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Amanda Knox found guilty of murder for the second time

Amanda Knox at trial
Amanda Knox at trial
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Former exchange student convicted of killing her roommate in Italy in 2007 was found guilty for the second time on Thursday January 30, CNN reports.

In 2009 Amanda Knox and her ex-boyfriend Raffaele Sollecito were convicted in the 2007 murder of Meredith Kercher. After evidence was re examined an appeals court over turned the conviction and Knox was released from an Italian prison in 2011.

After deliberations of a third trail which began September 2013 a judge sentenced Knox to 28 ½ and Sollecito to 25 years in prison on Thursday January 30.

Knox was not present for her sentencing but provided a statement from her home in Seattle.

"I am frightened and saddened by this unjust verdict," she said in written remarks. "Having been found innocent before, I expected better from the Italian justice system. The evidence and accusatory theory do not justify a verdict of guilt beyond a reasonable doubt. ...There has always been a marked lack of evidence."

Knox’s attorney provided some insight on the extradition of Amanda Knox

"It's really not in play right now, because first of all, she has another appeal to the Supreme Court of Italy," he told CNN's Anderson Cooper 360. "In Italy, under their system, you're still actually presumed innocent until that third, final stage."

Knox spoke with Italian daily La Repubblica earlier this month about her plans if she were found guilty in the latest trial, she replied, "I will become ... a fugitive."

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