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Posted at 06:09 PM ET, 10/06/2011

CBS continues Amanda Knox coverage with ‘Amanda Knox: The Untold Story’


Amanda Knox looks out at journalists during a news conference shortly after her arrival at Seattle-Tacoma International Airport. (Elaine Thompson - AP)
Haven’t had enough of the Amanda Knox story?

You’re in luck!

CBS’s “48 Hours Mystery” will broadcast “Amanda Knox: The Untold Story,” on Saturday

Correspondent Peter Van Sant has covered this case through the years from Perugia, Italy. CBS News said he “has now followed Amanda and her family to Seattle.”

CBS News says, “his report reveals details of the cruel manipulation and sexual intimidation Amanda endured while behind bars, in her own words, from a letter that she wrote.”

Want more?

CBS News says, “She said a high-ranking prison administrator ordered her into his office alone, at night, to talk about sex.”

“48 Hours Mystery” also got its hands, exclusively, on video diaries from Amanda’s friend Madison Paxton, collected over 10 months. Paxton moved to Italy to help Amanda “fight for her freedom.”

And here are some humdinger quotes from Saturday’s show, compliments of CBS News:

Investigative journalist and CBS News Consultant Bob Graham, reading from Amanda’s letter to him: “‘He was fixated on the topic of sex, with whom I’d done it, how I liked it, if I would like to do it with him. When I realized that he really wanted to talk to me about sex I would try to change the subject.’”

Correspondent Peter Van Sant: “What does this letter say to you about what she’s been going through?”

Graham: “It says in a time when she was clearly traumatized by the events of the death, the murder of her flatmate, that there she was, an innocent abroad, because she was innocent, she is innocent… and here she was being pressured, further pressured in a prison system, a system that at least she should have had some degree of safety.”

Graham, reading Amanda’s letter: “‘I realize that he was testing me to see if I reacted badly, to understand me personally. He wanted to get a reaction or some information from me. I did not get the seriousness of the situation.’”

By  |  06:09 PM ET, 10/06/2011

 
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