Amanda Knox was accused of killing her roommate Meredith Kercher in Italy in 2007 and now a new documentary from Netflix is taking a closer look at the case, including the brutal murder, as well as the legal battle surrounding it which has been going on for years.
Speaking to Good Morning America, Knox explains her reasons for getting involved in the documentary, which aims to show both sides of the story.
"What I'm trying to convey is a regular person like me, just a kid who was studying abroad who loves languages, could be caught up in this nightmare where they're portrayed as something they're not," said the 29-year-old.
"I think I'm trying to explain what it feels like to be wrongfully convicted, to either be this terrible monster or to be just a regular person who is vulnerable."
Following the murder, Knox was convicted by an Italian court of killing Kercher, but that decision was later overturned in October 2011 after an appeal and four years in prison.
In 2013, after having returned to the US, Knox was ordered a retrial where she was once again found guilty and sentenced to 28 years in prison. However in March 2015 her second conviction was overturned and she was officially a few woman.
The documentary, made for Netflix by filmmakers Rod Blackhurst and Brian McGinn, premiered at the Toronto Film Festival in September, and seeks to show the story from all angles.
"What I really appreciate about this documentary is that it's good journalism, in the sense that they give you the reliable facts of the case and they say, 'Decide for yourself,'" Knox said. "By showing who was a part of it, not just me, not just my co-defendant but also the prosecutor and the media, they're shedding more light on what happened than all the speculation that's been put out there combined."
The documentary also features interviews with Knox’s co-accused Raffaele Sollecito (who was also twice convicted and twice exonerated), as well as never-before-seen footage of Kercher as well as phone conversations between Knox and Sollecito as late as 2015.
The film will also re-air gruesome footage from the crime scene, as well as footage of Knox and Sollecito kissing outside the crime scene which, at the time, was seen as evidence of their guilt.
Despite the couple being eventually exonerated, there are still many who believe the pair were behind the brutal murder and the documentary hopes to cover both opposing views.
in the trailer for the documentary, which is available on netflix now, Know asks, "Either I'm a psychopath in sheep's clothing, or I am you."