PERUGIA, Italy – In a new interview, Amanda Knox’s ex-boyfriend said he has issues with Knox’s behavior following the murder of her roommate in 2007.
The TODAY Show reports that although Rafaele Sollecito defended his and Knox’s innocence for more than six years, he recently sat down with an Italian TV station and questioned Knox’s actions.
On Nov. 1, 2007, Knox’s roommate Meredith Kercher was found with her throat slit in her bedroom.
Sollecito said before Kercher was found, Knox spent the night at his place then went home to shower. She seemed agitated when she returned, saying her front door had been broken into and she found blood stains in the bathroom.
“I asked her questions,” Sollecito said. “Why did you take a shower? Why did you spend so much time there?”
“What answers do you give yourself?” The Italian reporter asked.
“I don’t have answers,” Sollecito said.
NBC’s legal analyst Lisa Bloom said Sollecito may be trying to distance himself from Knox.
“He’s saying there’s some evidence that applies to her that doesn’t apply to him,” she said.
On Knox’s blog, she said Sollecito is frustrated, citing an email she recently received from him.
“I don’t want to be punished for, nor have to continue to justify those things that regard you and not me,” he wrote.
Both Knox and Sollecito were convicted of murder in 2009. They were found innocent by an appeals court in 2011 and then found guilty again this January.
Now, the case is set to go to an appeals court again.
Sollecito recently returned to Italy from Austria after the second guilty verdict was announced. Knox currently lives in New York City and said she has no plans to go back to Italy.