Raffaele Sollecito, the former boyfriend of Amanda Knox, was interviewed on Italian TV recently. He said he had a number of unanswered questions about Knox’s behavior in 2007 following the murder of roommate Meredith Kercher.
Sollecito explained that Amanda Knox had left his house prior to the discovery of Kercher’s body. She appeared to him to be “very agitated” when she returned and told him her apartment had been broken into.
He went on “Certainly I asked her questions… Why did you take a shower? Why did she spent so much time there?”
He told the interviewer that Knox didn’t answer.
Lisa Bloom, NBC analyst felt that he was trying to separate himself from Knox and claim that evidence which applied to her didn’t relate to him.
Both Knox and Sollecito served four years of their respective sentences before the original verdict was reversed; they were released in 2011 and Knox returned to Seattle.
Last month the Italian Court of Appeal reversed the verdict again and the sentence was re-instated.
In her new appeal, Knox wrote; “I am frightened and saddened by this unjust verdict. Having been found innocent before, I expected better from the Italian justice system.”
Writing on her blog, she said:
“It has been claimed that, in this most recent round of closing arguments and in interviews since the latest guilty verdict, Raffaele and his defense attorneys have finally betrayed their resentment and started to put distance between him and me legally and personally.”
This is not the case. Actually, Attorney Bongiorno’s closing arguments and Raffaele’s latest statements pinpoint and attack a fundamental weakness in the prosecution’s case against both Raffaele and me that has been ignored for far too long: Raffaele is not a slave.’
Knox said Sollecito had recently e-mailed his support for her position.
He told her:
“I don’t want to be punished for, nor have to continue to justify, those things that regard you and not me.
Obviously the evidence demonstrates both of our innocence, but it seems that for the judges and the people this objectivity is of no importance.”
Knox said of Sollecito that “He is collateral damage in the unreasonable, irresponsible and unrelenting scapegoating of the prosecution’s grotesque caricature that is ” ‘Foxy Knoxy.’ “
Amanda Knox,26, showed a picture of herself on her Twitter feed holding up a sign declaring her innocence in Italian: ‘SIAMO INNOCENTI’ (we are innocent!)
Thank you, everyone. It means the world to us. Facebook: Raffaele e Amanda Sono Innocenti (R&A Are Innocent) https://t.co/uG57Ov395I
— Amanda Marie Knox (@amamaknox) February 15, 2014
This was her interview on ABC after the new verdict: