The complaint alleges the lunch was merely to establish an alibi.
But like Knox, Sabrina changed her story several times and her alibi has yet to be corroborated.
While the agents did verify that Tessier made the collect call he said he did, the ticket blew a huge hole in his alibi.
1743, "the plea of having been elsewhere when an action took place," from Latin alibi "elsewhere, somewhere else," locative of alius "(an)other" (see alias (adv.)). The weakened sense of "excuse" is attested since 1912, but technically any proof of innocence that doesn't involve being "elsewhere" is an excuse, not an alibi.