Death in Perugia

Death in Perugia

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John Follain, who covers Italy for the Sunday Times, tells the definitive inside story of this extraordinary case. Shortly after 12.30pm on 2 November 2007, Italian police were called to the Perugia home of 21-year-old British student Meredith Kercher. They found her body on the floor under a beige quilt. Her throat had been cut. Four days later, the prosecutor jailed Meredith's flatmate American student Amanda Knox, and Raffaele Sollecito, her Italian boyfriend. He also jailed Rudy Guede, an Ivory Coast drifter. Four years later Knox and Sollecito were acquitted amid chaotic scenes in front of the world's media. Uniquely based on four years of reporting and access to the complete case files, Death In Perugia takes readers on a riveting journey behind the scenes of the investigation, as John Follain shares the drama of the trials and appeal hearings he lived through. Including exclusive interviews with Meredith's friends and other key sources, Death in Perugia reveals how the Italian dream turned into a nightmare.On the afternoon of Halloween, a Wednesday, Meredith sent a text message to her friend Sophie: could Sophie come round to the cottage? ... That evening in Perugia, she decided to dress up as Count Dracula and found a long black cloak with a stiff high collar, a pair of plastic vampire teeth and the fake blood ... Meredith put the cloak on and fixed the false teeth and Filomena lent her some make-up.

Title:Death in Perugia
Author:John Follain
Publisher:Hachette UK - 2011-10-25


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