Amanda Knox back in Italy where she was acquitted of murder

Clay Curtis
June 16, 2019

Knox, now 31, spent almost four years in an Italian prison after being convicted of murdering her British roommate, Meredith Kercher, in 2007.

CNN reports Knox, 31, landed in Milan on Thursday is headed to the northern city of Modena, where on Saturday she will appear as a guest speaker on a panel discussion on wrongful convictions organized by the Innocence Project.

Following an appeal, the two were found not guilty of murder in 2011 and Knox returned to the United States after serving four years behind bars.

"Amanda Knox is returning to Italy for closure".

Knox and Raffaele Sollecito, her then-boyfriend, were convicted in the killing Meredith Kercher, a British student and Knox's roommate, in 2007.

Knox said it has been a struggle to put the past behind her because of the lurid headlines generated by the murder, described in court as a drug-fuelled sex game gone awry.

In January 2019, the European Court of Human Rights ordered Italy to pay $20,000 in damages to Knox for failing to provide her legal assistance during her initial questioning after Kercher's murder, according to the AP.

Amanda Knox returned to Italy for the first time since she was freed from prison there, after she was acquitted in a sensational murder case that captivated the public for years. However, the pair were convicted again in absentia in 2013 before being acquitted again in 2015.

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Before she left for the event in Italy, Knox posted a photo to Instagram of herself and fiancé Christopher Robinson, writing, "Here we go..."

"I have that now, but for me, it comes with the cost of absorbing insults and hatred and having my life fed into the content machine that seems endlessly hungry, especially now that I'm going back to Italy".

In an essay published online on Wednesday, Knox said she was "polishing up the speech I'm about to give to a potentially hostile audience in Italy".

Martina Cagossi, a prison lawyer and one of many founders of The Italy Innocence Project, suggested ABC Info that she met Knox at a convention within the US and talked about Knox had shown hobby in her group.

In an essay for Medium published on Wednesday, Knox wrote: "I'm about to return to Italy for the first time since I was released from prison and fled the country in a high-speed chase, paparazzi literally ramming the back of my stepdad's rental auto".

"The mistakes of the Italian judicial system and the ravenous appetite of a media that does not distinguish between a person's life and clickworthy content pushed me into the public sphere", she wrote.

"Responsible media must avoid this easy, reductive impulse", she continued.

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