Meredith Kercher was murdered in Italy on November 1, 2007 by Rudy Guede
However, Knox and her then-boyfriend were wrongly convicted in the case
Speaking on a podcast, she said she has reached out to Ms Kercher's mother
Knox also said around the anniversary of Ms Kercher's death and her subsequent trial she finds herself putting herself in her former roommate's shoes
She has since spoken about how she unfairly became the focus of the media coverage of the case, rather than the true killer Rudy Guede
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Amanda Knox has revealed she has sent messages to the family of former friend and roomate Meredith Kercher, who she was wrongly accused of murdering in Italy, saying she wants a relationship with them.
Knox also said that she finds herself thinking 'oh my god, it could have been me' every year around the time of the anniversary of the 21-year-old's British student's death.
But now, after having a daughter, she also says that she puts herself in Meredith's mother's shoes.
On November 1 2007, Meredith – an exchange student from the University of Leeds - was murdered in Perugia, Italy, where she was studying at the time.
Knox and her former boyfriend, Raffaele Sollecito, were later jailed, before eventually being released from prison in 2011 following an appeal against their conviction.
Knox had her conviction for the murder of her former roommate overturned by the Italian Supreme Court in 2015 after serving four years in jail.
A local man, Rudy Guede, was convicted in a separate trial after his DNA was found on Kercher's body and in the room where she died.
Amanda Knox (pictured speaking in 2019, file photo) has revealed she has sent messages to the family of former friend Meredith Kercher, who she was wrongly accused of murdering, saying she wants a relationship with them
It's now over 14 years since 21-year-old student Meredith Kercher was raped and killed in a brutal attack in the apartment they shared in the Italian city of Perugia, on November 1, 2007
He was sentenced to 16 years in prison in 2008, but was released in December 2020 and will spend the rest of his sentence doing community work.
Asked if she had spoken to Kercher's family yet, Amanda - now back in her native US - said: 'No, not yet. Not yet is my sort of position because like I know that it's a complicated situation. I know that at least in the past like it's unclear to me at this point how they feel about me.
'And I don't want to like force a relationship on them if it's traumatic for them.
'So I have sent messages to them through intermediaries telling them I want to have a relationship with you. I want to talk to you. And I'm waiting to see if that's something that they want too.
'I want the same thing that they want. I want to know the truth. I want to know what happened to Meredith. I want her to be recognised for who she was, and I want their suffering to be recognised for what it is. And I want them to get the closure that they deserve. I want that too.
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