Trial of the Century: The Story of Amanda Knox

The Holiday Weekend From Hell

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Both of the girls got along well at first. Their bedrooms side by side in the flat that overlooked a beautiful valley. Aside from tension over the cleaning roster, everything was relatively normal. Knox had begun a relationship with Italian computer student Raffaele Sollecito, while Kercher steered clear of relationships for the most part.

November 1, 2007, was a holiday weekend in Italy, and the rest of the flatmates were out of town visiting family. Just Knox and Kercher remained. Amanda spent the night with Sollecito, while Meredith spent the evening having dinner at a friend’s house, leaving at around 8:45 p.m. It was the last time she would be seen alive.