Raffaele Sollecito

Raffaele Sollecito has mentioned he has been left in monetary issue by the authorized prices incurred whereas proving his innocence.

Mr Sollecito was arrested in 2007, alongside together with his then-girlfriend Amanda Knox, for the homicide of British pupil Meredith Kercher in Italy.

He was twice convicted, earlier than Italy’s highest courtroom discovered him not responsible.

He has launched a compensation bid towards the Italian authorities. The listening to is on Friday.

‘Clear my money owed’

Mr Sollecito informed the BBC’s Victoria Derbyshire programme the homicide was “a tragedy that has destroyed my life”.

He mentioned he hoped the courtroom would “perceive that I at the very least must clear up my money owed”.

The quantity a person can obtain in compensation from the Italian authorities is capped at 516,00zero euros (£440,00zero).

Mr Sollecito mentioned this quantity would “simply pay the money owed now we have”.

He mentioned he had offered two properties – together with his late mom’s condo – to fund the authorized prices incurred over the previous decade.

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Amanda Knox and Raffaele Sollecito in 2007

Mr Sollecito added that he didn’t consider there ought to be a restrict on compensation “for me and anybody else who went by such an ordeal”.

“They should handle individuals who undergo a lot. Not let it occur once more.”

Media protection

Ms Kercher, 21, was stabbed to loss of life in a Perugia flat she shared with Ms Knox.

In March 2015, following three earlier courtroom choices, Mr Sollecito and Ms Knox had their convictions for her homicide quashed by Italy’s high appeals courtroom.

However Mr Sollecito mentioned he was “nonetheless going through loads of hassle, as folks do not perceive why I have been acquitted.

“I’ve to face this sort of society. I’ve to face anyone that does not assist me.

“I can discuss with tons of of individuals and so they perceive I am harmless, however the issue is one silly portrait within the media in a couple of minutes reaches 5 million folks and I can not management it. Right away it may change.”

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Meredith Kercher was on a pupil change in Italy

Mr Sollecito mentioned he speaks to Ms Knox “very sometimes”, however that they “by no means discuss concerning the case”.

He lives in Italy, the place he runs his personal enterprise, and is hopeful he can finally transfer on from the ordeal.

Watch the Victoria Derbyshire programme on weekdays between 09:00 and 11:00 on BBC Two and the BBC Information channel.