Did Guede's Outburst Hurt Amanda Knox's Case?

Guede claimed that he ran to Kercher's room where he saw a male figure. He put his hand on the guy's shoulder saying "What's happening," caught a glimpse of Kercher on the floor, and then the unidentified man "tried to strike me. He backed down the hallway in the dark, fell, and heard the man say 'Let's go, there is black man in the house.'"

Guede said he then heard the steps of more than one person on the gravel outside. He went to the window in one of the rooms and saw "the silhouette of Amanda Knox leaving."

Since this was a spontaneous statement, no one could question Guede.

Guede said he then went to Kercher's room, tried to help her, but said he was in total shock.

"I thought I was going crazy. I had tons of questions, but no answers," he testified.

Kercher held his hand and tried to speak to him, Guede said. He testified that he tried to stop the blood pouring from her throat, but got scared and fled.

Guede said he doesn't even know how he ended up in Germany, but later contacted two friends in Perugia and they agreed he should take a train home. He was stopped by police on the train, and taken to the police station.

Guede's Comments to Kercher Family

Then Guede turned to Francesco Maresca, the lawyer for the Kercher family, and asked him to tell them that the "only thing I feel I can say to the Kercher family, to which my conscience must answer, is that unfortunately I was scared and I did not do everything I could to help her."

"I want the Kercher family to know that I did not kill and did not rape their daughter. It was not me that took her life away," he said.

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