Amanda Knox’s lawyers are threatening to sue the makers of the upcoming BBC film “The Face of an Angel,” about Knox’s alleged murder of her roommate, if it is “damaging to her image.” Knox was living as an exchange student in Perugia, Italy, in 2007 when her 21-year-old roommate Meredith Kercher was found dead in the house they shared. Knox and her then-boyfriend, Raffaele Sollecito, were convicted in the murder and served four years in an Italian prison before being released on appeal in 2011. Earlier this year, the Italian court found her guilty again. Knox is still in the U.S. and in the process of appealing in hopes of avoiding extradition. As her lawyer pointed out, a film like this could impact the end result of her case. Keep reading »
Just two hours after seeing her conviction for murder overturned, Amanda Knox was released from prison in Perugia, Italy, after being held there since 2007. Upon her release, she thanked those “who shared my suffering and helped me survive with hope. Those who wrote, those who defended me, those who were close, those who prayed for me.” From there, she reportedly headed to Leonardo da Vinci airport, and is thought to be on a flight back to the United States via London. [CBS News]
Knox has of course expressed that she is anxious to get back home to her friends and family. As she reconnects with them, here are some things we’d suggest she do to reorient herself to normal life.
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Amanda Knox, the college student studying abroad in Perugia, Italy who was convicted of murdering her roommate four years ago, was acquitted by a jury today and set free. Her boyfriend (at the time of their arrest), Raffaele Sollecito, who was also convicted of murdering college student Meredith Kercher, also saw his conviction overturned. Keep reading »
While the rest of her friends will be graduating from the University of Washington this weekend, 21-year-old Amanda Knox will go over her testimony given earlier today in Italy defending her innocence in the murder of British student Meredith Kercher. Kercher was found dead — stabbed in the neck and strangled — half naked in a pool of blood on November 1, 2007 in the house she and Knox shared while studying abroad, beginning the murder trial that continues to shake the little town of Perugia, Italy. Five months into a case that has so many missing pieces and piles of misinformation, Knox took the stand today facing life imprisonment, in hopes to finally clear her name. Unfortunately for Knox, charged with murder and sexual violence along with ex-boyfriend Raffaele Sollecito, that is going to be a very hard thing to do. Keep reading »