Amanda Knox says trolls ask her if shell murder her baby and brand her a wh**e

The woman involved in one of the most notorious murder investigations of all time has opened up about the abuse she has received since giving birth.

Amanda Knox, 34, who was wrongly imprisoned for the murder of flatmate Meredith Kercher in Italy in 2009, gave birth to daughter Eureka earlier last month.

But the trolling over the infamous case has seen her, and her daughter, receive "vicious trolling".

She told The Times: "I want her to exist in a world that is going to be much kinder to her than it was to me.

"And I'm trying to figure out how I can have a role in that. I don't want her to feel like she's Amanda Knox's daughter."

Ms Knox, who is now married to poet Christopher Robinson, with whom she lives in Seattle, is still a source of controversy over the killing of former friend Kercher.

The pair had lived together in a student flat and she was found guilty of her murder as was Italian boyfriend Raffaele Sollecito, 37, and later drifter Rudy Guede, 34.

On recent Instagram pictures of Ms Knox, dubbed "Foxy Knoxy" during the court case, and her newborn, she has been subjected to horrendous trolling comments, such as "are you going to murder your baby?".

One user, under the name of normalolala wrote: "Too bad that Meredith would have never the chance to be pregnant."

The same user, on another post, put: "The family of Meredith… if they see that."

And carlozimmatore wrote: "If the unborn child were to be female, how would you name her? Meredith?"

This didn't stop Ms Knox, who is now a journalist and podcast host, opening up on one of her latest posts.

Pictured holding her daughter, she admitted to struggling to "reclaim" her identity and admitting that the photo she was talking about would be the one and only photo she ever posts online with her daughter, in a bid to protect her from the abuse she has received.

Ms Knox's murder conviction was overturned in 2011.

However, the court did uphold a slander conviction for wrongly accusing Congolese-born bar owner Diya Lumumba in the murder.

The court reduced the slander sentence to three years, for which Knox received credit for time served – she was exonerated in 2015.

Rudy Guede was eventually jailed for 30 years for the murder, reduced to 16 on appeal – he was released earlier this week.

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