Crime & Punishment

Knox Cries Herself to Sleep

Amanda Knox, the 22-year-old American student convicted on Friday of killing roommate Meredith Kercher during a drug-fueled sex game in an Italian flat two years ago, spent the weekend after her conviction weeping, the Telegraph reports. Knox's lawyer said that she spent the night after the verdict crying in her cell and being comforted by her cell mates. Knox's lawyer added that she is "depressed and disappointed" as well as "worried about the impact the sentence will have on her parents and sisters." Knox and her former boyfriend, Raffaele Sollecito, 25, who was also implicated in the murder, have been placed on suicide watch. Meanwhile, it was reported on Sunday that Knox won a prison essay competition with a piece about a young woman who was physically abused during a drug-fueled sex party.