November 6, 2007- Tuesday

Files from activities and events on November 6, 2007. This is the day police arrested Knox, Lumumba and Sollecito as a precautionary measure (hence the term "cautionary arrest"). The arrest was based on the changed deposition of Sollecito on November 5th, on Knox's depositions early in the morning of November 6th, and also other evidence. For example, there was no evidence the front door of the cottage had been forced open. The ransacking in Romanelli's room seemed staged not only to the Postal Police, other police forces and the prosecutor, but also to Romanelli and her friends. Meredith had not been expecting anyone at the cottage that evening after returning from her dinner party with her English friends. Knox and Sollecito themselves had acted strangely and made various incorrect or suspicious statements. As one example, the Battistelli notice below indicates the two had claimed to have called the Carabinieri before the arrival of the Postal Police, when in reality, this occurred after the Postal Police had arrived at the cottage.

Police notices

These notices and transmittals document police activities on November 6th. The first group relate to ongoing investigative activities. The second group is a notice from the police in Milan, noting that Guede had been arrested and fingerprinted on October 27, 2007. This is 'notice of a crime', intended to be made available to the national police network. This notice was eventually forwarded via fax to Perugia police on November 20, 2007. The third and fourth group of notices all relate to the arrest of Knox, Lumumba and Sollecito. These groups include notices by the police and by the prison authorities documenting the arrest and imprisonment of the defendents. The remaining notice and transmittals relate to both the investigations and the arrest.

Prosecutor notices

These notices document prosecutor activities on November 6th. 


A report issued by the Perugia Scientific police about Sollecito's sneakers being a possible match to bloody shoeprints at the cottage


These are the 'infamous' depositions made by Knox early in the morning of November 6th. In both depositions, she accuses Lumumba of murdering Meredith Kercher. It should be noted that the second deposition at 5:45 in the morning was requested by Knox herself. As noted in the deposition, she volunteered to make the statements 'sponteneously', without prompting or questioning by the police or the prosecutor.

Intercepted calls

The PDFs are transcripts of intercepted calls on Knox's and Sollecito's cellphones. The last two PDFs contain transcripts of multiple calls or multiple days. See this page for more information on the intercepts (link forthcoming). 

Phone logs

Logs of phone activity and texts from November 6th and prior.

Lawyer notices

Notices issued by lawyers, in this case a lawyer representing Lumumba, replacing the lawyer assigned by the police.

Miscellaneous files

Press articles about the murder case, some correspondence from the US consulate regarding Knox, and a memo written by Knox to the police. The memo was originally written in English, but the version released to the public was the Italian version, a trnaslation done by the police. This document was subsequently re-translated back into English by multiple persons, including Knox herself. The original handwritten in English is obviously the best one to refer to for accuracy.

Relevant links
November 7, 2007