Saturday, October 2, 2010
Amanda Knox is now 23 years old. Harsh reality has sobered her up: No longer the sweet and trusting coed with the glowing complexion and all-American smile, the change is palpable. At her preliminary court appearance on slander charges on Oct. 1, press said she "appeared nervous" , "drawn and pale", and that she is clearly worried about her pending appeal in November.
Knox has reason to worry: It seems that almost a year after her conviction on murder charges, she has faded from the public mind - although books and films in the making still abound - and she is on the last leg of her journey to win back her freedom and her life as a young American.