These repeated visits to Vittoria are a favour to me to establish as many of the facts as possible, and move things on so that the focus can get back to what I see as most relevant, the tragic death of a British student and the ongoing questions as to who was responsible, or how many people were responsible. I have noted that many of the interested parties reading my blogs are far more involved with the minutiae of times, dates, cell mates and other miniscule details than with the bigger picture. But taking that into account, here is the latest information from Perugia. I am hoping this doesn’t give rise to another landslide of nitpicking because there’s a bigger picture out there.
My trusted envoy spoke to Vittoria again and this is the result. Vittoria revealed that when she was freed she went to say goodbye to Sabrina, the gypsy cell mate who had become her friend. She says that Amanda smiled and said goodbye to her and something else, she thought maybe it was “in bocca al lupo” (in the mouth of the wolf) which means good luck. This is the sequence of cellmates according to Vittoria and for those who have asked: Amanda was initially in solitary confinement and had a different daily timetable to the other prisoners (Vittoria doesn’t know why).Then Amanda was in the same cell as Vittoria and Patrizia Plini (who is still in prison). Then Patrizia Plini was moved to another cell and Sabrina was put into the cell with Amanda and Vittoria. Two other women joined them for a while. They arrived from another prison. As the cell was for 4 people they had to add an extra bed. Vittoria doesn’t recall their names because they were foreigners. Vittoria spent the last 2-3 days of her detention in another cell because she was quite nervous and often argued with Amanda (she didn’t like her behaviour). Victoria didn’t want to get a bad report and hinder her getting out, so she requested that she move cells rather than end up in arguments and visible difficulties with Amanda, whom she found unreasonable and callous.
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