Netflix documentary “Amanda Knox” premieres this week and focuses on the controversial trial of Amanda Knox, an American student who was convicted of the murder of Meredith Kercher in 2007.
For those who didn’t follow the case, Knox’s roommate Kercher was found brutally murdered in the house they shared in Perugia, Italy on Nov. 1, 2007, according to The Guardian. Knox and her then-boyfriend, Raffaele Sollecito, were convicted with the crime during the initial trial, in which she was sentenced to 26 years in prison and he got 25.
In 2010, the two appealed the decision and the previous ruling was thrown out after it was discovered that numerous errors had been made during the initial investigation of Kercher’s case. Knox and Sollecito were released for a while, but they were found guilty yet again after a retrial by Italy’s highest court in 2013. Two years later, the pair made yet another appeal, which was accepted by the same court, the judge citing that the case was without foundation.
However, there was a third person involved in the case, Rudy Guede, who was initially thought to be Knox and Sollecito’s accomplice. In 2008, Guede was sentenced to 30 years in prison for murder and sexual assault. His sentence was later reduced to 16 years, which he is still serving today in Italy. But despite his alleged involvement with Kercher’s case, Guede was not interviewed for the “Amanda Knox” documentary and thus won’t appear in the Netflix special, according to The Independent.
Earlier this month, Netflix released two trailers for the highly anticipated documentary, entitled “Believe Her” and “Suspect Her.” In one of the clips, Knox opened up about her story, saying, “There are those who believe in my innocence and those who believe in my guilt. There is no in-between. If I’m guilty, I’m the ultimate figure to fear, because I’m not the obvious one. But, on the other hand, if I’m innocent, it means that everyone is vulnerable, and that is everyone’s nightmare. Either I’m a psychopath in sheep’s clothing, or I am you.”
“Amanda Knox” is set to premiere on Friday, Sept. 30 on Netflix. Meanwhile, watch the trailers for the documentary below.