Unlike several others involved in complicated, high-profile cases, Amanda Knox, the American student in Italy who was convicted of the murder of her roommate Meredith Kercher and later acquitted, refused to hide her face from the public. Amanda is very present in social media and also works as a freelance journalist in the media.
She wrote the New York bestselling memoir Waiting to Be Heard, in which she describes her life and experiences. According to the writer, she will not be forgotten, because she definitely has something to say. She is also very active in the Innocent Project – she is involved in proving the innocence of wrongly convicted people through DNA.
Who Is Amanda Knox?
She was born on July 9, 1987, in Seattle. Her mother, Edda Mellas, works as a math teacher, while her father, Curt Knox, earns his living as Vice President of Finance at Macy’s. Amanda has a younger sister named Deanna and two stepsisters named Delany and Ashley, her parents divorced when she was young, and her mother married Chris Mellas, an information technology consultant.
She received her early education at Seattle Preparatory High School, then went to the University of Washington to earn a degree in linguistics. She later left the coast of the United States and went to Perugia, Italy, with plans to spend a year at the University for Foreigners. She moved in with 21-year-old Meredith Kercher from London, who also spent a year in Italy to study linguistics. Amanda Knox also started with Raffaele Sollecito, an Italian computer science student whom she met at a classical music concert.
On November 1, 2007, Knox’s roommate was found dead in her house. She had been stabbed to death.
The Murder Case: Is Amanda Knox Innocent?
After her trial for the murder of her roommate Meredith Kercher, which took place in 2007, Amanda Knox and her then-boyfriend Raffaele Sollecito were sentenced to prison terms of 26 and 25 years respectively after they were found guilty. In October 2011 both Amanda and her lover were released and acquitted. However, they were recalled to another trial for the same murder, as the Italian Court of Cassation overturned their acquittals.
The duo was found guilty for the second time in February 2014. Amanda Knox received a sentence of 28.5 years, while her boyfriend was slapped at the age of 25. In the following year, 2015, her second conviction was again overturned by the Italian Supreme Court, when the defense called a witness who testified that the duo was in no way connected to the crime. Amanda and her lover were eventually released and acquitted for the murder, but Amanda’s libel of Kenyan lawyer Patrick Lumumba was upheld, and she received a three-year prison sentence and several fines.
What Is Her Net Worth?
Despite being imprisoned for four years by the Italian authorities, the freelance journalist has been able to accumulate a lot of wealth since her final acquittal. Her current net worth is an impressive $3.5 million, probably from her writing and the documentaries she has starred in. The freelancer has also written remarkable content for various newspapers.
Where Is Amanda Knox Now?
After the final declaration of her innocence, Amanda returned home, completed her studies, and took up work as a journalist. Since then she has written a book entitled Waiting to Be Heard: A memoir that turned out to be a bestseller. The content of the memoirs revolves around her life experiences and was published in 2013. A Netflix documentary on this topic followed in September 2016.
Amanda Knox has shown through her constant public appearances that she is different from others who have gone through such public processes. She appeared at several events, including an event organized by the Innocence Project, a legal organization whose sole purpose is to use DNA to prove the innocence of people facing a false conviction. Amanda and her co-victim Sollecito were involved in this project because of their horrible experience.
Amanda is currently in a love affair with the co-author of War of The Encyclopaedists Christopher Robinson, whom she met at a book party. The couple currently live and work together. It is important to know that Amanda has reviewed the War of The Encyclopaedists.