It is being reported in Italian news that two men stood in court for breaking into the cottage that Erasmus scholar Meredith Kercher was murdered in. An unidentified Italian native and a foreigner, two males, burglarized the cottage on Via della Pergola, two times, once in February 2009 and again in March 2009.
It is being reported in Italian news that the Ivorian embassy paid a visit to Amanda Knox co-defendant Rudy Guede. Guede was born in the Ivory Coast before being brought to Italy at the age of five by his father and growing up Italian. He described all of this in his January 21, 2016 interview with Franca Leosini on television show Storie Maledette.
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It is being reported in the Italian news that Raffaele Sollecito, the media-loving ex-boyfriend of Amanda Knox, has again threatened the host of Italian hit show Storie Maledette (Cursed Stories), Franca Leosini. Sollecito said on a radio program, “She was injured my image, I will sue the Leosini”
After Rudy Guede’s interview on Storie Maledette (Cursed Stories) exploded on the scene, his co-defendants have responded in opposite ways. While Amanda Knox adopts the Cosby-code-of-silence, Raffaele Sollecito has come out swinging. Sollecito gave an interview in a prominent Italian newspaper listing eight reasons why he wants you to believe that Rudy Guede is the sole killer. Rudy Guede’s attorneys have responded to these eight lies via his facebook page today. “Guede has opened a Facebook profile – managed by the Centre for Criminological studies of Viterbo” which speaks directly to Amanda Knox’s ex-lover for the world to read.
The case of Michelle Carter who encouraged her boyfriend Conrad Roy III to commit suicide has been referred to the Supreme Judicial Court. The teenage girl who texted her boyfriend, insisting that he follow through with killing himself in July 2014 is facing involuntary manslaughter charges. Supreme Judicial Court Justice Margot “Botsford referred the case to the full Supreme Judicial Court and is targeting a May hearing, according to her Feb. 1 ruling.”
After Rudy Guede’s sensational interview on Italian TV show Storie Maledette (Cursed Stories), viewed by 1.5 million people, lawyers have offered to help. It is being reported today that there has been an outpouring of support for Guede. Lawyers have come forward and offered to work pro bono to help Guede get a retrial.
Rudy Guede is serving a 16-year sentence for being an accomplice to murdering Meredith Kercher, a British exchange student and former roommate of Amanda Knox. Kercher was found stabbed to death on November 1, 2007 in Perugia, Italy. Rudy was convicted of the murder and sexual assault in October 2008, while Amanda Knox and Raffaele Sollecito were acquitted last year.
Rudy Guede said, “I instructed to two colleges of lawyers and Roman Viterbo, who will follow my defense and for the specific needs and to evaluate the possibility of a retrial.” After Guede’s interview aired many people have written him message of support on his new Twitter and Facebook pages. “I want to thank – says Rudy Guede – all the lawyers these days are proposed to take my defense on a voluntary basis, as well as all the people who have expressed solidarity ‘to me. I’m touched.”
His interview, which has been translated into English by volunteer Eric Paroissien, has been published online.