Raffaele Argirò's Testimony (English)
Summary of Raffaele Argirò's Testimony
- Amanda Knox arrived at Capanne Prison November 6th at 4:10 pm. Raffaele Argirò was responsible for processing her intake. Amanda Knox was attempting to explain to Raffaele Argirò and he explained to Knox that this is not his role. That he was there to assist in her admission to the prison and that as part of that she would be supplied with pen and paper. Knox was told that if she wanted to explain anything related to the murder she would have to write it down and that would be given to the Public Prosecutor.
- On November 7th at roughly 10 am Argirò was informed that Amanda Knox had a letter that she would like to forward to the Public Prosecutor. Argirò took two pages of writing in English from Amanda Knox and called the Public Prosecutor. The Public Prosecutor instructed Argirò to have Knox's writing sent to him. Knox's letter was hand-delivered to the Public Prosecutor's office on November 8th.
- Argirò was asked to verify that the two pages of writing in evidence were the same as the two pages of writing that Amanda Knox supplies him with. He confirmed that they were.
The letter Amanda Knox wrote is not currently available but extracts are available. Amanda Knox's November 7th Letter to Police
Raffaele Argirò's Testimony
Key to abbreviations GCM Giancarlo Massei Judge Presidente RA Raffaele Argirò Witness being questioned Deputy Commander: Capanne watch-house LG Luciano Ghirga Knox defense lawyer Avvocato
The witness, admonished pursuant to Article 497 of the Criminal Procedure Code, reads the oath of the proceedings.
Particulars: Raffaele Argirò, born in Stignano, province of Reggio Calabria, on 28 December 1955, resident at Perugia, employed at the Capanne watch-house.