Amanda Knox

Amanda Marie Knox ( born July 9, 1987 in Seattle, Washington) is an American student and book author who became known as the accused in the murder of Meredith Kercher world.


Amanda Knox was born as the eldest of three daughters of Edda and Curt Knox, who divorced when she was still a toddler. Knox grew up in Seattle and graduated 2005, the Seattle Preparatory High School. After that, she began studying linguistics at the University of Washington.

The murder of Meredith Kercher

On 1 November 2007, the British exchange student Meredith Kercher was robbed and killed in Perugia, Italy in her apartment. Along with her then-boyfriend, Raffaele Sollecito, Knox was accused in this murder case.

On 4 December 2009 a jury she and Sollecito was due to evidence of murder. Knox was sentenced to a term of imprisonment of 26 years. On 3 October 2011, the appellate court in Perugia quashed the sentences against Knox and Sollecito and both acquitted. The acquittal was not in doubt or just for lack of evidence, but because of proven innocence of the accused, who had not committed the crime, the Court considers ( Italian " per il fatto non aver commesso "). Knox was released from prison and returned to the United States.

On March 26, 2013, the Supreme Court of Cassation Italian Court of Cassation quashed the acquittals and ordered a retrial. On September 30, 2013 began in Florence in the absence of Knox, the fourth process. On 30 January 2014, it was again guilty of murder and sentenced to 28 ½ years in prison.

In her book to be time include portrays Knox the process from their perspective.

In the event that she would live long in prison, Knox wrote a letter to her fictional child.


  • Waiting to Be Heard. Harper Collins, New York City, USA, 2012. Time to be heard. Droemer, Munich, 2013, ISBN 978-3-426-27606-8.