Amanda Knox Trial Rudy Guede
June 26, 2011 by USA Post
Amanda Knox Trial Rudy Guede, The appeal hearing of the U.S. student Amanda Knox against her conviction for murder in Italy resumes Monday with all eyes on an Ivory Coast man also convicted of the murder, which will testify as a witness for the prosecution.
Rudy Hermann Guede is serving 16 years in prison for the 2007 murder of Meredith Kercher, a British student who was stabbed to death in the apartment she shared with Knox.
Knox and her co-defendant, Raffaele Sollecito, have also been convicted of murder and are appealing. Guede, who wanted a fast track procedure, was tried separately and has exhausted all levels of appeal, with the top Italian criminal court, the defense of his sentence.
He will testify of appeal to the court hearing, Knox and Sollecito at the opening session on Monday, lawyers say.
The prosecution to counter the testimony of an inmate who testified for the defense and said he had information from Knox and Sollecito compensation called Guede, 24. Convicted child murderer Mario Alessi told the court that Guede had confided in him during recess time in jail that Knox and Sollecito Viterbo had nothing to do with the murder.
Guede in the past has refused to comment on the case Alessi, and hopes to repeat that when takes the stand. If your testimony go beyond that remains to be seen.
Valter Biscotti His lawyer said that Guede’s testimony was admitted in reference to that particular claim, and may be limited only. But he said the presiding judge has discretion to allow some broader questions.
“It has nothing to hide and nothing to fear,” Biscotti said of his client.
However, when Guede took the stand during the first trial of the couple refused to answer questions from prosecutors or offer any testimony spontaneous.
Knox and Sollecito – U.S.’s boyfriend at the time of death – has been convicted of sexual assault and murder. She was sentenced to 26 years in prison, 25.
As Knox and Sollecito, Guede has denied killing Kercher. But unlike them, who has admitted being in the scene the night of the murder, November 1, 2007.
Speaking at the opening of his appeal trial, Guede said he heard Kercher and Knox discuss minutes before the Briton was murdered.
He said he was in Kercher’s house when he fell ill and went to the bathroom with your iPod. Knox and Kercher heard arguing about money then heard a “very strong scream” coming from Kercher’s room and ran with it. There, he said, he saw an unidentified man who tried to attack him. Reversing the hallway, Guede said he heard the man say: “‘Come on, there is a black man in the house.”
Guede said he heard the steps out of the house and looked out the window, where he saw a figure later identified as Knox. He said he then tried to rescue Kercher, who was lying in a pool of blood after her throat cut, holding in his arms and trying to clean up the blood with towels. But he panicked and left the house.
Guede fled Italy, was found and arrested in Germany for about a month after death. Your DNA confirms that Kercher had sex with, while fingerprints and other traces attest to their presence in the house.
Knox and Sollecito have maintained they were at Sollecito’s house the night of the murder. His lawyers say Guede was the murderer acted alone.
“We are preparing for a fierce interrogation, but may not be necessary,” said Luca Maori, Sollecito a lawyer.
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