Amanda Knox’s Ex-Boyfriend Raffaele Sollecito Publishes Tell-All

The man accused of helping to murder Meredith Kercher, a British exchange student, is now sharing his side of the story.

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Amanda Knox’s Italian ex-boyfriend and co-accused in the sensational murder of British student Meredith Kercher has released a new book that describes the couple’s relationship and his experiences during the investigation and trial.

Raffaele Sollecito’s memoir, titled Honor Bound: My Journey to Hell and Back with Amanda Knox, comes out months before Knox’s own memoir will be released by Harper Collins, according to CNN.

Knox and Sollecito met while the 21-year-old American woman was living in Italy as an exchange student in 2007. Only a week after the pair began dating, Knox’s roommate Meredith Kercher was found dead with her throat slashed. The couple were convicted of the murder and sentenced to more than 20 years of prison, but were both freed on appeal due to lack of evidence.

Throughout the case Knox maintained her innocence. “I’m paying with my life for things that I didn’t do,” she said in October 2011.

In a review of Sollecito’s book, the Guardian highlighted some of his most compelling claims:

  • Sollecito says that police stripped him naked and “threatened him and slapped him” while he was held in custody in Perugia during his first overnight interrogation.
  • Sollecito alleges that the police “never seriously believed in his guilt,” but interrogated him intensely with the hope that he would testify against Knox.
  • He laments his decision to smoke pot the afternoon of the murder as it led to “a foggy memory,” that produced inconsistencies in his testimony. At first he was unsure as to whether Knox had been with him the entire evening of the murder, but now says with confidence that she did not leave his side that evening.
  • Knox’s behavior following her arrest made Sollecito “uneasy.”  He describes one instances where Knox “curled up on me like a koala bear, grabbing hold of my neck with both arms and resting her body in my lap,” an action that led to a verbal warning from a passing police officer.
  • Tabloid speculation as to whether the couple would rekindle their romance after they were released from prison was remarkable, according to the Guardian, as the pair had only dated for one week before the murder. Sollecito offers a personal account of the reunion and details his reservations about “getting back together.”

Sollecito’s book release also happens to coincides with “Foxy Knoxy’s” return to the tabloids.  The Sun recently released photographs of Knox with her alleged new boyfriend, guitarist James Terrano.

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DianeKrstulovich
DianeKrstulovich like.author.displayName 1 Like

The tabloids, particularly in England (and Italy?) are the number one source of all these troubles.  Investigate the authors of the most accusatory books and you will find a long history of writing for or working with the most scandalous papers.  FAMOUS for publishing junk, always looking for the quick cash and they will say ANYTHING  just to grab the attention of more readers. viewers, listeners.   Shameless.

sadiephoebe
sadiephoebe like.author.displayName 1 Like

Why does no one mention that the prosecutor, Magnini, is a loon that was also involved in the sensational and incomprehensible prosecution of "The Monster of Florence?"  In that investigation and prosecution, he made several allegations that were absolutely absurd and even imprisoned an individual for years that had nothing to do with those murders.  (The man was released after several years because Magnini changed his theory and admitted that the poor man had nothing to do with the Florence serial killings.)  Magnini's source was a crazy psychic from Rome that claimed she was obtaining her information from a dead priest.  When the Amanda Knox investigation commenced, Magnini was the prosecutor and due to his obsession with the Florence serial murders he twisted and contorted the facts in the Perugia murder to make them appear to be related to his absurd theory about a sex ring that he thought responsible for the Florence serial murders.  It is one of the most embarrassing episodes in Italian jurisprudence and Magnini has demonstrated time and time again that he is a seriously incompetent attorney that substitutes the theories of a delusional psychic for facts.    

Serra1
Serra1

This article fails to mention that soon after the appeal court reversed their convictions and released them, the judge announced the pair - Amanda Knox and Raffaele Sollecito - may have been involved after all. The prosecutors filed an appeal and the case is scheduled to be heard by the Italian Supreme Court in March of 2103.