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Old 17th September 2020, 02:55 PM   #3361
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Sorry, I haven’t been following this thread, but was there ever any answer to this question?
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Old 17th September 2020, 03:29 PM   #3362
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Originally Posted by Stacyhs View Post
Sorry, I meant to say that Meredith's funeral was held in Croydon Minster/Croydon Parish Church and she's buried in Mitcham Rd. Cemetery. My allergies are flaring up so badly right now I can hardly see straight through the puffy eyes and the constant sneezing and sniffling is driving me nuts. The smoke in the air from the fires isn't helping any either. We've got the worst air pollution in the world right now.


Oh gosh yes - I didn't think about that. Must be very unpleasant. I have a friend on Vancouver Island who isn't enjoying the air quality - but I know it's significantly worse further South.
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Old 17th September 2020, 03:37 PM   #3363
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Originally Posted by Mojo View Post
Sorry, I havenít been following this thread, but was there ever any answer to this question?

Oh, ah - no.

For a start, it's something of a given that John Kercher could not have used psychic methods to "know" who killed his daughter.

The poster who wrote those words had a clear insinuation in mind. That insinuation was: "John Kercher knew that Knox and Sollecito killed his daughter". Which of course is arrant nonsense.

The horribly sad thing is that had the Perugia police, prosecutor and lower courts done their jobs properly and ethically (and lawfully) from the start, John Kercher would have long ago achieved some form of closure by knowing that it was Guede - and Guede alone - who killed his daughter.

As it was though, Meredith's entire family were emotionally pulled around all over the place by having to endure the apparent understanding that Knox and Sollecito were correctly convicted, then (no less than eight years after the murder itself...) final confirmation that the prosecution's original thesis wasn't worth the paper it was written on. I suspect that right up to the day he died, John Kercher was still conflicted and confused about things. And that's a very saddening thing to consider.
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Old 17th September 2020, 10:29 PM   #3364
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Originally Posted by LondonJohn View Post
Oh gosh yes - I didn't think about that. Must be very unpleasant. I have a friend on Vancouver Island who isn't enjoying the air quality - but I know it's significantly worse further South.
Vancouver, BC, is topping out as #2 in Air Quality misery. Portland, OR, is steady at #1 in the miserable category.
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In a thread titled "Who Killed Meredith Kercher?", the answer is obvious. Rudy Guede and no one else.
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Old 22nd September 2020, 11:27 AM   #3365
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Some new stuff on YouTube from Steve Moore and Jim Clemente.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FbaMxD1SaQM
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PwLfyDYeIAE

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Old 22nd September 2020, 02:00 PM   #3366
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A few questions on the first podcast:

1. Was the lawyer whose laptop was stolen by Guede representing a defense case
against Mignini as claimed? I have never heard this before.

2. Did it happen more than once as claimed?

3. Did the boys downstairs tell Guede that the girls upstairs would not be home over
the holiday? That doesn’t sound plausible to me because Kercher had nowhere to
go that weekend or had she originally planned on going to England that weekend?
If so, why would the boys mention the girls’ plans to Guede?


I found the story interesting about how Moore was worried that Mignini would try to keep Knox in the country by charging her with overstaying her visa after the 2011 acquittal and his call to the Rome airport manager and how he handled that. It was good to hear how there was a line of Romans wishing Amanda well.

I like the story about about how Amanda's high school created an award for compassion just for her when she graduated. Rather puts the lie to the kind person the PGP paint her as.
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Old 22nd September 2020, 04:27 PM   #3367
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Originally Posted by TomG View Post
Some new stuff on YouTube from Steve Moore and Jim Clemente.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FbaMxD1SaQM
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PwLfyDYeIAE

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Looks like this YouTube channel showed up just yesterday...
Real Crime Profile EP 37 The Death of Meredith Kercher
Real Crime Profile EP 47 Steve Moore and Analyzing Corrupt Prosecutor Giuliano Mignini
Real Crime Profile EP 48 Steve Moore on Rudy Guede's role with the police and an Amanda Knox update
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Old Yesterday, 08:51 AM   #3368
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Originally Posted by Stacyhs View Post
I found the story interesting about how Moore was worried that Mignini would try to keep Knox in the country by charging her with overstaying her visa after the 2011 acquittal and his call to the Rome airport manager and how he handled that. It was good to hear how there was a line of Romans wishing Amanda well.
In September 2012, Jason Puracal, also of Seattle, was released from a Nicaraguan prison after being sentenced to 22 years for drug smuggling, money laundering, etc. He was released by an appeals court in Nicaragua, but had been in custody for almost two years. The thing of note in this is that there was literally no evidence supporting a charge, much less a conviction.

The webpage IIP had a thread back then covering this, and I remember someone close to the case cautioning that Puracal was not "free and clear" until "wheels up", meaning when the airplane carrying him out of the country had cleared Nicaraguan airspace.

Every once in a while, a case somewhere becomes some sort of internal litmus test. Supporters of Puracal's worried that the original prosecutors would have been so ticked-off by their Appeals Court's action, that they'd be waiting for Puracal at the prison door wanting to charge him with something, anything, merely to keep him in the country.

Same with Canadian Neil Bantleman, convicted in Indonesia under trumped up charges. Bantleman was eventually released and deported back to Canada (where he's not spoken at all about his years of false imprisonment). The reason for his silence is probably because Indonesian nationals remain in prison there for a crime which in all likelihood never happened.

Of note in Bantleman's odyssey, is that 10 of the school's cleaners had also been arrested. Only 9 had been convicted, because one had succumbed to injuries sustained during interrogation.

Sometimes a police service, court system needs to charge/convict regardless.
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