Amanda Knox engaged to Seattle musician Colin Sutherland

Knox was convicted of murdering flatmate Meredith Kercher in Italy in 2007

Amanda Knox has said she would not return willingly to Italy. Photograph: Reuters.

Amanda Knox has said she would not return willingly to Italy. Photograph: Reuters.

 

Amanda Knox, convicted in Italy of the murder of her British flat mate Meredith Kercher, is engaged to be married.

Two sources close to Knox, who is 27, confirmed the engagement but were unable to provide details.

According to a Seattle Times newspaper column, Knox is engaged to Colin Sutherland, whom she has known since her school days, though no date has been set for the wedding. The columnist said Sutherland wrote to her while she was in prison.

ABC News, citing Knox’s father, also reported the engagement.

Knox spent four years in an Italian jail after a court found that she and her then boyfriend, Raffaele Sollecito, had murdered 21-year-old British student Meredith Kercher in 2007.

That conviction was overturned on appeal and Knox returned to the United States in 2011, but both were found guilty again at a retrial.

Knox has consistently maintained her innocence and vowed to appeal that ruling, but has also said she would not return willingly to Italy.

Knox has remained in Seattle since being released and has worked as a journalist at a local newspaper.

Reuters