Amanda Knox Returns to Italy and Twitter Is Not Impressed: 'She's Trolling Your Country'

For the first time since her 2011 murder acquittal, Amanda Knox is back in Italy, to participate in a wrongful conviction panel Saturday.

Knox, who announced her participation in the Italy Innocence Project last month, gained global attention in 2007 after suspicion fell on her and then-boyfriend Raffaele Sollecito for the murder of her roommate Meredith Kercher.
After multiple trials and overturned rulings, Knox spent four years in prison for slander and having unjustly accusted a Congolese bar owner of the crime.

Rudy Guede, a 32-year-old Ivorian film actor, was found guilty of Kercher's murder in 2008 and is currently serving a 16-year sentence.

"The Italy Innocence Project didn't yet exist when I was wrongly convicted in Perugia," Knox tweeted in May. "I'm honored to accept their invitation to speak to the Italian people at this historic event and return to Italy for the first time."

Prior to traveling to Italy, the 31-year-old penned an essay titled "Your Content, My Life," which delves into her decision to accept the invitation to the upcoming panel, in place of media interviews.

"I've chosen not to do interviews in the lead-up to Italy, in the hopes that what I will say in Modena will speak for itself," Knox tweeted Wednesday. "That said, @manunderbridge & I did write this piece for @Medium about what happens when your life becomes someone else's content."

A segment of her essay read: "While on trial for a murder I didn't commit, my prosecutor painted me as a sex-crazed femme fatale, and the media profited for years by sensationalizing an already sensational and utterly unjustified story,"

"It's on us to stop making and stop consuming such irresponsible media," she added.

Observers on Twitter weren't too keen about Knox's return to italy.

"Italy, if you're listening, you will not cause an international incident if you arrest Amanda Knox's goofy a**," Twitter user @cooperjackson wrote Thursday. "She's trolling your country, taunting your criminal justice system, and humiliating your sovereignty."

"Amanda Knox is returning to Italy for closure. I go out of my way to avoid my local deli because six years ago I replied with 'you too' after the cashier said thank you," @RealQuinn added.

"Amanda Knox probably just misses the media attention," @Sw33tss_ concluded.

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Amanda Knox is escorted to her appeal hearing at Perugia's Court of Appeal on September 29, 2011 in Perugia, Italy. Getty Images