“CRAWLING THROUGH BARB WIRE” THE ORDEAL OF AMANDA KNOX
AMANDA KNOX multi-purposes tell-all book, TV interview and acquittal reversal in no-holds-barred quest for innocence.
Speaking with ABC News‘ Diane Sawyer, Knox, 25, describes her heartache at hearing the Italian court’s ruling after she had already spent 1,400 days – or four years — in prison for the murder of roomie Meredith Kercher.
“I felt like after crawling through a field of barbed wire and finally reaching what I thought was the end, it just turned out that it was the horizon,” Knox told Sawyer. “And I had another field of barbed wire that I had ahead of me to crawl through.”
Kercher, from the UK, and Knox, from the Seattle area, were both exchange students in Peruga, Italy and shared a house when — six weeks later — on November 1, 2007, Meredith was found brutally murdered.
Knox and her then-boyfriend, Raffaele Sollecito, were found guilty of the crime two years later, RadarOnline.com noted.
“I was in the courtroom when they were calling me a devil,” an emotional Knox told Sawyer. “I mean, it’s one thing to be called certain things in the media, and then it’s another thing to be sitting in a courtroom fighting for your life when people are calling you a devil. For all intents and purposes I was a murder … whether I was or not. And I had to live with the idea that that would be my life.”
Knox conviction was eventually overturned in 2011, and she returned to the U.S. Now with her acquittal overturned, she’s ready to keep fighting.
“I want the truth to come out. I’d like to be reconsidered as a person. What happened to me was surreal, but it could have happened to anyone.”