On September 12, 2016, Amanda Knox’s ex-boyfriend-of-seven-days decided to give a podcast interview. The show is appropriately called, The Dark Room, where it shines a favorable light on Raffaele Sollecito while keeping the public in the dark about the facts of the Meredith Kercher murder case.
In an obviously rehearsed monologue, Sollecito doesn’t seem to hear the first question before embarking on his rant. The knife-collector recounts his latest rendition of what he supposedly did the night of the murder. The problem is that Sollecito’s new alibi for his activities on the evening of November 1, 2007 contradicts what he told a judge in court back in 2007, shortly after the crime.
Sollecito said in the podcast that on the night of the murder he cooked a fish and watched the movie Amelie among other things. He did not mention this at all in court where he said he worked on his computer and went to bed.
Sollecito sounds happy to list the DNA evidence of Rudy Guede in Meredith’s room, in her body, and on her bra but he neglects to mention that the DNA of Knox and Sollecito were found on the bra clasp, mixed with Meredith’s blood in footprints in the hallway, in Filomena’s bedroom where a break-in was staged, in the smaller bathroom, and on the murder weapon, a knife. Read more about the evidence here. According to Knox and Sollecito, all of that was contaminated but not the black man, Rudy Guede’s DNA.
For some reason, the podcasters felt discussing a murder suspect badgering the victim’s family was an appropriate topic. It is well-known that the Kercher’s believe Knox and Sollecito are responsible for stabbing their youngest daughter to death. The Kercher family have even had to speak out in the press to tell the murder suspects to leave them alone.
Sollecito talks about trying to get in touch with the Kerchers. Raffaele complains that the Kercher’s never responded to him. “They never cared about me,” Sollecito whines, “they still go on ignoring me.” What Raffaele doesn’t mention in this podcast, is the well-publicized fact that he visited Meredith Kercher’s grave in 2013 against the expressed wishes of her family.
In the past, Amanda Knox also spoke about how she wanted to get together with the Kerchers and wanted them to read her book (see video below.)
Why do Raffaele and Amanda continue to hound the Kerchers? According to criminal profiler and practicing psychotherapist, Dr. Andrew Hodges, killers will “often try to befriend” the murder victim’s family in order to relive the murder which gives the killers pleasure.
Raffaele ended the podcast discussing his lawsuit against Italy for 500,000 euros for wrongful imprisonment. A court date is set in October 2016.
Below is what Raffaele told the court on November 8, 2007:
ʺI wish to not see Amanda ever again. I met Amanda at a classical music concert which took place at the University for Foreigners of Perugia, about two weeks ago. I then met her again at the bar ʺLe Chic“: I went to this pub 2‐3 times just to see Amanda since she had told me that she worked there. A romantic relationship had taken shape and we have lived together since the first day at my house, and she would go back to her house at Via della Pergola more or less every other day to pick up her clothes and talk with her girlfriends. I have never met the man who runs the pub ʺLe Chicʺ and I did not know anything about the pub; I do not even know who worked there. I used to accompany Amanda to work at the pub around 22‐22.30 and then I went back to pick her up at 24.00‐00.30.
I met Meredith at Amandaʹs house since they were friends and they lived together, besides her also Filomena and Laura lived there. We ate lunch at her house sometimes, and sometimes we ate at my house. While dinner [instead] always at my house or out. On 1 November, Amanda woke up before me. I went to see her later since she told me she wanted to go home to talk with her girlfriends.
I arrived at about 13‐14 and there was Meredith who was wearing a pair of jeans which belong to her ex‐boyfriend who was in London, Meredith went out at around 16:00 and we stayed, and we went out at around 18:00.
I point out that I make use of cannabis and I make use of it on every holiday, and whenever I need it. I am an anxious person. I do not remember how much I smoked, I certainly did [smoke] one at Amanda’s place, and at my house every time I felt like.
At 18.00 we went out and we went to the [city] center passing by Piazza Grimana, Piazza Morlacchi alla Fontana and Corso Vannucci. We remained in the center until 20.30‐21 and then we went to my house; I do not remember at what time I had dinner, I think I had dinner together with Amanda.
I remember Amanda received a few text messages on her phone and she replied. I do not remember whether the message arrived before or after dinner. Then she told me that the pub was closed, unlike every Tuesday and Thursday and thus she did not have to go to work that day. Iʹm not sure if Amanda went out that night, I do not remember.
About that night I remember that the pipe under the sink had unlatched and, while I was washing things in the kitchen, the floor flooded, I tried to dry the floor and then, on Amanda’s suggestion, I let it go. I worked with my computer and then I went to bed. I received a call from my father, who calls me every night before I go to sleep, I do not remember if he called me on the landline phone or on the cell phone.
The next morning Amanda woke up before me, she woke me up telling me that she wanted to go take a shower at her house because she did not like my shower. So she went out and I remained to sleep. She went out at around 9:30 to 10:00. Later she came back, she rung at my door and I woke up. I remember that she had changed her clothes and she was now wearing a white skirt while the day before she was wearing jeans. She carried a mop with her to clean the floor.
I finished drying up the floor. I do not remember if we had breakfast together before or after. Amanda told me that she had found the front door wide open, with blood stains and that therefore all this was strange. She told me to go to her house to see what had happened, we got there and I was agitated.
She opened the front door [and] I noticed that Filomenaʹs door was open with broken glass. The bathroom was clean except the bathmat and the sink which was stained with blood, she told me that someone had cut himself/herself or they were menstruating. The only thing that I noticed [is] that Meredith’s door was locked with the key and I tried to enter the room from the outside, while I was doing this Amanda was leaning over the railing to try to reach the window; she had knocked repeatedly and calling [sic] Meredith ʹs room.
I tried to look through the keyhole and saw that there was a duffel bag and an open wardrobe‐door. Then I told her to call her girlfriends. I then called my sister who is an inspector and she told me to dial 112 [Carabinieri] and I gave [them] Amanda’s phone number. We remained out of the house to wait for the arrival of the Carabinieri. Some officers of the Postal Police arrived who wanted to talk to Filomena. When the officers of the Postal Police arrived we were out of the house. I remember I called 112 before the arrival of the Postal Police officers. I spoke with the officers of the Postal Police and Amanda too if she could understand what they said; I reported [to them] that there was something wrong by showing that Filomenaʹs bedroom door was wide open with broken glass on the floor and the door of Meredithʹs room was locked.
Filomena arrived with her boyfriend and some friends of hers. The Postal Police officers broke down the door of Meredithʹs room and they said that they had seen a foot and some blood. Then the Carabinieri arrived.
I previously made a false statement because I was under pressure and I was very agitated, I was shocked and I was afraid. I point out that on 5 November I was very agitated when the agents asked me questions because they put me under pressure. I confirm that on the night of 1 November I spent the night with Amanda. I do not remember if Amanda went out that evening. At 20.30 we were at my house. I got it mixed up.
I remember that Amanda must have come back [home together] with me. I do not remember if she went out. My father calls me every day and I find it strange that he did not call on 1 November. I fail to understand why my prints are there; I [did] not enter that room; I was not wearing those shoes on 1 or 2 November. The one who killed her must have had my same shoes. They are rather common shoes.
In my Internet blog where there are some of my feelings and in particular where I quote the Monster of Foligno  who came from the Onaoasi College, that was just irony.
With regard to the faeces in the bathroom, I did not see them since I did not enter the bathroom, I was outside [the bathroom] and I leaned with my face toward the toilet bowl. Amanda got scared and she jumped on me and told me that the faeces were no longer there compared to before [sic] when she had gone to take a shower.
I walk around with a knife that I use to carve trees. I have a collection of knives in Giovinazzo. I also have katanas, [but] they are blunt swords. Itʹs a passion that one about knives. I have always carried a knife with me in my pocket since I was 13 years old.
I do not remember exactly if that Thursday night she went out, I remember well that I was on the computer more or less up to 12.00 smoking my joints. I am sure that I ate, that I remained at home and that Amanda slept with me.
I have two knives, the one the Flying Squad seized is the one that I carry when I wear these garments; when I wear other clothing I carry the other knife; these two are my favorite knives. The Flying Squad put great psychological pressure on me. The first time we went to the police station we were kept there the whole night. I categorically rule out that I have ever entered the room where the victim was found”.