Amanda Knox's ex-boyfriend discusses their time in Italian jail on NBC's 'Today'

SollecitoAs Amanda Knox reenters the American news cycle, based on Italy's decision to retry her for murder and her recent autobiography, her ex-boyfriend appeared on NBC's The Today Show last Friday to discuss the murder of Meredith Kercher.

Raffaele Sollecito, who also is promoting HIS new book, "Honor Bound: My Journey to Hell and Back with Amanda Knox," talked to Savannah Guthrie and said that he was completely innocent of the crime. He spent four years in an Italian prison for the crime but was eventually acquitted in 2011 due to insufficient evidence linking him to the murder. A new trial is expected to begin sometime next year for both Sollecito and Knox.

"We are all disappointed for this decision because we don't understand the reason why," he said about the new trial. "I already know I am innocent and we have already proved it."

Sollecito added that Knox was thankful that he did not point the finger of blame her way. They had only been dating about a week when the murder occurred. He could have put the blame on her to save his own skin, but he said that he knew she was innocent and that he "had to be very serious and not playing a game with some people who wanted this game to be played."

Knox says she will not return to Italy for the trial. 


- Today (US)

Written by: Hamatosan
May 19th, 2013, 1:43 pm

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