Amanda Knox

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Amanda Knox Tells Media to 'Go Back to the 1300s'

She's already married but explains real wedding hasn't yet occurred

(Newser) - Turns out Amanda Knox was already married before she began asking for help funding her intergalactic-themed wedding—though she insists "tabloids" are blowing this all out of proportion, AFP reports. On July 20, Knox posted an Instagram video asking fans to "check out" a wedding notice titled "... More »

Amanda Knox Is Crowdfunding a Very Unusual Wedding

Time travel could be possible at space-themed nuptials—for $100

(Newser) - Having spent her wedding fund on a return trip to Italy and detour to the French Riviera, Amanda Knox is asking well-wishers to contribute up to $10,000 each for her nuptials, per the Daily Beast . "Instead of a traditional registry, we are asking for donations towards the cost... More »

Knox: I'm Not a 'Cunning ... Drug-Addicted Whore'

She targets the media and prosecutors upon her return to Italy

(Newser) - Taking the stage Saturday at an Italian conference on justice, Amanda Knox accused the media of having built a false narrative around her during her yearslong murder trial and appeals process, depicting her as guilty even though she was eventually acquitted, the AP reports. The former exchange student from the... More »

Media Swarm as Amanda Knox Returns to Italy

She'll speak on 'trial by media' at Saturday conference

(Newser) - Amanda Knox is facing her fears . The former exchange student who was convicted, then acquitted, of killing roommate Meredith Kercher in Italy in 2007 stepped foot in that country Thursday for the first time since her release from prison eight years ago, per NBC News . The 31-year-old journalist will "... More »

Amanda Knox Says She Will Return to Italy

She says she needs to face her fears to heal

(Newser) - Nobody could blame Amanda Knox if she decided never to return to Italy: After going to Perugia as an exchange student in 2007, her roommate was gruesomely killed and she spent the next eight years fighting murder charges. But Knox, who spent nearly four years in Italian prisons, says she... More »

Amanda Knox Jokes About Murder on Instagram

Reactions are, not surprisingly, mixed

(Newser) - Amanda Knox recently found herself wrongly accused of murder again, although this time it was during a murder mystery dinner party with friends. "Victorian London: A priceless painting goes missing and the owner is found both poisoned and stabbed. And would you believe it, I, the Countess of Lovelace,... More »

Court Gives Amanda Knox Another Win in Murder Case

Italy must pay her $20K for failure to provide lawyer and interpreter in 2007

(Newser) - Amanda Knox has scored another legal victory in Italy related to her 2007 arrest after the murder of her roommate. The European Human Rights Court said Thursday that Italy must pay Knox nearly $20,000 because it did not provide her with an attorney or interpreter during her questioning, reports... More »

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 »

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