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“Rudy Guede is the Forgotten Killer” – Knox’ secret message to Rudy Guede

December 12, 2020

“Rudy Guede is the Forgotten Killer”

So claims Amanda Knox on her Labyrinth podcast and her written press release (which she also reads out). 

RUDY IS OUT OF JAIL

This was a response 10 Dec 2020 to the news report 4 Dec 2020 of Rudy Guede being relased on ‘community service’ for the rest of his sentence, having served twelve years.  He was sentenced to sixteen years imprisonment in 2008, which means his sentence does not finish until 2024.  Thus, being on some kind of probation or parole seems to suggest Knox and Sollecito are safe from his publishing a tell-all book just yet, as one of the conditions of early release is ‘playing the game’  and tacitly acknowledging guilt for the crime you served time for.  This is one reason we have not heard anything from Guede, apart from – unusually – the RAI3 – Italian state  TV channel with Franca Leosini in which he pointed the finger at Knox as being present at the crime scene, and kept up the alibi he had already given in court.

RAPID RESPONSE FROM KNOX

So why would Knox respond so rapidly and heartily to Guede’s release on community service, within days?  The speed by which she put out a response suggests she was greatly excited by this news.  Firstly, 4 Dec 2020 coincides with when she and Sollecito were first found guilty after a long merits trial. The professionalism of the podcast indicates a touch of a smooth marketing attempt, with the audio having an opening and closing clip of her mother, Ebba Mellas, ringing her up ‘about the news’ and expressing concern.  Then we have Knox vehemently expressing her anger that ‘Guede has never taken responsibility for the rape and murder of Meredith Kercher’.

RUDY IS A BURGLAR

In her written press release, she claims Guede was on a burglary spree, culminating at a nursery in Milan ‘where he was found with a knife’.  She omits to mention he was cleared of burglary, the knife he had in his backpack came from the nursery drawer so he didn’t have it when he arrived.  He was still there in the morning, so his claim he went there to spend the night after a party rings true.  He didn’t need to beak in as an acquaintance gave him access, as confirmed by the nursery owner in court at the trial.  So an arrogant open lie by Knox right there.  Guede had no criminal record as of the point of Kercher’s murder.  Arrogant, because she presumes the reader knows nothing about the case.  She feels confident about lying and thus providing Guede with a motive in the minds of her readers.

HUSBAND AND WIFE CHAT SESSION

Knox and Chris Robinson, her husband, then have a ‘chat session’ in which Robinson puts forward the theory that murders are mostly committed by young men of Guede’s age group.  Guede was twenty years old at the time.  Another, ‘Therefore, of course he must have done it!’ – moment, ignoring that Knox herself was also twenty and Sollecito twenty-three.  Knox claims that Guede not taking sole responsibility for the crime meant many people suffered as a result.  However, the courts found overwhelming evidence of multiple attackers.  Knox and Sollecito themselves brought out as their key witnesses, Luca Aviello, a mafia gangster, and Mario Alessi, a child kidnapper and killer, as providing alternative suggestions as to who the ‘other attackers’ might be, if not themselves.  The prosecution, the defence, the pathologist,  and the judges all agree there were multiple attackers, beyond a reasonable doubt.

Given it is for the police and prosecutors to bring the correct charges and the courts to find the correct verdict and supply the prescribed sentencing, it is hardly the onus of Guede to offer exoneration to Knox and Sollecito, as courts rarely believe anything a prime suspect says anyway on the assumption, ‘They would lie about their own involvement, wouldn’t they?’. 

WHY IS KNOX EXCITED BY GUEDE’S RELEASE?

So what is the reason behind Knox’ excitement about Guede’s release into the community?

There are a mixture of possible reasons for her public address, other than the obvious one of wanting to remain in the news as a person of interest herself.

  1.  Not having been able to communicate openly with Guede before, now she can address him directly.  She taunts him as ‘being a coward’.  Clearly she is angling for a response or reaction from him.  Her rationale to the public she avers to be addressing is that she is ‘upset’.  But why would she be?  She had her own sentence annulled.  He is in Italy on probation, she is in the USA.  They will not be meeting in the street any time soon.  She was not the victim of the crime.  If the courts ‘got it wrong’ as she claims, for she berates them for ‘giving Guede a lesser sentence’: conspiracy to murder instead of murder – then that is down to the courts.  She aggressively asserts Guede alone was responsible for the ‘rape and murder of Meredith’ and ‘there were no other suspects’.  Unless she is a detective, how would she know this?  The final Supreme Court who annulled Knox’ and Sollecito’s sentence states clearly in its written reasons that there were multiple attackers and it was indisputable that Knox was present when Kercher was murdered.  It also clearly states that Knox named Diya Lumumba as the rapist and killer of Kercher ‘to cover up for Rudy Guede’.  Knox never mentions that she still has a conviction for her false accusation of a Black man she knew was innocent, nor that her four years in jail were not ‘wrongful imprisonment’ but the correct sentence for Calunnia, of three years (which roughly corresponds with the US ‘Obstruction of Justice’  – five years maximum imprisonment in most states – or perverting the course of justice in the UK which has a similar sentence to Italy’s).  There was also one year on remand, for which she has not claimed compensation.  Sollecito tried to but had his case thrown out because the pair were proven by the courts to have lied, lied and lied again about their movements and whereabouts as of the time of the crime.  So now she is challenging Guede to ‘admit you were the sole perpetrator’.
  2. Perhaps she is desperately worried about what Guede might say, now that he cannot be prosecuted for the same crime and having served almost all of his sentence.  Now he is out and about living like a normal person.  So, her broadcast and press release is a pre-emptive strike.  Attack being the best form of defence.  Get the public on your side.  Arise sympathy in the reader/listener about all the ‘pain’ Guede made everybody suffer, especially in respect to yourself.  Warning: this man is a coward!  Do not believe him!
  3. But what if it is something else?  A coded message to Guede, as one co-crime partner to another?  Think of how when you meet an old friend and you reminisce together.  Perhaps it is an old boyfriend and you would rather your current one did not know.  So, instead of openly talking about the time you went to the cinema together, you might allude to it instead.  You might say remember that time ‘Oceans Seven’ was showing but I couldn’t go because I was washing my hair and hint, ‘I know secrets about you’ so if you agree not to tell on me, I can reward you in some way.  Read the following extract and substitute ‘I’ for ‘he’ and ‘I’ for ‘he’:

I’m [he’s] upset that he’s [I’ve] never acknowledged his [my] crimes, that he’s [I’ve] never been held fully accountable, and that I [he] continue [s] to bear the burden of his [my] infamy.

PAIN

  • Knox talks about Guede inflicting ‘pain‘, which is what a sadist does, but perhaps it takes one to know one? 
  • Knox plays ‘the race card’ by bringing in her friends ‘who are men of color just like Guede’ but they really were innocent but had to wait much longer than twelve years for their exoneration.  Here the logic becomes illogical.  This is because the point being made is not the sentencing or their presumed innocence or guilt but ‘I have friends who are persons of color’.  It is an “I am not a racist,” declaration, even though Knox did falsely accuse a ‘man of color’ as the perpetrator of Meredith Kercher’s death, yet Knox never, EVER, mentions that crime she did indeed commit and remains convicted.
  • Knox complains that the press are ‘humanizing’ Guede whilst vilifying herself.  She claims she ‘bears the burden of his infamy’.  However, Guede has no control over the press, so why blame him for one’s own press coverage?  Knox is banking on most readers of her quasi-anguished plea of not knowing any of the facts of the case.  Knox and Sollecito were charged and convicted of Aggravated (first degree) Murder because of the overwhelming evidence against them.  The sentence of 26 years for Knox was annulled after intervention from the same very sympathetic US press and PR agencies Knox now claims are her tormentors.  She was given her own column in the West Seattle Herald newspaper owned by her husband’s grandfather and edited by his Uncle Ken Robinson, wherein she was free to promote her own agenda of having being victimised by Italian police and Italian justice, which she repeated with the Netflix film.  The truth is, Guede has never been humanised.  He is always portrayed as the African drifter and prolific burglar and drug dealer.  The Black guy.
  • The issue of who let Guede into the cottage in the first place is one she prefers to ignore; hers and Sollecito’s trumped-up story of a burglary-gone-wrong was firmly disproved by solid forensic evidence that ‘the burglary’ scene was half-heartedly done and was effected after the murder, to put investigators off the scent.  It is not possible for Guede to confirm he came in through the window because it is proven not to have happened.  The window was proven to have been smashed from the inside.  Guede came in through the front door.
  • I believe her excited press release contains a coded message to Guede.  First, she is inviting him to respond to her.  Secondly, she sees him as a threat so is manipulating him.  This is apparent from the following:

I don’t need to know his reasons, what was going through his mind that night. But I would like to know if he cares now. If he cares about what he did to Meredith, what he did to me.

Translated:  ‘I don’t need to know your reasons, what was going through your mind that night [of the murder].  But I would like to know if you [still] care [about me] now.  If you care what [you made me do] to Meredith, what you did to me [by causing me to be upset that evening].  Contact me and let me know if you [still] care about me.  And maybe we can come to some arrangement. [Thanks for covering up for me so far.]’  …

You could end all that [my appearance of guilt] in a second.

So, when she proclaims Guede as ‘the forgotten killer’ she implicitly acknowledges there are other killers: the known killers.  However, they are not taking any responsibility.  And they need never need to if you, Guede, could contact me and we’ll talk about this.


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