But Who Are They?
The motivations of the ruling with which the Supreme Court confirmed the conviction of Rudi Guede to 16 years, have just been deposited.
The writing judge Enzo Iannelli describes Guede’s contribution as part of a collective assault aimed to realize an orgiastic will and give vent on the victim of the most pervert criminal instincts.
The number of wounds and their nature, Iannelli explains, excludes the surprise attack by a single perpetrator described by Guede, and reveals a prolonged and crescent constraining action, focused on the sexual assault.
For Iannelli, the version Rudi provided is totally far-fetched. Not credible is the story of the kiss with Meredith the previous evening and the appointment for the next day. Not credible is that he and Meredith had been intimate in her room. The assertion itself that he knew Meredith is objectively denied by all testimonies.
Finally, even the judicial system seem to have started considering the hypothesis of the crime that doesn’t necessary include Amanda Knox and Raffaele Sollecito. The document stressed that the Supreme Court had only been called to assess the guilt of Guede.
Iannelli, though, confirms the collective assault, but the description he provides, all focuses on sexual purpose perpetrated with extreme cruelty. All this that suggested the actions of accomplished criminals, rather than two lovebirds who had just finished watching Amelie. His analysis seems to exclude any female psychology as part of the crime, even more so as its mastermind.
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Family Asks Three Million Euro
Considering that The Craiglist Killer brought in 5.4 million viewers in early January, we have to admit it was almost a debacle.
Many Americans probably figured out that the Lifetime telepic had nothing to teach them about the case, and preferred to watch something else (like I did).
So, the telepic had no claims of making revelations, not even of rendering the known facts in a faithful way, it seems.
The hunting game for factual mistakes, indeed, started immediately. At first, someone noted that Meredith wasn’t drinking coffee in real life, as it instead appeared in the telepic. Then the game continued on to Facebook where everyone seemed to know by heart the many important factual misrepresentations, that are now listed in the reviews made by Nikki Battiste, Candace Dempsey, and Doug Longhini.
The filmmakers even managed to lay a red carpet at the court entrance, confusing it with a Grammy Award or the Oscars.
I had written about a red carpet during the first hearings, but obviously it was a metaphor to mean the minor celebrity status that Amanda, Raffaele and Rudi were acquiring. It’s not that there really was a red carpet leading into the courthouse!
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'Il Mostro di Firenze'
Unlike real movies, a telepic never made particular revelations, never made the history before, and it seems that it didn’t happen last Monday for the first time. Not exactly a bombshell, no particular emotions referred by viewers, the TV-movie passed like an innocuous entertainment, a TV show like many others (just like The Monster of Florence in Italy).
A TV show of bad taste, less we could say, towards Meredith.
And towards Amanda and Raffaele? Imagine how you would you feel if you were in jail, already with a huge weight over your shoulders, unable to have your voice heard, and others would show to four million people a masquerade of you killing your housemate, with the understanding that it may even be the truth...
The only concrete effect from the masterpiece, besides the millions going to Lifetime, seems to be the civil lawsuit Knox’s lawyers initiated against the company, and the three million euro they have already asked for. The Perugia Civil Court will examine the case on March 24. Italian authorities could eventually seize some payments Lifetime could get in Italy, from an Italian channel, for instance (like they did with Diego Maradona, when a 3 million euro check RAI TV owed him was confiscated).
This is for the fiction side. Let’s see, instead, what happens for a non fictional video. The Puglia TV Telenorba, aired on April 2008 the real crime scene video which showed Meredith. The Penal Court will take care of that on March 28. Together with the Telenorba journalists, accused of arbitrary publication of judicial acts is the whole Sollecito family... Just one of the many satellite trials of the case, similar to the one that sees Amanda’s parents on the dock.
As we know the cops sued Amanda’s parents, who were subsequently charged with defamation through the press for the interview they released to the Times Online. Only Edda and Curt, not the journalist, not the editor-in-chief, as it must be.
So we have to assume that they entered the Times unannounced to anyone, wrote and published the article themselves, and signed it with the pseudonym of John Follain. It must be like this, otherwise people understand that when a medium criticizes the cops (as Telenorba did), he gets prosecuted. When it doesn’t criticize, he’s not prosecuted, even if he hosts a libel (a presumed libel).
Not only the public, but even the CSM (the disciplinary committee) and the court of Florence may understand it this way. And the Perugia case, as we know, it’s already on their table. They may spot out new clues of abuse of office and omission of office. Especially if prompted by American and Italian authorities, who, after the strange lawsuit, are actually starting to follow the case for real.
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America Striking Back
The Lifetime telepic, as all telepics, needed to be neutral and say nothing striking about the case. But it’s still an American production, and there are things America can’t accept.
As Maurizio Molinari (next to be sued?), pointed out from New York, at least the TV-movie denounced the evident violation of rights the girl underwent in the police station.
This is just the beginning. America is starting to understand what happened there. Things are starting to move on the political and diplomatic side and everyday more people are getting in contact...
In those days they were telling us all those things, and we believed them (the worst of it is that they were saying the same things to the prosecutor...). We had no reason to doubt. Why should they make things up, we thought. Why should they lie about the washing machine, the keys, the sweatshirt, the phone call, the confession, the bleach receipt... if they knew they would have to provide evidence of all this one day.
It’s unbelievable the respect we had for these people; the trust we granted to them. We bought anything they told us. And those words turned to be all lies.
Can you believe that there are still some people looking for them? Every now and then someone still goes to talk to them... strictly off the record. And: they are still bashing the girl like hell! They don’t even care when the journalist they meet is an American, and will not forget those insults.