Amanda Knox

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Amanda Knox Opens Up on Anniversary of Kercher's Death

'Sometimes innocent people suffer'

(Newser) - Amanda Knox has a lot of memories of Meredith Kercher: grocery shopping, sunbathing, drinking espresso, Kercher's accent, buying vintage dresses. But Knox also remembers "the last time I saw her, 10 years ago today, slinging her purse over her shoulder and waving goodbye to me on her way... More »

Amanda Knox Weighs In on Sentence in Suicide Texts Case

Says Michelle Carter needs our 'sympathy,' not a stint behind bars

(Newser) - Michelle Carter will serve 15 months in prison for her role in boyfriend Conrad Roy's suicide, but one high-profile person who herself has known the inside of a jail cell says incarceration isn't what Carter needs. Amanda Knox, who spent four years in an Italian prison before she... More »

Amanda Knox Thanks Trump for Support, but There's a Catch

That doesn't mean she has to back him as president, she writes

(Newser) - When Amanda Knox was fighting her murder conviction in Italy, Donald Trump not only publicly defended her innocence but donated to her defense, she writes in the Los Angeles Times . When Trump ran for president, however, Knox supported Hillary Clinton and wrote columns against his policies. As a result, Trump... More »

Amanda Knox: Prison Affairs Aren't All About Sex

She opens up about same-sex kiss in essay

(Newser) - "Contrary to what you might guess, many prison relationships aren't about sex—just like most relationships outside of prison," writes Amanda Knox. In a piece for Broadly , part of a series meant to debunk myths about love, Knox writes that she begrudgingly became part of a same-sex... More »

Amanda Knox: The 'Condemnation Doesn't Stop'

'Every day for the past 9 years I've been called a slut and murderer by total strangers,' Knox writes

(Newser) - Being cleared of murdering her roommate wasn't exactly easy. But the hard part, Amanda Knox says, is living under siege and constant shaming. "I have learned that condemnation doesn’t stop once you’re found innocent," Knox writes in USA Today . "From the moment I walked... More »

Well-Made Amanda Knox Comes to the Obvious Conclusion

The new true-crime documentary was released Friday on Netflix

(Newser) - As befitting one of the most talked-about crimes of the past decade, the Meredith Kercher murder and ensuing Amanda Knox saga are the subject of a new true-crime documentary. Amanda Knox, released Friday on Netflix, has a 91% fresh rating on Rotten Tomatoes . It opens with Knox herself looking at... More »

Raffaele Sollecito's New Gig Makes a Whole Lot of Sense

Amanda Knox's ex is now a TV crime expert

(Newser) - Raffaele Sollecito spent seven years—four of them in jail—on trial for the 2007 murder of Meredith Kercher, the roommate of his now-ex-girlfriend Amanda Knox , the Independent reports. Well, all that time getting ground up by the Italian legal system is finally paying off. According to NBC News... More »

Man Convicted in Amanda Knox Case Gives 1st Interview

He's '101%' sure Knox was at the scene of the murder

(Newser) - Rudy Guede , the man currently serving a 16-year sentence for the 2007 murder of Meredith Kercher in Italy, gave his first television interview on Thursday, NBC News reports. In the interview with an Italian news program, he asserts he's "101%" sure Amanda Knox was in the apartment... More »

American Woman Killed in Italy, Cops Open Murder Probe

Ashley Olsen's death raises fears of Amanda Knox-esque murder saga

(Newser) - Police questioned the friends of an American found dead in her Florence apartment as Italy's expat community expressed hope that the case won't turn into another Amanda Knox-style, headline-grabbing legal saga. Police opened a murder investigation Saturday after 35-year-old Ashley Olsen of Summer Haven, Florida, was found dead,... More »

High Court Slams Amanda Knox Case for 'Bouts of Amnesia'

Prosecutors call out 'stunning weakness' of prosecution

(Newser) - Italy's top criminal court has scathingly faulted prosecutors for presenting a flawed and hastily constructed case against Amanda Knox and her former Italian boyfriend, saying today it threw out their convictions for the 2007 murder of her British roommate in part because there was no proof they were in... More »

Top Italian Court Clears Amanda Knox

Murder conviction is overturned, once and for all

(Newser) - Italy's highest court has overturned the murder conviction against Amanda Knox and her ex-boyfriend, bringing to a definitive end the high-profile case. The decision by the Supreme Court of Cassation is the final ruling in the case, ending the long legal battle waged by Knox and co-defendant Raffaele Sollecito.... More »

Top Court's Amanda Knox Ruling Coming Today

But this may or may not turn out to be the final one

(Newser) - Yet another ruling in the Amanda Knox case is coming from Italy's highest court today. Knox and then-boyfriend Raffaele Sollecito were convicted in the 2007 murder of Meredith Kercher in 2009, acquitted on appeal in 2011 (at which point Knox returned to the US), had that acquittal overturned in... More »

Amanda Knox Engaged

She confirms engagement to musician Colin Sutherland

(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... More »

New Gig for Amanda Knox: Freelance Reporter

She's writing stories for small Seattle paper

(Newser) - Amanda Knox may yet be extradited , but for now, the 27-year-old has a new gig: writing for a small Seattle newspaper. Patrick Robinson, web editor for the West Seattle Herald, tells the Daily Beast that Knox has been freelancing for a "few months," covering human interest stories and... More »

Ex: Amanda Knox's Story 'Hallucination'

Raffaele Sollecito says he was alone for part of night of murder

(Newser) - A major turnaround in the Amanda Knox case : For years, she and ex-boyfriend Raffaele Sollecito have faced authorities as a pair, and both had their more than 20-year sentences upheld by an appeals court in January. But Sollecito has increasingly been distancing himself from Knox, as part of what CNN... More »

Knox: No Trace of 'Meredith's Broken Body on Me'

She speaks to CNN after judges release document

(Newser) - Amanda Knox took to CNN yesterday to refute the latest claims of an Italian court—which this week asserted in an explanation of her reinstated guilty verdict that she delivered the blow that killed roommate Meredith Kercher. "I did not kill my friend. I did not wield a knife.... More »

Latest Amanda Knox Ruling Is Like an 'Alternate Reality'

Comedy of errors might allow court to dismiss case once and for all: Andrew Gumbel

(Newser) - Italian judges yesterday explained why they reinstated Amanda Knox's guilty verdict, and this latest document is a "new low" in what has already been a judicial farce, writes Andrew Gumbel in the Guardian . In seven years, we've had three trials, six judges, two hearings at Italy's... More »

Judges: Amanda Knox Delivered Killer Blow

Verdict 'lacks evidence or logic,' she says

(Newser) - Amanda Knox is not only guilty of murder, she was the one out of three attackers who delivered the fatal blow to roommate Meredith Kercher in 2007, according to the Italian judges who reinstated her guilty verdict earlier this year. The judges, in a 337-page explanation of their decision, say... More »

Sollecito: I Questioned Amanda Knox's Behavior

Says she acted strangely before Meredith Kercher's body was found

(Newser) - With a new appeal hearing looming in the Meredith Kercher murder case, Amanda Knox's ex-boyfriend and co-defendant Raffaele Sollecito is not doing Knox any favors. In an interview on Italian TV (parts of which were broadcast on Today this week), Sollecito said he "has some questions" about Knox'... More »

Yes, Extradite Amanda Knox

If Italy asks, we should send her: Carlo Davis

(Newser) - Amanda Knox has "become a cause célèbre in the United States," with many arguing against her extradition to Italy, should she be once again found guilty of murdering Meredith Kercher in her final appeal. But those people are wrong—and so is the argument that America'... More »

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