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Raffaele Sollecito Gets Gig as TV Crime Expert in Italy

by NBC News /  / Updated 

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This could be a case of turning legal lemons into lemonade.

Amanda Knox's ex-boyfriend has gotten a gig as a TV crime expert, channeling his experience at the center of a murder case for the sake of solving Italian mysteries.

Raffaele Sollecito spent nearly 4 years in jail over the murder of his then-girlfriend's roommate. He and Knox were tried several times for the crime, riding a rollercoaster of convictions and appeals until they were exonerated last March.

Image: Amanda Knox and Raffaele Sollecito
Amanda Knox and Raffaele Sollecito in 2014.FILIPPO MONTEFORTE / TIZIANA FAB / AFP - Getty Images

Sollecito made his debut as a guest expert Saturday on a program about unsolved crimes that airs on Italy's 24-hour cable channel Tgcom24.

He told Britain's The Times newspaper that he is uniquely positioned to weigh in on the cases.

"I have been a victim of a miscarriage of justice, I know the faults of the justice system, what happens in jail and what happens when the media twists the truth," Sollecito told the paper. "The usual experts on these shows have seen these things through a window — I have lived them."

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