In recent statements to the media that appear to be designed to distance himself from his ex-girlfriend and co-defendant Amanda Knox, Raffaele Sollecito told Anderson Copper of CNN in an interview earlier this month that “There is nothing against me and nothing very strong against Amanda… And in my case, I really did nothing wrong, and I don’t want to pay for someone else’s peculiar behavior.”
Seeming to drive a wedge even further between the two, in an interview with an Italian TV outlet Sollecito questioned why Knox went back to her residence the night of the murder of Meredith Kercher for a shower and why did she take so long, and, why was she “very agitated” when she returned.
These statements seem to be in line with his defense attorney’s advice that he distance himself from Knox. CNN reports that Sollecito’s lawyer John Kelly claims “It’s imperative that the Italian courts consider Raffaele’s case separate from Amanda’s case… By necessity, he has to distance himself and his case from Amanda and her case.”
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