Amanda Knox Innocent, Verdict 'Absurd': Ex

Co-defendant Raffaele Sollecito also insists in his own innocence
By Nick McMaster,  Newser Staff
Posted Dec 11, 2009 4:44 PM CST
Italian murder suspect Raffaele Sollecito looks on prior to a final hearing before the verdict, at the court in Perugia, Italy, Friday, Dec. 4, 2009.   (AP Photo/Pier Paolo Cito)
camera-icon View 1 more image

(Newser) – The former boyfriend who was convicted of murder along with Amanda Knox says the 22-year-old American isn't capable of killing anyone. In a prison interview, Raffaele Sollecito described Knox as a "very sweet girl" and said her conviction in the murder of Meredith Kercher was "absurd and inadmissible." As for his own 25-year sentence, the Italian said he was struggling to accept the reality, CNN reports.

"I was certain that the verdict would put an end to a nightmare. Instead, it didn't," Sollecito said. "When the sentencing was read, I didn't understand what was happening and even now it seems impossible and still don't understand why I was convicted." He continued, "If I didn't have faith, I would have ended my life. The world has collapsed on top of me with this verdict. It collapsed on me and Amanda."

My Take on This Story
Show results without voting  |