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Amanda Knox's ex-boyfriend back in court, calls charges 'absurd'
Amanda Knox's ex-boyfriend back in court, calls charges 'absurd'

LONDON -- The former boyfriend of American student Amanda Knox pleaded with an Italian appeals court Wednesday to acquit him in the 2007 killing of her British roommate, saying the charges were “absurd.” Taking the stand for the first time at a retrial in Florence, Raffaele Sollecito asked the court to “correct the errors” of those who condemned him, the Italian news agency ANSA reported. "I feel towards me a senseless, shocking persecution," said Sollecito. "I would like to make you understand that these charges against me are absurd.” Knox and Sollecito, who is Italian, were convicted in 2009 of stabbing to death 21-year-old student...

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