The Amanda Knox story would make for a salacious murder mystery—if it wasn’t already gruesomely true. Accused for murdering her British roommate Meredith Kercher with her Italian boyfriend in Italy in 2007, Knox became a celebrity culprit over night, the media attention turning her into a tragic figure internationally. The British and Italian tabloids called her “foxy noxy”, as the American press battled this image with their own conspiracy theories of anti-americanism. The trial was a rollercoaster ride for Knox, then 20, with prosecutors accusing her of ritualistic sex-games and satanic practices as her motive. Guilty or innnocent, no person ought to be made target of vindictive media attention. With the recent verdict, Knox might be free to get back to her regular life, but it’s going to be a tough task as speculation about her involvement and her morals refuses to die down.
A tearful Amanda Knox on hearing the verdict