He criticized a "prosecution theory" that Kercher was killed during a sex game gone wrong, and said the theory made no sense. He also offered condolences to Kercher's family.
Speaking about the four years he and Knox spent in jail he said ""We shared letters, we kept each other positive, we gave each other strength. We were writing about daily circumstances, of the suffering." Now, he says, "We have moved on. We have different lives, different paths...
"It was a teenage romance, it was a blossoming. We were eager to date each other, to see each other every day. But as soon as we dated and we started to have this romance, it was shut down, it was destroyed by events and circumstances, " Sollecito said.
Rudy Guede, a young man from Ivory Coast, who was tried separately in a fast-track trial, remains in an Italian prison for the murder. Although admitting to being present at the Perugia house on the night of the murder, he has denied involvement in the crime. He is serving a 16-year sentence.