Knox and Sollecito case remains a witch trial to the very end

Amanda Knox at the appeals trial

Giuliano Mignini, the insane, witch-hunting prosecutor in the Meredith Kercher murder case, has continued his evil tactics through the appeals trial. The Guardian reports September 30:

[Amanda Knox’s] former boyfriend, Raffaele Sollecito, is the son of a prosperous urologist. The Knoxes are not rich but, said Giuliano Mignini for the prosecution, they had spent $1m on a PR campaign in defence of their daughter’s innocence.

Mignini, who oversaw the original investigation, pointedly referred to the appellants as being “of good families”, contrasting their fate in the event of an acquittal with that of a “poor black man”. [LA replies: The poor black man is unquestionably guilty. There is no evidence that the middle-class Amanda and the well-to-do Raffaele are guilty. But Mignini want them found guilty, to establish a racial equality of guilt.]

His remark came in a speech in which he claimed, as evidence of the appellants’ guilt, their reaction to gruesome images of the murder scene shown in court. “At the trial, Amanda never looked at them. Never. Raffaele looked every so often with one eye—icy, expressionless.” [This is the sort of “evidence” that the Italian prosecutors and media have used from the start to “prove” Amanda and Raffaele’s guilt. The two didn’t have the “correct” expression on their faces. Amanda purchased underwear after the murder (because she couldn’t get back to her house), which showed she was indifferent to Meredith’s death. Amanda did a cartwheel after waiting for hours in a police station. Amanda wiggled her hips after successfully struggling to pull on a pair of rubber boots before entering the flat with the police. Out of such intangibles the prosecutors built up an image of Amanda as a she-devil who had to be guilty, climaxing in their scenario of a satanic sex-torture murder committed together by Amanda, Raffaele, and the burglar Rudy Guede for which there is no evidence and which is inherently absurd.]

His jibe was described as “truly unfair” by Sollecito’s counsel, Donatella Donati. Her client, brought up by his father after his mother’s death, was simply “shy about showing his emotions”. [LA replies: I devoutly hope that the defense lawyers have had better arguments against the witch-hunting prosecutors than, “That is unfair.”]

Posted by Lawrence Auster at October 03, 2011 08:38 AM | Send

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