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On the night of November 1st 2007 a British student – Meredith Kercher – was killed in her bedroom in the Italian city of Perugia. Within days the investigation took a chilling turn. The finger of suspicion was pointed at Meredith’s flatmate – an American student – Amanda Knox. Two years later Amanda Know would be convicted of Meredith’s murder, along with her boyfriend Raffaele Sollecito, and a second man, Herman Rudy Guede... Is Amanda Knox a killer? Who Killed Meredith Kercher? Discovery Channel 2010
At 12:30 the postal police who had done the phone-trace arrived at the flats to return the phones to their owners. They noticed a young woman and man already there. ibid.
She had died from multiple stab wounds. There was evidence of profuse bleeding. Already at the flat was Meredith’s flatmate, Amanda Knox, and her Italian boyfriend, Raffaele Sollecito. From the outset police carefully observed their behaviour. ibid.
There was a trail of blood leading from Meredith’s upper floor flat to the flat below. This was also lived in by students. Among them Meredith’s boyfriend ... Police video showed many more bloodstains inside. ibid.
In all there were thirty-seven wounds. Knife stabbings, cuts and bruises. ibid.
1Over the three days in Meredith’s flat four hundred items of evidence were collected. ibid.
No video or audio recordings were ever released. But, though she would later dispute the police version, she had placed herself at the scene of the crime. Next, she would put an accusation against Patrick Lumumba in writing. But Amanda Knox was beginning to spin a web of invention that would lead to her downfall. ibid
On the night of the 6th Amanda Knox retracted the written and oral statements she had made only hours before. ibid.
Amanda remained deeply confused about the night of the murder. ibid.
The role that drink and drugs might have played in this confusion is unknown. No tests were done on Knox or Sollecito in the days after the murder. ibid.
In February 2009 the full trial of Amanda Knox and Raffaela Sollecito began. ibid.
Whoever killed Meredith Kercher stole her cell-phone and threw it not far from the villa where she lived. Andrea Vogt, freelance journalist
They didn’t have any hard evidence. Andrea Vogt
Raffaele was not supporting Amanda’s alibi. Andrea Vogt
That five-page statement became a major piece of evidence against her. Andrea Vogt
American Amanda Knox received the one verdict that has set her free to go home with her family to Washington state, but mental health experts say the 24-year-old's traumatic journey is far from over.
Since her conviction in the murder of British roommate Meredith Kercher in 2007, Knox has said that she longs to go home and daydreams of catching up on Harry Potter movies and lying in the grass of her Seattle back yard.
After spending four years in a cramped cell in an Italian prison, Knox appeared elated but emotional as an appeals court in Perugia overturned her 26-year sentence.
But her pale face and thinning hair show the toll prison life has taken on the young woman psychologically. Even before her fate was sealed, cameras showed her nervous breathing and a face buried in hands, ready for the heaving tears that would follow. ABC News online 4th October 2010
It took two years to convict Amanda Knox of murdering Meredith Kercher. Two years in which coverage of the American girl’s character overwhelming the memory of her victim. With Knox’s image itself becoming a battleground. And a jury found itself having to choose between at least three Amandas. The Trials of Amanda Knox, 2011
And Foxy Knoxy the media creation. ibid.
With highly disputed forensic evidence against Knox and even fewer agreed facts. The battle to establish which Amanda Knox was the real one would become central to winning the case in the court of public opinion and in the court of law. ibid.
Her new American housemate, Amanda Knox, had been expecting to work at her bar job that night. But her boss Partick Lumumba texted that it was quiet and he didn’t need her. ibid.
In the eyes of the prosecution Amanda Knox was about to lead Sollecito, her boyfriend of less than a week, and Rudy Guede, a man she hardly knew, into an explosion of sex and violence. ibid.
At some time before midnight someone sexually assaulted Meredith and put a knife in her throat. ibid.
What followed was a frenzy of police activity. ibid.
She had posted holiday pictures of herself in an Austrian Museum posing with a gun; she had held a leaving party in Seattle and was fined for playing loud music. ibid.
Sollecito ... One site pictured him dressed like a surgeon and holding a meat cleaver. An equally disturbing online image was that of Rudy Guede. Born in the Ivory Coast ... ‘I’m a Vampire. I’m Dracula. I’m going to suck your blood’. ibid.
Over several nights in the police station Knox’s behaviour began to raise questions. ibid.
Sollecito originally told the police that Knox had spent the night with him. ibid.
She told the police she had actually been present during the murder. And she named the man she worked for – the bar owner Patrick Lumumba – as the murderer. ibid.
The media went after Amanda Knox. ibid.
By the time Patrick Lumumba was released the police had fingerprint evidence – proving that a petty criminal Rudy Guede had been involved in the murder. ibid.
The prosecution said that having murdered Meredith, Knox and her boyfriend then covered up their crime. They faked a break-in, ransacking the bedroom of one of the Italian flatmates before breaking a window outside. ibid.
In jail Knox was receiving hate mail. ibid.
Knox said that she spent the whole night at her boyfriend’s flat and could not have murdered Meredith. ibid.
The other problem was the knife couldn’t have inflicted all the wounds on Meredith’s body. The Prosecution never produced a second knife. ibid.
The prosecution claimed there were five different places where Meredith’s blood or DNA or Knox were mixed. ibid.
The trial finally came to an end on December 4th 2009. ibid.
On 3rd October 2011 Amanda Knox and Raffaele Sollecito won their appeal against their murder convictions. Both have been released from prison. ibid.
November 2007 Parugia Italy: a twenty-one-year-old British student Meredith Kercher is sexually assaulted and stabbed to death. Could Meredith’s own housemate Amanda Knox be one of those to blame for her brutal murder? Great Crimes & Trials/Killer Trials: Meredith Kercher Murder
It will take four years and three sensational trials ... Was justice done? ibid.
She had implicated an innocent man. ibid.
A British student, Meredeth Kercher, killed in Italy. Police arrest Rudy Guede, Raffaele Sollecito and Amanda Knox with an incredible theory. The world’s press is obsessed. All three are convicted but maintain their innocence. Two years later Knox and Sollecito are sensationally freed on appeal after the forensic evidence is called into doubt. Amanda Knox: The Untold Story, Channel 5 2011
2 November 2007 Perugia Italy 12.00 p.m. ... A pillow is propped under her hips, there is bruising on her [Kercher] legs and her bra has been cut with a knife ... And in the bathroom even more blood. ibid.
Nothing in that room was missing. ibid.
Meredith’s body has more than forty injuries. ibid.
A small amount of male DNA is found inside Meredith’s body. ibid.
Detectives wonder whether killing Kercher in a drug and sex fuelled frenzy is the ultimate thrill for the hedonistic couple. ibid.
Both he and Amanda maintain they stayed at his flat all night and didn’t leave until the next morning. ibid.