The murder of Meredith Kercher occurred on November 1, 2007 in Perugia, Italy. She was sexually assaulted and stabbed multiple times. She shared an apartment with three other females, Amanda Knox, Flomena Romanelli, and Laura Mezztti. Amanda Knox was declared a suspect of this murder, along with her boyfriend, Raffaele Sollecito, and Rudy Guede, who knew Kercher after becoming close with the men who lived in the apartment below Kercher and Knox. There is neither enough evidence to declare Knox guilty, or innocent, but there are many reasons Knox should be put in prison for murder and sexual assault. In order to save her own innocence, Knox had falsely accused Lumumba, a bar owner, of being the killer. This was a sign of Knox’s own guilt in an attempt to focus the attention elsewhere. A businessman heard about the accusation and came forward to set Lumumba free as he had been talking to him in his bar during the murder, offering him a solid alibi. Another reason for suspicion toward the couple is that Sollecito had told the police they downloaded movies to watch during the night. Experts investigated and proved there was no activity between 9.10pm on November 1, and 5.32 am the next morning; the time in which the murder was said to take place, adding further suspicions towards Knox and Sollecito. Another factor adding major suspicion toward the couple was the staged break in from one of the roommate’s bedroom. The bedroom was searched through, and the window smashed with a rock. Broken pieces of glass were found on top of a pile of clothes thrown on the floor, offering evidence that the window was smashed after the room was searched through. The couple was accused of staging the break in to make the killing look like a burglary that had evolved into rape and murder. The false accusation, computer records, and the staged break in are all reasons that prove Amanda Knox to be guilty and put in prison for the murder of her roommate, Meredith Kercher.
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