Knox Co-Defendent: 'I Wouldn't Harm a Fly'

Accused Kercher killer gives emotional self-defense
By Matt Cantor,  Newser Staff
Posted Feb 6, 2009 9:20 AM CST

(Newser) – Amanda Knox’s ex-boyfriend, accused of a role in the killing of British student Meredith Kercher, made an emotional speech in his own defense in an Italian court today, saying he “wouldn’t harm a fly,” the Guardian reports. Raffaele Sollecito, 24, called his circumstances “unreal," adding, "I have been in prison for a year and three months. But I have nothing to do with this situation.”

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“I regard myself as the victim of a judicial error,” Sollecito said. Meanwhile, lawyers for Knox, who is also charged in the murder, tried to bar a note she wrote from being used as evidence. The note confirms some of what Knox said in a statement that was ruled unusable. But the judge ruled the note, which says Knox was at the crime scene, fair game, the Times of London reports.
(Read more Amanda Knox stories.)

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