Translated from History of Rosa Scognamiglio•November 9
“I met Amanda Knox, but I remain absolutely convinced of what our accusatory system was.” said former magistrate Giuliano Mignini, the prosecutor who investigated the murder of Meredith Kercher (Perugia, 1 November 2007). Last summer, he met Amanda Knox “after she – he recalled during an interview with Ansa – had repeatedly asked to see me. Now that I am retired and I can say that I am only a private citizen, I thought it right to meet a person who had considered herself a victim of prejudice. I have always talked to people and I would like to emphasize that I finished my career with the recognition of the highest professionalism”.
“I met Amanda.” The former prosecutor who investigated Meredith’s murder speaks© Provided by Il Giornale
Meeting Amanda Knox
Giuliano Mignini was, at the time of the crime, among the first investigators to arrive at the house in Via della Pergola 7, the scene of the terrible crime. Just as he ventilated, at the time of the investigations, the hypothesis of a possible involvement of Amanda Knox and Raffaele Sollecito (both acquitted with a final sentence of the Court of Cassation in 2015 ed) in the tragic story. His suspicions were based on some statements, susceptible to equivocal interpretations, made by the American to the investigators. 15 years after the crime, the former magistrate returned to talk about it with Knox. “We also talked about the trial – explained Mignini referring to the last meeting with the 35-year-old from Seattle – and I pointed out some of her contradictions. In particular, that from where they claimed to be on the evening of the crime she and Raffaele Sollecito, at the latter’s house, it was impossible to see the house where Meredith was killed and that therefore she could not know what was happening there as she did”.
“She didn’t understand what happened”
In recent days, the former prosecutor has released some statements that have been taken up and relaunched by the national media. “Amanda wanted, in her own way, to help the investigation,” Mignini said during an intervention on the program “Crimes and Criminology”, the in-depth crime broadcast on the frequencies of Cusano Italia TV. Statements that he also reiterated to the editorial staff of ANSA, specifying that Knox “does not understand what happened from a procedural point of view”. “She did not have the slightest grudge against me, there is no hostility. Perhaps in these years she has also matured”. Mignini reiterated, however, that for his part there was no second thought about the events in Via della Pergola. “In these days – concluded the magistrate – my book on the crime is being printed that I already know will not please the ‘innocent'”.