Amanda Knox Speaks Out on Murder Conviction
She’s been through the legal ringer more times than she can count, and Amanda Knox is none too pleased that the Italian Supreme Court has found her guilty of murdering Meredith Kercher back in 2007.
The 28-year-old Seattle, Washington native chatted with Robin Roberts on “Good Morning America” today (January 31) to share her reaction to the Court of Cassation’s 28-year jail sentence.
Ms. Knox explained, “It hit me like a train. I couldn’t believe what I was hearing,” adding that she “will never willingly go back to Italy. I’m going to fight this to the very end. It’s not right and it’s not fair.”
Meanwhile, Amanda’s lead attorney Carlo Dalla Vedova isn’t too concerned about this latest verdict and he has filed an appeal that is currently pending. "The knowledge about Amanda's innocence is rock-solid and it allows us to wait for the verdict with complete serenity. It is impossible for the court to convict someone because they are 'probably' guilty or 'may be' guilty."
And attorney Ted Simon cautioned against talks of extradition just yet. "It's really not in play right now, because first of all, she has another appeal to the Supreme Court of Italy. In Italy, under their system, you're still actually presumed innocent until that third, final stage. But I think we shouldn't get ahead of ourselves. The bottom line is, there is no evidence. There was no evidence, and there never will be any evidence, and that's why this is such a gross miscarriage of justice."
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