Amanda Knox appeared at an event held in Portland, Ore. Friday for a program called the Innocence Project of Oregon. Portland Tribune reports April 13 that the young woman who's been twice convicted and cleared once for the murder of her roommate in Italy, supported the project.
The event put on was in support for those wrongly convicted of crimes. It makes sense that Amanda Knox would be interested in showing up at this type of thing. She has maintained her innocence all along in the murder of Meredith Kercher.
According to the report, Oregon Innocence Project is the only program in the entire state that thoroughly investigates inmates' claims of innocence. They test DNA and have issues brought to court when needed.
KOIN 6 News spoke with Knox and she described the bond she feels with those who are part of the Innocence Project. “This is a family. We all understand each other," she said. When it came to what kept her head up in prison, she said “you have one life" and must “fight for yourself.”
My Northwest cited KGW in other comments Amanda Knox made at the event on Friday.
"I'm feeling less alone here," Knox said. "I'm gaining inspiration and knowledge here and I hope to be able to carry that with me as I continue."
Knox and her boyfriend were accused of the 2007 murder of Kercher. In 2009 she was convicted then acquitted in 2011. In January an Italian court turned over the decision to guilty.