Friday, May 29


Meredith Kercher Murder -

Law Enforcement has now become involved in the case here in the U.S. where police are currently investigating the transgressive behavior of some people posting their views and opinions on the Internet or harassing others who do.

Seattle resident Peggy Ganong has been cyber-stalked by an apparently deranged heckler, somewhat reminiscent of the frightening case we once followed here of Rachel in the London area.

And now it has emerged that even a
Newsweek reporter has been harassed as well.

Noted Crime Blogger Steve Huff describes
some of the online behavior as downright vicious.

Andrea Vogt reveals many previously
undisclosed details in her report today.


Tuesday, May 26


A Known Phenomenon Visits . . .

Three more cats have been found skinned, gutted, and mutilated in the Cutler Bay and Palmetto Bay vicinity of Miami-Dade, then left dead on their owners' lawns.

"The latest discovery brings the number of cats killed during the past few weeks in Palmetto Bay and Cutler Bay to 25, according to Miami-Dade police."

If you do a Google query
for "mutilated cats," you'll find a lot of articles.

Including this one:

:: Mutilated Cats Mystery Draws Worldwide Interest.


Monday, May 25


Meredith Kercher Murder -

The Rest of the Weekend's Proceedings . . .

"Sollecito's attorney, Giulia Bongiorno, questioned the methods Stefanoni used to collect the bra clasp and identify Sollecito's DNA on it." [Vogt]

The collection of the bra clasp was delayed because of its sensitive location: as far as I know, it was situated under a pillow upon which the cadaver was resting. It is understandable that a CSI forensic team would be reluctant to disturb a woman's cadaver and its context in order to hurriedly bag a piece of evidence. Would they be expected to toss the corpse if it had been that of a blonde Swedish woman? I think not.

If Bongiorno contends that this is the only piece of evidence linking her client to the Scene of the Crime, she is mistaken. Sollecito's fingerprints were found on Kercher's bedroom door, as I noted in an earlier entry. Breaking down an inside door means popping a light lock designed more for privacy than for safety, and is generally done with the shoulder or foot, not with one's fingers. There is no legitimate reason why his fingerprints should be on her door, in my opinion.

And then, there's the blue bathmat:

"Two weeks ago, the court heard that a nude footprint in Kercher’s blood found on a blue bathmat was likely Sollecito’s, and Stefanoni further testified that Sollecito’s DNA was found on the clasp of the bra that had been cut off Kercher’s body during the assault." [Nadeau]

Certainly, Defense is entitled to challenge Prosecution's evidence, but there has been an additional intense effort to spin the evidence simply to confuse the public.

:: Vogt :: - - [Nadeau] - - [Pisa]