THE MURDER of Meredith Kercher was one of many greatest crime tales in a long time and it had the entire world gripped.


American scholar Amanda Knox was accused of the ugly killing of her British roommate after she was discovered lifeless within the Italian home they shared. However what actually occurred on that fateful day and what’s Knox doing now? Right here’s the lowdown…


Amanda Knox was accused of murdering her British flatmate Meredith Kercher in 2007
Amanda Knox was accused of murdering her British flatmate Meredith Kercher in 2007
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Who’s Amanda Knox?


Amanda Knox was simply one other American scholar eager to discover the world.


The younger lady, who grew up in Washington along with her household, creating a love for Italy and happening to check linguistics on the College of Washington.


Then 20-years-old, Knox labored part-time throughout her examine to fund an change to Italy, regardless of her father’s misgivings that she may need been too naive.


Ultimately shifting to Perugia in Italy’s centre, the younger lady moved in with a number of different college students together with Meredith Kercher, 21, at By way of della Pergola.


Whereas there, she began courting Raffaele Sollecito, a 23-year-old Italian scholar, and labored in a bar.


However on November 2, 2007, Amanda’s life modified ceaselessly.


Knox arrived at her house, later telling police that she seen that the entrance door was open and there was dried blood within the lavatory.


After calling police, the physique of roommate Meredith was discovered inside her locked bed room.


Amanda Knox travelled to Perugia, Italy for an exchange in 2007
Amanda Knox travelled to Perugia, Italy for an change in 2007
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Knox and then-boyfriend Raffaele Sollecito have been convicted of stabbing 21-year-old Brit scholar Kercher to demise at a flat in Perugia, Italy, in 2007.


The pair have been discovered responsible in 2009, however freed on enchantment two years later.


Their responsible verdict was reinstated in 2014 however quashed by Italy’s high court docket in March 2015.


After her expertise, she stated that folks had flocked to apologise to her – even stopping her on the street to make an apology for leaping to conclusions about her.


She has additionally spoken out concerning the difficulties of getting her intercourse life pried open and shared with the world.


Three years in the past she began courting Christopher Robinson – a Seattle-based poet and novelist, whose sci-fi themed proposal went viral in November 2018.


She additionally revealed that many inmates in jail turned “homosexual for the keep” however insisted she had turned down propositions by different females.


Knox lately spoke to a panel of legal professionals and mentioned the impact the case had on her household and the way the case got here to outline her, and featured in a Netflix documentary about her experiences.


Amanda Knox was eventually acquitted of the murder, having spent almost four years in jail for the crime
Amanda Knox was finally acquitted of the homicide, having spent virtually 4 years in jail for the crime
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Who killed Meredith Kercher?


Meredith Kercher was born in London in 1985, with the younger lady shifting to Italy to check the College of Perugia in 2007.


The 21-year-old was final seen on November 1 of that yr, along with her physique present in a pool of blood in her bed room the following day.


An post-mortem carried out on her physique discovered that her throat had been minimize and he or she had been stabbed virtually 50 instances. It additionally discovered that she had 16 bruises, together with on her nostril and mouth, in addition to struggling accidents associated to sexual assault.


Fingerprints have been recognized on the scene as belonging to Rudy Guede, who was in the end jailed for the brutal homicide.


However controversy round what occurred to the younger lady has continued to rage on with the sufferer’s sister lately claiming that Amanda Knox didn’t reply key questions concerning the homicide case.


Student Meredith was murdered in the Italian city of Perugia in 2007
Pupil Meredith was murdered within the Italian metropolis of Perugia in 2007
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What occurred to Raffaele Sollecito?


Raffaele Sollecito was cleared of the 2007 homicide of Meredith Kercher after spending practically 4 years in jail.


The Italian man has since stated that the convictions ruined his life, demanding £400,000 to cowl authorized prices that he incurred whereas attempting to clear his title.


This bid was rejected in 2017, on the grounds that Sollecito made “contradictory and even frankly unfaithful” statements within the early levels of the investigation, which equated to “intent or gross negligence”.


He stated: “There have been many victims on this case. Amanda [Knox]’s mother and father, my mother and father, all our households… there are numerous others made by the prosecution’s errors.”


He then added that folks didn’t perceive why he had been acquitted, saying: “I’ve to face this sort of society. I’ve to face anyone that doesn’t help me.”


He denied making jokes on Fb concerning the infamous 2007 homicide, saying he had “limits”.


Extra lately Sollecito has complained within the media of not having the ability to discover a good lady, as a result of the preliminary responsible rulings hung over him.


Raffaele Sollecito was also cleared of the murder in 2015. He had been the boyfriend of Knox at the time of the murder
Raffaele Sollecito was additionally cleared of the homicide in 2015. He had been the boyfriend of Knox on the time of the homicide
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What occurred to Rudy Guede?


Rudy Guede was 20-years-old when he grew to become embroiled within the homicide investigation into Meredith Kercher’s demise.


The person, born within the Ivory Coast, had befriended Knox and her roommates, having visited their house earlier than the homicide.


With a historical past of break ins and burglaries, the person grew to become the main focus of the homicide investigation with fingerprints on the scene recognized as belonging to him.


He was discovered responsible of the homicide in 2008, sentenced to 30 years behind bars.


His sentence was later minimize to 24 years, with it once more minimize to 16 years.


He was lately launched from jail for 72 hours as a reward for good behaviour, with the person pictured having fun with a slap-up dinner.


Rudy Hermann Guede was ultimately convicted of the murder of Meredith Kercher
Rudy Hermann Guede was in the end convicted of the homicide of Meredith Kercher
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What’s within the Netflix documentary?


Amanda Knox flatly denied being concerned within the homicide of Meredith Kercher in a Netflix documentary, saying: “both I’m a psychopath in sheep’s clothes, or, I’m you.”


Directed by Rod Blackhurst and Brian McGinn, the documentary adopted different profitable Netflix documentaries analyzing homicide instances, together with ‘Making A Assassin’.


The Netflix documentary promised to inform “the opposite facet” of Knox’s story and included direct interviews with the lady virtually 10 years on from the case.


Within the trailer Knox speaks about how she had travelled to Italy to develop up – however her life was turned the wrong way up by the case.






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