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pnwmom Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Sep-26-11 09:22 PM
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Amanda Knox case: it's about money. That's why the murdered girl's naked body was displayed today
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Edited on Mon Sep-26-11 09:52 PM by pnwmom
in court, allowing members of the media to take photographs. The attorney who did this despicable thing will lose his portion of millions if the real murderer, Rudy Guede, is the only one convicted in the end.

This is clearly an attempt to get the jury to vote based on the horror of the crime, rather than by the actual evidence of guilt or innocence.

Rudy Guede, the knife-wielding burglar with no connection to Knox or Sollecito, who has already been convicted of the crime, based on dozens of pieces physical evidence, including DNA, footprints, and fingerprints, etc. was sentenced in a separate trial to only 16 years and may serve half of that due to time off for good behavior.

Today, in the courtroom in Perugia, at 2:40 p.m., without warning, without dignity, without any apparent concern for Meredith or her grieving family, without decency, an attorney began to display eight foot square, gruesome, lurid and obscene naked full-frontal photographs of Meredith Kerchers blood-smeared body, lying on the floor next to her bed where she had been murdered and sexually assaulted. She lay in the very position that Rudy Guede left her after putting a pillow under her hips to assist in the sexual assault. The photos were, to say the least, explicit, and press cameras immediately began clicking, as the courtroom spectators stood and moved toward the huge screen where the large photos were being displayed. Meredith was shown from the tips of her toes all the way to her eyes, fixed in a glassy, gruesome stare above a gaping throat slash. The audience gasped. More grisly photos followed; close-ups of the deep slash to Merediths throat, showing the severed muscles and larynx. But still the photos continued; photos which showed graphically the sputum foam which was the result of her labored breathing as the blood from her neck drained into her lungs. The photos showed her empty eyes and her blood-caked hair.

Who would do such an abominable thing? . . . . Astoundingly, it was the Kerchers attorney, Francesco Maresca.


Why would Maresca do this? Sadly, its a simple equation. For Maresca, at least, money is more important than Meredith.

Maresca is not the prosecutor. Maresca is not there to prove guilt. That is not his position in court. He is a CIVIL attorney. He is there for one reason and one reason only: Money. He is there to represent and protect the multi-million Euro judgment against Sollecito and Knox and awarded to the Kerchers. You see, if Knox and Sollecito are exonerated (as they likely will be), the only defendant left (convicted and appeals exhausted, in fact) is indigent. Maresca has been working on this case for approximately four years, and appears to stand to lose an immense commission if the right people are not convicted. The man most of the press and public at the trial believed committed the murder; Rudy Guede is indeed indigent. Knox and her familys finances have been decimated by a four year trial and appeal in Italy. Sollecitos father, however, is a wealthy physician. If Knox isnt convicted, then Sollecito isnt convicted. And if Sollecito isnt convicted, there is no money to award to the Kerchers. And no fees for Maresca to collect. Merediths dignity was simply another card to play, apparently.


The graphic, obscene, desecrating photographs shown today had no evidentiary value. No legitimate purpose was served by the photographs. Nothing about the murder scene was in dispute in this session. Nothing about Merediths death, her condition at the time of death, or her body was in play. In short, there was no reason in the entire legal world to show detailed photographs of the violated body of his clients child and sister. No reason except money. The display was gratuitous, designed to horrify and shock a jury. And it horrified. And it shocked. But maybe only the conscience of decent people. Several people left the courtroom, and many were left traumatized.
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