The Amanda Knox/Rafaelle Sollecito Appeal


We are within hours of knowing whether study abroad student, Amanda Knox, and her Italian ex-boyfriend, Raffaele Sollecito will win their appeal of the conviction of the murder of Meredith Kercher, a British study abroad student.

As many of you have asked me directly and/or assumed you knew my position, please know that I will be writing a post after the verdict to share my beliefs.  I have tried to write about the case in terms of how it impacts study abroad and will honor that until there is a verdict.

I’d like to ask each of you to take a moment to remember Meredith Kercher.  From all reports, she was a delightful, joyful and bright young woman.  What happened to her is unimaginable.  Her family has been through hell and they stood together again today with such grace, despite the pressure and pain.

Watching the families of the Knox and Sollecito has been gut wrenching also.  They believe their children are innocent and have dedicated their lives to supporting the search for freedom.  They too have exhibited extraordinary strength.

I look forward to seeing the outcome of this difficult situation.