New Evidence in Amanda Knox Case: Killer’s Cellmate says Knox is Innocent
March 6, 2010
(ChattahBox)—The media saturated and controversial murder trial of American student Amanda Knox,22, may have had a breakthrough with new evidence exonerating the young women, who is sitting in an Italian jail convicted of rape and murder. According to the Italian newspaper La Repubblica, convicted murderer Rudy Guede confessed to a former cellmate that Knox and her boyfriend, Raffaele Sollecito were not with him when he murdered Knox’s British roommate Meredith Kercher.
According to the account by CBS news:
“Sollecito’s attorneys, in conducting their own investigation, have interviewed a former cellmate of Rudy Guede. Guede, 23, allegedly admitted to his cellmate that Amanda and Raffaele were not with him when Meredith Kercher was murdered.”
The cellmate also claimed on videotape, that another person was with Guede the night he committed the murder.
Raffaele Sollecito’s attorney interviewed the cellmate and submitted the videotaped statement to Italian prosecutors.
But Valter Biscotti, Guede’s attorney was dismissive of the new evidence, saying “My client has never mentioned this aspect of the story.” During Guade’s trial, he testified that both Knox and her Italian boyfriend Sollecito participated in the murder.
Knox was found guilty of the crime by an Italian jury in December and sentenced to 26 years in prison. Sollecito was sentenced to 25 years.
Source: CBS News