Latest Raffaele Sollecito Stories

2008-10-31 20:09:55

The romance between the U.S. student and her Italian boyfriend, both on trial for the death of British student Meredith Kercher in Italy, is over, the man said. There was a love affair between the American student Amanda Knox and her Italian boyfriend Raffaele Sollecito, The Times of London reported Friday. Speaking to his lawyers, Sollecito said Knox remained "a dear friend," and he wished her well. "She is someone with whom I have shared a tragedy which is bigger than both of us and...

2008-10-27 12:00:21

An American student living in Italy was at the scene when her British roommate, Meredith Kercher, was slain in their apartment, attorneys say. Italian prosecutors say Amanda Knox of Seattle, her Italian boyfriend Raffaele Sollecito and Perugia, Italy, resident Rudy Guede all participated in the November 2007 rape and slaying of Kercher. But Knox and Sollecito have maintained a tacit pact in which they have agreed not to testify against each other, The Times of London reported. That pact...

2008-10-26 15:00:14

Rudy Guede's attorney says his client was framed in the death of Meredith Kercher, a British exchange student slain in Italy last year. A verdict is expected Tuesday in Guede's case, while a judge is expected to rule this week on whether Amanda Knox, 21, of Seattle, and her Italian boyfriend, Raffaele Sollecito, 24, are to be tried for murder, The Sunday Times of London reported. Guede, 21, who opted for a fast-track trial, was in the Perugia house shared by Kercher and Knox but was in...

2008-09-25 12:00:32

Italian prosecutors have requested formal murder charges against three suspects in the killing of British woman Meredith Kercher. Prosecutors in Perugia want 21-year-old American Amanda Knox, her former Italian boyfriend Raffaele Sollecito, and Ivory Coast citizen Rudy Hermann Guede to be tried in connection with the death of Ms Kercher. Ms Kercher, a 21-year-old student from Leeds University, was found dead in November in a pool of blood in the house she shared with Knox in the...

2008-09-07 15:00:18

A U.S. woman and her ex-boyfriend, accused of killing British student Meredith Kercher, have plotted to blame a third suspect, a lawyer alleges. Amanda Knox, 21, of Seattle and her Italian ex-boyfriend, Raffaele Sollecito, 24, are working through their attorneys to blame the slaying on Rudy Guede, 21, a part-time gardener from the Ivory Coast, Guede's attorney, Walter Biscotti, said. "There is a clear desire to make Rudy the guilty party, and it's clear they will try anything," Biscotti...

2008-06-22 18:00:19

A family member of a suspect in the death of a British student killed in Italy has been accused of trying to interfere with the investigation, officials say. The Observer reported Sunday that Italian police are investigating the strangling and stabbing death of Meredith Kercher, a Briton found Nov. 2 in Perugia, Italy. The father of suspect Raffaele Sollecito was overheard in a police wiretap having discussions that allegedly suggested plans were being made to get some politicians to use...

2008-06-21 09:00:35

By Peter Popham It has been almost eight months since the English student Meredith Kercher was found dead under a bloody duvet in Perugia with two deep gashes to the throat, and this week the chief prosecutor finally wrapped up his investigation into the murder. His conclusion? The culprits are the three suspects who have been in jail all these months: Amanda Knox, 20, the American exchange student with whom Ms Kercher shared the house, Ms Knox's Italian boyfriend Raffaele Sollecito, 24,...

2008-06-21 00:00:18

The three suspects in the murder of British student Meredith Kercher could face charges within less than a month, police said yesterday. Italian investigators said they had completed official inquiries into the killing of the 21-year-old at the home she shared in Perugia. American student Amanda Knox, her former boyfriend Raffaele Sollecito and Ivory Coast national Rudy Herrman Guede, who have been held in prison since last November, all deny being responsible for her death. The...

Word of the Day
  • A Roman unit of weight, 1⁄1728 of a pound.
  • A weight of four grains used in weighing gold and precious stones; a carat.
  • In anatomy, a formation suggesting a husk or pod.
  • The lowest unit in the Roman coinage, the twenty-fourth part of a solidus.
  • A coin of base silver of the Gothic and Lombard kings of Italy.
'Siliqua' comes from a Latin word meaning 'a pod.'