Amanda Knox told “Good Morning America” that the second verdict finding her guilty of murder “really hit me like a train.”
Knox was convicted by an Italian court and sentenced to more than 28 years in prison in the 2007 of her roommate when they were studying abroad. But she may never serve that sentence, because she has vowed not to return to Italy, and will appeal. If she loses, there will be a fight over extradition.
“I will never go willingly back to the place where … I’m going to fight this to the very end. It’s not right and it’s not fair,” she told “GMA” in an interview aired Friday.
Knox and her ex-boyfriend were found guilty in the death of her English roommate Meredith Kercher in Perugia, Italy, but a court later found that key DNA evidence was tainted. They were tried again, and on Thursday, found guilty. The court said the Italian ex-boyfriend, Raffaele Sollecito, should be sentenced to 25 years.
Knox’s case fascinated news media on both sides of the Atlantic because of her youth, telegenic looks — some tabloids dubbed her “Foxy Knoxy” — and locked-up-abroad scenario brought to life. The 26-year-old was the subject of a Lifetime movie, and in April released a memoir about her “labyrinthine nightmare of crime and punishment, innocence and vindication.”
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