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AP Newsbreak: Raffaele Sollecito has book deal

Thursday, March 15, 2012
Raffaele Sollecito, left, is escorted to the Perugia court, Italy, Tuesday, Sept. 27, 2011. Italian lawyers have described Amanda Knox, the American student convicted of killing her British roommate, as a she-devil and a witch in an appeals court while calling her alleged victim a beautiful girl in the prime of her life. Knox and Sollecito were convicted of sexually assaulting and murdering Kercher. Knox was sentenced to 26 years, Sollecito, an Italian, to 25. They deny wrongdoing and have appealed their convictions, which were issued by a lower court in 2009. (AP Photo/Stefano Medici)

Raffaele Sollecito, left, is escorted to the Perugia court, Italy, Tuesday, Sept. 27, 2011. Italian lawyers have described Amanda Knox, the American student convicted of killing her British roommate, as a "she-devil" and a "witch" in an appeals court while calling her alleged victim a "beautiful girl in the prime of her life. Knox and Sollecito were convicted of sexually assaulting and murdering Kercher. Knox was sentenced to 26 years, Sollecito, an Italian, to 25. They deny wrongdoing and have appealed their convictions, which were issued by a lower court in 2009. (AP Photo/Stefano Medici)

Amanda Knox's former boyfriend will be the first to tell about the Italian murder trial that made them famous worldwide.

Twenty-seven-year-old Raffaele Sollecito has a deal with Simon & Schuster's Gallery Books for a book scheduled to come out this fall.

The publisher announced Thursday that "Presumed Guilty: My Journey to Hell and Back with Amanda Knox" would cover his relationship with Knox, their arrests and imprisonment in Italy for murder and their eventual release last fall after the convictions were overturned.

Financial terms were not disclosed. Last month, Knox agreed to terms with HarperCollins for a memoir due next year. The deal was reportedly worth $4 million.

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