Amanda Knox to marry musician Colin Sutherland
Amanda Knox is to get married to New York musician Colin Sutherland, reports say.
The former student was convicted in Italy over the murder of her British roommate Meredith Kercher.
Amanda Knox, 27, is engaged to Colin Sutherland, also 27, whom she has known since her school days, according to The Seattle Times. Colin Sutherland moved from New York to Seattle.
He does bass and vocals for Johnny Pumps – a Strokes-inspired indie rock band.
Colin Sutherland and his mates call themselves a “slag rock” band that formed in 2013 with their debut self-released album That Escalated Quickly.
Johnny Pumps has played a string of small shows in Manhattan and Brooklyn and doesn’t appear to have played outside New York in their brief history.
On the band’s website, Colin Sutherland is referred to as being the member of the band who “likes flat soda”.
Amanda Knox was recently hired as a freelance writer at the West Seattle Herald.
Her conviction for the 2007 murder of Meredith Kercher was re-instated in absentia by an Italian court in 2014.
Amanda Knox, who returned to the US after her original conviction was overturned, has always maintained her innocence.
Meredith Kercher was stabbed to death in the flat she shared in Perugia with Amanda Knox.
Rudy Guede from Ivory Coast, who was also convicted of her murder, is currently serving a 16-year sentence in prison.
Amanda Knox was also arrested days after the murder, along with her Italian boyfriend at the time, Raffaelle Sollecito. Both pleaded not guilty to the offence.
They were tried and convicted in 2009.
However, in 2011, an eight-member jury cleared both defendants of the murder, after doubts were raised over procedures used to gather DNA evidence.
A retrial was ordered after prosecutors argued that important evidence had been disregarded. In 2014, the guilty verdict was re-instated.
Amanda Knox has said she will not voluntarily return to Italy. Raffaelle Sollecito remains in the country.
An Italian court will rule on March 25 on whether to uphold the latest verdict.
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