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

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…

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