It is being reported today in the news that Amanda Knox‘s ex-boyfriend and co-defendant in the murder of Meredith Kercher case, Raffaele Sollecito will hold a news conference on July 1, 2014 in Rome, to announce that he does not remember being with Amanda the night of the murder.
In “ . . weekly magazine Gente, Sollecito is preparing to change his version of events in almost seven years after the crime: contrary to what is always said, that that night was at home with her ‘ then-girlfriend Amanda Knox, Sollecito now ‘admit to not remember clearly what happened’; In short, ‘the American would be left alone for the first time to support his alibi.’
According unveiled by People, ‘the sensational turn would explain the line of defense of Raphael, that the appeal to the Supreme Court asking for acquittal or, alternatively, by changing the classification of the offense to only aiding in murder.'”
It has been speculated by trial watchers for a long time that the conflicting alibis of Amanda and Raffaele would become the point of their legal unraveling. After Amanda rejected a marriage proposal from Raffaele last summer followed by their convictions being reconfirmed on January 30, 2014, with 28.5 and 25 year sentences, the former lovers have grown further and further apart.
Raffaele, who has kept silent throughout the trials, refusing to be cross-examined in court, has decided to come forward with what happened the night Meredith Kercher was savagely attacked. However his new revelation consists of feigning memory loss which is a common defense tactic of guilty criminals.
Amanda Knox also claimed to not remember clearly what she did that evening and accused an innocent man, Patrick Lumumba for the murder. She also insisted that she had no recollection of her suspicious call home in the middle of the night soon after the murder.
“Sollecito had always said that that night was at home with his then-girlfriend Amanda Knox, but now admit to not remember clearly what happened.” Sollecito’s defense team is desperately hoping his newly announced forgetfulness will help reduce his sentence.
This version of events is nothing new to those who have followed this case from the beginning as it is well-known that the reason Amanda Knox was arrested in the first place was because Raffaele withdrew his alibi for her back in the police station in November 2007. He claimed that the story of being with Amanda at home the night of the murder was “all rubbish” and that Amanda had put him up to it.
This new bout of amnesia is the second blow to Amanda Knox whose likeness was captured on CCTV the night of the murder, walking home alone shortly before Meredith was stabbed to death. Now that we know Amanda Knox wasn’t with Raffaele Sollecito on the evening of November 1, 2007, that leaves Amanda Knox all alone to try to prove her whereabouts on that fateful night.