Amanda Knox's ex Raffaele Sollecito has new tactics he's utilizing in terms of dealing with his conviction for the murder of Meredith Kercher. Sollecito and Knox were convicted yet again recently for Kercher's murder, and now it seems Raffaele is working on distancing himself a bit from his former girlfriend. CNN shared the details on Tuesday.
Both Amanda and Raffaele have always maintained their innocence. Until this last conviction, they also stuck by one another for the most part. Now, it appears, Sollecito is breaking ranks a bit. His attorney, Giulia Bongiorno, says, “They are not Siamese twins – one body with two heads.” This shift in strategy is intensifying after being slowly laid out beginning in February.
John Kelly, another Sollecito attorney, says that it is “imperative that the Italian courts consider Raffaele's case separate from Amanda's case.” Raffaele Sollecito now says that while there is “nothing very strong” against Amanda, he asserts there is “nothing against me.” The Telegraph shares that on Tuesday, Knox's ex's new tactics were made even more clear via a press conference.
The former boyfriend of Knox said, “I am not the guarantor of Amanda Knox, I am Raffaele Sollecito.” His lawyers say that the court has unfairly used evidence against Amanda to convict their client. It seems they are looking for ways to show that Amanda and Raffaele were not together throughout the night Meredith Kercher was killed. Though he has been considered her alibi, it seems now his team is looking to distance themselves from the idea that the two had been inseparable that night.
While Sollecito still says he believes Amanda Knox is innocent, he is doing a bit more fighting for himself than may have been seen in the past. The case regarding Meredith Kercher's 2007 murder continues, as the case now goes to the supreme court in Italy. They can ratify the guilty verdict, or they could order another trial.
Sollecito's team says they believe both Amanda and Raffaele will get an annulment. Will Raffaele Sollecito's new tactics work to keep him out of jail? Many are watching this one closely, with varied opinions regarding what really happened that night in Italy.