The Sudbury Star - - WORLD -

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.

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