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Amanda Knox doc heads to Channel 5

Channel 5 in the UK is set to air Knox on Trial: The Key Questions, ahead of the Italian Supreme Court's retrial over the death of a British exchange student, later this month.
September 6, 2013

Channel 5 in the UK is set to air Knox on Trial: The Key Questions, ahead of the Italian Supreme Court’s retrial over the death of a British exchange student, later this month.

Produced by Barcroft Productions, the doc attempts to find out what really happened in November 2007, when Meredith Kercher was found dead in her flat in Italy.

Kercher’s American flatmate Amanda Knox, Knox’s Italian boyfriend Raffaele Sollecito and local drug dealer Rudy Guede were all convicted of murder in the original 2009 trial, however Knox and Sollecito’s murder verdict were overturned on appeal. The retrial is set for September 30.

Italian-born criminal lawyer Fulvia Guardascione and criminal litigator Alexander Guttieres will explore the questions which will likely be asked in the retrial later this month. The case will be examined through a reconstruction of the Villa de la Pergola, where Amanda Knox and Kercher lived, and will also feature the help of CSI specialists, including a glass shatter expert, a DNA expert, a sound expert and a martial arts expert.

The executive producers are Sam Barcroft and Ian Russell, and Knox on Trial: The Key Questions is distributed worldwide by Shine International.

About The Author
Andrew Jeffrey joined Realscreen in 2021 as its news editor. Here, he helps to oversee assignment, reporting and editing for Realscreen's daily newsletter. Prior to his work covering documentary and non-fiction film and TV, he worked as a reporter and associate producer for CBC Edmonton, and as a reporter for The Star Calgary, where he covered daily news on beats such as local and provincial politics, health care and harm reduction, sports and education. His work has appeared in other Canadian news outlets such as TVO, the Edmonton Journal and Avenue Magazine.

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