Amanda Knox ex Sollecito admits her behaviour was odd
Raffaele Sollecito said Knox was 'very agitated' on the day after Meredith Kercher was killed
RAFFAELE SOLLECITO, the ex-boyfriend of Amanda Knox, has admitted that Knox's behaviour on the night of Meredith Kercher's death was "peculiar".
Italy's Supreme Court will hear an appeal from Sollecito next year, as one of the most perplexing legal cases in modern Italian history rolls on.
In an interview with CNN, Sollecito again insisted he was innocent, but tempered his previously unwavering support for Knox.
"There is nothing against me and nothing very strong against Amanda," Sollecito told CNN. "And in my case, I really did nothing wrong, and I don't want to pay for someone else's peculiar behaviour."
On the night of Kercher's death in November 2007, Knox spent the night with Sollecito, but returned to the home she shared with Kercher in the morning to shower, he says. When she came back, she was "very agitated".
Knox told him that someone had broken in and that there was blood in the bathroom, Sollecito says. But instead of phoning the police she took a shower before returning.
"Certainly I asked her questions," he said. "Why did you take a shower? Why did she spend so much time there," Sollecito said in the interview.
The Italian claims that he has been a scapegoat for Kercher's murder, and that he should never have faced trial in the first place. Knox supports this view, writing on her Facebook page: "The only reason he has been dragged into this is because he happens to be my alibi."
The view is consistent with Sollecito's lawyer John Kelly's new efforts to create distance between the cases of Knox and Sollecito:
"It's imperative that the Italian courts consider Raffaele's case separate from Amanda's case," Kelly said. "By necessity, he has to distance himself and his case from Amanda and her case".
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