Amanda Knox just unlocked her Instagram so now the whole world can see her cat pictures
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Amanda Knox has built up a reputation for privacy since her conviction for murder was overturned and she returned to the US. The American was accused of killing Brit and fellow exchange student Meredith Kercher in 2007, and spent four years imprisoned in Italy. But following her 2016 Netflix documentary series, Knox has taken another step into the public – this time by unlocking her formerly private Instagram account. The account reveals a love of travel and her boyfriend, and particularly cats. Essentially, this could be any 20-something’s Instagram. Knox and her then Italian boyfriend, Raffaele Sollecito, were convicted of killing and sexually assaulting Kercher in 2009, having spent two years in prison after the first accusations in 2007. They were both acquitted in 2011, had their convictions upheld in 2014 (by which time Knox was back in America), and had the convictions definitively acquitted in 2015 by the supreme court. The case drew a lot of attention around the world, leading to the popular documentary released by Netflix in 2016. Since her release the 29-year-old, who was 20 at the time Kercher was killed, has campaigned for wrongly incarcerated prisoners and the welfare of inmates. The Seattle resident’s Instagram shows Knox in locations around the world, from Canada to Germany and beyond, and a particular fondness for cats. Knox’s first post is from 2015, and she’s a frequent poster – sharing a lot of her life on the social media site. The account also shows Knox getting a tattoo. Since returning to the US, Knox has released a book and is a freelance journalist. The only person to be convicted for the murder of Kercher is Rudy Guede, a petty criminal from Perugia who is serving a 16-year prison sentence.
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