The American college student Amanda Knox never dreamed that one day, she will be dragged into the middle of a controversy. But with some twist of fate, she did. And it was not any other controversy. It was a controversy of huge proportions; even transcending countries and borders.


Amanda Knox and the murder of her flatmate: background information

Amanda KnoxAmanda was then studying abroad in a school in Italy. Her major was Linguistics. She shared a flat with three other girls, one of which will turn out to be a victim of a brutal murder—Ms. Meredith Kercher who was then 21.

According to police reports, Ms. Kercher was found bathing in her own blood, half-naked and with her throat slit. Her body was covered in the duvet and left inside the flat. Later on, her roommate Ms. Knox and two other people will be implicated in the murder and sentenced to more than 20 years in jail. The two other people are Ms. Knox’s former boyfriend Raffaele Sollecito and Rudy Guede.

But after spending 4 years in jail for their sentence, Ms. Knox and Mr. Sollecito were freed through a successful and controversial appeal.


Amanda Knox and the murder of her flatmate: the complex web of evidence

According to the defense, there was never any physical evidence that linked Ms. Knox to the crime. There were no traces of her DNA and fingerprints in the scene of the crime to link her to the murder. But what the investigators supposedly used to implicate Ms. Knox was her odd behavior after the murder took place. Defense said that what was shock to her after finding her roommate brutally murdered was misconstrued as signs of guilt.

On the other hand, the detractors of Ms. Knox found that there are stark incidents and factors which are oddly wrong. From the phone calls, to the supposed burglary and what Ms. Knox and Mr. Sollecito did after they have supposedly found that the flat has been broken into.


Her new life

Amanda KnoxAfter spending four years in prison, Ms. Knox is now happy with building her new life after her tough experience. She is reunited with her friends and family. She is walking the streets as a free woman. She even has a new boyfriend. But the controversies just would not stop. There are still some detractors who claim that a murdered was set free. On the other hand, there are supporters who are at peace now that justice has supposedly been served.


Her story

More than that, Ms. Knox just could not get herself out of the limelight. With her freedom, media outlets are in intense competition to get her part of the story. In the end, Ms. Knox decided to publish her own book. It gave details not only of the controversial murder which she was dragged into; but also of her life story and personal profile—the very two things about Amanda Knox which a lot of people including the prosecutors managed to misread.