Sollecito changing his evidence re Meredith Kercher murder

(15 Posts)
TensionWheelsCoolHeels Tue 01-Jul-14 15:20:54

Can't link right now but saw earlier on news that Sollecito has now decided to change his testimony re Meredith's murder. He's now claiming he wasn't with Knox when Meredith was murdered.

It's a weird one - not sure if it's a v late attack of conscience or a desperate move to avoid jail himself. Wasn't it a knife from his home that supposedly had the DNA on it linking to Meredith? I know it wasn't considered enough, or there was flaws in that aspect of the evidence from the original trial, but I'm just not sure where this sudden change of testimony is coming from.

I'll admit I haven't studied this case in huge detail but it seems strange that both men have dramatically changed thier statements on the what/who/where of that night. It's all extremely odd and I don't think we will ever get the whole truth.

Poor Meredith and her family.

cheekygeeky Tue 01-Jul-14 15:34:58

That's quite a turnaround.

Nerf Tue 01-Jul-14 22:17:50

Both? Has Rudi changed his too?

AnyoneForTennis Tue 01-Jul-14 22:21:44

Where does that leave Knox?

TheOneWithTheNicestSmile Tue 01-Jul-14 22:24:29

Guede said initially that Knox & Sollecito weren't there.

He changed his story several months (?) later apparently to fit in with loopy prosecutor's sex game gone wrong theory

MamaMary Tue 01-Jul-14 22:25:04

Didn't Rudi originally say he knew nothing and then later claim it was Knox and Sollecitot that killed her....Whatever, his evidence is totally untrustworthy.

Very strange and significant development here.

AnyaKnowIt Tue 01-Jul-14 22:26:17

No he isn't

. He insisted the comments did not amount to a change in his defence strategy and reiterated his belief Knox is innocent.

He still believes Knox is innocent

AnyaKnowIt Tue 01-Jul-14 22:26:57
TensionWheelsCoolHeels Tue 01-Jul-14 22:27:50

The suggestion is he was her alibi so if he's now recanting that testimony then her defence weakens. But then, I'd think the same would apply to him? Maybe that's part of it - they each point the finger at the other, doubt ensues and undermines the chances of conviction? I think given all they've been through, the time spent in jail, it's just weird to change his story now. I can't fathom what the motivation is, and why now after all these years.

TensionWheelsCoolHeels Tue 01-Jul-14 22:32:46

Just read that link - I still think it's an odd development. He's changing his story, which weakens her defence, while highlighting she's already been caught in a lie, but he still thinks she's innocent? hmm

A very weird one, this. Wondering what his motivation is and where this leaves Knox. I've never really thought she did it but this is a game changer.

MamaMary Tue 01-Jul-14 22:53:27

There's also the CCTV footage allegedly showing Amanda Knox not at Sollecito's that night - again breaking her alibi. This combined with Sollecito's latest statement is not looking good for Amanda.

www.independent.co.uk/news/world/europe/amanda-knox-alibi-challenged-after-cctv-footage-emerges-from-night-of-meredith-kerchers-murder-9324052.html

BookABooSue Wed 02-Jul-14 10:29:00

I must admit I'm not surprised he's distancing himself from Amanda. She's made it clear she won't return to Italy unless extradited so basically he'll be left to serve any sentence alone (if convicted again). At this point in time, he has more to lose than Amanda.

From the statement I read he seems to be saying his computer records place him at home at a time when Amanda's mobile phone records place her elsewhere.

He's also said that he doesn't think Amanda's initial statement was true (the one where she said she heard Meredith screaming and she was in the cottage at the time of the murder) but if that was what the conviction was based on then that initial statement from Amanda doesn't place him at the scene. Basically he's saying if that's the reason for convicting Amanda then it can't be the reason for convicting him. However, that line of argument conveniently ignores the other reasons/evidence the state has used to argue for his conviction.

Nerf Wed 02-Jul-14 15:32:46

I'm really stunned at the CCTV coming out now - apparently (can't remember where I read it) defence and prosecution chose not to use it as it didn't help their cases. I find that unbelievable, that a judge or jury would not have everything related to the case made available to them.

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