Nor, before Kercher, was he ever accused of, let alone charged with, a sex crime.
Sadly, the only person who can decisively say if she was or was not sexually assaulted by Guede is dead.
But she feels she knows why these people refuse to believe in her innocence. They want to believe that there is just good and evil in the world, and not a mixture of the two.
“If I’m guilty," she says with big and serious eyes, "it means that I’m the ultimate figure to fear because I’m not the obvious one.
In October 2011, they were released after almost four years in prison following their acquittals at the second-level trial.
In an official statement of their grounds for overturning the convictions, the judges wrote there was a "material non-existence" of evidence to support the guilty verdicts, and that an association among Sollecito, Knox, and Guede to commit the murder was "far from probable".
But, on the other hand, if I’m innocent, it means everyone is vulnerable, and that is everyone’s nightmare.
“You know, when we realized that the third person in the case was not Patrick Lumumba,” Guiliano Mignini said to me when I visited Perugia in 2013, “and that it was another African name Rudy Guede, everyone told us to drop the case against Knox. People were telling me to let her and Raffaele go and just to focus on the African guy. ” Clearly not interesting enough for this documentary, which instead has Miginini speculating about a divine court in the sky that will one day judge Knox once and for all.
Or, later in the documentary, when we see Pisa standing on the balcony of a Perugia hotel room that has a stunning view of the old Italian town, which, at that moment, is entering night.
Another shot finds the light of dawn falling on the scene of the crime, the house now haunted by the ghost Meredith Kercher. She knows that many in the world still think she is guilty, still think she got away with murder.
The documentary does interview Guede’s lawyer, but if he had anything important to say, it certainly did not reach the final edit of the film.
Knox, of course, coldly dismisses Guede as a thug, though he didn’t have a criminal record—yes, none.
She also explains why she fingered an innocent man, Diya “Patrick” Lumumba, for the crime.