The Bard wrote:
A great deal of attention was paid to his behaviour in the days following the murder. Much evidence of his frame of mind was presented and witnesses called to testify. He was quite able to carry on as if nothing had happened. Even went to the supermarket after the murder with Joanna's body still in the boot of his car, and texted his girlfriend say he was 'bored'. Unbelievable. It's interesting to read the details about how relatively calm a person can be after committing such an act. He played the role of the concerned neighbour, went to a party the next day, although he did seem quiet and like he 'didn't want to be there'. I was just interested in how much time has been given to the behaviour of the accused, when we are constantly being told that the Italian police were too focussed on AK's strange behaviour. It is clearly of huge significance to the police in the UK too, and is being presented as evidence.
Clearly, there is no single stereotypical post-criminal behavior. However, in the hours and early days after a murder, seasoned detectives can't help but give a second look to people who stand out by their odd behavior.
ESPECIALLY the (odd-behaving) individuals closest to the victim. Isn't that Investigation 101?
So even if post-offense behavior isn't hard evidence, it may help narrow down the suspects. At least, initially.
Imagine all of what those investigators must have observed and discussed in those first few hours and days. (body odor included!)
There's AK's interjecting herself into the investigation. The contradicted comment about the locked door.
Bragging about finding Meredith's body. Isolating herself from the others with RS. Her strange lack of sadness and genuine horror about the shocking and dreadful fate of her "good friend".She "fucking bled to death." Philosopher Knox on the tragic circumstances: "Shit happens." And, until her pre-acquital speech, AK had never expressed fear of an unknown killer striking--in her home. The "oopla`!" hip-swiveling, etc., etc.
I wonder what FIRST made the woman at the clothing store take note of RS and AK and watch them closely. I don't believe she knew them. But, the lying lovebirds made her stop and take notice. WHY? Does anyone think the shopkeeper was Anti-American and/or Anti-Pugliese or perhaps the woman whose store sold lingerie was simply was anti-"hot sex"?
As I've mentioned before, criminal profiler Pat Brown has stated the following: The one common denominator of
murderers of average or above average intelligence? They all think they can get away with it. I don't think the Lying Lovebirds considered how their responses and odd behavior would raise so many suspicions. By not only the investigators, but by their student peers.