Amanda Knox

Casey Anthony and Amanda Knox: a tale of two exonerations

Amanda Knox and Casey Anthony. Comely, 20-something, white women accused of horrible crimes, convicted by a salacious press but freed by the courts.

Yet Ms. Knox flew home from Italy to Seattle to welcoming ceremonies, tears of relief, and the warm embrace of family and friends, while Ms. Anthony left her Florida jail cell under cover of darkness and went into hiding out of fear for her life. She is estranged from her family and said to be without a friend in the world.

Ms. Knox was called a "Luciferina" and a "she-devil" and accused of participating in the throat-slashing murder of her virginal British roommate in Perugia, where both were exchange...