Homicide

Marriage plans and writing occupy Amanda Knox in US

  • FILE -- In this June 27, 2011 file photo, Amanda Knox is escorted by Penitentiary guards, as she arrives for the appeal hearing, in Perugia, Italy. American Amanda Knox and her Italian ex-boyfriend Raffaele Sollecito expect to learn their fate Friday when Italy's highest court hears their appeal of their guilty verdicts in the brutal 2007 murder of Knox's British roommate Meredith Kercher. Several outcomes are possible, including confirmation of the verdicts, a new appeals round, or even a ruling that amounts to an acquittal in the sensational case that has captivated audiences on both sides of the Atlantic. (AP Photo/Stefano Medici)

    FILE -- In this June 27, 2011 file photo, Amanda Knox is escorted by Penitentiary guards, as she arrives for the appeal hearing, in Perugia, Italy. American Amanda Knox and her Italian ex-boyfriend Raffaele Sollecito expect to learn their fate Friday when Italy's highest court hears their appeal of their guilty verdicts in the brutal 2007 murder of Knox's British roommate Meredith Kercher. Several outcomes are possible, including confirmation of the verdicts, a new appeals round, or even a ruling that amounts to an acquittal in the sensational case that has captivated audiences on both sides of the Atlantic. (AP Photo/Stefano Medici)  (The Associated Press)

  • FILE -- In this Oct. 4, 2011 file photo Amanda Knox, flanked by her mother Edda Mellas, gestures at a news conference in Seattle, after returning home from Italy. American Amanda Knox and her Italian ex-boyfriend Raffaele Sollecito expect to learn their fate Friday when Italy's highest court hears their appeal of their guilty verdicts in the brutal 2007 murder of Knox's British roommate Meredith Kercher. Several outcomes are possible, including confirmation of the verdicts, a new appeals round, or even a ruling that amounts to an acquittal in the sensational case that has captivated audiences on both sides of the Atlantic. (AP Photo/Ted S. Warren)

    FILE -- In this Oct. 4, 2011 file photo Amanda Knox, flanked by her mother Edda Mellas, gestures at a news conference in Seattle, after returning home from Italy. American Amanda Knox and her Italian ex-boyfriend Raffaele Sollecito expect to learn their fate Friday when Italy's highest court hears their appeal of their guilty verdicts in the brutal 2007 murder of Knox's British roommate Meredith Kercher. Several outcomes are possible, including confirmation of the verdicts, a new appeals round, or even a ruling that amounts to an acquittal in the sensational case that has captivated audiences on both sides of the Atlantic. (AP Photo/Ted S. Warren)  (The Associated Press)

  • FILE -- In this file photo taken on Nov. 21, 2009, Amanda Knox reacts during a hearing at Perugia's court, Italy. American Amanda Knox and her Italian ex-boyfriend Raffaele Sollecito expect to learn their fate Friday when Italy's highest court hears their appeal of their guilty verdicts in the brutal 2007 murder of Knox's British roommate Meredith Kercher. Several outcomes are possible, including confirmation of the verdicts, a new appeals round, or even a ruling that amounts to an acquittal in the sensational case that has captivated audiences on both sides of the Atlantic.  (AP Photo/Alessandra Tarantino)

    FILE -- In this file photo taken on Nov. 21, 2009, Amanda Knox reacts during a hearing at Perugia's court, Italy. American Amanda Knox and her Italian ex-boyfriend Raffaele Sollecito expect to learn their fate Friday when Italy's highest court hears their appeal of their guilty verdicts in the brutal 2007 murder of Knox's British roommate Meredith Kercher. Several outcomes are possible, including confirmation of the verdicts, a new appeals round, or even a ruling that amounts to an acquittal in the sensational case that has captivated audiences on both sides of the Atlantic. (AP Photo/Alessandra Tarantino)  (The Associated Press)

Despite the murder case hanging over her head, Amanda Knox has tried to lead a normal life in the more than three years since she was freed from an Italian prison.

The 27-year-old former exchange student recently got engaged and has started writing theater reviews and other articles for a weekly paper in her hometown. She graduated from the University of Washington last year with a degree in creative writing.

Mostly left alone by the media in Seattle, she spends time with family and friends, all while observing from afar the legal proceedings that could result in an attempt to send her back to prison in Italy in the slaying of her roommate.

Knox has said she would never willingly return.