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Amanda Knox Breaks Down at Reinstated Guilty Verdict for Murder: 'Not Right, Not Fair'

( [email protected] ) Feb 01, 2014 10:49 AM EST
The case surrounding the murder of a British student is a never ending nightmare for her friends, family and former roommate, Amanda Knox. After being found innocent for the murder of 21-year-old, Meredith Kercher, an appeal case has revoked the ruling, and once again charged Knox as guilty.
Speaking exclusively to Good Morning America, emotional and frightened, Amanda Knox explains her shock in being found guilty again in the murder of former roommate Meredith Kercher. (Andrew Kelly/Reuters)

The case surrounding the murder of a British student is a "never ending" nightmare for her friends, family and former roommate, Amanda Knox. After being found innocent for the murder of 21-year-old, Meredith Kercher, an appeal case has revoked the ruling, and once again charged Knox as guilty.

Amanda Knox received the news that she would be found guilt for a second time in the murder of Kercher in her home in Seattle on Thursday, January 30. The sentence of the guilty charge is 28 and a half years in jail for Knox, who already served four years the first time she was convicted of the murder on December 2009.

Speaking the very next day following the verdict to Good Morning America, an emotional Knox choked back the tears and admitted that she was fearful of what's to come. "My first reaction was, 'no...this is wrong,' and I'm going to do everything I can to prove that it is," Knox told GMA reporter Robin Roberts. "And I felt very determined and my family felt very determined. But it was only on my way here that I had my first cry."

Knox has expressed her disappointment with the Italian justice system and their bouncing back and forth on whether she is guilty or not guilty. "This really has hit me like a train," continued Knox in the interview. "I did not expect this to happen. I really expected so better from the Italian justice system. They found me innocent before. How can they say it's guilt beyond a reasonable doubt?"

The retrial took place without Knox in Italy on September 2013. Knox remained in her home in Seattle, Washington during the retrial. However, found guilty for a second time, the extradition process is another fight in legal matters. Knox told Roberts that she will not return to Italy "willingly" to serve her 28-year-sentence and her legal team will retaliate with an appeal and attempt to revoke extradition in returning her back to Italy.

Knox will continue to fight for her innocence "until the very end," despite the shocking news and whirlwind of emotions that have come since the fatal murder of her former roommate. "No, this is wrong. I'm going to fight this until the very end," Knox said confidently. "And it's not right, and it's not fair. And I'm going to do everything I can."


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