Amanda Knox full movie review - This is the Amanda Knox story
"The media is the most powerful entity on earth. They have the power to make the innocent guilty and to make the guilty innocent, and that's power. Because they control the minds of the masses." Malcolm X
Knox maintains that she was at Sollecito's address at 110 Corso Garibaldi watching Amelie at the time of Meredith's murder. Not even Raffaele supports this version of events and it begs the question why Blackhurst and McGinn have omitted the fact that Marasca and Bruno who acquitted the pair state in their motivation report "her (Knox) presence inside the house, the location of the murder, is a proved fact in the trial." The acquitting Judges go on to explain their reasoning that Knox was the first person to offer a sexual motive before there was any cadaver or autopsy reports available. They also make mention of Amanda's description of "the victim's terrible scream" which was confirmed some time later by witnesses Nara Capezzali, Antonella Monacchia and others. How could a person who wasn't present know these details of the crime? Knox goes on to describe an idyllic evening, smoking pot and making love yet makes no mention of who was listening to music on Sollecito's computer at 05:32 in the morning, a time that both Knox and Sollecito claim to be blissfully sleeping.
Knox can't comprehend why there is a knife with her DNA on the handle and Meredith's DNA on the blade. There is no mention in the documentary of Amanda's recorded prison conversation with her parents in which she says "I am very worried about this thing with the knife, because there is a knife of Raffaele's" *Reference Massei report page 292. Neither do they address Sollecito's claim that the reason Meredith's DNA is on the blade is because he "accidentally pricked her while cooking." He later admitted this was a total fabrication, Meredith had never attended his home.
Knox claims that she accused Diya Lumumba after long hours of questioning yet we know that due to the time recorded on her signed, voluntary statement that she had fabricated a story swapping Guede for Lumumba in under 2 hours and only did so upon learning Sollecito was no longer supporting her alibi. There is no mention in the documentary that Amanda had provided Diya Lumumba's name to Rita Ficarra in a list of persons of interest prior to learning Raffaele was not corroborating her version of events.
There is no mention of the sample of Knox's blood recovered from the faucet of the bathroom she shared with Meredith which Amanda herself dated in her court testimony to the night of Meredith's murder.
There is no mention of the mixed DNA sample of Knox and Meredith, recovered from a luminol revealed bloodstain in Filomena Romanelli's room. This is where the alleged burglary occurred, it is worth noting there is no biological trace of Rudy Guede in this room.
Addressing the bra clasp, the Netflix documentary fails to address the only other sample of Sollecito's DNA identified in Via Della Pergola 7 was on a cigarette butt in an ashtray in the kitchen. This was a mixed sample containing Raffaele and Amanda's DNA.
The documentary emphasises the farcical views of the so called "independent experts" Stefano Conti and Carla Vecchiotti. It fails to mention that Vecchiotti confirmed that contamination at Dr Patrizia Stefanoni's laboratory was not possible if there was a six day gap in the testing of materials during cross questioning at the Hellmann appeal hearing.
PROSECUTOR COMODI: "Is six days a sufficient interval to rule out contamination?"
CARLA VECCHIOTTI: "Yes absolutely"
Neither to they address Conti's explanation as to how and why Sollecito's DNA was located on the hook of Meredith's bra clasp
PROSECUTOR COMODI: "How would Sollecito's DNA accidentally arrive on the hook of Meredith's bra?"
STEFANO CONTI: "Anything is possible"
During his input in the documentary Conti implies that DNA is easily transferable, he gives an example of running his fingers along his arm. If this is the case I would like to pose a few of questions to him.
1, Why is the only other sample of Sollecito's DNA located on a cigarette butt in the kitchen?
2, Why is there no genetic trace of Guede in the small bathroom or in Filomena Romanelli's room?
3, Can you provide a figure for the statistical probability of Sollecito's solitary sample of DNA (other than the mixed trace on the cigarette butt) innocently finding it's way on to Meredith's bra clasp?
Blackhurst and McGinn predictably make use of Rudy Guede's Skype conversation with Giacomo Bendetti in which he states Knox wasn't there, yet do not address the letter Guede wrote to his lawyers in which he refers to "a horrible murder of a splendid, beautiful girl that was Meredith by Raffaele Sollecito and Amanda Knox"
Why have the documentary makers chosen to ignore these facts? The answer in my opinion is simple and evidenced by Blackhurst and McGinn's long standing support of Amanda Knox. Their production was never intended to be an objective documentary. It is nothing more than a PR exercise, it does what it says on the tin and tells the Amanda Knox story while omitting key facts. It is a blatant attempt to influence their targeted "banked on" audience and create sympathetic feelings towards Knox.
Ironically towards the end of the documentary there is an interview with Curt Knox, he states "I'm not looking at her as a hot property." Yet Curt Knox enlisted David Marriott of Seattle based PR firm Gogerty Marriott within days of his daughters arrest. And nine years later Amanda Knox is still attempting to be "hot property". Read my full review at f=1&t=461&p=131314#p131314 Rest in peace Meredith Kercher