By Barbie Latza Nadeau
Despite all of the airtime dedicated to Amanda Knox, it truly is nonetheless tough to reconcile the fresh-faced honor pupil from Seattle with the sexually rapacious killer convicted of the November 2007 homicide of her British roommate. Few american citizens have heard all the robust proof that confident a jury that Knox was once one among 3 humans to sexually attack Meredith Kercher, brutalize her physique, and lower her throat. In Angel Face, Rome-based Daily Beast senior author Barbie Latza Nadeau – who cultivated own relationships with the most important figures in either the prosecution and the safeguard – describes how the Knox family's heavy-handed efforts to regulate media insurance distorted the evidence, infected an American viewers, and painted an offensive, faulty photograph of Italy's justice approach. An eye-opener for any mum or dad contemplating sending a toddler away to check, Angel Face finds what rather went on during this incomprehensible crime.
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Extra info for Angel Face. Sex, Murder, and the Inside Story of Amanda Knox
It’s blonde,” Stefanoni said, directing the collection officer to note that the hair was not Meredith’s. Police also noted the evidence of recent sexual contact, both vaginal and anal, but no blood or internal tears that would suggest rape—thus the theory of a sex game was formed. Multiple autopsies would later fail to prove sexual assault, while at least one autopsy suggested that the sexual assault took place postmortem. On a pillow that had been shoved under Meredith’s hips, police found both a bloody shoe print and two spots that might have been dried semen.
The foyer opened into the apartment’s one common area—a live-in kitchen that had been cheaply renovated and filled with IKEA furniture, tattered sofas and a green Formica table. Laura and Filomena had hung fabric on the walls and put down colorful rugs to brighten up the dismal space. Their bedrooms were off this living area at the front of the house, and they shared the larger bathroom next to the kitchen. The sublet rooms were down a short corridor to the back of the house. The hallway gave onto a small terrace and ended at a bare-bones bathroom with a flimsy Plexiglas shower stall.
She would come downstairs in the morning and start dancing in front of everyone and it made us all laugh,” her sister later told reporters. ” Amanda Knox, too, was both a dedicated scholar and, like most American coeds, an accomplished party girl. Back in Seattle, she was a linguist who dreamed of being a writer. She had an insatiable appetite for reading, often simultaneously devouring the same books in multiple languages. She was reading Harry Potter in German at the time of her arrest, and her parents say she had considered becoming a journalist.
Angel Face. Sex, Murder, and the Inside Story of Amanda Knox by Barbie Latza Nadeau