Amanda Knox Movie: Amanda Knox Lifetime Movie Tonight

Hayden Panettiere

hayden panettiere 17Lifetime will air its controversial movie Amanda Knox: Murder on Trial in Italy tonight at 9 p.m.

The TV movie is about Amanda Knox, the American student who is in jail in Italy, on charges that she murdered her roommate Meredith Kercher.

Knox and her boyfriend were both convicted of murder. She was sentenced to 26 years and her boyfriend Raffaele Sollecito got 25 years.

The Lifetime movie is under fire for its portrayal of Knox and some have said the facts just aren’t right.

Amanda’s stepfather Chris Mellas “had seen a little bit of it and was absolutely horrified by it,” USA Today reports.

Hayden Panettiere, who plays Knox in the movie, appeared on Rachel Ray to talk about the movie and said, “Guilty or innocent, I think what they did to her was and is horrible.”