Amanda Knox


British student Meredith Kercher was murdered in 2007, and since then the investigation and trial surrounding her death has taken over the world.

American student Amanda Knox, one of Kercher's roommates, was eventually convicted of the murder—as was her then-boyfriend, Raffaele Sollecito, and Rudy Guede, a man originally from Ivory Coast who Kercher met at her neighbor's place just downstairs. Through convictions, acquittals, convictions and more vacated rulings, Knox's story continues to captivate the world, and will do so with the new Netflix documentary Amanda Knox, out today.

Because of the time that has passed since all of the legal upheaval took place, E! News is looking back at the major players involved in the Knox trial and seeing where they are now.

Amanda Knox, Amanda Knox Trial, Then and Now

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Amanda Knox: After having her convictions vacated completely in 2015, Knox has been living as a journalist and author for hometown newspaper West Seattle Herald. She also finished her undergraduate college degree at the University of Washington and works part time at a bookstore.

Raffaele Sollecito, Amanda Knox Trial, Then and Now

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Raffaele Sollecito: Knox's former Italian boyfriend has written a memoir about his experiences and reportedly is working on a second one, though nothing has been released. Now a budding entrepreneur, Sollecito created a social medium called Memories, which was deemed too morbid by critics as it was a platform for the dead. Sollecito recently started a brand new career as a TV expert on crimes for Italy's Tgcom24. 

Rudy Hermann Guede, Amanda Knox Trial, Then and Now

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Rudy Guede: Convicted in 2008 of sexually assaulting and killing Kercher while "acting with others," Guede had already been sentenced to 30 years in prison, but his sentence has been reduced to 16 years on appeal in 2010. He is up for parole in 2018, but last month filed a request for a new trial.

Patrick Lumumba, Amanda Knox Trial, Then and Now

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Patrick Lumumba: Owner of the bar where Knox worked part-time, Lumumba spent 14 days in jail after Knox claimed she witnessed him murdering Kercher. After he gave a solid alibi and police discovered zero of his DNA at the scene, Lumumba was released. As of last year, the 43-year-old was living in Krakow, Poland, with his wife. He claimed to The Guardian that Knox's accusations cost him his job in Perugia, Italy.

Francesco Maresca, Amanda Knox Trial, Then and Now


Francesco Maresca: The Kercher family lawyer continues to practice law, most recently defending a hospital in Florence.

Giulia Buongiorno, Amanda Knox Trial, Then and Now

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Giulia Bongiorno: Sollecito's attorney now serves as a member of the Italian Parliament. 

Luciano Ghirga, Amanda Knox Trial, Then and Now

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Luciano Ghirga: Knox's lawyer is helping her sue Italy for unfair trial.

Giuliano Mignini, Amanda Knox Trial, Then and Now

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Giuliano Mignini: The Italian prosecutor during the Knox trial, Mignini continues to serve as an assistant prosecutor in Perugia.

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