Sollecito calls murder trial 'Amanda-centric'
Tells ANSA never properly heard in Kercher case07 February, 14:14
"I have never been heard. It has always been an Amanda-centric trial. No one has ever said anything about me.
Only that I was Amanda's boyfriend," Sollecito told ANSA by telephone from his home in Bisceglie, on the southern Adriatic coast of Italy.
"I have never been heard with a lawyer. In police headquarters (in November 2007) I was without a lawyer. I was alone in front of I don't know how many police officers. It seems to me that more than 20 put down their signatures. "They became very crude, and they put me in a particularly stressful situation.
"I was arrested for having a small utility knife in my pocket, which I carried around out of habit. "They hypothesized that it was the crime weapon, but in fact, both for the form and for the fact that I never thought of offending anybody with that tool, they have never found anything that is possibly compatible with the accusatory hypothesis (regarding) that knife".
"Not only (did my own) expert witness detect inconsistencies and carelessness in the forensic investigations of police, but also the Appeals Court expert witness said my defence was completely in the right," Sollecito said, adding that he was now talking as much as possible to the press to address the "injustice done" to him. "I have no life plans. Right now I live day to day. I decide each day what there is to do. I am about to get a specialized university degree, but I will decide what to do one step at a time".