Amanda Knox and Raffaele Sollecito reunited: Fifteen years after the murder of Meredith Kercher, ex-lovers falsely jailed and cleared twice of Brit’s tragic demise meet once more in Italy
- Amanda Knox, 35, travelled to Italy to fulfill together with her former lover after 15 years
- The pair had been falsely arrested and convicted twice of Meredith’s murder
- The actual killer was Rudy Guede, who stabbed her 47 instances after assaulting her
Amanda Knox and her former lover Raffaele Sollecito have reunited in Italy 15 years after they had been arrested and wrongly convicted of the murder of Briton Meredith Kercher.
In a carefree photograph the pair had been seen smiling as they visited the historic city of Gubbio – the similar place that they had deliberate to go to on the day that Meredith’s physique was found in her room.
Almost 15 years to the day of Meredith’s demise, Mr Sollecito, 38, advised The Mirror that it was ‘the nicest’ factor to reunite with Ms Knox, 35, after their prolonged ordeal, which noticed them wrongly spend 4 years in jail.
Meredith, 21, was a Leeds college pupil who dwelling in Peruga on alternate, and was discovered useless together with her throat lower and indicators of sexual assault on November 2, 2007.
Police had been known as by Mr Sollecito after he and Ms Knox, who was a flatmate of Meredith, found her physique the day after she died.
American pupil Ms Knox, 20 at the time, and her Italian boyfriend Mr Sollecito, who was 23, had been arrested 4 days later and went on to be convicted at trial twice.
Both convictions had been overturned on account of a startling lack of any proof linking them to the crime. Also arrested was Rudy Guede, who ran an area bar. His bloody fingerprints and DNA discovered at the crime scene ensured his conviction for murder, and he served 14 years of his 30-year jail sentence behind bars.
Amanda Knox, 35 and from Seattle, was falsely convicted of Meredith’s murder twice and served 4 years in jail
Raffaele Sollecito, 38, initially from Milan, was convicted alongside his former lover
Kercher, from Coulsdon, Surrey, was killed simply three months after shifting to Italy for a examine overseas programme at Perugia’s prestigious college (pictured: in an undated photograph launched in November 2007)
Mr Sollecito, now a computer engineer in Milan advised The Mirror: ‘There was additionally one thing very mild about it, Ms Knox saying “Why don’t we go back to Gubbio?”
‘She was saying we are able to go after all this time together with her household and I might see they had been planning loads to do there.
‘It was bitter-sweet to return as we had been imagined to go there in such totally different circumstances, however it was simply good for us to have the ability to discuss one thing that wasn’t the case.’
Meredith, of Coulsdon, South London, had solely been in Perugia for 3 months when she was discovered useless with 47 stab wounds after the intercourse assault.
In 2011, the couple had their preliminary convictions quashed after specialists advised Italy’s High Court there had been large errors in the preliminary case.
Meredith Kercher’s killer Rudy Guede (pictured waving from the window of a volunteer centre in 2016, file photograph) was formally launched from jail 14 years after the grisly murder
In 2013, a brand new trial started, and each had been once more discovered responsible – though Ms Knox remained in the US.
Two years later, they had been acquitted for a second time by the Supreme Court.
Judges mentioned there have been beautiful errors in the murder enquiry and a scarcity of any proof the couple had been concerned in the assault.
Forensic blunders equivalent to a contaminated glove had been additionally highlighted throughout the court docket case.
Despite not having seen each other in 10 years, the two stored in contact utilizing Whatsapp.
During the journey to Italy, Mr Sollecito met Ms Knox’s child daughter Eureka and husband Christopher.