Kate Beckinsale is set to join Daniel Bruhl and Cara Delevingne in The Face Of An Angel, a drama that Michael Winterbottom will direct from a script by Paul Viragh. The film is based on the book Angel Face by Barbie Latza Nadeau, and the plot bears some resemblance to the travails of Amanda Knox.
Amanda Knox, the American student facing retrial for the murder of her British roommate in 2007, said on Tuesday she was paying for Italian police errors but was confident the court reviewing the case would find her innocent.
Knox said in an interview due to be aired on Italian state RAI television on Tuesday night the case was taking so long to conclude because of a botched police investigation. “I think I am paying for the mistakes of the police, of the investigators who don’t want to admit that they are wrong,” she said during a prerecorded Skype interview with RAI’s Porta a Porta programme.
The judge in the case has ordered a new test on the presumed murder weapon, a kitchen knife found in Sollecito’s house, to examine a DNA trace that was not previously checked because experts said it was too small to produce reliable results. “I hope that this new trial will find me innocent and will look at these facts … let’s look at this all in full, but let’s find my innocence,” Knox said.
One of the big items trashed was the prosecution's claim they had found the knife that killed Meredith Kercher. The supposed murder weapon was discovered in a moment of clairvoyance by a Perugia police officer who apparently knew exactly which knife, among many in a kitchen drawer in Sollecito's apartment, was "the" knife.There remains one trace bit of evidence, number 36-i, that was never tested. There's been speculation the new tests would prove trace 36-i to be Meredith Kercher's DNA. Effectively guaranteeing guilty verdicts for Knox and Sollecito.
Amanda Knox pre-taped her interview with Porta-Porta last week. So when she said she is "paying the price" of police mistakes, she likely had no idea what the new tests on trace number 36-i would soon reveal. This past weekend the results of the initial test on trace number 36-i were leaked to Italian media. The DNA isn't Meredith Kercher's. Nor is it Rudy Guede's. So there is still zero proof the kitchen knife is the murder weapon. The myth looks to be "busted" a second time.
The leaked test results say trace 36-i is Amanda Knox's DNA. Since the knife came from Sollecito's Perugia apartment in 2007, and Amanda Knox prepared food in that apartment, there is little mystery as to how Knox's DNA got on the kitchen knife. The Italian Supreme Court has declared the results of tests on trace number 36-i to be "decisive." More tests on trace number 36-i may be forthcoming. Should they also fail to find Meredith Kercher's or Rudy Guede's DNA on the kitchen knife, the fight should be called. The figurative referee should raise the arms of both Knox and Sollecito and let them exit the ring once and for all.
KING-TV in Seattle, the long time NBC affiliate for the region has announced it will air an exclusive multi-part interview with Seattle woman Amanda Knox this coming week. The interview segments, to air during the KING5 News evening telecasts Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday October 23 through 24, will be conducted by an investigative reporter for the station Linda Byron.
"When I came home, I did not expect the welcome that I received. Not because I expected worse, but because I didn't know what to expect," she told KING 5's Linda Byron during a two hour interview on the University of Washington campus.
When Knox arrived at Sea-Tac on Oct. 4, 2011, she found herself speaking to a room packed with journalists and supporters. She joked that her family had to remind her to speak to the assembled media in English after four years speaking Italian nonstop in the Perugia jail and courtroom.
Amanda Knox: Her Life Now airs on KING 5 News this Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday nights.
"Looking down from the airplaine, it seemed like everything wasn't real. I want to thank everyone who's believed in me, who's defended me, who's suported my family. My family is the most important thing to me right now, and I just want to go be with them. Thank you for being there for me," she said at the Sea-Tac press conference.
Today, Knox recalls that she didn't know if the people of Seattle believed in her innocence: "I did not expect Easy Street Records to have a sign that read, 'Welcome Home Amanda.'" Her surprise at the welcome she received is easy to understand given what she had just been through in Italy -- villified as an angel-faced party girl who had murdered her British roommate Meredith Kercher after a drug-fueled sex game.