In November 2007, Ms. Kercher was found dead on her bedroom floor in the apartment in Perugia that she shared with Ms. Knox. Both were exchange students.
Ms. Knox and Mr. Sollecito were arrested a few days later. Rudy Guede, a Perugia resident, was also arrested. The three were all convicted of the murder, with prosecutors contending that they had killed Ms. Kercher after a drug-fueled sex game went awry.
Mr. Guede’s DNA was found both on Ms. Kercher’s body and in the bedroom, but there was no biological trace of Ms. Knox or Mr. Sollecito, according to court documents.
In October 2011, when the original conviction was overturned, Ms. Knox and Mr. Sollecito were acquitted and released from prison.
When released, Ms. Knox “fled the country in a high-speed chase, paparazzi literally ramming the back of my stepdad’s rental car,” she wrote in