The case attracted international attention. A British student is murdered in 2007 in the Italian city of Perugia beastly. The police arrested her roommate, the American Amanda Knox, as well as their former friend. She will be sentenced in 2009 to a prison term of 26 years, four years of which she sits in jail until an appeal court of assizes is both innocent of the charge of murder speaks. After their release in 2013, Knox is flying back to the USA. Now the 31-year-old returned for the first time back to Italy, for a Congress to miscarriages of Justice in Modena to perform.

In an emotional appearance and in tears, she explained there on Saturday, their Version of the murder of Meredith Kercher twelve years ago. “I was innocent. But the Rest of the world had decided I was guilty,” she said, visibly moved. “My innocence has not saved me.”

“the angel with the Eisaugen”

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“For me, it was impossible to have a fair process,” says Knox. You’ve still got the fear of being harassed and taunted, “today, now”. Even if she was innocent, stay you “is always connected with the murder of my girlfriend.” Dozens of journalists have accompanied Knox’s return to Italy.

The murder of Meredith Kercher

The murder of Meredith Kercher made for international headlines. At the time, Knox lived with Kercher, a little cottage in the Italian University city. In the night of 1. on the 2. November 2007, was raped by the British exchange student, and half-naked with her throat slashed in her bed found. The police suspected Sollecito at the time, the 20-Year-old Amanda Knox and her boyfriend Raffaele. Also, because the two exchanged in front of the house caresses, while the police searched the house the corpse of a young woman.


police officers lead the student, Amanda Knox, 2008, in the courtroom

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on the basis of circumstantial evidence, a jury found in 2009, the two guilty. In 2011, an appeals court overturned the verdict, however. Two year later, in turn, were repealed in acquittals by the Supreme Italian court, the Corte Suprema di Cassazione, again. In the absence of Knox, the fourth process began in September 2013 in Florence. This ended 2014 with a renewed conviction. The Verdict: 28.5 Years In Prison.

Amanda Knox 2015 final-free

spoken Finally took place in March of 2015 the Supreme court of cassation is the last instance of the acquittal. Knox was awarded in January 2019 by the European compensation in the amount of 18,000 euros, which would be paid by the Italian state. She now lives with her boyfriend, a writer, in Seattle and works as a journalist. About her fate, she has published a book and a documentary. It is also committed errors for the victims of Justice.


Amanda Knox is surrounded upon arrival in Milan by the photographer. Your friend, Christopher Robinson, tried to use the Paparazzi to stay away from her.

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While the cases against Knox and Sollecito a big media circus, received a third suspect at his own request, a fast-track procedure. The Ivorian Rudy Guede, whose DNA traces at the crime scene were found and admitted to be this evening with Kercher been together, refused to testify and was sentenced to 30 years in prison. The penalty was reduced in 2010, to 16 years. The murder of Meredith Kercher was never solved completely.

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