As the sensational trial of Amanda Knox and Raffaele Sollecito continues, we take look back at the murder of Meredith Kercher, a young English woman studying abroad in Perugia, Italy, who was found raped murdered in her room.
Amanda Knox wisely decided not to return to Italy for trial after an Italian court overturned her not guilty verdict. Her reason? Possibly fear of the unlikely, but unsettling, prospect of going back to prison. The last time she was in an Italian prison they held onto her for four years. While incarcerated Knox kept the diary, seen here.
Just when it seemed like Amanda Knox’s ordeal was over and she was safely back in Seattle, an Italian court has overturned her not guilty verdict. Could the American student accused of murdering her British housemate be sent back to Italy to face trial, and possible conviction, once again?
In 2007, Meredith Kercher, a 21-year-old British university student, was murdered in a Perugia, Italy, home she shared with other students. The case became an international sensation as Seattle native Amanda Knox was convicted, then cleared, of murder charges in Kercher’s death.