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Amanda Knox was cleared of murder charges in Italy on Monday after jurors threw out a 2009 conviction that sent the American student to prison for a quarter-century.

Almost immediately following her exoneration in the slaying of Meredith Kercher, media watchers began pondering when/if a book deal for Knox is on the way.

She certainly has a compelling story to tell ... but would you buy it?

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This summer, another young woman who attracted massive media attention was found innocent of murder, and quickly drew offers exceeding $750,000 for such a book.

Casey Anthony has not written a book or even given an interview, of course. Due to widespread public hatred of her, one wonders if there will ever be a market.

Knox, however, seems to enjoy much wider public support. It helps that a review of DNA evidence and long appellate proceedings resulted in her winning her freedom.

Meredith Kercher's throat was slashed in 2007, officials believed, after a sadistic sex game between the victim, Knox, and her boyfriend gone horribly, fatally wrong.

Knox always maintained her innocence, although what happened to Kercher still remains a mystery. Would you be interested in hearing her side of the story? Tell us:

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Amanda Knox's father says she's traumatized following her release from an Italian jail, and he's suing to have Lifetime's film - Amanda Knox: Trial in Italy - yanked off the air.

Lifetime originally aired the movie, starring Hayden Panettiere as Amanda, in February.

Knox and her family sued the network shortly thereafter, claiming the movie exploited her ordeal and contained several "implausible" scenes.

Here's a low-quality recording of the Amanda Knox movie trailer:

Curt Knox believes the Lifetime movie that depicts his daughter as a violent murderer is complete bull$h!t and, given this week's events, possibly libelous.

Lifetime has yet to pull the film, but has recently edited the end of the movie to reference Monday's vindicating Amanda Knox verdict, just before the credits.

The movie concludes with an acknowledgment that Knox was freed due to overwhelming doubts about the legitimacy of DNA evidence used to convict her.

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Amanda Knox may be a free woman, but her ordeal is far from over.

Released from an Italian prison and back home with her family after her murder conviction was overturned Monday night, the 24-year-old must now begin the hard part - coming to grips with what happened and what lies ahead.

"What's the trauma ... and when will it show up?" Curt Knox, her dad, asked reporters rhetorically. "She's a very strong girl, but it's been a tough time for her."

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Amanda Knox may return University of Washington, where she was a student studying abroad at the time she arrested for murdering her roommate in 2007.

She was convicted in 2009 in the Meredith Kercher slaying, along with her boyfriend.

After two years of appeals, she wept as the verdict was read in Perugia, Italy this week, ensuring she could finally return home and resume a life outside jail.

What remains uncertain is her future, however.

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Amanda Knox arrived home in Washington State after four years in an Italian prison for the murder of Meredith Kercher, a crime she says she didn't commit.

Not surprisingly, she's a bit overwhelmed by the events of the past week.

Monday's Amanda Knox verdict came after two years of research, new DNA evidence and appeals eared the American student a new trial. After that trial, the U.S. student's 2009 murder conviction was overturned and she was set free immediately.

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Knox told reporters that she still hasn't adjusted to the "surreal" events of recent days. "I'm really overwhelmed right now," she said in a broken voice.

"I was looking down from the plane and it seemed like everything wasn't real."

Unlike with Casey Anthony, Nancy Grace's criticism of Knox appears to put her in the minority. Amanda thanked her many supporters Tuesday night.

"What's important for me to say is just thank you to everyone who has believed in me, who has defended me, who has supported my family," said Knox, who wept when the jury's decision was read in Perugia, Italy two nights ago.

"My family's the most important thing for me right now and I just want to go be with them. Thank you for being there for me."

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Nancy Grace doesn't hold back.

The news pundit and Dancing With the Stars competitor was not among the many people lauding the Amanda Knox verdict yesterday. Grace's thoughts on Knox's conviction (in the 2007 slaying of Meredith Kercher) being overturned?

"I think that it was a miscarriage of justice," she said.

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Nancy Grace does not hold back when it comes to her favorite cash cows.

"I only hope Ms. Knox makes something of her life because she's certainly been given a second chance. Very few people are given the chance she has been given."

Knox, a University of Washington student who had been studying in Perugia, Italy, faced a sentence of 26 years in prison after being convicted of murder in 2009.

Yesterday, an appeals court overturned the 24-year-old's conviction.

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After four years in an Italian jail, 24-year-old American Amanda Knox boarded a British Airways flight with her family at Rome's Leonardo Da Vinci Airport late Tuesday.

Knox is free following yesterday's not guilty verdict.

Amanda and then-boyfriend Raffaele Sollecito were convicted of killing Meredith Kercher in 2007, but their 2009 convictions were appealed and overturned in a Perugia, Italy, court Monday after an emotional plea from Knox.

Before leaving, Knox thanked the court and her supporters.

Expressing gratitude for those "who shared my suffering and helped me survive with hope," Amanda singled out the Italy-U.S. Foundation, which seeks to promote ties between the countries and supported Knox throughout her ordeal.

"Those who wrote, those who defended me," she wrote. "I love you, Amanda."

Not even two hours after the verdict, she was free and en route to Seattle.

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Amanda Knox learned her fate at last as the verdict in her high-profile appeal of a murder conviction was read aloud in an Italian courtroom this evening.

It was overturned. The jury found her not guilty of murder, but guilty of defamation. She was ordered to be set free immediately after her acquittal.

Knox and her former boyfriend Raffaele Sollecito, also cleared today, were sentenced to 25 and 26 years in prison following their 2009 convictions.

The 24-year-old student tearfully denied brutally killing roommate Meredith Kercher in Perugia, Italy, 2007, pleading for freedom earlier Monday.

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"I am not what they say I am. I did not kill. I did not rape. I did not steal," Amanda Knox said this morning, her voice trembling with emotion.

It was the most important speech of her life. It showed, and it worked.

"People always ask me, 'who is Amanda Knox?' I am the same person that I was four years ago, exactly the same person," she continued.

"The only thing that now separates me from four years ago is my suffering."

Knox and her family, present in Perugia, Italy, for the verdict, have always claimed that Amanda's imprisonment was a monumental judicial mistake.

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Four years after she was arrested on suspicion of having killed her roommate in Italy, American Amanda Knox pleaded for a jury to overturn the conviction.

"People always ask who is Amanda Knox? I am the same person I was four years ago. But I have lost a friend. I have lost my faith in Italian police," she said.

"I am paying with my life for something I have not done. Four years ago I didn't know what suffering was," she added, delivering her statement in Italian.

"I did not kill. I did not rape. I did not steal. I was not there."

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In her second trial, Knox and co-defendant Raffaele Sollecito are fighting to be acquitted of the murder of Meredith Kercher. They were convicted in 2009.

Prosecutors, meanwhile, have called for their sentences - of 26 and 25 years, respectively - to be increased to life. Two judges and six jurors will decide.

Amanda Knox's appeal has focused largely on DNA evidence found on a knife and on a bra clasp belonging to the victim. They argue it's not enough.

Closing arguments was Knox called "Lucifer-like, demonic and Satanic," but her defense says that like Jessica Rabbit, she's not bad, just "drawn that way."

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