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On November 2, 2007, Meredith Kercher, a 21-year old British student studying in Perugia Italy, was found dead in her apartment, in a clear case of homicide. Her housemate, American student Amanda Knox, and Knox’s Italian boyfriend Raffaele Sollecito, were soon charged with the killing. When physical evidence later revealed that a burglar named Rudy Hermann Guede (who had little connection to either Knox or Sollecito) had been present in the apartment that night, leaving his biological traces, the investigators theorized that the three of them, Knox, Sollecito, and Guede, had killed Meredith Kercher in the course of a violent sex orgy, and amassed various pieces of evidence which (they claimed) supported this theory.

Guede was first convicted in a “fast-track” trial process in October of 2008, and sentenced to 30 years in prison. This was later reduced to 16 years on appeal for which the judges’ reasoning is explained in his motivations report. This is the Borsini-Bellardi report that is presented here.

In October of 2011, Amanda Knox and Raffaele Sollecito were both released when the Appeal trial found them innocent for not having committed the fact. The motiviations report of that verdict can be found here: Hellmann-Zanetti report.

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