The man the Italian justice system slapped with a murder charge after botching the conviction of Amanda Knox has been freed from prison. Guede famously became the only known person to have been convicted in the grisly 2007 slaying of Meredith Kercher. Kercher, 21, was a British exchange student studying abroad in Perugia Italy.
At the time, Guede was not convicted until at least a year or more later alongside Knox and a man known as Rafaelle Sollecito. Prosecutors originally claimed that the trio had killed Kercher together, although, after a series of wrong moves by the Italian justice system the convictions of the latter two were thrown out.
Guede has technically been partially free since 2017. In 2017, he was granted the right to attend school among other social activities and has since been working at a local library.
Now Guede is a free man. According to The Sun, Guede has been sprung from prison after reportedly making an appeal to officials that he should be allowed to complete his sentence via community service. Technically, his sentence doesn’t end until 2022.