Amanda Knox’s Ex-Boyfriend Stopped by Police at Italian Border
Police on Friday found Amanda Knox‘s ex-boyfriend near Italy’s border with Slovenia and Austria, hours after he and the American student were convicted for a second time in the death of British student Meredith Kercher.
Raffaele Sollecito’s lawyer, Luca Maori, said his client was in the area of Italy’s northeastern border because that’s where his current girlfriend lives, and that he went voluntarily to police.
However, the cabinet chief of the Udine police station, Giovanni Belmonte, said police showed up at about 1 a.m. Friday at a hotel in Venzone, a tiny town of 2,200 about 40 kilometers from the border, where Sollecito and the girlfriend were staying.
They brought him to the Udine police station, took his passport and put a stamp in his Italian identity papers showing that he cannot leave the country, as mandated by the appeals court in Florence.
Sollecito Calm and Cooperative
Since the court didn’t order Sollecito detained, he will be freed as soon as the paperwork is completed, Belmonte said. He said Sollecito was calm and came willingly to the station, with his girlfriend driving behind.