Amanda Knox on Verdict: ‘It Really Hit Me Like a Train’ (Video)

Knox talks to “GMA” first after she's re-convicted in roommate's murder

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.

Also read: Amanda Knox Found Guilty Again in Italian Retrial

“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.

Also read: Hayden Panettiere Playing Amanda Knox Without Deciding Whether She's Guilty

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.”

Watch the video above.

  • Ivan

    So a convicted murderer wants us to feel sorry for her? My sympathies are with her victim. You'd think the ‘tough on crime’ US would have her on the next plane. But I guess since she's white, pretty, and has a PR machine behind her she couldn't possibly be guilty.

  • Hey Goof

    oh poor baby – she is guilty as SIN

    extradite her NOW

  • johnnychill

    The Italian court system is a complete joke. You are innocent Amanda. And thousands of people who have done their research support you.

  • SPIKE

    GET OFF YOUR SELF-RIGHTEOUS HIGH HORSES, FOLKS. ANYONE CAN WATCH THIS HEARTRENDING VIDEO AND TELL THAT SHE'S EARNEST AND INNOCENT. THERE'S USUALLY NO JUSTICE IN AMERICAN COURTS, SO WHAT DO YOU EXPECT IN ITALIAN BOZO COURTS? JUSTICE? DON'T MAKE ME LAUGH.

  • balonybrother

    Amanda Knox is a murderer, why are you lamebrains feeling sorry for her? Scared of justice because it's in a “foreign” country? So like Yanks . . . your way is the only way, the world doesn't exits.

  • Mind

    Just be glad you don't live in Sweden. We have innocent going to prison all the time. But here it never gets this kind of attention, except for lately when it got uncovered that the worst serialkiller of our time actually didn't kill anyone at all. He just said that because the police had pumped him full of drugs during the reconstructions and so on.

    I wish you good luck Amanda.