23-year-old American national Amanda Knox wants to adopt kids and write books when she finishes her 26-year prison sentence for the murder of Meredith Kercher. Author Rocco Girlanda has spent 8 months with the convict, and will be publishing these ambitious goals with other details of her life in his new book “Take Me With You – Talks with Amanda Knox in Prison.” Get the full story and video below!
The 23-year-old was convicted along with her boyfriend and another man of sexually assaulting and murdering her British roommate in Italy last year. The two girls were said to have started arguing, which escalated when her boyfriend got involved, and resulted in the murder of Meredith Kercher.
Sentenced in December, the American girl is beginning her appeals process in November. She’s been passing the time by cultivating a relationship with Girlanda, who revealed to the press recently that Amanda Knox wants to adopt kids as soon as she’s freed. Girlanda says during their conversations he discovered “her desire to adopt children, her love for Italy despite everything, the significance of friendship.”
The 23-year-old was the protagonist of the extremely public trials concerning the Kercher murder. Her boyfriend Raffaelle Sollecito and Rudy Herman Guede were also charged in connection to the murder, and received 25 and 30 years respectively. Guede managed to reduce his sentence to 16 years after appealing, but all three maintain their innocence. For Girlanda, the desire to get to know Knox grew from curiosity about the 23-year old, who would spend the next 26 year of her life behind bars.
“Everything grew from a desire to get to know an American girl, the same age as one of my daughters, who has found herself to be living in the most dramatic experience of her life,” Girlanda writes in the book. “I think that after so many months, after so many meetings, I succeeded.”
Whether you believe she’s innocent or not, there’s no doubt a year in prison might affect her adoption profile. What do you think of Girlanda’s news that Amanda Knox wants to adopt when she leaves jail? Do you think she’ll be able to even if declared innocent in appeals? Let me know your opinion in the comment section! For more on the story, be sure to check out the video below!