Amanda Knox stuns with bizarre tweet comparing US election to murder she was jailed for

Amanda Knox shocked Twitter users by comparing the US election to the grisly murder she was accused of committing.

The 33-year-old writer was initially convicted for murdering fellow exchange-student Meredith Kercher before being definitively acquitted by the Italian Supreme Court of Cassation in 2015.

Referring to the murder, Knox stunned social media users after jokingly tweeting: “Whatever happens, the next four years can’t be as bad as that four-year study abroad I did in Italy, right?”

The then-20-year-old had been studying abroad in Perugia, Italy, when she was accused of helping then-boyfriend Raffaelle Sollecito kill roommate Meredith, 21, in a supposed sex game gone wrong in 2007.



Knox’s tweet was deemed “inappropriate” by Twitter users
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Knox had spent nearly four years in jail after being convicted, and had been sentenced to 26 years following her initial trial before local drifter Rudy Guede was later convicted of Ms Kercher’s murder.

Twitter users slammed the journalist after she posted the tweet, one said: “If you have any class at all, you would never joke about something like that. Do you want us to ignore the fact that a young woman lost her life brutally.”

Another angry user said: “I have followed your story all this time, rooted for you, even bought your first book. This is completely inappropriate. Unfollowing.”

Knox turned heads last year after snaps of her and her fiancé showed the pair at the party where a “victim” was “found both poisoned and stabbed”.

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The 33-year-old was accused of murdering Meredith Kercher, however was acquitted
(Image: Amanda Knox/Instagram)

Despite the controversy surrounding the killing, Knox appeared to poke fun at the case in her picture caption, referencing the four years it took to be acquitted of the murder.

The American posted a picture on Instagram which showed her dressed as writer Ada Lovelace alongside her fiancé Christopher Robinson.

Joking she had been accused of murder once again, she said her character had been exonerated in four hours, adding: “Better than four years.”