Amanda Knox is a woman from Seattle, WA. While an exchange student studying in Italy she was arrested and convicted in connection with the death of Meredith Kercher. Also convicted was her then boyfriend Raffaelle Sollecito and, in a separate trial, Rudy Guede. Guede’s fingerprints and bloody palm print had been found on sheets near the body. Knox and Sollecito were exonerated in 2015.
The Italian prosecutor alleged Satanic rites, occult sex activity and ritual killings to be the cause of death. Where did he come up with that? He started a media circus of character assassination. He succeeded in getting Knox and Sollecito convicted in 2009. They had been in jail since Kercher’s death in 2007. The world press considered the conviction a farce. The evidence did not point to the pair and the grandiose stories of Satan worship by the prosecution was viewed as kangaroo court tactics.
In 2011 the Italian Appellate Court overturned the conviction. Knox and Sollecito were released. The Italian Supreme Court ordered a retrial and in 2014 and found them guilty. The ruling was appealed and they were again exonerated in 2015. Don’t go to Italy.
Knox now resides in Washington. Whoever wanted her to stay succeeded. She is an author and activist for the rights of the accused. She has made appearances for the Innocence Project. Her case has been the subject of five documentaries and she has published at least four books.