An Italian student suspected of killing Meredith Kercher appeared before a judge yesterday.

Raffaele Sollecito said nothing as a judge in Perugia appointed experts to examine his computer.

The 23-year-old was escorted into the court in handcuffs where he revealed the password for his computer.

Sollecito was arrested along with his girlfriend, 20-year-old American Amanda Knox, following the Coulsdon student's killing.

The 21-year-old's body was found semi-naked with her throat cut on November 2 last year in a house she shared with Knox.

Sollecito claimed he had been at home using his computer at the time of Meredith's killing.

The lawyer representing the former Old Palace pupil's family, Francesco Maresca, said: "The family are kept constantly involved of how the case is proceeding.

"Meredith's parents continue to suffer enormously and they faithfully await news of every hearing as they are doing so today.

"Their objective is to reach the truth of their daughter's murder out of respect for her memory."

Basketball player Rudy Hermann Guede, 20, who was arrested in Germany and has been extradited to Italy, also faces charges in connection with the former Meredith's killing.

Sollecito, Knox, and Guede have not been formally charged, and a judge has said they can be held for up to a year while the case is being investigated.

All three deny murdering Meredith.