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UW student's Italian boyfriend says she's not a murderer

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Associated Press - November 24, 2007 11:45 AM ET

ROME (AP) - The boyfriend of the University of Washington student jailed in the death of her roommate in Italy says she is not a murderer.

The boyfriend says 20-year-old Amanda Knox of Seattle "lives life as if it is a dream" and "her only thought is a quest for pleasure at any moment."

But in a letter to his father reported in an Italian paper and confirmed by his lawyer, the boyfriend, Raffaele Sollecito (sol-EH'-chee-toh), says he can't imagine that Knox would be capable of murder.

The two are jailed as suspects in the death of British student Meredith Kercher whose body was found Nov. 2 in the city of Perugia (per-OO'-juh). Police say she was stabbed in the neck resisting a sexual assault.

Another man was arrested this week in Germany in the case. But a fourth suspect was released for lack of evidence.

Lawyers for Knox and the boyfriend say both are innocent.

Sollecito also says he is no longer Knox's boyfriend.

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