SEATTLE (AP) - Amanda Knox's memoir and interview with ABC's Diane Sawyer will go on as planned, despite an Italian court overturning her 2011 murder acquittal.
Italy's highest criminal court ordered a new trial for Knox and former Italian boyfriend Raffaele Sollecito on Tuesday, overturning their acquittals in the gruesome slaying of her British roommate, Meredith Kercher.
Spokesman David Ford says an ABC News Primetime Special scheduled to air April 30 is moving forward as planned. It will be the first in-depth interview Knox has given since returning to Seattle.
Knox also has a memoir, "Waiting to Be Heard," due out on the same day as her television interview. Based on pre-orders, the book's ranking on Amazon.com moved from just above 2,400 Tuesday morning to 470 Tuesday afternoon.
HarperCollins spokeswoman Tina Andreadis says the book plans have not changed.
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(ROME) -- Amanda Knox lost her case before Italy's Supreme Court on Tuesday as the panel ruled she should be retried for the murder of her ex-roommate.
The ruling does not mean that Knox would be back in an Italian prison any time soon. She would not be required to return to Italy for the trial and if she is convicted again, that ruling would be appealed up to the Supreme Court.
More legal proceedings would be necessary to extradite Knox to Italy. Experts do not believe such an effort would be successful.
Knox and her then-boyfriend Raffaele Sollecito were convicted of the 2007 murder of her British roommate Meredith Kercher, but the conviction was thrown out by an appeals court in 2011.
Knox's lawyers had said she was "anxious" Monday over the court's hearing. She stayed in Seattle for the hearing.
In their final arguments before Italy's Supreme Court on Monday, Knox's legal team told the court, "This trial started with an error and the prosecution continues to insist in the errors even in an attempt to convince the Supreme Court that the recourse should be accepted."
Knox's lawyers had also asked that her slander conviction be overturned. She was convicted of slander for falsely accusing her former boss, Patrick Lumumba, as Kercher's killer. That request was rejected on Tuesday.
Knox released a statement after Tuesday's ruling, saying "it was painful to receive the news that the Italian Supreme Court decided to send my case back for revision when the prosecution’s theory of my involvement in Meredith’s murder has been repeatedly revealed to be completely unfounded and unfair."
"The prosecution responsible for the many discrepancies in their work must be made to answer for them, for Raffaele’s sake, my sake, and most especially for the sake of Meredith’s family. Our hearts go out to them," she continued.
Knox concluded that no matter what happens, she and her family will face the ongoing legal battle "confident in the truth and with our heads held high in the face of wrongful accusations and unreasonable adversity."
Her lawyer, who broke the news to Knox, told ABC News that Knox is "incredibly sad."
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