Former University of Washington student Amanda Knox spent her Christmas behind bars playing guitar and eating turkey.
Knox, 23, is in an Italian prison after being convicted of murdering her British roommate Meredith Kercher. Knox has been sentenced to 26-years in prison. This is her fourth Christmas behind bars.
According to a report in The Telegraph of London, Knox spent an hour Christmas Eve with her mother Edda mellas, her stepfather Chris Mellas and a friend, Madison Paxton. The Telegraph says they brought in a traditional dinner of turkey and all the trimmings. They also brought books and clothes for Amanda.
The Telegraph says a prison source says Amanda “played the guitar at the Christmas service while the other inmates sang.”
Knox’s lawyers told the newspaper she was “more upbeat than ever before” following a judge’s decision to grant a DNA review in her case.
The court ruled that it will allow an independent review of crucial DNA evidence after defense claims that samples were inconclusive and possibly contaminated.
The court also said it will allow several witnesses the defense hopes will refute testimony that placed Knox and her boyfriend Raffaele Sollecito near the house on the night of Nov. 1, 2007, when Meredith was killed. Sollecito has been sentenced to 25 years in prison.