Amanda Knox has said she wants to meet Meredith Kercher's family to share with them her memories of Meredith.
Speaking to ABC News, Ms Knox said she does not want to add to the family's grief, but hopes that "eventually" she can receive their permission to visit Meredith's grave.
Amanda Knox has spoken about her respect for the grief that Meredith Kercher's family still feel over her death, and said she doesn't want to "invade their life and their grief".
Speaking in her first TV interview since being released from an Italian prison, she added: "I really want them to understand that my need for justice for myself is not in contradiction with theirs."
Amanda Knox has revealed in an interview that she hopes one day to pay her respects at Meredith Kercher's grave.
In her first television interview since being released from an Italian prison, the American told ABC News:
– Amanda Knox
[I hope] that eventually I can have their [Meredith's family's] permission to pay respects at her grave.
Amanda Knox, who faces a retrial over the killing of Meredith Kercher in Italy in 2007, has revealed how she thought about suicide during her time in prison. In her first television interview since being freed, Knox told ABC's Diane Sawyer how she felt "as if I were being sealed into a tomb":
– Amanda Knox
Yeah. And the tomb was my life. It wasn't the prison. It was my life.
– Diane Sawyer, ABC News
Did you think about suicide?
– Amanda Knox
I did. Yeah. And the interesting thing is, as restricting as prison is - I mean you can't have your own nail polish in the room, for instance, there are plenty of ways that you could kill yourself. And people did. And I imagined doing them all.
Amanda Knox, who once more faces claims that she was involved in the killing of Meredith Kercher, told ABC's Diane Sawyer she wants the truth to come out and for her to be "reconsidered as a person".
Amanda Knox claims she wrote to the parents of murdered British student Meredith Kercher insisting she had not killed their daughter but the letter was never sent.
The American's desire to communicate with the Kercher family is disclosed in her book Waiting To Be Heard, which is published in the United States today.
An extract seen by The Sun says: "I'm not the one who killed your daughter and sister. I'm a sister too and I can only attempt to imagine the extent of your grief. In the relatively brief time that Meredith was part of my life, she was always kind to me. I think about her every day."
Her lawyers told her, though, that it was "not the right time" to send the letter.
Amanda Knox has claimed that what happened to her when she went on trial for the murder of British student Meredith Kercher in Italy could have happened to anyone.
In an interview on American TV, Miss Knox, who once more faces claims that she was involved in the killing in Perugia, said she wants the truth to come out and for her to be "reconsidered as a person".
"What happened to me was surreal but it could have happened to anyone," she said.
Asked about what it was like to be called a "she-devil with an angel face" and "sphinx of Perugia" after being accused of Miss Kercher's murder, Miss Knox told ABC's Diane Sawyer:
"They're wrong. I was in the courtroom when they were calling me a devil. 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 murderer, whether I was or not. And I had to live with the idea that that would be my life."
The full interview is due to be broadcast tonight, while Miss Knox's book Waiting To Be Heard is published in the United States today.