Angel Face. Sex, Murder, and the Inside Story of Amanda Knox by Barbie Latza Nadeau

By Barbie Latza Nadeau

Despite all of the airtime dedicated to Amanda Knox, it is nonetheless not easy 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 americans have heard all the robust proof that confident a jury that Knox used to be one in every of 3 humans to sexually attack Meredith Kercher, brutalize her physique, and minimize her throat. In Angel Face, Rome-based Daily Beast senior author Barbie Latza Nadeau – who cultivated own relationships with the foremost figures in either the prosecution and the security – describes how the Knox family's heavy-handed efforts to manage media insurance distorted the proof, infected an American viewers, and painted an offensive, erroneous photograph of Italy's justice process. An eye-opener for any mum or dad contemplating sending a toddler away to check, Angel Face unearths what fairly went on during this incomprehensible crime.

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The police suggested that because they were on private property, the young men could break down Meredith’s door without repercussions. “With the police, we decided to break into the room,” Luca later testified. The police stood back, and Filomena and the others huddled behind him as Luca attacked the door. “I kicked the door in, and then I heard a scream. ” The scream was from Filomena, who had caught a glimpse of Meredith’s bare left foot. Amanda and Raffaele were also in the kitchen when the door came down; they were the first to run out of the house when the group in front turned and bolted, screaming, from the kitchen.

Then, when we walk down a steep road to my university, we run into a very skinny girl who looks a little older than me putting up a page with her number on the outer wall of the unversity. i chat it up with her, she speaks english really well, and we go immediately to her place, literally 2minutes walk from my university. Indeed, Filomena Romanelli, then twenty-eight, was hoping for someone just like Amanda to take one of the back bedrooms in the apartment she and her friend Laura Mezzetti, then twenty-seven, were renting.

Andrea Vogt of the Seattle Post Intelligencer, who is based in Bologna, shared photos of Amanda’s neighborhood and schools in Seattle. Finally, I traveled frequently to Florence in 2009 to attend court sessions in the abuse-of-office case against Giuliano Mignini, the lead prosecutor in the Knox trial. M. on a sticky September night, and Perugia is a cauldron of illicit activity. A thick fog of marijuana hangs over the Piazza IV Novembre. Empty bottles and plastic cups litter the cobbled square.

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