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June 20, 2013 at 6:00 AM

Italy’s high court faulted acquittal of Amanda Knox

Knox is innocent

Amanda Knox was originally convicted of the murder of Meredith Kercher in Perugia in Italy in 2009, She served four years of a 26-year sentence before the murder conviction was overturned. [Photo by Giuseppe Bellini/Getty Images.]

Amanda Knox was originally convicted of the murder of Meredith Kercher in Perugia in Italy in 2009, She served four years of a 26-year sentence before the murder conviction was overturned. [Photo by Giuseppe Bellini/Getty Images.]

Yesterday I finished Amanda Knox’s memoir, “Waiting to be Heard,” and then began to wonder how I could show support for this wronged young woman. Today I read The Times article on her acquittal. [“Italy’s top court faults acquittal of Knox,” News, June 19.]

My two children spent semesters abroad in Italy, so Knox’s case interested me from the start. I always felt that she and Raffaele Sollecito were innocent.

I did not think a young person with her background as an excellent student athlete, who had never gotten into serious trouble, and who has the support of her family and friends, could possibly have been part of the grisly murder of Meredith Kercher.

Knox’s book reinforces my feelings. I admire that she takes full responsibility for her choices, and I understand what happened during the cruel questioning she endured, as well as the argument about flawed DNA evidence. I hope that at some point the shadow of this miscarriage of justice will vanish from her life.

Kathleen Glassburn, Edmonds

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