These are all the files pertinent to the first murder trial with Knox and Sollecito as defendants. Judges Giancarlo Massei and Beatrice Cristiani presided over the proceeding, which spanned the entire year of 2009. The trial is notable for the extensive witness testimony and the numerous reports and presentations made by both the prosecution and civil parties, and the defense parties. In the end, after considering nearly all the evidence, the judges found Knox and Sollecito guilty of the murder of Meredith Kercher. Their motivation report is well-worth reading to get an understanding of the scope of evidence considered and the level of detail to which they considered the evidence. Judge Massei was especially attentative to the details of the case, and his questioning of witnesses during trial testimony is worth reading also.
January 16, 2009- preliminaries.
February 6th and 7th, 2009- witness testimony from those who arrived first to the cottage and discovered the murder
February 13th and 14th, 2009- witness testimony from Meredith's English friends and apartment mates at the cottage.
February 27th and 28th, 2009- testimony from the Perugia police
March 13th and 14th, 2009- testimony by police and translators on CCTV and cellphone traffic
March 20th and 21st, 2009- testimony by police and witnesses
March 27th and 28th, 2009- testimony by witnesses
April 3rd, 4th and 18th, 2009- testimony by the coroner and medical consultants. The court judges and principal parties also visited the cottage on April 18th to get an understanding of the crime scene.
April 23rd, 2009- testimony by Scientific Police
May 9th, 2009- testimony by Scientific Police- shoe and footprint analysis
May 22nd and 23rd, 2009- testimony by Scientific Police- DNA analysis
May 29th, 2009- testimony by Scientific Police- crime scene analysis
June 5th and 6th, 2009- testimony by civil team consultants and Kercher family members
June 12th and 13th, 2009- testimony by Knox and a friend
June 19th and 20th, 2009- testimony by Sollecito's father, Knox' mother, others and a defense medical consultant
June 23rd, 26th and 27th, 2009- testimony by witnesses for the defense teams
July 3rd and 4th, 2009- testimony by consultants and witnesses for the defense teams
July 6th and 10th, 2009- testimony by medical consultants for the defense teams
July 17th and 18th, 2009- testimony by witnesses and medical consultants for the defense teams
September 14th, 2009- testimony by a medical consultant for the defense teams and discussions with lawyers
September 18th and 19th, 2009- testimony by medical consultants for the defense teams
September 25th and 26th, 2009- testimony by consultants for the defense teams
October 9th, 2009- defense team motions and requests
November 20th to December 4th, 2009- closing arguments
Ordinances and notices. The Massei court issued a number of ordinances and decrees during the trial. These are a few that have been isolated.
These are the other files pertinent to the proceedings. Because the trial lasted for nearly a year, the files are listed chronologically. They include notices, reports and presentations filed.
Preliminary motions, requests and documents
January and February 2009
November and December 2009
Various documents related to the Massei-Cristiani trial.