How the Murder of a Young Woman Abroad Led to the Most Infamous Trial of the Century

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The grisly murder of a young woman studying abroad led to the trial of Amanda Knox, which would soon become one of the most sensational cases in history.

Typical Student

In 2007, Amanda Knox was a typical college student at the University of Washington. She had an active social life, was described by friends as a “kind” and “gentle” person, and supported herself with several part-time jobs to help pay her tuition. Knox looked forward to studying abroad for a year in Perugia, Italy, hoping the experience would help her gain some independence…

Trip of a Lifetime

When Knox arrived in Italy, she roomed with fellow student Meredith Kercher alongside two other women. Little did either of them know that their trip would culminate in death, deceit, and one of the most infamous trials of the century.

A New Romance

At first, Knox and Kercher got along just fine. They shared a flat that overlooked a beautiful valley, and their bedrooms were side-by-side. Their only source of tension arose from the cleaning roster. Kercher steered clear of intimacy, but Knox had fallen for an Italian computer student at the University of Perugia named Raffaele Sollecito. He was her alibi on the night that changed Knox’s life forever…

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