By Barbie Latza Nadeau
Despite the entire airtime dedicated to Amanda Knox, it is nonetheless challenging to reconcile the fresh-faced honor scholar from Seattle with the sexually rapacious killer convicted of the November 2007 homicide of her British roommate. Few american citizens have heard all the strong proof that confident a jury that Knox was once one in every of 3 humans to sexually attack Meredith Kercher, brutalize her physique, and lower her throat. In Angel Face, Rome-based Daily Beast senior author Barbie Latza Nadeau – who cultivated own relationships with the foremost figures in either the prosecution and the safeguard – describes how the Knox family's heavy-handed efforts to regulate media insurance distorted the evidence, infected an American viewers, and painted an offensive, misguided photo of Italy's justice method. An eye-opener for any dad or mum contemplating sending a baby away to review, Angel Face unearths what particularly went on during this incomprehensible crime.
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3 “I Kicked the Door in, and Then I Heard a Scream” NOVEMBER 2, 2007, was a frigid morning in Perugia. Fog had settled on the Umbrian hills, and the damp air was bone-chilling. , the sun started to peek through the haze, and Elisabetta Lana went out to her garden on via Sperandio to check her roses. She heard a strange ringing sound under one of the bushes and decided to call her son Alessandro. The night before, a prankster had phoned to warn that there was a bomb in her toilet, and the elderly Signora Lana was quick to worry.
Amanda later recounted that Meredith’s jowls were still stained with the fake blood of her vampire costume. Raffaele arrived soon after Amanda got out of the shower, and the two went off to Amanda’s bedroom, where they say they had sex and took a nap. Giacomo had left a key to the lower apartment with Meredith and asked her to look out for their adopted stray cat and water the marijuana plants he kept under fluorescent lights in a narrow hallway. Meredith studied for a few hours, trying to finish a paper that was due on Monday, and then went downstairs to water the pot.
Meredith met him in early September, when she first moved into the house, and both she and Amanda had been to his apartment to smoke pot on more than one occasion. It was in the downstairs apartment that both girls met Rudy Guede, twenty-three, an Ivory Coast immigrant who had come to Italy as a child. Whenever the guys downstairs needed hashish or marijuana, they called Rudy, who often stayed on to enjoy the party. Rudy had once gotten so high that he fell asleep on the toilet. Giacomo’s roommate found him there with his pants around his ankles in the morning.
Angel Face. Sex, Murder, and the Inside Story of Amanda Knox by Barbie Latza Nadeau