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    British student murdered in Perugia, 3 suspects

    My thoughts are with Merediths family....rest in peace Meredith...

    Three people are being questioned about the death of Briton Meredith Kercher who police suspect was murdered after a violent sexual attack.

    According to reports, all three had been at the house in Perugia, Italy, where Miss Kercher, 21, of Coulsdon, south London, was found dead.
    They include her American housemate, Amanda Knox, aged 20, and Miss Knox's boyfriend, Raffaele Sollecito, 24.
    Also questioned was Patrick Lumumba, 37, a Congolese immigrant.
    Arturo De Felice, Perugia's police chief, told a press conference that she died fighting off a sexual attack. He said that Miss Kercher was a "victim and nothing more".

    More at link: http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/uk_news/7080400.stm

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    This is an incredibly strange story:

    "An Alleged American Murderess in Italy."

    I've got links to Amanda Knox's MySpace blog and profile and a video she posted on YouTube of herself and some friends, in which Amanda appears to be pretty drunk.

    Steve/Mr. A

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    Actually Steve, Meredith was on her Erasmus Exchange as a student, not working.

    Girl 'confesses over her flatmate's murder'

    The Italian press is reporting that the knife was used by Lumumba.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Lola View Post
    Actually Steve, Meredith was on her Erasmus Exchange as a student, not working.

    Girl 'confesses over her flatmate's murder'

    The Italian press is reporting that the knife was used by Lumumba.
    I knew that, but looking back I see I worded it as if she were employed there. I'm re-wording that part of the blog post -- thank you.

    In case authorities take Amanda's MySpace info off-line, I've made mirrors of her profile and her blog page:

    http://mirror.huffsblog.com/foxyknoxy03.htm
    http://mirror.huffsblog.com/foxyknoxy03blog.htm

    The mirrors refer to one another link-wise, and I removed several links that might not work otherwise.

    Steve/Mr. A

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    I have been following this story for a few days now via the British media outlets. Amanda has supposedly confessed but her story is still changing as to what happened and her role in the crime.
    Her latest version claims she was in the kitchen when the 2 men went into Merediths room. She heard screams coming from the room.

    However it doesnt appear she is confessing to any direct role in the murder or doing anything to assist in any way. She has supposedly claimed she covered her ears when the screaming was going on.. yup great flatmate/friend. There are some stories that she has written that are suspiciously like this crime.. makes me wonder if this was a planned crime but cant figure out how she got the others to participate and how she thought they would get away with a crime of this nature. Also wonder if it was just to be a crime of rape or if it was intended to be a crime of murder...?

    Amanda's comments on her involvement.....
    "claimed she was in the kitchen of the apartment she shared with Miss Kercher when Mr Lumumba went into the Briton's bedroom alone.
    She told police she then heard screaming from the room, but covered her ears to block out the noise."
    "I can't remember how long they were in there, but at one point I heard Meredith scream.
    "I was horrified. After that I don't remember anything. I was very confused"

    more at link....
    http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/uk_news/7082281.stm

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    No problem, Steve.

    I suspect she has changed her story as she has found out that she is still implicated by the fact that she was there and did nothing. The boyfriend is apparently distancing himself from the whole thing and it sounds to me as though Amanda set her friend up as she seems to have met up with Patrick and then taken him to their house.

    Flatmate 'ignored Meredith's dying screams

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    Apparently the three are currently in court. The papers are reporting that one knife was found in Raffaele's apartment, another in his garden.

    Three to appear in court over Meredith Kercher killing in Perugia

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    Amanda Knox has had most of her online stuff either removed or made private, so those mirrors I made are the only way to see her MySpace pages now.

    Is it me, or is this story getting stranger by the day?

    Steve/Mr. A

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    Quote Originally Posted by misterallgood View Post
    Amanda Knox has had most of her online stuff either removed or made private, so those mirrors I made are the only way to see her MySpace pages now.

    Is it me, or is this story getting stranger by the day?

    Steve/Mr. A

    I would concur that this is honestly one of the strangest crimes I have ever heard of especially in light of the volume of crimes discussed here and on your site.

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    Lovely... This American girl, who it seems is a murderer, does a lot for this country's reputation. The victim had told her friend that Amanda Knox often brought men back to the apartment. I can just imagine the poor victim in bed sleeping when Amanda and her men came in and tried to rape her. I guess that the struggle ended in murder.


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    Here are links to the coverage by the UW campus newspaper ...
    http://thedaily.washington.edu/artic...CustodyInItaly
    http://thedaily.washington.edu/artic...ommatesSlaying


    Here is a link to the english version of Amanda and her boyfriends statements to the italian police...
    http://www.corriere.it/english/artic...a_murder.shtml

    Seattle coverage....
    http://seattletimes.nwsource.com/htm..._italy08m.html
    http://seattlepi.nwsource.com/local/338664_knox08.html

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    Quote Originally Posted by nanandjim View Post
    Lovely... This American girl, who it seems is a murderer, does a lot for this country's reputation. The victim had told her friend that Amanda Knox often brought men back to the apartment. I can just imagine the poor victim in bed sleeping when Amanda and her men came in and tried to rape her. I guess that the struggle ended in murder.

    according to some of the news coverage Amanda had only been dating her boyfriend for 2 weeks.. and had "slept at this place" every night since they had met. Also of note his sister is a member of the italian police force.

    Below is the coverage regarding Amanda and the many men who frequently visisted.. some of these comments are friends/family of Meredith who have provided some insight to her feelings/impressions of the frequent visitors...also references to drug used by the roomates..
    http://www.corriere.it/english/artic...meredhit.shtml

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    Wow! I wish Portugal and Aruba would publish English versions of suspects' statements. Thanks, opme.

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    Quote Originally Posted by STEADFAST View Post
    Wow! I wish Portugal and Aruba would publish English versions of suspects' statements. Thanks, opme.

    I would agree with that.. however not sure that they added that much more to what we already have seen in bits and pieces thru the news media.

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    Quote Originally Posted by opme View Post
    I would agree with that.. however not sure that they added that much more to what we already have seen in bits and pieces thru the news media.
    True. But it's interesting to see just how the involved parties expressed themselves.

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