Amanda Knox's Family Speak Out
As the story continued to unravel, Amanda's boss, Patrick, turned out to have an air-tight alibi. He was released from custody, and police set their sites instead on a drifter and alleged drug dealer, Rudy Guede. Forensic tests found his DNA inside Meredith's body and in her bedroom.
Guede was found guilty of murder and sentenced to 30 years in prison. Later, he appealed the decision and a judge reduced his sentence to 16 years.