Knox wants Meredith grave visit

Amanda Knox has revealed that she hopes the family of Meredith Kercher will one day allow her to pay her respects at the British student's grave. She spoke in a wide-ranging interview with a US TV station ahead of the release of her book.

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Amanda Knox speaks of respecting Kercher family grief

Amanda Know during her emotional interview with ABC News Credit: ABC News

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 hopes to visit Meredith Kercher's grave

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:

[I hope] that eventually I can have their [Meredith's family's] permission to pay respects at her grave.

– Amanda Knox

Amanda Knox 'thought about suicide' in prison

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":

Yeah. And the tomb was my life. It wasn't the prison. It was my life.

– Amanda Knox

Did you think about suicide?

– Diane Sawyer, ABC News

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


Knox letter to Kercher's family 'never sent'

Meredith Kercher was found dead in November 2007 in her bedroom in Italy.

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.

Knox: Ordeal 'could have happened to anyone'

Amanda Knox pictured during her trial in Perugia, Italy. Credit: Reuters

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.

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