Let’s talk true crime. Society’s unwavering obsession with understanding, dissecting and chronicling each and every detail behind humanity’s most reprehensible acts is certainly nothing new. And lucky for pop culture fanatics, the genre has undoubtedly become stitched into the very fabric of the entertainment word. And while some would say doubting prosecutions, rehashing evidence and asking a victims’ loved ones to relive their pain day after day is callous and exploitative, millions of television … read more

As I covered a few weeks back, Netflix made a documentary about Amanda Knox and her years-long legal battle in Italy, after she was found guilty of killing her then-roommate Meredith Kercher. The conviction was later overturned and Knox was released and allowed to return home. Then she was re-convicted in absentia, then that conviction was overturned too. In the years since she returned to America, she’s been living a somewhat quiet life. She released a book a few years back and promoted it with … read more

Giuliano Mignini, the Italian prosecutor who put Amanda Knox and Raffaele Sollecito behind bars for a killing they have always said they didn’t commit, still isn’t convinced of their innocence despite their overturned convictions. But “if they are innocent, I hope they’re able to forget the suffering they’ve endured,” Mignini says in a new Netflix documentary, Amanda Knox, which re-examines the case. “If they’re guilty, if earthly justice didn’t get to them, I hope they own their guilt,” he continues. … read more

Press releases announcing Netflix’s new Amanda Knox documentary purported that it would explore whether the now-29-year-old was “a cold-blooded psychopath who brutally murdered her roommate or a naïve student abroad trapped in an endless nightmare,” but did the film actually sway anyone’s opinion on the notorious case either way?
One of the directors of the film, Brian McGinn, tells E! News that despite the fact that he and fellow filmmaker Rod Blackhurst secured the cooperation of Amanda Knox herself … read more

Giuliano Mignini, the Italian prosecutor who put Amanda Knox and Raffaele Sollecito behind bars for a killing they have always said they didn’t commit, still isn’t convinced of their innocence despite their overturned convictions. But “if they are innocent, I hope they’re able to forget the suffering they’ve endured,” Mignini says in a new Netflix documentary, Amanda Knox, which re-examines the case. “If they’re guilty, if earthly justice didn’t get to them, I hope they own their guilt,” he continues. … read more

Amanda Knox is back in the spotlight thanks to Amanda Knox.
The new Netflix documentary from directors Rod Blackhurst and Brian McGinn about the notorious international murder case features interviews with Knox and the key players involved, and if McGinn did his job, it presented the public with a unique look at everybody involved, including Knox.
“When we actually sat down across from them, all of the ideas and preconceived notions about who these people are that have existed for so long in the … read more

“Either I’m a psychopath in sheep’s clothing or I am you.”
That’s the question Amanda Knox poses to audiences in her latest foray into the spotlight, Netflix’s documentary Amanda Knox.
Released on Friday, the hour-and-a-half film revisits the infamous murder case from the perspective of four crucial characters, Knox, her former boyfriend Raffaele Sollecito, a Daily Mail journalist who covered the original case and Giuliano Mignini, the Italian prosecutor who tried the case. In addition to interviews … read more

Amanda Knox has revealed why she initially lied and told Italian police she was in the apartment when her roommate Meredith Kercher was killed in November 2007. Sitting down with JuJu Chang on Friday’s Nightline, Knox explained that Italian police broke her down during a grueling 53-hour interrogation. “I was hit on the back of the head, I was yelled at. Police were coming in and out of the room telling me that I was a liar,” she said. “It was chaos. It was utter chaos.” Knox trial, conviction and … read more

British student Meredith Kercher was murdered in 2007, and since then the investigation and trial surrounding her death has taken over the world.
American student Amanda Knox, one of Kercher’s roommates, was eventually convicted of the murder—as was her then-boyfriend, Raffaele Sollecito, and Rudy Guede, a man originally from Ivory Coast who Kercher met at her neighbor’s place just downstairs. Through convictions, acquittals, convictions and more vacated rulings, Knox’s story continues to captivate … read more

The question of who killed Meredith Kercher, a British student living in Perugia, Italy, in 2007, was seemingly answered, if not right away, then in due time.
American student Amanda Knox, one of Kercher’s roommates, was convicted of the murder—as were the Italian man Knox had been dating at the time, Raffaele Sollecito, and Rudy Guede, a man originally from Ivory Coast who Kercher had met at their neighbors’ place downstairs.
But their arrests and that trio of guilty verdicts was only the beginning—and … read more

It was the truly international murder case that captivated the world. In 2007, American exchange student Amanda Knox was accused of killing British student Meredith Kercher in the home they shared in Perugia, Italy. A new Netflix documentary, Amanda Knox, is taking a close look at the brutal murder and the subsequent years of global legal battle surrounding the case. The doc’s two dueling trailers – one that portrays Knox as an innocent who finds herself in a nightmare, with the other taking the … read more

Amanda Knox, the American study-abroad student who was accused of murdering her roommate in Perugia, Italy, in 2007, spoke out about the highly controversial case and her involvement in a new Netflix documentary during an interview on Good Morning America on Thursday, September 29. 
The talk show aired a clip of Knox, now 29, giving a provocative statement in the documentary. “Either I’m a psychopath in sheep’s clothing or I am you,” she declared. The Washington native explained to GMA … read more

There are few ordinary Americans who have managed to incite international captivation quite like Amanda Knox.
Once just a regular college student bound for studies abroad in Italy, the then-20-year-old would soon amass global notoriety as a central suspect of her roommate’s murder.
Meredith Kercher, a British college student, was discovered with her throat slashed in the four-bedroom apartment she shared with three women, including Knox, in Perugia. At the time of Kercher’s death, Knox was involved … read more

Elizabeth Vargas was a respected TV reporter by day, and a desperate drunk by night. In her new book, Between Breaths: A Memoir of Panic and Addiction, the 54-year-old mother of two comes clean about the worst moments of her alcohol battle. The veteran Good Morning America journalist swears she drank moderately for most of her adult years — until she hit a dangerous downward spiral in 2009.  One night, a nanny canceled the night before she was expected to start, setting a drunken Vargas off into … read more

From what I remember, we didn’t cover every little detail of the Amanda Knox saga, but I did end up doing a fair amount of coverage about Knox when all of the legal/trial shenanigans started happening in 2011 – you can see our archives here. In 2007, Knox, then an American college student studying abroad in Peruga, Italy, returned to her shared living quarters and learned that her roommate, a British student named Meredith Kercher, had been murdered. Knox and her boyfriend of a few weeks, Raffaele … read more