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    Quote Originally Posted by otto View Post
    That's been my assumption from the beginning, but I do think that there is a slim possibility that Sollecito's objection could be given some weight. That could result in a new trial for Sollecito, where he will be expected to testify.

    What I heard loud and clear in Bongiorno's closing arguments was that Sollecito was not part of Knox's declarations and statements about the night of the murder. Sollecito has said that he should not be convicted because someone else (Knox) is "peculiar".

    Given the Judge's remarks, the strongest appeal that Sollecito can make is for a separation of defense and the opportunity to be cross examined. Would a defendant friendly justice system legitimately deny a defendant that request, even if it is made at the 11th hour?
    I don't think it would. So is it possible that when Sollecito's attorneys called (post-Nencini comments) to "reopen all", it could mean a new trial for Sollecito only? (not Knox)

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    Quote Originally Posted by Amber29 View Post
    http://www.firenzepost.it/2014/02/03...ref_map=%5B%5D

    This is in Italian but is a great article on the Nencini situation (there's a translation of it elsewhere that I read) but it can be put through a machine translation too I guess.
    thanks for this link

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    Quote Originally Posted by SMK View Post
    I don't think it would. So is it possible that when Sollecito's attorneys called (post-Nencini comments) to "reopen all", it could mean a new trial for Sollecito only? (not Knox)
    I don't know. The Judge only commented on the fact that Sollecito chose not to testify. Knox chose to not attend, but she did testify. I don't think Knox has a leg to stand on in terms of an appeal due to the Judge's casual remarks, but there may be a small opportunity for Sollecito to appeal. On the other hand, he made the decision to remain silent and the courts should not have to hold another trial because he has suddenly discovered that a defendant should submit to cross examination. Is he going to claim ineffective counsel?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Amber29 View Post
    http://www.firenzepost.it/2014/02/03...ref_map=%5B%5D

    This is in Italian but is a great article on the Nencini situation (there's a translation of it elsewhere that I read) but it can be put through a machine translation too I guess.
    Thanks. That seems to put things in perspective, nothing will change, the verdict will most likely be confirmed.

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    Quote Originally Posted by otto View Post
    I don't know. The Judge only commented on the fact that Sollecito chose not to testify. Knox chose to not attend, but she did testify. I don't think Knox has a leg to stand on in terms of an appeal due to the Judge's casual remarks, but there may be a small opportunity for Sollecito to appeal. On the other hand, he made the decision to remain silent and the courts should not have to hold another trial because he has suddenly discovered that a defendant should submit to cross examination. Is he going to claim ineffective counsel?
    Well, on Anderson Cooper he seemed to imply that Nencini ought to have realized, "if they don't ask me questions, then I cannot respond".

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    Quote Originally Posted by SMK View Post
    Well, on Anderson Cooper he seemed to imply that Nencini ought to have realized, "if they don't ask me questions, then I cannot respond".
    Sollecito ought to have realized that as a defendant in a murder trial he had the right to take the stand in his own defense and subject himself to cross examination. If he was unaware of this simple fact, then it is the fault of his counsel, not the Judge.

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    Quote Originally Posted by otto View Post
    Sollecito ought to have realized that as a defendant in a murder trial he had the right to take the stand in his own defense and subject himself to cross examination. If he was unaware of this simple fact, then it is the fault of his counsel, not the Judge.
    It was almost as if Sollecito were implying that the prosecution and judge should have asked him spontaneous questions......When Sollecito spoke before the jury, didn't Nencini say something to the effect that he ought to speak again? I seem to recall that....

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    Quote Originally Posted by otto View Post
    Sollecito ought to have realized that as a defendant in a murder trial he had the right to take the stand in his own defense and subject himself to cross examination. If he was unaware of this simple fact, then it is the fault of his counsel, not the Judge.
    There is no way to seperate at this point IMO.

    He could have taken the stand- AK did.

    He has been her alibi and she his all along. That is a funky sentence

    His footprint on the bathmat and his dna on the bra-clasp place him at the scene in blood/staging.

    He also turned off his phone... which puts him in on things from the beginning.

    He realized the importance of the knife evidence (pricking story) and RG being returned to Italy (say strange things).

    His behavior post appeal has been just as uninforming and deflective as AK.
    Both his book and his internet interaction were filled with discrepancies.

    Heck, IMO she could turn that around and totally blame him and RG... and revert back to in the kitchen screaming. That is just as credible at this point if you are going to believe any new scenario made by the two.
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    IIRC when RS did his spontaneous testimony it was focused on him being young with his whole life ahead of him and really didn't focus on the crime.

    Now he seems to want to blame someone else for the fact he was self absorbed.

    When you have 3 bites at the apple and still don't get it right it's hard to have sympathy. JMO

    For those that think this system compromises double jeopardy, it also allows the defendants ample opportunity to address the evidence. But at some point you need to be realistic and acknowledge what's at stake and the circumstances you're dealing with. If your defense is there is no evidence and you hang your hat on that, then others are left to draw their own conclusions.
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    Does anyone know the time schedule for this investigation of Nencini? I wish they could be quick about it; after all, it was only a few sentences that he said.


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    Quote Originally Posted by SMK View Post
    Does anyone know the time schedule for this investigation of Nencini? I wish they could be quick about it; after all, it was only a few sentences that he said.
    True. There's not much to be said. The judge was in the corridor. Some journalists asked him a couple of questions. He answered. That information was published in Italian in Italy. Anyone that doesn't read Italian can only imagine what was really said.

    Since then, we've learned from reading Italian articles that we don't really understand, that much has been made of nothing.

    That's the long and short of it. It really has nothing to do with the case other than being another side show to the conviction of those responsible for the murder of Meredith Kercher.

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    Quote Originally Posted by otto View Post
    True. There's not much to be said. The judge was in the corridor. Some journalists asked him a couple of questions. He answered. That information was published in Italian in Italy. Anyone that doesn't read Italian can only imagine what was really said.

    Since then, we've learned from reading Italian articles that we don't really understand, that much has been made of nothing.

    That's the long and short of it. It really has nothing to do with the case other than being another side show to the conviction of those responsible for the murder of Meredith Kercher.
    Very true. But since they have opened up an official investigation, I wish they would just tell us what they've decided or when and how they will reach a decision, and what's entailed in it. Then the sideshow can be over and done with.....

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    Quote Originally Posted by SMK View Post
    Very true. But since they have opened up an official investigation, I wish they would just tell us what they've decided or when and how they will reach a decision, and what's entailed in it. Then the sideshow can be over and done with.....
    I suspect that it will be the same as any complaint against an officer of the court. It will slowly wind it's way through the process and, in the end, it will be recognized as within the confines of the law, and that will be the end of it. If it is not within the confines of the law, anything is possible. We can speculate all we want, but for what purpose? I'm more interested in facts than speculations and "what ifs".

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    Quote Originally Posted by SMK View Post
    Does anyone know the time schedule for this investigation of Nencini? I wish they could be quick about it; after all, it was only a few sentences that he said.
    I wonder if they will wait for his reasoning, so they can understand how they actually reached their verdict and on what grounds it is actually based.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Amber29 View Post
    I wonder if they will wait for his reasoning, so they can understand how they actually reached their verdict and on what grounds it is actually based.
    Good point - I wonder if he will be quick to do/release the motivations due to this- he has anywhere from 30-90 days. I wish it would be sooner rather than later.

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