Raffaele Sollecito, ex-boyfriend to Amanda Knox and former murder suspect in the death of British student, Meredith Kercher, is spilling all the details of his brief relationship with the American, nicknamed “Foxy Knoxy” by the press, the hell of being wrongly convicted of murder and his time behind bars, RadarOnline.com is reporting.
In a new tell-all book, the native Italian describes the early days of his relationship with Knox and how after the death of Kercher their lives became a nightmare.
The romance, which began when the couple met at a classical music concert in Perugia, Italy, carried on hot and heavy for a week until Kercher was found half naked with her throat slit in an apartment she shared with Knox in November of 2007.
The couple immediately fell under suspicion following their inappropriate behavior. They were photographed kissing and cuddling in the street as police investigated the murder. They had no alibis and authorities described Sollecito’s behavior as peculiar.
Sollecito admits, in the book, that their actions following the murder were odd and that besides themselves, they had no real alibi, but vehemently defends their innocence, claiming that he and Knox had been smoking pot earlier in the night and were asleep at the time of the crime.
As RadarOnline.com previously reported, both Knox and Sollecito were originally found guilty of Kercher’s death; the court claiming the murder was the result of a drug-fueled sexual assault. That sentence, however, was overturned due to lack of evidence and Knox and Sollecito were released last year, after four years of incarceration.
In his book, Sollecito maintains that Rudy Guede, a drug dealer and petty thief was the sole murderer and that the killing occurred after a robbery gone wrong. Guede was separately convicted of the murder and is currently serving a 16-year sentence.
Sollecito’s book, titled Honor Bound: My Journey to Hell and Back with Amanda Knox, is set to hit stores in September. Meanwhile, Knox, who now resides in Seattle, also has a book deal with Harper Collins said to be worth four million dollars.