Knox Writes Love Letters to 'Ex' Raffaele

Describes life in jail, dwells on their courtroom glances

By Kevin Spak,  Newser Staff

Posted Jun 15, 2009 10:28 AM CDT

(Newser) – Raffaele Sollecito is supposed to be Amanda Knox’s ex-boyfriend, but you wouldn’t know it by reading the letters she’s been sending him, the Daily Telegraph reports. In them, the 21-year-old opens up to her co-defendant and thanks him for sharing his feelings with her. “You know what would be wonderful?” she wrote. “Do you think they would let us hug when the judge absolves us? I’m tired of not being allowed to look at you.”

In one letter she writes, “It was good to see you again today. We got to exchange a few more glances than usual.” In another, she composed him a poem in Italian. She also complains about life in jail. “Are you alone in your cell?” she asks. “I’m living with a drug addict, a thief, and an accomplice to murder.”

US murder suspect Amanda Knox is escorted by a penitentiary police officer as she arrives for a hearing in the Meredith Kercher murder trial, in Perugia, Italy, Saturday, June 6, 2009.
US murder suspect Amanda Knox is escorted by a penitentiary police officer as she arrives for a hearing in the Meredith Kercher murder trial, in Perugia, Italy, Saturday, June 6, 2009.   (AP Photo/Stefano Medici)
Murder suspect Raffaele Sollecito arrives for a hearing in the Meredith Kercher murder trial, in Perugia, Italy, Saturday, June 13, 2009.
Murder suspect Raffaele Sollecito arrives for a hearing in the Meredith Kercher murder trial, in Perugia, Italy, Saturday, June 13, 2009.   (AP Photo/Stefano Medici)
US murder suspect Amanda Knox is escorted by penitentiary police officers as she arrives for a hearing in the Meredith Kercher murder trial, in Perugia, Italy, Saturday, June 6, 2009.
US murder suspect Amanda Knox is escorted by penitentiary police officers as she arrives for a hearing in the Meredith Kercher murder trial, in Perugia, Italy, Saturday, June 6, 2009.   (AP Photo/Stefano Medici)
US murder suspect Amanda Knox is escorted by a penitentiary police officer as she arrives for a hearing in the Meredith Kercher murder trial, in Perugia, Italy, Saturday, June 13, 2009.
US murder suspect Amanda Knox is escorted by a penitentiary police officer as she arrives for a hearing in the Meredith Kercher murder trial, in Perugia, Italy, Saturday, June 13, 2009.   (AP Photo/Stefano Medici)
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I want to thank you for sharing your thoughts and feelings with me. It makes me think about what drew me to you, what held me, what I continue to like about you. - Amanda Knox to Raffaele Sollecito

I try not to think about 'what if's' at all but these aren't sad at all for me to think about. We could have really had something special, it's true. - Amanda Knox to Raffaele Sollecito

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