Amanda Knox Co-Defendant Alleges Mistreatment During Interrogations
Raffaele Sollecito, the co-defendant of Amanda Knox who was also acquitted of murder this week by the appeals court, alleges the police treated him violently and with coercion after his arrest. Amanda Knox has said in the past she was assaulted and browbeaten by police.
Ms Knox has also claimed that she was assaulted during questioning and that the verbal and physical intimidation caused her to wrongly claim that an innocent man, the bar owner Patrick Lumumba, committed the killing. [More...]
Claudio Pratillo Hellmann, one of the two judges advising the jury suggested in an interview today that perhaps Amanda and Raffaelle know who was involved in Mereditih Kercher's killing.
He said Rudy Guede, an Ivory Coast-born drifter who is now the only person behind bars for the murder in Nov 2007, “certainly” knew what happened. “I won’t say he’s the only one to know,” the judge added.... He said: “Maybe the two defendants also know” what really happened.
Very unlikely in my view. I think if Amanda or Raffaele know who they were taking the rap for, they would have spoken up -- if for no other reason than to clear themselves. And that anyone who buys Amanda's future book hoping to find out what really happened will be in for a disappointment. Her book will be on the plight of the wrongly accused and imprisoned, something she unfortunately does know all about.
Maybe they don't have this saying in Italy?
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