Main content

The Murder of Meredith Kercher

As Amanda Knox and Raffaele Sollecito are cleared for a second time of murdering British student Meredith Kercher, Ruth Alexander looks at the weaknesses in the case against them.

Amanda Knox has been cleared for a second time of murdering British student Meredith Kercher at the cottage they shared in Italy in November 2007. The decision handed down by Italy's highest court puts an end to seven years of legal wrangling.

Knox, together with her former Italian boyfriend Raffaele Sollecito, were originally convicted of the murder in 2009. They were acquitted on appeal two years later because of doubts over the forensic evidence, but their convictions were reinstated in January 2014.

Ruth Alexander asks what might have influenced the Italian Supreme Court's decision as she returns to interviews gathered last year with some of the key players in the case.

The programme features contributions from:
Rafaelle Sollecito
Francesco Maresca - Kercher family solicitor
Giancarlo Costagliola - Prosecutor in the case

The original version of this programme was broadcast 20 February 2014.

Reporter: Ruth Alexander
Producer: Helen Grady
Update Producer: Hannah Barnes

Translation by Santo Cullura and Helen Grady

The readers were:

Matthew Watson (reading the words of Francesca Maresca)

Clive Hayward (reading the words of Valter Biscotti)

David Cann (reading the words of Giancarlo Costagliola)

Wilf Scolding (reading the words of Antioco Fois).

Available now

28 minutes


  • Thu 2 Apr 2015 20:00

Download this programme

Download this programme

Subscribe to this programme or download individual episodes.

The Best of The Report

The Best of The Report

Listen again to the best investigations from The Report team