(SEATTLE) — Raffaele Sollecito, the former Italian boyfriend of Amanda Knox, who was found guilty with the Seattle woman in the 2007 murder of Meredith Kercher only to see their convictions overturned last year, has signed a deal to write a book about his experiences.
It was just last month that Knox got a $4 million book deal from Harper Collins to describe her ordeal in an Italian jail. That memoir isn’t expected to be published until mid-2013.
Sollecito already has a title for his book, Presumed Guilty: My Journey to Hell and Back With Amanda Knox, that will arrive in stores this fall.
Publisher Gallery Books, an imprint of Simon & Schuster, announced that the book “will finally tell his side of the story — from his first meeting with Amanda Knox, to his arrest, prison time, subsequent release, and current relationship with the woman he stood by through the worst ordeal of both their lives.”
It wasn’t immediately known how much Sollecito will be paid for his literary efforts.
This latest development could make things interesting during a possible reunion of the former couple when Sollecito goes on a job interview Friday in Seattle with computer giant Microsoft.
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Andreas Preuss and Steve Visser, CNN
Wayne Covil, WTVR