Knox was found guilty, then innocent... two times in a row
From January 16th, 2009, all the way through March 27th, 2015, Knox was subjected to four separate trials. In the first one, she and Sollecito were found guilty of sexual assault and murder; she was sentenced to 26 years in prison, while he got 25. Then an appeals court found them both innocent in 2011. Knox returned to her home in Seattle, thinking the whole affair was behind her. But in 2013, Italy ordered Knox and Sollecito to stand trial again, which resulted in a guilty verdict -- but Knox's family insisted she would not return to Italy to serve her now-28-and-a-half-year sentence. So the case was appealed again.
Ultimately, the convictions were thrown out. Since this happened in Italy's highest possible court, it meant Knox and Sollecito were finally free. Knox is still in Seattle, where she writes for The West Seattle Herald; Sollecito remained in Italy, where he has started a lawsuit for wrongful imprisonment. Well, that, and a "social network for graves."
While her painful court battles have ended, Knox's life is far from normal. "For better or for worse, I haven’t felt like any-other-person-my-age for a long time," she wrote in a Herald op-ed this August. But she's working on it: "It may still be the case that... I’m reminded that I’m 'That girl in Italy?! That Amanda Knox?!' Yeah, I’m her. I’m also the Amanda Knox who is so excited to be living my life alongside people I love and respect, lugging furniture, scooping cat poop, paying the bills, moving on." For Knox's sake, hopefully, the documentary will help her continue to make her way forward.