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Originally posted 11/07/2011 03:30PM
A month after their murder convictions were overturned and they were both released from prison, Amanda Knox's ex-boyfriend and co-defendant, Raffaele Sollecito, says the traumatic case destroyed their relationship.
"It's all over between us," an emotional Sollecito, 27, said during an interview on Italian television, according to Britain's Daily Mail. "I still have a great affection towards her but nothing else."
According to Sollecito, their budding romance in Perugia came to an abrupt end when they were accused and later convicted of murdering Knox's roommate, Meredith Kercher, in 2007.
Originally posted 10/14/2011 01:20PM
Amanda Knox's priorities upon being freed from an Italian jail were simple: to touch the grass for the first time in four years, to enjoy a Chinese food takeaway dinner.
Her first public outings have been equally low-key, and observers say she looked at ease back out in society.
Knox spent her first weekend of freedom shopping and taking a day trip with friends and family, according to Britain's Daily Mail.
Originally posted 10/08/2011 12:00PM
She was released from prison only to land in the hot spotlight of the media, but Amanda Knox is finding ways to feel free.
"Amanda did manage even to go out one evening 'undercover,'" her father Curt Knox tells PEOPLE. "Soon, she was recognized by the managers of the establishment who told her not to worry that they wouldn't tell anyone, and to just get on and enjoy her evening."
Other nights are spent quietly at home, Knox says of his daughter, 24, who was tried and convicted of the 2007 murder of her roommate Meredith Kercher in Perugia, Italy, before being released from prison Oct. 3 after a successful appeal.
Originally posted 10/07/2011 12:15PM
She was welcomed home with open arms by friends and family earlier this week in Seattle.
But now, Amanda Knox, whose 2009 murder conviction was overturned in a Perugia, Italy, courtroom on Monday, may be awaiting another special someone.
Amanda's father, Curt Knox, say she's expecting to see her former boyfriend, Raffaele Sollecito, 27, who was also released following the overturn of charges related to the 2007 murder of Amanda's roommate, Meredith Kercher.
"I think Raffaele at some point in time will probably visit Seattle," Curt Knox tells the U.K.'s Daily Telegraph. "It will be very nice for them to actually see each other again."
Originally posted 10/05/2011 07:15PM
Although released from an Italian prison and back home with her family, Amanda Knox's ordeal is far from over, her father says.
The 24-year-old American woman may return to the University of Washington, where she was a student at the time she arrested for the brutal murder of her roommate in 2007, but that remains uncertain as she enters an uncertain future, Curt Knox tells the Associated Press.
"What's the trauma ... and when will it show up, if it even shows up?" he said Tuesday outside his West Seattle home. "She's a very strong girl, but it's been a tough time for her."
Originally posted 10/04/2011 03:50PM
Nancy Grace doesn't see an innocent young woman in Amanda Knox, who was tried and convicted of the 2007 murder of her roommate Meredith Kercher – and then set free Monday after a successful appeal.
"I think that it was a miscarriage of justice," Grace told PEOPLE Monday night after performing a waltz on Dancing with the Stars. "I only hope that Ms. Knox makes something of her life now because she's certainly been given a second chance."
She added, "Very few people are given the chance that she has been given today."
Originally posted 10/05/2011 08:00AM
When Amanda Knox's murder conviction was overturned by an Italian jury on Monday, she was free to do something she hadn't done in four years: touch the grass.
During her four years in an Italian prison, Knox, 24 – who was studying abroad in Perugia when she was accused of the brutal 2007 murder of her roommate Meredith Kercher – spent 22 hours a day inside an 18-ft.-by-13-ft. cell she shared with at least one and sometimes as many as three other inmates.
Every morning, "Amanda would wake up early, make herself coffee, then go out for one of her two hours of outdoor time," her mother Edda Mellas tells PEOPLE in this week's cover story.
Originally posted 10/04/2011 08:50PM
After spending four years in an Italian prison for a murder she says she didn't commit, an emotional and grateful Amanda Knox is back home again.
The American student arrived in Seattle on Tuesday evening and tearfully said she still hasn't adjusted to the surreal events of recent days in which an appeals court overturned her murder conviction.
"I'm really overwhelmed right now," she said in a broken voice. "I was looking down from the airplane and it seemed like everything wasn't real."
Originally posted 10/04/2011 07:45PM
Originally posted 10/04/2011 04:00PM
The signs and banners have gone up in Seattle: "Welcome Home, Amanda."
Four years after she was arrested and jailed for her roommate's murder in Italy, Amanda Knox is on her way back home to Seattle, where a warm homecoming celebration is in the works.
"We've spent a lot of time waiting," her uncle Michael Huff tells the Associated Press. "We're planning a big hug. We'll see day to day how it goes. She's going to have to get acclimated. She's a strong kid."
After an appeals court in Perugia overturned the murder conviction, Knox, 24, boarded a British Airways flight with her family in Rome on Tuesday morning bound for Seattle after a London stopover.
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