Amanda Knox engaged to a former school friend

The woman at the centre of the Meredith Kercher murder trial is set to wed a Seattle-based musician

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Amanda Knox is set to marry a musician she's known since school who reportedly wrote to her while she was in jail in Italy.

Knox, 27, got engaged to marry Seattle-based musician Colin Sutherland last week, the Seattle Times reports. Knox emailed the reporter to confirm the engagement, but did not comment further. 


British student Meredith Kercher, Knox's roomate, was found murdered in their house in Perugia, Italy, in November 2007. She was found guilty of killing Kercher in 2009 and was sent to prison, but the conviction was overturned on appeal in 2011.

Due to the complicated nature of the Italian legal system, Knox was re-convicted in 2014, along with ex-boyfriend Raffaele Sollecito, and on March 25, a court will decide whether she has to face re-trial.

Sutherland, also 27, went to middle-school with Knox in Seattle, and the Seattle Times says that he wrote to her while she was incarcerated.