Amanda Knox is no longer Waiting to Be Heard. On the same day her memoir hits stores (April 30), the West Seattle native will be the subject of an ABC News Primetime Special—a taped conversation with Diane Sawyer—that's the first in-depth TV interview she's done since being convicted, then acquitted, then recharged with murder in Italy.
News broke in March that Italy's highest criminal court had ordered a retrial of Knox and her then-boyfriend Raffaele Sollecito in the 2007 slaying of fellow student Meredith Kercher (Knox's housemate at the time in Perugia). Despite the absence of a double jeopardy in Italy, the courts can't force Knox to return to Italy for the trial. She will, however, speak out in her memoir, a new issue of People magazine, and the upcoming ABC special, taped after her reversal of fortune.
A graduate of Seattle Prep and student at the University of Washington, Knox has more than her share of supporters—and detractors—locally. Seattle Met's James Ross Gardner tells the story in School of Knox.
ABC News Primetime: Amanda Knox and Diane Sawyer
Apr 30, ABC, abcnews.go.com