Knox vows to fight conviction 'to the very end'

31st January 2014, Comments 0 comments

Amanda Knox has told US television on Friday that she "couldn't believe" a court in Italy had again found her guilty of murder, vowing to fight her conviction "to the very end".

In her first television interview after an Italian court on Thursday reinstated her guilty verdict for the murder of Meredith Kercher, the American, her voice quivering, told ABC television that she would fight any return to Italy.

"I will never go willingly back... I'm going to fight this to the very end," she said, adding "it's not right and it's not fair".

Knox told Good Morning America that the court's decision "hit me like a train".

"I did not expect this to happen. I really expected so much more from the Italian justice system. They found me innocent once before," she added.

Knox,26, spent four years in an Italian prison after being initially convicted of the murder of her English roommate Kercher in Perugia, Italy, where they were both studying in 2007.

She was freed when an appeals court threw out the conviction in 2011, but Italy's supreme court ordered the case retried and an appeals court found her guilty Thursday.

The court sentenced Knox to 28 years and six months in prison.


© 2014 AFP

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