Amanda Knox Wants You to Pay for Her Outer Space Wedding
The American woman who was convicted and then acquitted of killing her roommate in Italy needs money to get married.
Amanda Knox, the American woman who was convicted, then acquitted, of murdering her roommate, wants wedding donations to pay for the "best party ever."
She and fiance Christoper Robinson are pleading for help in funding their 2020 outer space-themed nuptials, via a wedding registry site.
"Let's face it, we don't need any more stuff," the couple says. "What we do need is help putting on the best party ever for our family and friends!"
Every donor will receive a copy of "The Cardio Tesseract," a book of love poems penned by Knox and Robinson. A sample verse reads: "I will drip butter on your scallop, you will lure me to the dance floor & the family barbecue which smells of your step-dad's lust for hickory smoke & is accentuated by your Oma's pickley charm."
Knox, 32, spent four years in an Italian prison after being convicted of killing her British roommate, who was found half-naked with her throat cut, in the women's home. The 2007 trial generated international headlines. Prosecutors said Knox and then-boyfriend Raffaele Sollecito murdered Kercher in a sexual game that went off the rails.
The pair were freed in 2011 after an appeals court found them not guilty, but were again convicted in 2013, this time in absentia. They were then acquitted for a second time in 2015.
In June, Knox appeared in Italy for the first time since her exoneration, addressing a criminal justice symposium on wrongful convictions.
"We had to spend our wedding funds on this challenging and important journey," says the wedding registry site. "It was well worth it. Amanda reached some hearts, and healed a bit of her own."
Donors are asked to spend $10,000 a pop, or as little as $25, to fund a space oddity ceremony that will feature a time travel machine. For a $500 donation, the couple will shout your name on the dance floor when Madonna's "Lucky Star" plays.
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