By Barbie Latza Nadeau
Regardless of all of the airtime dedicated to Amanda Knox, it’s 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 american citizens have heard all the robust facts that confident a jury that Knox used to be one among 3 humans to sexually attack Meredith Kercher, brutalize her physique, and reduce her throat. In Angel Face, Rome-based day-by-day Beast senior author Barbie Latza Nadeau – who cultivated own relationships with the main figures in either the prosecution and the safety – describes how the Knox family’s heavy-handed efforts to manage media assurance distorted the proof, infected an American viewers, and painted an offensive, faulty photo of Italy’s justice approach. An eye-opener for any dad or mum contemplating sending a toddler away to review, Angel Face finds what particularly went on during this incomprehensible crime.
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Additional info for Angel Face: The True Story of Student Killer Amanda Knox
The lengthy official and unofficial investigations into the minds and mores of Meredith’s accused killers—her fun-loving American roommate, Amanda Knox, and Knox’s onetime Italian boyfriend, Raffaele Sollecito—exposed a merciless culture of sex, drugs, and alcohol that was a chilling eye-opener to parents who learned of it too late. Only with Meredith’s horrific death did it become clear that she and her roommate had been mixing with a crowd that was headed not just for trouble, but, in Amanda’s case, a descent into evil.
She was simply a young woman of her time. She had more than one boyfriend. ” When she arrived in Perugia, Meredith behaved like most of the other students, reveling in the freedom of being so far from home. She hadn’t broken up with her boyfriend back at Leeds University, Patrick Cronin, then twenty-three, and in fact was wearing a pair of his blue jeans when she was killed. But they had decided to loosen their ties while they both studied abroad, and she quickly became interested in a young man who lived in the basement apartment on via della Pergola.
There was no clothes dryer in their apartment, only a rack in the hallway, where Meredith was reluctant to hang her panties, and she was offended when Amanda left a clear plastic cosmetics case containing condoms and a vibrator in their shared bathroom. Not long after they moved in together, the two young women went out to the Red Zone discotheque, where they met up by chance with Giacomo and his friend Daniel de Luna, a twenty-two-year-old student from Rome who often came to Perugia to visit the guys downstairs.