The saga of the murder of British exchange student Meredith Kercher and the main suspect, American Amanda Knox, while they were both studying abroad in Italy captivated the world for nearly a decade amongst many twists and turns.
The case is highly complicated, with many twists and turns. And, it’s even harder for Americans to understand, given the complexities and inefficiencies of the Italian legal system. But, I will do my best to summarize it below.
Kercher and Amanda Knox were flatmates in Perugia, Italy while studying abroad in 2007. After an alleged sex and drug fueled night of partying in their residence, Kercher was found dead. Instantly, Knox became a suspect in the murder, and soon after was arrested by the Italians, along with her Italian boyfriend and a local club owner. The evidence was scant, and there was considerable evidence against local man Rudy Guede, who had a substantial criminal record and whose fingerprints were at the scene of the crime. Guede was later charged when charges were dropped against the bar owner, and Guede was convicted of Kercher’s sexual assault and murder. But, Knox would also be convicted, in a trial that resembled a sham and upset many around the world. She won a new trial in 2011, and in 2015, still in legal limbo, was completely exonerated by an Italian High Court.
So, she’s gone through some stuff, and who can blame her for making a joke about her situation from time-to-time?
This week, an article in the New York Times went viral when a girl complained that her study abroad experience was terrible. Amanda Knox had the absolute best line.
Girl, what are you talking about? Studying abroad is awesome!https://t.co/xlEgCKTzqg
— Amanda Knox (@amandaknox) March 15, 2023
Now, that’s funny.
Knox is currently married with a child and works in writing.