Amanda Knox writes opinion piece for CNN: Keep fighting for your innocence


Originally posted on Q13 FOX News:

Amanda Knox speaks to the media during a brief press conference in front of her parents' home March 27, 2015 in Seattle, Washington. Knox and Raffaele Sollecito have been acquitted by Italy's highest court in the murder of British student Meredith Kercher, who was killed in her bedroom on November 1, 2007 in Perugia.  Standing behind Knox is her fiance Colin Sutherland. (Photo by Stephen Brashear/Getty Images) Amanda Knox speaks to the media during a brief press conference in front of her parents’ home March 27, 2015 in Seattle, Washington. Knox and Raffaele Sollecito have been acquitted by Italy’s highest court in the murder of British student Meredith Kercher, who was killed in her bedroom on November 1, 2007 in Perugia. Standing behind Knox is her fiance Colin Sutherland. (Photo by Stephen Brashear/Getty Images)

By Amanda Knox

Editor’s note: Amanda Knox is the author of “Waiting to Be Heard,” which tells the story of her studies in Italy, prosecution in a murder case and ultimate acquittal. The book is out in paperback this week with a new afterword. The opinions expressed in this commentary are solely those of the author.

The first time I attended the Innocence Network Conference in 2014, I had to be coaxed into going. Greg Hampikian, director of the Innocence Project…

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Sarah Pearce Freed in Idaho after nearly 12 years in prison


Originally posted on Wrongful Convictions Blog:

Sarah Pearce hugs her aunt as she leaves the Canyon County, Idaho Jail.  Her mother and champion Anita Brown looks on. Sarah Pearce hugs her aunt as she leaves the Canyon County, Idaho Jail. Her mother and champion Anita Brown looks on.

From Idaho Innocence Project press release:

After over twelve years of incarceration, Sarah Pearce’s quest for freedom ended today when she was granted post-conviction relief in the District Court of Idaho’s Third Judicial District. Sarah (31) was convicted of six felonies in 2003, including aiding and abetting the 2000 attempted murder of Linda LeBrane. She was sentenced to a fifteen year determinate period of incarceration with an indeterminate life sentence. Sarah has always steadfastly maintained her innocence.

After over five years of litigation, post-conviction relief was granted in the form of Sarah being resentenced to time served. Sarah said she looks forward to spending time with her family, jogging, attending school, and volunteering for the IIP.  At the hearing Pearce said “This is a tragic misidentification … I did…

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