yankee-in-france wrote:I think that Clint views the evidence in this case as strongly supportive of the prosecutor's case.
Olympic, just curious why you feel that Amanda and Rafael may only receive a slap on the wrist. It seems that Amanda did the actual killing or am I missing something.
I don't know much of the finer details of this case, but it seems that the prosecutors have resorted to a lot of assumptions. I would like to know more about the "mixing of" Amanda's and Meridith's blood in the bathroom sink. That was the first I had heard of that on the Dateline show.
I know there are many criminal acts hard to fathom having been done by certain people, but it is difficult to believe that Amanda is evil enough to have willing participated in this murder. Could it have been an sex act that went haywire by Rudy taking it to the point of murder? Of course she would still be culpable, but of what would be the role she may have played?
What has Rudy said to implicate Amanda and her boyfriend, other than him claiming that he was in the bathroom when he heard a scream? Are we to believe that he had consensual sex with Meridith, and then they came into Meridith's bedroom to assault and kill her? I can't get a grip of the tale that the prosecutors have woven in this case. It seems like they are grasping at straws to make these three people all involved with this murder.
The following seems a bit unreal:
Clint Van Zandt: Oh, you have to show a jury a murder weapon. And here, we have the prosecution able to not only say we think this is the weapon, but here's the dna of the victim on it. Here's the dna of somebody who had that knife in their hand. And it's in sollecito's apartment. That's a nice packaged case for the prosecution.
So we are to believe that Sollecito brought a knife from his apartment, used it to kill Meridith, and then brought it back to his apartment? How convoluted is that? Sollecito must have really cherished that knife in order to bring the murder weapon back to his apartment.