After following the Meredith Kercher Murder trial, in which (I believe ) former University of Washington student Amanda Knox and her former Italian boyfriend Raffaele Sollecito were convicted of murder, I came to find that the entire case was based on circumstantial evidence. This because the disclosure of the case against the accused at the time, was based on a satanic orgy scene based on falsified evidence to corroborate this outlandish hypothesis argued by the prosecuting attorney, Giuliano Mignini.
What makes this case so tragic is the sense of betrayal this prosecutor has appeared to have orchestrated against the surviving grieving family of Meredith Kercher. In falsifying, or withholding “key” evidence that would have nullified any arguments to place Amanda Knox and Raffaele Sollecito at the scene of the crime, Mignini and his team of experts have only prolonged the Kercher Family’s grief. What they were led to believe, in Mignini’s unconscionable acts in securing convictions of Knox and Sollecito by any means necessary, was merely an illegal act that one cannot begin to understand why it was orchestrated in the first place.
They had their lone-culprit in arresting Rudy Guede, who fled to Germany immediately after committing the crime. We have since learned that Guede had acted in a similar manner in other illegal acts he had committed in other parts of Italy, with no accountability. Why then would Mignini submit Amanda Knox and Raffaele Sollecito to such horrific experiences to secure a confession? Why was Amanda Knox submitted to sleep-depravation and physical abuse, an act to frighten with no mental and physical capacity to not succumb to these torture techniques to illicit a response under extreme duress? Even if the response is not true, it is of no concern to the one orchestrating these criminal acts, as defined by the internationally legal community (torture techniques to secure a confession)), because it is only a tool to get a preconceived response.
The Kercher Family had closure when Rudy Guede was caught and confessed to what he had done. However, instead of giving this closure to the Kercher Family, the prosecutor lied and stated to the Kerchers that Amanda Knox and Raffaele Sollecito were also involved in Meredith Kercher’s death. I cannot understand why the prosecutor and his posse committed such an act, but Giuliano’s conviction of prosecutorial negligence gives me a motive. I believe he did it because he could. Giuliano had always been allowed to practice law so corruptly and Amanda Knox provided him a challenge he could not resist. To take away the freedom of what he saw was a rich-white American female, would appear to be the ultimate in power. To take away the freedom of fellow Italians was common for him in his “circus-courts,” where he routinely crushed the “will” of so many in taking away their freedom. Now, everyone fears him even more, because he got away with doing that to a rich-white American.
Why else would anyone want to take advantage of one’s grief after losing their daughter? The disclosure of suppressed information (DNA test by Patrizia Stefanoni that indicated a false positive; no DNA that would place Amanda Knox or Raffaele Sollecito at the crime scene) that will now clearly exonerate Amanda Knox and Raffaele of any wrong-doing, while at the same time, questions the ethics of the prosecutor and his posse in apparently framing both Knox and Sollecito for a crime they did not commit. To watch as the Kerchers are continually used to pull at the heart-strings of those who can empathize with such pain of losing ones child, is in itself, tragic. To continue this charade, after being shown to the world what heartless and calculating cold liars Giuliano Mignini, Patrizia Stefanoni and their fellow prosecuting team are, damages the legitimacy of the Italian Court system and law enforcement in Perugia, Italy.
Now, even though they have heard the truth; which clearly removes any doubt of Knox and Sollecito’s innocence, the Kercher Family feels that by validating this revelation Knox and Sollecito are revived yet they and Meredith are cheated, because their daughter is still the one who died and can never come back home. I feel so much for this family and would hope that I would never experience such pain, but Mignini needs to come straight with them. He needs to tell them the truth, because what he has done to this family with his lies and actions to cover up the truth, does more harm to the Kercher family in not allowing them to be satisfied with Rudy Guede’s imprisonment. Mignini’s lies have also brought continuous harm to Amanda Knox, Raffaele Sollecito and their families. God will judge Mignini and his posse at another time, but the Italian Courts need to step up in the mean time, to bring closure to this prolonged nightmare to all families victimized by Giuliano Mignini, Patrizia Stefanoni and the rest of their posse of injustice.
This is my opinion based off of my following this case, so obviously I don’t speak for any of the parties involved, I just see this train wreck and wonder why nothing had been done sooner. We all have a pretty basic knowledge “common sense,” on what this new DNA expert analysis means. There have been many blacks who were convicted of crimes and had been in prison for decades, until DNA science cleared them from imprisonment for crimes they had not done. We know, in this case, it means the prosecution has nothing to validate their claim that Amanda Knox and Raffaele Sollecito were even at this crime scene, let alone had participated in the murder of Meredith Kercher. We also know it means someone (Patrizia Stefanoni and those who knew of her findings of a false positive) from the prosecutor’s team withheld information and continually lied in court (perjury: prosecutorial misconduct), when they knew the evidence was not there to corroborate their predetermined hypothesis, to prove guilt. This information should have been disclosed to the defense. It has recently been disclosed that the prosecutor’s DNA expert (Patrizia Stefanoni did not submit nor state, she had a false positive in tests performed to verify Amanda Knox and Raffaele’s DNA was at the crime scene, or on the weapon used in the crime.
The truth, from the very beginning, would have spared the Kercher Family this much grief when Rudy Guede confessed. Instead we have the Kercher Family filled with anxiety at the thought of who they believe are guilty, being exonerated and Rudy Guede getting only 16-years for raping and murdering their daughter. I don’t think anyone has forgotten that Meredith Kercher was murdered, but Mignini has victimized two innocent individuals for a crime they did not commit, removing them from their family’s lives. At least, the Italian Legal System has the opportunity to remedy their suffering. At least we can pray that they do and bring relief to their families.