Amanda Knox: 'For All Intents, I Was a Murderer'

Freed convict opens up in interviews, new book
By Matt Cantor,  Newser Staff
Posted Apr 30, 2013 7:24 AM CDT

As Amanda Knox's new book hits the shelves, she's speaking to the media about the saga that saw her convicted of roommate Meredith Kercher's murder in Italy. Amid media scrutiny in the courtroom, "for all intents and purposes, I was a murderer—whether I was or not,” she tells Diane Sawyer at ABC News. "And I had to live with the idea that that would be my life." Her entire history was in the spotlight, she says, including every online post and every romance.

"I’d like to be reconsidered as a person," she says in the interview, which airs tonight. "What happened to me was surreal, but it could’ve happened to anyone." Meanwhile, she spoke to USA Today about the book, Waiting to Be Heard. "I really, really want this to not be just about what happened to me, but about what one can do in a bad place," she says. As for Kercher's family: "The ideal situation in my mind is that they could show me Meredith's grave. Because it was like, I wasn't allowed to grieve." But "if that never happens, then that's OK. Because ultimately it's about them." (Read more Amanda Knox stories.)

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