Italy frees man convicted of 2007 murder of Meredith Kercher

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.

Italy frees man convicted of 2007 murder of Meredith Kercher

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.

Guede was already allowed to leave prison during the work day at the center, despite serving his sentence for 2007 murder of Kercher, 21 years old.

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

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