Lifetime’s Amanda Knox Movie Draws Solid Numbers, but Falls Short of Craigslist Killer Show

Feb 23, 2011  •  Post A Comment

Lifetime’s original movie "Amanda Knox: Murder on Trial in Italy" debuted to 2.8 million viewers, solid numbers that perhaps could have been higher given the controversy over the project, reports the Hollywood Reporter’s The Live Feed blog.

Compared with January’s debut of "The Craigslist Killer," which debuted on Lifetime with 5.4 million viewers, the Amanda Knox telefilm was down significantly, the article notes.

The hour-long documentary "Beyond the Headlines: The Amanda Knox Story" drew 1.9 million viewers when it aired immediately after the telefilm, the story adds.


  1. The evidence against Amanda Knox and Raffaele Sollecito is overwhelming. They gave completely different accounts of where they were, who they were with and what they were doing on the night of the murder. Neither Knox nor Sollecito have credible alibis despite three attempts each. All the other people who were questioned had one credible alibi that could be verified. Innocent people don’t give multiple conflicting alibis and lie repeatedly to the police.
    The DNA didn’t miraculously deposit itself in the most incriminating of places.
    An abundant amount of Raffaele Sollecito’s DNA was found on Meredith’s bra clasp. His DNA was identified by two separate DNA tests. Of the 17 loci tested in the sample, Sollecito’s profile matched 17 out of 17.
    According to Sollecito’s forensic expert, Professor Vinci, Knox’s DNA was on Meredith’s bra.
    Amanda Knox’s DNA was found on the handle of the double DNA knife and a number of independent forensic experts – Dr. Patrizia Stefanoni, Dr. Renato Biondo and Professor Francesca Torricelli – categorically stated that Meredith’s DNA was on the blade. Sollecito knew that Meredith’s DNA was on the blade which is why he twice lied about accidentally pricking her hand whilst cooking.
    There were five instances of Knox’s DNA mixed with Meredith’s blood in three different locations in the cottage.
    Knox tracked Meredith’s blood into the bathroom, the hallway, her room and Filomena’s room, where the break-in was staged. Knox’s DNA and Meredith’s blood was found mixed together in Filomena’s room, in a bare bloody footprint in the hallway and in three places in the bathroom.
    Rudy Guede’s bloody footprints led straight out of Meredith’s room and out of the house. This means that he didn’t stage the break-in in Filomena’s room or go into the blood-spattered bathroom after Meredith had been stabbed.
    The bloody footprint on the blue bathmat in the bathroom matched the precise characteristics of Sollecito’s foot, but couldn’t possibly belong to Guede. Knox’s and Sollecito’s bare bloody footprints were revealed by luminol in the hallway.
    It’s not a coincidence that the three people – Knox, Sollecito and Guede – who kept telling the police a pack of lies are all implicated by the DNA and forensic evidence.
    Amanda Knox voluntarily admitted that she was involved in Meredith’s murder in her handwritten note to the police on 6 November 2007. After she was informed that Sollecito was no longer providing her with an alibi, she stated on at least four separate occasions that she was at the cottage when Meredith was killed. At the trial, Sollecito refused to corroborate Knox’s alibi that she was at his apartment.
    Knox accused an innocent man, Diya Lumumba, of murdering Meredith despite the fact she knew he was completely innocent. She didn’t recant her false and malicious allegation against Lumumba the whole time he was in prison. She admitted that it was her fault that Lumumba was in prison in an intercepted conversation with her mother on 10 November 2007.
    The English translation of the Massei report can be downloaded from here:

  2. THis crime just has something missing. Their is barely any evidence that proved amanda knox commited the actual murder maybe she was involved by Rapheal to be at the crime but refused to be involved in the actual murder. But then again why wouldnt she tell the police that her boyfriend was forcing her, if that was the case… i dont konw. Then maybe she has some time of mental disability becasue she cant even rember if she was at her flat or her boyfriends house. Very weird. She defiantely was involved in the murder of Merideth but i honestly do not think she killed her. The boyfriend did it. She should be punished but not charge with murder. She was a accomplise to the murder. Their is definately not enough evidence against amanda knox. Im stuck in hte middle!

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