On Monday it was the man Amanda Knox accused of murder years ago in the Meredith Kercher case that was having the last laugh at her expense when he took the stand and told the court that she was the one guilty of murder, according to the Mirror on Oct. 1.
Patrick Lumumba said that "Amanda Knox is on the run because she is guilty" in the murder of her roommate in Italy. And the bar owner had reason to point the finger at his former friend and employee, as she once pointed the finger of guilt at him, falsely accusing him of the crime.
Lumumba was able to sue and win monetary damages against the Seattle native, as well as gain his eventual freedom from jail after his arrest in the case back then. But now he is front and center in the retrial against Knox and her former boyfriend Raffaele Solliceto as a result.
According to Knox's testimony against Lumumba during her first trial, she told the investigators that as her roommate was brutally murdered she "cowered in the kitchen, covering her ears while Lumumba murdered Meredith."
Knox's testimony was proven false, costing the American 40,000 euros and her credibility with many after that disclosure was revealed. And now Patrick Lumumba is turning the tables on the woman who once sent him to jail with her false report against him.
Amanda ran away because I think it has to do with the death of Meredith. [She is] guilty or else she would not have lied," the barman stated on Monday.
According to the former friend of Knox, he believes that the appeals court gave the alleged murderess the chance to escape justice for her crime. And he believes that "Meredith deserves justice."
The third trial of Amanda Knox and Raffaele Solliceto is expected to continue through November, so check back often for more updates by the Atlanta Top News Examiner Radell Smith, who has a degree in criminal justice and behavioral forensics.