Police confirm arrest of Perugia murder suspect
20 November 2007, Berlin - German police confirmed the arrest Tuesday of a man suspected of involvement in the sex murder this month of a British woman in the Italian city of Perugia.
20 November 2007
Berlin - German police confirmed the arrest Tuesday of a man suspected of involvement in the sex murder this month of a British woman in the Italian city of Perugia.
They said the suspect sought under an international arrest warrant was being held in the western German city of Mainz.
A city of Mainz police spokesman said he had been held after being caught travelling on a suburban train without a ticket.
Police had been called, and found his fingerprints matched those on the arrest papers from Italy.
The man is reportedly the fourth suspect in the murder of British exchange student Meredith Kercher, 21, whose partially-clothed body was discovered November 2 at a house she shared with three other women in Perugia. Her throat had been cut.
Italian police suspect she was killed after refusing to take part in a sex game with one or more male visitors to the apartment.
Italy's Adnkronos news agency identified the man as Rudy Hermann Guede, 21, an Italian citizen originating from the Ivory Coast.
"The transfer of Rudy Hermann Guede to Italy, as requested by judicial authorities in Perugia that issued the warrant for his arrest is expected to take place in the next few days," a police statement in Perugia said as cited by Adnkronos.
Subject: German news