Raffaele Sollecito says he is "disappointed" that his acquittal has been overturned in Italy.
Speaking to the Italian news agency, ANSA, Lawyer, Luca Mauri said: "Today is his birthday, he's 29. He shouldn't be disappointed because he's innocent. He thought the end could be coming to this affair".
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