The murder trial of 21-year-old American Amanda Knox begins in Italy tomorrow, though police have gathered little more than her roommate Meredith Kercher’s dead body as evidence since the 2007 murder, Der Spiegel reports. The sexual crime involving two promising college students and several shady Italian men has the nation engrossed, with motive speculations varying from revenge to a sex game gone awry.
Knox appeared to be a sheltered all-American girl who kept records of her first affairs with men in rowdy Perugia. Her original alibi—a boyfriend with whom she spent the night—seemed innocently believable. But the Seattle native has since switched stories, adding to mounting suspicion against her. From jail, she writes, “The truth is that I no longer know what the truth is.”