The following is an excerpt of a State Journal-Register article published on Oct. 11, 2022
"Amanda Knox, who made international headlines in a murder case in Italy in which she maintained her innocence, will perform Saturday with the Exoneree Band at the Illinois Innocence Project's fundraiser at Danenberger Family Vineyards in New Berlin.
Knox had been scheduled to be part of the "Defenders of the Innocent" event in May 2020, but that was thwarted by COVID-19. Knox did a livestream event that December.
The Illinois Innocence Project, which is housed at the University of Illinois Springfield, will present its 2022 “Defender of the Innocent” awards to House Speaker Emanuel “Chris” Welch, State Sen. Elgie Sims Jr. and Springfield attorney Randy Witter."