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Comment author: brazil84 13 December 2009 10:57:19AM 2 points [-]

And by the way, if one takes your approach of starting from the crime scene and working backwards you must immediately confront the apparent staging of a break-in at the victim's residence. Which, if I recall correctly, was what initially made the Italian authorities suspicious of Amanda Knox.

Comment author: kodos96 14 December 2009 06:01:26PM 4 points [-]

What exactly do you think makes it "apparently staged"? All the evidence I'm aware of is that it looked like a burglary cause it was a burglary.

Comment author: brazil84 14 December 2009 11:03:32PM 0 points [-]

To avoid any confusion, can you tell me what you mean by "burglary"? Sorry to be pedantic, but the term apparently means different things to different people. To me, it means breaking into a structure for the purposes of committing a serious crime.

Comment author: BlackHumor 25 July 2011 02:42:08PM 2 points [-]

A murder is a serious crime. Guede clearly had to break into the house to commit the murder, so he also committed a burglary by your definition.

Which would mean there's no evidence that the burglary was staged, because that would mean that in addition to the burglary that Guede committed, ANOTHER burglary must have been staged by someone else. Which would usually be instantly eliminated by Occam's Razor unless there's a significant amount of evidence of two separate burglaries.

Comment author: brazil84 30 July 2011 02:17:45AM 0 points [-]

My memory of the case has faded a bit, but as I recall there was evidence suggesting a staged burglary as opposed to a bona fide burglary. Also, Guede needn't have burgled the residence, he may have been invited in by someone who lived there.

Comment author: Blueberry 14 December 2009 11:10:08PM 0 points [-]

You forgot "in a dwelling during the nighttime." ;)

Comment author: brazil84 14 December 2009 11:32:34PM 0 points [-]

Lol . . . . yes, that's the traditional formulation.