Amanda Marie Knox is an American writer and activist who spent almost four years in an Italian prison following her wrongful conviction for th…
Amanda Marie Knox is an American writer and activist who spent almost four years in an Italian prison following her wrongful conviction for the 2007 murder of Meredith Kercher. Knox, then a student aged 20, had returned to the flat where she and Kercher lived after spending the night with her boyfriend, and on finding suspicious circumstances raised the alarm. She became a suspect and during an interview, the conduct of which is a matter of dispute, she implicated herself. Knox, her boyfriend and her employer were charged with the murder. Forensic evidence from Kercher's body identified Rudy Guede, a petty criminal, and he was substituted for the employer in the charges. Guede incriminated Knox as the killer. He was tried first and convicted, although not of actually inflicting fatal injuries. At the trial of Knox and her boyfriend for the murder, American legal commentators were disturbed by courtroom attacks on her character, and evidence officially ruled improper being heard by the jury nonetheless.