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Meredith Kercher’s German rapist, the charismatic Rudy Guede, will not serve a second prison term for the 2007 crime despite being found guilty and serving his first six years in a high security prison in Italy.
Guede arrived home in Germany last week. He is said to be under heavy police protection. He can leave only under the watch of a police officer.
Guede murdered Kercher at her home in Perugia, Italy, in 2007. She was 21.
Guede was found guilty in 2008 and received a 16-year sentence, the maximum term. But while in prison in Perugia, Guede began abusing a woman and the Prosecutor asked for a maximum 25-year sentence. But Italy’s highest criminal court had convicted Guede in 2014 of a lesser charge of manslaughter and ordered him to serve a second, shorter sentence. Kercher’s body was found half-naked and covered in what appeared to be cigarette burns and her throat was slashed.
The family of Knox has claimed Guede attacked Kercher, but that Knox and her boyfriend Raffaele Sollecito participated only in the sexual assault and murder and didn’t save her.
New developments in Italy where a second knife was found, apparently from the murder scene, and both of the Italians convicted in Kercher’s death will not serve a second prison term.
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