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Sollecito Pleads Innocence in Murder Trial in Italy

Raffaele Sollecito, the young Italian accused with his former girlfriend Amanda Knox of murdering Briton Meredith Kercher in 2007, appealed to a court on Wednesday to dismiss the “absurd” charges. Addressing the court in Florence, Sollecito, 29, said he had faced “incredible persecution that makes no logical sense at all to me” during a six-year ordeal in which he was found guilty and sent to prison in 2009, then freed on appeal in 2011 before a retrial was ordered this year. “I've been ...

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