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Amanda Knox ‘Paralyzed’ With Anxiety Since Trial, Contemplated Suicide In Prison

Amanda Knox is sometimes “paralyzed” with anxiety over the death of her roommate in Italy in 2007. Knox, who was convicted and then acquitted over the slaying of British student Meredith Kercher, has also revealed she contemplated suicide while imprisoned.

Amanda Knox’s “paralyzed” comment comes in a new interview with People magazine, which made extracts from the interview available to The Associated Press. Knox’s face-to-face with People was conducted at her mother’s home in Seattle. Knox returned to the Pacific Northwest city in 2011, having spent four years in Italy’s Capanne Prison in Perugia.

Speaking to People, Knox reveals:

“When Meredith was murdered and I was arrested, it was so shocking. It was paralyzing. Everything toppled.”

She also talks about the emotional toll her trial, conviction, and eventual acquittal had on her mental health:

“Things creep up on me and all of a sudden I’m overwhelmed by the feeling of helplessness and that desperation and fear to even hope. Just that can make my heart race and makes me paralyzed until I can breathe it away.”

Since her return to Seattle, her hometown, Knox has successfully steered clear of public attention. Her eagerly awaited memoir, Waiting to be Heard, is scheduled to release on April 30. The book, published through HarperCollins, is the result of a $4 million book deal.

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