The tragic murder of British exchange student Meredith Kercher rocked the world in 2007. The beautiful 22-year-old was studying abroad in Perugia, Italy, when she was fatally attacked in the bedroom of the home she shared with three other women, including American student Amanda Knox. Knox would later be charged with her murder alongside her boyfriend, Raffaele Sollecito.
Over the next few years, the media would condemn Knox, calling her manipulative, a sex-crazed monster, and “Foxy Knoxy.” In one of the most sensational cases in history, Knox was eventually acquitted of the murder in 2015. People around the world are still split as to whether or not the blonde did or didn’t do it, but Knox has always maintained her innocence. Join us as we take a look at the grisly discovery that started one of the most high-profile murder cases of the century.
The Trip Of a Lifetime
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In 2007, Amanda Knox was your typical college student. She loved to throw a good party, had an active social life and was called a gentle, kind person by her friends. Supporting herself with several jobs to pay her tuition, she looked forward to leaving the University of Washington behind for a year to continue her linguistics degree in Perugia, Italy. She hoped the experience would make her more independent.
When she arrived in Italy, she moved in with fellow student, Meredith Kercher, and two other women. Little did both of the young girls know, their trip of a lifetime was about to end in murder and one of the biggest trials of the century.