Kercher's killer says he 'wants to be forgotten' as he is released

Meredith Kercher’s killer Rudy Guede says he ‘wants to be forgottenas he finishes his sentence for murdering the British student early

  • Rudy Guede, 34, was formally released on Tuesday – 14 years after the killing
  • He was only person convicted of killing Kercher, 21, in Perugia in November 2007
  • Flatmate Amanda Knox and her then-boyfriend Raffaele Sollecito were cleared
  • Guede is considered a model prisoner and has had two years taken off his term
  • Meredith Kercher’s killer has said he ‘just wants to be forgottenafter finishing his sentence for murdering the British student two years early.

    Rudy Guede, 34, was formally released on Tuesday, 14 years after the grisly murder and sexual assault of 21-year-old Kercher in Perugia, Italië, in November 2007.

    Ivorian-born Guede was convicted in 2008 for the murder that also saw Kercher’s American flatmate, Amanda Knox, jailed but then sensationally acquitted alongside her Italian boyfriend at the time, Raffaele Sollecito.

    Guede was found guilty after his DNA was discovered on Kercher’s body despite his claims that he was in the bathroom listening to music when she was killed.

    Those who know the killer say he is a model prisoner who has put the past behind him and spends his days studying for his master’s degree.

    ‘Unfortunately there are many media outlets and newspapers that want to interview Rudy. ek sê “Ongelukkig” because Rudy is not a star and after 14 years he just wants to be forgotten,’ said Claudio Mariani, a professor of criminology who helped with Guede’s rehabilitation.

    ‘There is nothing more to add to this story apart from the fact that the life of a young British woman was cut short and from her family we learned dignity and the value of silence.

    Rudy Guede, 34, was due to be formally released on January 4 but his lawyer on Tuesday confirmed his early release had been granted for good behaviour (op die foto: Guede after a court hearing in Perugia September 16, 2008)

    Rudy Guede, 34, was due to be formally released on January 4 but his lawyer on Tuesday confirmed his early release had been granted for good behaviour (op die foto: Guede after a court hearing in Perugia September 16, 2008)

    Kercher, van Coulsdon, Surrey, is net twee maande vermoor nadat hy na Italië verhuis het vir 'n studie in die buiteland aan die gesogte universiteit van Perugia (op die foto: in an undated photo released in November 2007)

    Kercher, van Coulsdon, Surrey, is net twee maande vermoor nadat hy na Italië verhuis het vir 'n studie in die buiteland aan die gesogte universiteit van Perugia (op die foto: in an undated photo released in November 2007)

    Amanda Knox appearing as a TV guest on "Goeie more Amerika," Donderdag, September 29, 2016

    Amanda Knox appearing as a TV guest on ‘Good Morning America,’ Donderdag, September 29, 2016

    Guede has been living outside jail on probation in the town of Viterbo since last year after his sentence was reduced for good behaviour.

    ‘It’s the conclusive moment of a very sad affair,’ Fabrizio Ballarini, sy prokureur, told the Italian press. ‘First thoughts must to go the victim and her family. Rudy has undergone an excellent course of reeducation.

    Guede is studying for a master’s in historical sciences at Roma Tre university and Ballarini previously told judges of his ‘high level of social integrationand ‘irreproachable conduct.

    He was first offered day release from Viterbo prison in 2017 and he started working as a researcher and librarian at the Centre for Crime, Judicial and Sociological studies.

    He lost an appeal to have his case overturned but has won the support of local activists who have helped him to reintegrate.

    Guede even set up a chess tournament for the residents of Viterbo.

    Kercher, van Coulsdon, Surrey, is net twee maande vermoor nadat hy na Italië verhuis het vir 'n studie in die buiteland aan die gesogte universiteit van Perugia.

    Her body was found in her bedroom, partially undressed, with multiple stab wounds.

    Guede se vingerafdrukke is op die toneel gevind saam met 'n palmafdruk in bloed wat aan hom behoort.

    Hy het erken dat hy by die woonstel was, maar het nog altyd ontken dat hy Kercher doodgemaak of seksueel aangerand het.

    Knox en Sollecito het albei vier jaar in die tronk deurgebring ná hul skuldigbevinding. Knox is ook skuldig bevind aan laster omdat hy Patrick Lumumba verkeerdelik beskuldig het, 'n kroegeienaar, van die moord. Op die foto: Knox and Sollecito in 2007

    Knox en Sollecito het albei vier jaar in die tronk deurgebring ná hul skuldigbevinding. Knox is ook skuldig bevind aan laster omdat hy Patrick Lumumba verkeerdelik beskuldig het, 'n kroegeienaar, van die moord. Op die foto: Knox and Sollecito in 2007

    Knox being escorted into court on September 26, 2008

    Knox being escorted into court on September 26, 2008

    Hy het gesê dat hy in 'n 'toestand van skok gegaan het’ nadat hy haar dood gevind het nadat hy uit die badkamer teruggekom het.

    Na aanleiding van die moord, Guede het per trein na Duitsland gevlug waar hy dae later in hegtenis geneem is.

    Hy is aangekla van haar moord en seksuele aanranding en het 30 jaar vonnis opgelê, wat later geknip is na 16 jare deur 'n appèlhof.

    Knox en Sollecito het albei vier jaar in die tronk deurgebring ná hul skuldigbevinding. Knox is ook skuldig bevind aan laster omdat hy Patrick Lumumba verkeerdelik beskuldig het, 'n kroegeienaar, van die moord.

    Guede pictured being escorted by Italian penitentiary police officers as he leaves Perugia's court after a hearing on September 26, 2008

    Guede pictured being escorted by Italian penitentiary police officers as he leaves Perugia’s court after a hearing on September 26, 2008

    Lumumba het twee weke in die tronk deurgebring, word eers vrygelaat toe iemand met 'n alibi na vore kom.

    Knox en Sollecito is vrygespreek in 2011 net om weer in skuldig bevind te word 2014 deur 'n Florentynse appèlhof.

    Die appèlhof het beslis dat die beserings wat aan Kercher se liggaam toegedig is, nie net deur Guede kon toegedien word nie.

    Maar in 2015, Die hoogste hof in Italië het die beslissing in 'n finale beslissing ongedaan gemaak, om te sê Knox en Sollecito se oortuigings was die gevolg van 'verbluffende foute’ in die ondersoek.

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