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    DescriptionIt was a brutal murder, and the trial of the decade. On 1 November 2007, 21-year-old British student Meredith Kercher was slaughtered in cold blood in the apartment in Perugia, Italy, that she shared with three other girls. Two bright young people, Amanda Knox and her Italian ex-boyfriend, Raffaele Sollecito, stood accused of the killing in a trial that lasted through 2009. They were found guilty and sentenced to twenty-six and twenty-five years respectively on 4 December. A second man, Ivory Coast-born Rudy Guede, 22, had already been found guilty of the sexual assault and murder of Meredith in a separate trial in 2008 and sentenced to thirty years, but the prosecution always stated that he didn't act alone. Kercher was a model student whilst American Knox acquired a reputation that fuelled specualtion about her character. Her bizarre behaviour just after Meredith's body was found, her false accusation of an innocent man, her weak alibi and her DNA on the murder weapon - a kitchen knife found to be scubbed with bleach - went against her. TV producer Paul Russell and critically acclaimed crime writer Graham Johnson have teamed up with leading Italian forensics expert General Luciano Garofano to reveal the full truth behind this sensational murder and its trial. They unravel all the details and study all the personalities in this case that has stunned the world. Complex, and some say controversial, DNA evidence is explained in simple language and, bit by bit, a story emerges of brutality and jealousy in a university town where all was not what it seemed. Their findings make for gripping, sensational reading.


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    Title
    Darkness Descending - the Murder of Meredith Kercher
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Paul Russell, By (author) Graham Johnson, By (author) Luciano Garofano
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 464
    Width: 130 mm
    Height: 198 mm
    Thickness: 31 mm
    Weight: 188 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9781847398628
    ISBN 10: 1847398626
    Classifications

    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 25580
    BIC E4L: CRI
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T18.1
    BIC subject category V2: BTC
    BISAC V2.8: TRU000000
    DC22: 364.15230945
    Illustrations note
    col. Illustrations, ports.
    Publisher
    Simon & Schuster Ltd
    Imprint name
    POCKET BOOKS
    Publication date
    07 January 2010
    Publication City/Country
    London
    Author Information
    TV producer and researcher based in Italy. Co-author with Graham JOhnson of Darkness Descending - The Murder of Meredith Kercher. Represented by Annabel Merullo. Author of acclaimed true crime biographies Powder Wars and The Devil. Represented by Marcella Edwards at PFD.Co- writer with Paul Russell on Darkness Descending - The Murder of Meredith Kercher.