Next for Knox: Can decide how to tell her story

October 5, 2011 - 6:35 PM
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FILE - In this Oct. 4, 2011 file photo, Amanda Knox, standing in front of her father, Curt Knox, and other supporters, speaks at a news conference shortly after her arrival at Seattle-Tacoma International Airport in Seattle. Knox was freed on October 3 after an Italian appeals court acquitted her on murder charges after four years in prison. Curt Knox says Amanda would like to go back to her university and finish her degree, but that he worries about what the time in prison has done to his 24-year-old daughter. (AP Photo/Elaine Thompson, File)

SEATTLE (AP) — Even as she reconnects with family and freedom, Amanda Knox can plan how to tell her own story.

The former American exchange student could get a book deal that easily reaches seven figures — and help pay back her family the money they spent to overturn her murder conviction in the death of her roommate in Italy.

Speaking fees could earn her $50,000.

Plus there are the movie rights.

And with all the money comes the chance to counter the lingering suspicion of some people around the world that she might have had something to do with Meredith Kercher's death. It was a sentiment expressed just Wednesday by an Italian judge who voted to overturn her conviction.

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