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Amanda Knox reveals in her new book, Waiting to Be Heard, that she was close to committing suicide at one point during her time in an Italian prison.

The Seattle native spent four years locked up. She details her arrest, conviction, and 2011 acquittal for the slaying of her roommate, Meredith Kercher.

Knox says she “contemplated suicide” but says her family and then-boyfriend Raffaele Sollecito, who was also charged with murder, pulled her through.

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The 25-year-old, who faces a retrial, may be extradited to Italy at some point.


She has always maintained her innocence in the murder, though she has expressed regrets about her behavior on the night of and after the killing.

In any case, she says she hopes that the book will set the record straight and as well as help the family of her former 21-year-old British roommate.

“Her father thinks I’m the killer of his daughter, and that’s painful,” she told People in an interview about the memoir. “I really hope they read my book.”