Amanda Knox gets a $4 Million Book Deal

Fri, 02/17/2012 - 04:20

According to the New York Times, Amanda Knox has sold the rights for a memoir on her four-year battle with Italian justice for the 2007 murder of flat mate Meredith Kercher to HarperCollins for around $4million. The book will be based on her daily prison diaries.

In October 2011, after a ten month appeal process, an Italian court overturned the sentences of Amanda Knox and Raffaele Sollecito for the murder of Meredith Kercher, ordering that the defendants be immediately released.

Knox and Raffaele Sollecito had been sentenced to 26 and 25 years respectively for the 2007 murder of Meredith Kercher, a British exchange student who was studying in Perugia and shared a flat with Knox at the time of her death. At the time of the final verdict, Knox and her ex-boyfriend had already served nearly four years in prison.

Prosecutors in Perugia have appealed the acquittal and Italy's highest court, the Corte Suprema di Cassazione, should start reviewing the case later this year.