Anorak | Amanda Knox: ‘Foxy’ Cara Delevingne, unforgiving Patrick Lamumba and Cartwheels of joy

Amanda Knox: ‘Foxy’ Cara Delevingne, unforgiving Patrick Lamumba and Cartwheels of joy

by | 10th, October 2013

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MEREDITH Kercher is not yet at peace. The retrial of Amanda Knox in Perugia, Italy, for Kercher’s murder is underway. Knox and her then lover Raffaelle Sollecito were convicted and then acquitted. This time, however, Knox won’t be in the courtroom, opting to remain in the US.

Photo:  This photo taken Friday Nov. 2, 2007, shows Amanda Marie Knox, left, and Raffaele Sollecito, looking on outside the rented house where 21-year-old British student Meredith Kercher was found dead.

Knox’s defence is not exactly aided by Patrick Lamumba. Knox told police she’d seen Lamumba in Meredith Kercher’s bedroom and had heard a scream. She was wrong.


Photo: Bar owner Diya “Patrick” Lumumba, center, is held by his lawyers as they are mobbed by journalists after his release form jail in Perugia, central Italy, Tuesday Nov. 20, 2007.

Mr Lumumba successfully sued Knox for defamation.

Last week, Lamumba told us:  “I say the same I say six years ago, I think she is guilty.”

The case has been marked by media comments on Knox’s looks and antics. It’s spawned an industry of books and TV shows. Recently we got another one:

Cartwheel , by Jennifer duBois, is “loosely inspired by the story of Amanda Knox”.  

Amanda Knox was accused by police of turning a cartwheel while waiting for questioning; this novel’s protagonist, Lily Hayes, actually does. The story opens as her father, Andrew, flies into Buenos Aires to face police who suspect that 21-year-old Lily has knifed her study-abroad roommate to death.

Another book, Passegiando con Amanda (Walking with Amanda) by Florisbela Inocencio de Jesus, who met Knox in the Capanne women’s jail told us:

The door opened and in walked this young girl, about 20 years old, blue eyes, fresh-faced in fact so fresh-faced that it looked like she had just washed. S he greeted everyone with a timid smile, looked around the room and sat down in a corner by herself. I was perplexed by the fact that no-one returned her greeting, ignoring her completely.  Knox was initially envied by many of the female prisoners for her good looks and celebrity through television, radio and newspapers, inmates were well aware of the huge interest the trial

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