Amanda Knox was ‘genuinely afraid’ to return to Italy because of death threats
Amanda Knox revealed that she still receives death threats from people who don’t believe her innocence which made returning to Italy difficult.
In an interview with NBC News anchor Lester Holt, Knox tearfully details what it was like to travel to the Criminal Justice Festival in Modena in June.
“We spoke on the phone shortly before you made that trip,” Holt said. “And you sounded like you were genuinely afraid.”
“I was genuinely afraid,” Knox replied. “The fact that I had been invited by the Italy Innocence Project and welcomed to take part in their event was tremendously important to me. But that didn’t change the fact that I still have people who send me messages describing how they’re going to murder me.”
Later in the interview, Knox said the court of public opinion had still no exonerated her.
“Do you care what people think anymore?” Holt asked.
“I wonder if people would care about my experience beyond whether they think I’m guilty or innocent,” she said. “I worry that when I meet people they will have a great conversation with me face to face, and then they’ll walk away and go, ‘Yeah, I talked to the killer Amanda Knox.'”
“It’s hard to trust.”
Knox was charged with the murder of her British roommate Meredith Kercher in 2007 was convicted. She served several years before she was acquitted by Italy’s highest court in March 2015.