AMANDA KNOX TO RETURN TO ITALY
Amanda Knox is returning to Italy for the first time since she was convicted and imprisoned, but ultimately acquitted, in the murder and sexual assault of her British roommate in the hilltop university town of Perugia. The 31-year-old American was invited to attend a conference June 1315 organized in Modena by the Criminal Chamber of the northern city and the Italy Innocence Project, which seeks to help people who have been convicted of crimes they did not commit.
Knox will be speaking on the role of the media in judicial errors on the last day of the conference. “The Italy Innocence Project didn’t yet exist when I was wrongly convicted in Perugia. I’m honoured to accept their invitation to speak to the Italian people at this historic event and return to Italy for the first time,” Knox, who is from Seattle, said on Twitter.