Tuesday, March 29, 2011

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Amanda Knox forum at Seattle U. to attract big names, public invited | West Seattle Herald / White Center News

Monday, March 28, 2011

Knox lawyers hopeful her conviction will be overturned | KING5.com | Seattle Featured Video on Demand

Confused Prosecution witness at Knox and Sollecito appeal

PERUGIA, ITALY - NOVEMBER 24:  Television news...Image by Getty Images via @daylife

Judge: So, you saw Amanda and Raffaele?



 Curatolo: Yeah, it was Halloween when I saw them. I know this because I saw the kids getting on the disco buses all dressed up in costumes. That’s how I also know what time it was. 

Judge: When is Halloween? 



Curatolo: I don't know. Maybe end of October or beginning of November, I think. 

Judge: You aren’t sure? What about your case now? You are in prison, correct? How long will you be there?



 Curatolo: I don’t know. I don’t understand the case against me really. I understand nothing. 

Judge: Ok, so how did you live in the park? Were you always there?



 Curatolo: Always, yes. I never left. I just lived there. On a bench mostly. 

(questions regarding where Toto poops omitted)


Judge: Never mind. So, are you certain the buses were disco buses and not tour buses? 



Curatolo: Yes, definitely disco buses. They look different from other buses. 

Prosecutio­n: No, no, you must be mistaken? 



Curatolo: No. I am certain they were disco buses. 

Judge: Do you take drugs?



 Curatolo: Yes, heroin. 

Judge: Were you taking drugs on that night?



 Curatolo: I always take drugs, so most certainly I was high that night…but that’s ok. heroin does not make you hallucinat­e or anything. 

Judge: Guards, take him away. I am done.
http://www­.allvoices­.com/contr­ibuted-new­s/8603548-­journalist­s-owe-aman­da-knox-ra­ffaele-sol­lecito-an-­apology
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Sunday, March 27, 2011

Amanda Knox Murder Conviction May Fall On Conflicting Testimony Of Star Witness | Radar Online

Amanda Knox appeal hopes boosted – Key witness changes his story and DNA evidence insufficient | The Last Refuge

Major Development in Amanda Knox Trial - ABC News

Amanda Knox’s Great Day in Court

In the main square, with the Palazzo dei Prior...Image via Wikipedia
Could a homeless drug addict really be a reliable witness in a murder trial? Amanda Knox's family and defense team were pleased Saturday during the appeal trial of her murder conviction, when the prosecutor's key witness Antonio Curatolo gave a contradictory testimony. 

The homeless man who lives in Perugia, not far from where Meredith Kercher was murdered, helped sway the jury at an earlier hearing, but on Saturday he mixed up dates and seemed confused. "The two youngsters were talking intensely to each other," Curatolo said, adding, "I can remember that in the piazza that night young people in masks were coming and going and buses were leaving for the nightclubs."

 Knox's lawyers immediately pointed out the contradiction in his testimony, saying that Kercher was killed on November 1, a day after the city of Perugia was buzzing with Halloween partygoers, and that former witnesses had said all clubs were closed on November 1. The court will reconvene on May 21 to hear updated forensic reports on previous DNA tests on the alleged murder weapon.


http://www.thedailybeast.com/cheat-sheet/item/amanda-knoxrsquos-great-day-in-court/testimony/
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Saturday, March 26, 2011

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Amanda Knox's appeal team scores a point in Perugia court hearing | World news | The Observer

OpEdNews - Article: Questions continue to arise regarding the conviction of Knox and Sollecito

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Friday, March 25, 2011

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Jimbo Wales, Wikipedia, Bruce Fisher, and Perugia Murder File : Critical Commentary

Wikipedia and Perugia:


All of us must accept the fact that the trials of Amanda Knox
 and Raffaele Sollecito are genuinely controversial. This is as 
important a “fact” as there is about this issue. The idea that 
the concerns about the case could have been manufactured
 by some tiny Seattle public relations firm is intellectually
 embarrassing, as is the notion that the controversy is a
 manifestation of the “cult of Foxy Knoxy.”

This case is controversial because credentialed experts,
 with access to all of the case documents, have examined 
the evidence and found it wanting.
 2) All of must accept the fact that the defense put on a 
vigorous case here. There is not a single argument made 
by the prosecution for which the defense has not formulated 
a plausible and convincing rebuttal. They have done this with 
everything—statements, witnesses, DNA, luminol, computer
 and cell phone records, the so called “staged break-in”—all of it.
If a Wikipedia reader comes to this article and gets the impression
 that there is no controversy and that the defense failed to address 
the main prosecution allegations, we have failed miserably
. From, "Some thoughts upon coming back to Wikipedia".
Some Internet forums hostile regarding Wikipedia founder's review of Knox material
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Wikipedia Founder Examining Disputed Info On Amanda Knox - News Story - KIRO Seattle

Bruce Fisher reports on Wikipedia review of Knox material, cites PMF backlash

Image representing Allvoices as depicted in Cr...Image via CrunchBaseFrom  Bruce Fisher's AllVoices report:


"Injustice in Perugia recently highlighted the ongoing hate campaign against Amanda Knox online which is streamlined by a woman named Peggy Ganong. Those involved in that campaign were enraged to see that action was being taken to correct inaccuracies at Wikipedia. As expected, this hatred was alive and well on Peggy Ganong's website, Perugia Murder File (PMF).

One poster mentioned on Peggy Ganong's website that he is planning his own letter to Jimbo Wales. I wonder if his letter will include any of the language currently seen at PMF. Here are a few quotes from a discussion between Peggy Ganong and other posters on her website:

"I don't see the pay-off in the end. Right now, Jimbo is on the verge of losing any sense of respect as a new media entrepreneur (lying about his checkuser results, for example) just for a chance to catch a peek of some tender young sex killer flesh."

"Jimbo is precisely the profile of the aging Lothario looking for access to tail through his powerful media connections. He isn't thinking with his correct head and everything he's proposed is straight out of the FOA manual."

"Somebody should give Jimbo a cold shower. He's really lathered up and ready for brunette sex killer action"

As you can see, PMF has chosen to try to win over Wikipedia's founder with great compliments. All kidding aside, let me try to understand the logic coming from Peggy Ganong and her band of cyberbullies. They have come to the conclusion that Jimbo Wales is looking into the accuracy of the article detailing the murder of Meredith Kercher and the ongoing trial of Amanda Knox and Raffaelle Sollecito because he wants sex. Peggy Ganong should be ashamed to be part of that conversation, but as moderator she fully endorses this kind of dialogue.

Just to be clear, the quotes above come from Peggy Ganong's version of PMF. For those not following the blogs closely, PMF actually had a civil war recently! Amazingly, this has resulted in not one, but two PMFs! The two moderators are currently running identical websites and both refuse to discuss the details of their split. This of course often happens to hate groups over time. There is simply too much rage and they inevitably self destruct. The situation is similar to what Germany would have been like during the Cold War if there were two East Germanies instead of an East and West......"

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