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, multitimezone, and multi-cultural discussion resulting from Steve Huff’s True Crime Weblog on this tragedy: http://www.truecrimeweblog.com/. I hope I haven’t abridged too much or left out key elements, in any case, there’s always time for a new release. That was Meryl Streep on the cover slide, in the movie “A French Lieutenant’s 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 victim’s family has expressed confidence in the Italian justice system. - Kermit email: krmt123@gmail.com

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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).

Two weeks to disaster
If we don’t get into MySpace and Facebook emotional state analyses, or study the impact of AK’s parents’ divorce, RS’s mother passing away or RHG’s second generation immigrant issues (which should be looked at by those who know how – but which at the same time don’t 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”. 1 Annex 1 shows that it’s hard to identify the specific musical event. Annex 1- Music events 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, AK’s 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.

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RS explains victim’s DNA on knife: they cooked together at his house. Had it happened, would’ve been around here.

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England-South Africa rugby match that RHG watched in pub,says he met victim. Low level of credibility.

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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.

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

It’s 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.

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Final Positioning (Nov. 1) 2 TIME: 15:30 h.
Sophie Purton arrives at Robyn Butterworth's flat in via Bontempi 22. 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-thebird-flies route from their house to uptown quite a climb.
After a 100 meters or so you come to the Arco dei Gigli, rebuilt in the Middle Ages on earlier Etruscan foundations.

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Final Positioning (Nov. 1) 3 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 ... and from the gate in the street (barely visible holiday, and Perugia a university town, most Italian friends here) look both ways for traffic (sidewalks are would be back in their home-towns with family. scarce in an ancient town adapted to modern vehicles), and up the hill to Piazza Grimana. The victim could have gone the long, slightly flatter route by Sophie’s flat, but in that case Sophie would have waited for her … so let’s have her walk up the more scenic and animated route through downtown, first to Piazza Grimana.
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 ... RB SP

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Final Positioning (Nov. 1) 3 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 Sophie’s flat, but in that case Sophie would have waited for her … so let’s have her walk up the more scenic and animated route through downtown, first to Piazza Grimana. Across the basketball court, and through the Etruscan Arch

Let’s 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.

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Final Positioning (Nov. 1) 3 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 Sophie’s flat, but in that case Sophie would have waited for her … so let’s have her walk up the more scenic and animated route through downtown, first to Piazza Grimana. Across the basketball court, and through the Etruscan Arch

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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 can’t go through. Let’s stop and look back.

Final Positioning (Nov. 1) 3 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 Sophie’s flat, but in that case Sophie would have waited for her … so let’s have her walk up the more scenic and animated route through downtown, first to Piazza Grimana. 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.
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Final Positioning (Nov. 1) 3 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 Sophie’s flat, but in that case Sophie would have waited for her … so let’s have her walk up the more scenic and animated route through downtown, first to Piazza Grimana. 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.
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Final Positioning (Nov. 1) 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 unintentional 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 1 4 best example of propaganda that was used to give false information to the public on the effects of marijuana.”

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I’m 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.

Final Positioning (Nov. 1) 5 TIME: 17:00 h.
AK 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 where they went (going to his place and not leaving until the next morning), given other data we’ll see further along.

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Final Positioning (Nov. 1) 6 TIME: 17:00 h. – 17:45 h.
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.

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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 Piazza Grimana – basketball court and say for the purpose of this timeline hangout for Foreigners’ that the time difference concerning University students and other foreigners their departure from the house compared to AK (who said 17h.) is due 6 to drug confusion.

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Final Positioning (Nov. 1) 6 TIME: 17:00 h. – 17:45 h. (continued)
According to RS they went on to the fountain.

Scenic tour stated by RS, as they wander around downtown.
I don’t know if the Domus was already open at that time – I don’t think there is any other reason they would have gone to Piazza Morlacchi. Maybe RHG or friends had a sales point there.
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And down the Corso Vannucci before turning around.

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Final Positioning (Nov. 1) 6 TIME: 17:00 h. – 17:45 h. (continued)
Scenic tour stated by RS, as they wander around downtown.
They head for RS’s place. There may be a reason for them to pass through Piazza Grimana again, but for the moment we don’t have any further route information. Therefore, I’ll end their scenic route with my own scenic ending: that they follow Via dell’Acquedutto, an official pedestrian city street which utilises the old Roman aquaduct. It’s a panoramic short-cut. (It goes behind the University for Foreigners, the building in the upper-right in the first photo.)

Aquaduct Street turns into Via del Fagiano in the last, uphill stretch. One last look back before arriving at RS’s.

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Final Positioning (Nov. 1) 7 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).
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Final Positioning (Nov. 1) 8 TIME: 18:00 h.
Victim, Sophie Purton and Robyn Butterworth have pizza, ice Pol cream and coffee at Robyn's flat. Water, no alcohol. Later toxicology tests prove that the victim only had traces of caffeine 7 in her blood, no alcohol or drugs. 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. It’s spartan student housing, but warmed by the friendship and pizza.
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Final Positioning (Nov. 1) 9 TIME: 18:40 h.
The three English girls watch a movie until about 21:00 h. The DVD was "The Notebook" (123 minutes)
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Final Positioning (Nov. 1) 10 TIME: 20:18 h.
PL sends cellphone short message (SMS) to AK.. He later deletes this message.
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Final Positioning (Nov. 1) 11 TIME: 20:30 h.
I think there’s scheming going on at RS’s place: RS says in initial declaration to Judge Matteini that 11 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“ ...
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Final Positioning (Nov. 1) 12 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 11 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 Robyn’s 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.
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Final Positioning (Nov. 1) 13 TIME: 20:35 h.
AK replies to PL's SMS, sending in Italian: "See you later“.
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Final Positioning (Nov. 1) 14 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 was11 the in vicinity at this time, and by his own admission was13 the in house when the murder took place). 14
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This is perhaps the KEY POINT, especially for RS. 10 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 RB SP to partake in it, if teenage love and infatuation – 2 although he was 24 – explains his initial 3 participation in the cover-up. Maybe there are 12 other elements of family/social pride or shame 8 involved like the use of heavier drugs – crack 9 more easily explains the sadistic violence than hash / marijuana – or maybe if she wore his 1 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?

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Final Positioning (Nov. 1) 15 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 AK’s plans for 11 the 13 evening (eg. “Come on over to smoke / to snort / to have an orgy”). Did he go to Piazza Grimana, returning 14the to pub by 21h?
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Final Positioning (Nov. 1) 17 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.
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Final Positioning (Nov. 1) 18 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?
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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.

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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)

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"The Notebook“ movie DVD has ended, the victim and Sophie Purton leave Robyn Butterworth's flat. It probably doesn’t 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.

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Sophie and the victim part ways on via Roscetto, Sophie returns to her own flat.

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Sophie and the victim part ways on via Roscetto, Sophie Pol returns to her own flat. The victim proceeds alone 11 From lower Via Pinturicchio, the best illuminated 7 13 and most transitted route (ie. people and cars) is 14 to follow the street all the way to Piazza Grimana / Piazza Fortebraccio (two names for 16 the same plaza), and from there down the 17 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.

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Sophie and the victim part ways on via Roscetto, Sophie Pol returns to her own flat. The victim proceeds alone 11 Another route is the dimly lit shortcut through via 7 13 del Melo and the alley which takes you to the 14 metal stairs into the carpark. If RHG was not in Piazza Grimana but instead liked to lurk around 16 here, the victim would have crossed paths with 17 him. Certainly a possibility, especially since I am convinced that RHG later ran away following this route.

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Time of death as calculated by the pathologists.
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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 10 moment). Either RS shows up later after the sexual assault and murder of the victim, or he doesn’t appear on scene until the next morning. 19 2) AK, RHG and RS in house at RB 20 time SP murder. of 23) RHG in house at time of assault 15 3and murder (which would coincide with the victim arriving at her 8house). AK in the vicinity, shows up 21 9to to encounter RHG in a mess.

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No. Date c. Oct. 19 Oct. 20 Time p.m. p.m. Reference RS and AK meet at classical music concert http://www.ilgiornale.it/a.pic1?ID=219510

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RHG claims to meet and flirt with victim in pub during EnglandThis is from RHG’s prison “diary” – of quite low level of South Africa rugby championship credibility. Second last paragraph. The victim’s friends deny she ever met him. http ://www.repubblica.it/2007/11/sezioni/cronaca/perugia-uccisa5/mez-amanda/mez-amanda.html http://news.bbc.co.uk/sport1/hi/rugby_union/7052822.stm Perugia Eurochocolate cultural events http://www.bellaumbria.net/Perugia/eurochocolate_eng.htm Not directly related to crime, but part of lively, student atmosphere in Perugia

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RS claims that while cooking together with victim some day Would have had to have occurred around this date. In before the crime she could have pricked herself with DNA knife RS prison diary entry of Nov. 18 he gives his “we were cooking http://qn.quotidiano.net/cronaca/2007/12/08/53233-amanda_meredith.shtmltogether” story. Not even his father gives credibility to that Would be sexual killer Kevin Wade arrested in Florida. Name Probably just one of those strange coincidences, like used by RHG when applying for asylum in Germany the SMS saying “Meredith will die tonight or tomorrow” http://www2.tbo.com/content/2007/oct/27/police-pinellas-necrophilia-plot-thwarted/?news-breaking RHG arrested in kindergarten with knife Kindergarten arrest with knife reference at end of article http://www.timesonline.co.uk/tol/news/world/europe/article2913150.ece?token=null&offset=12 AK has period Last sentence of article about buying replacement underwear. I really http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/main.jhtml?xml=/news/2007/11/23/wmeredith123.xmldon’t believe it, but given USA legal defences based on PMS. Sorry for wikipedia, but: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/PMS. “sufficient severity to interfere with some aspects of life”, symptoms “may continue even after flow has begun”.Dangerous version: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Premenstrual_dysphoric_disorder

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Rudy says they were together at Halloween party, exchanged a He says he was with victim at Spanish friends’ place. kiss and set a date for Nov. 1 evening at her place. Judge tells him he’s contradictory and not believable. http://www.repubblica.it/2007/11/sezioni/cronaca/perugia-uccisa5/mez-amanda/mez-amanda.html Her friends place her at their place, and the Merlin and http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/main.jhtml?xml=/news Domus discotheques. Ref: http://www.ilmessaggero.it/ /2007/12/16/wmeredith116.xml articolo.php?id=15526&sez=HOME_INITALIA

Final Positioning (Nov. 1) - Referenced Timeline
No. Time 13:00 Reference

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AK and victim are in their house together, she says they ate together. AK's prison interview: "I had lunch with her (the victim) in our RS is probably there as well. house on November 1. We told each other how we had spent the night of Halloween. I was with Raffaele, she had gone to http the disco with a group ://www.repubblica.it/2007/11/sezioni/cronaca/perugia-uccisa5/parla-amanda/parla-amanda.html of English friends. I recall that she said that they had a lot of fun." Also, from her initial declarations to http://download.repubblica.it/pdf/2007/ordinanza_perugia_meredith.pdf police, AK says she was at home with RS in the early afternoon of Nov. 1. Sophie Purton arrives at Robyn Butterworth's flat in via Bontempi 22 Sophie lived in (or around) via Roscetto, on the east side of the hill which dominates old Perugia, and which makes the as-thehttp bird-flies route from the girls’ house quite a climb. ://www.corriere.it/cronache/07_novembre_13/docente_patrick_perugia.shtml Victim arrives at Robyn Butterworth's flat It was a get-together of English friends. Being a national holiday, http://www.corriere.it/cronache/07_novembre_13/docente_patrick_perugia.shtml and Perugia a university town, most Italian friends would be back in their home-towns with family. RS and AK at girls' house. Smoke "one" joint. http://www.ilgiornale.it/a.pic1?ID=219510 AK and RS leave the girls’ house. http://download.repubblica.it/pdf/2007/ordinanza_perugia_meredith.pdf RS's initial declaration to investigating Judge Matteini. I have assigned the cut-off time, in order to fit in with the next events. 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. 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. First of two sightings by the Polish student of AK that evening. Later toxicology tests prove that the victim only had traces of caffeine in her blood, no alcohol or drugs.

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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). http://www.ilgiornale.it/a.pic1?ID=219510 Polish student sees AK and RS in the vicinity of RS's house http://www.news.com.au/story/0,23599,22813948-401,00.html Victim, 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/article2864713. ece

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Final Positioning (Nov. 1) - Referenced Timeline
No. Time 18:40 20:18 20:30 Reference The three English girls watch a movie until about 21:00 h. https://www.timesonline.co.uk/tol/news/world/europe/article2864713.ece PL sends cellphone short message (SMS) to AK. https://www.timesonline.co.uk/tol/news/world/europe/article2864713.ece Scheming is going on at RS’s 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. http://www.ilgiornale.it/a.pic1?ID=219510 http://download.repubblica.it/pdf/2007/ordinanza_perugia_meredith.pdf

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Observations The DVD was "The Notebook" (123 minutes) http://us.imdb.com/title/tt0332280/ Later he deletes this message. 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".

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To the soundtrack of “Jaws”, RHG surfacees in the area of the cottage, FALSE trail!! RHG says he arrives on time for his date at via although declaring a FALSE trail, that he arrived at the girls’ house as della Pergola 7, and victim arrives 10 minutes later. He prearranged with the victim. declares they go inside and hug (did he bring her a bouquet of flowers?). http://www.lastampa.it/redazione/cmsSezioni/cronache/200711articoli/27892girata.asp However, in reality she is still at Robyn’s 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. AK replies to PL's SMS, sending in Italian: "See you later" https://www.timesonline.co.uk/tol/news/world/europe/article2864713.ece According to AK's "confession", she left RS in his house, going to Piazza This is perhaps the KEY POINT, especially for RS. Did he Grimana, where she declared she met PL (and / or RHG??? RHG by his stay at home (only getting involved in the cover-up? In that own admission was in the vicinity at this time, and by his own admission case, it remains to be analysed to what degree he was was in the house when the murder took place). involved in the coverup, and in particular WHY he initially partook in the cover-up, and WHY he continues to partake in http it, if teenage love and infatuation – although he was 24 – ://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/main.jhtml?xml=/news/2007/11/09/wkercher509.xml&page=1 explains his initial participation in the cover-up. Maybe there http://download.repubblica.it/pdf/2007/ordinanza_perugia_meredith.pdf 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?

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Final Positioning (Nov. 1) - Referenced Timeline
No. Time 20:38 Reference PL's cell phone signal captured in area of girls' cottage. https://www.timesonline.co.uk/tol/news/world/europe/article2864713.ece

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Observations No one believes PL was involved in the crime. However he may have useful information about AK’s 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?

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AK's and RS's mobile phones turned off http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/main.jhtml?xml=/news /2007/11/09/wkercher509.xml Polish student sees AK a second time, leaving RS's house alone. http://www.news.com.au/story/0,23599,22813948-401,00.html Carpark CCTV captures image of figure dressed like AK in entrance area of cottage https://www.timesonline.co.uk/tol/news/world/europe/article2864713.ece 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). Romano Mero, Swiss professor, enters Le Chic pub. https://www.timesonline.co.uk/tol/news/world/europe/article2864713.ece http://www.corriere.it/cronache/07_novembre_13/ docente_patrick_perugia.shtml "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/article2864713.ece Sophie and the victim part ways on via Roscetto, Sophie returns to her own flat. https://www.timesonline.co.uk/tol/news/world/europe/article2864713.ece http://www.corriere.it/cronache/07_novembre_13/ docente_patrick_perugia.shtml They know each other, AK tells Polish student that RS has stayed in his house. 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? No reference. Based on Romano Mero entering Le Chic at 21:00 h. 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) It probably doesn’t 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. 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.

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Final Positioning (Nov. 1) - Referenced Timeline
No. Time 21:15 Reference The victim arrives at her house, via della Pergola 7, accompanied or to be received. https://www.timesonline.co.uk/tol/news/world/europe/article2864713.ece http://www.corriere.it/cronache/07_novembre_13/ docente_patrick_perugia.shtml Time of death as calculated by the pathologists https://www.timesonline.co.uk/tol/news/world/europe/article2864713.ece

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Observations If the victim didn’t 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.

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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 doesn’t 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.

Here are a number of classical music events in Perugia in October 2007. RS was quoted as saying it was at “the university”. I couldn’t 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 17.00 STAGIONE DI CONCERTI Concerto d’organo - Musiche di J.S. Bach Org.: Associazione Musicale “G. Frescobaldi” I-06123 – Perugia – Corso Cavour, 184 Tel. + 39 075 5736171 – Fax + 39 075 5724751 - www.diocesi.perugia.it - istitutofrescobaldi@libero.it 26 OTTOBRE CORO DELL’UNIVERSITA’ DI PERUGIA - ore 20.00 Chiesa di Santa Caterina - Cappellania dell’Università

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