Amanda Knox’s Ex-Boyfriend Stopped At Italy’s Border

Police found Raffaele Sollecito at a hotel near Italy’s border with Slovenia and Austria after he and Knox were convicted of murder for a second time

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Raffaele Sollecito leaves the court in Florence, Jan. 30, 2014.

Italian police detained Amanda Knox’s ex-boyfriend Raffaele Sollecito — who, along with Knox, was convicted of the murder of British student Meredith Kercher for a second time on Thursday — near Italy’s border with Austria and Slovenia early on Friday.

Giovanni Belmonte, the cabinet chief of the Udine police station, told the Associated Press that Sollecito was found in a hotel about 40 kilometers from the border. A Florence court sentenced Sollecito, who occasionally made appearances at his and Knox’s retrial, to 25 years in jail for the 2007 murder. A judge in the case ordered him to surrender his passport and identity card, but there was no immediate order for his arrest, reports the AP.

The police who detained Sollecito said they questioned him, confiscated his passport and stamped his identity papers, indicating that he could not leave the country. He was then released. As for Knox, who was sentenced to 28 years, she is currently in her hometown, Seattle. It’s unclear whether Italy will make a request to the U.S. for her extradition.

[Associated Press]

5 comments
AnnMason
AnnMason

Although there are plenty of convenient lies told by defendants who write their memoirs, I'm inclined to believe everything Amanda Knox wrote in her book, Waiting To Be Heard.  She didn't make excuses for her errors in judgment.  She admitted she was naive, and that her neglect of household responsibilities caused tension with Ms. Kercher.


The police in Italy were overzealous and sloppy.  It's disturbing that, in this case, the police had more credibility than a traumatized person who apparently told the truth.


Meredith Kercher has gotten the worst of this.  Her future has been taken away.  The tragedy has escalated because innocent people have been wrongly convicted.   

Phillrr
Phillrr

Doh! Timing is everything!

jmcelroy888
jmcelroy888

The evidence was tampered with by the investigators. They wiped up bloody footprints. Why !  What does that tell you. And you would think Amanda and her ex-boy friend would have accuse the other of doing the killing. Neither did that either. Not Guilty ! 

eifg
eifg

If I were him I would have left Italy when they decided to retry the case and not come back unless found not guilty. He seems to be getting railroaded. The prosecution now says they killed her because the bathroom was not clean. Hard to imagine a guy participating in a murder with a woman he knew for a couple weeks when the only motive is disagreement over the cleanliness of a toilet.

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azmalhome

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