Who's Who?

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The following is a list of people associated with the case.

Antonio Aiello

Antonio Aiello was a lawyer of Albanian heritage living in Perugia at the time of the murder. His involvement in the trial is through Hekuran Kokomani the Albanian witness who testified that he saw Amanda Knox, Raffaele Sollecito, and Rudy Guede together outside of the cottage the night of the murder. He originally met Hekuran Kokomani though mutual friends and had known him for 15-20 years. See also Antonio Aiello's Testimony (English).

Luca Altieri

Luca Altieri was Paola Grande's boyfriend at the time of the murder. He was present at the discovery of Meredith's body. He wasn't acquainted with Knox, Sollecito or Guede. See also Luca Altieri's Testimony (English).

Mario Alessi

Mario Alessi was a convicted prisoner who appeared as a defense witness. He testified regarding Guede's supposed prison conversations. See The Prison Informants.

Fabio Angeletti

Fabio Angeletti was a Lay Judge at Knox & Sollecito's appeal, in 2007.

Fabrizio Angelucci

Fabrizio Angelucci owned and operated a laundry and dry cleaner 30 meters from Raffaele Sollecito's home. Sollecito was a regular customer. See also Fabrizio Angelucci's Testimony (English).

Antonella Monacchia

Antonella Monacchia was a consultant for Amanda Knox's defence. She is a researcher at the University degli Studi at Torino, and head of the forensic genetics section. See also Antonella Monacchia's Testimony.

Anna Aprile

Anna Aprile was an expert appointed by the preliminary hearing judge, in 2008.

Anna Maria Artegiani

Anna Maria Artegiani was a Lay Judge at Knox &Sollecito's trial (Massei Trial).

Luciano Aviello

Luciano Aviello was one of the Prison Informants who appeared as defense witnesses at the Hellmann Appeal. He claimed to know the identity of the "real" murderer. He later appeared at the Nencini appeal.

Mauro Bacci

Mauro Bacci was a professor in the department of Legal Medicine of the University of Perugia. He was appointed by the Public Minister on the case.

Barbadori

Barbadori was an officer in the Scientific police service.

Filippo Barni

Captain Filippo Barni was one of two experts from the Carabinieri RIS (Reparto Investigazioni Scientifiche) who were appointed by the Nencini appeal court to test sample 36-I on the Double DNA Knife. See also Andrea Berti.

Michele Battistelli

Michele Batistelli was an officer from the Postal Police of Perugia. He was present at the discovery of Meredith's body. See Michele Battistelli's Testimony (English).

Giacomo Benedetti

Giacomo Benedetti was a friend of Rudy Guede. He had a Skype conversation with Rudy when the latter was on the run in Germany. See Rudy Guede's Skype Conversation.

Andrea Berti

Major Andrea Berti was one of two experts from the Carabinieri RIS (Reparto Investigazioni Scientifiche) who were appointed by the Nencini appeal court to test sample 36-I on the Double DNA Knife. See also Filippo Barni.

Mauro Bigini

Mauro Bigini was a Chief inspector in the Perugia Flying Squad.

Alessandro Biscarini

Alessandro Biscarini was born in Rome in 1980. He found Meredith Kercher's Motorola mobile phone in Elisabetta Lana's garden on November 2, 2007. See also Alessandro Biscarini's Testimony (English).

Sara Boccali

Sara Boccali was Sollecito's landlady (owner of his flat).

Fiammetta Biscarini

Fiammetta Biscarini was born in Rome in 1977. She was a daughter of Elisabetta Lana. She found Meredith Kercher's Ericsson mobile phones in Lana's garden on the morning of November 2, 2007. See also Fiammetta Biscarini's Testimony (English).

Pieto Boemia

Pieto Boemia was a footprint expert (for for the prosecution) at Knox & Sollecito's trial

Stefano Bonassi

Stefano Bonassi, born in Fermo in 1986, was a resident of the downstairs flat, along with three other young men: Giacomo Silenzi, Marco Marzan and Riccardo Luciani. He was studying Communication Sciences at the university in Perugia at the time of the murder. See also Stefano Bonassi's Testimony.

Giulia Bongiorno

Giulia Bongiorno was born March 22, 1966, in Palermo. She graduated in 1989 in case law and began practising in Palermo. In 1993, she was a member of the defense team of Giulio Andreotti, who was charged with Mafia-related crimes. She defended several people accused of "white collar crimes" (corporate crimes, banking, bankruptcy, tax and financial matters), including the defense, in 2002, of Pierfrancesco Pacini Battaglia, known to the media as "the banker one step below God". She secured his acquittal on corruption charges. In 2008 she undertook the defense of Raffaele Sollecito.[1]
She was elected Member of the House of Representatives in the 2006 elections and has been a member of the Judiciary Committee and the Board of Jurisdiction.[1]
In October 2012, she joined the board of directors of Juventus football team.[1]

Paolo Brocchi

Paolo Brocchi was a defense witness who testified about the burglary of his office where he worked as a lawyer. The stolen items were found in the possession of Rudy Guede. See also Paolo Brocchi's Testimony (English).

Gioia Brocci

Gioia Brocci was a photographic agent of the Questura of Perugia.

Paolo Antonio Bruno

Judge Paolo Antonio Bruno is the Supreme Court judge who heard Knox and Sollecito's appeal, in March 2015. He has previously been involved in "a number of high profile cases in Italy (upholding convictions in the controversial Marta Russo murder and Lavitola bribery cases and ruling in 2012 against two dozen police functionaries for grave violence in the G8 “Diaz” case in Genoa)."[2]

Marco Brusco

Marco Brusco was a defense counsel for Raffaele Sollecito.

Buratti

Buratti was an assistant to Napoleoni

Robyn Carmel Butterworth

Robyn Carmel Butterworth was one of Meredith's friends (see Meredith's British Friends).

Anna Calisti

Anna Calisti was a lay judge at Knox & Sollecito's appeal.

Rosa Natalia Guaman Fernandez de Calle

Rosa Natalia Guaman Fernandez de Calle had been Raphael Sollecito's cleaning lady for two or three months. She had been born in Ecuador and had lived in Italy for 9 years. See also Rosa Natalia Guaman Fernandez de Calle's Testimony.

Calmieri

Calmieri was a technical video engineer.

Camarda

Camarda was an assistant to Renauro.

Pietro Campolongo

Pietro Campolongo was atudent and Merlin pub promoter. He testified seeing Meredith on Halloween night and Rudy Guede two days later (immediately after the murder) at the Domus nightclub. See also Pietro Campolongo's Testimony (English).

Cantagalli

Cantagalli was a technical video engineer.

Nara Capezzali

Nara Capezzali was a resident of an apartment in Via del Melo, above the car park, in Perugia, from where she could see Via della Pergola. She testified that she heard a scream on the night of the murder, followed by the sound of running footsteps. See also Nara Capezzali's Testimony (English).

Castellucio

Castellucio was a prisoner who, as a defense witness, testified regarding Guede's supposed prison conversations. See the Prison Informants.

Alessia Ceccarelli

Alessia Ceccarelli was a kiosk vendor in Piazza Grimana in Perugia. He saw a bloodstained man on the night of the murder. He also confirmed that Antonio Curatolo was in the square that evening. See also Alessia Ceccarelli's Testimony.

Angela Irene Ceccarini

Angela Irene Ceccarini was a lay judge at Knox & Sollecito's trial.

Daniele Ceppitelli

Daniele Ceppitelli was a police officer who took 112 call made by RS.

Marco Chiacchiera

Marco Chiacchiera was a deputy director of the Perugia Flying Squad.

Ana Marina Chiriboga

Ana Marina Chiriboga was an employee at Marco Quintavalle's shop. She did not see Amanda Knox on the morning after the murder. She had also been Sollecito's cleaner.

Luciana Cicerchia

Judge Luciana Cicerchia was President of the Court of Assizes, in Florence. She was the assistant judge at Knox & Sollecito's appeal, in 2013.

Mario Cingolani

Mario Cingolani was an expert appointed by the preliminary hearing judge.

Giorgio Cocciaretto

Giorgio Cocciaretto was a student in Perugia who was a friend of the young men who lived downstairs from Meredith. He was acquainted with Amanda, Meredith and Rudy. See also Giorgio Cocciaretto's Testimony.

Manuela Comodi

Manuela Comodi was a Public prosecutor.

Stefano Conti

Stefano Conti was a professor of forensic pathology from the Sapienza University of Rome. He was one of Judge Hellmann's Court-appointed DNA experts.

Giancarlo Costa

Giancarlo Costa was the lawyer who represented Amanda Knox in the early stages of the case. He later walked away from her defense team.[3]

Giancarlo Umani Costagliola

Giancarlo Umani Costagliola was the Perugia Deputy Procuartor-General. Assistant to Galati.

Alessandro Crini

Dr. Alessandro Crini was the lead prosecutor at Knox & Sollecito's appeal, in 2013, in Florence. He had previously been among the Florence prosecutors who handled the investigation into the murders by the Monster of Florence and also the Mafia massacres of 1993.

Beatrice Cristiani

Dr Beatrice Cristiani was assistant Judge, and Extensor at the Micheli trial at which Guede was sentenced.

Antonio Curatolo

Antonio Curatolo was a homeless man who testified to seeing Knox & Sollecito's in Piazza Grimana on night of murder, when they claimed to be at Sollecito's apartment. See Antonio Curatolo and Antonio Curatolo's Testimony.

Antonio D'Ambrosio

Antonio D'Ambrosio Sollecito Defence Team consultants

Fabio D'Astolto

Fabio D'Astolto was a Perugian police officer. He had been born in Australia and moved to Italy when he was 14. He did some language interpreting for Amanda Knox. See also Fabio D'Astolto's Testimony (English).

Carlo Dalla Vedova

Carlo Dalla Vedova Counsel for Amanda Knox

Giacomo De Benedetti

Giacomo De Benedetti Rudy Guede's friend

De Cesare

De Cesare A prisoner. Defence witness testified regarding Guede's supposed prison conversations

Anna Donnino

Anna Donnino is an interpreter and translator with 22 years experience. She was involved with the investigation from the beginning acting as an interpreter for Meredith's British Friends. She also translated documents and was used to interpret and translate intercepted communications. Anna Donnino's primary significance is that she was Amanda Knox's interpreter the night Knox falsely accused an innocent man and confessed to being present when the murder took place. See also Anna Donnino's Testimony (English).

Maria Ilaria Dramis

Maria Ilaria Dramis was a student who lived in Via del Melo, in the neighborhood of Via della Pergola. She testified that she heard multiple sets of footsteps under her window, running away from the house around the time of the murder. See also Maria Ilaria Dramis's Testimony.

Leonardo Fazio

Leonardo Fazio was a college friend of Raffaele Sollecito. He was expected to testify to Sollecito's past but had a sudden bout of amnesia. See also Leonardo Fazio's Testimony.

Armando Finzi

Armando Finzi chief inspector of the Flying Squad of Perugia

Alessandra Formica

Alessandra Formica was a Perugian resident who testified to running into a black man, near the cottage, on the night of murder. See also Alessandra Formica's Testimony.

Anna Baldelli Fronticelli

Anna Baldelli Fronticelli American English interpretor

Amy Frost

Amy Frost was one of Meredith's British Friends. See also Amy Frost's Testimony (English).

Giovanni Galati

Dr. Giovanni Galati Perugia Procurator-General. Following the verdict of the Hellmann court, Galati prepared the 112-page prosecution appeal (or ‘recourse’) and presented it to the Supreme Court of Cassation. See Dr. Galati's Appeal To The Supreme Court of Cassation.

Antonio Galizia

Antonio Galizia was the Carabinieri station commander in Giovinazzo, who testified that in Sepember 2003, Sollecito was found in possession of 2.67 grams of hashish. See also Antonio Galizia's Testimony.

Luciano Ghirga

Luciano Ghirga Counsel for Amanda Knox

Michele Gigli

Michele Gigli Sollecito Defence Team consultants

Sarah Gino

Sarah Gino Participated in the search of the house on via della Pergola

Paola Grande

Paola Grande Filomena Romanelli's friend. Present at the discovery of Meredith's body

Superintendent Gubbiotti

Superintendent Gubbiotti Scientific police

Rudy Hermann Guede

Rudy Hermann Guede Convicted of being one of the murderers.

Nathalie Hayward

Nathalie Hayward Meredith's friend

Claudio Pratillo Hellmann

Claudio Pratillo Hellmann Presiding judge at the appeal of Knox and Sollecito

Francesco Introna

Francesco Introna Professor of forensic pathology and consultant for RS

Arline Carol Mary Kercher

Arline Carol Mary Kercher Meredith's mother; Civil plaintiff

John Ashley Kercher

John Ashley Kercher Meredith's brother; Civil plaintiff

John Leslie Kercher

John Leslie Kercher Meredith's father; Civil plaintiff

Lyle Kercher

Lyle Kercher Meredith's brother; Civil plaintiff

Stephanie Arline Kercher

Stephanie Arline Kercher Meredith's sister; civil plaintiff

Amanda Marie Knox

Amanda Marie Knox was one of the three accused of the murder of Meredith Kercher. See Amanda Marie Knox.

Hekuran Kokomani

Herkuran Kokomani was an Albanian who had lived in Italy for 15-16 years, working on a farm. He gave evidence at the Micheli trial and at the Massei Trial, testifying that he had encountered Sollecito and a knife-weilding Knox on the night of the murder. His account was somewhat confused and was discounted by Judge Massei. See also Hekuran Kokomani's Testimony (English).

Dr Lalli

Dr Lalli Coroner

Elisabetta Lana

Elisabetta Lana Owner of house where mobile phones were found

Vincenza Liviero

Vincenza Liviero consultants appointed by the Public Minister

Riccardo Luciani

Riccardo Luciani Resident of downstairs flat

Diya ("Patrick") Lumumba

Diya ("Patrick") Lumumba was a Perugian bar owner who was falsely accused by Amanda Knox. See Diya Patrick Lumumba.

Federica Macellari

Federica Macellari Lay judge at K & S appeal

Letizia Magnini

Letizia Magnini Counsel for A Tattanelli

Luca Maori

Luca Maori Counsel for Raffaele Sollecito

Mauro Marchionni

Mauro Marchionni consultants appointed by the Public Minister

Francesco Paolo Maresca

Francesco Paolo Maresca Counsel for JL, ACM and L Kercher

Caroline Espinilla Martin

Caroline Espinilla Martin Acquaintance of Rudy Guede

Marco Marzan

Marco Marzan Resident of downstairs flat

Fabio Marzi

Fabio Marzi Officer from the Postal Police of Perugia. Present at the discovery of Meredith's body

Antonella Masciovecchio

Antonella Masciovecchio Lay judge at K & S appeal

Giancarlo Massei

Dr Giancarlo Massei was President, and Extensor at Knox & Sollecito's trial. See the The Massei Report (English).

Edda Mellas

Edda Mellas Knox's mother

Giuliano Menichetti

Giuliano Menichetti Lay Judge at Knox & Sollecito's trial

Laura Mezzetti

Laura Mezzetti Meredith's flatmate

Giuliano Mignini

Giuliano Mignini was the Perugia Public prosecutor assigned to the Meredith Kercher murder case. His role ended when the case was moved to Florence for the 2013 appeal. In 2013, Mignini was promoted to be one of the three Deputy Prosecutors General for the Umbria Region.

Gregori Mirco

Gregori Mirco Polizia di Stato Assistants with the Umbria Division of the Polizia Postale delle Communicazioni, gave testimony about computer evidence

Raffaele Montagna

Raffaele Montagna Technical video engineer

Maria Ludovica Morelli

Maria Ludovica Morelli Lay Judge at Knox & Sollecito's trial

Monica Napoleoni

Monica Napoleoni Inspector in the Scientific police

Paola Natalizi

Paola Natalizi Lay judge at K & S appeal

Antonella Negri

Antonella Negri From the University of Foreigners (testified re Knox's good record)

Alessandro Nencini

Alessandro Nencini was the President of the Second Chamber of Appeal of the Court of Florence. He was the presiding judge at Knox and Sollecito's re-convened appeal in 2013.


Marta Fernandez Nieto

Marta Fernandez Nieto Acquaintance of Rudy Guede

Gianaristide Norelli

Gianaristide Norelli The consultant [expert witness] for the civil party, forensic police doctor

Volturno Oreste

Volturno Oreste The police officer who led a search of Sollecito's flat and said he had been struck by "the powerful smell of bleach" bleach"

Carlo Pacelli

Carlo Pacelli was the lawyer who represented Diya Patrick Lumumba, who was a civil claimant at the trials of Amanda Knox.

Francesco Pasquale

Francesco Pasquale Defence consultant

Passeri

Passeri Inspector involved in search of Sollecito's house

Patumi Patumi

Patumi Patumi Consultant for the defence of Amanda Knox

Serena Perna

Serena Perna Counsel for Stephanie Kercher

Jovana Popovic

Jovana Popovic Medical student. Acquaintance of Sollecito. Witness who saw Knox & Sollecito on night of murder.

Saverio Potenza

Saverio Potenza Defence consultant

Helen Powell

Helen Powell Meredith's friend

Domenico Giacinto Profazio

Domenico Giacinto Profazio Head of the Perugia Flying Squad

Sophie Purton

Sophie Purton Meredith's friend

Marco Quintavalle

Marco Quintavalle was the manager of shop where he saw AK the morning after the murder. See Marco Quintavalle.

Simonetta Ranieri

Simonetta Ranieri Lay judge at K & S appeal

Paolo Rapetti

Paolo Rapetti Lay Judge at Knox & Sollecito's trial

Renauro

Renauro Superintendant

Carlo Maria Scotto di Rinaldi

Carlo Maria Scotto di Rinaldi was the proprietor of the Bubble shop in Perugia. He testified about Knox and Sollecito's behavior when they purchased lingerie two days after the murder. See also Carlo Maria Scotto di Rinaldi's Testimony.

Lorenzo Rinaldi

Lorenzo Rinaldi Footprint expert (for prosecution) at Knox & Sollecito's trial

Daniela Rocchi

Daniela Rocchi Counsel for Raffaele Sollecito

Samantha Rodenhurst

Samantha Rodenhurst Meredith's friend

Filomena Romanelli

Filomena Romanelli was Meredith's flatmate. See Filomena Romanelli's page.

Giancarlo Umani Ronchi

Giancarlo Umani Ronchi Expert appointed by the preliminary hearing judge

Maurizio Rosignoli

Maurizio Rosignoli Kiosk owner in Piazza Grimana. Confirmed Curatolo's location.

Rossi

Rossi Assistant to Renauro

Saccarelli

Saccarelli Guede's lawyer

Sabrina Scaroni

Sabrina Scaroni Counsel for Diya Lumumba

Giacomo Silenzi

Giacomo Silenzi Meredith's boyfriend who lived downstairs.

Sisani

Sisani Assistant to Renauro

Francesco Sollecito

Francesco Sollecito Raffaele's father

Raffaele Sollecito

Raffaele Sollecito Defendant

Patrizia Stefanoni

Dr Patrizia Stefanoni Biologist of the Scientific Police

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Aldalia Tattanelli

Aldalia Tattanelli Owner of the cottage where the murder took place; civil plaintiff

Francesco Tavernesi

Francesco Tavernesi Representative from ONAOSI college where Sollecito had studied

Maria Antonietta Salvadori Del Prato Titone

Maria Antonietta Salvadori Del Prato Titone Principal of Milan nursery school where Guede was found uninvited.

Carlo Torre

Carlo Torre Consultant for the defence of Amanda Knox

Torricelli

Torricelli Civil party consultant for the family of Meredith Kercher

Cristian Tramontano

Cristian Tramontano Testified about an attempted robbery in his home, possibly by Guede

Claudio Trifici

Claudio Trifici Polizia di Stato Assistants with the Umbria Division of the Polizia Postale delle Communicazioni, gave testimony about computer evidence

Trincia

Trincia A prisoner. Defence witness testified regarding Guede's supposed prison conversations. See The Prison Informants.

Marco Trotta

Marco Trotta Polizia di Stato Assistants with the Umbria Division of the Polizia Postale delle Communicazioni, gave testimony about computer evidence

Andrea Valentini

Andrea Valentini Lay Judge at Knox & Sollecito's trial

Carla Vecchiotti

Carla Vecchiotti was a DNA expert from the Sapienza University of Rome, appointed as an independent expert by Judge Hellmann.

Professor Vinci

Professor Vinci Defence consultant

Massimo Zanetti

Massimo Zanetti Advising judge at Knox and Sollecito appeal

Marco Zaroli

Marco Zaroli Filomena Romanelli's boyfriend. Present at the discovery of Meredith's body

Lorena Zugarini

Lorena Zugarini Assistant Chief in Perugia Flying Squad

Zugarini

Zugarini Sollecito's defence

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 Source: Wikipedia
  2. Quoted from Andrea Vogt, The Freelance Desk, http://thefreelancedesk.com/amanda-knox-trials-meredith-kercher-case/
  3. Source: Andrea Vogt, The Freelance Desk,http://thefreelancedesk.com/cross-crucifix/