American Student Convicted of Murder Being Supported by Italian Lawmakers

Some Italian lawmakers claim Amanda Knox, the American student convicted of murdering her British roommate in Italy, was treated unfairly and are petitioning for an investigation into the Perugia prosecutor's office. The lawmaker leading the request has written a positive book about Knox and visits her often in prison. Aside from the petition, he has also sent a letter to the Italian president seeking intervention into the case. The petition casts doubt on the prosecution's case, saying that the appeals process that is currently happening has shown how unreliable evidence against Amanda is. The lawmakers also say that Knox should not have been kept behind bars since her arrest. Knox is originally from Seattle and was studying in Perugia, Italy.