"Meredith murder" suspect extradited from Germany

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6th December 2007, Police at Rome's Fiumicino airport escorted Guede, who was wearing jeans and a dark jacket, to a waiting car after he got off a midday flight from Frankfurt, the ANSA news agency reported.

6th December 2007

Police at Rome's Fiumicino airport escorted Guede, who was wearing jeans and a dark jacket, to a waiting car after he got off a midday flight from Frankfurt, the ANSA news agency reported.

Guede is alleged to have been with British exchange student Kercher, 21, on November 1, the night her throat was cut in Perugia. Her US flatmate and an Italian man are also being held as suspects.

German authorities earlier this week cleared Italy's extradition request for Guede on condition that he received a parole hearing within 20 years if he were sentenced to life.

Guede, who is said in some accounts to have both Ivorian and Italian nationality, was arrested for fare-dodging on a German train between the cities of Koblenz and Mainz last month and later identified as the subject of an international arrest warrant.

During a hearing before a German magistrate with the media excluded, Guede denied killing Kercher and volunteered a statement about his contacts with her.

Bloody fingerprints, allegedly belonging to Guede, were found near Kercher's body in the Perugia flat the British student shared with American Amanda Knox, who in custody in connection with the murder.

Knox's Italian boyfriend, Rafaelle Sollecito, is the third person in custody.

The mystery of how she died has attracted huge media attention in Britain, Italy and the United States.

DPA

Subject: German news, Meredith

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