The world was shocked when Amanda Knox and her ex-boyfriend Raffaele Sollecito were once again found guilty of the 2007 murder of Meredith Kercher, and on Jan. 31, Raffaele got into more trouble when Italian authorities caught him at the country’s border!
Raffaele Sollecito, 29, must be terrified after he was once again found guilty of the 2007 murder of Meredith Kercher on Jan. 30. Amanda Knox‘s ex-boyfriend was caught allegedly trying to flee the country after the verdict!
Raffaele Sollecito: Amanda Knox’s Ex-Boyfriend Caught Fleeing Italy
How terrifying. Though Amanda is fighting the retrial guilty verdict in the United States, Raffaele will have to deal with the significantly tougher Italian court system. Perhaps that’s why he was caught allegedly trying to flee the country after the verdict, which could lead to up to 25 years in prison.
CNN reports that Raffaele was caught by authorities near Italy’s border with Austria and Slovenia. He is not allowed to leave Italy while the lengthy legal process continues, so the police halted his efforts in the northern Italian town of Udine. The Slovenian border is 20 miles from Udine, while the Austrian border is 55 miles away.
So Raffaele will stay in Italy for now, but both he and Amanda can still appeal the decision.
Amanda Knox: ‘I Am Frightened & Saddened’
After the Jan. 30 verdict, the Seattle native spoke out to CNN in a written statement immediately after the verdict was announced.
“I am frightened and saddened by this unjust verdict,” she wrote. “Having been found innocent before, I expected better from the Italian justice system. The evidence and accusatory theory do not justify a verdict of guilt beyond a reasonable doubt. …There has always been a marked lack of evidence.”
What do you think of Raffaele trying to flee, HollywoodLifers? Do you think that he is innocent?
— Shannon Miller