Protesting her recent murder conviction by an Italian court, American student Amanda Knox posted a defiant photo on Twitter this week claiming her and her ex-boyfriend’s innocence in the death of British student Meredith Kercher.
The photo of Knox holding a sign that reads “siamo innocenti,” or "we are innocent," was posted on her blog and Twitter account.
— Amanda Marie Knox (@amamaknox) February 11, 2014
Knox and Sollecito were convicted in 2009 after Knox's roommate Meredith Kercher was found dead in their Perugia apartment. The verdict was overturned two years later, but an Italian appeals court once again found the pair guilty on Jan. 30.
The Telegraph reports that Knox and Sollecito are appealing the latest verdict, which will go before Italy’s supreme court later in 2014 or early 2015.
Knox, who did not appear in court during the recent trial, has vowed to fight extradition from the U.S. to Italy. The 26-year-old spent four years in jail before her 2011 acquittal, and now faces a 28.5 year sentence, according to ABC news.
Sollecito, who is Italian, has been ordered to stay in Italy during proceedings and faces 25 years in jail. Both have published memoirs detailing their version of the events surrounding Kercher’s death.
Twitter users were quick to criticize Knox’s post, posting their own parodies to the social media platform.
— Blitz quotidiano (@BlitzQuotidiano) February 12, 2014
— MK (@santamariaxx) February 12, 2014