Meredith Kercher : Studying Abroad

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Meredith Kercher was studying abroad in Italy when she was murdered in November 2007. Before long, the media was reporting horrific details of the murder of Meredith, and theorizing on what could have happened. For the Perugian authorities, there was exceptional pressure to solve the murder. The question now became who killed Meredith and how she was killed. Amanda Knox and Raffaele Sollecito, immediately became persons of interest along with Rudy Guede. The evidence presented was a kitchen knife, bra clasp, footprints, shoeprints, DNA and Behavior. Knox and her then-boyfriend, Raffaele Sollecito, were both found guilty of killing Kercher, receiving 26- and 25-year prison sentences, respectively. In October 2011, Knox and Sollecito were acquitted and set free. In March 2013, Knox was ordered to stand trial again for Kercher 's murder; Italy 's final court of appeal, the Court of Cassation, overturned both Knox 's and Sollecito 's acquittals. Knox and Sollecito were again found guilty of murder in February 2014, with Sollecito receiving a 25-year prison sentence and Knox receiving a 28.5-year sentence. The Supreme Court of Italy overturned her and Sollecito 's convictions in 2015; the ruling was the final decision. Rudy Guede was found guilty of the murder and sexual assault of Meredith Kercher and sentenced to 30 years in prison. On November first, 2007, Meredith Kercher was discovered ruthlessly killed in her room at the cottage. She was discovered mostly nude, and

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