Amanda Knox Working As Seattle Reporter
Amanda Knox, who was convicted, acquitted and re-convicted of killing her former roommate Meredith Kercher, has found a job working as a cub reporter for West Seattle Herald according to the paper itself.
In 2007, Knox and her then-boyfriend Raffaele Sollecito were both convicted in Italy, where the crime took place. Knox, an American, was imprisoned for four years though much of the prosecution’s narrative was found to be flawed. They were released in 2011 and quickly returned to America. Both were again tried in an Italian court—this time in absentia—and were found guilty. The case is again in appeal.
“We approached her originally to give her the opportunity of a normal life,” Patrick Robinson, editor at the Herald said. “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 had studied creative writing while in Perugia, Italy at the University for Foreigners before the death of Kercher. Knox was originally from west Seattle, and during her trial, she found many supporters in the area who held vigils and hung signs in shows of solidarity.
“Amanda’s a very bright, very capable, highly qualified writer,” Robinson said. “She’s certainly been through a lot and been very easy to work with and very interested and eager in doing stories.”
As a freelance writer for the Herald, Knox has been reporting human interest stories and covering local theater, including a high school rendition of Tom Stoppard’s Rosencrantz and Guildenstern Are Dead. Despite currently residing in the United States and despite her citizenship, if the final appeal in the Italian courts still find her guilty, she may be extradited back to Perugia as Rudy Guede had been extradited from Germany to serve a 28 year sentence for his role in Kercher’s murder.