The sister of the British student Meredith Kercher spoke of her shock after her sister’s killer was released early from prison.
Rudy Guede (34), originally from Ivory Coast, was convicted of the murder of Meredith, who was on an exchange at Leeds University in Italy, in her apartment in Perugia, Italy, in 2007.
Guede was released earlier this morning, just months before his 16- year imprisonment.
In an interview with the Mirror, Meredith’s sister Stephanie (38) said that Guede’s release was “obviously a shock”.
“I always knew that the day would come sometime, but that it would be early again, is a bit of a surprise, “she added.
” From what we’ve learned over the years, he did what he was asked to do. I just hope he took the right steps and that the judiciary is right with their decision.
“It’s not necessarily a decision I agree with, but as anyone in our situation would hope, life imprisonment is not Life sentence. “
It has been reported that Guede has told his lawyers that he would like to be forgotten when he is released.
So far he has been the only one successfully convicted of the murder, as both Amanda Knox (34) and her then boyfriend Raffaele Sollicito had their convictions overturned on appeal.
It is believed that Guede spent the final year of his sentence in community service and should be released in January.
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Guede was convicted of the murder of Meredith after his fingerprints were found on the scene.
Today, Amanda Knox lives in Seattle, USA, where she has a four-year-old daughter.
In Regarding the murder, Knox said, “The controversy, not the truth, is what interests people more.”
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