Amanda Knox's Ex-Boyfriend Releases Prison Memoir

Fri, 09/21/2012 - 04:50

This week the highly-anticipated memoir of Raffaele Sollecito, ex-boyfriend of Amanda Knox and murder suspect in the death of British exchange student Meredith Kercher, hit bookshelves in America.

In Honor Bound: My Journey to Hell and Back with Amanda Knox, Sollecito details how his behaviour with Knox, such as caressing each other at the police station and Knox's apartment while investigators were present, arose police suspicion in the pair, who had no alibi for the night of the murder except each other.

Though they were thrown together by the murder investigation, Sollecito and Knox had only begun dating a week before the murder took place. Sollecito discusses the quick bond that formed between the pair in the week leading up to the murder, and the series of misunderstandings leading to their arrest.

In December 2009, Sollecito was convicted, along with Knox, for the violent murder of Kercher, Knox's former roommate, and sentenced to 25 years in jail. An appeals court overturned the verdict in 2011 and the pair was immediately released.

The case is currently up for another round of appeals, but Knox has moved back to her native Seattle and Sollecito is currently touring North America to promote his book. Knox's own memoir is scheduled to be published next spring.