What makes this documentary so shocking is how the police and journalists turned the story in the direction that they wanted it to go. The police were able to force the narratives that they wanted and charge whoever they suspected, without actually taking the precautionary steps. A major suspect who may have actually committed the crime, Rudy Guede, was simply brushed to the side. He was convicted of being an accomplice in the murders and sentenced for his crimes, but ultimately was never really talked about. For the journalists who covered the case, it didn't fit the narrative. “Foxy Knoxy” was the narrative and they just wanted that story. Pretty disturbing when you sit back and think about it. For the police and journalists, Amanda was the story no matter what facts or evidence were presented.
The police made it seem as though this type of murder could never happen in a small town in Italy. It could only happen in America. They were more worried about defending the honor of Italy, rather than defending the law. The main detective who is interviewed is very much set on the fact that Amanda and Raffaele did it. He bases his entire detective beliefs on being a version of Sherlock Holmes, investigating crimes as he would in novels. The wrong people were put on this case and whole thing was just mishandled from the very get go.
What I think that this documentary does well is that it doesn't pick a side. It just states the facts and lays them out for you to decide what ultimately happened that fateful night. It perfectly shows that the media doesn't give a damn about anyone or anything; just the story. They will do anything to get a juicy story. It doesn't matter what happened or didn't happen. The lives effected will never be the same and they will never be able to escape this.
Bottom Line: Is she guilty or innocent? Perhaps we may never know, but I think by the end of this documentary your own conclusion will leave you satisfied.