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Amanda Knox, Who Normally Makes Headlines, Working as Cub Reporter

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By    |   Wednesday, 05 Nov 2014 03:55 PM

Twice convicted in Italy for the murder of her roommate, Amanda Knox now is working as a freelance writer for the West Seattle Herald.

"We approached her originally to give her the opportunity of a normal life," editor Patrick Robinson told The Daily Beast. "We simply asked her as we would ask anyone of that age and stage, if they would be interested in writing for us as a qualified writer of that scale and this level of journalism."

Knox, 27, has been locked in the throes of the Italian justice system since 2007 when she and ex-boyfriend Raffaele Sollecito were accused of murdering Meredith Kercher, Knox's flatmate in Perugia, Italy, where she was studying abroad.

She was convicted in 2009 and sentenced to 26 years in prison, but an Italian appeals court threw out the conviction in 2011. Her acquittal was overturned in 2013, and Knox was again found guilty in January. She remains in Seattle while the case is appealed.

Knox began writing for the West Seattle Herald using a pen name, The Daily Beast said. Now writing under her own name, Knox covers a variety of stories, including human-interest pieces and local theater reviews.

"Amanda’s a very bright, very capable, highly qualified writer," Robinson told The Daily Beast. "She’s certainly been through as lot and been very easy to work with and very interested and eager in doing stories."

But Q13 Fox had a different account of Knox’s new writing gig.

The station, which call itself a news partner with The West Seattle Herald, reported that managing editor Ken Robinson said it was Knox who approached the newspaper asking to cover local theater production. He said her criminal case hasn’t affected her work.

"I didn’t really follow the case," he said, according to the station. "It doesn’t matter to me. She’s just a freelancer who writes about the arts."

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