Comments on: Amanda Knox Verdict: GMA Live Blog http://abcnews.go.com/blogs/headlines/2011/10/gma-live-blog-amanda-knox-verdict/ The latest Headlines, news and blog posts from ABC News contributors and bloggers. Fri, 30 Jan 2015 19:48:14 +0000 hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=3.2.1 By: William http://abcnews.go.com/blogs/headlines/2011/10/gma-live-blog-amanda-knox-verdict/#comment-1333872 William Sat, 08 Oct 2011 18:44:40 +0000 http://abcnews.go.com/blogs/headlines/?p=53762#comment-1333872 Rudy Guede had been arrested for breaking into a nursery school in Milan just several days before the murder of Meredith Kercher. The police found an 11 inch knife in his backpack when they went through it at the nursery school, and then released him under his own recognizance. In Guede's backpack at the nursery was also discovered a cell phone and a laptop computer that had been stolen from a Perugian law office several days before. The law office had been burglarized and a rock had been used to smash the window to gain entrance, the same MO used at Meredith Kercher's residence. Rudy Guede knew as did most of the people in Perugia that on the first of the month college students would have cash in their residences and Guere was completely broke and was getting warnings from his landlord to provide proof of employment. If you go back just a little over one month from the murder of meredith Kercher, on September 27, 2007 Rudy Guere broke into the home of Christian Tramontano and Guede even threatened Tramontano with a small knife. These are the facts I believe were relevant 1. Rudy Guede had a history of burglary 2. Rudy Guede had a history of carrying knives 3. Rudy Guere had a history of breaking in residences using a rock and gaining entrance through a window. 4. Rudy Guere was broke, desperate and knew college students would have money on the first of every month. 5. Rudy Guere lied when he said he had prearranged to go out on a date with Meredith Kercher on the night of the murder. 6. Rudy Gueres bloody handprint was discovered on a pillow under Kercher's back. 7. Only Rudy Gueres DNA was found inside of Kercher's body implicating a sexual assault by Guere. 8. 300 Euros were missing that belonged to Meredith Kercher.( Knox had a sufficient bank account and was in no need of Kercher's money.) 9. Kercher's cell phones were also stolen and Rudy Guere had a history of stealing cell phones as he did in the Perugian law office he broke into. Occam's razor could not be demonstrated more than in this case. The prosecution and the investigators instead chose to provide the most delusional motives as to why Knox would kill Kercher. Remember the first motive they presented was satanic orgy and the last was rage due to smoking marijuana. Rudy Guede had been arrested for breaking into a nursery school in Milan just several days before the murder of Meredith Kercher. The police found an 11 inch knife in his backpack when they went through it at the nursery school, and then released him under his own recognizance. In Guede’s backpack at the nursery was also discovered a cell phone and a laptop computer that had been stolen from a Perugian law office several days before. The law office had been burglarized and a rock had been used to smash the window to gain entrance, the same MO used at Meredith Kercher’s residence.

Rudy Guede knew as did most of the people in Perugia that on the first of the month college students would have cash in their residences and Guere was completely broke and was getting warnings from his landlord to provide proof of employment. If you go back just a little over one month from the murder of meredith Kercher, on September 27, 2007 Rudy Guere broke into the home of Christian Tramontano and Guede even threatened Tramontano with a small knife.

These are the facts I believe were relevant

1. Rudy Guede had a history of burglary
2. Rudy Guede had a history of carrying knives
3. Rudy Guere had a history of breaking in residences using a rock and gaining entrance through a window.
4. Rudy Guere was broke, desperate and knew college students would have money on the first of every month.
5. Rudy Guere lied when he said he had prearranged to go out on a date with Meredith Kercher on the night of the murder.
6. Rudy Gueres bloody handprint was discovered on a pillow under Kercher’s back.
7. Only Rudy Gueres DNA was found inside of Kercher’s body implicating a sexual assault by Guere.
8. 300 Euros were missing that belonged to Meredith Kercher.( Knox had a sufficient bank account and was in no need of Kercher’s money.)
9. Kercher’s cell phones were also stolen and Rudy Guere had a history of stealing cell phones as he did in the Perugian law office he broke into.

Occam’s razor could not be demonstrated more than in this case. The prosecution and the investigators instead chose to provide the most delusional motives as to why Knox would kill Kercher. Remember the first motive they presented was satanic orgy and the last was rage due to smoking marijuana.

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By: Brian Brett http://abcnews.go.com/blogs/headlines/2011/10/gma-live-blog-amanda-knox-verdict/#comment-1278751 Brian Brett Thu, 06 Oct 2011 08:09:01 +0000 http://abcnews.go.com/blogs/headlines/?p=53762#comment-1278751 MY HEART GOES OUT TO THE MEREDITH KERCHER FAMILY THEY HAVE SHOWN SO MUCH RESPECT TO A MUCH LOVED DAUGHTER AND SISTER. They only want the guilty ones, Knox got away with it just because she is an American so i say to people all around the world Be very carefull if you come into contact with Americans MY HEART GOES OUT TO THE MEREDITH KERCHER FAMILY THEY HAVE SHOWN SO MUCH RESPECT TO A MUCH LOVED DAUGHTER AND SISTER.
They only want the guilty ones, Knox got away with it just because she is an American so i say to people all around the world Be very carefull if you come into contact with Americans

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By: Max http://abcnews.go.com/blogs/headlines/2011/10/gma-live-blog-amanda-knox-verdict/#comment-1258901 Max Wed, 05 Oct 2011 01:42:19 +0000 http://abcnews.go.com/blogs/headlines/?p=53762#comment-1258901 It seems to me that American people are not too rational when an American citizen is involved in any situation abroad either a murder case like this one or another.. I suppose it is the sense of patriottism that is too strong and sometime doesn't make people to see the truth. It seems to me that American people are not too rational when an American citizen is involved in any situation abroad either a murder case like this one or another.. I suppose it is the sense of patriottism that is too strong and sometime doesn’t make people to see the truth.

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By: Anthony http://abcnews.go.com/blogs/headlines/2011/10/gma-live-blog-amanda-knox-verdict/#comment-1258541 Anthony Wed, 05 Oct 2011 01:12:28 +0000 http://abcnews.go.com/blogs/headlines/?p=53762#comment-1258541 Prosecutors contend a kitchen knife found at Sollecito's house was the weapon because it matched wounds on Kercher's body and carried traces of Kercher's DNA on the blade and Knox's on the handle. However, the court-ordered review discredited the DNA evidence, saying there were glaring errors in evidence-collecting and that below-standard testing and possible contamination raised doubts over the DNA traces on the blade and on Kercher's bra clasp. In addition, the defense cast doubt on the knife, questioning why Knox and Sollecito would return it to Sollecito's home if it had been used in the murder. They maintain the real weapon has yet to be found. Knox's behavior in the hours after the killing raised eyebrows and continues to raise questions about why she would display such apparent disregard after her friend had been brutally murdered. The American turned cartwheels and did splits at the police station as she waited to be questioned by police, according to investigators and Kercher's friends during the first trial. They said Knox sat on Sollecito's lap, making faces at him, crossing her eyes and sticking her tongue out, while giggling and kissing him. Prosecutors contend a kitchen knife found at Sollecito’s house was the weapon because it matched wounds on Kercher’s body and carried traces of Kercher’s DNA on the blade and Knox’s on the handle. However, the court-ordered review discredited the DNA evidence, saying there were glaring errors in evidence-collecting and that below-standard testing and possible contamination raised doubts over the DNA traces on the blade and on Kercher’s bra clasp.

In addition, the defense cast doubt on the knife, questioning why Knox and Sollecito would return it to Sollecito’s home if it had been used in the murder. They maintain the real weapon has yet to be found.

Knox’s behavior in the hours after the killing raised eyebrows and continues to raise questions about why she would display such apparent disregard after her friend had been brutally murdered.

The American turned cartwheels and did splits at the police station as she waited to be questioned by police, according to investigators and Kercher’s friends during the first trial. They said Knox sat on Sollecito’s lap, making faces at him, crossing her eyes and sticking her tongue out, while giggling and kissing him.

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By: Anthony http://abcnews.go.com/blogs/headlines/2011/10/gma-live-blog-amanda-knox-verdict/#comment-1258531 Anthony Wed, 05 Oct 2011 01:11:34 +0000 http://abcnews.go.com/blogs/headlines/?p=53762#comment-1258531 Prosecutors also claimed the apartment was unnaturally cleaned of any traces of Knox's presence. The only fingerprint belonging to Knox was on glass, while many more traces were left by two other Italian flatmates and visitors, they said. Mignini theorized that Knox "herself felt the need to eliminate the traces of her presence" at her home, and accused her and Sollecito of going so far as to stage a break-in at the apartment to make the murder look like a burglary gone bad. The room of another flatmate had been ransacked and a window smashed with a rock on the night of the murder, but Mignini said evidence showed the window was "quite probably broken from the inside." Prosecutors also claimed the apartment was unnaturally cleaned of any traces of Knox’s presence. The only fingerprint belonging to Knox was on glass, while many more traces were left by two other Italian flatmates and visitors, they said.

Mignini theorized that Knox “herself felt the need to eliminate the traces of her presence” at her home, and accused her and Sollecito of going so far as to stage a break-in at the apartment to make the murder look like a burglary gone bad.

The room of another flatmate had been ransacked and a window smashed with a rock on the night of the murder, but Mignini said evidence showed the window was “quite probably broken from the inside.”

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By: Anthony http://abcnews.go.com/blogs/headlines/2011/10/gma-live-blog-amanda-knox-verdict/#comment-1258471 Anthony Wed, 05 Oct 2011 01:08:52 +0000 http://abcnews.go.com/blogs/headlines/?p=53762#comment-1258471 Why did Knox initially tell prosecutors she was in the apartment that night and had to cover her ears to drown out her friend's screams as she was brutally attacked by a man Knox falsely accused? There was also a purported burglary at the apartment that night — staged, prosecutors alleged, by the killers to derail the investigation. Who staged it and why? And then there was the alibi of Knox's ex-boyfriend, Raffaele Sollecito, whose conviction was also overturned Monday. He claimed he was at home working on his computer the night of Nov. 1, 2007, yet police testified there was no sign he had used it that evening. Why did Knox initially tell prosecutors she was in the apartment that night and had to cover her ears to drown out her friend’s screams as she was brutally attacked by a man Knox falsely accused?

There was also a purported burglary at the apartment that night — staged, prosecutors alleged, by the killers to derail the investigation. Who staged it and why?

And then there was the alibi of Knox’s ex-boyfriend, Raffaele Sollecito, whose conviction was also overturned Monday. He claimed he was at home working on his computer the night of Nov. 1, 2007, yet police testified there was no sign he had used it that evening.

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By: Anthony http://abcnews.go.com/blogs/headlines/2011/10/gma-live-blog-amanda-knox-verdict/#comment-1258431 Anthony Wed, 05 Oct 2011 01:05:44 +0000 http://abcnews.go.com/blogs/headlines/?p=53762#comment-1258431 She has been lucky to be in Italy if she was in America she would be stayed in jail for longer than 4 years and who knows when they had found out the truth...Capital punishment... She has been lucky to be in Italy if she was in America she would be stayed in jail for longer than 4 years and who knows when they had found out the truth…Capital punishment…

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By: Anthony http://abcnews.go.com/blogs/headlines/2011/10/gma-live-blog-amanda-knox-verdict/#comment-1258381 Anthony Wed, 05 Oct 2011 01:03:10 +0000 http://abcnews.go.com/blogs/headlines/?p=53762#comment-1258381 I know who what happened in Italy. Evidences have been distroyed with money and power and who is going to pay now? the black man....as always happens in case like that...My prayers go to the family of Meredith that has been killed and the family cannot see the justice. I know who what happened in Italy. Evidences have been distroyed with money and power and who is going to pay now? the black man….as always happens in case like that…My prayers go to the family of Meredith that has been killed and the family cannot see the justice.

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By: Anthony http://abcnews.go.com/blogs/headlines/2011/10/gma-live-blog-amanda-knox-verdict/#comment-1258331 Anthony Wed, 05 Oct 2011 00:58:48 +0000 http://abcnews.go.com/blogs/headlines/?p=53762#comment-1258331 She should be granted an Oscar for her role... She should be granted an Oscar for her role…

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By: Marilyn http://abcnews.go.com/blogs/headlines/2011/10/gma-live-blog-amanda-knox-verdict/#comment-1255091 Marilyn Tue, 04 Oct 2011 20:59:39 +0000 http://abcnews.go.com/blogs/headlines/?p=53762#comment-1255091 I prayed that of your innocence, I supported you in my heart, hoping that what should happen will play out in all truth and justice. I hoped that if the evidence supports freeing two innocent people, then let it show... it did. God bless those who have been damaged by injustice and tragedy, including you. I pray for the Kercher family as well as yours and the Sollecito family too. I pray your path to a beautiful future awaits you with open arms... I prayed that of your innocence, I supported you in my heart, hoping that what should happen will play out in all truth and justice. I hoped that if the evidence supports freeing two innocent people, then let it show… it did. God bless those who have been damaged by injustice and tragedy, including you. I pray for the Kercher family as well as yours and the Sollecito family too. I pray your path to a beautiful future awaits you with open arms…

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