Her name cleared, Amanda Knox vows to work on behalf of wrongly convicted: 'I must give back'

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SEATTLE — Finally cleared of involvement in her roommate's 2007 murder in Italy, Amanda Knox says she will work on behalf of the wrongly convicted.

Knox, 27, wrote in a letter published Friday in The Seattle Times (http://is.gd/60SJWa ) that the kindness of friends, family and strangers has sustained her in the seven-plus years since she was arrested in Meredith Kercher's death in Perugia.

"Whatever the future holds for me, I know that I must give back," Knox wrote.

She credited the backing she received from lawyers, DNA experts and former FBI investigators who saw injustice in her case.

"I am all too aware of how lucky I am to have received such strong support," she wrote. "I am also aware that countless other wrongfully convicted persons do not have such support. I will work to give a voice to those individuals."

She didn't specify the capacity in which she would work for them, and her literary agent declined to comment on her plans or any organizations she wants to work with.

Italy's highest court exonerated Knox and her former Italian boyfriend March 27.

Knox spent nearly four years in an Italian prison before an appeals court freed her. Her conviction was reinstated before being tossed out for a final time.

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