Saturday, July 4

Mez: The Window Herring -

Meredith Kercher Murder Case -

Defense fielded an argument that the rock was thrown from outside Filomena Romanelli's window into her room and contended that there was no staged break-in. But Prosecution brought out on cross that the shutters on that window would have blocked out such a missile.

From-Inside or From-Outside is not the most important thing about this room to me. Although initially we formed the impression that Meredith's room was the epicenter of the crime scene, it has since emerged that Filomena's room has some importance as well.

Let's take another look at Filomena's room where there are two important pieces of evidence: There is broken glass scattered around. And there is a bare foot print of Amanda Knox.

The juxtaposition of broken glass and bare feet seems to implicitly suggest this as the possible source of Amanda's blood or DNA which was mixed with that of the victim. This question has been repeatedly raised by those following the case: where did Amanda's biological residue come from? Being around broken glass almost inevitably results in getting cut by it. And walking around barefoot near broken glass would almost surely result in cuts to one's feet. That would solve one issue, but it raises another.

There seems to be a discrepancy between the evidence found at the scene of the crime and Amanda's latest narrative account. Amanda does not mention that she walked around barefoot in Filomena's room on the day the body as discovered.

Which should we believe - the hard evidence or Amanda's story? Why was Amanda's bare foot print found in Filomena's room? And why was her biological residue mixed with that of the victim?

I don't know about you, but I'm looking forward to the summer hiatus for this case. It has turned out to be a rather complicated case. And I welcome a break from it. No, I don't believe it is a witch hunt. But it certainly is a Locked Room Mystery. I believe that many of us are hoping that we will get a comprehensive summation from both Prosecution and Defense in the Fall.

:: Ann Wise - ABC TV ::