Being a convicted felon in the United States can make it extremely hard to land a job. Not so for re-convicted murderer Amanda Knox.
Knox became internationally infamous for the role she played in the 2007 murder of British student Meredith Kercher.
The two were then acquitted two years later, which allowed Knox to return to the United States. Her decision to leave the country helped her avoid prison when an Italian court upheld the original ruling.
Amanda Knox, who maintains her innocence in the death of Meredith Kercher, fully intends to appeal and will likely fight attempts to extradite her.
In the meantime, the 27-year-old is working as a freelance reporter for the West Seattle Herald.
— The Daily Telegraph (@dailytelegraph) November 6, 2014
The best part? Apparently Knox never actually applied for the job.
According to her editor Patrick Robinson, “We approached her originally to give her the opportunity of a normal life.”
Robinson also seems to suggest that her notoriety had absolutely nothing to do with the decision.
“We simply asked [Amanda] as we would ask anyone of that age and stage, if [she] would be interested in writing for us as a qualified writer.”
Knox has been making the most of her time working for the small Seattle paper. She’s reportedly written human interest stories as well as reported on local theater events. Though Amanda Knox initially began her work under a pseudonym, stories were eventually published under her true name.
— CNN Wire (@CNNWire) November 5, 2014
Robinson had high praise for the controversial figure.
“Amanda’s a very bright, very capable, highly qualified writer.”
Earlier this year Knox returned to the University of Washington to complete her creative writing degree.
It’s looking more and more like a best-selling novel may be on the way at some point. She did get a $4 million book deal.
The question is as her case develops, will she be writing it from the comfort of her own home…or a not so cozy prison cell in Italy?