YAKIMA, Wash. -- A King County judge came to the area to give some personal insight on the Amanda Knox case.
Michael Heavey lives just three blocks from the Knox family in West Seattle.
Knox was convicted and then acquitted of murdering her roommate back in 2007. That happened while she was studying abroad in Italy.
Michael Heavey said Knox is genuinely a nice person and doesn't have a mean bone in her body.
He said there was no evidence in the case and she is 100-percent innocent.
"It was a terrible injustice. It was a modern-day witch trial," Heavey said. "Just because we've been 300 years since we've had witch trials doesn't mean they still don't exist in this world. Absolutely no evidence of any kind."
Heavey also said Knox would be willing to go back to Italy. But if she did, authorities say she could be re-arrested.