Meredith Kercher was a British student murdered in Italy. The suspect has maintained that he did not murder her and pointed the finger at Amanda Knox.
Rudy Guede was officially freed on Tuesday after being released 14 years ago from Perugia for the murder and sexual abuse of Kercher, 21.
Knox was Kercher’s American roommate. She spent four years behind bars for this crime, but was released in 2015.
Guede said to The Sun that Guede was convicted of accessory murder because his DNA was found, but other documents (legally) state others. Guede also stated that he did not cause the fatal injuries.
When asked if he was talking about Knox or her ex-boyfriend Raffaele Sollecito he replied: “I don’t think I want to talk about Knox. She should just read the documents.
“As they said, others were there. I didn’t inflict any stab wounds.
“I know truth; she knows truth.”
Rudy Guede was released Tuesday from Italy’s prison after 13 years in jail. This is him before his release was complete in Italy.
Guede before his release, in Italy during day release
Amanda Knox can be seen in an Instagram photograph. Amanda Knox is now a podcaster and lives on an island off Seattle’s coast.
Knox insisted her innocence of Kercher’s murder.
Guede was born on the Ivory Coast and described as an ‘independent drifter’ without any steady income or job. The prosecution alleged that Guede broke into Kercher’s and Knox’s houses to steal their rent money. They knew it would come in cash at the end of each month.
He told The Sun his DNA was located at the scene. However, this is because he attempted to help Kercher.
He stated, “I’ve got blood on me because I tried not to kill but save her,”
Meredith Kercher from Coulsdon near London said that Guede was not informed of their sadness.
“The court agreed that I attempted to save her by placing towels on her wounds.”
Guede sent condolences and sympathies to the British Family.
He stated, “I wanted to send my deepest condolences to Kercher’s family.
“I’ve written them a note in which they express my regret, but I’m too late to apologize for not saving Meredith enough.”
Knox did not comment on Guede’s comments.
Knox gave birth to Eureka in the fall. He then retweeted this comment.
Kercher’s brother, Lyle, said of Guede’s release: ‘We knew this day would arrive but the suddenness — and lack of advance warning — has caught us off guard.’
Knox can be seen here with Christopher Robinson, her husband and novelist. They were legally married in 2018 and another ceremony was held in February 2020.
After their convictions, Sollecito and Knox both served four years imprisonment. Knox was also convicted for defamation because he wrongly accused Patrick Lumumba of the murder. Photo: Knox and Sollecito, 2007.
Raffaele Sollecito was seen July. He is now an IT expert based out of Milan.
Guede was convicted of the murder by Kercher in 2008 after Kercher’s DNA was detected on Kercher. This despite Kercher’s claims that Guede was listening to music in his bathroom when Kercher was shot.
His past was forgotten and he spent his time studying to get his master’s degree.
‘Unfortunately there are many media outlets and newspapers that want to interview Rudy,’ said Claudio Mariani, a professor of criminology who helped with Guede’s rehabilitation.
Rudy does not deserve to be a star, and after 14 years of service, he wants to be forgotten.
“There’s nothing else to say except that a young British lady’s life was ended and we learn dignity and silence from her family.
Meredith Kercher’s killer Rudy Guede (pictured waving from the window of a volunteer centre in 2016, file photo) has ben formally released from prison, 14 years after the grisly murder
Guede (photo of Guede playing chess) was found guilty by Kercher after his DNA was determined on Kercher’s body. This despite the fact that Guede claimed he was not in the bathroom at the time she was murdered.
Pictured: Rudy Guede, left, is greeted by an unidentified person as he leaves the penitentiary for a temporary release of thirty-six hours, in Viterbo, Italy, on June 25, 2016
Pictured is Rudy Guede, seen recently playing chess during his day-release. People who have known the killer claim that he’s a great prisoner. He has moved on from the horrors of his past and is now pursuing his master’s degree.
Guede lives outside of Viterbo, on probation for the past year. His sentence was reduced to good conduct.
Fabrizio Balarini, Fabrizio’s lawyer, stated to the Italian press, “It’s the final moment of a very tragic affair.”
First thoughts must be given to the victim and her loved ones. Rudy is now in a great place of rehabilitation.
Guede is currently enrolled at Roma Tre University for his master’s degree in historical sciences. Ballarini has previously spoken out about Guede’s ‘high levels of social integration and irreproachable conduct’.
Meredith Kercher (left), and Amanda Knox (right), were found murdered in their apartment in 2007. Knox can be seen as a guest on Good Morning America’s September 2016 edition.
His day release was his first offer from Viterbo in 2017. He then began to work as a librarian and researcher at the Centre for Crime, Judicial and Sociological studies.
He was unsuccessful in his appeal for the case to be overturned, but he has gained support from local activists to help him reintegrate.
Guede also set up a tournament of chess for Viterbo residents.
Kercher from Coulsdon (Surrey in the UK) was murdered two months after he moved to Italy to study at Perugia’s top university.
The body of the victim was discovered in her bedroom partially undressed with numerous stab wounds.
Guede was found with his fingerprints on the spot, along with a handprint in blood.
While he acknowledged being at the apartment, Kercher has denied ever having been killed or sexually assaulted.
Rudy Guede was due to be formally released on January 4 but his lawyer on Tuesday confirmed his early release had been granted for good behavior (pictured: Guede after a court hearing in Perugia September 16, 2008)
Knox is escorted to court September 26th, 2008.
Guede pictured being escorted by Italian penitentiary police officers as he leaves Perugia’s court after a hearing on September 26, 2008
After finding his wife dead, he said that he was in a state of shock.
Guede fled the scene of the murder by taking a train to Germany, where he was later arrested.
The charges against him included murder and sexual assault. He received a sentence of 30-years imprisonment, but it was reduced to 16-years by an appeals court.
After their convictions, Knox and Sollecito spent four years each in prison.
Knox was also convicted for defamation because he wrongly accused Patrick Lumumba, the bar owner, in the murder.
Lumumba spent 2 weeks in jail and was only released after someone presented an alibi.
Knox and Sollecito, who were both acquitted in 2011, were found not guilty by an appeals court in Florentine.
Appeal court found that Kercher was not injured by Guede.
The 2015 final ruling by Italy’s Supreme Court overturned this decision. It stated that Knox’s and Sollecitos convictions resulted from’stunning faults’ during the investigation.