PERUGIA, Italy – Amanda Knox has opened her heart in a series of letters to her co-accused and former boyfriend about prison life and their ongoing murder trial.
The American student, 21, is accused of the brutal sex murder of her British housemate Meredith Kercher, also 21, in Perugia, Italy.
In one of the letters to Raffaele Sollecito, 25, she writes a poem in Italian to him called Ho Una Sola Vita (I Have Only One Life).
On Feb. 13, Knox wrote: "It was good to see you again today. We got to exchange a few more glances than usual, though I have to admit, I'm not good at reading the subtle messages that one passes through the features of the face, nor can I read lips."
In another letter to Sollecito the next day, Knox writes about life in her cell at Perugia's Capanne jail.
"Are you alone in your cell?" she asks. "The thing about women's prison is there [are] about 70 of us altogether at the maximum and we all live on the same floor, so all of us are mixed together regardless of the length or type of conviction."
"For instance in my very own cell I'm living with a drug addict, a thief and an accomplice to murder... if I have to get down to their crimes they are here for."
In another letter to Sollecito on Feb.18, she writes of their relationship and says: "I try not to think about "what ifs" at all but these aren't sad at all for me to think about."
"We could have really had something special, it's true."