Amanda Knox made headlines after she was convicted for the murder of British student Meredith Kercher back in 2007. Now, it seems Knox has put her past behind and is now working as a freelance writer for the West Seattle Herald. “We approached her originally to give her the opportunity of a normal life,” said Patrick Robinson, her editor at the paper. “We simply asked her as we would ask anyone of that age and stage, if they would be interested in writing for us as a qualified writer of that scale and this level of journalism.”
Knox, 27, has been working for the paper for a few months now. Her pieces mostly deal with human interest stories and the local theater scene. When she started out with her new job, her articles were published under a pseudonym but she has since reverted to using her real name in the byline.
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Back in 2007, Knox and her former boyfriend Raffaele Sollecito were found guilty of Kercher’s murder. Kercher and Knox were roommates in Italy when they took part in a student abroad program. Two years later she was acquitted on appeal and was released after serving four years in an Italian prison.
Knox’s legal troubles aren’t over though. In January, the Italian court overturned the acquittal. She was convicted of Kercher’s murder during the retrial and is sentenced to 28 and a half years in prison. There’s no news yet if Knox will be extradited, but she is expected to appeal the verdict.
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Last year, Knox released her memoir called Waiting to Be Heard and the details surrounding the case became fodder for film adaptations including the Lifetime movie Amanda Knox: Murder on Trial in Italy as well as the upcoming Michael Winterbottom film The Face of an Angel which stars Cara Devlevingne in a role inspired by Knox.