02/12/2017 by True Crimes | Current Events Podcasts
It is being reported on February 12, 2017 that the lawyer for murder victim, Meredith Kercher, has announced that the Italian courts decision to deny compensation to Amanda Knox’s ex-lover Raffaele Sollecito, raises doubts over their acquittals. Francesco Maresca, who represents the family of Meredith Kercher said, “The Court of appeal of Florence confirms the uncertainty related to the acquittal of Raffaele Sollecito and Amanda Knox. . ” Maresca’s comments follow the Florence courts verdict to deny Sollecito half a million euros that Raffaele sought in his lawsuit against Italy for ‘wrongful imprisonment.’
It is being reported on February 11, 2017 that Amanda Knox’s ex-lover, Raffaele Sollecito has been denied compensation by Italian courts. The judges slammed down Raffaele’s request for 500,000 Euros for alleged ‘wrongful imprisonment.” Last month Sollecito appeared on British television, the home country of the victim Meredith Kercher’s family, claiming that he felt he deserved half a million euros from the Italian authorities. But Italian judges pointed out that Sollecito admittedly lied to police officers which was what caused his arrest. Therefore, Sollecito bears responsibility for being taken into custody and subsequent incarceration.
Bongiorno, Sollecito, Maori legal team
Compensation claim by Raffaele Sollecito
Raffaele Sollecito, represented by his attorneys throughout the process, Avvocato Giulia Bongiorno and Luca Maori, is currently claiming compensation for ‘wrongful imprisonment’ in respect of the four years he served of a sentence of 25 years handed down for the Aggravated Murder of Meredith Kercher, 1 Nov 2007. The conviction was controversially overturned by the final Italian Supreme Court in March 2015, and its Motivational Report published – some three months late – in September 2015. It was only then Sollecito was able to commence compensation proceedings, as the Italian Penal Code provides for this, given, its long-winded legal process whereby defendants accused of serious crimes (i.e., one with a sentence of over three years custody) can be held on remand whilst awaiting trial. In theory, this should only be for up to one year.
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It is being reported on January 29, 2017 that a man who was part of a criminal ring that stole luxury automobiles from Americans and then shipped them to West Africa was sentenced. 29-year-old New Jersey resident, Donell Carroll, was given 10 years in prison after pleading guilty to racketeering.
Amanda Knox ex-boyfriend insinuates that she is insane in Facebook posts about getting away with murder
The latest scandal involving Meredith Kercher’s former murder suspects, is Amanda Knox’s ex, Raffaele Sollecito, publishing shocking pictures and comments on social media. Raffaele made some cutting comments on a private Facebook group that caters to whose who enjoy discussing violence and hatred for women. Amanda’s former suspected murder accomplice, shared pictures of himself wielding a knife and giving advice on how to get away with murdering your girlfriend. Raffaele then insinuated that Amanda Knox was mentally insane.
It is being reported on January 10, 2017 that Rudy Guede’s petition to review his conviction as an accomplice to the murder of Meredith Kercher has been deemed “inadmissible”by the Florence appeals court. Rudy Guede is serving a 16-year sentence for the murder of Meredith Kercher. His two former co-defendants Amanda Knox and Raffaele Sollecito were acquitted in 2015 after doubt was cast on their DNA evidence.
The Florence courts have scheduled Rudy Guede’s next court date on January 10, 2017. Guede will provide documents to support his stance that he deserves a new trial. Rudy Guede was found to have participated with others in the murder of Meredith Kercher. This was confirmed by the Italian Supreme Court when they acquitted Amanda Knox and Raffaele Sollecito.
Rudy Guede was the third person accused of murdering Meredith Kercher along with Amanda Knox and Raffaele Sollecito in 2007. Guede’s lawyer at the time, decided to hold his trial separately since he was the only black man and his lawyer knew that Knox and Sollecito’s defense team would try to pin everything on him.
Guede was found guilty in 2008 while Knox and Sollecito were found guilty in 2009. Rudy was sentenced to 30 years which was reduced to a 16 year sentence since he was only considered an accomplice to the crime. The courts did not believe that Rudy acted alone, but that he was there. This was reiterated by the Italian Supreme court’s final report after they acquitted Knox and Sollecito in 2015.