Nine years later, Amanda Knox is still on a quest to prove to the world that she isn’t guilty of the heinous murder of Meredith Kercher. In a new piece for USA TODAY, Knox, tells a gripping tale of how her life even exonerated from the murder is the same as if she were still guilty of the murder in the eyes of Italy’s court.
Every day for the past nine years I’ve been called a slut and murderer by total strangers. In prison, it was hate mail. Outside of prison, it’s social media and hate mail. “Teach me how to get away with murder.” “I hope you will be alone forever.” “Murderess.” “Psychopath.” “Whore.” One person promised, in a comment on my personal website, to kidnap me in broad daylight, rip out my teeth and fingernails, electrocute me, and carve Meredith Kercher’s name into my body.
Meredith was a kind and outgoing British student who was murdered by Rudy Guede. She was my roommate, and I was accused of her murder by a prosecutor whose insane theories and disregard for evidence landed me in prison for four years. Italy’s highest court ultimately exonerated me, finding “stunning flaws” in the investigation and “an absolute lack of biological traces” connecting me to the crime.
Read the full piece in USA TODAY