By Amanda Knox
In March 2015, the splendid courtroom of Italy exonerated Amanda Knox, writer of the New York Times bestselling memoir Waiting To Be Heard. In an later on to this newly issued paperback variation, Amanda updates readers on her lifestyles considering that 2011, introduces the people who helped her persevere as her case persevered throughout the Italian courts, and stocks her plans for supporting others who've additionally been wrongfully convicted.
In November 2007, 20 year-old Amanda Knox had merely been learning in Perugia, Italy, for a couple of weeks whilst her good friend and roommate, British scholar Meredith Kercher, was once murdered. The research made headlines worldwide, and Amanda's arrest positioned her on the middle of a media firestorm. After an exceptionally arguable trial, she used to be convicted of homicide in 2009. She spent 4 years in an Italian felony until eventually a brand new court docket, which appointed self sufficient specialists to check the prosecution’s DNA proof, affirmatively came across her blameless in 2011. She back domestic to Seattle, Washington.
But simply whilst Amanda suggestion her felony nightmare had ended, it all started yet again. In March 2013, Italy’s optimum courtroom annulled the acquittal and despatched the case to the reduce courts for extra lawsuits. even supposing no new proof used to be brought opposed to her, Amanda used to be discovered to blame and sentenced to twenty-eight½ years in felony in January, 2014. This choice was once overturned by means of the Italian splendid court docket, which exonerated her of the homicide charge.
In Waiting to Be Heard, Amanda speaks approximately what it was once wish to locate herself imprisoned overseas for a criminal offense she didn't devote, and what sort of she trusted the unwavering aid of her friends and family, lots of whom made notable 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.