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Amanda Knox's ex boyfriend Raffaele Sollecito to become television crime expert for Berlusconi's channel

'He knows the machine of justice better than all of us and he will be able to tell us of his ordeals,' says the editor of the TV channel

Maya Oppenheim@mayaoppenheim
Wednesday 06 April 2016 16:57
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The news channel is one part of the large media empire of former Italian Prime Minister and media tycoon Silvio Berlusconi
The news channel is one part of the large media empire of former Italian Prime Minister and media tycoon Silvio Berlusconi

Amanda Knox’s ex-boyfriend, Raffaele Sollecito, who was acquitted of the murder of Meredith Kercher a year ago, has been hired as an expert for an Italian television crime show.

The 32-year-old made his debut appearance on Il Giallo della Settimana (This Week’s Mystery), a weekly program broadcast by TgCom24, on Saturday.

“I have been a victim of a miscarriage of justice, I know the faults of the justice system, what happens in jail and what happens when the media twists the truth,” Sollecito tells The Times.

“The usual experts on these shows have seen things through a window — I have lived them,” he adds.

The news channel is one part of the large media empire owned by the former Italian Prime Minister and media tycoon Silvio Berlusconi.

After being sentenced to 26 and 25 years respectively in 2009 following a lengthy legal battle, Sollecito and Knox were cleared of killing Kercher, a British student, in March 2015.

The legal process was drawn out over the course of more than seven years and included five trials. It is one of the most high-profile and controversial murder cases in recent history.

Since his four-year sentence, Sollecito has taken steps to try and rebuild his image and is launching a social network which pays respect to dead people, called Memories.

Sollecito did not immediately respond to request for comment.

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