Amanda Knox, 27, who was the prime suspect in the November 2007 murder of Meredith Kercher, has been receiving death threats.
On Friday, the Italian Supreme Court reversed the charges inflicted on Knox for brutally killing the English student.
However, Knox has been subjected to harassment ever since and is receiving serious threats. The Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) is conducting an investigation into the matter.
According to a source close to the family, Knox knew the people sending these threats.
“We’ve been given reason to believe they have the ability to carry out their threats,” they said.
“We know who it is and their address. The FBI is investigating. The vast majority of internet trolls harassing Amanda are British.”
Meredith was found dead in her bedroom in Perugia, Italy, sexually assaulted and her throat slashed. She was a 21-year-old student.
Knox and her then boyfriend, Raffaele Sollecito, were arrested by the Italian police in 2007 for the murder of Kercher. Also arrested was a third suspect, Diya Patrick Lumumba, who was released.
Knox and Sollecito were imprisoned for a year before appearing for trial. On December 2009, they were found guilty and sentenced to 26 and 25 years, respectively.
However, their acquittals in 2011 after appearing for an appeal trial were repealed, and they were once again convicted in 2014.
The latest development in the case came on Friday, when the apex court of Italy dismissed the charges against the duo, saying the evidence could not lead to a conviction.
According to Mirror, Arline Kercher, Meredith’s mother, said, “I am a bit surprised and shocked if I’m honest.
“I don’t know what to say. I can’t see how evidence that was once deemed evidence is now no longer thought to be evidence. I am still shocked.”
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