Right around the time when the television series, Locked Up Abroad , was first released and began gaining the attention of Americans, a media storm began to brew around the American exchange student, Amanda Knox. The year-old was sharing a residence in Italy with roommates, including the fellow student, Meredith Kercher. It seemed like an endless barrage of negative reports on Amanda Knox, which only increased with each new stage of the case. Knox spent two years in an Italian prison and was ultimately convicted in of murder and sexual violence, alongside Sollecito. While Sollecito was sentenced to 25 years, Knox actually received one year longer than her then-boyfriend.
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Murder suspect Amanda Knox told a court today that police had threatened her with 30 years in prison if she continued to 'lie' about what happened the night Meredith Kercher was killed. Wearing jeans and a white blouse, Knox, 21, described to a packed courtroom in Perugia, Italy, the verbal and physical bullying she was subjected to during her long interrogation. Knox, who is charged with murder, said: 'The police officers interrogating me said they would put me in prison for 30 years for being a liar. The previous day she had told the court of her seven lovers and fears for Aids.
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On Nov. Five days later, Knox and her boyfriend, Italian student Raffaele Sollecito, are arrested for Kercher's murder; prosecutors paint them as partiers who killed the woman in a sadistic sex game gone awry. Two years later, following a high-profile month trial, Knox and Sollecito are convicted in Kercher's murder , despite mishandled DNA evidence and the sentencing of Rudy Guede, a drifter who was convicted of Kercher's murder in a separate trial. Knox is sentenced to 26 years in prison, Sollecito, 25; however, after an appeal, both are freed and cleared of most charges in October
Amanda Knox , who was twice convicted and twice acquitted of the murder of Meredith Kercher, has castigated the media for portraying her as a "dirty maneater" during the trial. In an emotional speech, she also described the impact the case continues to have on her life. Amanda Knox. Rudy Guede, 34, only person definitively convicted of murder of British student in Italy in Published: 4 Dec