One of the first theories to come out about the murder of 21-year-old English exchange student, Meredith Kercher, was that it was orchestrated by her roommate with the help of two men in some sort of violent, devil-worshipping-orgy. With the resurgence of true crime,the Amanda Knox Satanic sex cult theory in Meredith Kercher's murder will surely be thrust into the spotlight once again. Originally, it was put forth by prosecutor Giuliano Mignini. As fascinating and intriguing as this theory might be, it was dismissed by the judge, but nobody forgot about it. At one point in the prosecution, Knox was called a "she-devil," according to the NY Post.
In her first trial, Knox and her then-boyfriend Raffaele Sollecito were convicted, but their conviction was then overturned. They were retried in 2014 and once again convicted. But this conviction too was overturned and Knox and Sollecito are now free, without any charges to their name when it comes to Meredith Kercher's death. This still does not explain the original theory that Knox was a sex-crazed Satanist who drew Sollecito and Rudy Guede, who is now serving 16 years for the murder, into a grisly murder. The Telegraph described the unproven theory as the following:
Arturo de Felice, the local police chief, revealed that Miss Kercher had been killed by three people who had been high on drugs and tried to force her to take part in what was later described as a "satanic" group sex session, then held her down and stabbed her in the throat when she refused.
Of course, it is important to note that not one part of this theory has ever been proven, and once again, Knox and Sollecito's convictions were overturned in Meredith Kercher's murder.
While untrue, it is interesting to see just how much the media was able to control this trial. The idea that Knox and Sollecito were convicted twice for the death of Kercher, different narratives each time, just proves that the evidence behind this case has always been somewhat uneasy. But, just because it was uneasy doesn't mean that theories suddenly become fact. If anything, theories are just that, theories, and without evidence, they'll always remain that.
Luckily, Knox and Sollecito have — for the most part — been able to move on with their lives since the final overturned ruling in 2015. The case is officially closed, so hopefully this allows the two to find peace in their lives, no matter what theories are out there.