Amanda Knox arrives for first interview following retrial conviction
Friday, January 31, 2014 - 00:23
Jan. 31 - U.S. student Amanda Knox arrives in New York for an interview following her conviction Thursday in Italy for the 2007 murder of her British roommate Meredith Kercher. Rough Cut (no reporter narration).
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U.S. student Amanda Knox arrives in New York City for an interview with ABC's "Good Morning America" after an Italian court convicted her Thursday for the 2007 murder of her British roommate, reversing an earlier appeal judgment.
Knox and her former Italian boyfriend Raffaele Sollecito were found guilty for the second time of Briton Meredith Kercher's murder.
The verdict, after 12 hours of deliberations, confirmed Knox and Sollecito's original 2009 conviction. Knox's sentence was increased to 28 years and six months and Sollecito was sentenced to 25 years. Knox did not attend the retrial, however, having gone home to the United States after the previous appeal.
"I am frightened and saddened by this unjust verdict. Having been found innocent before, I expected better from the Italian justice system," Knox said in a statement.
Sollecito's lawyer Giulia Bongiorno confirmed that her client would appeal to Italy's highest court, and Knox's lawyer Carlo Dalla Vedova said he was "stunned". The court will publish the reasons for its verdict in 90 days.
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