Amanda Knox Conviction Overturned & TV Networks Vy For First Interview With Former Murder Suspect
Seattle native Amanda Knox is leaving Italy a free woman Tuesday, the morning after an Italian appeals court dramatically overturned the American student’s conviction of sexually assaulting and brutally stabbing her British roommate Meredith Kercher to death in a supposed sexual liason gone wrong in 2007.
Perhaps not surprisingly, Knox had barely been whisked out of that courtroom in Perugia, Italy, Monday, when a host of major US broadcasters began vying for The Big Get that’s “Journalism Speak” for the first exclusive interview with the slight girl nicknamed “Foxy Knoxy” by the European press.
Move ovah, Casey Anthony!
Word is ABC World News Tonight host Diane Sawyer or one of the hosts of NBC’s The TODAY Show are the frontrunners to nab the first sit-down with Knox and her parents. Sawyer, as you may recall, snagged the world’s record-setting first televised sit-down with kidnapping survivor Jaycee Dugard earlier this year.
The conviction of Knox’s former boyfriend, Italian Raffaele Sollecito, was also overturned as part of Monday’s landmark decision. Despite the outcries that faulty DNA evidence and police misconduct played a role in the convictions of Knox and Sollecito, Kercher’s family told reporters this morning that they are still trying to understand how a decision that “was so certain two years ago has been so dramatically overturned.”