According to Amanda Knox’s ex-boyfriend, Raffaele Sollecito, the Italian police tried to get him to frame her for the murder of her roommate Meredith Kercher. Sollecito revealed in a new interview that for six long months the Italian police harassed him trying to get him to blame Knox.
Raffaele Sollecito stated that he and Amanda Knox had only been dating for a week before Kercher was brutally stabbed to death. He claims that the police’s plan to frame Knox for the murder included prison guards, other inmates and even members of his own family.
Speaking with London’s Daily Mirror, Sollecito stated, “Detectives were trying to make a deal with me. They had guards coming to my cell saying I should distance myself from Amanda.”
“They said if I did, I’d be released immediately. They did not persuade me. It was the most sneak situation. I could invent anything.” Sollecito insists that her was “really fond” of Know even though they’d only been dating for a short time but that he couldn’t blame her for something she didn’t do.
Raffaele Sollecito did say that even faced with the fact that he couldn’t turn on her, he was concerned about what she was saying to the police investigators. “I was scared because she was out of control at the police station.”
“She had been making crazy statements and everything was just wrong. I thought she could make a deal to blame me. I was scared of that.”
Both Amanda Knox and Raffaele Sollecito were convicted of the 2007 murder of Meredith Kercher. They received very long prison sentences however, their convictions were overturned and both of them were released from prison.
Amanda Knox returned to her family in Seattle, Washington while Sollecito has moved to the Caribbean. The Italian court has since ordered a retrial which is scheduled to begin in 2014. During the early part of the legal proceedings, neither Amanda Knox nor Raffaele Sollecito is required to be present.
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