Amanda Knox’s return to Italy was slammed as “inappropriate” by a lawyer representing the family of Meredith Kercher — who was slain in the apartment she shared with the American exchange student.
Knox, 31, arrived in the country Thursday for the first time since her initial 2011 acquittal in the murder of her 21-year-old British roommate.
Knox made the trip with her fiancé, Christopher Robinson, to sit on a panel that will convene Saturday to discuss wrongful convictions at the Italian Criminal Justice Festival in Modena.
Kercher family attorney, Francesco Maresca, criticized the organizers’ decision saying that “inviting her to a technical panel on justice was a mistake.” He added that “lawyers for both parts should have been involved.”
Knox and her boyfriend, Raffaele Sollecito, were initially convicted of Kercher’s slaying before the verdict was overturned. The case flip-flopped in courts until Italy’s highest court definitively acquitted her in 2015.
With Post wires
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