Convicted man in court over Meredith murder

A man convicted of the murder of British student Meredith Kercher in Italy has made a brief appearance at the trial of two other defendants but refused to answer questions.

A man convicted of the murder of British student Meredith Kercher in Italy has made a brief appearance at the trial of two other defendants but refused to answer questions.

Rudy Hermann Guede, from the Ivory Coast, took the stand in Perugia today in the trial of US student Amanda Knox and her former boyfriend Raffaele Sollecito.

Under Italian law, he had the right not to answer as he has been convicted.

Guede was sentenced to 30 years in prison in a fast-track trial last year for the 2007 murder of Meredith Kercher.

Escorted by prison guards, he appeared tense and did not look at Knox and Sollecito.

Guede has acknowledged being in Kercher’s apartment when she was attacked.

He said he tried to rescue her but got scared and fled.

Guede is appealing against his conviction.

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