Anne outlined the history of the case (you can read about the background here) and her history of advocacy and dealing with the press. Dr. Adler talked about the literature related to the likelihood of crimes being committed based on motive and logic and the importance of focusing on simple explanations. Loren Atherley talked about the forensics of the case, and I talked about the role of medical science related to the physiology of stomach contents related to setting the time of the crime and false memory related to forced confessions as I have written about before.
Raffaele Sollecito talked about his experiences as a wrongfully accused and the ongoing difficulties in Italy with a judiciary and public that doesn’t accept innocence and wrongful trial.
Sollecito outlined how he had been denied compensation for legal fees and time spent improperly in jail as is his right under Italian law based on a convoluted judgement.
Indeed, in light of the trial data reconstructed by the exonerating verdict regarding the presence of Ms. Knox in via della Pergola number 7 at the time of the homicide, it appears clear that if Mr. Sollecito would have stated immediately, without subsequent contradictions, that the girl had remained far away from him in the hours of the crime, and if he had clearly specified the hour in which she had reached his home as well as the presumably altered or even disturbed conditions in which she found herself in that moment, his position in the trial would certainly have been different. It appears probable that he would not have even been investigated, or even if he had, the precautionary requirements would have been considered unnecessary or less severe, since he would not have been seen to be unforthcoming or dishonest in his statements.
In other words, if he had just lied and said that Amanda Knox was not with him in his apartment at the time of the murder of Meredith Kercher, and instead said she had gone out that night (they were together in his apartment the entire night) they would have given him the money. Hey, why dontcha just throw the American chick under the bus already, fella! Stop being so stubborn!
The following day there was a nice lecture on the role of Jewish intellectuals in the development of concepts of the law and justice in Prague in the early 20th century in the Spanish Synagogue.