Raffaele Sollecito, Amanda Knox’s Ex-Boyfriend, Lands New Gig As TV Crime Expert
Raffaele Sollecito, the former boyfriend of Amanda Knox, has a new gig as a crime expert on an Italian TV show.
Rafaelle Sollecito Crime Expert
Sollecito has been hired on as a guest criminologist for the Italian crime show Il giallo della settimana – or The Mystery of the Week. He made his debut Saturday, offering commentary on the murder of 15-year-old Sara Scazzi in Puglia in 2010. Serving time for the murder is Scazzi’s cousin.
Sollecito and Knox were at the center of their own globally-covered murder trial not too long ago. Together, they stood accused of murdering British student Meredith Kercher in Perugia, Italy. At the time, Washington native Knox was dating the Italian-born Sollecito, and it was believed that they had killed Kercher after sexually assaulting her in the apartment Knox had shared with her.
Both Sollecito and Knox were initially found guilty of Kercher’s murder and sentenced to more than two decades behind bars. Nearly two years into their imprisonment, they were acquitted and released. A retrial in 2014 found them guilty, but they were acquitted of the crimes for good in 2015 following an appeal.
Upon returning to the U.S. in 2011, Knox received a college degree and began a career as a freelance journalist.