the victim's blood with her DNA in the room where the fake break-in occurred. The bathmat scoot was a hilarious attempt IMO to explain how her footprints could have transferred blood off the mat and made these prints.Someone faked the break-in moved and staged the victim and cleaned in the bathroom and hall. Amanda keeps pointing to there being no evidence of her in the room as proof she didn't participate. She did leave her lamp on the floor and there still is no explanation for the 200 pictograms of DNA from RS on the hook. Oh and the victim's DNA on the knife still stands.

    • Dianne

      Only three best? On Nov 5 Amanda was not called to the station . She attended class and joined Sollecito for dinner with friends. Well fed she confessed to being at the cottage after a little more than an hour blaming her boss for the murder. Sollecito confronted with holes in his alibi, via phone and computer records had just withdrawn her alibi in the next room.Informed of this fact the police knew she went out, she quickly substituted her boss for Guede The interview was halted , after snacks a nap she signed her statement as a suspect early in the morning. When the priest visited her in prison a few days later she wrote in her diary she was still confused about what happened that night.. There were luminol footprints matching her shoe size outside the victim's room plus the mixed blob of the victim's blood with her DNA in the room where the fake break-in occurred. The bathmat scoot was a hilarious attempt IMO to explain how her footprints could have transferred blood off the mat and made these prints.Someone faked the break-in moved and staged the victim and cleaned in the bathroom and hall. Amanda keeps pointing to there being no evidence of her in the room as proof she didn't participate. She did leave her lamp on the floor and there still is no explanation for the 200 pictograms of DNA from RS on the hook. Oh and the victim's DNA on the knife still stands. The media on the US side limits the story to the poor pretty American girl railroaded by the backward Italian system. A story invented by a certain PR firm. Speaker of truth speaks that lingo.

    • Dianne

      Only three best? On Nov 5 Amanda was not called to the station . She attended class and joined Sollecito for dinner with friends. Well fed she confessed to being at the cottage after a little more than an hour blaming her boss for the murder. Sollecito confronted with holes in his alibi, via phone and computer records had just withdrawn her alibi in the next room.Informed of this fact the police knew she went out, she quickly substituted her boss for Guede The interview was halted , after snacks a nap she signed her statement as a suspect early in the morning. When the priest visited her in prison a few days later she wrote in her diary she was still confused about what happened that night.. There were luminol footprints matching her shoe size outside the victim's room plus the mixed blob of the victim's blood with her DNA in the room where the fake break-in occurred. The bathmat scoot was a hilarious attempt IMO to explain how her footprints could have transferred blood off the mat and made these prints.Someone faked the break-in moved and staged the victim and cleaned in the bathroom and hall. Amanda keeps pointing to there being no evidence of her in the room as proof she didn't participate. She did leave her lamp on the floor and there still is no explanation for the 200 pictograms of DNA from RS on the hook. Oh and the victim's DNA on the knife still stands. The media on the US side limits the story to the poor pretty American girl railroaded by the backward Italian system. A story invented by a certain PR firm.

      • Speaker of Truth

        Diane, those are your 3 best? That is truly sad. If you read Amanda's account of what she experienced that night, it was nothing like you claim. She was not offered snacks and it was no picnic that night. In fact her monthy period had started and they wouldn't even let her use the bathroom and she bled all over herself. If they wouldn't let her use the bathroom, they most certainly weren't giving her snacks to eat. Raffaele, in his book tells how he could hear Amanda sobbing in the other room and even screaming for help. This one point alone shows how unreliable all your information is.

        • Speaker of Truth

          After the entire interrogation was over and much later in the morning, after a long night of interrogations, they finally gave Amanda something to eat…so if this is what you are referring to…it was not a picnic, or a kind, pleasant experience that Amanda went through….in her own words Amanda states, "They demolished me in that interrogation".

          • Dianne

            Speaker of truth common now she arrived by her own accord after 10pm . They chose to arrive late so they could dine with friends. At 11 pm they decide to interview her as a witness. Less than an hour and 1/2 later after learning RS had withdrawn her alibi she confessed to being a witness at the cottage. Her period a problem after doing splits and yoga an hour earlier? She had eaten a late dinner ,was she diabetic and needed food every hour? She was treated well according to the translator Donnino, there were only 3 people present when she panicked and named her boss.. Another Italian present also spoke English and even held her hand when she started to cry! Tea and a nap followed before she wrote her statement as a suspect.. Interesting how she continues to change her story recently she said the cop apologized on the stairs for slapping her. On her new blog she now claims RS was slapped. She is convicted of Calunnia , in her attempt to sidetrack the investigation and blame an innocent man.On that subject it took her many days to realise he couldn't have done it. Interesting she hasn't.paid the poor man the money she owes him. The prison chaplain said Amanda believed she would be found guilty before the first trial fact!

  • Speaker of Truth

    I believe you hit the nail on the head with your last sentence. Perugia overstepped their case from the very beginning. Italians are notorious for face saving and they didn't want to look bad. They were being pressured to find the murderer quickly. Once they decided it was Amanda and Raffaele, there was not going back. Once they realized the evidence didn't fit their theory, they either fabricated the evidence, destroyed the evidence, or contaminated the evidence. Mignini, who led the investigation from the start, would not even allow the coroner to take Meredith's body temperature until days later. By then it was too late to pin down the time of death. Why would he do that? He wanted to make it possible for Amanda and Raffaele to have committed the crime. Her true time of death, which was approx 9:00-9:30 would have been impossible for them to have committed. He needed it to be later in the night.

    • Oil E. Wagonwheel

      Ms. Kercher being brutalized in her Adidas jacket lends itself to the idea that it happened very shortly after her arrival,which is at a time known by her pal Sophie.This would make it highly unlikely that it was Knox or Sollecito as they were at his flat when a friend of Raffaele's dropped by there at 8:40 to tell him she didn't need a lift.Hardly enough time to dash over and go bonkers.

      • Speaker of Truth

        Very true. I don't know many people who would come home and leave their jacket on for 2 or 3 hours and the other thing that to me ties down the time of the attack is her interrupted call to her mom. Was she right in the midst of calling her mom when Rudy attacked her or did the call just drop on it's own? Either way, if she were still alive and not being attacked at 9:00 why didn't she call her mom back? She always did in the past. She would have known her mom would be worried and wouldn't have wanted to do that intentionally.

        • Oil E. Wagonwheel

          Dianne,if I may be so rude as to presume that is your real name,I think it is obvious they didn't get a fair trial.Bottom line.Stuff that is sketchy at best is given major play and the fact that juries can watch the coverage on the idiot box and in the slander rags is just plain nutty.
          I mean,get a load of the comment boards everywhere for this story.Madcap mania,back in swing! All ideas welcome we're a big tent! Double,no triple check that "evidence ",please.

          A key person here in Amanda and Raffaele's constellation is the woman who physically saw Amanda at Raffaele's door. the night of the murder.If the time she stopped by can be verified it's an osprey feather in their imminent salvation.Quelle bummer,there do seem to be grey clouds around Amanda yea she does live in Drizzlyville,USA.Maybe she's a bit of a drip leading to misunderstandings (jeepers,I'm making an argument for a rupture in her and Kercher's friendship) which led to a volcanic insane eruption of cruelty.
          Doubtful.
          Consider the timeline,especially the visitor to Raffaele's place that night and didn't jerkoff Guede come away with injuries that lingered? How could the lovebirds not get smacked or kicked as Rudy the Ripper apparently did? They were as untouched as a prime Muhammad Ali.They really are rather modest in frame and would show evidence of a struggle as the chuckingupbadshots weasel did.This works their way.

          Chances are good for these kids,and if you discount the interrogations the evidence is just not there.Problem be that him saying he pricked Kercher's finger is so slap happy hillbilly style as to draw flies.
          Their excuse that they had an Amsterdam dazed confusion meltdown hemming and hawing to buttress their simple alibi doesn't impress rather rattles.These two were dedicated smokers who probably dabbled in other sweets and more power to them but,responding to accusations they seem to say the combination of puffing and tough cops turned them into blabbering confessing supplicants so they want a mulligan.I haven't heard that the detectives were using the rack and pinion or water boarding anyone here so we have to have faith that they aren't lying about being shaken up up more than would make sense.
          It seems just as possible that the intrepid investigators heard some things that made them scratch their heads and apply the screws (!),which brought out the reeally stoned paranoid flakes I suppose they were sometimes and ultimately started fessing up "we're bullshit artists,where's the sackcloth and ashes plus we're innocent?" Ouch! It doesn't stand to reason that the local cops would mistreat a visiting American who was there spending money and studying and her well-off homegrown Italian boyfriend living in town and gainfully pursuing a degree.

          As Channel 11 used to follow up their editorials with: "what's your'e opinion,we'd like to know?"

          • Speaker of Truth

            I don't know if you are a writer….but you should be. You know how to use words in a funny, yet interesting way.

          • Dianne

            I realize you are on a learning curve and really have no interest in hitting the books. Rudy had a couple of tiny cuts on his hand. No one is saying that he wasn't a participant, Amanda had rather ugly red scratch like mark on her larynx it was no hickey.She also deposited a drop of her own blood on the tap. Ears don't drip blood even when recently pierced. A bitten tongue or nose bleed could leave no evidence days later. You have a new fan with " truth lover" honey works apparently! There probably is nothing unusual with murder suspects being at the scene of a murder,worried about a missing flatmate but no need to try to call her once there. They see her purse on the bed through the keyhole , locked door break-in but no call once home. They tell the police she often locked her door, Talk of walking through the streets carrying a bag of dirty clothing. Walking a mop back.!! Multiple showers one that included scooting on a bloody mat. A strong bleach smell in his apartment and a sink pipe came , or was taken, apart. The last person to see them was at 8:40. Enough time to run into Guede in the piazza and head to the cottage.

          • Oil E. Wagonwheel

            Touche,madame honeyberry! Or,as my pop used to say "for the love of Pete!"!
            I really only looked into this story a month ago.I was even spending time reading comment sections from 2009 and shit as recently as last week.,so I'm just a goof like yourself.My problem is that I'm a chimp at the keyboard and I still haven't read anything but excerpts of the court transcripts and reports.The tail wagging the dog somewhat.At present I'm awaiting a number of titles via inter-library loan.As I proffered earlier,your honor,I'm the handcar among your
            gleaming,crisp,tresgrandevitesse vanguard.Nor would you be at liberty to discuss such an operation were it to have existed,correct…
            ….in other words,enough of that and how much police propaganda do you eat for breakfast,just sayin' and all?
            So your thang is that Raffaele had a dodgy extensive knife collection but opted for the clunky,side of roast beef slicer which could only be a burden to be lugging around which you assert they did?

            Considering the cleanliness of the toilet/bathroom at the flat it's hard to believe they did any kind of clean-up in there but left all sorts of drips and smudges and his unshodden bloody footprint right there like a logo showing their presence.I mean,if you assert that they did this then it follows that they had many hours to set the scene.Half a day.
            Eight tenants lived in a small building and six of them were out of town leaving us with Meredith and Amanda,hence the focus,energy and resources working on the two,so I don't buy the jew blew up #7 stuff with much enthusiasm.Some are claiming that the fix was in from the get-go even with the first Federales that showed up there twisting faces at Amanda.I ain't buying that DVD because there is nothing suspect about investigating Knox as she was the victim's nearest acquaintance and house mate.

            I am most interested in your sidewindy "No one is saying that he wasn't a participant." Well golly,Beaver,I can't tell ya everything".Aren't his slimy crumbs all over the girl's room and tiny cuts are,well,gee,I hate to say it but you're heading up the freeway towards OJ's spread where he cut his finger on a cell phone contraption,yerp.Whoops,bad timing there big fella,you're the main suspect in a bloody knife slaying.

            What I do find compelling is the story that Guede did this all by his loathsome and the homicide drawer is chock full of hard proof.
            I read somewhere that Guede had bruising on his thorax as well as Knox having a vertical cutting of the skin.Humor me and let me know,are those undisputed facts?

            I have to tell you that the surprise appearance of the postal police showing up as Knox is schlepping a mop does not look good.Are they actually saying they were just showing up from his place with the mop or on their way back to his place to stem the tides.Couple that with Raffaele's over indulgence on trendy chemical amusement aid and a highly controversial statement written by Knox in the tender mercies wing of the office and the suspicion rises.
            I think we part directions (hence your frustration with my blizzards of booshite) at that point,actually,where we are counting on the denials of coercion and evidently sanitized write-ups of the detectives.They would seem to have done what these types of individuals generally do when they smell a rat.Ramped up the locker room stuff a click and went a bit nuts,bringing into play particularly worthless and tainted info. Coming back to Lumumba,all three suspects speak of assaults and terror tactics.It's no shame to crack under such a regimen and the tell is in the tale and hers was an airball.I think there is ample reason to toss this one into the Adriatic and get back to legitimizing Genco.

            I see your point about the soccer top It was a chilly November evening up there in the hills.However,your compact little valise of zombified automatons on their appointed rounds materializing at that correct time up at Via Della Pergola is extending your play area far too wide.We're not taking about hitmen on assignment.The "Pieceofshitrudy got in and jacked up a surprised Meredith" argument has wheels and just what the fuck is going on with that parasite?!

            Bottom line is that we need more information from Guede. Why is he not testifying at the current proceeding?

          • Speaker of Truth

            We may not agree on everything…but your writing still makes me smile…you do have a talent there. I do appreciate the fact that you are willing to look at all the evidence and to keep an open mind.

          • Oil E. Wagonwheel

            In my own oafish way there isn't any doubt that I have illustrated just how stuck on the fence I am about this story.

          • Dianne

            Yes it is a multifaceted and complicated case . It takes time to take it all in. Even those who have been paying attention for years learn new things. Amanda had the big red scratch on her larynx noted by a flatemate? Photo evidence is on PMF.net. Good question about Guede and why is he not being questioned. It may have to do with this is not a retrial but only the defendant's appeal. Good place to ask that question is Perugia murder files.org a forum which includes lawyers and Italian speakers PMF.org. Just don't tell truth lover!! just kidding good luck

          • Oil E. Wagonwheel

            I'm leaning heavily towards exoneration but you have many powerful arguments to shellack them with.Startled by police,clutching a mop with a scratch on her neck and acting like an ice princess with Raffaele eventually implicating himself in cutting Meredith and covering for Amanda plus nutty general demeanors and you start to think some.
            All of this for what? They didn't think they could actually get away with raping Meredith or at the very least creating an untenable situation as a housemate,did they?
            I think you're buying the "Rudy saw them" angle.
            More likely Rudy and some real lowlifes set upon Meredith and tortured her,eventually killing her.Is there any other DNA at all in that room besides her and Boy Crapper? The Italian downstairs? The other blokes on the bra?

            When is the likely wind up to this leg?

          • Speaker of Truth

            Hello Dianne. Do you really think that a girl and her brand-new boy friend of only 7 days, would spend the evening watching a romantic movie, eating dinner, having sex, and smoking a little marijuana…which actually makes you really relaxed, would then rush out into the cold night to have a sex orgy with a guy they both met once? Also, what's the big deal about the mop? That night Raffaele's pipe under his sink broke and water leaked all over the floor. Raffaele was upset but Amanda told him not to worry about it, she had a mop back at her place which she would get in the morning….which she did. His place smelled didn't reek of bleach according to Amanda…it just smelled clean because his cleaning lady had come the day before. If there were really some big bleach clean up at either place…where is the evidence to prove it? You can't convict people on hunches or feelings or propaganda…you have to look at true and valid evidence.

          • Oil E. Wagonwheel

            Why would they drag a mop out of an apartment that they had just used to clean up a bloody murder and then transport that same mop across the way to clean up a mess at Raffaele's flat? Any imbecile would know not to do that.
            They probably weren't in the middle of the clean-up at the time the postal police arrived,having had oodles of time to do that overnight and all morning–according to the detective's mosaic.
            Lends itself to the more innocuous take and a good example of the twin F's,friendship and frugality.Saving money and helping at the same time,the Pacific Northwest white man's ethic.

          • Dianne

            Amanda has written a couple short stories about rape which can be viewed on line.. She also allegedly planned a fake rape attack on a roommate in college for April'sFools using friends with ski masks.Sollecito had an assault knife hung over his bed.and was an aficionado of horrific comics which show nude mutilated (cut)women.I think they are both atypical and would not be surprised to learn they got high with another drug user Guede (drugs can cement friendships quickly )and got carried away. I'm always shocked by random violence and looking at innocent looking perps who appear to have no motive is not uncommon.

          • Speaker of Truth

            Dianne, I'm really having a hard time keeping up with all your mis-information. This is a reply Amanda wrote today on her blog about this rumor of a fake rape attack. I'll let you read it just as Amanda wrote it:

            I played part in a April’s Fools prank that involved making a mess – moving and hiding stuff in the house I shared with friends – to make it seem like we had been robbed when we weren’t there. The ruse was immediately revealed after the initial shock. We – all of the mutual friends of my housemates who participated in the prank with me – apologized for the distress caused.

            There was no harm to property or persons. Like so many things, this event has been exaggerated for the sake of sensationalism.

            Manga cartoons are very common and many very normal people read them. They are found in every public library and I don't think anyone has banned them yet for fear of creating oodles of murderers and rapists.

          • Dianne

            So she staged a robbery sounds familiar, I checked her site and the story has a big hole. Why did she need friends at least two to mess up the apartment she shared with her roommate?Why did she have to apologize for the trauma caused.?She says noone was hurt or property stolen. What about the peychologal affect, BTW It makes more sense that the prank involved the poor roommate seeing the fake intruders come in and hence the need for all to apologize, weird story weird girl . Those manga comics would not be on the library they are a special edition .

          • Oil E. Wagonwheel

            Your honor,I object,too speculative.You've painted with a wide brush by saying that they were "getting high".Blowing a hashbone with a quick leap to general mayhem sounds like a stretch,even if it was that really nice Nepalese stuff.

            Your point about the quiet ax murderer next door is well taken.

            It really is hard to imagine Amanda and Raffaele morphing into Dick and Perry after a simple reefer.Would you say that they could have been on some other harder hallucinogens,stimulants or such when you take your stab at the "druggie" theory?

    • Dianne

      It was a light zipped sweatshirt kept on for a bit as it was getting chilly . she had taken out her books on her bed to study still wearing it. RS's apartment was a 5 minute walk to the cottage with the piazza on the way Leaving after 9 afforded plenty time to head to piazza Grimana and the cottage , the murder was most likely committed some time after 10pm.

  • Speaker of Truth

    I cannot remember if I already posted this link but it shows how this was a set-up from the beginning. ttp://groundreport.com/the-meredith-kercher-murder-conspiracy-the-evidence-was-manipulated-from-the-start/#.Usb6-MDV9v4.facebook

  • Speaker of Truth

    This link will take you to Amanda's blog. This particular page has all the important documents from the case, including the 2 letters Amanda wrote to try and refute her supposed confession (Memoriali 1 and 2) as well as the Skype conversation with Rudy Guede and a friend where he states Amanda was not there at the crime. He didn't change his story, stating she was there until a year later and after having his sentence reduced from 30 to 16 years in prison. Due to "good behavior" he could be out in one or 2 years.

  • Dianne

    It was never claimed to be an orgy quite the contrary Judge MIcheli said the dying victim was moved , and the bra taken off to suggest the motive was a random attack by a stranger. This follows the staging of a break-in . Amanda is the one that talks about an orgy and where is the evidence in that room pointing to her. The victim was restrained evidenced by the bruising on her elbows . She had a couple of prick marks on one palm. meanwhile the attack involved 47 injuries including superficial knife cuts. The luminol prints were found outside of the locked room. Either a former small tenant also had bloody feet or was making turnip wine with her feet in the bedroom. Other than blood very little gives a positive and bleach would have long evaporated.. The mixed sample of the victim and Amanda in the breakin room is strong evidence. Someone cleaned in the bathroom and hall, Not Guede who had no plan to control the discovery in the morning and let Filomena make the call. Guede made no attempt to flush the toilet remove his handprint or footprints.Guede would have left evidence of dirt on the white wall outside and he would have left a trail of blood in the hallway and bathroom. Someone even rinsed out the bidet missing only a little watery residue on the chrome. I believe the bits of blood there and on the tap were missed during the cleanup because of the brown ceiling reflecting on the fixtures. Whether or not the hard drives were fried they can still tell whether an Internet connection was made. Sollecito made another recent gaffe saying he emailed his profs that night just like he pricked Meredith while cooking. I mentioned the PR because many reporters are friends with the family and keep repeating the same misinformation. The wilki site is a good place to start.

    • Oil E. Wagonwheel

      Right,then.Indeed,right you are mate.Speaking of turnip wine,that stuff has a kick like a mule and really opens up the sluices at both ends.At a party that I heard about it was making people crazy.They were fishing them out of the sewers for three days.

    • Speaker of Truth

      Dianne, I am curious why you keep trying to change history by saying it was never claimed to be a sex orgy. You are even trying to claim that the defense came up with this theory. Seriously? Mignini leaked information to the tabloid press from day one and the whole satanic sex game orgy was totally his doing. Here is one of hundreds of links that verify that Mignini is the one who started this lie. http://abcnews.go.com/International/critics-knox-

  • Speaker of Truth

    Wow, I am so amazed Earl….did you come to these opinions all since our first conversation? I had mistaken you for an angry hick and now you've gone and surprised me and shown you are actually a very intelligent and articulate person. Pretty cool! Thanks for listening and taking the time to read the facts.

    • Oil E. Wagonwheel

      Don't tell anybody but Mr. Moore has a crush on Amanda (ha!).The site is worth reading,thanks.
      Earlier Dianne handily dispatched the "Amanda was famished on the verge of fainting and needed protein" theme which abounds by casually pointing out that she and Raffaele came from a late dinner to the impromptu torture session ("poke her with the soft cushions,make her sit in the comfy chair!") and was spewing wacky incriminating stuff an hour and a half into her interview.Moore piles on the pathos pretty thickly and is "53 hours of interrogation" a provable fact or a gussied up concoction after the fact unsupported by records?
      However,the lack of her "confession" being on tape and the salient fact that her statement was wildly wrong (some argue that she substituted Lumumba for Guede ) weakens this supposed smoking gun part of the case against her.This one is raised early and often by skeptics and clumsily.It is entirely plausible and reasonable to assume that Knox fell apart at the seams if the coppers started messing with her by misrepresenting Raffaele's supposed bail-out.All three arrested related very similar sttories about coercion. "I Pricked Meredith (just by coincidence,really") trips up the malarkey meter,no getting around that one.
      Like to know more about what happened that night with Mr. Sollecito.Waiting for his book at the moment and a few others through local libraries.He seems sincere but has been taking media lessons.
      So much comes off as campaigning on the duo's side.I find it only a tad less with the anti crew who,it must be said,are no joke.For all manner of reasons a full court press has been put on them and they are being prosecuted before a jury as we speak.You have to have your A game,i.e the goods to free yourself from this octopus and luckily they seem to have amassed it and presented it clearly.Donald Trump would have his top people on this one,d'oh! It haunts the air to think that these two probably have been absurdly hammered and it disturbs the spirit to think that anyone involved in executing this crime could be free to do it again and Meredith's family can go unserved and unsatisfied unjustly.
      And therein lies the rub.