Amanda Knox's memoir and interview to go forward as planned

"Waiting to be Heard" comes out April 30

Published March 26, 2013 8:40PM (EDT)

Today, Italy's highest appeal court overturned the acquittal of Amanda Knox, the 25-year-old who in 2009 was convicted, along with her ex-boyfriend Raffaele Sollecito, for murdering British roommate Meredith Kercher while studying abroad in Italy.

The Italian legal system has ordered a retrial for the highly-publicized murder case due to procedural missteps in the original trial. As the AP notes, it's not clear what would happen if Knox was convicted, but it could launch an extradition battle between the U.S. and Italy.

The news comes only weeks before Knox's first television interview, scheduled with ABC's Diane Sawyer. The interview coincides with the release of her tell-all memoir, "Waiting to be Heard," both to take place on April 30.

Though the acquittal adds another (metaphorical, for now) chapter in the book, publisher HarperCollins has a released a statement saying that it will "move forward with the interviews we have scheduled" and release the memoir as planned.

By Prachi Gupta

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