ROME , -- Meredith Kercher, the only person convicted of the 2007 murder of a British student, was released Tuesday by his lawyer. He had served most of his 16 year sentence.
Attorney Fabrizio Balarini stated that Rudy Guede's Jan. 4 release was delayed by a judge. He was released on Tuesday. Ballarini stated in an email that he will continue to work at the Viterbo-based Center for Criminology Studies' library.
After Kercher's American friend Amanda Knox and Knox's boyfriend were taken into suspicion, the case in Perugia became international news. After a series flip-flop decision, both were initially convicted. However, the highest court in Italy tossed the convictions.
Guede was initially convicted under a fast-track procedure. Kercher was not killed by Guede.Updated Date: 23 November 2021, 15:12