Amanda Knox is ‘full of joy’ after an Italian court ruled her innocence in the murder of British student Meredith Kercher. Amanda broke down in tears in an emotional statement while addressing the press on March 27, saying how her life has been ‘saved.’
Now that Amanda Knox, 27, is finally a free woman after her and her Italian ex-boyfriend, Raffaelo Sollecito’s, names have been cleared of murder, Amanda is overwhelmed with joy. The Seattle-native delivered a tearful statement hours after her acquittal where she repeatedly expressed how “grateful” she is with the court’s decision to free her.
Amanda Knox’s Statement After Murder Conviction Was Overturned
Amanda addressed the press outside of her mother’s home in Seattle on March 27, hours after after her conviction was overturned by an Italian court.
“I’m incredibly grateful for what has happened. For the justice I have received, for the support I have had from everyone, from my family and my friends to strangers,” Amanda said, according to the Daily Mail.
We can imagine this must feel like a huge weight being lifted off her chest, as it’s been one long ride since Meredith Kercher’s murder in 2007. Amanda could have faced 28 years in prison if she was convicted of killing her former roommate.
“You have saved my life and I’m so grateful to have my life back,” Amanda continued to say. “Thank you and that’s all I can say. Right now I’m still absorbing what all of this means and what comes to mind is my gratitude for the life that has been given to me. I’m still absorbing the present moment which is full of joy.”
When asked more about Meredith, Amanda called her a “friend”, and refused to answer who she believed to have killed her.
Amanda and her former boyfriend, Raffaelo, were found guilty of Meredith’s murder in 2009. In 2011, their convictions were overturned, and both Meredith and Raffaelo were retried in 2013.
Now that she can get on with having a normal life, Amanda is set to wed her longtime friend, Colin Sutherland, 27.
The couple, who has known each other since middle school, reportedly became closer after Colin wrote to Amanda while she was in an Italian prison. Amanda certainly has a lot of love and support around her during this emotional time.
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— Julianne Ishler