Daniele Moscatelli's Testimony (English)
Summary of Daniele Moscatelli's Testimony
- Police Officer from Rome. Arrived in Perugia late afternoon of November 2. Was assigned to go to Point St George to take statements from some of the boys that lived in the basement apartment of the cottage. On cross-examination is asked details of this and testifies that their alibi of being in Port St George the night of the murder was confirmed by witnesses.
- Moscatelli conducted the questioning of Raffaele Sollecito on November 5th. Questioning started at 10:30-10:40pm and was over by 3:30-3:40am. Sollecito never asked for a lawyer. On cross-examination Sollecito's lawyer asked if a lawyer was necessary referring to Italian law that suspects must have a lawyer and Moscatelli answered no indicating that Sollecito was not yet a suspect. Further questions from Sollecito's lawyer asked about contradictions that were emerging implying that Sollecito should have been a suspect and questioning paused until a lawyer could be called for. Moscatelli replied that she herself was not aware of the contradictions.
- Moscatelli described Sollecito as nervous. Napoleoni had asked if he was armed and he produced a knife that was seized. Asked about the knife Sollecito responded that he loved weapons and especially knives.
- Moscatelli also seized Sollecito's shoes. On cross-examination she was asked why and explained that the reason was that when Sollecito crossed his legs she noticed the shoes had concentric circles and the prints at the cottage also had concentric circles. The shoes would turn out to not be a match to the shoes that made the bloody shoe prints. In a previous spontaneous statement Sollecito had complained about being left shoe-less for an extended period of time and Judge Massei inquired about this. Moscatelli admitted that Sollecito was left without shoes while a alternative pair were obtained for him to wear but that it was only for a short time.
- Sollecito was arrested at 8am November 6th. He was informed of his arrest at noon.
- Moscatelli had no interaction with Amanda Knox although she did see her after 3:30am and described Knox as looking exhausted.
- Moscatelli participated in the arrest of Patrick Lumumba. She was asked questions about what he was doing, what he was wearing, how he reacted to being arrested, etc. Lumumba was later established to have nothing to do with the murder so it is unclear what this lines of questioning was intended for. Moscatelli responded that Lumumba was sleeping, that he was at home with his wife and young daughter, and that he reacted normally for someone being arrested.
- Moscatelli also described the recovery of the clothing in the washing machine. She along with three other officers went to the cottage on November 7. They put on gloves and shoe-covers and Officer Profazio and Officer Giobbi checked and broke the seals to the crime scene. Moscatelli went to the large bathroom that contained the washing machine and put all the clothing from the washing machine in a big black bag that she had obtained from the Postal Police office. The clothing was taken to the police headquarters and Filomena Romanelli was asked to identify what items of clothing belonged to which girl.
Daniele Moscatelli's Testimony
GCM Giancarlo Massei Judge Presidente GM Giuliano Mignini Prosecutor Pubblico Ministero DM Daniele Moscatelli Witness being questioned LM Luca Maori Sollecito defense lawyer Avvocato GB Giulia Bongiorno Sollecito defense lawyer Avvocato CDV Carlo Dalla Vedova Knox defense lawyer Avvocato LG Luciano Ghirga Knox defense lawyer Avvocato MC Manuela Comodi Prosecutor Pubblico Ministero CP Carlo Pacelli Lumumba civil lawyer INT Intervention
Transcript of testimony given in the hearing of 13 March 2009, pp. 46-67.
Depositions of the witness Daniele Moscatelli.
The witness, admonished pursuant to Article 497 of the Criminal Procedure Code, reads the oath.
Particulars: Deputy-Superintendent of the State Police Daniele Moscatelli, born in Rome on 15 May 1972 and currently in service at the Central Operations Service of the State Police.
Defense Counsel Maori
Defense Counsel Bongiorno
Defense Counsel Dalla Vedova
Defense Counsel Bongiorno
The hearing was adjourned.