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Post  Panda on Tue 12 Feb - 7:48

Amanda Knox To Break Silence On Murder Trial


The American cleared of killing her British flatmate agrees
to her first interview, in conjunction with the release of her book.



9:45pm UK, Monday
11 February 2013

Amanda Knox served four years in prison before being cleared of Murder











Amanda Knox, the US college student cleared of murdering her
British roommate Meredith Kercher in Italy, is to talk publicly about the trial
for the first time.

The interview with ABC News' Diane Sawyer will be broadcast on April 30 - the
same day her memoir, Waiting To Be Heard, is published.

The network said she will divulge details she has never shared about her
journey from being an American student studying abroad to a young woman facing
decades behind bars in Italy.

Miss Knox was convicted of murdering Miss Kercher in 2007 in the Italian hill
town of Perugia and was sentenced to 26 years in prison.

After serving four years behind bars, she was cleared on appeal in 2011 and
returned from Italy to her native Seattle, Washington, where she has kept a low
profile.
Waiting To Be Heard will be released in
April
Her ex-boyfriend Raffaele Sollecito, who was also convicted then cleared of
the murder, published his book Honour Bound in September, last year.

In it, he acknowledged the couple's behaviour after the murder of Miss
Kercher, a 21-year-old Leeds University student from Coulsdon, Surrey, may have
led police to believe they were responsible.

Miss Knox came to be dubbed as "Foxy Knoxy" and received the brunt of the
attention as she shopped for underwear after the killing and turned cartwheels
in front of investigators.

Miss Kercher's half-naked body was found in the apartment she shared with
Miss Knox in Perugia, where the pair were studying.

The case made international headlines and Miss Knox's book deal, announced in
February, was reportedly worth $4m (£2.5m).

Rudy Guede, a petty criminal and drug dealer from the Ivory Coast, was
convicted of sexually assaulting and murdering Miss Kercher and is serving a
16-year sentence.


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I searched for the previous AK threads, lots of them , none very active for months so decided on a new thread because of the Book coming out in April.

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Re: Amanda Knox To Break Silence on Murder Trial

Post  kitti on Tue 12 Feb - 21:32

She has to write a book, she owes neally 2m in lawyers fees.

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Re: Amanda Knox To Break Silence on Murder Trial

Post  Panda on Tue 12 Feb - 22:07

kitti wrote:She has to write a book, she owes neally 2m in lawyers fees.
I thought the U.S. T.V. Companies were paying her fees for T.V. Appearances ?

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Re: Amanda Knox To Break Silence on Murder Trial

Post  hobnob on Tue 12 Feb - 23:10

She is only partially cleared (along with sollecito) the prosecution appealed the second verdict and ir could well be that the original vedict and sentence are reinstated, they could be again found guilty and a longer sentence applied, they could be found guilty and sentenced to time served, one could be found not guilty whilst the other's sentence is reapplied as longer, the same or shorter or both could remain cleared.

At the last hearing both lots of attornies said they would appeal the verdict if it went against them.
As it stands if knox is found guilty again ( it's not a retrial all the evidence is reviewed by the supreme court) the italians will have a job trying to extradite her back to Italy (or they may do a deal and have her serve her tme in the states) Her family will bankrupt themselves again fighting any extradiion.
With sollecito it will be easier in tat he is an italian citizen and likely to be in Italy alread, plus if he isn't extradition will be easier i suspect as he is an italian national.

Statement analysis indicates she was involved in the murder and it was a sexual homicide,
Peter Hyatt analysed her written statement which proved she was involved and also an email she sent in which she embedded her guilt with the words "MY INVOLVEMENT IN MEREDITH'S MURDER" taking ownership of the crime, Innocent people do not take ownership.

Transcript of Amanda Knox's handwritten statement to police on the evening of November 6, the day she was arrested.

The statement is in italics, with statement analysis in bold type.


This is very strange, I know, but really what happened is as confusing to me as it is to everyone else.

The opening line appears deceptive.

Dr. Paul Eckman teaches that testifying to memory failure is almost always deceptive. We don't know what drugs may have impacted her when this statement was made, but failure to remember is most always deceptive, especially in high stress situations.

note the inclusion of sensitive words, "very" strange, and "really" what happened. She notes that others are confused as she is.


I have been told there is hard evidence saying that I was at the place of the murder of my friend when it happened. This, I want to confirm, is something that to me, if asked a few days ago, would be impossible.

Passive language "I have been told" rather than who told her what specifically. But far more telling is the following words within her statement: "I was at the place of the murder of my friend when it happened". This is not something an innocent person generally says, even in the form of a question, nor in a reflection of others' words. Someone NOT at the crime scene would not frame these words.

Note that she Wants to confirm, which is different than confirming.

She wants to confirm something that to her, if asked a few days ago, would be impossible. Is the something that she wants to confirm something that would be different to someone else (hence the use of "to me"). She is not being asked "a few days ago", she is being asked in the present. It appears that her perspective on the "something" she wants to confirm is different now than it was a few days ago.

Also note that "would be impossible" is different than "is impossible." The addition of "would be" changes her claim from something that already happened into a future event.

I know that Raffaele has placed evidence against me, saying that I was not with him on the night of Meredith's murder, but let me tell you this. In my mind there are things I remember and things that are confused. My account of this story goes as follows, despite the evidence stacked against me:

"in my mind" is likely deceptive, as it is only in her mind; and not in reality. It is an attempt to avoid the stress of lying.

When people recount events from memory, they generally don't call it a "story", a word which conjures images of a made up tale.


On Thursday November 1 I saw Meredith the last time at my house when she left around 3 or 4 in the afternoon. Raffaele was with me at the time. We, Raffaele and I, stayed at my house for a little while longer and around 5 in the evening we left to watch the movie Amelie at his house. After the movie I received a message from Patrik [sic], for whom I work at the pub "Le Chic". He told me in this message that it wasn't necessary for me to come into work for the evening because there was no one at my work.


It may be that she and Patrick argued.

Now I remember to have also replied with the message: "See you later. Have a good evening!" and this for me does not mean that I wanted to meet him immediately. In particular because I said: "Good evening!" What happened after I know does not match up with what Raffaele was saying, but this is what I remember.

weak commitment to the text. If the subject does not own the text, neither can we.

I told Raffaele that I didn't have to work and that I could remain at home for the evening. After that I believe we relaxed in his room together, perhaps I checked my email. Perhaps I read or studied or perhaps I made love to Raffaele. In fact, I think I did make love with him.

Deceptive use of qualifiers. Again, see Dr. Eckman for this form of deception (memory). Note "perhaps" (qualifier) she made love "to" Raffaele. Sex is a theme in this case, and should be explored by investigators. First she says she may have made love TO Raffaele, then changes it to WITH him in the same sentence. The change in language would need to be explored.

However, I admit that this period of time is rather strange because I am not quite sure. I smoked marijuana with him and I might even have fallen asleep. These things I am not sure about and I know they are important to the case and to help myself, but in reality, I don't think I did much. One thing I do remember is that I took a shower with Raffaele and this might explain how we passed the time.

We can only commit to what the subject commits; here, she took a shower, but wants everything else to be vague; indicating deception.

In truth, I do not remember exactly what day it was, but I do remember that we had a shower and we washed ourselves for a long time. He cleaned my ears, he dried and combed my hair.

"in truth" is used because she now wants to be believed as is the inclusion of minute detail after reporting memory failure. Sometimes liars add extra, minor detail, in the hope of persuading (see Casey Anthony description of "Zanny the Nanny").

The shower details are also interesting as it is used to pass time and sexuality. Sex is a theme in her statement. Think how you might describe your night; even if you had a romantic shower, would you include it? If you felt that you needed to, would you give details about ears? Sex is in her mind WHILE giving this statement and should alert investigators to any sexual motive in the crime. Making love "to" not "with" her boyfriend may show that Amanda Knox strongly wanted to please him. This may speak to motive and just how far she went.


One of the things I am sure that definitely happened the night on which Meredith was murdered was that Raffaele and I ate fairly late, I think around 11 in the evening, although I can't be sure because I didn't look at the clock.

lack of commitment to the events noted

After dinner I noticed there was blood on Raffaele's hand, but I was under the impression that it was blood from the fish. After we ate Raffaele washed the dishes but the pipes under his sink broke and water flooded the floor. But because he didn't have a mop I said we could clean it up tomorrow because we (Meredith, Laura, Filomena and I) have a mop at home. I remember it was quite late because we were both very tired (though I can't say the time).

Always note when someone says that they "can't" say something; it can indicate that if they did tell the information, it would harm them. Here, she "can't" tell the time; yet has other details down carefully.

"noticed" is passive. Passive languge indicates a desire to conceal and she is withholding information here.

Note also any inclusion of thought/emotion within an event. When someone is giving a verbal or written statement, it has been shown through careful study that in the recall process, emotions and thoughts are added later; not in the actual event itself.

A statement has 3 general portions:

an introduction

the event

post event action

It is in the 3rd section that emotions and thoughts are most likely to be included in an honest statement.

note also the "balance" of a statement is where the introduction of an honest statement is about 25% of the statement; the event is 50%, and the post event (like calling 911, etc) is 25%. Any deviation is noted but strong deviation is a solid test for deception. This is covered in other analysis)



The next thing I remember

temporal lacunae. This indicates withheld information during a critical time period; high sensitivity. The police interview would strongly emphasize here

was waking up

note verb tense


the morning of Friday November 2nd around 10am and I took a plastic bag to take back my dirty cloths to go back to my house. It was then that I arrived home alone that I found the door to my house was wide open and this all began. In regards to this "confession" that I made last night, I want to make clear that I'm very doubtful of the verity of my statements because they were made under the pressures of stress, shock and extreme exhaustion.

note "very doubtful" qualifier; rather than making a full denial of her confession.

note the order: stress, shock, and extreme exhaustion. Stress is the first thing noted.



Not only was I told I would be arrested and put in jail for 30 years, but I was also hit in the head when I didn't remember a fact correctly.

Here, Knox comes close to a confession, even in her denial. Note what she calls the information: "fact"

I understand that the police are under a lot of stress, so I understand the treatment I received.
However, it was under this pressure and after many hours of confusion that my mind came up with these answers. In my mind I saw Patrik in flashes of blurred images. I saw him near the basketball court. I saw him at my front door. I saw myself cowering in the kitchen with my hands over my ears because in my head I could hear Meredith screaming. But I've said this many times so as to make myself clear: these things seem unreal to me, like a dream, and I am unsure if they are real things that happened or are just dreams my head has made to try to answer the questions in my head and the questions I am being asked.


Even within fabrication, each word spoken (or written) is vital and should be examined within the forensics of the investigation.
We have already seen the lack of ownership and now she only reports seeing things in her mind. Yet, in spite of lying, there may be many important elements within her account.


But the truth is,


This introduction tells us that she has lied and now wants to be believed

I am unsure about the truth and here's why:
1. The police have told me that they have hard evidence that places me at the house, my house, at the time of Meredith's murder. I don't know what proof they are talking about, but if this is true, it means I am very confused and my dreams must be real.
2. My boyfriend has claimed that I have said things that I know are not true.


Knox is acutely aware of the evidence, the crime scene, and that she has been blamed.

I KNOW I told him I didn't have to work that night. I remember that moment very clearly. I also NEVER asked him to lie for me. This is absolutely a lie. What I don't understand is why Raffaele, who has always been so caring and gentle with me, would lie about this. What does he have to hide? I don't think he killed Meredith, but I do think he is scared, like me. He walked into a situation that he has never had to be in, and perhaps he is trying to find a way out by disassociating himself with me.

Several indicators here, including qualifiers, adverbs,and the inclusion of "never" which here is offered (negation) which suggests that she did ask someone to lie for her. Note that she says "he walked into a situation" with "walk" a word indicating tension.

Honestly,

Repeated use of similar statements is from habitual liar (childhood) who wants to be believed

I understand because this is a very scary situation. I also know that the police don't believe things of me that I know I can explain, such as:

note "can't explain"


1. I know the police are confused as to why it took me so long to call someone after I found the door to my house open and blood in the bathroom.

This tells us what Knox has been attempting to do: confuse the police. The police are not "confused"; they recognize the incongruity of Knox' statements. This is the "muddy the waters" technique employed by the guilty (Jose Baez comes to mind)



The truth is,


noted


I wasn't sure what to think, but I definitely didn't think the worst, that someone was murdered.

someone; gender free. This is an attempt to, perhaps, even lie to herself about the murder. She knows the gender of the victim.

I thought a lot of things, mainly that perhaps someone got hurt and left quickly to take care of it. I also thought that maybe one of my roommates was having menstral [sic] problems and hadn't cleaned up. Perhaps I was in shock, but at the time I didn't know what to think and that's the truth. That is why I talked to Raffaele about it in the morning, because I was worried and wanted advice.

lack of commitment noted; lots of qualifiers leaving room for a variety of explanations in order to "confuse". Liars have a difficult and stressful task of recalling what stories they have told and by adding "perhaps" and "maybe", they are able to later defend their inconsistency.
First, she lists posible excuses for not calling police, excuses that didnt cause her to be alarmed. Then she goes on to say that "perhaps" she was in "shock", which means that she would have had knowledge of a traumatic event. In the next sentence, the "shock" turned to "worry" which caused her to seek advice.

2. I also know that the fact that I can't fully recall the events that I claim took place at Raffaele's home during the time that Meredith was murdered is incriminating. And I stand by my statements that I made last night about events that could have taken place in my home with Patrik, but I want to make very clear that these events seem more unreal to me that what I said before, that I stayed at Raffaele's house.
3. I'm very confused at this time. My head is full of contrasting ideas and I know I can be frustrating to work with for this reason. But I also want to tell the truth as best I can. Everything I have said in regards to my involvement in Meredith's death, even though it is contrasting, are the best truth that I have been able to think.
[illegible section]
I'm trying, I really am, because I'm scared for myself. I know I didn't kill Meredith. That's all I know for sure. In these flashbacks that I'm having, I see Patrik as the murderer, but the way the truth feels in my mind, there is no way for me to have known because I don't remember FOR SURE if I was at my house that night. The questions that need answering, at least for how I'm thinking are:
1. Why did Raffaele lie? (or for you) Did Raffaele lie?
2. Why did I think of Patrik?
3. Is the evidence proving my pressance [sic] at the time and place of the crime reliable? If so, what does this say about my memory? Is it reliable?
4. Is there any other evidence condemning Patrik or any other person?
3. Who is the REAL murder [sic]? This is particularly important because I don't feel I can be used as condemning testimone [sic] in this instance.
I have a clearer mind that I've had before, but I'm still missing parts, which I know is bad for me. But this is the truth and this is what I'm thinking at this time. Please don't yell at me because it only makes me more confused, which doesn't help anyone. I understand how serious this situation is, and as such, I want to give you this information as soon and as clearly as possible.
If there are still parts that don't make sense, please ask me. I'm doing the best I can, just like you are. Please believe me at least in that, although I understand if you don't. All I know is that I didn't kill Meredith, and so I have nothing but lies to be afraid of.


Amanda Knox owns her involvement in Meredith's death with a word: MY. Someone who was not involved in Meredith's death would not state "my involvement", because they would not own it.

The same theme continues. I have highlighted the key words as the explanation is the same. Knox can't tell the truth, as it would cause her consequences; therefore, she seeks to confuse and leave open all sorts of possible explanations. She does not report what happens, but attempts to persuade. This is likely how she got herself out of trouble growing up, and is used to getting her way. The wording suggests her form of lying is lifelong, and not specific to this event.

Amanda Knox would not pass a polygraph. She fails the polygraphy of Statement Analysis and places herself at the scene of the murder and is deceptive throughout her account.


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Re: Amanda Knox To Break Silence on Murder Trial

Post  hobnob on Tue 12 Feb - 23:16

The following is a reported email sent by Amanda Knox. Statement Analysis is in bold type, with all italicized words done for emphasis by analyst.

In Statement Analysis, we take no sides, and attempt to have no preconceived notions.

If you go into the analysis wanting to see something one way or the other, you will. Let the text speak for itself and use the same techniques here that you would on any statement. No one indicator is used to declare veracity or deception; but when taken on a whole, a picture emerges.

By Amanda Knox

This is an email for everyone, because id like to get it all out and
not have to repeat myself a hundred times like ive been having to do
at the police station. some of you already know some things, some of
you know nothing. what im about to say i cant say to journalists or
newspapers, and i require that of anone receiving this information as
well. this is m account of how i found my roommate murdered the
morning of friday, november 2nd.
The last time i saw meredith, 22, english, beautiful, funny, was when
i came home from spending the night at a friends house. It was the day
after halloween, thursday. I got home and she was still asleep, bu
after i had taken a shower and was fumbling around the kitchen she

note any inclusion of "shower" or "washing", "water" etc is an indication of sexual abuse. We look for any repeat mentioning as highly sensitive and important.


emerged from her room with the blood of her costume (vampire) still
dripping down her chin. We talked for a while in the kitchen, how the
night went, what our plans were for the day. Nothing out of the
ordinary
.

Negation: In an open statement, when a subject tells us that "nothing" happened; or "nothing" out of the ordinary, it is a linguistic indicator that something out of the ordinary did take place, and that the subject is withholding information. We expect to be told what happened; or what was said; not what did not happen; or what was not said. This is noted for high sensitivity.


then she went to take a shower

Second mention of "shower" indicating high sensitivity. This means that "shower" is very important to the subject.

and i began to start eating a
little while i waited for my friend (Raffaele-at whose house i stayed
over) to arrive at my house.

note verb tense. When a subject tells us that they "began" something, we cannot say that it was concluded; here she "began" to "start" eating; repetition of an action increased sensitivity. Note also any inclusion of eating, watching TV, drinking coffee in a statement often indicates social activity. This would lead us to question whether or not subject was alone at this time, or was with another person there who is not mentioned.





He came right after i started eating and
he made himself some pasta. as we were eating together meredith came
out of the shower and grabbed some laundry or put some laundry in, one
or the other and returned into her room after saying hi to raffael.

note the pace of the account. The pace, or "lines per hour" in which a person writes an account of a day is a highly accurate tool of polygraphy; and can indicate veracity or deception. With pace, we note any skip in time

after lunch

Temporal lacunae. Sensitive time period in which information has been withheld. 70% likely due to time stress (traffic, work, etc) but 30% is critical information deliberately withheld. Note the jump in time. )


i began to play guitar with raffael and meredith came out
of her room and went to the door. she said bye and left for the day.
it was the last time i saw her alive.

In domestic homicides; we always look for the inclusion of departure words. When it is important enough for the subject to tell us that the words "good bye" or "see you later" (etc), this is often an indicator that the person is dead, by this time in the giving of the account. It can also, sometimes, indicate the time of death.

after a little while of playing guitar me and raffael went to his
house to watch movies and after to eat dinner and generally spend the
evening and night indoors. we didnt go out.

Negation. The subject has told us what wasn't done. This is an inidication that the subject did go out.



the next morning

Temporal lacunae. In an interview, each jump in time is focused upon as being sensitive. We also look for unnecessary words. When an unnecessary or unimportant word is added, Statement Analysis teaches that it is doubly important.



i woke up
around 1030 and after grabbing my few things i left raffael's
appartment

"left" is an indication that the subject has withheld information, when it appears as an unnecessary connecting verb. For instance:

"I has a meeting at 1In order to go to lunch, one would have to "leave"; so "left" is unnecessary and often tells us critical information has been withheld. Crimes of theft are often solved by this one verb. In the above statement, a stolen item was removed from the office and hid in the subject's vehicle; which is why he mentioned leaving AND he mentioned his car. As he wrote this statement, he was thinking about the theft and where in the car he hid the item, so while writing out the account of his day, it entered into his language.

"left" is 70% time related, but the 30% is critical; therefore, whenever unnecessary use of "left" enters a statement, our interview will focus upon it. 0AM in my office. I left the office in my car to go to Mcdonalds. I came back, ate lunch, and..."


and walked the five minute walk back to my house to once
again take a shower and grab a chane of clothes.

The interview is going to focus upon sexual activity. Any word repeated is noted, but when a word is repeated this often and is associated with sexual abuse, the subject of sex, including unwanted sex (abuse) will be explored as possible motive.

i also needed to grab
a mop because after dinner raffael had spilled a lot of water on the
floor of his kitchen by accident and didnt have a mop to clean it up.

In Statement analysis, we highlight any use of "so" "since"
"because" because a subject is supposed to be telling us what happened; not why something happened. If the "why" enters, it is noted as sensitive.

Here, we have both a shower and now the washing of a floor being so sensitive that the subject has a strong need to explain her action. We have the inclusion of "fake blood" as important enough to enter the subject's internal dictionary, and now we have our 3rd mention of showering (something people do but don't feel the need to mention) and now a washing of the floor. It is something investigators will focus upon.



so i arrived home and the first abnormal thing i noticed was the door
was wide open.

We have another "so", highlighted, and we have order mentioned (first) which will lead us to ask what the 2nd abnormal thing is to the subject.

here's the thingabout the door to our house: its
broken, in such a way that you have to use the keys to keep it closed.
if we dont have the door locked, it is really easy for the wond to
blow the door open, and so, my roommates and i always have the door
locked unless we are running really quickley to bring the garbage out
or to get something from the neighbors who live below us.

always highlight (blue marker on the sensitivity chart) the use of "so" "since" "because" "therefore" (and even "and hence") as sensitive, and note that what follows is an explanation of "why"; which may be an attempt to persuade; rather than report.


(another
important piece of imformation: for those who dont know, i inhabit a
house of two stories, of which my three roommates and i share the
second story appartment. there are four italian guys of our age
between 22 and 26 who live below us. we are all wuite good friends and
we talk often. giacomo is especially welcome because he plays guitar
with me and laura, one of my roommates, and is, or was dating
meredith. the other three are marco, stefano, and ricardo.) anyway, so
the door was wide open. strange, yes, but not so strange that i really
thought anything about it.

We have highlighted the door being open as sensitive because of the repetition, but notice now that it is no longer "abnormal" and is now "not so strange". When someone reports what happened, it should be past tense; first person singular. Any deviation is noted. When someone uses the "why", it is no longer a report of what happened, but an attempt to explain.

The inclusion of thoughts and emotions in honest accounts comes afterwards in a statement; not during. Note any inclusion as an indicator of deception.



i assumed someone in the house was doing
exactly what i just said, taking out the trash or talking really
uickley to the neighbors downstairs. so i closed the door behind me
but i didnt lock it, assuming that the person who left the door open

(note: inclusion of something not done; also, doors locked, opened, closed; often associated with child abuse.


would like to come back in. when i entered i called out if anyone was
there, but no one responded and i assumed that if anyone was there,
they were still asleep. lauras door was open which meant she wasnt
home, and filomenas door was also closed. my door was open like always

attempt to persuade; not report


and meredith door was closed, which to me weant she was sleeping. i
undressed in my room and took a quick shower in one of the two
bathrooms in my house, the one that is right next to meredith and my
bedrooms (situated right next to one another).

Everyone who showers undresses. When it is important enough to enter the subject's language, it is vital to the account.


it was after i stepped
out of the shower and onto the mat that i noticed the blood in the
bathroom.

"noticed" soft, passive language.



it was on the mat i was using to dry my feet and there were
drops of blood in the sink. at first i thought the blood might have
come from my ears which i had pierced extrensively not too long ago,
but then immediately i know it wasnt mine becaus the stains on the mat
were too big for just droplets form my ear, and when i touched the
blood in the sink it was caked on already. there was also blood
smeered on the faucet. again, however, i thought it was strange,
because my roommates and i are very clean and we wouldnt leave blood
int he bathroom, but i assumed that perhaps meredith was having
menstral issues and hadnt cleaned up yet. ew, but nothing to worry
about.

inclusion of vaginal area noted, along with the constant repetition of shower; possible sexual motive

i left the bathroom and got dressed in my room. after i got
dressed i went to the other bathroom in my house, the one that
filomena dn laura use, and used their hairdryer to obviously dry my
hair and it was after i was putting back the dryer that i noticed the
shit that was left in the toilet, something that definately no one in
out house would do. i started feeling a little uncomfortable and so i
grabbed the mop from out closet and lef the house, closing and locking
the door that no one had come back through while i was in the shower,
and i returned to raffael's place. after we had used the mop to cleanup the kitchen i told raffael about what i had seen in the house over
breakfast. the strange blood in the bathroom, the door wide open, the
shit left in the toilet.

note that the blood is "strange".
Any additional word is noted for sensitivty.
door open ;and now a reason to clean up is no longer spilled water, but human waste.

Police would likely think that now a clean up of a crime scene is taking place. Cleaning up is strong to the subject.



he suggested i call one of my roommates, so i
called filomena. filomena had been at a party the night before with
her boyfriend marco (not the same marco who lives downstairs but we'll
call him marco-f as in filomena and the other can be marco-n as in
neighbor). she also told me that laura wasnt at home and hadnt been
because she was on business in rome. which meant the only one who had
spent the night at our house last night was meredith, and she was as
of yet unaccounted for. filomena seemed really worried, so i told her
id call meredith and then call her back. i called both of merediths
phones the english one first and last and the italian one between. the
first time i called the english phone is rang and then sounded as of
there was disturbance, but no one answered. i then calle the italian
phone and it just kept ringing, no answer. i called her english phone
again and this time an english voice told me her phone was out of
service. raffael and i gathered our things and went back to my house.
i unlocked the door and im going to tell this really slowly to get
everything right so just have patience with me. the living
room/kitchen was fine. looked perfectly normal. i was checking for
signs of our things missing, should there have been a burglar in our
house the night before. filomenas room was closed, but when i opned
the door her room and a mess and her window was open and completely
broken, but her computer was still sitting on her desk like it always
was and this confused me. convinced that we had been robbed i went to
lauras room and looked quickley in, but it was spottless, like it
hadnt even been touced. this too, i thought was odd. i then went into
the part of the house that meredith and i share and checked my room
for things missing, which there werent.

When this is noted as fact, it is a sign of deception. It is only apparent that nothing is missing; not a fact.


then i knocked on merediths
room.
at first i thought she was alseep so i knocked gently,
but when she
didnt respond i knocked louder and louder until i was really banging
on her door and shouting her name. no response. panicing, i ran out
onto our terrace to see if maybe i could see over the ledge into her
room from the window, but i couldnt see in. bad angle. i then went
into the bathroom where i had dried my hair and looked really quickley
into the toilet. in my panic i thought i hadnt seen anything there,
which to me meant whoever was in my house had been there when i had
been there. as it turns out the police told me later that the toilet
was full and that the shit had just fallen to the bottom of the
toilet, so i didnt see it. i ran outside and down to our neighbors
door. the lights were out but i banged ont he door anyway. i wanted to
ask them if they had heard anything the night before,


The subject wanted to conduct an investigation.

but no one was
home. i ran back into the house. in the living room raffael told me he
wanted to see if he could break down merediths door. he tried, and
cracked the door, but we couldnt open it. it was then that we decided
to call the cops. there are two types of cops in italy, carbanieri
(local, dealing with traffic and domestic calls) and the police
investigaters. he first called his sister for advice and then called
the carbanieri. i then called filomna who said she would be on her way
home immediately. while we were waiting, two ununiformed police
investigaters came to our house. i showed them what i could and told
them what i knew. gave them ohone numbers and explained a bit in
broken italian, and then filomena arrived with her boyfriend marco-f
and two other friends of hers. all together we checked the houe out,
talked to the polie,a nd in a big they all opened merediths door.
i was in the kitchen stadning aside, having really done my part for
the situation. but when they opened merediths door and i heard
filomena scream "a foot! a foot!" in italian i immedaitely tried to
get to merediths room but raffael grabbed me and took me out of the
house. the police told everyone to get out and not long afterward the
carabinieri arrived and then soon afterward, more police
investigators. they took all of our informaton and asked us the same
questions over and over. at the time i had only what i was wearing and
my badg, which thankfully had my passport in it and my wallet. no
jacket though, and i was freezing. after sticking around at the housr
for a bit, the police told us to go to the station to give testimony,
which i did. i was in a room for six hours straight after that without
seeing anyone else, answering questions in italian for the first hour
and then they brought in an interpreter and he helped my out with the
details that i didnt know the words for. they asked me of course about
the the morning, the last time i saw her, and because i was the
closest to her, questions about her habits and her relationships.
afterward, when they were taking my fingerprints, i met two of
merediths english friends, two girls she goes out with, including the
lat one who saw her alive that night she was murdered. they also had
their prints taken. after that, this was around 9 at night by this
time, i was taken into the waiting room where there was various other
people who i all knew from varous places who all knew meredith. her
friends from england, my roommates, even the owner of the pub she most
frequented. after a while my neighbors were taken in too, having just
arived home from a weeklong vacation in their home town, which
eplained why they werent home when i banged on their door. later than
that another guy showed up and was taken in for questioning, a guy i
dont like but who both meredith and i knew from different occasions, a
morracan guy that i only know by his nickname amongst the girls
"shaky". then i sat around in this waiting room wthout having the
chance to leave or eat anything besides vending maschine food (whcih
gave me a hell of a stomache ache) until 530 in the morning. during
this time i received calls from a lot of different people, family
mostly of course, and i also talked with the rest. especially to find
out what exactly was in merediths room whent hey opened it. apparently
her body was laying under a sheet, and with her foot sticking out and
there was a lot of blood. whoever had did this had slit her throat.
they told me to be back in at 11am. i went home to raffael's place and
ate something substantial, and passed out.
in the morning raffael drove me bck to the police station but had to
leave me when they said they wantrd to take me back to the house for
quesioning. before i go on, id like to ssay that i was strictly told
not to speak about this, but im speaking with you people who are not
involved and who cant do anything bad except talk to journalists,
which i hope you wont do. i have to get this off my chest because its
pressing down on me and it helps to know that someone besides me knows
something, and that im not the one who knows the most out of everyone.
at the house they asked me very personal questions about meredith's
life and also about the personalities of our neighbors. how well did i
know them? pretty well, we are friends. was meredith sexually active?
yeah, she borrowed a few of my condoms. does she like anal? wtf? i
dont know. does she use vaseline? for her lips? what kind of person is
stefano? nice guy, has a really pretty girlfriend. hmmm...very
interesting....weìd like to how you something, and tell us if this is
out of normal.
tehy took me into the nieghbors house. the had breaken the door open
to get in, but they told me to ingonore that. the rooms were all open.
giacomo and marco-n's room was spotless which made since becaus the
guys had thoroughly cleaned the whole house before they left on
vacation. stefano's room however, well, his bed was strpped of linens,
which was odd, and the comfoter he used was shoved up at the top of
his bed, with blood on it. i obviously told then that the blood was
definatley out of normal and also that he usually has his bed made.
they took note of it and ussred me out. when i left the house to go
back to the police station they told me to put my jacket over my head
and duck down below the window so the reporters wouldnt try to talk to
me. at the station i just had to repeat the answers that i had givne
at the house do they could type them up and after a good 5 and a half
hour day with the police again raffael picked me up and took me out
for some well-deserved pizza. i was starving. i then bought some
underwear
because as it turns out i wont be able to leave italy for a
while as well as enter my house.

Note the inclusion of "underwear" as unusual. Another indicator of sexual activity as part of this event.


i only had the clothes i was wearing
the day it bagan, so i bought some underwear and borrwed a pair of
pants from raffael.
Spoke with my remaining roommates that night (last night) and it was a
hurricane of emotions and stress but we needed it anyway. What we have
been discussing is bascially what to do next. We are trying to keep
our heads on straight. First things first though, my roommates both
work for lawyers, and they are going to try to send a request through
on monday to retrieve important documents of ours that are still in
the house. Secondly, we are going to talk to the agency that we used
to find our house and obviously request to move out. It kind of sucks
that we have to pay the next months rent, but the owner has protection
within the contract. After that, I guess I'll go back to class on
monday, although im not sure what im going to do about people asking
me questions, because i really dont want to talk again about what
happened. Ive been talking an awful lot lately and im pretty tired of
it. After that, Its like im trying to remember what i was doing before
all this happened.

Dr. Paul Eckman: failure to remember is flagged as deceptive in criminal investigations.


I still need to figure out who i need to talk to
and what i need to do to continue studying in perugia, because its
what i want to do.
Anyway, thats the update, feeling okay, hope you all are well, amanda

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Re: Amanda Knox To Break Silence on Murder Trial

Post  kitti on Wed 13 Feb - 21:19

She's as guilty as hell.


I still think she was drugged up and confused but the pair off them did it and the drugs muddled their minds as she got the black man who worked In the pub mixed up with the black drug dealer, who she knew.

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Re: Amanda Knox To Break Silence on Murder Trial

Post  kitti on Wed 13 Feb - 21:21

Panda ....the lawyers fees were 2m.....she owes that so that is why she has to write a book, her parents hocked their house and everything they owned to get her the best lawyers money could buy.


They borrowed money too.

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Re: Amanda Knox To Break Silence on Murder Trial

Post  Panda on Wed 13 Feb - 21:33

Don't you think there are parallels to the McCann case, English speaking people in a Foreign Country , local Police have to cope with Press and belligerent suspects etc.

Wasn't the telling point for the Judiciary in the appeal that the Italian Police contaminated the evidence.?

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Amanda Knox refuses to rule out return to Italy

Post  Panda on Tue 30 Apr - 9:53


  1. World News»


  1. North America»


  1. USA







Amanda Knox refuses to rule out return to Italy


Amanda Knox has refused to rule out a return to Italy for a retrial in the
murder of British housemate Meredith Kercher.

























By AFP

8:56AM BST 30 Apr 2013




Miss Knox, 25, was ordered to stand trial again by Italian authorities last
month in the latest twist of the legal saga which had seen her acquitted on
appeal in 2011 following her earlier conviction.


The American student and her former Italian boyfriend Raffaele Sollecito had
originally been sentenced to 26 years and 25 years in prison for the killing of
Kercher six years ago.


While legale analysts expected Miss Knox to be tried
again in absentia, the former student has now told USA Today that she is
"considering" a return to Italy.


"My lawyers have said that I don't have to and that I don't need to. I'm
still considering it, to be honest," she said.


"It's scary, the thought. But it's also important for me to say, 'This is not
just happening far away from and doesn't matter to me.'



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"So, somehow, I feel it's important for me to convey that. And if my presence
is what is necessary to convey that, then I'll go."

Miss Knox is currently launching a publicity blitz in the United States to
promote her autobiography "Waiting to be Heard" for which she was reportedly
paid a $3.8 million (£2.45 million) advance.

Knox told USA Today she hoped Kercher's family would read her book, but
acknowledged she had not had any contact with them.

"It matters to me what Meredith's family thinks ... I really hope that the
Kerchers read my book. And they don't have to believe me. I have no right to
demand anything of anyone. But I hope they try," she said.

"It's really hard (to contact them). I've always been afraid of just
upsetting them. And I feel like as long as there's question of my involvement in
Meredith's death, I don't want to impose myself on them.

"And I really think that, at least from what I've read, that nothing I could
say would make them feel better."

In excerpts of an interview with ABC News anchor Diane Sawyer due to be
broadcast later Tuesday, Knox said she wanted to be "reconsidered a person"
after being portrayed as a thrill-seeking sexual murderer throughout the case.


"I was in the courtroom when they were calling me 'devil,'" she said. "I
mean, it's one thing to be called certain things in the media and then it's
another thing to be sitting in a courtroom, fighting for your life, while people
are calling you a devil.

"For all intents and purposes, I was a murderer – whether I was or not," she
said. "And I had to live with the idea that that would be my life.

"I'd like to be reconsidered as a person," Knox added. "What happened to me
was surreal but it could've happened to anyone."

Edited by Chris Irvine


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Post  Panda on Tue 30 Apr - 19:47

It looks as though Kercher might be going to Italy, her Parents have been charged by the Italian Police with telling lies about them.

Her Book now for sale will not be on sale in Britain because of the retrial . nor in Italy for obvious reasons.

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Re: Amanda Knox To Break Silence on Murder Trial

Post  Panda on Wed 1 May - 8:43

Amanda Knox Protests Innocence In TV Interview


The woman who faces a retrial over the killing of British
student Meredith Kercher says she wants "the truth to come out".



5:45pm UK,
Tuesday 30 April 2013



Video: Amanda Knox Protests
Innocence
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  • November 2, 2007: The body of Meredith Kercher, 21, is found in her Perugia
    apartment. Investigators say she was killed the night before.

    1 of 19


  • Ms Kercher's flatmate, Amanda Knox, is pictured kissing her then-boyfriend
    Raffaele Sollecito in the days after the murder.

    2 of 19


  • Police investigate the scene of the crime.

    3 of 19


  • November 6, 2007: Knox is arrested along with Sollecito and Diya "Patrick"
    Lumumba, the Congolese owner of the pub where Knox occasionally worked.

    4 of 19


  • November 20, 2007: Mr Lumumba, implicated by Knox in her statements to
    police, is released from jail for lack of evidence.

    5 of 19


  • December 6, 2007: Ivory Coast national Rudy Hermann Guede is extradited from
    Germany and jailed on arrival in Italy.

    6 of 19


  • October 28, 2008: A judge indicts Knox and Sollecito on murder and sexual
    assault charges. Guede, who was granted a fast-track trial, is convicted of
    murder and sexual assault and sentenced to 30 years in prison.

    7 of 19


  • January 16, 2009: The trial of Knox and Sollecito opens in Perugia.

    8 of 19


  • June 12, 2009: Knox enters the witness box, telling the court she was shocked
    by Ms Kercher's death. She offers an alibi and says police beat her into making
    false statement.

    9 of 19


  • Giuliano Mignini, the chief prosecutor in the case, was later criticised for
    his handling of the investigation.

    10 of 19


  • December 4, 2009: The court finds Knox guilty of murder and sexual
    assault.

    11 of 19


  • Knox is sentenced to 26 years in prison.

    12 of 19


  • Sollecito is convicted of the same charges and sentenced to 25 years in
    jail.

    13 of 19


  • December 22, 2009: The appeals court upholds Guede's conviction but cuts his
    sentence to 16 years.

    14 of 19


  • November 24, 2010: An appeals trial for Knox and Sollecito opens in
    Perugia.

    15 of 19


  • June 29, 2011: An independent forensic report ordered by the appeals court
    finds much of the DNA evidence used to convict Knox and Sollecito is
    unreliable.

    16 of 19


  • October 3, 2011: The appeals court clears Knox and Sollecito of murder
    convictions, ordering them to be freed immediately.

    17 of 19


  • October 4, 2011; Knox returns to her home in Seattle and cries during a news
    conference.

    18 of 19


  • March 26, 2013: Weeks before her memoirs are due to be released, Italy's
    highest criminal court overturns the acquittal of Knox and Sollecito and orders
    a new trial.

    19 of 19
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  • Amanda Knox has protested her innocence in her first television
    interview since being freed from prison.


    The 25-year-old student, who is facing a retrial over the killing of Briton
    Meredith Kercher in Italy in 2007, said: "I'd like to be reconsidered as a
    person."


    Miss Kercher, 21, was found stabbed to death in the flat she shared with Knox
    in Perugia.


    Italian prosecutors claim Miss Knox and her then-boyfriend, Raffaele
    Sollecito, killed Miss Kercher in a drug-fuelled sex game along with another
    man.
    Raffaele Sollecito faces a retrial over Ms
    Kercher's death

    That man, Ivory Coast native Rudy Guede, is currently serving a 16-year
    sentence for killing Miss Kercher, from Coulsdon, Surrey.


    In the ABC News interview, to be aired later on Tuesday, Knox said: "I was in
    the courtroom when they were calling me a devil.


    "I mean, it’s one thing to be called certain things in the media, it's
    another to be sitting in a courtroom, fighting for your life, while people are
    calling you a devil.


    "For all intents and purposes I was a murderer, whether I was or
    not.
    Rudy Guede is serving a 16-year sentence over
    the murder

    "I had to live with the idea that that would be my life.


    "I want the truth to come out. I'd like to be reconsidered as a person.


    "What happened to me was surreal, but it could have happened to anyone."


    Knox's murder conviction was overturned in October 2011, but in March an
    Italian court ordered a retrial for both her and Sollecito, 29.


    Knox denies being involved in the killing, and her legal team says she was
    forced to say things she did not mean during a lengthy police interrogation.


    They also accuse Italian police of contaminating the crime scene.

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Post  Panda on Wed 1 May - 8:51

Amanda Knox: I Want To Visit Meredith's Grave


In her first television interview, the murder suspect says
she wants to pay her respects at the grave of Brit Meredith Kercher.



6:28am UK,
Wednesday 01 May 2013



Video: Amanda Knox has given her first
television interview since being freed
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  • Amanda Knox has said she wants to visit the grave of Meredith
    Kercher - but only with the permission of the murdered British student's
    family.

    In her first television interview since being freed from an Italian prison,
    she said: "Eventually I can have their permission to pay my respects at her
    grave and I would also like them to know that she talked about them to me."

    Italian prosecutors claim Miss Knox and her then-boyfriend, Raffaele
    Sollecito, killed Miss Kercher, 21, in a drug-fuelled sex game along with
    another man in 2007.

    Miss Knox's alibi rests on her claim that she was at Mr Sollecito's house on
    the night, and not at the Perugia flat she shared with Miss Kercher.

    But during a police interrogation she admitted she was at home with Miss
    Kercher.
    Miss Knox insists she was at Mr Sollecito's
    home on the night in question
    When questioned by ABC News' Diane Sawyer as she launched her book on her
    experience, she insisted the partial confession was the result of her "breaking
    down".

    "I didn't confess. I was interrogated," Miss Knox told ABC News. "(The
    police) acted like my answers were wrong, they told me I was wrong, that I
    didn't remember correctly, that I had to remember correctly, and that if I
    didn't I would never see her family.

    "I can only describe it as breaking down, I didn't know what I remembered and
    what I didn't remember anymore. I was incredibly vulnerable at that time."

    In the memoir, she writes about how she also considered suicide while in
    prison.

    Miss Knox - who is facing a retrial over the killing - insists in the
    interview that she did not leave Mr Sollecito's home.
    Miss Knox says she wants to visit the grave of
    Miss Kercher
    "We stayed in, had dinner, we watched a movie, we smoked, we had sex, we were
    together.

    "We just hung out together, we talked, we talked about his mum, we made silly
    faces at each other.

    "We stayed in the whole night."

    The 25-year-old said she returned to the home she shared with Miss Kercher
    the next morning, but despite the front door being wide-open and spotting blood
    on the sink she took a shower.

    "At the sink when I was taking out my earrings I noticed there were speckles
    of blood. But speckles, a few drops."

    She said that when she got out of the shower she noticed a bloodied bath mat,
    adding: "I thought it was strange."

    She returned to Mr Sollecito's home, and says she told him of her concerns
    after breakfast. He called police, who discovered Miss Kercher's body.

    "It never occurred to me that I would ever be considered a suspect.
    Ever."

    Miss Knox denied claims there had been any tension with Miss Kercher in the
    run-up to her death.

    "It bothers me when people suggest that she wasn't my friend," she said. "I
    was stunned by her death, she was my friend."

    During her original trial, much was made of Miss Knox's apparent lack of
    grief following Miss Kercher's death.

    Miss Knox admitted she "could have been more sensitive" but said people deal
    with grief in different ways.

    Her murder conviction was overturned in October 2011, but in March an Italian
    court ordered a retrial for both her and Mr Sollecito, 29.

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Re: Amanda Knox To Break Silence on Murder Trial

Post  wjk on Wed 1 May - 10:24

She's an insincere, money grabbing b*tch!

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Post  Panda on Wed 1 May - 16:03

Kercher Family 'Not Interested' In Knox Book


Meredith Kercher's family issue a statement after Amanda
Knox said in a TV interview that she wants to visit the student's grave.



2:04pm UK,
Wednesday 01 May 2013



Video: Amanda Knox has given her first
television interview since being freed
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  • Meredith Kercher's family has no interest in reading Amanda
    Knox's book, the sister of the murdered British student has said.

    Stephanie Kercher's comments came after Miss Knox appeared in her first
    television interview since being freed from an Italian prison to promote her
    memoir.

    She said she would like to visit Miss Kercher’s grave, but only with the
    permission of the Kercher family.

    Stephanie Kercher said in a statement: ''We are not interested in this book,
    as well as all the others regarding the case and we will not be reading it.

    ''The Italian legal system still has an appeal procedure underway and as a
    result a new trial will be heard. The sentence can still be
    overturned.”
    Stephanie Kercher (C) with her mother and
    brother
    She did not address the wish expressed by Miss Knox, but said: "I have no
    doubts that even on the other side there is a story of pain and loss and of
    enormous lack of trust, but on the other side there is also one of hope and an
    opportunity of life.

    "Something that Meredith will never have and something that we will never
    share with her. Meredith is the victim in this tragic case."

    Italian prosecutors say Miss Knox and her then-boyfriend, Raffaele Sollecito,
    killed Miss Kercher, 21, in a drug-fuelled sex game along with another man in
    2007.

    She has always denied the accusation.

    Her murder conviction was overturned in October 2011, but in March an Italian
    court ordered a retrial for both her and Mr Sollecito, 29.

    Miss Knox says she is considering a return to Italy for the retrial, even
    against her lawyer's advice.

    "My lawyers have said that I don't have to and that I don't need to. I'm
    still considering it, to be honest," she told USA Today.
    Miss Knox says she wants to visit the grave of
    Miss Kercher
    "It's scary, the thought. But it's also important for me to say, 'This is not
    just happening far away from and doesn't matter to me'.

    "So, somehow, I feel it's important for me to convey that. And if my presence
    is what is necessary to convey that, then I'll go."

    Miss Knox's alibi rests on her claim that she was at Mr Sollecito's house on
    the night of the murder, and not at the Perugia flat she shared with Miss
    Kercher.

    But during a police interrogation she said she was at home with Miss
    Kercher.

    In the interview with ABC News' Diane Sawyer, she insisted that initial claim
    was the result of her "breaking down".

    "I didn't confess. I was interrogated," Miss Knox told ABC News. "(The
    police) acted like my answers were wrong, they told me I was wrong, that I
    didn't remember correctly, that I had to remember correctly, and that if I
    didn't I would never see her family.

    "I can only describe it as breaking down, I didn't know what I remembered and
    what I didn't remember anymore. I was incredibly vulnerable at that time."

    As she expressed her desire to visit Miss Kercher's grave, she said:
    "Eventually I can have their permission to pay my respects at her grave and I
    would also like them to know that she talked about them to me."
    Miss Knox insists she was at Mr Sollecito's
    home on the night in question
    In the memoir, which came out on Tuesday and is called Waiting To Be Heard,
    she writes about how she also considered suicide while in prison.

    Miss Knox insists in the interview that she did not leave Mr
    Sollecito's home.

    "We stayed in, had dinner, we watched a movie, we smoked, we had sex, we were
    together.

    "We just hung out together, we talked, we talked about his mum, we made silly
    faces at each other. We stayed in the whole night."

    The 25-year-old said she returned to the home she shared with Miss Kercher
    the next morning, but despite the front door being wide-open and spotting blood
    on the sink she took a shower.

    "At the sink when I was taking out my earrings I noticed there were speckles
    of blood. But speckles, a few drops."

    She said that when she got out of the shower she noticed a bloodied bath mat,
    adding: "I thought it was strange."
    Miss Knox cried during a press conference in
    Seattle after leaving Italy
    She returned to Mr Sollecito's home, and says she told him of her concerns
    after breakfast. He called police, who discovered Miss Kercher's body.

    "It never occurred to me that I would ever be considered a suspect.
    Ever."

    Miss Knox denied claims there had been any tension with Miss Kercher in the
    run-up to her death.

    "It bothers me when people suggest that she wasn't my friend," she said. "I
    was stunned by her death, she was my friend."

    During her original trial, much was made of Miss Knox's apparent lack of
    grief following Miss Kercher's death.

    Miss Knox said she "could have been more sensitive" but said people deal with
    grief in different ways.

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Post  kitti on Thu 9 May - 14:52

Merediths father believes Knox is guilty off murder .


The only reason she wants to visit the grave is to relieve herself off guilt.

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