AceShowbiz - Amanda Knox's husband Christopher Robinson defended his wife following Rudy Guede's recent interview. Guede, who was previously convicted of the 2007 murder of British student Meredith Kercher, was recently being freed from prison after completing 13 years of his 16-year sentence.
"The first thing I want to say is to the Kercher family and how sorry I am for their loss," Guede said in the interview with The Sun's Nick Pisa, maintining his innocence. "I have written a letter to them in which I explain to them how sorry I am but it's too late to say sorry for not doing enough to save Meredith."
Referring to Knox and her ex-lover Raffaele Sollecito, Guede added, "The court convicted me of being an accessory to murder purely because my DNA was there but the [legal] documents say others were there and that I did not inflict the fatal wounds. I don't want to say anything other than she should read the documents." Knox and Sollecito were both cleared of murder after four years in jail.
Guede, who was freed thanks to his good behavior, continued, "As I told you, they say others were there and that I did not inflict the stab wounds. I know the truth and she knows the truth."
As soon as he caught wind of the interview, Robinson took to Twitter to slam both the interview and Guede. "Leave it to @NickPisa, who made his career off of vilifying @AmandaKnox, to give a platform to and amplify the lies of Rudy Guede, who without a doubt killed Meredith Kercher," he wrote on Sunday, November 28. "This is cruel to Amanda as well as the Kercher family. All for a few clicks. Shame."
Knox was cleared of the murder charge in 2015. "She was moved because it's the end to her nightmare," Knox's lawyer, Carlo Dalla Vedova, said at the time. "This case has been an ugly page of Italian judicial history."
In response to Guede's reduced sentence, Francesco Maresca, who represents the Kercher family, told the New York Times that while it was line with Italian law, perhaps "there's a moral consideration to be made, one of justice that, in the end, he served a relatively light sentence given the seriousness of the crime." He added, "Mr. Guede did his time and so now, we put an end to this story."