Amanda Knox Awards First Interview To ABC

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Amanda Knox (Photo by Kevin Casey/AFP/Getty Images)

Amanda Knox (Photo by Kevin Casey/AFP/Getty Images)

(CBS Seattle) – Amanda Knox, the University of Washington student who spent four years in an Italian prison on murder charges, will be giving her first television interview to ABC, according to AFP.

ABC reports the interview will be broadcast on April 30 to coincide with her memoir being released the same day.

Knox, a Seattle native, was freed in October of 2011 after successfully appealing a 2009 murder conviction that would have kept Knox behind bars for 26 years.

Knox and her boyfriend at the time, Raffaele Sollecito, had been convicted in of sexually assaulting and murdering Knox’s roommate Meredith Kercher in 2007. Kercher was stabbed to death in her bedroom and found the following day in a pool of blood — covered by a duvet.

DNA evidence used to convict Knox and Sollecito has since been scientifically discredited.

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