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Amanda Knox case: man who killed Meredith Kercher released from prison

Rudy Guedewho was convicted of the murder of a British exchange student in 2007 Meredith Kercher in Italy was released from prison.

Lawyer Fabrizio Ballarini Guede’s planned January 4th release was postponed by a judge for a few weeks and he was released on Tuesday.

He will continue to work in the library the center for criminological studies in Viterbosaid Ballarini in an email.

Originally sentenced to 30 years in prison, Guede’s term was reduced to 16 years on appeal. He served 13 years in prison.

On November 2nd, 2007, Kercher, 21, was found dead in the apartment she shared with Knox when they were exchange students in Perugia.

Kercher was found after 47 knife wounds in a pool of blood on the bedroom floor, the authorities said.

Knox, who persisted in pleading innocence, spent four years in an Italian prison before an appeals court overturned her original murder conviction.

Who is Rudy Guede?

Guede was born in Ivory Coast but spent most of his life in Italy. He was found guilty according to his DNA. And his bloody fingerprints were found on the scene.

“My first thoughts are with Meredith Kercher’s family who were confronted with this painful affair,” Guede’s lawyer Fabrizio Ballarini told Italian media outlets such as LaPresse and ANSA.

He still protests his innocence and says he did not kill Kercher. Knox, 34, returned to the United States in 2011.

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