The twice-convicted murderer will speak to Robin Roberts on Friday
“GMA” has nabbed the first interview with Amanda Knox after being found guilty of murder for the second time.
Knox will speak with anchor Robin Roberts on Friday's show, a network representative told TheWrap.
The news of the scheduled appearance arrives just hours after an Italian court once again found Knox guilty of murder. The former American student whose case created an international furor has vowed not to return to Italy, and is sure to appeal.
A panel of two judges and six jurors sentenced Knox to 28 years in prison in the death of her roommate, British student Meredith Kercher. The judges and jurors also found her Italian ex-boyfriend, Raffaele Sollecito, guilty, and said he should be sentenced to 25 years.
Knox and Sollecito were first convicted and sentenced to 26 years in the 2007 killing. But in 2011, an appeals court acquitted Knox and Sollecito, finding that police had tainted key DNA evidence.
In April, Knox published a memoir about the case. It describes her story as a “labyrinthine nightmare of crime and punishment, innocence and vindication.”
This is the latest win for “GMA” in the morning show battle for viewers against NBC's “Today.” ABC's morning show has ranked No. 1 every week in total viewers for more than 18 months.
ABC previously landed the very first interview with Amanda Knox before any other network. She spoke with Diane Sawyer in primetime last April.
Additional reporting by Tim Molloy