New Information About Amanda Knox’s Time Behind Bars In Italy

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BALTIMORE (WJZ)– It was a four-year nightmare. Amanda Knox was locked up for a murder that she would eventually be exonerated of.

Mary Bubala has more on Knox’s time behind bars in Italy.

All those new details will be revealed Saturday in a special “48 Hours Mystery.” Peter Van Sant has the revelations and WJZ spoke with him Friday about what he’s learned.

Van Sant: “There’s so much that we don’t know about her life inside prison. And during the course of our hour, her best friend, Madison Paxton, who visited her for more than 10 months, she kept a diary of her meetings, after her meetings with Amanda Knox, and she details what life was like inside that prison. We also learn for the first time that there was sexual harassment going on inside– that an administrator would take Amanda Knox up into his office alone at night. She was terrified and he would talk to her about sex.”

Reporter: “You also talked with Amanda’s father. What does he reveal?”

Van Sant: “Curt Knox is an extraordinary man and he’s opened up more and more about this case, and more about what his daughter has gone through.”

Curt Knox: “She’s almost kind of reborn in a way. I mean, living for four years inside a concrete and steel prison and now being able to look around and smell the air and do what she wants to do, hopefully when she wants to do it. It makes a huge difference.”

Reporter: “We know bits and pieces of Amanda. You know more. She says she wants a normal life. Is that possible?”

Van Sant: “I think it’s going to be difficult for a while. She can’t even go our of her house right now here in Seattle. And she’s hoping to transition back to university, earn her degree and she wants to become an advocate for the wrongfully accused.”

Curt Knox says his daughter is not sleeping at night but he believes once she realizes she is safe at home, her normal habits will return.

You can hear more about “Amanda Knox: The Untold Story” on the special “48 Hours Mystery.” Tune in to WJZ Saturday at 10 p.m.

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