Amanda Knox, who was tried and acquitted of the murder of British student and housemate Meredith Kercher, is raising money for her outer-space themed wedding to poet Christopher Robinson. Knox hopes to crowdfund $10,000 for the celebration.

Knox drew attention in 2007 after she was charged with murder by an Italian court for the death of Kercher in Perugia, Italy. Knox's then-boyfriend, Raffaele Sollecito of Italy, and a drifter named Rudy Guede, from the Ivory Coast, were also tried for murder. 

Knox, who was 20 at the time of the murder, and 23-year old Sollecito both spent four years in prison on murder charges. Italy's top criminal court found Knox and Sollecito not guilty of the murder due to a lack of DNA evidence in 2015.

Guede, who was convicted of murder in 2009, is still serving a 16-year sentence.

Knox, who is now 32 years old, returned to her hometown of Seattle where she works as a journalist and fights on the behalf of the wrongly convicted. Netflix in 2016 produced a documentary about her trial and its aftermath. 

The case has been widely described a "miscarriage of justice" and Knox has criticized the media for its negative portrayal of her.

In June, Knox returned to Italy where she spoke at a criminal justice conference.

She is raising money for the invitation-only wedding because she has spent her funds on her recent trip abroad.

"With scant time to plan, and no financial backing, we had to spend our wedding funds on this challenging journey," Knox and Robinson wrote on the crowdfunding site. "It was well worth it. Amanda reached some hearts and healed a bit of her own."