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Amanda Knox appeals to Italian judge to block TV movie online

Knox is trying to overturn her conviction for the 2007 murder of British student Meredith Kercher.

Amanda Knox arriving in court in Italy on 12 March 2011.
Amanda Knox arriving in court in Italy on 12 March 2011.
Image: AP Photo/Stefano Medici

CONVICTED MURDERER AMANDA KNOX has asked the Italian courts to intervene on her behalf and prevent the made-for-TV movie about her trial and conviction being available online.

The US student was sentenced to 26 years for the murder of Briton Meredith Kercher at the Italian flat they shared in 2007 and is played by Hayden Panetierre in the Lifetime Television film Amanda Knox: Murder on Trial in Italy.

Knox told Italian judge Teresa Giardino that she was “distressed by this invasion into my life and the way my life is being exploited”, ABC News reports. “These are things that don’t correspond to the truth,” she said.

The film has already aired on television, but is now available online and Knox’s lawyers say it is available with Italian subtitles. Knox and her co-accused, former boyfriend Raffaele Sollecito, are appealing their conviction.

Meredith Kercher’s family has heavily criticised the film for its depiction of the British student and her death. Her father John Kercher said:

It’s so awful what these film people have done. Your imagination runs riot as it is about what happened but to actually see it like this is very different and very distressing.

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