Amanda Knox Breaks Her Silence

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(CNN) – After nearly two years, Amanda Knox is breaking her silence.

The American college student convicted and then acquitted for her roommate’s murder is telling her side of the story.

Elizabeth Corridan brings us highlights from Knox’s first sit-down TV interview since her release from prison.

Amanda Knox returned to Seattle in 2011 and retreated into a very private, protected life.

The American college student who was convicted and later acquitted in the brutal murder of her roommate in Italy… Is speaking out about her legal nightmare overseas.

Knox sat down with ABC’s Diane Sawyer for an exclusive interview.

I want the truth to come out. I’d like to be reconsidered as a person. What happened to me was surreal. But it could’ve happened to anyone.

Knox spent four years in an Italian prison and endured a very public, very painful trial — and the appeal that followed.

It’s one thing to be called certain things in the media and another thing to be sitting in the courtroom fighting for your life while people are calling you a devil.

A legal battle that is not over.

In march, Italy’s Supreme Court ordered Knox to stand trial again.

It was incredibly painful. I felt like, after crawling through a field of barbed wire and finally reaching what I thought was the end, it just turned out that it was just the horizon and I had another field of barbed wire that I had ahead of me to crawl through.

Knox chronicles her ordeal in a book, based in part on journals she kept while in jail.

I’m Elizabeth Corridan reporting.

It is still unclear whether or not Knox will be forced to return to Italy to face a retrial.

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