"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.)