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2 This is a first, early draft at an attempt to present visually / geographically the events of 1 November 2007 in Perugia. Since the victim has no means to reply to any scenario presented herein, and the repeated use of her name in this context would only further hurt anyone close to her, I refer to her simply as the victim. This is not meant by any means to trivialise the pain and suffering, and butal senseless murder she experienced, nor to reduce her memory. As we become aware of more and more information concerning the Giallo di Perugia, - and, filtering out as best we can rumours and unfounded data – we see an ongoing cynicism amongst those who may have some sort of involvement with the crime. At times in this presentation, my own response to this affront to my/our intelligence is to employ cynicism in return. Any double-entendres, or visual twists in this document are not meant to obtain a laugh about a terrible set of crimes (including sexual assault, murder, desecration of a corpse, conspiracy to coverup a murder, possibly petty theft as well), but rather as a way of coping with the cynicism of those involved in each of those crimes or with knowledge about them. The situations reconstructed here are with ideas or event relationships which are not of my own. I have rather served as a graphic scribe of the excellent multi-point-of-view, multi- timezone, and multi-cultural discussion resulting from Steve Huffs True Crime Weblog on this tragedy: I hope I havent abridged too much or left out key elements, in any case, theres always time for a new release.http://www.truecrimeweblog.com/ That was Meryl Streep on the cover slide, in the movie A French Lieutenants Woman. In the book by John Fowles (better than the movie) there are 3 forks / endings to the story. In the Giallo di Perugia, as we go through the scenarios of what may have happened from an initial mid-October situation, I can only hope that there will be one single ending, that justice is served to those responsible for each of the crimes which may be determined by the ILE. I am buoyed by the fact that the victims family has expressed confidence in the Italian justice system. - Kermit

3 Presentation and Navigation notes: This presentation is set up in a fairly sequential manner: by simply hitting an arrow key, or PageDown, you advance through it. In this version DONT CLICK to advance, unless youre clicking on a hyperlink button. You can navigate on certain pages by clicking on hyperlinks, which take you to a different place in the presentation. Normally, the new page will also contain a hyperlink to bring you back. The two types of hyperlink buttons are: 1)References, like this If you click on them, theyll take you to a time-line table on a page at the back of the presentation. The table contains a URL (normally to newspaper articles) as a documental reference for that point. From the table at the back, if you click on the orange buttons which are there beside each URL, you will return to the presentation pages where the initial reference was located. 2)Other navigation buttons, like this They are used for other documentation or for jumping around the presentation Some of the transitions are a little dodgy. There are many versions of Powerpoint out there, so in order to make something which should work on most machines, I had to incorporate some fairly orthopedic mechanics. Many of the references are the first ones I came across as I put this together. In many, or most cases, there are surely more solid and more detailed references. If you come across additional time-line points and / or better documental references (especially judicial documents, as the only one we have direct access to is the first one from Judge Claudia Matteini), post them on the blog, and we can update and improve this document. Key to abbreviations: AK = Amanda Knox (red line), RS = Raffaele Sollecito (green line), PL = Patrick Lumumba (brown line), RHG = Rudy Guede (black line), SP = Sophie Purton (blue line). 1 Annex 1- Music events

4 Two weeks to disaster If we dont get into MySpace and Facebook emotional state analyses, or study the impact of AKs parents divorce, RSs mother passing away or RHGs second generation immigrant issues (which should be looked at by those who know how – but which at the same time dont set the three main suspects apart from many other members of society), we can probably set a count-down-to-murder date at a couple of weeks before 1 November, when RS and AK met at a classical music music concert in the university. Annex 1 shows that its hard to identify the specific musical event. This is one of those characteristics of this crime which strikes me: the extremely short period of time for the AK/RS relationship to develop, AKs other contacts/relationships to develop (eg. with RHG), for her to alienate her housemates, for her to move in with RS, and get to the dangerous social cocktail of the murder evening, in addition to the impossibly incredible elements which have surfaced in different declarations, such as the victim cooking with RS and pricking her finger. October – November 2007 Lunedì Monday Martedì Tuesday Mercoledì Wed. Giovedì Thursday Venerdì Friday Sabato Saturday Domenica Sunday Phases of the moon: 3: 11: 19: 26: Nov. 1: 1 More or less this is when RS and AK meet at a classical music concert Annex 1- Music events American would-be killer Kevin Wade arrested in Florida (name used by RHG in applying for asylum inGermany) Eurochocolate festival in Perugia ends (just a cultual event – no direct relation to crime) Amanda has period (RSs boxer shorts, blood on bidet). No excuse to kill, but she could claim its a hormonal factor on top of her mental state. DISASTER RS explains victims DNA on knife: they cooked together at his house. Had it happened, wouldve been around here. Halloween Parties. RHG with Spanish friends. Victim with English friends. AK with RS. 1 England-South Africa rugby match that RHG watched in pub,says he met victim. Low level of credibility. RHG discovered by police with knife, sleeping in a kindergarten

5 Final Positioning (Nov. 1) Final Positioning (Nov. 1) This is Perugia, looking from East-North-East to West-South-West. A wonderful ancient town which is hard to squeeze onto a computer screen, with any meaningful detail. Most of the events related to the final positioning of the characters of the Giallo di Perugia in the afternoon of Nov. 1, 2007 will be reconstructed on the canvas we see here, although at times we will pan to the left or to the right.

6 Girls house Final Positioning (Nov. 1) Final Positioning (Nov. 1) 1 TIME: 13:00 h. AK and victim are in their house together, she says they ate together. RS is probably already there as well. Perugia November 1, 2007 Its too cool to eat on the terrace/balcony, but from the kitchen window you still enjoy the view of the lush ravine below the house and the valley, hills and towns beyond. 1

7 Panning to Left 11 Final Positioning (Nov. 1) Final Positioning (Nov. 1) 1 2 SPRB 1 TIME: 15:30 h. Sophie Purton arrives at Robyn Butterworth's flat in via Bontempi Via Bontempi Sophie lived in (or around) via Roscetto, on the east side of the hill which dominates old Perugia. In the case of the girls in the house in Via della Pergola, this hill makes the as-the- bird-flies route from their house to uptown quite a climb. Via Roscetto for me marks the transition from the quaint medieval town above to less attractive areas below (to the east and north). (There are still plenty of historical sites and monuments around here). Via Roscetto After a 100 meters or so you come to the Arco dei Gigli, rebuilt in the Middle Ages on earlier Etruscan foundations. Onward to the next covered passage, the tower house at Via Bontempi 28 which belonged to the Canons of San Lorenzo, and has a relief of the martyrdom of St Laurence on its loggia. A similar relief appears on the lintel over the door to number 22, Robyns place, where Sophies walk ends.

8 Return from Left to Centre 1 2 SPRB 1 2 SPRB Final Positioning (Nov. 1) Final Positioning (Nov. 1)

9 TIME: 16:00 h. Victim arrives at Robyn Butterworth's flat after a 10 minute walk, for a get-together of English friends. Being a national holiday, and Perugia a university town, most Italian friends would be back in their home-towns with family. The victim could have gone the long, slightly flatter route by Sophies flat, but in that case Sophie would have waited for her … so lets have her walk up the more scenic and animated route through downtown, first to Piazza Grimana. Final Positioning (Nov. 1) Final Positioning (Nov. 1) 2 SPRB 3 1 Everywhere in Perugia is uphill from the girls house, right from the door to their house. First of all is the ramp from their parking area to the street above and from the gate in the street (barely visible here) look both ways for traffic (sidewalks are scarce in an ancient town adapted to modern vehicles), and up the hill to Piazza Grimana. 3

10 The victim could have gone the long, slightly flatter route by Sophies flat, but in that case Sophie would have waited for her … so lets have her walk up the more scenic and animated route through downtown, first to Piazza Grimana. TIME: 16:00 h. Victim arrives at Robyn Butterworth's flat after a 10 minute walk, for a get-together of English friends. Being a national holiday, and Perugia a university town, most Italian friends would be back in their home-towns with family. 3 Final Positioning (Nov. 1) Final Positioning (Nov. 1) 2 SPRB 3 1 Across the basketball court, and through the Etruscan Arch In this snap you can actually see someone shooting baskets in Piazza Grimana Lets go through the Arch and straight up Via Ulisse Rocchi. There are two other possible routes off to the left, up the similarly steep Via Bartolo, or the even steeper stone stairs of Via del Prome.

11 Final Positioning (Nov. 1) Final Positioning (Nov. 1) 2 SPRB 3 1 The victim could have gone the long, slightly flatter route by Sophies flat, but in that case Sophie would have waited for her … so lets have her walk up the more scenic and animated route through downtown, first to Piazza Grimana. TIME: 16:00 h. Victim arrives at Robyn Butterworth's flat after a 10 minute walk, for a get-together of English friends. Being a national holiday, and Perugia a university town, most Italian friends would be back in their home-towns with family. 3 Across the basketball court, and through the Etruscan Arch Walking through the Etruscan Arch, we keep going up Via Ulisse Rocchi. There are lots of streets, alleys, and little plazas to the right and left as we ascend As we get to the top end of Via Ulisse Rocchi, the street turns into a covered passage way and is so narrow that cars cant go through. Lets stop and look back.

12 Final Positioning (Nov. 1) Final Positioning (Nov. 1) 2 SPRB 3 1 The victim could have gone the long, slightly flatter route by Sophies flat, but in that case Sophie would have waited for her … so lets have her walk up the more scenic and animated route through downtown, first to Piazza Grimana. TIME: 16:00 h. Victim arrives at Robyn Butterworth's flat after a 10 minute walk, for a get-together of English friends. Being a national holiday, and Perugia a university town, most Italian friends would be back in their home-towns with family. 3 Across the basketball court, and through the Etruscan Arch Via Ulisse Rocchi ends behind S.Lorenzo cathedral. From there you cut across the plaza, by the cafés and enter Via Bontempi, soon arriving at number 22.

13 Final Positioning (Nov. 1) Final Positioning (Nov. 1) 1 2 SPRB 3 The victim could have gone the long, slightly flatter route by Sophies flat, but in that case Sophie would have waited for her … so lets have her walk up the more scenic and animated route through downtown, first to Piazza Grimana. TIME: 16:00 h. Victim arrives at Robyn Butterworth's flat after a 10 minute walk, for a get-together of English friends. Being a national holiday, and Perugia a university town, most Italian friends would be back in their home-towns with family. 3 Across the basketball court, and through the Etruscan Arch Via Ulisse Rocchi ends behind S.Lorenzo cathedral. From there you cut across the plaza, by the cafés and enter Via Bontempi, soon arriving at number 22.

14 Final Positioning (Nov. 1) Final Positioning (Nov. 1) 1 2 SPRB 3 4 TIME: until about 17:00 h. RS and AK are at the girls' house. They smoke "one" joint. This is from RS's initial declaration to investigating Judge Matteini. I have assigned the cut-off time, in order to fit in with the next events. It may have been one or several, but I think that not since the movie Reefer Madness has marijuana been blamed for such violence and permanent memory loss immediately following use by young persons. Sorry to quote Wikipedia: Reefer Madness is a 1936 propaganda film revolving around the tragic events that follow when high school students are lured by pushers to try marihuana: a hit and run accident, manslaughter, suicide, rape, and descent into madness all ensue.... The film was intended to be shown to parents as a morality tale attempting to teach them about the dangers of cannabis use.... The film never gained an audience until it was rediscovered in the 1970s and gained new life as a piece of uninten- tional comedy among cannabis smokers. Today, it is in the public domain in the United States and is considered a cult film. It inspired a musical satire, which premiered off-broadway in 2001, and a Showtime film, Reefer Madness, based on the musical. Reefer Madness is the best example of propaganda that was used to give false information to the public on the effects of marijuana. Im sure hash or marijuana use contributed to the Giallo de Perugia, but either other, harder drugs – like crack – and/or other elements like criminal intent and conspiratorial coordination are bigger issues that need to be examined. 4

15 Final Positioning (Nov. 1) Final Positioning (Nov. 1) 1 2 SPRB 3 4 TIME: 17:00 h. AK and RS leave the girls house. 5 5 In AK's first declaration to police, she said she and RS left at 17:00 h, going to RS's place, where they spent the rest of the night together. For the sake of argument, let's accept her departure time, but reject her affirming where they went (going to his place and not leaving until the next morning), given other data well see further along.

16 Final Positioning (Nov. 1) Final Positioning (Nov. 1) 1 2 SPRB 3 4 TIME: 17:00 h. – 17:45 h. Scenic tour stated by RS, as they wander around downtown before going to his place (contrasts with AK saying they went directly to his place – also time difference). If anyone has a problem with the wandering around, just have AK and RS go directly to his place, it's not key for the moment (unless, for example, if it turns out they were going downtown to buy certain drugs) In RS's modified declaration to investigators, he said that at 18:00, he and AK leave the girls' house and go downtown, passing through Piazza Grimana, Piazza Morlacchi, the main fountain and Corso Vannucci. Let's say for the purpose of this timeline that the time difference concerning their departure from the house compared to AK (who said 17h.) is due to drug confusion. Piazza Grimana – basketball court and hangout for Foreigners University students and other foreigners The Domus discotheque, where a wide range of clients show up – including suspected murderers dancing off the buzz of killing - is just off Piazza Morlacchi.

17 1 2SPRB Panning to Left Final Positioning (Nov. 1) Final Positioning (Nov. 1) 1 2SPRB TIME: 17:00 h. – 17:45 h. (continued) Scenic tour stated by RS, as they wander around downtown. 6 I dont know if the Domus was already open at that time – I dont think there is any other reason they would have gone to Piazza Morlacchi. Maybe RHG or friends had a sales point there. entrance to Domus ==> According to RS they went on to the fountain. And down the Corso Vannucci before turning around.

18 1 2 SPRB Return from Left to Centre 1 2 SPRB Final Positioning (Nov. 1) Final Positioning (Nov. 1) TIME: 17:00 h. – 17:45 h. (continued) Scenic tour stated by RS, as they wander around downtown. They head for RSs place. There may be a reason for them to pass through Piazza Grimana again, but for the moment we dont have any further route information. Therefore, Ill end their scenic route with my own scenic ending: that they follow Via dellAcquedutto, an official pedestrian city street which utilises the old Roman aquaduct. Its a panoramic short-cut. (It goes behind the University for Foreigners, the building in the upper-right in the first photo.) 6 Aquaduct Street turns into Via del Fagiano in the last, uphill stretch. One last look back before arriving at RSs.

19 Final Positioning (Nov. 1) Final Positioning (Nov. 1) 1 2 SPRB Pol TIME: 17:45 h. Polish student sees AK and RS in the vicinity of RS's house. This is the first of two sightings by the Polish student of AK that evening (only one of RS). 7 Question no. 1 for Polish student: Which RS did you see? Question no. 2 for Polish student: Which AK did you see? Theres no joking. I think the Polish student has some key testimony, about this sighting, and about the later encounter with AK.

20 Final Positioning (Nov. 1) Final Positioning (Nov. 1) 1 2 SPRB Pol 8 TIME: 18:00 h. Victim, Sophie Purton and Robyn Butterworth have pizza, ice cream and coffee at Robyn's flat. Water, no alcohol. Later toxicology tests prove that the victim only had traces of caffeine in her blood, no alcohol or drugs. 8 I found three flats for rent for Foreigners University students in Via Bontempi 22. Below, a single room. Above right, 3 bedroom flat, and below right another 3 bedroom flat free from December 7. I believe that Robyn shared housing with some of the other four girls who will return to Perugia with her and Sophie. Maybe one of the two flats on the right is where they had their get-together. Its spartan student housing, but warmed by the friendship and pizza.

21 Final Positioning (Nov. 1) Final Positioning (Nov. 1) 1 2 SPRB Pol 8 9 TIME: 18:40 h. The three English girls watch a movie until about 21:00 h. The DVD was "The Notebook" (123 minutes) 9

22 Final Positioning (Nov. 1) Final Positioning (Nov. 1) 1 2 SPRB Pol 8 9 TIME: 20:18 h. PL sends cellphone short message (SMS) to AK.. He later deletes this message. 10 SMS to AK

23 Final Positioning (Nov. 1) Final Positioning (Nov. 1) 1 2 SPRB Pol TIME: 20:30 h. I think theres scheming going on at RSs place: RS says in initial declaration to Judge Matteini that between 20:30 and 21:00 h he and AK returned from downtown to his place. MAYBE: in addition to lying about being together all evening, they did return together to his place, but earlier, and arranged the evening from there. This is what Judge Matteini suggests in her initial report. Afterwards, AK may have gone on to Piazza Grimana alone or accompanied by RS. In the former case (AK leaves RS at home alone), maybe it was AK - not RS - who after just two weeks of relationship was "bored with the same old evenings... 11

24 Final Positioning (Nov. 1) Final Positioning (Nov. 1) 1 2 SPRB Pol TIME: 20:30 h. To the soundtrack of Jaws, RHG surfaces in the area of the cottage, although declaring a FALSE trail, that he arrived at the girls house as prearranged with the victim. FALSE trail!! RHG says he arrives on time for his date at via della Pergola 7, and victim arrives 10 minutes later. He declares they go inside and hug (did he bring her a bouquet of flowers?). However, in reality she is still at Robyns flat. Since he is the only suspect who consistently has admitted being on the scene of the crime (AK sometimes is, sometimes isn't), we can assume he was in the vicinity from 20:30 onwards. Therefore, lets leave him shooting baskets in Piazza Grimana. 12 Informal basketball games for foreigners in Piazza Grimana.

25 Final Positioning (Nov. 1) Final Positioning (Nov. 1) 1 2 SPRB Pol TIME: 20:35 h. AK replies to PL's SMS, sending in Italian: "See you later SMS to PL See you later

26 Final Positioning (Nov. 1) Final Positioning (Nov. 1) 1 2 SPRB Pol TIME: 20:36 h. (estimated) According to AK's "confession", she left RS in his house, going to Piazza Grimana, where she declared she met PL (and / or RHG??? RHG by his own admission was in the vicinity at this time, and by his own admission was in the house when the murder took place). 14 This is perhaps the KEY POINT, especially for RS. Did he stay at home (only getting involved in the cover-up? In that case, it remains to be analysed to what degree he was involved in the coverup, and in particular WHY he initially partook in the cover-up, and WHY he continues to partake in it, if teenage love and infatuation – although he was 24 – explains his initial participation in the cover-up. Maybe there are other elements of family/social pride or shame involved like the use of heavier drugs – crack more easily explains the sadistic violence than hash / marijuana – or maybe if she wore his underwear, he wore hers … that sort of stupid thing for which he prefers to be in prison). Or did he go with AK to the girls house, and join the murder party during the course of the evening?

27 Final Positioning (Nov. 1) Final Positioning (Nov. 1) 1 2 SPRB Pol TIME: 20:38 h. PL's cell phone signal captured in area of girls' cottage. No one believes PL was involved in the crime. However he may have useful information about AKs plans for the evening (eg. Come on over to smoke / to snort / to have an orgy). Did he go to Piazza Grimana, returning to the pub by 21h? 15

28 Final Positioning (Nov. 1) Final Positioning (Nov. 1) 1 2 SPRB Pol TIME: 20:40 h. (approximately) AK's and RS's mobile phones turned off

29 Final Positioning (Nov. 1) Final Positioning (Nov. 1) 1 2 SPRB Pol TIME: 20:40 h. Polish student sees AK a second time, leaving RS's house alone. They know each other, AK tells Polish student that RS has stayed in his house

30 Final Positioning (Nov. 1) Final Positioning (Nov. 1) 1 2 SPRB Pol TIME: 20:43 h. Carpark CCTV captures image of figure dressed like AK in entrance area of cottage I have a problem here: press reports refer to CCTV images of AK wearing a "light coloured skirt. But why does RS refer to her in the morning as not wearing jeans – which you understand she was wearing the night before - but rather a dress? Would the real CCTV images please stand up?

31 Panning to Left 1 2SPRB Pol SPRB Pol Final Positioning (Nov. 1) Final Positioning (Nov. 1)

32 19 Final Positioning (Nov. 1) Final Positioning (Nov. 1) 1 2 SPRB Pol TIME: 20:59 h. If PL has gone to rendez-vous with AK, then this is about the latest time he has to arrive at Le Chic pub (if he actually went to Piazza Grimana). No reference. Based on Romano Mero entering Le Chic at 21:00 h. 19 Entrance to Le Chic on Via Alessi (brown door on right)

33 19 Final Positioning (Nov. 1) Final Positioning (Nov. 1) 1 2 SPRB Pol TIME: 21:00 h. Romano Mero, Swiss professor, enters Le Chic pub. He speaks with PL, who is behind the bar. (New time, previously had said he was there from 20:00 h onwards, but he had a pizza at 20:30 before going to Le Chic) 20 Prof Le Chic basement pub (I need a confirmation on this photo)

34 19 Final Positioning (Nov. 1) Final Positioning (Nov. 1) 1 2 SPRB Pol TIME: 21:00 h. "The Notebook movie DVD has ended, the victim and Sophie Purton leave Robyn Butterworth's flat. It probably doesnt change much, but by accompanying Sophie, the victim follows the route around the bottom of the hill, rather than going over the top and down the slope. These images relating to the route of her last walk make me so sad, although she probably had a happy, lively talk with her friend Sophie, enjoying the cool evening Prof 21 They walk out of number 22 Via Bontempi (on left) with darkness falling and stroll through the ancient streets, under the passageways and gates.

35 19 Final Positioning (Nov. 1) Final Positioning (Nov. 1) 1 2 SPRB Pol TIME: 21:05 h. Sophie and the victim part ways on via Roscetto, Sophie returns to her own flat Prof 21 SP 22

36 WIP - Return from Left to Centre SPRB Pol Prof SP SPRB Pol Prof SP 22 Final Positioning (Nov. 1) Final Positioning (Nov. 1) TIME: 21:05 h. (continued) Sophie and the victim part ways on via Roscetto, Sophie returns to her own flat. The victim proceeds alone 22 You turn a hard left at the corner of Via Roscetto and Via Pinturicchio. Thats the entrance to the Santa Maria Nuova church. Via Pinturicchio isnt especially attractive. Not much of a sidewalk at this point.

37 21 1 2SPRB Pol Prof SP 22 Final Positioning (Nov. 1) Final Positioning (Nov. 1) TIME: 21:05 h. (continued) Sophie and the victim part ways on via Roscetto, Sophie returns to her own flat. The victim proceeds alone From lower Via Pinturicchio, the best illuminated and most transitted route (ie. people and cars) is to follow the street all the way to Piazza Grimana / Piazza Fortebraccio (two names for the same plaza), and from there down the slopes to her house. If AK and/or RHG and/or RS were still there, she would have seen them, and they may have all gone together. 22 You can see the Foreigners University at the end of Via Pinturicchio

38 21 1 2SPRB Pol Prof SP 22 Final Positioning (Nov. 1) Final Positioning (Nov. 1) TIME: 21:05 h. (continued) Sophie and the victim part ways on via Roscetto, Sophie returns to her own flat. The victim proceeds alone Another route is the dimly lit shortcut through via del Melo and the alley which takes you to the metal stairs into the carpark. If RHG was not in Piazza Grimana but instead liked to lurk around here, the victim would have crossed paths with him. Certainly a possibility, especially since I am convinced that RHG later ran away following this route. 22 This shortcut through to the carpark could be a little risky in the dark.

39 21 1 2SPRB Pol Prof SP 22 Final Positioning (Nov. 1) Final Positioning (Nov. 1) TIME: 21:15 h. The victim arrives at her house, via della Pergola 7, accompanied, to be received or to be cornered. If the victim didnt run into them in Piazza Grimana (or, alternatively, only into RHG in the alleys around the carpark), the "gang" may already be there to receive her. 23

40 21 1 2SPRB Pol Prof SP 22 Final Positioning (Nov. 1) Final Positioning (Nov. 1) TIME: 21:00 h. – 23:00 h. Time of death as calculated by the pathologists. All of this Final Positioning gives way to three scenarios which have some likelihood of being possible (from my point of view): 1) AK and RHG in house at time of murder (this seems to me to be the most probable scenario at the moment). Either RS shows up later after the sexual assault and murder of the victim, or he doesnt appear on scene until the next morning. 2) AK, RHG and RS in house at time of murder. 3) RHG in house at time of assault and murder (which would coincide with the victim arriving at her house). AK in the vicinity, shows up to to encounter RHG in a mess

41 No.DateTimeReferenceObservations c. Oct. 19p.m.RS and AK meet at classical music concert Also RS refers to this in a letter from prison to his father Oct. 20p.m.RHG claims to meet and flirt with victim in pub during England- South Africa rugby championship uccisa5/mez-amanda/mez-amanda.html This is from RHGs prison diary – of quite low level of credibility. Second last paragraph. The victims friends deny she ever met him. Oct. 21Perugia Eurochocolate cultural events Not directly related to crime, but part of lively, student atmosphere in Perugia Oct. 25some even- ing RS claims that while cooking together with victim some day before the crime she could have pricked herself with DNA knife amanda_meredith.shtml Would have had to have occurred around this date. In RS prison diary entry of Nov. 18 he gives his we were cooking together story. Not even his father gives credibility to that Oct. 26USA day Would be sexual killer Kevin Wade arrested in Florida. Name used by RHG when applying for asylum in Germany necrophilia-plot-thwarted/?news-breaking Probably just one of those strange coincidences, like the SMS saying Meredith will die tonight or tomorrow Oct. 27nightRHG arrested in kindergarten with knife 150.ece?token=null&offset=12 Kindergarten arrest with knife reference at end of article c. Oct. 30AK has period 1/23/wmeredith123.xml Last sentence of article about buying replacement underwear. I really dont believe it, but given USA legal defences based on PMS. Sorry for wikipedia, but: sufficient severity to interfere with some aspects of life, symptoms may continue even after flow has begun.Dangerous version: order order Oct. 31nightRudy says they were together at Halloween party, exchanged a kiss and set a date for Nov. 1 evening at her place. uccisa5/mez-amanda/mez-amanda.html 2/16/wmeredith116.xml He says he was with victim at Spanish friends place. Judge tells him hes contradictory and not believable. Her friends place her at their place, and the Merlin and Domus discotheques. Ref: HOME_INITALIA HOME_INITALIA 1 Two Weeks to Disaster - Referenced Timeline n To return to presentation, click on corresponding

42 No.TimeReferenceObservations 13:00AK and victim are in their house together, she says they ate together. RS is probably there as well. amanda/parla-amanda.html AK's prison interview: "I had lunch with her (the victim) in our house on November 1. We told each other how we had spent the night of Halloween. I was with Raffaele, she had gone to the disco with a group of English friends. I recall that she said that they had a lot of fun." Also, from her initial declarations to police, AK says she was at home with RS in the early afternoon of Nov :30Sophie Purton arrives at Robyn Butterworth's flat in via Bontempi 22 gia.shtml Sophie lived in (or around) via Roscetto, on the east side of the hill which dominates old Perugia, and which makes the as-the- bird-flies route from the girls house quite a climb. 16:00Victim arrives at Robyn Butterworth's flat gia.shtml It was a get-together of English friends. Being a national holiday, and Perugia a university town, most Italian friends would be back in their home-towns with family. Until about 17:00 RS and AK at girls' house. Smoke "one" joint. RS's initial declaration to investigating Judge Matteini. I have assigned the cut-off time, in order to fit in with the next events. 17:00AK and RS leave the girls house. In AK's first declaration to police, she said she and RS left at 17:00 h, going to RS's place, where they spent the rest of the night together. For the sake of argument, let's accept her departure time, but reject her affirming that they didn't leave his place until the next morning, given other data below. 17:00 until 17:45 Scenic tour stated by RS, as they wander around downtown before going to his place (contrasts with AK saying they went directly to his place – also time difference, see observation to right). If anyone has a problem with the wandering around, just have AK and RS go directly to his place, it's not key for the moment (unless, for example, if it turns out they were going downtown to buy certain drugs). In RS's modified declaration to investigators, he said that at 18:00, he and AK leave the girls' house and go downtown, passing through Piazza Grimana, Piazza Morlacchi, the main fountain and Corso Vannucci. Let's say for the purpose of this timeline that the time difference concerning their departure from the house compared to AK (who said 17h.) is due to drug confusion. 17:45Polish student sees AK and RS in the vicinity of RS's house First of two sightings by the Polish student of AK that evening. 18:00Victim, Sophie Purton and Robyn Butterworth have pizza, ice cream and coffee at Robyn's flat. Water, no alcohol. https://www.timesonline.co.uk/tol/news/world/europe/article ec e Later toxicology tests prove that the victim only had traces of caffeine in her blood, no alcohol or drugs. 1 Final Positioning (Nov. 1) - Referenced Timeline Final Positioning (Nov. 1) - Referenced Timeline n To return to presentation, click on corresponding

43 No.TimeReferenceObservations 18:40The three English girls watch a movie until about 21:00 h. https://www.timesonline.co.uk/tol/news/world/europe/article ece The DVD was "The Notebook" (123 minutes) 20:18PL sends cellphone short message (SMS) to AK. https://www.timesonline.co.uk/tol/news/world/europe/article ece https://www.timesonline.co.uk/tol/news/world/europe/article ece Later he deletes this message. 20:30Scheming is going on at RSs place. RS says in initial declaration to Judge Matteini that between 20:30 and 21:00 h he and AK returned from downtown to his place. MAYBE: in addition to lying about being together all evening, they did return together to his place, but earlier, and arranged the evening from there. This is what Judge Matteini suggests in her initial report. Afterwards, AK may have gone on to Piazza Grimana alone or accompanied by RS. In the former case (AK leaves RS at home alone), maybe it was AK - not RS - who after just two weeks of relationship was "bored with the same old evenings". 20:30To the soundtrack of Jaws, RHG surfacees in the area of the cottage, although declaring a FALSE trail, that he arrived at the girls house as prearranged with the victim. 892girata.asp FALSE trail!! RHG says he arrives on time for his date at via della Pergola 7, and victim arrives 10 minutes later. He declares they go inside and hug (did he bring her a bouquet of flowers?). However, in reality she is still at Robyns flat. Since he is the only suspect who consistently has admitted being on the scene of the crime (AK sometimes is, sometimes isn't), we can assume he was in the vicinity from 20:30 onwards. Therefore, lets leave him shooting baskets in Piazza Grimana. 20:35AK replies to PL's SMS, sending in Italian: "See you later" https://www.timesonline.co.uk/tol/news/world/europe/article ece 20:36 Esti- mated According to AK's "confession", she left RS in his house, going to Piazza Grimana, where she declared she met PL (and / or RHG??? RHG by his own admission was in the vicinity at this time, and by his own admission was in the house when the murder took place). cher509.xml&page=1 This is perhaps the KEY POINT, especially for RS. Did he stay at home (only getting involved in the cover-up? In that case, it remains to be analysed to what degree he was involved in the coverup, and in particular WHY he initially partook in the cover-up, and WHY he continues to partake in it, if teenage love and infatuation – although he was 24 – explains his initial participation in the cover-up. Maybe there are other elements of family/social pride or shame involved like the use of heavier drugs – crack much easily explains the sadistic violence than hash / marijuana – or maybe if she wore his underwear, he wore hers … that sort of stupid thing for which he prefers to be in prison). Or did he go with AK to the girls house, or join the murder party during the course of the evening? 9 Final Positioning (Nov. 1) - Referenced Timeline Final Positioning (Nov. 1) - Referenced Timeline n 10 To return to presentation, click on corresponding

44 No.TimeReferenceObservations 20:38PL's cell phone signal captured in area of girls' cottage. https://www.timesonline.co.uk/tol/news/world/europe/article ece https://www.timesonline.co.uk/tol/news/world/europe/article ece No one believes PL was involved in the crime. However he may have useful information about AKs plans for the evening (eg. Come on over to smoke / to snort / to have an orgy). Did he go to Piazza Grimana, returning to the pub by 21h? 20:40 approx AK's and RS's mobile phones turned off cher509.xml 20:40Polish student sees AK a second time, leaving RS's house alone. They know each other, AK tells Polish student that RS has stayed in his house. 20:43Carpark CCTV captures image of figure dressed like AK in entrance area of cottage https://www.timesonline.co.uk/tol/news/world/europe/article ece I have a problem here: press reports refer to CCTV images of AK wearing a "light coloured skirt. But why does RS refer to her in the morning as not wearing jeans – which you under- stand she was wearing the night before - but rather a dress? 20:59If PL has gone to rendez-vous with AK, then this is about the latest time he has to arrive at Le Chic pub (if he actually went to Piazza Grimana). No reference. Based on Romano Mero entering Le Chic at 21:00 h. 21:00 Romano Mero, Swiss professor, enters Le Chic pub. https://www.timesonline.co.uk/tol/news/world/europe/article ece a.shtml He speaks with PL, who is behind the bar. (New time, previously had said he was there from 20:00 h onwards, but he had a pizza at 20:30 before going to Le Chic) 21:00 "The Notebook movie DVD has ended, the victim and Sophie Purton leave Robyn Butterworth's flat. https://www.timesonline.co.uk/tol/news/world/europe/article ece It probably doesnt change much, but by accompanying Sophie, the victim follows the route around the bottom of the hill, rather than going over the top and down the slope. 21:05 Sophie and the victim part ways on via Roscetto, Sophie returns to her own flat. https://www.timesonline.co.uk/tol/news/world/europe/article ece a.shtml From Via Roscetto, the best illuminated and most transitted route (ie. people and cars) is to follow via Pinturicchio all the way the Piazza Grimana / Piazza Fortebraccio (two names for the same plaza), and from there down the slopes to her house. If AK and/or RHG and/or RS were still there, she would have seen them, and they may have all gone to the house together. Or, to paraphrase AK, maybe not. Another route is the dimly lit shortcut through via del Melo and the alley which takes you to the metal stairs into the carpark. If RHG was not in Piazza Grimana but instead liked to lurk around here, the victim would have crossed paths with him. Certainly a possibility, especially since I am convinced that RHG later ran away following this route. Final Positioning (Nov. 1) - Referenced Timeline Final Positioning (Nov. 1) - Referenced Timeline n 15 To return to presentation, click on corresponding

45 No.TimeReferenceObservations 21:15The victim arrives at her house, via della Pergola 7, accompanied or to be received. https://www.timesonline.co.uk/tol/news/world/europe/article ece a.shtml If the victim didnt run into them in Piazza Grimana (or, alternatively, only into RHG in the alleys around the carpark), the "gang" may already be there to receive her. 21: :00 Time of death as calculated by the pathologists https://www.timesonline.co.uk/tol/news/world/europe/article ece All of this Final Positioning gives way to three scenarios which have some likelihood of being possible: 1) AK and RHG in house at time of murder (this seems to me to be the most probable scenario at the moment). Either RS shows up later after the sexual assault and murder of the victim, or he doesnt appear on scene until the next morning. 2) AK, RHG and RS in house at time of murder. 3) RHG in house at time of assault and murder (which would coincide with the victim arriving at her house). AK in the vicinity, shows up to to encounter RHG in a mess. Final Positioning (Nov. 1) - Referenced Timeline Final Positioning (Nov. 1) - Referenced Timeline n 23 To return to presentation, click on corresponding 24

46 Here are a number of classical music events in Perugia in October RS was quoted as saying it was at the university. I couldnt find one in either university around the 19th or 20th (these ones are either in churches or municipal auditoriums). However, being a university town, it would not be surprising to find mid-month classical music concerts on university premises. Or, RS was misstated, and he and AK met at one of the events below, or similar ones: Sabato 6 ottobre alle 21 toccherà a Rosalba Petranizzi, mezzosoprano e Virgilio Bianconi basso-baritono che ci proporranno una raccolta di brani mariani del XVII e XVIII secolo accompagnati ed intercalati dalle abili interpretazioni di brani strumentali del maestro Eugenio Becchetti che è anche direttore artistico del festival. 13 OTTOBRE ore 21 – CASTEL DEL PIANO – SALONE FILARMONICA presso il salone parrocchiale di Castel del iano Concerto per clarinetto e pianoforte CHIARA PAROLO RENATA BENVEGNU 20 OTTOBRE ore 21 - MIGLIANO – CHIESA PARROCCHIALE Concerto per quartetto di clarinetti ANDREA CAMPORESE SAURO ALICANTI ANDREA VEREMONDI GUIDO ARBONELLI 20 OTTOBRE Palazzo dei Priori, Sala dei Notari, ore 21,00 PERUGIA INCONTRA... VIENNA Sinfonia d'autunno con I Solisti di Perugia e Wolfgang Schultz (primo flauto dei Wiener Philharmoniker di Vienna) Ingresso gratuito. Vedi news dell'evento. 20 OTTOBRE Auditorium Marianum - ore STAGIONE DI CONCERTI Concerto dorgano - Musiche di J.S. Bach Org.: Associazione Musicale G. Frescobaldi I – Perugia – Corso Cavour, 184 Tel – Fax OTTOBRE CORO DELLUNIVERSITA DI PERUGIA - ore Chiesa di Santa Caterina - Cappellania dellUniversità Return to presentation


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