We covered the Amanda Knox case so extensively back in the day that I feel compelled to share when she pops up in the news. Knox was wrongfully convicted in Italy, and later exonerated, and has become an advocate for criminal justice. She’s getting married in a few weeks, and is stressing about the wedding planning.
Reelz has produced a new Amanda Knox biopic, as part of their show “Scandals Made Me Famous.” It aired for the first time over the weekend, but I just saw the ad. They claim to have some new reveals on the Kercher case, so it may be worth a watch, even if the show is on the tabloid end of the spectrum. They appear to be very critical of the police investigation that lead to her wrongful arrest and conviction, which was overturned. I’m sure it will air again.
And as a reminded, there is a documentary on Netflix that includes conversations with not only Knox, but the prosecutor and other important players.
The documentary about Amanda Knox, and the case of the murder of Meredith Kercher, is no streaming on Netflix.
At the end of the month, Netflix is going to release a documentary on the murder of Meredith Kerchner, and the subsequent prosecutions of Amanda Knox, Rafaelle Sollecito, and Rudy Guede. Knox and Sollecito’s convictions were ultimately overturned last year, and they were acquitted. Guede was separately convicted for the murder, and his convictions remains in effect.
Crimcourts has covered the Knox case extensively, it was an international media sensation that “Foxy Knoxy”, an American student in Perugia, was accused of a horrific murder of her roommate. This was coupled with allegations of a sexual nature, most of which were not based in any fact. The prosecutor who propounded these theories, also will appear in the documentary. It will be worth checking out.
For more on the Knox case, check out our Knox Archive.
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Italy’s highest court, the Court of Cassation, issued their formal written explanation of the decision acquitting Amanda Knox. The court strongly criticized the shortcomings of the investigation, attacking the case for “glaring errors,” and said the lower court trial had “oscillations which were the result of stunning flaws, or amnesia.” As we have stated before on Crimcourts, elements of the prosecution’s case was based on pure fantasy (there was nothing to support an orgy), the government relied on evidence so unreliable that it would not have been admitted in American courts, and the appellate court that reinstated the conviction did so on a completely new theory that had not been even argued by the prosecution. The court’s ruling was an indictment on the system that was driven by media, and of the media, as well.
This ruling is the final closure on the Knox case, and the final determination that she was innocent of these horrible crimes.
See our full coverage of the Knox case.
Amanda Knox at Her Trial
After years and convictions and appeals and overturns, Amanda Knox’s legal saga in Italy appears to be over. Italy’s Supreme Court yesterday ruled that there was not sufficient evidence to support a conviction for Ms. Knox or her then-boyfriend, Raffaele Sollecito. This, finally, ends the court process for them. The actual killer, Rudy Guede, was separately convicted, and is about halfway through a 16-year-sentence for the murders.
I didn’t get to post this yesterday, when it was released after hours. I will try to spend some time on it at some point in the future. If you would like some basic reasoning why I am not surprised, review some of our past coverage on Crimcourts, in particular, my reaction to the previous decision reinstating the convictions for an entirely novel reason. The Italian court will release the reasoning for its decision in about 90 days.
Italian courts wanted more time to review the Knox appeal, and have continued the hearing until Friday, when a decision is expected. CNN is citing international law expert M. Cherif Bassiouni who believes that even if the verdict is upheld, she won’t be subject to extradition by the United States.