Tuesday, December 6, 2011

Lawyer Robert Barnett representing Amanda Knox for her book to publish


The American student Amanda Knox who spent four years in an Italian jail as a convict of killing her British flatmate, will be represented by Washington-based lawyer and literary agent Robert Barnett to talk with publishers about the book telling the world her side of the story about her saga of being wrapped up in an Italian murder trial that caught the world's eye.

Knox, 24, was convicted in December 2009 of the murder of her British roommate Meredith Kercher in Italy. She has been cleared of murder and freed from prison in October after a court overturned her murder conviction because of unreliable DNA evidence.

Mr Barnett is a high-powered attorney and behind-the-scenes operator who also negotiated former Alaska Governor Sarah Palin's contract with Fox News. She also has brokered book deals for President Barack Obama and Hillary Clinton, many other persons in high position.

"[Barnett will] represent her in discussions with various book publishers who have expressed an interest in Amanda writing a book," David Marriott, the Seattle public relations specialist hired by the Knox family during her trial told CNN by e-mail. "Mr. Barnett will also assist Amanda and her family in evaluating other opportunities as well."


 

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