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Amanda Knox, swarmed by media, returns to Italy for the first time since acquittal



Amanda Knox returned to Italy for the first time since she was imprisoned and later acquitted in the murder of her British roommate.

Knox, 31, was invited to speak at a conference organized by the Italy Innocence Project, which works

On Twitter Wednesday, Knox said she is not doing interviews before her speech in Modena in the hope that her speech "will speak for itself."

"The Italy Innocence project didn't exist when I was wrongly convicted in Perugia," Knox said on Twitter last month. "I was honored to accept their invitation to the Italian people at this historic event and returned to Italy for the first time." Knox was arriving at Linate Airport in Milan on Thursday morning, swarmed by media. 19659002] Knox and Raffaele Sollecito, her then-boyfriend, were convicted in the killing Meredith Kercher, a British student and Knox's roommate, in 2007. After a retrial and a series of controversies, Italy's highest court annulled Knox's convictions in 2015. [19659008] Ben Kesslen writes for NBC News.

Associated Press and Reuters contributed.


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