Amanda Knox, the American woman who was accused of killing her roommate while studying abroad in Italy, compared her arrest and subsequent prison time to a possible Donald Trump re-election as U.S. citizens anxiously await a finally tally of the 2020 Presidential Election vote.
As the Daily Beast reports, Knox — known as “Foxy Knoxy” — posted a message on Twitter just before midnight on Tuesday saying: “Whatever happens, the next four years can’t be as bad as that four-year study abroad I did in Italy, right?”
Whatever happens, the next four years can't be as bad as that four-year study abroad I did in Italy, right?
— Amanda Knox (@amandaknox) November 4, 2020
Knox was studying abroad in Perugia, Italy, when her roommate, a 21-year-old Meredith Kercher, a British national, was found brutally murdered in the home they shared. Knox, along with her then-boyfriend, Raffaele Sollecito, was arrested for Kercher’s murder and was twice found guilty before her and Sollecito’s convictions were invalidated in 2011. Both were retried, after Knox had returned to the U.S., and in 2014 were re-convicted. The next year, the Italian Supreme Court overturned both convictions. Knox now lives in her hometown of Seattle and has published a memoir about her experience.
As of Wednesday morning, Knox’s tweet has not been deleted, despite overwhelming criticism on the Twitter platform.
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