Raffaele Sollecito, Amanda Knox's Ex-Boyfriend, to Publish Book

Book Entitled: "Presumed Guilty: My Journey to Hell and Back With Amanda Knox"

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By Ivana Kvesic, Christian Post Reporter
March 16, 2012|10:25 am

Amanda Knox's ex-boyfriend, Raffaele Sollecito, will be coming out with a book detailing his experience in one of the most highly publicized murder trials in U.S. history.

The book, Presumed Guilty: My Journey to Hell and Back With Amanda Knox, will be released this coming fall by Simon & Schuster's Gallery Books.

"Sollecito was an unwilling participant in a case that riveted the world. The Italian media convicted the young couple before any evidence had even been heard," Gallery books said in a statement.

"In Presumed Guilty, Sollecito will finally tell his side of the story – from his first meeting with Amanda Knox, to his arrest, prison time, subsequent release, and current relationship with the woman he stood by through the worst ordeal of both their lives," it added.

Back in February, Knox singed deal to pen her own memoir, which is due out in 2013.

Knox and Sollecito were both acquitted in the murder of Meredith Kercher in a highly publicized appeals trial in 2011.

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Italian prosecutors Giovanni Galati and Giancarlo Costagliola appealed the acquittal last month, arguing that Knox's acquittal for the death of her British roommate Meredith Kercher was "contradictory and illogical."

The 112-page appeal is under review by the Court of Cassation, which will determine if there are grounds for a retrial.

Meredith Kercher, 21, was found dead on Nov. 1, 2007, in the Perugia apartment she shared with Seattle-native Amanda Knox.

In a 2007 murder trial, Knox was convicted alongside her then-boyfriend Sollecito for the murder of Kercher in what the prosecution described as a drug-fueled orgy gone wrong. A third man, Rudy Guede, was also convicted in a separate trial for the murder.

The Kercher family continues to believe that both Knox and Sollecito know what happened the night their daughter was murdered and have always said that they backed the original verdict in the Amanda Knox case.

Kercher's father called the acquittal of Knox and Sollecito "ludicrous."

"There were 47 wounds on Meredith and two knives used. One person couldn't possibly have done that," he told the Daily Mirror in October.

 

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