Amanda Knox's ex-boyfriend lands TV job as murder expert

March 30, 2015: Raffaele Sollecito arrives to lead a news conference in Rome. (Reuters)

March 30, 2015: Raffaele Sollecito arrives to lead a news conference in Rome. (Reuters)

Amanda Knox’s ex-boyfriend, who was also accused of the murder of Meredith Kercher, has landed a job on an Italian TV show as a murder expert.

Rafaelle Sollecito, who spent four years behind bars, is now a criminologist on Il giallo della settimana, or The Mystery of the Week.

Mr Sollecito and Ms Knox were convicted of killing British student Meredith Kercher in 2007.

The pair were acquitted in 2011.

On Saturday night’s show, Mr Sollecito discussed the 2010 murder of 15-year-old Sarah Scazzi in Puglia.

Ms Scazzi’s uncle was jailed after confessing to hiding the teenager’s body on live television.

Mr Sollecito told The Times: “I have been a victim of a miscarriage of justice, I know the faults of the justice system, what happens in jail and what happens when the media twists the truth.

“The usual experts on these shows have seen things through a window — I have lived them.”

Paolo Liguori, head of TV channel Tgcom24 said: “Sollecito knows the justice system better than anyone else.”

Meredith Kercher was murdered in Perugia in 2007 while she was on exchange from the University of Leeds.

Police found her dead on her bedroom floor with her throat slit.

She was initially thought to have been a victim of a sex attack.

In December 2009, Amanda Knox was sentenced to 26 years behind bars for the murder.

Rafaelle Sollecito was sentenced to 25 years.

Mr Sollecito has criticised the role of the media in sensationalising the case and portraying him and Ms Knox as crazed killers.

He said: “That is partly the fault of the media. By going on TV, I can help give correct opinions about other cases."

He understood that some people woudn't watch the show because they still believed him to be guilty.

He said: “Those people are ignorant of the true details of my case, so I feel I can ignore their opinions.”

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