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Meredith Kercher’s killer still says he’s innocent and ‘applies for asylum’

Rudy Guede, 34, is still officially classed as an illegal immigrant and could be kicked out of Italy as a foreigner who was jailed for more than two years

Rudy Guede, convicted of murdering Meredith Kercher

British student Meredith Kercher’s killer has reportedly applied for asylum as he again insists he is innocent.

Rudy Guede, 34, is still officially classed as an illegal immigrant and could be kicked out of Italy as a foreigner who was jailed for more than two years.

But Guede, originally from Ivory Coast, has applied for the right to remain in the country, according to the Sun.

Guede, who was released early from prison, said: “If the Kercher family think they have got justice, I want to tell them they haven’t.

“Yes, I was there but I didn’t kill Meredith.”

Meredith Kercher, from Coulsdon, Surrey
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Guede, who was released early from prison
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Rudy Guede, convicted of murdering Meredith Kercher, has been behind bars for the 2007 murder and sex assault in Perugia, Italy.

The 34-year-old was initially sentenced to 30 years behind bars the following year, before this was cut to 16 years.

Guede was granted early release by magistrates in Viterbo, having previously been granted day release in 2017.

He was convicted after his fingerprints were found at the scene of Meredith’s murder, but he has continued to maintain his innocence.

Guede was granted early release by magistrates in Viterbo
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Meredith, 21, from Coulsdon in Surrey, died after her throat was cut and she suffered multiple stab wounds at her home in Italy.

She had been sexually assaulted, investigators later confirmed.

Meredith’s housemate Amanda Knox and Knox’s then-boyfriend Raffaele Sollecito were also convicted, but subsequently cleared in 2011.

In the days after Meredith’s death, Guede fled Italy to Germany, where he was arrested and extradited.

He was found guilty following a fast-track trial that was held behind closed doors.




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