Ted Cruz confirms Amanda Knox's innocence, admits to another high-profile murder
ITALY -- U.S. Senator Ted Cruz told F.B.I. investigators he was uniquely positioned to confirm Amanda Knox's innocence in an interview on Sunday. "I killed Meredith Kercher," he said. "Knox was just a terrific fall woman."
Knox spent four years incarcerated in an Italian prison after courts convicted her of murdering her British roommate, Kercher, while the young women shared an apartment and while enrolled in the same study abroad exchange program in Perugia in 2007.
In 2015, Italy's Supreme Court of Cassation acquitted Knox citing a total lack of DNA evidence.
"There WOULD be no evidence implicating Knox in Kercher's murder. I did it!" Cruz said.
Cruz told investigators he was drawn to Perugia as a killing ground because of its "history of hating women and killing witches. I was very comfortable there."
It's unclear how many high-profiled murders Cruz has been involved in as the Zodiac killer, but authorities say he has been linked to the deaths of Heath Ledger, Vince Foster, and Nicole Brown Simpson. Criminal psychologists speculate Cruz's killing spree may have been inspired by Oedipal feelings of competitiveness with his father, who famously killed JFK.