Not too long ago Amanda Knox made headlines when a murder conviction against her in an Italian court was overturned and she returned to the United States as a sort of folk hero who had survived a horrible injustice in a prison in Italy. Knox was recently put in shock when another court in Italy again found her guilty of the murder, along with her old boyfriend. Knox has vowed to fight the murder conviction and says she won't
willingly return to Italy, reported CNN on Jan. 31, 2014.
Knox says she will fight her conviction for the murder of British student Meredith Kercher "until the very end." During an interview on ABC's "Good Morning America," Knox said that the news of the guilty verdict "really has hit me like a train." She than raised an interesting point that if she was already found innocent in an Italian court, how can another court now claim she is guilty beyond a reasonable doubt?
In a retrial in an appeals court Knox and her former boyfriend, Raffaele Sollecito, were found guilty of murder. This conviction has raised questions about Knox's possible extradition to Italy to serve her 28½-year sentence, which was handed down in absentia, since she was in the United States throughout the retrial. Kercher was found dead at 21 years old partially nude in a pool of blood in the house she shared with Knox in the town of Perugia, where the two women were exchange students.
Knox has said that she is "frightened and saddened" after she was re-convicted in the stabbing death of her roommate when they were students in Italy in 2007, reported NBC News. It is not clear what will now happen to Knox. She is certain to appeal this decision in a legal process which could take a year or longer. If her conviction is upheld, Italy will still have to take legal moves to try to have Knox extradited.