Mr Sollecito, who along with Miss Knox was acquitted on appeal of the murder of Meredith Kercher in October 2011, struck up a short relationship with an attractive Italian girl called Annie.
The computer studies graduate posted photographs of his new flame on his Facebook page a year ago at the early stages of the relationship. In one of the pictures the couple hug and kiss while posing for the camera, while in another Annie shows off a tattoo on her bare back.
But this story doesn’t begin with Annie Achille in the starring role; that would be Amanda Knox who met Raffaele Sollecito at a classical music concert in Perugia just days before Miss Kercher, was murdered; who was found with her throat slit in the Umbrian hill town of Perugia in Nov 2007.
The former lovers were convicted of the sexual assault and murder of the Leeds University student at the end of a year-long trial in 2009. Miss Knox was sentenced to 26 years in jail while Sollecito received the slightly lesser sentence of 25 years.
But it was in October 2011, both Knox and Sollecito’s convictions for murder were overturned after the initial DNA testing was questioned and reevaluated. That’s how both were set free and Knox returned to her home state of Washington.
Sollecito who is an avid lover of photography, Manga, Computers, Japanese Culture, Dancing, Rock and Classical Music, Festivals and Live Events has also written a book titled “Honor Bound” My journey to **** and back with Amanda Knox.
Now getting back to young Annie Achille, she is a Volleyball player from Giovinazzo in southeastern Puglia province, actually close to Mr Sollecito’s home town of Bari. The pair have known each other for a while because Annie is a distant relative, according to Mr Sollecito’s father, Francesco.
“It’s just a normal relationship with a girl,” Dr Sollecito, a distinguished urologist, told the Italian news agency Ansa.
“I knew her before because she is a distant relation of our family, but we’re not well acquainted.”
The romance was part of his son’s efforts to reclaim some semblance of normality after being falsely imprisoned for the murder of Meredith Kercher, 21.
“After four years in jail, my son is slowly returning to a normal life. But it’s not easy.”
But that affair didn’t last long, we don’t know exactly why they decided to go separate ways but now on Sollecito’s Facebook he is listed as “complicated” while Achille has moved on to current boyfriend an Italian of course named Fabio Giorgini. This young and pretty Italian comes across as a care free spirit her motto:
Life is more different than dreams….so I’m not really livin’…I’m just killin’ time
Well I don’t think Raffaele will have much time for romantic relationships anyway since we just learned KABC reports a new trial has now been ordered for both Knox and Sollecito since Italian prosecutors filed an appeal challenging the decision of their acquittal.
You can follow Annie Achille on twitter here and watch her Facebook profile here.