Amanda Knox’s roommate, Meredith Kercher, a foreign exchange student from London, was brutally stabbed to death and sexually assaulted on the night of November 1, 2007. Amanda Knox was a foreign exchange student as well from Seattle, Washington, they had both moved to Perugia, Italy to study.
When Amanda Knox and boyfriend, Raffaele Sollecito arrived back to the flat the next afternoon, they saw it had been burglarized and Meredith Kercher was missing. Not knowing what to do,they called the Italian police and waited outside for them to arrive. Blood was soon discovered in the rooms and Kercher’s body was found wrapped in a duvet.
According to the DNA gathered at the scene of the crime, Amanda Knox, Raffaele Sollecito and another friend, Ruby Guede, were guilty of this crime. They were all sentenced to an Italian prison with Amanda Knox to serve 26 years. All three friends claimed they were innocent. Which may well be true statement. It seems the DNA was not collected from the scene of the crime until 49 days after the murder and was contaminated. The Italian prosecutor, Guiliano Mignini has an ego problem. He has had blogs shut down that criticize his handling of the case that point towards the innocence of the three charged for the crime.
The bloggers claim this case should be a mistrial as there is no substantial evidence to convict the three friends. Amanda Knox is currently appealing the murder trial case and apparently the DNA evidence is non-conclusive. It would seem that the Italian prosecutor is trying to sensor the truth and the fact that Amanda Knox was pressured into confessing to the crime under duress.