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Amanda Knox 'Hunted' by Prosecutors, Willing to Take Lie Detector Test to Prove Innocence

Amanda Knox gave a new interview in which she claimed to be "hunted" by prosecutors and offered to take a lie detector test to prove her innocence in the murder of Meredith Kercher. Knox is set to go back on trial in Italy this month and could face the rest of her life in prison if convicted of the murder.

"I've been hunted. I'm being hunted down," Knox told ITV's Daybreak, a British program. "I'm trying to fight back now that I have the opportunity. I would do anything to prove my innocence. I don't think that [a lie detector test] is necessary, but like I said, I am doing everything I can to prove my innocence."

Knox and former boyfriend Raffaele Sollecito were arrested and charged with the murder of Kercher, Knox's roommate, in 2007. After spending four years in prison, Knox was cleared of all charges and set free. Yet prosecutors have cited new evidence that was not provided to the jury that could impact their decision and lead to a reversal of Knox's release.

She has always denied any involvement in the murder and, once she returned to the United States, released her memoir entitled "Waiting to Be Heard." Knox has also begun college and has decided not to return to Italy for the trial.

"There are many reasons why I have made the decision," she said. "One of the major reasons is because I have done this, I have given testimony… I can't financially afford to be going back and forth to Italy. I am in school; I am trying to rebuild my life. Then there is the very real fact that I was imprisoned wrongfully and I cannot reconcile that experience with the choice of going back. It doesn't make sense."

Knox would be willing to return to Italy, however, to visit Kercher's family and her roommate's gravesite. She believes it would be cathartic for her and the family to visit Kercher's grave together.

"The greatest closure is for them to be willing to take me to her grave," Knox said. "I never had a chance to see them before I was already called the murderer."

Knox's retrial begins this week.

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