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One of the most puzzling crimes in modern history has to be the tragic death of British student Meredith Kercher in 2007. 

Despite the crime having occurred over a decade ago in the Italian town of Pugalia, the horrific death still captures the interest of true crime fanatics. 

The case was unique thanks to the salacious media coverage at the time, and Amanda Knox, or 'Foxy Knoxy' became infamous from it. 

 

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Amanda made headlines all over the world when she and her boyfriend at the time Raffaele Sollecito were wrongfully convicted of the murder.

Amanda spent four years in an Italian prison until she was acquitted of the crime in 2011.

Amanda Knox's insight into the crime has been well documented through a number of factual films, the most notable being 2016's Amanda Knox documentary on Netflix.

 

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This Saturday, Amanda will reveal to Ray what it was like to be imprisoned in a foreign country for a crime she did not commit. 

She is also expected to detail what it was like to be accused of the murder of her housemate, and her fight to freedom.

She will also discuss her life in the aftermath of the crime.

The Ray D’Arcy Show airs this Saturday at 10pm on RTÉ One.

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Yup – we were all hooked; on Amanda Knox herself, on Raffaele Sollecito – on the fascinating Nick Pisa. And then there was the tragedy of Meredith Kercher, and the heartbroken family her killing left behind.  

Suffice to say that the Amanda Knox documentary filled a hole left by the conclusion of Making A Murderer. So what now? 

Well, thankfully we spotted a load of Netflix documentary gems that are likely to see us through the next few weekends… 

 

1) West Of Memphis

After the 1994 conviction of three troubled teens for the murders of three younger boys, questions begin to arise about the prosecution of the case.

 

2) Who Took Johnny

In 1982 disappearance of Johnny Gosch rattled the nation and inspired new laws. Following his mother’s decades-long quest to uncover the truth.

 

3) Real Crime: Hannah’s Killer

Determined to bring the man responsible for their daughter’s murder to justice, a Southampton couple embarks on a gruelling five-year crusade.

 

4) Audrie & Daisy

In this wrenching documentary, two teens are sexually assaulted by boys they considered friends, humiliated online and harassed by their communities.

 

5) Deadly Women

This Investigation Discovery series explores the motives and methods of female murderers delving deep into their psyches.

 

6) The Witness

In this documentary, Bill Genovese aims to set the record straight regarding his sister, whose name took on a tragic meaning after her 1964 murder.

 

7) Talhotblond

This true-crime documentary follows a cyberspace love triangle that ended up sending one member to prison and another to the grave.

 

8) Interview With A Serial Killer

In this jailhouse interview, Arthur Shawcross, the Genesee River Killer, shares candid details of his crimes and his surprising family bonds.

 

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Cara Delevingne’s next acting role is not for the faint hearted. She will be starring in The Face Of An Angel alongside Kate Beckinsale and Daniel Bruhl in the film which is based on the murder of Meredith Kercher back in 2007.

Meredith’s killer Amanda Knox, who has been re-convicted of the killing, is threatening to sue the BBC as the case is still ongoing and according to her lawyer, the film could be “damaging to her image” if it is draws direct comparisons to what actually happened. Knox’s lawyer Luciano Ghirga says that if this does happen, legal action may be taken:

“There have already been at least two films and 12 books about the case. If the film is based even loosely on the murder in Perugia and if it is damaging to Amanda's image, we will be asking for damages, as we have done in other cases.”

However, the film is going ahead, and Cara (who plays a fun loving student called Melanie) says that “It was one of the most incredible experiences of my life. I learnt so much just because I found out a lot about myself.

“I found out that I could act, that I could do it confidently and not be nervous and die because usually I think I’m going to die doing things that scare me! I went in so terrified and nervous but I got so much good advice from Michael and Daniel. We just made a family.”

We definitely can’t wait to see Cara in action – but could her acting success mean her modelling days could be coming to an end?! We hope not!

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