Saturday, February 7

Mez: DEAD CYCLE (3#) -

Meredith Kercher Murder -

Would you believe . . . ?

John Hooper in Perugia adds some intriguing details to the account of the crime scene and its discovery at The Guardian Observer:

-- When Filomena arrived at the girls' cottage, the washing machine was warm and most of the clothes inside belonged to Meredith.

-- None of Filomena's jewelry, valuables, or laptop was stolen, even though her room appeared to have been tossed.

The suspects' narratives of these events relevant to the crime scene and its discovery contain numerous implausibilities. The phone call to the Carabiniari which I referred to in my previous entry is an example. It turns out that Sollecito called his sister instead of 911 to ask her advice. She advised him, of course, to call the emergency number.

We have toddlers here in the US who are featured on the TV news who already know by the age of three or four: when something is wrong, call 911. And they do! Yet Sollecito wants us to believe that when something was wrong, he (a 21-year-old college student) first had to consult his sister, a member of the Carabiniari, as to what he should do.

An alternate explanation: I think a more plausible explanation is that he may have called his sister in order to delay the arrival of the Carabiniari. The bomb hoax may have created so much havoc with the crime scene situation that it could have thrown the suspects off-balance. The unexpected and expeditious arrival of the Postal Police may have unhinged Sollecito and Knox. Just another possible explanation.

........................ Elsewhere: Frank at the Perugia Shock Blog has posted a new entry. He starts with the bomb hoax and goes into quite a bit of detail, although we still don't know who actually telephoned that threat. Was it a friend of one of the woman's children?

It looks like Frank has the ingredients for a potential screenplay "treatment" already: a bomb threat that turns into a murder mystery. But is this plausible in a movie? They say that Life is often stranger than Fiction.

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:: John Hooper :: Observer ::