The Rotary Club of Edmonds Daybreakers is welcoming Michael Heavey, a judge who has been admonished for his personal support for Amanda Knox, as a guest speaker Tuesday morning, April 19, from 7-8:30 a.m. Heavey will speak about his own position on legal case involving Knox, the former University of Washington student convicted of murder in Italy.
Breakfast, $15 for guests, starts at 7 a.m. at the Edmonds Yacht Club, 326 Admiral Way, Edmonds. Visit the Edmonds Daybreakers website for more information.
The evidence against Amanda Knox and Raffaele Sollecito is overwhelming. They gave completely different accounts of where they were, who they were with and what they were doing on the night of the murder. Neither Knox nor Sollecito have credible alibis despite three attempts each. All the other people who were questioned had one credible alibi that could be verified. Innocent people don’t give multiple conflicting alibis and lie repeatedly to the police.
The DNA didn’t miraculously deposit itself in the most incriminating of places.
An abundant amount of Raffaele Sollecito’s DNA was found on Meredith’s bra clasp. His DNA was identified by two separate DNA tests. Of the 17 loci tested in the sample, Sollecito’s profile matched 17 out of 17.
According to Sollecito’s forensic expert, Professor Vinci, Knox’s DNA was on Meredith’s bra.
Amanda Knox’s DNA was found on the handle of the double DNA knife and a number of independent forensic experts – Dr. Patrizia Stefanoni, Dr. Renato Biondo and Professor Francesca Torricelli – categorically stated that Meredith’s DNA was on the blade. Sollecito knew that Meredith’s DNA was on the blade which is why he twice lied about accidentally pricking her hand whilst cooking.
There were five instances of Knox’s DNA mixed with Meredith’s blood in three different locations in the cottage.
Knox tracked Meredith’s blood into the bathroom, the hallway, her room and Filomena’s room, where the break-in was staged. Knox’s DNA and Meredith’s blood was found mixed together in Filomena’s room, in a bare bloody footprint in the hallway and in three places in the bathroom.
Rudy Guede’s bloody footprints led straight out of Meredith’s room and out of the house. This means that he didn’t stage the break-in in Filomena’s room or go into the blood-spattered bathroom after Meredith had been stabbed.
The bloody footprint on the blue bathmat in the bathroom matched the precise characteristics of Sollecito’s foot, but couldn’t possibly belong to Guede. Knox’s and Sollecito’s bare bloody footprints were revealed by luminol in the hallway.
It’s not a coincidence that the three people – Knox, Sollecito and Guede – who kept telling the police a pack of lies are all implicated by the DNA and forensic evidence.
Amanda Knox voluntarily admitted that she was involved in Meredith’s murder in her handwritten note to the police on 6 November 2007. After she was informed that Sollecito was no longer providing her with an alibi, she stated on at least four separate occasions that she was at the cottage when Meredith was killed. At the trial, Sollecito refused to corroborate Knox’s alibi that she was at his apartment.
Knox accused an innocent man, Diya Lumumba, of murdering Meredith despite the fact she knew he was completely innocent. She didn’t recant her false and malicious allegation against Lumumba the whole time he was in prison. She admitted that it was her fault that Lumumba was in prison in an intercepted conversation with her mother on 10 November 2007.
Google “Harry Rag” and “Amanda Knox” and you’ll see this guy has responded to virtually every story on Amanda Knox everywhere in the world.
Don’t make the mistake of believing that he lives in our community or cares what you have to say.
Harry Rag, I have seen your posts on several sites, and you continue to spew misinformation. The case against both Amanda and Raffael is rapidly deteriorating. Newly published DNA evidence is lacking any substance and is directly refuting your claims above, and on every other post you have made in the last 3 years. The prosecutions case is unravelling before your obtuse eyes. You are entitled to your opinions, but you are not entitled to fabricate lies, or perpetuate myths. I suspect that you are the administrator of the nebulous wikepedia page on poor Meredith’s death, and you should be ashamed of yourself. Serve justice not a an axe to grind.
To be fair, Heavey doesn’t speak Italian, and has probably never even been to Italy. His view on this case is clearly clouded by his deep friendship with the Knox family. This makes all he has to say pretty meaningless. A jury of decent Italian people, supported by intelligent, learned judges found Knox unanimously guilty of murder following a year-long, very public trial.
The overwhelming evidence is there for all to see. The idea that the prosecution is falling apart is just internet and tabloid rubbish – just a few weeks ago, the Supreme Court in Rome ruled that three people were definitely involved in Meredith’s murder.
Rather than offering xenophobic opinions about foreigners, surely Heavey should be using his legal brain to explain who the other two murderers were, if not Knox and Sollecito? As it is, he’s just embarrassing himself, and making people even more convinced that he solely wants to see Knox freed because she’s a family friend.
To Roman Mousseau
The sad fact is that the prosecutions case is not unraveling at all. This is just wishful thinking on your part. You may not like Harry Rag whoever he is but you can’t refute the evidence no matter how loudly you howl “innocent.” The court found all three guilty and that’s that.The appeals are automatic in Italy, so you had better get used to failier. From my own personal point of view……….. Does the name Meredith Kercher mean anything to you at all? Also, and finally when these two murderers are eventually convicted and the appeals are all over I’m going th have a celebration.
Although I appreciate your point of view, and do very much feel sympathy for the Kircher family, and for poor Meredith, I do not believe that unfairly prosecuting innocent people is right either- especially when the evidence, methods of analysis and sketchy theory as too the crime presented by the prosecution has consistenty been questioned.. If the appeal fails and conviction is held up, so be it. My comments are directed to Harry Rag. I have followed this case since before Knox’s conviction, and he consistently repeats at every opportunity , inaccuracies in the evidence, and bangs the drum on guilt when the appeal is unearthing dramatic flaws in the way the evidence was collected, and analyzed, let alone nebulous tactics undertaken by the prosecution in the first trial.
As to the finding of the Rome Supreme Court. They ruled that “more than one person” was involved in the Kircher killing. They also upheld the ascertion of a sex game gone wrong. They did not specifically name Knox or Raffaele in their ruling, nor did they uphold the original conviction that IS under appeal currently. Does this present a set back for Knox? Probably. Does it refute what will be unearthed when the DNA evidence is finally published? Far From it… Nor does it address that the two key prosecution witnesses credibility have been completed ruined through their own doing and through physical analysis of the crime scene and surrounding area.
I won’t belabor any arguments either for or against her guilt or innocence. I will say however that reports of key witnesses including the junkie vagrant who is now incarcerated on heroin possession and trafficking as well as discrediting his own testimony on the stand during the appeal and who has been a paid witness on two other cases in perugia lends to credibility questions, and forensic analysis that the woman who heard screams could not have possibly heard anything of the sort (this is a matter of acoustical physics I might add) , and her lack of recalling the correct date of the event have apparently been completely discredited through both physical and acoustic analysis. Leaks of DNA evidence analysis on the knife, handle and bra clasp have apparently come back as inconclusive during the independent analysis (this is however not been corroberated via a formal statement), and questions are now being asked to the quality of the samples and the methods used by the forensic professionals. These were two key witnesses, and three artifacts from the case that were integral to the prosecution and hinged their theory as to the events of that terrible night.
Again, I am not an advocate for Knox per se, but I am most certainly an advocate for justice. My comments were directed at Harry Rag and the ongoing internet onslaught that he perpetuates with lies, falsehood and innuendo. All of what he continues to publish has been debunked and he should be ashamed. He is entitled to his opinion, just as you and I are Grahame, but the difference in our stance is that we are commenting on published material that is timely and relevant. His comments are perpetuating already disproven material for the sake of grinding an axe.
As for your feelings on celebrating “when” her conviction is upheld, you are entitled to that, but as to your other observations, I will respectfully agree to disagree. .
Why is ‘Roman Mousseau’ allowed to post what he wants, while everyone else has their posts withheld? Mousseau can’t even spell Meredith’s surname (it’s Kercher, not ‘Kircher’) The small gang of often illiterate Knox apologists, including Heavey, dominate these threads, and it’s obvious why (very few objective readers are allowed to post!)
To K. Leverson – I am allowing your post now to put this matter to rest. I have received many posts on this issue – for and against Ms. Knox – that I am not approving. That is because this is a local Edmonds news site and the debate that is going on — and not at all civil, I might add – is simply repeating the same charges and countercharges. I have already approved a representative of each point of view here. I would encourage Edmonds readers who want to learn more to come to Judge Heavey’s presentation Tuesday morning and ask questions.
If only we could have some good dialog about the things important to Edmonds. Taxes, Levys, Roads, Parks, Council Elections and Mayor Elections and the upcomming Audit of City finances.
To Grahame and Roman: Try Yoga and meditation…It may help adjust your attitude and blood pressure and give you some peace in your life.
That’s a very fair response, and thank you for making it. Good luck with your site…I hope Heavey will be as sensible as you when he makes his presentation, and doesn’t view the clear, rational case against Knox as a personal attack on him and his close friends, the Knox family.
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