Knox and Raffaele Sollecito were arrested in the year 2007 as the prime accused in the murder case of Amanda’s roommate. Her roommate was killed in their Italian apartment. In the same place Amanda and her boyfriend Raffaele Sollecito lived a happy life. But the court overturned their guilt. Initially, Raffaele settled in Milan of Italy. There he has built a nice life for himself.
So, lets see what excatly happened to Raffaele!
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What Really Happened: Case unfolds
Kercher was a 21-year student and studied in Coulsdon. In the year 2007, November she was found killed in her home. It is located in the university town of Perugia. Her body was found in her bedroom. She was not properly dressed, and partly undressed and her body has multiple stabs and wound marks. She was sexually assaulted as per the reports.
Sollecito was in jail 25 years for the murder of Meredith Kercher. In the year 2009 December court found Knox guilty and she also served in jail for 26-year. In the year 2011 the court overturned the convictions. Sollecito and Knox after trial got retried and once again court sentences them to guilty in the year 2013. After that court freed for good in the year 2015.
In the year 2009, on January 16 the trial of the duo started before Judge Giancarlo Massei, and Jude Beatrice Cristiani, the deputy judge. Besides, there were other six judges at the Corte d’Assise of Perugia. The court charged them the murder of Kercher in the Italian apartment in her bedroom. But both Sollecito and Knox pleaded not guilty.
The Trial of Raffaele Sollecito
In the year 2010 of November, the appeal trial began for the duo under the supervision of Judges Massimo Zanetti and Claudio Pratillo Hellmann. The court ordered to review the DNA evidence as court found a lot of errors in the initial analysis of the proofs. There were no traces of DNA of Kercher as evidence.
Sollecito was in jail for 25 years for the murder of Meredith Kercher. In the year 2009 of December court found Knox also guilty. She was in prison for 26 years serving imprisonment. But in the year 2011, the court overturned their convictions.
Raffaele Sollecito during the time of arrest was only 23 years old. He was pursuing bachelorette of Engineering from Università Degli Studi di Verona, in Italy. He went to prison in the year 2009 and in the year 2015 March, the court overturned the convictions. Then, he experienced a lot of ups and downs in life.
Where is Raffaele now after the incident ?
Sollecito shared his experience and feels to the Mirror that he does not feel completely free as of now also. He stated that he was in jail for four years. After that, he was in solitary for six months. He also opined that he feels he is on house arrest. He is a native of Italy now and got clearance from the court. But his connection with the murder of Kercher and the notoriety of Knox followed his year.
He even stated to the Mirror that besides the challenges he faced Raffaele Sollecito never wanted to leave Italy. He even added that he did not feel any shame for the activities of the past. However, he started to work in an IT company situated in Parma, Italy. He even launched an application known as Sun tickets. Raffaele Sollecito interfered with a few entrepreneurial projects after that. There was buzz that he co-writes one book that deals with his tribulation. Besides, he has plans for another one. He also worked to create social media sites and worked on some channels of Italian Television.
Raffaele Sollecito and the love of his life
In the year late 2019, Raffaele shared some exciting news with the public. He declared his engagement with A Andreea Mihaela Burtea. According to the publications of Italy, Oggi, Burtea is in Romania. And, she is 13 years younger than Sollecito. He was in Milan and working as an engineer. And, that is when Andreea met him via social media. This happened when she learned about the murder case of Meredith Kercher.
Both Sollecito and Amanda were together for five days only before the murder of Kercher. However, both remained connected through social media and continued conversation through Twitter at intervals. Their experiences bind them together. Sollecito stated in his Instagram profile that he was a solution architect and full-time engineer in Milan. He entitled himself a restless daydreamer. He built a life that acknowledged his interesting past. However, he utilized his entrepreneurial spirit and engineering experience in a mission to move forward. He did put all his difficulties and challenges way behind and moved forward.
ABC News stated that Sollecito claimed 500,000 euros for unlawful imprisonment. But the court declined the compensation. That is because during trials, Sollecito gave contradictory statements. The judge eventually canceled the compensation. In fact, due to lack of police cooperation, Sollecito had to go through severe punitive treatment. Plus, it also include his six months of solitary. Even though, his father was the son wealthy southern urologist and Raffaele’s stepmother’s name is Mara Papagn, they were unable to save their son. Sollecito served in the library in the jail of Terni.
Due to this murder, Sollecito had to suffer a lot. And, to date he faces challenges in daily life. At the age of 32 though he found his new girlfriend. But, the media never left his history back. The questions still buzz the social media accounts.
However, supreme court overturned the guilt. But it was after his long imprisonment in Jail. However, the court did reject his compensation for the false accusations. Presently he is leading cool life as an IT engineer and introduced apps. For him life always came with surprises and challenges, he had to suffer a lot mentally. He had to go through mental trauma. But, he left behind everything and moved on and prepared a new life for himself.