It is not often that two news items crop up with an unusual connection but look online at today’s news stories, today as in November 5, 2014 and Vincent Van Gogh and Amanda Knox both figure heavily in the same areas, art and death, with a good measure of oddity thrown in. At first glance there is no tangible thread between the two very disparate individuals. Aside from the fact that centuries separate the two, the Dutch born painter died in 1890 and Knox, a twice convicted murderer of her British roommate in Italy, was not even born until 1987, it has emerged today, however, that there is a connection between the two.
On Thursday, in Florence, Italy an appeals court found Amanda Knox and her former boyfriend guilty of murdering British girl Meredith Kercher in 2007; Knox, who lives in the U.S. could be sent back to Italy after the guilty verdict was reached. The 26 year-old student and her ex boyfriend Raffaele Sollecito had both been convicted of the murder, which was then overturned in 2011.