She was sentenced to 26 years in prison. It was determined that Knox, an American exchange student, had murdered her roommate Meredith Kercher in the home they shared in Perugia, Italy. In early November , Knox returned home to find the front door open and drops of blood in the bathroom. Post continues. After showering, Knox noticed faeces in the toilet of the bathroom they shared with their two other roommates, as well as a broken window. A lengthy interrogation resulted in Knox implicating herself in the murder of Kercher, which led to her conviction.
Murder of Meredith Kercher
Are Amanda Knox & Raffaele Sollecito Still Together? The Duo Have Moved On From The Past
Knox was twice convicted and twice acquitted of killing Kercher, 21, in the home they shared in the university town of Perugia in November The body of Kercher, a student from Coulsdon, Surrey, who was in Italy on an Erasmus programme, was found under a duvet in her bedroom, partly undressed with multiple stab wounds. She had also been sexually assaulted. Knox has returned to Italy for the first time since being released from prison in , to participate in a conference about wrongful convictions in Modena. She explained why she chose to make her social media accounts public. Feeling frayed, so I made my own inspirational workplace poster. There was a swing in the decisions: some judges decided one way, and others in another way.
Amanda Knox: Kercher family lawyer labels return to Italy 'inappropriate'
In , a British student named Meredith Karcher was murdered while studying abroad in Perugia, Italy. Her American roommate, Amanda Knox, and Knox's then-boyfriend, Raffaele Sollecito, were immediately implicated in the murder. A new Netflix documentary reexamines the case that stretched on for eight years, thanks, in part, to Italy's somewhat confusing legal system, which allows cases to be retried, even after defendants have been acquitted. Knox and Sollecito, were convicted, sentenced to 26 and 25 years in prison, respectively, had their convictions overturned, and then were retried again.
Amanda Marie Knox born July 9, is an American woman who spent almost four years in an Italian prison following her conviction for the murder of Meredith Kercher , a fellow exchange student who shared her apartment. Knox, aged 20 at the time of the murder, had called the police after returning to her and Kercher's flat after spending the night with her boyfriend, Raffaele Sollecito, and finding Kercher's bedroom door locked and blood in the bathroom. Following an interrogation, the conduct of which is a matter of dispute, Knox implicated herself and her employer, Patrick Lumumba.