Friday, April 23, 2010

Mignini's Satanic theory rejected in Perugia


Giuliano Mignini ,  the head prosecutor in the murder trial of American University of Washington student Amanda Knox,  has had his satanic theory rejected by an Italian judge

In the 1970s and 80s in Florence,  Italy,  a series of couples killed while in lover's lanes prompted the "Monster of Florence"  story that a serial killer was on the loose.    The identity of this killer has yet to be discovered.  
In October 1985, a physician  -   Dr. Francesco Narducci -  was found dead near a lake outside of Perugia, Italy. In an apparent suicide, it was ruled the doctor died of an overdose of Demerol.   But in  2001, Perugia prosecutor Giulano Mignini decided that Narducci's death was integrally connected to the Monster of Florence case,  and claimed Narducci was a member of a satanic sect that killed women for body parts to be used in black masses, and the wealthy Perugia doctor was the keeper of those body parts. Mignini claimed Narducci was murdered to keep him silent about the masses.  
A Satanic theory brings 20 criminal indictments 
Mignini theorized a fantastic and  elaborate conspiracy of 20 people, including government officials and law enforcement officers, who made up a secret society behind the Monster killings.
 20 people were indicted and charged with the concealment of Narducci's murder, and laid out a hard-to-follow plot that included body doubles and featured Narducci's body being swapped two times. 
 Tuesday, in a preliminary hearing, cases against all 20 were thrown out in a ruling by Perugia Judge Paolo Micheli ,  who found there was no solid evidence to back up Mignini's claim that Narducci was murdered, let alone the victim of a satanic sect.
"Mignini's malicious and completely unwarranted accusations ruined many lives and impoverished the defendants and their families," Douglas Preston, the author of "The Monster of Florence," told Crimesider. Added Mario Spezi, Preston's co-author in Italy, "The great question is: How was it possible that Mignini was able to pursue a case that everyone knew was crazy?"
Bringing the theory into the Amanda Knox case 
That Giuliano Mignini was also the head prosecutor in the Amanda Knox case is telling.  In addition to his criminal convictions for prosecutorial misconduct,  Mignini had theorized that Amanda Knox,  her Italian boyfriend Rafaele Sollecito, and drifter Rudy Guede,  has taken part in a drug-fueled sex game,  and had chosen Halloween night for its ritual significance.    This game ended in the murder of British student and flat mate of Knox,  Meredith Kercher.  
The judge in the Kercher case threw out Mignini's theory as well,  yet it was still fodder for Italian papers, which jurors had been exposed to.  
Author Douglas Preston,  who wrote,  "The Monster of Florence" , had once been interrogated by Mignini himself, and found the experience harrowing and daunting.  
His friend has said :
"Why are people afraid to stop him?" wonders Mario Spezi. "Why was he allowed to work on the Amanda Knox case and present his crazy ideas?"

1 comment:

Harry Rag said...

Amanda Knox and Raffaele Sollecito repeatedly told the police a pack of lies in the days after Meredith's murder.

On 5 November 2007, Knox and Sollecito were confronted with proof that they had lied and were given another opportunity to tell the truth. However, they both chose to tell the police even more lies.

Sollecito's new alibi was shattered by computer forensic evidence and his mobile phone records.

Knox accused an innocent man, Diya Lumumba, of murdering Meredith despite knowing full well that he was completely innocent. She didn't recant her false and malicious allegation against Lumumba the whole time he was in prison.

Knox's account of what happened on 2 November 2007 is contradicted by her mobile phone records.

Rudy Guede's bloody footprints lead straight out of Meredith's room and out of the house. He didn't lock Meredith's door, remove his trainers, go into Filomena's room or the bathroom that Meredith and Knox shared.

Rudy Guede didn't scale the vertical wall outside Filomena's room or gain access through the window. The break-in was clearly staged. This indicates that somebody who lived at the cottage was trying to deflect attention away from themselves and give the impression that a stranger had broken in and killed Meredith.

Guede had no reason to stage the break-in and there was no physical evidence that he went into Filomena's room.

The scientific police found a mixture of Amanda Knox's DNA and Meredith's blood on the floor.

There was no physical evidence that Rudy Guede went into the blood-spattered bathroom. However, the scientific police found proof that Knox and Sollecito tracked Meredith's blood into this bathroom.

Amanda Knox’s DNA was found mingled with Meredith’s blood in three different places in the bathroom: on the ledge of the basin, on the bidet, and on a box of Q Tips cotton swabs.

Sollecito left a visible bloody footprint on the blue bathmat.

Amanda Knox left a bloody shoeprint on the pillow under Meredith's body.

Knox's and Sollecito's bare bloody footprints were revealed by luminol in the hallway. Knox’s DNA and Meredith’s DNA was found mixed together in one of the bloody footprints.

An abundant amount of Raffaele Sollecito's DNA was found on Meredith's bra clasp. Sollecito must have applied considerable pressure to the clasp in order to have left so much DNA. The hooks on the clasp were damaged which confirms that Sollecito had gripped them tightly.

Amanda Knox's DNA was found on the handle of the double DNA knife and Meredith's DNA was found lodged in a tiny groove on the blade. Sollecito knew that Meredith's DNA was on the blade which is why he twice lied about accidentally pricking her hand whilst cooking.

The defence experts were unable to prove that there had been any contamination. Alberto Intini, head of the Italian police forensic science unit, pointed out that unless contamination has been proved, it does not exist.

Amanda Knox voluntarily admitted that she involved in Meredith's murder in her handwritten note to the police on 6 November 2007. She stated on at least four separate occasions that she was at the cottage when Meredith was killed. She also claimed that Sollecito was at the cottage.

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