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Amanda Knox star of film probing Kercher murder mystery

By Sherna Noah

Amanda Knox gazes directly at the camera and says "either I'm a psychopath in sheep's clothing or I am you" in a new documentary on the Meredith Kercher murder trial.

Netflix has released a trailer from the piece, which will premiere at the Toronto International Film Festival today.

The US student was convicted and imprisoned with Raffaele Sollecito for the 2007 murder of Ms Kercher, but after appeals and retrials they were acquitted last year by Italy's highest court.

In the clip, Knox is asked "Did you kill Meredith?" She says she did not before giving the same reply to two more questions - was she there the night of the murder? And does she know anything she did not tell police?

Knox, now 29, says that anyone could have been in her shoes.

Looking at the camera, she states: "That's everyone's nightmare. Either I'm a psychopath in sheep's clothing or I am you."

She said of 21-year-old British student Ms Kercher: "We weren't best friends, but I was so shocked by what happened to her.

"Suddenly I found myself tossed into this dark place. Before Italy I had a happy life. It was very important to get out of my comfort zone and see if that made me turn into an adult."

But after the events in Italy, "the whole world knew who I had ever had sex with. I felt like a child again and I know I was a kid".

The Film, entitled Amanda Knox: the documentary, is released on September 30.

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