On October 28, 2008, Rudy Guede, a resident of Perugia, was convicted of the sexual assault and murder of British student, Meredith Kercher, which occurred in Perugia, Italy on November 1, 2007.
He was found guilty and sentenced to 30 years in prison.
The court found that Guede's version of events did not match some of the forensic evidence, remarking that he could not explain why one of his palm prints, stained with Meredith's blood, had been found on the pillow of the single bed, under the disrobed body, when he had stated that he had left her fully dressed.
Raffaele Sollecito, an Italian student, and Amanda Knox, an American student and a roommate of Meredith, were convicted of sexual assault and murder in a separate trial on December 4, 2009.
They were given sentences of 25 and 26 years respectively.