Amanda Knox Posts Bizarre Twitter Thread on Her 2007 Murder Acquittal

Amanda Knox, 35, of Seattle, posted a thread of strange tweets on Friday. Knox, who was acquitted of the 2007 killing of her roommate Meredith Kercher due to a lack of evidence, posted a bizarre Twitter thread on Friday detailing how she came to terms with her initial conviction.

Knox tweeted that she had an epiphany in jail as she came to terms with her sentence and thought about ‘alternate realities’ in prison about her being murdered instead of Meredith and another in which she killed herself.

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Knox said she is still walking a ‘tightrope’ after being acquitted of the 2007 murder of Leeds University student Meredith Kercher, 21, who was found stabbed to death with her throat slashed in the apartment’s bedroom she shared with Knox in the Italian town of Perugia.

Kercher, from Coulson, Surrey, England, was killed three months after moving to Italy for a study abroad course.

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Knox, who was 20 then, and her Italian boyfriend, Raffaele Sollecito, then 23, were arrested four days later as prosecutors alleged the murder was part of a sex game gone awry.

They were convicted of raping and killing Kercher twice in Italian court and spent nearly four years in prison before their convictions were overturned due to a lack of evidence linking them to the crime.

A court ruling ordered the Italian state to pay Knox $21,000 in damages.

Rudy Guede, 34, was found guilty after his DNA was discovered on Kercher’s body despite his claims that he was in the bathroom listening to music when she was killed.

He was freed from prison after serving 13 years of a 30-year term.

Upon release, he said Knox ‘knows the truth, and I know the truth.’

The 35-year-old lamented being ‘locked away for the best years of my life’ and ‘deprived of opportunities’ – labeling her life ‘small, cruel, sad and unfair.’

Knox said she suddenly realized she had to stop ‘waiting’ for her life to start and accept her sentence quietly by finding joy through sit-ups, writing letters, and reading.

She even tweeted a photo of herself serving her 26-year jail sentence while discussing her epiphany.

She wrote: ‘What if I had been home that night, not Meredith, and Rudy Guede had killed me instead?

‘What if I was acquitted and freed in five years? In ten?

What if I served my entire sentence and came home in my late 40s a barren, bereft woman? What if I killed myself…’

She said she examined these thoughts in ‘vivid detail,’ – a process which stopped them from ‘creeping’ into her nightmares.

But Knox explained her ’emotional default setting remained firmly stuck on sad’ during her time in prison, adding, ‘I woke up sad, spent the entire day sad and went to sleep sad.’

However, she says she found meaning through ‘sit-ups, walking laps, writing a letter, reading a book.’

‘I was slowly and deliberately walking a tightrope across a bottomless foggy abyss,’ she wrote.

‘In many ways, though I’m now free, legally vindicated, a woman with a career in the arts (as I’d always dreamed), an advocate for justice (which I never dreamed), a wife with a loving husband, a mother with a joyous child…I’m still walking that tightrope,’ she added.

Knox signed off the thread with a photograph of herself grinning in prison, writing: ‘Everyone is going through something even when they’re smiling.’

Many Twitter users praised Knox for her thread, while some accused her of narcissism.

One user tweeted: ‘And yet it’s still ALL about you. Please go away and be quiet! A daughter and sister was murdered, and she is the most important person in this horrific event, not you.’

Knox has since rebranded herself as an activist, writer, and podcast host.

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She married novelist and poet Christopher Robinson, 39, and the pair now live in Seattle with their baby girl.

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