Barbara Walters' 10 Most Fascinating People of the Year - 2011

Slideshow posted in Photos | Thursday, December 15, 2011

8 of 10: Amanda Knox
This 24-year-old American college student was cleared of murder and released from prison in Italy in October 2011. In 2009, she and her ex-boyfriend were convicted of murdering a British housemate in a drug-fueled sexual assault. An Italian court later overturned their convictions.

(Pictured: Amanda Knox speaks to the press after she arrives in the United States in early November 2011 following her prison release.) (KABC Photo)