Amanda Knox, Raffaele Sollecito: Ex-Boyfriend Explains All in New Book "Honor Bound"
A new book is due out to shed light on the point of view of Raffaele Sollecito, the ex-boyfriend of Amanda Knox, and the murder case of Meredith Kercher.
According to the Associated Press, "Honor Bound" details how Sollecito began his relationship with American exchange student Knox and the events that followed.
The couple became infamous in November 2007 when Knox's roommate Kercher was murdered in their apartment in Perugia, Italy. The two were held in detention until their conviction was overturned by lack of evidence last October, serving four out of a twenty six year sentence.
In the book, Sollecito reinforces his innocence as well as Knox's, but states that their behavior may have given the police a reason to be suspicious. He states that the incident was a misunderstanding and that their roles were blown out of proportion by the tabloids when they were arrested several days after the murder.
The bizarre antics of the two didn't help their situation with Italian authorities. Shopping for underwear, cartwheels, and public displays of affection during police investigations gave the media a field day leading to Knox's nickname "Foxy Knoxy". Sollecito stated that their actions made him feel uneasy as they were watched by the police and cameras.
Another issue was that there was no alibi for where the couple was at on the night of the murder with Sollecito stating that they were only with each other smoking marijuana. The prosecution for the case rallied on the view that what had happened was sexual assault and murder covered by a simulated burglary. However he continues by stating that the police handled the case poorly and he believed they conspired against Knox and himself.
Amanda Knox is currently under a deal with HarperCollins to write a book for $4 million due next spring.
"Honor Bound" by Raffaele Sollecito is set to release on September 18th.