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September 18th, 2012
11:45 AM ET

Amanda Knox's ex-boyfriend writes memoir admitting he gave Italian police good reason to suspect him – CNN's Matthew Chance reports

In his new book, the ex-boyfriend of Amanda Knox maintains their innocence regarding the death of her roommate, Meredith Kercher. In the book entitled "Honor Bound: My Journey to Hell and back with Amanda Knox,"
Raffaelle Sollecito admits that he and Knox gave Italian police good reason to suspect them, stating that bizarre behavior and lack of a "real alibi" definitely added to police suspicions.

The couple, who had been sentenced in 2007 for Kercher’s death, was cleared in October 2011 by an appeals court citing a lack of evidence against them.

CNN senior international correspondent Matthew Chance says, the book is “the first opportunity Raffaelle Sollecito has had to put over his side of the story since his release on appeal last year.” Chance adds that Sollecito reserved “ a lot of criticism for the Italian judicial system, saying that basically they took advantage of these two young people’s youth and inexperience in the place of a proper investigation.”

– CNN's Matthew Chance reports from London with more details from the tell-all book.

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