Case 270

Meredith Kercher

*** Content warning: Sexual assault ***

For 21-year-old British student Meredith Kercher, spending a year studying in Italy was a dream come true. But within months of arriving in the medieval town of Perugia, that dream quickly turned into a nightmare.

What unravelled next was one of the most polarising murder cases in Italy’s history, with one young American woman at the centre of it all – 22-year-old Amanda Knox. 

CREDITS

 

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EPISODE

Research & writing – Elsha McGill

Creative direction – Milly Raso

Narration – Anonymous Host

 

MUSIC

‘Flatline intro’ and ‘Come play with me’ intro and outro – www.dl-sounds.com

Audio production – Mike Migas 

Scoring – Mike Migas and Andrew Joslyn

 

OTHER

Logo and website design – Paulina Szymanska

 

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RESOURCES

 

BOOKS

Death in Perugia – John Follian

Meredith – John Kercher 

Waiting to be Heard – Amanda Knox

Angel Face: Sex, Murder and the Inside Story of Amanda Knox – Barbie Latza Nadeau

 

VIDEOS

Amanda Knox – Netflix

 

ONLINE ARTICLES

DNA on bra links suspect to Kercher – CNN

Robbery linked to Italian killing – Guardian 

Amanda Knox: The Untold Story – CBS News

American Girl, Italian Nightmare – CBS News

Amanda Knox is free because she’s rich and American, says Patrick Lumumba – The Guardian

Nothing Fits – London Review of Books

Testimony in Amanda Knox Trial Disputes Bloody Footprints – ABC News

Amanda Knox arrives home after Meredith Kercher murder acquittal – The Guardian 

Amanda Knox might get the retrial she deserves if anyone considers the facts – The Guardian

Amanda Knox decision explained by Italian court – CNN

Amanda Knox writes essay to mark 10th anniversary of Meredith Kercher murder – The Australian 

Amanda Knox – What’s in a face? – The Guardian 

Amanda Knox’s rights violated in Italy murder probe, ECHR says – BBC News

Orgies, drugs and drunks: city’s reputation tarnished by Knox case – Sydney Morning Herald 

Man who murdered Meredith Kercher released from jail in Italy – The Guardian

Amanda Knox Was Exonerated. That Doesn’t Mean She’s Free – The New York Times

‘I am not a monster, I simply am Amanda,’ says Knox on tearful return to Italy – 9News

Who is Amanda Knox? – The Guardian

 

WEBSITES

The Murder of Meredith Kercher

Injustice in Perugia 

Analysis and implications of the miscarriages of justice of Amanda Knox and Raffaele Sollecito – Science Direct

The Hellman-Zanetti Report

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