Amanda Knox returns to Italy for the first time since murder acquittal

Amanda Knox returns to Italy for first time since prison release after vowing to ‘never willingly go back

Ms Knox's October 2011 acquittal - following a lower court conviction that brought a 26-year prison sentence - was one step in the long legal process that saw a series of different rulings before she and Mr Sollecito were definitively acquitted in 2015 by Italy's highest court.

The 21-year-old British student was found in their apartment nude under a blanket, with her throat slit.

"Amanda Knox is returning to Italy for closure".

She and her then-boyfriend Raffaele Sollecito appealed their initial convictions and were found innocent, only to be convicted once again at a second trial.

Before setting off, Knox, who now lives in Seattle, posted a photograph on Instagram with fiance Christopher Robinson with the caption: "Here we go..."

Ms Knox was accused of murdering her British roommate in the University town of Perugia.

Rudy Guede, a 32-year-old Ivorian film actor, was found guilty of Kercher's murder in 2008 and is now serving a 16-year sentence.

In an essay published by Medium Wednesday, Knox called her trip a "homecoming" before adding that "no word" seems to accurately describe it.

More news: Off-duty police hurt in Costco shooting OK

Before she arrived in Italy, Knox posted a photo on Instagram appearing to show her hanging from a cliff, saying she created her "own inspirational workplace poster" because she felt "frayed".

"Three days until I return to Italy for the first time since leaving prison".

"Amanda now works to shed light on the issues of wrongful conviction, truth-seeking, and public shaming, and to inspire people towards empathy and perspective", her website says.

"While on trial for a murder I didn't commit, my prosecutor painted me as a sex-crazed femme fatale, and the media profited for years by sensationalising an already sensational and utterly unjustified story", she wrote. "Wish us, 'Bon Viaggio!"

Since her release, Knox has written a book about her experience - "Waiting To Be Heard: A Memoir" - has been the subject of a Netflix documentary, and has become a public advocate for inmates who have been wrongfully imprisoned.

"I'm about to return to Italy for the first time since I was released from prison and fled the country in a high-speed chase, paparazzi literally ramming the back of my stepdad's rental vehicle", she wrote.

"And then, of course, Netflix chose to advertise "Amanda Knox" with twin massive billboards in L.A. and NY: my face and the words "monster" on one and "victim" on the other", Knox wrote in her Medium post.

Amanda Knox hides her face from the cameras as she sits in a vehicle after her arrival in Linate airport, Milan, Italy, Thursday, June 13, 2019.

Related News:

  • Instagram Went Down And Everyone Freaked Out

    Instagram Went Down And Everyone Freaked Out

    This was confirmed by the official PSN site, who said that issues are affecting the PS4, PS3, and PS Vita platforms. Indeed, a glance a Twitter yields thousands of posts expressing dismay that the popular social media app is down.
    Kourtney Kardashian Slams Kylie Jenner As Having ‘Entitlement’ Issues In New Clip

    Kourtney Kardashian Slams Kylie Jenner As Having ‘Entitlement’ Issues In New Clip

    It's her office ", Khloe says, reminding her that "there's no f**king friends and loyalty in the game of being a billionaire". Kris also mentioned that she helped her build the cosmetic empire, and therefore, she is expecting respect from her daughter.
    King Arthur Flour recalls product over E. coli concerns

    King Arthur Flour recalls product over E. coli concerns

    The affected products were distributed through retailers nationwide but not available for purchase through the company's website. Thousands of cases of unbleached all-purpose flour are being voluntarily recalled due to E. coli concerns.
  • Another American dies at Dominican resort

    Another American dies at Dominican resort

    The family came forward with details on Jerry Curran's death after hearing of other similar deaths of Americans in the country. Hotel staff found the couple dead May 30 after they failed to check out of the resort on time.
    The Premier League's first ever winter break will take place next season

    The Premier League's first ever winter break will take place next season

    Last season's top two meet at Anfield on November 9, subject to TV confirmation, with the return at the Etihad on April 4. Liverpool will travel to Manchester United in October and then host their fierce rivals in January.
    Firefighters Do NOT Back Boris Johnson For PM, Says Union Chief

    Firefighters Do NOT Back Boris Johnson For PM, Says Union Chief

    Further rounds of voting are scheduled and the Conservatives should be down to their last two candidates by the end of Thursday. But he is taking flak from other candidates as the only one yet to confirm he will take part in Sunday's Channel 4 debate .
  • Facebook's cryptocurrency backed by PayPal, Visa, Mastercard, Uber

    Facebook's cryptocurrency backed by PayPal, Visa, Mastercard, Uber

    It will operate within Facebook's messaging infrastructure, which covers WhatsApp, Instagram , and Facebook Messenger. The capital will create the cryptocurrency, Libra , which will be pegged to leading fiat currencies worldwide.
    Father’s Day weekend will have some showers

    Father’s Day weekend will have some showers

    However, wind gusts along the leading edge and within some of the thunderstorms may reach 40 to 50 miles per hour . A few more storms are possible Tuesday afternoon and evening, with some showers lingering into Wednesday morning.
    Coutinho leads Brazil to opening win in Copa America

    Coutinho leads Brazil to opening win in Copa America

    Copa America, one of the most prestigious tournaments in the world will be making its debut on ESPN + this year. The CONMEBOL boss also rejected the idea of a two-legged final for the next Copa America.
  • NASA Orbiter Spots ‘Star Trek’ Symbol On Mars

    NASA Orbiter Spots ‘Star Trek’ Symbol On Mars

    These curious chevron shapes in southeast Hellas Planitia are the result of a complex story of dunes, lava, and wind. However the U.S. space agency has said dunes, lava and wind are responsible for the curious chevron shape.
    David Ortiz Shooter Issues Statement From His Jail Cell

    David Ortiz Shooter Issues Statement From His Jail Cell

    According to eye witnesses, a lone shooter jumped off his motorcycle, walked-up to Ortiz, and opened fire "without saying a word". Ortiz, 43, is hospitalized at Massachusetts General Hospital in Boston where he was taken Monday for treatment.
    Boris Johnson tops first ballot in Tory leadership contest

    Boris Johnson tops first ballot in Tory leadership contest

    The EU says it will not reopen the divorce agreement, and many economists say a no-deal exit would cause economic turmoil. Michael Gove settled for the third place in the PM race with 37 votes, news agency Reuters reported.

Most liked

Democrats Announce Debate Night Participants, Warren Gets 'Kiddie Table'
Amy Klobuchar, former Housing and Urban Development Secretary Julian Castro, New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio, former Rep. The DNC on Thursday announced 20 candidates qualified for the debates, the first of a dozen it has planned for the primary.

United States military releases video showing "Iranian forces" involved in oil tanker attacks
But Iran said Thursday it will not negotiate with the United States, rejecting Abe's bid to broker dialogue between the two foes. In 2018, the U.S. pulled out of the landmark nuclear deal reached in 2015 that was aimed at curbing Iran's nuclear activities.

Square Enix has misplaced code for some of its older games
Seems reasonable to believe so - but that game would be ideal for our current gaming climate, as you're paired with a dog! I think we are starting to see more publishers cutting out the middle man and distributing games on their own.

Target ups the ante in online delivery wars
Target may be well on its way, however, by offering same-day shipping for a vast number of items sold through the Target .com website.

Huawei says preparing Hongmeng OS rollout to replace Android
An application has also been filed in Peru in May, according to the country's antitrust agency Indecopi. The Chinese tech giant, meanwhile, has denied reports that it has cut down smartphone manufacturing.

Encephalitis toll rises to 60, Centre assures help
Delhi, Churu in Rajasthan and Banda and Allahabad in Uttar Pradesh have witnessed temperatures of 48 degrees Celsius and above. The death toll due to the outbreak of viral infection Acute Encephalitis Syndrome (AES) has reached 100 in Bihar on Sunday.

Shahid Kapoor: I regret not doing Rang De Basanti
When asked about Kareena, who married Saif Ali Khan in 2012, he said, "About Kareena, I don't remember, it was a while ago". Actor Shahid Kapoor says working on " Kabir Singh" has been extremely challenging for him - emotionally and physically.

Target registers suffer nationwide outage, leaving some customers in line for hours
Social media reports indicate Target stores may be suffering a significant technology outage this afternoon. Some stores were reported to be handing out free snacks and beverages.

O.J. Simpson joins Twitter and the Internet has mixed feelings
He was later convicted of robbery and kidnapping for an incident where he tried to steal sports memorabilia. As you can imagine, the responses to his decision to enter the Twitter world were something else.

Bethesda Porting Fallout Shelter To Tesla Cars
If video games aren't your cup of tea then soon you will be able to watch Netflix and stream YouTube videos right on the screen. In 2018, Tesla introduced Atari games emulator from 70s and 80s " Teslatari " that runs on Tesla vehicle computers.

Kim Kardashian wears $72K outfit to the White House
Trump's focus on criminal justice, Geoff Garin, a Democratic pollster, said it was limited to "the Kardashians". She added that "seeing the compassion that he's had for criminal justice has been really remarkable".

Warriors star (hamstring) ‘questionable’ for Game 3
I think we were down 12 most of the first half and the place was going nuts. Pascal Siakam scored a playoff career-high 32 points to lead the Raptors.

Aviation Minister offers hope as Jet Airways sinks deep
In terms of traded volume, 35.05 lakh shares were traded on the BSE and over three crore shares changed hands on the NSE . There are restrictions in trading of shares that are under Trade for Trade Segment.

Oil surges after Gulf tanker attacks, stocks claw higher
Secretary of State Mike Pompeo is due to deliver remarks to the media at 1815 GMT, the State Department said without elaborating. The timing of Thursday's reported attack was especially sensitive as Abe's high-stakes diplomacy mission was underway in Iran.

Laila Anderson, Blues superfan recovering from rare illness, hoists Stanley Cup
I shut off my cellphone when the Blues started playing at 9 Tokyo, afraid I might jinx them if I peeked at the score. To say that she gets to come and travel out here and see us play - I'm so happy for her.