Amanda Knox's Ex-Boyfriend: We Suffered a 'Cruel Injustice'

11/07/2011 at 03:30 PM EST

Amanda Knox Case: Raffaele Sollecito Speaks Out
Amanda Knox and Raffaele Sollecito
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A month after their murder convictions were overturned and they were both released from prison, Amanda Knox's ex-boyfriend and co-defendant, Raffaele Sollecito, says the traumatic case destroyed their relationship.

"It's all over between us," an emotional Sollecito, 27, said during an interview on Italian television, according to Britain's Daily Mail. "I still have a great affection towards her but nothing else."

According to Sollecito, their budding romance in Perugia came to an abrupt end when they were accused and later convicted of murdering Knox's roommate, Meredith Kercher, in 2007.

The pair subsequently spent four years in prison before the guilty verdicts against them were overturned last month.

"Our love was like a seed that was not allowed to grow because it was brutally stamped on," Sollecito said. "We were both victims of a cruel injustice and our relationship was overcome by this tragedy."

Amid reports that Knox, 24, has a new boyfriend, Sollecito also said he has thus far declined an offer from Knox's family to stay with them in Seattle.

"For the time being I just want to build up my life as it was before and it will have to be piece by piece," he said.

"She has suffered like me and now I just want her to be happiest woman in the world," he said of Knox. "Our lives are linked by circumstances but now they are very different."

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