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September 18th, 2012
11:09 AM ET

Amanda Knox’s ex-boyfriend writes a tell-all book – Criminal defense attorney Anne Bremner weighs in

In a new book set to hit store shelves Tuesday, the ex-boyfriend of Amanda Knox chronicles their journey regarding the death of Knox’s roommate, Meredith Kercher. The couple who had been sentenced in 2007 for Kercher’s death, were cleared in October 2011 by an appeals court citing a lack of evidence against them.

Criminal defense attorney Anne Bremner met Sollecito in Seattle after the convictions were overturned while serving as the spokesperson for "Friends of Amanda," a Seattle-based group of Knox family friends. Bremner says, Sollecito “was lovely, he was humble, he was grateful and he was really shy.”

In the book entitled "Honor Bound: My Journey to Hell and Back with Amanda Knox," Sollecito admits that he and Knox’s bizarre behavior and lack of a "real alibi" gave Italian police good reason to suspect them.

Bremner says, the strange behavior was “odd to the Italians. I think it was really a culture difference.” They were “shopping for underwear because their house was a crime scene – it was closed. They went out to dinner, simply because they didn’t have any place to eat. …These things were actually considered probable cause in Italy,” adds Bremner.

The criminal defense attorney says although that Knox and Sollecito no longer have a romantic relationship, they have been in contact. “After all of these years and all of the hell that they’ve been through, I think it would be kind of hard to maintain” a romantic relationship, says Brenner. Adding, “They only knew each other for a matter of weeks before they ended up in this horrible mess.”

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