On 25 March of this year, if the decision of the Court of Cassation in Rome, Italy, is to send Raffaele Sollecito’s case to a lower court, the only way he will be able to receive the justice that has been denied to him for far too long is to be granted his own trial.
With the courts’ focusing only on Raffaele and not his codefendant, who is also innocent. It will be painfully obvious that Raffaele has been persecuted for a crime that was simply impossible for him to have committed. Not only is there no physical evidence to link Raffaele to the crime, but the scientific evidence concerning the victim’s time of death supports his innocence.
It is ironic that the prosecution does not dispute the scientific evidence that supports the murdered victim’s time of death. In so doing, they have unknowingly contradicted themselves, making their persecution of Raffaele even more ridiculous. The term “kangaroo court,” which has been used to describe the trials of Raffaele, is rather light, in my opinion, and instead they should be described as something a lot worse.
The problem with Raffaele’s case is that the prosecution, police and detectives have created so many sensational lies that they did not bother to check to see whether they all coincided with the physical and scientific evidence with which they agree regarding the last moments of the murder victim’s life.
It has often been said that one should never lie because once it starts, it is impossible to keep it up. The truth always eventually comes out. This lesson, however, was never taught to the Italian authorities involved in Raffaele’s case. They did not bother to check whether or not their lies fit into Raffaele’s activities during 1 November 2007. They were so hell-bent on convicting Raffaele for a crime he is completely innocent of, that their evil antics against him did not even add up to the time of death of the murder victim.
After the murder had occurred, an autopsy was conducted, as with most sudden deaths. It was determined that due to the location of the food within the intestine, which was only in the beginning stages of being digested, the time of death must have been around 9:30PM-10:00PM. This simple fact points to Raffaele’s complete innocence and the impossibility of him taking part in this horrific crime.
At about 8:40PM on the evening of 1 November 2007, Raffaele’s friend Jovanna Popovich, to whom he was supposed to give a ride to the bus station, had stopped by his apartment. She informed him that she no longer needed him to give her a ride. As a result, Raffaele settled into a relaxing evening at home.
Evidence found on Raffaele’s computer showed that later that evening, at 9:10PM, Raffaele finished manually recording the movie Amelie. Further evidence o Raffaele’s computer shows that at 9:26PM another recording of the Japanese Anime show Naruto was started.
The very fact that the recording of Naruto started at 9:26PM, and that Raffaele most likely watched the episode, which would make his activity end at 9:46PM, adds to the absurdity of the case. The only thing it does is prove that it was impossible for Raffaele to have had anything to do with the murder. It has already been established that the time of death of the murder victim was between 9:30PM-10:00PM. I would like to remind you that this fact has been agreed upon by the prosecution and the defense.
The distance from Raffaele’s apartment to the location of the murder has been used by the prosecution to frame Raffaele. There is no basis to this tactic of the prosecution– if anything, it makes the case look more ridiculous than ever, since there is absolutely no physical evidence to tie Raffaele to the crime. To add to this, never once during Raffaele’s interrogations did he make any statement to suggest that he was anywhere near the murder location at the time the murder was committed.
The fact that the distance from Raffaele’s apartment to the murder location was a quarter of a mile does not strengthen the prosecution’s case as they would like it to be believed. It is impossible for a person to be in two places at once. Despite this proximity, the time of death determined by the autopsy shows its insignificance. Raffaele does not move like a speeding bullet. Raffaele is not Clark Kent. Physically, this whole ridiculous scenario dreamed up by the prosecution is impossible.
I want you, the reader, to ask yourself how it is possible that an innocent man is being subjected to persecution for a crime that physical evidence, time of death and his own personal character do not support. As Sherlock Holmes, used to say the simple fact is “elementary”—at no time has there been or ever will be anything to tie Raffaele to this crime. Raffaele is innocent.