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WorldAmanda Knox, swarmed by media, returns to Italy for the first time since acquittal

15:30  13 june  2019
15:30  13 june  2019 Source:   nbcnews.com

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ROME (AP) — Amanda Knox is returning to Italy for the first time since she was convicted and imprisoned, but ultimately acquitted , in the The trials of Knox and Sollecito drew international media attention, with early allegations appearing in Italian media that apparently affected their initial verdicts.

Amanda Knox says she is returning to Italy for the first time since she was convicted and imprisoned, but ultimately acquitted , for the murder and sexual assault of her British roommate Meredith Kercher in the university hilltop town of Perugia. (AP Photo/Ted S. Warren).

Amanda Knox returned to Italy for the first time since she was imprisoned and later acquitted in the murder of her British roommate.

Knox, 31, was invited to speak at a conference organized by the Italy Innocence Project, which works to aid those falsely accused and charged.

On Twitter Wednesday, Knox said she is not doing interviews before her speech in Modena in the hope that her speech "will speak for itself."

"The Italy Innocence Project didn't yet exist when I was wrongly convicted in Perugia," Knox said on Twitter last month. "I'm honored to accept their invitation to speak to the Italian people at this historic event and return to Italy for the first time."

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ROME — Amanda Knox is returning to Italy for the first time since she was convicted and imprisoned, but ultimately acquitted , in the murder and sexual assault of her British roommate in the hilltop university town of Perugia. The American was invited to attend a conference June 14-15

ROME — Amanda Knox is returning to Italy for the first time since she was convicted and imprisoned, but ultimately acquitted , in the murder and sexual assault of her British roommate in the hilltop university town of Perugia. The American was invited to attend a conference June 14-15

Amanda Knox, swarmed by media, returns to Italy for the first time since acquittal© Daniele Mascolo Amanda Knox arrives at Milan's Linate airport, Italy, June 13, 2019.

Knox was seen arriving at Linate Airport in Milan on Thursday morning, swarmed by media.

Knox and Raffaele Sollecito, her then-boyfriend, were convicted in the killing Meredith Kercher, a British student and Knox's roommate, in 2007. After a retrial and a series of controversies, Italy's highest court annulled Knox's convictions in 2015.

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The couple gazes brightly at the camera, posing for a selfie like the thousands posted on Instagram every day. "Here we go Wish us, 'Buon viaggio!'" the accompanying caption reads. Such hopes for "a good trip" would be unremarkable, were it not for two facts: First, that the woman in the picture is Amanda Knox; and second, that the image marked the start of the 31-year-old American's return to Italy for the first time since she was twice convicted -- and finally exonerated -- of the murder of her British roommate, Meredith Kercher in a series of sensational and controversial court cases.

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