By Amanda Knox
In March 2015, the excellent court docket of Italy exonerated Amanda Knox, writer of the New York Times bestselling memoir Waiting To Be Heard. In an in a while to this newly issued paperback variation, Amanda updates readers on her existence for the reason that 2011, introduces the people who helped her persevere as her case persevered throughout the Italian courts, and stocks her plans for assisting others who've additionally been wrongfully convicted.
In November 2007, 20 year-old Amanda Knox had basically been learning in Perugia, Italy, for a couple of weeks while her buddy and roommate, British scholar Meredith Kercher, was once murdered. The research made headlines world wide, and Amanda's arrest put her on the middle of a media firestorm. After a really debatable trial, she used to be convicted of homicide in 2009. She spent 4 years in an Italian legal until eventually a brand new court docket, which appointed self sufficient specialists to check the prosecution’s DNA proof, affirmatively came upon her blameless in 2011. She lower back domestic to Seattle, Washington.
But simply whilst Amanda notion her criminal nightmare had ended, it all started yet again. In March 2013, Italy’s maximum court docket annulled the acquittal and despatched the case to the reduce courts for additional complaints. even if no new facts was once brought opposed to her, Amanda was once came upon in charge and sentenced to twenty-eight½ years in felony in January, 2014. This selection was once overturned through the Italian perfect court docket, which exonerated her of the homicide charge.
In Waiting to Be Heard, Amanda speaks approximately what it used to be prefer to locate herself imprisoned in another country for against the law she didn't devote, and what sort of she depended on the unwavering aid of her friends and family, a lot of whom made remarkable sacrifices on her behalf. Waiting to Be Heard is an unflinching, heartfelt coming-of-age narrative like no other—now with a brand new afterword, within which Amanda describes the heart-stopping ultimate twists in her struggle for freedom, and her hopes for the future.