Watching Amanda Knox: Murder on Trial in Italy (click the link for a pretty entertaining re-cap) last night was rather intense. For as cheesy and Lifetime-y as it was, it hit close to home – not just because a piece of my heart is in Italy or because Amanda could’ve been me or any of my friends, but because of the damn interrogation scenes.
About thirty minutes in, they brought her in for questioning and I sent a text to my friend Andrea (my fellow Europe traveler and overseas-studier): She’s being questioned by the cops. It’s giving me flashbacks! It was good-natured (um, I don’t actually spend a lot of time freaking out about Italian police), but by the time it was midway through and she was in the questura being interrogated, it did freak me out a bit.
The thing is? I feel for the girl, I really do. And while I won’t spend a lot of time getting into my reasons for thinking she’s innocent, my recent polizia encounter in Rome gave me a very, very strong understanding of what it may have been like for her… and it must’ve been awful.
I wasn’t taken into custody for involvement in a murder case, falsely accusing my employer, or staging a break-in. But I was apprehended for being an illegal immigrant, and tomorrow I’ll tell how it happened.
In the meantime: are you familiar with the Amanda Knox case? Do you think she’s innocent, guilty, or something in between? What did you think of the Lifetime movie?