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COURT OF ASSIZE TRIAL, 16 JAN 2009

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PostPosted: Sat Nov 08, 2008 11:39 pm   Post subject: COURT OF ASSIZE TRIAL, 16 JAN 2009   

COURT OF ASSIZE, AMANDA AND RAFFAELE'S TRIAL, 16 JANUARY, 2009, JUDGE GIANCARLO MASSEI PRESIDING








Originally scheduled for the 4th December 2008, the trial is now rescheduled for the 16th January 2009, in order to allow more time for the filing of the case reports and evidence





THE CHARGES



Trans: 'Yummi'



Yummi wrote:
The Charges (as English translation of the formal accusation against the two defendants)

The judge,

At the conclusion of the preliminary hearing, in the case referred to:

Amanda Marie Knox
and
Raffaele Sollecito

ACCUSED

(A)
of the crime to which articles 110, 575, 576 paragraph 1(5) Penal Code apply, of having in complicity amongst themselves and with Rudy Hermann Guede, killed Meredith Kercher , by means of strangling and consequent breaking of the hyoid bone and deep lesions to the left anterio-lateral and right lateral regions of the neck, with a weapon with point and length in which head B applies and thereby meta-haemorhaegic shock with a significant asphyxiation component secondary to the blood loss and taking advantage of the nocturnal hour and of the isolated location of the apartment held under lease by the same Kercher and the same Knox, as well as by two Italian girls (Filomena Romanelli and Laura Mezzetti), an apartment located in via della Pergola 7, Perugia, committing the act for futile motives, while Guede, with the complicity of the others, was committing the felony of sexual assault

(B)
of the offence to which articles 110 Penal Code, 4 Statutes 110/1975, of having in complicity amongst themselves carried out from the house of Sollecito, without justified reason, a large knife with sharp point and blade long 31cm totalling (seized from Sollecito on 6 November 2007)

(C)
of the crime to which articles 110, 609 (b) and (c) (2) Penal Code apply, of having in complicity amongst themselves and with Rudy Hermann Guede (Guede the main mover, in complicity with the co-accused), forced Meredith Kercher to suffer sexual acts, with manual and/or genital penetration, by means of violence and threats consisting of manoeuvrings of restraint productive of lesions, in particular to the upper limbs and lower limbs and in the vulvar region, as well as in the usage of the knife

(D)
of the crime to which 110, 624 Penal Code apply because in complicity amongst themselves to secure for themselves an unjust profit, in the circumstances of the time and the place that they took possession of the sum of approximately 300 euro; of two credit cards, from Abbey Bank and from Nationwide, both of the United Kingdom; and of two cell phones, the property of Meredith Kercher, removing them from the same she who had been holding them

(E)
of the offence to which 110, 367 and 61(2) Penal Code apply, of having in complicity amongst themselves simulated attempted burglary by break-and-enter into the room of the apartment of via della Pergola 7 occupied by Filomena Romanelli, breaking the glass of the window with a rock taken from the vicinity of the house that came to be left inside the room, close to the window, for the purpose of assuring themselves impunity from the crimes of murder and of sexual assault, attempting to attribute the responsibility to unknown intruders who entered, to that aim, inside the apartment

facts having taken place in Perugia, during the night of 1 and 2 November 2007

Amanda Knox, in addition

(F)
of the offence to which articles 81, 368.2 and 61(2) Penal Code apply because with multiple actions carried out under the same criminal design, knowing him innocent, with a claim arising during the course of statements rendered to the Flying Squad and to the Police Headquarters of Perugia on the date of 6 November 2007, falsely accused Diya Lumumba called "Patrick" of the felony of murder in detriment of the young Meredith Kercher, all to the end of obtaining impunity for all and in particular for Rudy Hermann Guede, he also of colour like Lumumba

facts having taken place in Perugia on the night between 5 and 6 November 2007

RULES

the remand to be judged before a Corte di Assise of the accused

Amanda Marie Knox
Raffaele Sollecito

for the crimes above-mentioned

ADVISES
as to the appearance of the aforesaid accused, the hearing on the 4th day of December 2008 at 9am.

Perugia 28 October 2008
The Judge for the Preliminary Hearing, Dr. Paolo Micheli



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Damian wrote:
Court of Assize

Il Messaggero. 31.10.2008. Journalist; Christiana Mangani.

Giancarlo Massei, fifty-eight years old, President of the Court of Assize, will preside over the trial of Amanda Knox and Raffaele Sollecito, probably with Carla Giangamoni at his side. The trial will start on December 4 and will be held in a room big enough to hold a large number of people. The first hearings will be open to the public. Judge Massei is currently presiding over another trial which has stirred public opinion, that of Roberto Spaccino, who is accused of murdering his eight-month pregnant wife. The same judge also convalidated the arrest which sent Luigi Chiati, the ‘monster of Foligno’ to trial. At the time he was a Gip and also heard the first-track trial of the kidnappers of Augusto De Megni. He was also involved in some of the investigations into Giulio Andreotti. It not much more than a month, he will be flanked by five jury members, the names of whom were extracted at the start of the year. They will be called to decide whether Amanda and Raffaele are guilty or innocent of the murder of Meredith Kercher.
Paolo Micheli’s reasons for keeping the two in prison will arrive at the court as will the evidence in the decree which sent them to trial. The judge ruled that there was a risk of them fleeing and committing the crime again, for ‘the contempt of other’s lives’ that they have shown and ‘the biased chain of solidarity for Knox in the United States’. Members of the young woman’s family however, have said they have nothing to do with this public support.
Judge Micheli has suggested that the Court of Assize could ask for a new report to evaluate the results of those of the defence and the scientific police. The seventeen page document which explains the reasons for keeping the two in prison disappointed the defence teams and family members of the two suspects. ‘It’s not a guilty verdict’, they said, ‘It will be a long battle. We still have many cards to play’.



DAMIAN'S BLOG


Damian wrote:
Still Investigating the Couple-The Prosecution Identifies Other Witnesses
La Nazione 05.11.2008 Journalist: Erika Pontini
(Translation by Passerrota)

There are new investigations, and most of all, new witnesses to shed light on the still obscure aspects of the murder of Meredith Kercher, violated and killed one year ago. The investigative machine doesn’t stop, even after the indictments of Amanda Knox and Raffaele Sollecito, and the condemnation of Rudy Guede to 30 years in prison. All three were there that cursed night, according to Judge Paolo Micheli.

This is about people capable of “committing crime with little thought and absolute contempt for others” wrote Judge Micheli, as he rejected the request for release of the couple. The Prosecution has quickly restarted with additional investigative activity in view of the trial in the Court of Assise on December 4th. Obviously they have protected the evidence, but it seems that the police (in this case the Flying Squad) and the Public Prosecutors, Giuliano Mignini and Manuela Comodi, have identified still more witnesses that would make up part of the list of people that could be heard in the Court of Assise. It’s a list the prosecutors are already compiling. But the new witnesses could serve to, most of all, fit together all the pieces of this difficult puzzle of a crime.

It’s almost certain however, that the defense teams of Knox (Luciano Ghirga and Carlo Dalla Vedova) and Sollecito (Giulia Bongiorno, Luca Mori, and Marco Brusco) will lay blame on the testing techniques – as already foreshadowed in the preliminary hearing – by challenging the Court, led by Giancarlo Massei (and on the side, possibly Judge Carla Giangamboni). The lawyers will point to the biological analyses (Judge Micheli said however that he didn’t believe the theory that key pieces of evidence – the bra clasp and the knife – were contaminated) and the testing techniques. In particular for the way the locations of the victim and the suspects can be determined by their cellphones, and on Raffaele’s computer.

Sollecito has always maintained that on the night of the crime he was at home at via Garibaldi, with Amanda, and they watched “Amelie,” then two episodes of the cartoon Naruto. Human interaction on the computer was not identified, however, by the Postal Police. Meanwhile after the refusal of the request for release, with a harsh precaution of motivation, the defense teams of Knox and Sollecito have not yet petitioned the Court of Appeals.



DAMIAN'S BLOG




AGI NEWS wrote:
MEREDITH: TO HEARING OF DECEMBER 4


(AGI) - Perugia, Nov. 19 - Even the provincial capital of Digos, with the new manager Lorenzo Manso (40 years, vice Quaestor added the State Police, a native of Florence, which happens aa Salvatore Francesco Barba promoted first manager and now engaged in way on the School of Police of Rome - ndr), and 'was recorded on preventing problems of order and public safety, in view of next December 4, when Amanda Knox and Raffaele call will appear before the Court of Assizes of Perugia' s beginning of the process that sees them as co-authors accused of murder of Meredith Kercher.
L'udienza si terra' nell'aula degli Affreschi, a Palazzo di Giustizia, una delle piu' ampie a disposizione; sara' necessario e, forse, neppure sufficiente, visto che l'attenzione popolare, stimolata dai media del mondo, sara' come sempre massima. The hearing will be held 'nell'aula of Frescoes at the Palace of Justice, one of the most' wide available, will be 'necessary and perhaps not even enough, attention since the popular, fueled by the media in the world, sara' As usual maximum. Non soltanto il pubblico vorra' presenziare ma anche gli operatori della comunicazione italiani e stranieri con le varie troupes; a tale scopo il procuratore generale Giancarlo Armati, coadiuvato dal presidente del tribunale Mario Villani e da quello della sezione penale Giancarlo Massei, sono chiamati a predisporre un piano che non ostacoli l'espressione della giustizia ne' crei alcun tipo di disagio. Not only the public Vorra 'present but also the operators of Italian and foreign communications with the various troupes, to that end, the prosecutor Giancarlo Armed, assisted by the presiding judge Mario Villani and that of Giancarlo Section Criminal Massei, are called to prepare a plan that does not impede the assurance of justice 'create any kind of discomfort. A presiedere il collegio giudicante, lo stesso presidente della sezione penale Massei e, come giudice a latere, Carla Giangamboni. A chair on the bench, the president of the Criminal Section and Massei, as a side judge, Carla Giangamboni. E' stata varata la lista dei giudici popolari che presteranno giuramento in apertura dell'udienza. E 'was launched the popular list of judges who take an oath at the opening of the hearing.
Tuttavia, sulla data, c'e' chi ipotizza uno slittamento. However, time, there 'who assumes a slip.
Essendo infatti in scadenza il termine per la presentazione della lista dei testi ed essendo ancora inottemperante la Procura, si stanno muovendo con istanze formali le difese delle parti per le quali e' importate avere il tempo di esaminare gli atti. Because in fact the expiry deadline for submitting the list of texts and yet inottemperante the prosecutor, are moving with instances formal defenses of the parties for whom and 'imported have the time to examine the documents. Non sono pero' solo i collegi difensivi ad approntare le azioni piu' opportune ed incisive, ma anche l'accusa, impegnata attraverso i PM Giuliano Mignini e Manuela Comodi, in indagini integrative che, fin dalle prime battute possano fornire quella (o quelle) 'prova regina' capace di dissipare i dubbi, avanzati da piu' parti, sul non sufficiente peso probatorio dei tanti indizi ad oggi in mano all'accusa. But not the 'only college defensive actions to prepare the most' appropriate and effective, but also accused, committed by the PM Giuliano Mignini and Manuela Comodi in integrative investigations that early bars can provide one (or ones) 'Queen proof' that can dispel the doubts raised by more 'shares, not enough weight on the evidence of the many clues now in hand accusation. (AGI)


AGI NEWS GOOGLE TRANSLATION


AGI NEWS ORIGINAL ITALIAN



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Posted by Yummi at 11/19/08 8:23 a.m. #218871

a full translation of the italian piece posted by Candace

The trial in Assise Court, set for Dec. 4, against Amanda Knox and Raffaele Sollecito, accused in concurred in the multi-aggravated murder of the English student Meredith Kercher, could suffer a time slip (delay). At a few days from the deadline for the submission of the witnesses list, in fact, the prosecutor has not yet deposited their acts and it is clear that the defenders need, especially in a so delicate process, a few days more in which to study and analyze cards for the first hearing. Formal issues are going to be submitted, if not already have been, filed by the advocates of Knox (Luciano Ghirga and Carlo Dalla Vedova) and by those of Sollecito (Giulia Bongiorno, Luca Maori, Marco Brusco, Donatella Donati, Delfo Berets). The College of the Assise Court was already launched. To preside it, there will be the chairman of the criminal section, Giancarlo Massei, which should have. as a side judge, Carla Giangamboni. It is already prepared the list of popular judges who are going to swear in the morning of the first hearing. The trial will be held in the Sala degli Affreschi, in the palace of Justice, in Piazza Matteotti, because of space needing. The Prosecutor General at the Court of Appeals is considering the issue of accesses to the building. It 'obvious that by the sitting, troupes of Italian and foreign networks (British, Americans, Germans) will try to be present, all those who have followed the case from the very first time. Except that even the Sala degli Affreschi may not be able to contain as many people and equipments, as they were seen at the preliminary. What to do? Precisely on these issues they will have to discuss, the attorney general (directed by Giancarlo Armati, the chairman of the tribunal Mario Villani, and chairman of the criminal section Massei). The Digos was alerted to deal with the problems of order and public safety that could occur. Meanwhile in the Procira Giuliano Mignini pm, and Manuela Comodi are working to the "supplementary investigation", already announced, while the defenders are preparing their counter-moves. The trial is described (although the over-shown super-witnesses) as based on circumstantial evidence (indiziario) and as such, delicate, difficult, complex. And more, it is being celebrated under the eyes – we may say – of the whole world. Nobody will be allowed to make mistakes.



Posted by Yummi at 11/19/08 10:39 a.m. #218946

D.I.G.O.S. = Dipartimento Investigazioni Generali e Operazioni Speciali

Digos is just the common name of a police branch, the one that makes investigations and special operation. The Patrols is another branch, so the Street Police and so on. It is one of the offices in a Questura.

DIGOS:
it.wikipedia.org/wiki/DIGOS

A Questura office:
http://www.poliziadistato.it/pds/chisiamo/ques ... estur3.htm

*

I translated the word
strumentazioni = "equipments"



Posted by Yummi at 11/19/08 10:50 a.m. #218955


The Digos is considered almost an agency. It deals with "special" investigation, it is meant often control "normal" people instead of open criminals... It is made by cover agents who care about public events, it is not always regarded as an expecially democratic or friendly agency.



Posted by Yummi at 11/19/08 11:20 a.m. #218982


The word "indiziario" (of a trial = based on circumstantial evidence) - try check the word on a dictionary - is not a comment by the journalist. It is quite thecnical, indicating a kind of trial (theorical and determined by indicators). It means that it is going to be focused on indirect scenarios created by clues, on the alternatives (in this case, things like: demostrate that there is a credible possibility that an external intruder broke the window, etc.)



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PostPosted: Tue Dec 23, 2008 4:58 pm   Post subject: JURY CHOSEN   

JURY CHOSEN



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Six 'people's judges' to flank court magistrates at trial


(ANSA) - Perugia, December 22 - Three women and three men have been chosen as jury members for the upcoming trial of two suspects in the murder of British university student Meredith Kercher. The six jury members, all between the ages of 35 and 57, were chosen from an initial pool of 50 Perugia residents and will flank two judges during the trial of Kercher's 21-year-old American flatmate, Amanda Knox, and her Italian boyfriend Raffaele Sollecito, 24.

The six jury members, referred to as 'the people's judges' in Italian, will have the ''same weight and the same responsibility'' as the two professional judges in the trial, Judge Giancarlo Massei said during his assessment of the residents' suitability on Monday.

He added that each jury member would be paid between 25 and 70 euros per hearing according to their professions. The trial is set to begin on January 16. British exchange student Kercher, 21, was found semi-naked and with her throat slashed on November 2 last year in the house she shared with Knox and two other Italian women. Last month a third defendant, 21-year-old Ivory Coast national Rudy Guede, was found guilty and sentenced to 30 years for sexually assaulting and murdering Kercher after opting for a fast-track trial, which is held without a jury. The prosecution claims Kercher was killed when all three suspects tried to force her to participate in ''a perverse group sex game''.

The suspects deny the charges.



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PostPosted: Tue Dec 23, 2008 10:22 pm   Post subject: RAFFAELE'S LIST OF WITNESSES   

RAFFAELE'S LIST OF WITNESSES




Jools wrote:
When Bongiorno did the Porta Porta show I'm sure she also said that the 'lovebirds' met on 25th October. Seems that what she said in court on Friday is exactly same argument she put forward on the TV show.

Sollecito's defense replaces the computer expert he had before. What, they didn't like what he found?
They also have enlisted an English investigator, Karen Green an expert on bank fraud.

From CU
http://tinyurl.com/6d64np

The crime of Perugia - English Detective among the witnesses.

She is an expert on bank fraud and was cited by Sollecito’s defense. Replaced, changed the computer consultant who will talk about computers and their interaction.

With the input in the process of documentation and witnesses (the Court of Assizes in this respect is, as they say, "Virgin") on the murder case of Meredith Kercher entering its crucial phase. At the next hearing, set for February 6, the prosecution will begin with witnesses against the accused. Starting with the police that morning that the Polpost intervened (first problem: before or after Amanda Knox and Raffaele Sollecito?), Via della Pergola and discovered the corpse of the English student. Obviously there is great interest to see where the witnesses with whom the defense of the accused, seek to undermine the accusatory system and provide a different reading of the facts. In addition to an initial list of witnesess, for example, lawyers Giulia Bongiorno and Luca Maori (assisted by a team made up of Marco Brusco, Donatella Donati, Delfo Berretti, Massimiliano Sangro, Aldo Poggioni) presented a supplementary list of 7 names, just on the eve of the hearing. Three, eye, are important. The first is Dr. Michele Gigli, of Bari, which is listed as a real computer wizard will replace the first expert, Antonio Muratore and explain the use of computers by Raffaele the night of the crime, the length and 'interaction with the computer. A curiosity: the evening before the trial went on La7 broadcast the film "The fabulous world of Amelie," that the two defendants say they have seen together on the evening of his murder. The other two witness refer to the seizure of a small quantity of hashish in August 2003 that the police (carabinieri) of Castellaneta Marina found on some guys and among them was Raffaele. Two others will talk of the problems with water that were recorded in Sollecito’s apartment, it seems also to coincide with the crime in via della Pergola.

To investigate aspects related to the theft of credit cards from Meredith also cited was an English investigator, Karen Green of Fraud investigator police liaison. The Objective of Sollecito’s defense to also demonstrate the state of places - on the day of the crime until December 12 (the 46 days spoken by Bongiorno during the first day of hearing) - did not remain "untouched" and for this a dozen policemen have been mentioned including the Vice-Quaestors Edgardo Giobbi and Dominic Profazio (former head of mobile perugina and now in Rome).

Even the defense of Amanda, carried out by Luciano Ghirga and Carlo Dalla Vedova, announces major cards to play. Three witnesses will come from the U.S.: the mother of Amanda and two friends. It will not be the judge instead of the local court of appeal, Dewey, who wrote a letter to the Superior Council of Magistracy to criticize judges and police in Italy and then sent a letter of apology. The judge has justified his absence by explaining the difficulty, at his age, to make a trip to Italy.

I guess where the article says judge Dewey they probably meant judge Heavey. Interesting that it says after his letter criticizing judges, police in Italy he then sent a letter of apology.




Brian wrote:
Here is Raffaele's list of witnesses from the CU:

For credit cards stolen the victim sull'emiciclo defense called the former head of mobile Domenico Giacinto Profazio, Farsi Paul (director of Banca Intesa), Karen Gree (English detective). To explain what happened the night of 1 November (night of the murder) have been cited Nara bolsters (the woman who heard a scream and scalpiccìo steps) and his daughter Sabina Marziano, Giampaolo Lombardi, Pasqualino Coletta, Lucia Salsiccioli, Carmela Occhipinti , Francesco Pods, Alessandra Formica, Lucio Minciotti. For the morning of November 2 will be heard Filomena Romanelli, Marco Zaroli, Luca Altieri, Paola Grande. As regards the discovery of mobile phones in the villa in Via Sperandio rise sull'emiciclo Elizabeth Luna, Alessandro Biscarini, Biscarini Fiammetta.On the state of the places, the scene of the crime that is, very sensitive issue for the defense call, were cited Stefano Bonassi Dalio, Giacomo Silenzi, Riccardo Luciani, Marco Marzan and still biologist Patrizia Stefanoni, the videofotosegnalatori Marco Sabatelli, Roberto Guidotti, Massimo Mainieri, Marco Di Carlo, Giuseppe Codispoti, Francesco Campana, Armando Palmegiani, Maurizio Arnone, Claudio Ippolito, Roberto Politi, Piero Sardella, Mauro Capocci, Antonio Andreozzi, Peter Bohemia, Lorenzo Rinaldi, Monica Napoleoni, Mauro Bigini, Stefano Gubbiotti, Mauro Barbadori, Lorena Zugarini, Rita Ficarra, Sergio Ragni, Edgardo Giobbi, Evandro Gentili, Fabio Tristaino. Part of witnesses will be designed to reconstruct the personality of Rudy Hermann Guede and between these Christian Tramontano, lawyers and Paul Matteo Palazzoli Brocchi, the policeman milanese Nunzio Bonica, David Dominaci of mobile perugina, Marie Antoinette Salvadori Del Prato Titone, agent Rita thick and agent Domenico Montemaggiore.The causes of death of Meredith will be found with the heads Luca Lalli, medical legal. Acquaintances, friends and relatives of defendants speak of a whole series of elements on the facts in question. This is Jovanna Popovic, Mariano De Martino, Saverio Binetti, Corrado De Candia, Angelo Cirillo, Rosanna Lo Bianco, Roberto De Robertis, Francesco De Robertis, Laura Mezzetti, Franco urge (the father of Raphael). Also cited a number of technical consultants namely Professor Xavier Power, Professor Adriano Tagliabracci, Professor Vincenzo Pascali, Professor Francesco Introna, Marshal Francesco Pasquali, Colonel Giovanni Lombardi, Professor Francesco Vinci, the marshal Pasquale De Marco, Andrea Paoloni engineer, the engineer Pellero Bruno, the expert computer Antonino Muratore, Professor Maurizio Taglialatela, Domenico Fiorucci, Ana Marina Chiriboga, a lawyer from Perugia Giuseppe Caforio, Gianfranco Capponi, Alice Puleo.Also cited were also Gennaro De Palma, Gabriele Traverso, Nanda Lo Giudice, Sara Boccali Angelo Quartucci and technical Michele Gigli.



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PostPosted: Sat Jan 31, 2009 4:43 pm   Post subject: SCHEDULE FOR 6 & 7 FEBRUARY   

SCHEDULE FOR 6 & 7 FEBRUARY



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Here's an interesting article from today's La Nazione (Umbria) concerning the list of initial prosecution witnesses.

TRIAL IN THE ASSISE COURT

The Prosecutor: "I do not need to listen to Knox and Sollecito"
For this magistrate (Mignini) "they have only tried to distract the investigation"

HERE ARE THE FIRST NINE WITNESSES

Erika Pontini - Perugia -

"Until now, under questioning the accused have only tried to divert the investigation, therefore we do not believe that it is useful to hear them in order to make a proper reconstruction." Prosecutor Manuela Comodi(who is handling the prosecution along with her colleague Giuliano Mignini) clears up misunderstandings about why the prosecutor did not request the questioning of Amanda Knox and Raffaele Sollecito in the courtroom. The couple, for these magistrates, have always and only been lying. To prove their guilt therefore, witnesses (88 in all) will be sufficient, along with the scientific evidence gathered by police in the cottage, the scene of the crime.

Amanda will take the stand because she requested it herself. Raffaele not. He will make a spontaneous declaration [K: I assume that means only a written statement] so as to avoid questions or contradictions with the version of his co-defendant and former girlfriend.

On 6 February it will start from the beginning before the Court. From the start of the bloodied story of Meredith Kercher. Raped and killed on 1 November 2007.

There are nine witnesses called to court for the hearing of 6 February, when the case against Amanda Knox and Raffaele Sollecito comes into full swing.

The first to testify will be Postal Police officials and agents who on 2 November 2007 arrived at the cottage in via della Pergola to return mobile phones to Mez and instead found a murdered twentyone year old student.

Head Commissioner Filippo Bartolozzi, Chief Inspector Michele Battistelli and Assistant Fabio Marzi will explain to the Court at what time they arrived at the place of the crime. And who was there at that time. What happened to the phones will also be addressed by Elisabetta Lana and her children, Alessandro and Fiammetta Biscarini. The woman had received a threat (which later was discovered to have been made by a boy of Terni who was wasting telephone calls [K: ???]) and found in her garden two mobile phones. Meredith's, one Italian and the other English.

The witness stand will then pass to Marco Zaroli, Luca Altieri and Paola Grande, the friends of Filomena Romanelli - Amanda's and Meredith's housemate - who on the morning of the 2nd rushed to the cottage and helped the police to break down the door of Mez's room. It was locked, she did not reply. She had disappeared.

Prosecutors Manuela Comodi and Giuliano Mignini particularly want to ask them if Amanda and Raffaele saw the corpse, if they knew the causes of death and what was said and done in those moments.

There will also be a session on 7 February to hear Filomena. Her testimony will last a rather long time. It will be among the decisive ones. She lived with the victim and the alleged killer, knew their habits, their relationships, their visits. She should say if she ever saw the knife seized in Sollecito's flat and deemed by the prosecution to be the murder weapon, and speak of those scratches that Knox had on her neck the day of the discovery of the corpse.

The next chapter of the list of witnesses filed by the prosecutor concerns the English friends of Meredith who were with the student the last hours before the murder.

Only after this will the prosecution call to testify the agents of the flying squad of Perugia, who carried out the investigation, until the arrest of the boyfriend and girlfriend.
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PostPosted: Sat Jan 31, 2009 4:54 pm   Post subject: AMANDA KNOX'S WITNESSES   

AMANDA KNOX'S WITNESSES




Jools wrote:
Judge Heavey is like a Yo-yo. According to this article for La Nazione AK wants him on the witness list.

Also Andrew Seliber (Missing Fingers) and aunty Dot from Germany.

Here is the article (my Translation)
Amanda, the army of salvation
"Calling witnesses from the U.S."

Perugia, 19 January 2009 - "Call to testify Andrew, he will tell you who I am, and the judge Heavy." In support of Amanda Knox they will come from the United States friends and neighbors. She, the enigmatic student from Seattle who came before the Court of Assizes of Perugia (where the process for the murder of Meredith Kercher started) appears with a bright smile, does not seem to have nothing to fear.

Seems happy as if not charged. She wants the Americans to defend her, wants relatives. And this also refers to an aunt who lives in Germany - Dorothy Najr Craft – who she phoned the morning of November 2. The day after the murder of Mez. She is so uninhibited, ready to answer questions in courtroom (her defense lawyers to ask), and broken her ex, Raffaele Sollecito. It’s almost desperate. During the hearing he confesses to his lawyers: "I have a weight on the stomach, I can not eat."

He is tense, exchanges a few words but does not feel like joking like Amanda. The countdown to the ruling, which could condemn them to life has began and the blond pugliese seems that is afraid. Nobody asked his testing in the courtroom. " He will speak" say the defenders, Giulia Bongiorno, Luca Maori and Marco Brusco. But with spontaneous statements that do not allow replica or questions. And so it will not contradict with Amanda.
Witnesses in the integration of the lawyers of the U.S. student Luciano Ghirga and Carlo Dalla Vedova have included the names of Andrew Seliber, "my best friend” as she described him in 'My prison' and Michael J. Heavy. The first is to report on the "imaginative and extroverted personality" of the accused, and "her ability as a writer." "Andrew is my friend of heart, is a little musician but with a great personality -writes Amanda-. We talk about everything and he is my official partner when we climb the rocks of fitness."

Heavy is the judge who in recent months had signed 'the act of innocence' of the student. Writing to the PM Giuliano Mignini and also to the Council of the Judiciary that "Amanda can not be a murderer, can not be true ... she has a personality out of the ordinary. agrees in his manifest with other people, her candor, her unusual honesty and frankness." He is a neighbor, knows her since she was little. His daughter is a friend of the young, enigmatic American girl.

The innocence of Amanda, for her lawyers, is also in the memorials. Both claiming the acquisition of the writing of the November 7 and testimony of superior inspector Raffaele Argirò of the prison police in which the detained must have spoken. There is another truth there, compared to that of November 6, written in two pages and delivered to a policewoman. Raffaele instead called to testify in courtroom even some friends from his native land.

From Giovinazzo he hopes to be able to get convincing words, that they make him emerge as a 'normal' boy. But above all, wants to clarify the recent issues of his life marked by further investigation of the prosecution. Two witnesses will testify about a report on the seizure of a few grams of cannabis some time before.

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PostPosted: Fri Mar 06, 2009 12:03 am   Post subject: CHARGE SHEET   

CHARGE SHEET AGAINST AMANDA KNOX & RAFFAELE SOLLECITO



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Catnip wrote:
The Charges (English provisional translation)



The judge

At the conclusion of the preliminary hearing in the case of Amanda Marie Knox and Raffaele Sollecito

accused

(A)
of the felony to which articles 110, 575, 576 paragraph 1(5) Penal Code apply, of having in complicity amongst themselves and with Rudy Hermann Guede, killed Meredith Kercher , by means of strangling and consequent breaking of the hyoid bone and deep lesions to the left anterio-lateral and right lateral regions of the neck, with a weapon with point and length in which head B applies and thereby meta-haemorhaegic shock with a significant asphyxiation component secondary to the blood loss and taking advantage of the nocturnal hour and of the isolated location of the apartment held under lease by the same Kercher and the same Knox, as well as by two Italian girls (Filomena Romanelli and Laura Mezzetti), an apartment located in via della Pergola 7, Perugia, committing the act for trivial motives, while Guede, with the complicity of the others, was committing the felony of sexual assault

(B)
of the misdemeanour to which articles 110 Penal Code, 4 Statutes 110/1975, of having in complicity amongst themselves carried out of the house of Sollecito, without justified reason, a large knife with sharp point and blade length totalling 31cm (seized at Sollecito’s on 6 November 2007)


(C)
of the felony to which articles 110, 609 (b) and (c) (2) Penal Code apply, of having in complicity amongst themselves and with Rudy Hermann Guede (Guede the main mover, in complicity with the co-accused), forced Meredith Kercher to suffer sexual acts, with manual and/or genital penetration, by means of violence and threats consisting of manoeuvrings of restraint productive of lesions, in particular to the upper limbs and lower limbs and in the vulvar region, as well as in the usage of the knife


(D)
of the felony to which 110, 624 Penal Code apply because in complicity amongst themselves to secure for themselves an unjust profit, in the circumstances of the time and the place that they took possession of the sum of approximately 300 euro; of two credit cards, from Abbey Bank and from Nationwide, both of the United Kingdom; and of two cell phones, the property of Meredith Kercher, removing them from the same as she was holding them

(E)
of the misdemeanour to which 110, 367 and 61(2) Penal Code apply, of having in complicity amongst themselves simulated attempted burglary by break-and-enter into the room of the apartment of via della Pergola 7 occupied by Filomena Romanelli, breaking the glass of the window with a rock taken from the vicinity of the house that came to be left inside the room, close to the window, for the purpose of assuring themselves impunity from the felonies of murder and of sexual assault, attempting to attribute the responsibility to unknown intruders, to that end, inside the apartment

acts having taken place in Perugia, during the night of 1 and 2 November 2007

Amanda Knox in addition

(F)
of the misdemeanour to which articles 81, 368.2 and 61(2) Penal Code apply because with multiple actions carried out under the same criminal design, knowing him innocent, with a claim arising during the course of statements rendered to the Flying Squad and to the Police Headquarters of Perugia on the date of 6 November 2007, falsely accused Diya Lumumba called “Patrick” of the felony of murder in detriment of the young Meredith Kercher, all to the end of obtaining impunity for all and in particular for Rudy Hermann Guede, he also of colour like Lumumba

in Perugia on the night between 5 and 6 November 2007

orders

the remand before a justice of the Court of assise of the accused

Amanda Marie Knox
Raffaele Sollecito

for the crimes above-mentioned

advises

as to the appearance of the aforesaid accused, a hearing on the 4th day of December 2008 at 9am.

Perugia 28 October 2008




ITALIAN:


Quote:
The Charges (Italian original)
(Source: Fiorenze Sarzanini, Amanda e gli altri: Vite perdute intorno all delitto di Perugia, Bompiani, Nov 2008, pages 185-188)


Il giudice

All’esito dell’udienza preliminare nei confronti di KNOX AMANDA MARIE e SOLLECITO RAFFAELE

IMPUTATI

A)
del delitto di cui algi artt. 110, 575, 576 primo comma n. 5 c.p., per avere in concorso tra loro e con GUEDE RUDY HERMANN, ucciso KERCHER MEREDITH, mediante strozzamento e conseuguente rottura dell’ossio ioide e profonda lesione alla regione antero-laterale sinistra e laterale destra del collo, da arma da punta e da taglio di cui al capo B e quindi choc metaemorragico con apprezabile componente asfittica secondario al sanguinamento e profittando dell-ora notturna e dell’ubicazione isolate dell’appartamento condotto in locazione dalla stessa KERCHER e dalla stessa KNOX, oltre che da due ragazze italiane (ROMANELLI FILOMENA e MEZZETTI LAURA), appartamento sito in Perugia, via della Pergola 7, commettendo il fatto for motivi futili, mentre il GUEDE, con il concorso degle altri, commetteva il delitto di violenze sessuale

B)
del reato di cui agli artt. 110 c.p., 4 legge 110/1975 per avere in concorso tra loro portato fuori dell’abitzaione del SOLLECITO, senze giustificato motivo, un grosso coltello da punta e taglio lungo complessivamente cm 31 (sequestrato al SOLLECITO il 6 novembre 2007)

C)
del delitto di cui artt. 110, 609 bis e ter n.2 c.p. per avere in concorso tra loro e con GUEDE RUDY HERMANN (il GUEDE esecutore materiale, in concorso con i coimputati), costretto KERCHER MEREDITH a subire atti sessuali, con penetrazione manuale e/o genitale, mediante violenza e minaccia consistite in manovre di costrizione produttive di lesioni, in particolare agli arti superiori e agli arti inferiori e in zona vulvare, nonche’ nell’utilizzo del coltello

D)
del delitto di cui agli 110, 624 c.p. perche’ in concorso tra loro per procurarsi un ingiusto profitto, nelle circostanze di tempo e di luogo si impossessavano della somma di 300 euro circa di due carte di credito, della Abbey Bank e della Nationwide, entrambe del Regno Unito e di due telefoni cellulari, appartenenti a KERCHER MEREDITH, sottrendoli alla stessa che li deteneva

E)
del reato di cui 110, 367 e 61 n.2 c.p. per avere in concorso tra loro simulato in tentato furto con effrazione nella camera dell’appartamento di via della Pergola 7 abitata da ROMANELLI FILOMENA, rompendo il vetro della finestra con una pietra prelevata dalle vicinanze dell’abitazione che veniva lasciata nella stanza, vicina alla finestra, il tutto per assicurarsi l’impunita dai delitti di omicidio e di violenze sessuale, tentando di attribuirne la responsibilita’ a sconosciuti penetrati, a tal fine, nell’appartamento

fatti avvenuti in Perugia, nella notte fra il 1° e il 2 novembre 2007

KNOX AMANDA inoltre

F)
del reato di cui agli artt. 81, 368 comma 2 e 61 n. 2 c.p. perche’ con piu’ azioni esecutive di un medesimo disegno criminoso, sapendolo innocente, con denuncia sporta nel corso delle dichiarazioni rese all Squadra Mobile e alla Questura di Perugia in data 6 november 2007, incolpava falsamenta DIYA LUMUMBA detto “Patrick” del delitto di omicidio in danno della giovane KERCHER MEREDITH, it tutto al fine di ottenere l’impunita’ per tutti e in particolare per GUEDE RUDY HERMANN, anch’egli di colore come il LUMUMBA

In Perugia nella notte tra il 5 e il 6 novembre 2007

DISPONE

il rinvio a giudizio dinanzi alla Corte d’assise degli imputati

KNOX AMANDA MARIE
SOLLECITO RAFFAELE

in ordine al reati sopra rubricati

INDICA

per la comparizione dei predetti imputati l’udienze del giorno 4 dicembre 2008 alle ore 9.00.

Perugia 28 ottobre 2008



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PostPosted: Wed Jul 22, 2009 12:38 pm   Post subject: AMANDA KNOX TRIAL TESTIMONY   

AMANDA KNOX TRIAL TESTIMONY, FRIDAY, JUNE 12 - SATURDAY, JUNE 23, 2009


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PostPosted: Sun Jan 17, 2010 12:50 am   Post subject: KNOX SOLLECITO TRIAL SENTENZA MEREDITH   

KNOX SOLLECITO TRIAL SENTENZA MEREDITH




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PostPosted: Sun Jan 17, 2010 1:07 am   Post subject: Amanda Knox Verdict -- It was a fair trial   

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PostPosted: Tue Feb 16, 2010 8:34 pm   Post subject: Re: COURT OF ASSIZE TRIAL, 16 JAN 2009   

The Court of Assise Amanda Knox and Raffaele Sollecito Sentence:
(Italian)

"In nome del popolo italiano
la corte d'assise di Perugia composta da Giancarlo Massei, presidente, Beatrice Cristiani giudice, Anna Maria Artegiani, Giuliano Menichetti, Maria Ludovica Morelli, Angela Irene Ceccarini, Andrea Valentini e Paolo Rapetti, tutti giudici popolari effettivi, alla pubblica udienza del 5 dicembre 2009 ha pronunciato e pubblicato mediante lettura del dispositivo la seguente sentenza nei confronti di Knox Amanda Marie e di Raffaele Sollecito con in atti generalizzati.

Visti gli articoli 533, 535 c.p.p. dichiara Knox Amanda Marie e Sollecito Raffaele colpevoli dei reati loro ascritti sub lettera a) (omicidio volontario, ndr), in detto reato assorbito il delitto contestato alla lettera c) (violenza sessuale, ndr), nonché sub lettere b (porto abusivo di coltello, ndr), d) (furto, ndr), limitatamente ai telefoni cellulari ed e) (simulazione di reato, ndr) e, per quanto riguarda Amanda Knox anche del reato ascrittole sub lettera f) (calunnia, ndr), reati unificati sotto il vincolo della continuazione e, escluse le aggravanti di cui agli articoli 577 e 61 n.5 cp ad entrambi concesse le circostanze attenuanti generiche equivalenti alla residua aggravante, li condanna alla pena di 26 anni di reclusione la Knox e alla pena di 25 anni il Sollecito (pena base per la continuazione anni 24 di reclusione), nonché ciascuno al pagamento delle spese processuali e di custodia dal carcere.

Visti gli articoli 29 e 32 c.p. dichiara Knox Amanda Marie e Sollecito Raffaele interdetti in perpetuo dai pubblici uffici in stato di interdizione legale per tutta la durata della pena.

Vista gli articoli 538 e seguenti c.p.p. condanna Knox Amanda Marie e Sollecito Raffaele al risarcimento in solido tra loro dai danni nei confronti delle costituite parti civile John Leslie Kercher, Arline Carol Lara Kercher, Lyle Kercher, John Ashley Kercher e Stephanie Arline Lara Kercher, danni da liquidarsi in separata sede civile e concede una provvisionale immediatamente esecutiva pari ad euro 1 milione ciascuno in favore di John Kercher e Arline Kercher e ad euro 800mila ciascuno in favore di Lyle, John Ashley e Stephanie Kercher oltre al rimborso forfettario, Iva e Cpa come per legge; condanna Knox Amanda al risarcimento dei danni nei confronti della parte civile costituita Patrick Diya Lumumba, da liquidarsi in separata sede e concede una provvisionale immediatamente esecutiva di 10mila euro.

Condanna Knox Amanda alla refusione delle spese di costituzione e difesa in favore di Patrick Diya Lumumba che liquida in complessivi 40mila euro oltre al rimborso forfettario, Iva e Cpa come per legge.

Condanna Knox Amanda e Sollecito Raffaele in solido al risarcimento dei danni nei confronti della parte civile costituita Aldalia Tatanelli da liquidarsi in separata sede e concede alla stessa una provvisionale immediatamente esecutiva di 10mila euro.

Condanna gli imputati in solido alla refusione delle spese di costituzione e difesa in favore della parte civile Aldalia Tatanelli che liquida in complessivi 23mila euro oltre al rimborso forfettario, Iva e Cpa come per legge.

Visto l'articolo 240 dispone la confisca dei corpi di reato. Visto l'articolo 530 cpp assolve gli imputati dalla residua imputazione di cui al capo d) perché il fatto non sussiste.

Indica in giorni 90 il termine per il deposito della motivazione della presente sentenza"
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