Sabato, 20 Ottobre 2018

Knox, Sollecito won't attend appeals court Monday


Perugia, March 21 - Amanda Knox and Raffaele
Sollecito, who were acquitted in a notorious 2007 murder case in
the Umbrian city of Perugia, will wait for the verdict Italy's
top appeals court is to announce on Monday in the US and in the
Northern Italian town of Verona respectively.
Prosecutors are challenging a lower court's acquittal of
Knox and her former Italian boyfriend Sollecito, charged in the
murder of British student Meredith Kercher, 21, on November 2,
A third man, Rudy Guede, was sentenced to 16 years in
prison in the case.
Knox and Sollecito were originally convicted of the murder
in December 2009 and were respectively sentenced to 26 and 25
years in prison.
However, two years later their guilty verdicts were
The victim's family is also participating in the appeal.
Sollecito is currently working on a university-studies
related project involving the application of robotics to medical
surgery in Verona.
Knox will likely be waiting for the outcome of the sentence
in Seattle.
After having finished his university studies and graduated
in jail prior to being released, Sollecito went on to specialize
in information technology engineering at the University of
Verona, his father Francesco Sollecito told ANSA.
"He is currently working on a project which involves the
practical application of his studies," Sollecito senior said.
"It relates to the concrete application that permits the
movement of instruments during surgery".

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