Is Amanda Knox Guilty?

60 min


On November 2nd 2007, police

in Perugia receive a phone call.

There's been a break-in.

When police arrive,

they discover a young woman

has been stabbed to death.

She's Meredith Kercher,

a British student,

a girl with everything to live for.

Amanda! Amanda!

For six years,

her American flatmate, Amanda Knox,

has been the centre of

a media and judicial storm,

one of three people

accused of Meredith's murder.

Tonight, the central evidence

for and against Amanda Knox.

And, for the first time,

the audio recording of Amanda Knox's

prison interrogation.


Convicted, jailed, acquitted

and now found guilty once more.

It's time, say the victim's family,

for the case to be resolved.

We all definitely want

some form of closure,

and then we can all start

to remember just Meredith.

I was imprisoned

as an innocent person.

This programme contains scenes some

viewers may find upsetting.

Meredith Kercher grew

up in Croydon, south London.

In August 2007, a new

university year is about to start.

Meredith, now 21,

prepares to leave for

the ancient and beautiful

hilltop city of Perugia, Italy.

She was very

excited about coming to Italy,

looking forward to learning

more about Italian culture,

seeing the city of Perugia

and making new friends.

She really fought to come here.

She really wanted to be here.

Mez, as everyone calls her,

is studying European politics

and Italian at Leeds.

Now she has an

exchange year in Italy,

a country she's been in love with

since a school trip.

But saying goodbye to her sister

Stephanie isn't easy.

We were just talking on the sofa and

having a little cuddle goodbye,

and then I just remember

her suddenly crying

and saying that she was

going to be sad to go

but she was excited to come...and

I remember being quite taken aback,

and I thought, "Don't make me sad.

"I'll miss you but

you'll go and have fun."

She leaves on September 1st,

and quickly afterwards moves into

the upstairs flat of this cottage,

with three housemates - two young

Italian trainee lawyers

and a student on exchange

from the United States,

20-year-old Amanda Knox.

Amanda has travelled almost

6,000 miles from Seattle

on the Northwest coast

to study Italian in Perugia.

Photogenic, outgoing

and describing herself as quirky,

Amanda Knox loves

the Beatles and Harry Potter.

She's been studying at university

and has worked three jobs to

pay for her Italian adventure.

She is very different from

the quiet and studious Meredith.

While housemates, there's said

to be tension over Amanda's

supposedly casual attitude

to sex, money and housework.

Within weeks,

Amanda Knox lands a job in Perugia,

working as a waitress at Le Chic,

a pub owned by a popular musician

from the Congo, Patrick Lumumba.

She gave me the

impression of a good person.

If she wasn't a good person,

she wouldn't have worked here.

That doesn't mean that her

relationship with clients

pleased me, because she

often talked to the clients

and I had to tell her

to get back to work.

On October 25th,

Amanda and Meredith go to a

classic musical concert together,

where Amanda meets

Italian student Raffaele Sollecito.

He looks like her favourite,

Harry Potter,

and the two begin

a whirlwind romance.

Described by friends as

intelligent and sensitive,

the handsome Raffaele

has come to Perugia

to study information technology.

A week later - October 31st.

It's Halloween, and in Perugia,

like every other university town,

it's party time.

It's one of Meredith's

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