The Micheli Sentencing Report - English Summary

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Judge Micheli presided over the court which, in October 2008, undertook the fast-track trial of Rudy Guede and the committal hearing for Amanda Knox and Raffaele Sollecito. Guede was sentenced to 30 years in prison (subject to appeal) and Knox and Sollecito were committed for trial.

An English translation of the first 48 pages of the report is available here. Readers using the Chrome browser can also right click on the Italian version and have it machine translated into passable English.

The sentencing report is available in the original Italian here: The Micheli Sentencing Report

Understanding Micheli

There is no complete English language translation of the report yet, but its contents have been summarised, in four parts, on the True Justice for Meredith Kercher website:

- Why the judge rejected Guede's story of an intimate encounter with the victim interrupted by the attackers.

- Why the judge rejected the Lone Wolf theory presented by the Knox/Sollecito defenses. - Rules that blood evidence proves someone returned to undress the victim and stage the break-in scene while Guede was at a nightclub creating an alibi. Asks who else but Amanda Knox and Raffaele Sollecito. - Does not believe their claims of marijuana-induced amnesia.

- Discussion of the biological evidence against all three defendants. - First introduction (and rejection) of the Knox/Sollecito objections of the bra clasp and knife profile, response from Dr. Stefanoni: "although epithelial cells do shed, they don’t sprout little wings to flock to one precise spot, nor grow feet to crawl and concentrate on a piece of evidence"

- Who returned to move Meredith and the details proving she had been. - In his opinion the scene in Meredith's room was staged to point the finger at Rudy Guede alone.