Amanda Knox Engaged
She confirms engagement to musician Colin Sutherland
By Evann Gastaldo,  Newser Staff
Posted Feb 12, 2015 9:47 AM CST
This image released by NBC shows Amanda Knox during an interview on the "Today" show, Friday, Sept. 20, 2013 in New York.   (AP Photo/NBC, Peter Kramer)

(Newser) – "Amanda Knox got engaged last week," columnist Jonathan Martin reveals in the Seattle Times. The 27-year-old is engaged to another 27-year-old she's known since middle school, musician Colin Sutherland, who is back in Seattle after living in New York. Martin spends much of the column musing about how Knox's life is "frozen," since she was re-convicted of murder in Italy last year. On March 25, Italy's highest court will hear the latest appeal and decide whether to seek her extradition for yet another trial. But he does reveal that it was a "source close to the family" that told him about Knox's engagement, and that Knox herself confirmed it via email.

The Daily Mail reports that Sutherland, also known as "Thunderstrike," wrote to Knox while she was in prison. Their relationship was first made public in September. (Knox is currently a freelance reporter.)