On the last grey day of January, American graduate Amanda Knox and her Italian then-boyfriend, Rafaelle Sollecito, were found guilty of the murder of British student, Meredith Kercher. It was an unexpected outcome; Knox wept on television while Rafaelle was later picked up at the Italian border in what was reported as an attempt to leave the country.
Now, a brand new BBC3 documentary - Is Amanda Knox Guilty? - is due to air on Monday night revolving round the most recent developments leading up to the trial on January 30th.
Written and produced by filmmakers and journalists Paul Russell and Andrea Vogt, who have followed the Kercher case since her death in November 2007, it will feature interviews with the Kercher family as well as lawyers from both the prosecution and defence.
BBC Three ordered the one-off documentary from American channel, NBC and Peacock Productions. As managing director Steve Anderson explains: "Andrea and Paul have followed every twist and turn of this story and captured all of the key moments and important interviewees. We are grateful to the family of Meredith Kercher for their cooperation in the making of the program.”
Despite the Italian court's guilty ruling last month, Knox recently appeared on American TV proclaiming her innocence. Over here, in the UK, just as much has been made of the verdict. Were they really guilty? Would Amanda be extradited? What happened next? It's hoped this documentary will attempt to answer at least some of these questions.
Is Amanda Knox Guilty? will air on BBC3 Monday, Feb. 17, at 9 p.m