Friday, September 30, 2011

Mignini FINALLY comes up with some evidence. Oh, wait ...

Senior prosecutor Giuliano Mignini issued a scathing personal attack on Knox as tensions rose at the trial in Perugia, the medieval university town where Knox's British housemate Meredith Kercher was murdered in November 2007.

"Have you ever seen a defendant who hires a big PR agency?" Mignini, who has been a key player in the four-year legal saga from the start, told jurors as Knox, her family and several supporters in the courtroom shook their heads.

"She has a publicity campaign behind her that cost up to a million dollars. And she's the one who has been crucified by the media?" Mignini said, picking up on a phrase used by Knox's defence lawyer Carlo Dalla Vedova on Thursday.
"If anyone's been crucified by the media, it's Patrizia Stefanoni" -- the police forensic scientist whose work has been at the centre of the appeal and who was heavily criticised by an independent review of the DNA evidence.

Stefanoni says she plans to sue after experts commissioned by the court cast doubt on two crucial pieces of evidence that helped convict Knox and Sollecito -- a kitchen knife that is the presumed murder weapon and Kercher's bra clasp.

Traces of Kercher's DNA on the knife blade were found to be inconclusive and traces of Sollecito on the bra clasp were also all but discounted.

So her parents hired a PR agency to raise funds for her defense. Is it a crime to have a good defense against a cross between a rabid dog and the Wizard of Oz, who out of the other side of his mouth is shouting "pay no attention to the Satanist behind the curtain?"

Stefanoni's doesn't really plan to sue those who exposed her lies - she's just claiming she is, in order to generate "evidence." That's a common theme throughout this trial: acting as if there is evidence, as a means of producing "evidence."