Amanda Knox Biography
(Wrongful conviction of the murder of Meredith Kercher)
Birthday: July 9, 1987 (Cancer)
Born In: Seattle, Washington, United States
Amanda Marie Knox was an ordinary American girl, till she went to Italy on a student exchange programme and got convicted for the murder of her flatmate, Meredith Kercher, who was a fellow exchange student studying linguistics from UK. The news became sensational when the prosecution and media made her out to be a ‘She Devil.’ She and her boyfriend, Raffaele Sollecito, were convicted for the murder, along with a petty burglar named Rudy Guede. She was initially sentenced to 26 years imprisonment, out of which she spent more than four years in an Italian jail, before she was acquitted after an appeal in a higher court. She returned to the US to complete her studies, but the Italian judicial system ordered a retrial that again found her guilty of the crime. The case was finally closed by the Italian Supreme Court who found her not guilty of the murder. Though she never returned to Italy after her first acquittal, her family had to bear the expenditure of the repeated trials that left them bankrupt. She has written a bestseller novel about her experience titled ‘Waiting to be Heard: A Memoir,’ which has further inspired many books, documentaries and the American true crime film titled ‘Amanda Knox: Murder on Trial in Italy.’ Lately she has expressed her desire to go back to Italy to complete her story.