The Staged Burglary

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The Staged Burglary

One of the earliest clues that Amanda Knox and Raffaele Sollecito was that the burglary appeared simulated. The staging of a fake burglary at the scene of a more serious crime always indicates that the more serious crime was committed by someone who would normally have access to the residence. Since apart from Kercher, Knox was the only person in Perugia that had access to the cottage suspicion naturally fell on her. A stranger to the residence would have no motive to interfere with the crime scene in a manner designed to misdirect the investigation with respect to point of entry and motivation for entry. As such the staged burglary is very strong evidence of Amanda Knox's involvement and by itself would be sufficient to obtain a conviction in the United States.[1]


  1. Turvey, Brent "Staged Crime Scenes: A preliminary study of 25 cases" Journal of Behavioral Profiling, December, 2000, Vol. 1, No. 3