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The world is rife with mystery and surprise. Exhibit A: Amanda Knox. Turns out, our girl "loves Italy" and would like to return to Perugia,

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Who'd A Thunk It? Amanda Knox 'Loves Italy' and May Return

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The world is rife with mystery and surprise. Exhibit A: Amanda Knox. Turns out, our girl "loves Italy" and would like to return to Perugia, even though she spent four years in prison there and fought the battle of her life to get the hell out. But really, inexplicable as it may seem, she wants to go back, reports ABC News.

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Her lawyer, Carlo Vella Vedova, says Knox, 24, may go back as a defense witness for her parents, who are charged with slandering the Perguia police. The barrister says she'd like to go "as a tourist, but if necessary she will return to testify in the trials against her parents ... She loves Italy and likes Perugia."

Knox's parents -- Curt Knox and Edda Mellas -- got into all kinds of hot water when Curt told The Sunday Times of London in 2009: "Amanda was abused physically and verbally. She told us she was hit in the back of the head by a police officer with an open hand, at least twice. The police told her, 'If you ask for a lawyer, things will get worse for you' and 'If you don't give some explanation for what happened, you're going to go to jail for a very long time."

Edda, meanwhile, told the paper that Amanda told her she would never see her family again.

A tearful Knox returned to Seattle in October and paid tribute to her supporters as she arrived home, after being acquitted of murder and sexual assault and ending a four-year ordeal behind bars in Italy.

The University of Washington student had been convicted along with two others and sentenced to 26 years in prison for taking part in the murder and sexual assault of her British housemate Meredith Kercher, then 21, who was found stabbed to death in the cottage they shared.

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