Amanda Knox and Rafaelle Solliceto have several high-dollar attorneys representing their interests in their third murder trial in Italy for the murder of Meredith Kercher. But Patrick Lumumba, the victim of a false allegation by Knox during the initial investigation into the murder, has but one: Carlo Pacelli.
On Sept. 30 it was Pacelli and his client Lumumba who were receiving the lions share of attention by the press after the first day of the third murder trial, however. And the Congolese barman's comments about Knox was driving it.
ITV News reported on Monday that Lumumba "hopes [Knox] goes back to prison" for the murder of Kercher. And he hopes to finally collect on the monies she owes him in legal costs for when she falsely accused him of the crime. That financial estimate comes to 86,000 pounds.
Knox's attorneys waged a fervent battle to keep Lumumba and his testimony from the third trial of the Seattle, Washington resident. But a judge agreed to allow the civil participant anyway. And his claims that it is guilt that is keeping Knox from being in Italy for this trial is being shared with the world.
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