Amanda Knox reacts to new guilty verdict on 'GMA'
Amanda Knox appeared on Good Morning America Friday to speak with anchor Robin Roberts about her recent conviction.
Yesterday, Knox was found guilty of murder and sentenced to more than 28 years in prison for the 2007 murder of roommate Meredith Kercher. Knox, now 26, spent four years in an Italian prison before she was freed by an appeal. Italy’s supreme court then ordered a re-trial, and that’s when Knox was found guilty by an appeals court.
Knox told Roberts that she was with her family when she found out the latest verdict.”I’m going through waves of emotion in response to it,” Knox said. “My first reaction was, ‘no, this is wrong, and I’m going to do everything I can to prove that it is.'”
Raffaele Sollecito, Knox’s former boyfriend who is still in Italy, was also found guilty yesterday. “I don’t know what I would do if they imprisoned him,” Knox said. “It’s maddening.”
Knox’s voice quivered at points in the interview as she discussed the possibility of imprisonment and her sympathy for Kercher’s family.
“I feel like the only way that any of us can get any of sort of acknowledgement and understanding and consolation is through understanding,” Knox said in the interview’s conclusion. “I understand that this is really difficult, and I can only testify to what happened to me, and hope that people believe me. But I think the answers are out there.”
Watch the full interview below: