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On Thursday, Italian courts convicted Amanda Knox, for the second time, guilty of the 2007 murder of her roommate Meredith Kercher.
Knox and Kercher shared an apartment with two other women. Knox went to the University of Foreigners to study Italian, German and creative writing. She later became romantically linked to Raffaele Sollecito, an engineering student, who was also convicted of killing Kercher.
The Seattle native was sentenced to 28 years and 6 months in prison when she was first convicted in 2009, and Sollecito was sentenced to 25 years. Knox served four of those 28 years before an appeals court overturned the convictions for Knox and her ex-boyfriend.
In an interview with Good Morning America, Know said that she “will never go back willingly” to Italy and added that she would “fight until the very end.” In Knox’s case it could take months before she has to serve her sentence.
Meanwhile, Sollecito was dumbstruck after he was convicted for the second time. Sollecito was picked up and had his passport taken as he neared the Austrian border, though he claims he wasn't fleeing the country. He was later released because the judge didn't order his arrest at the time.
According to the New York Times, this conviction may bring some relief for Kercher’s family, however it won’t be much. Kercher’s sister, Stephanie, told reporters outside of the Italian court room that her family may never know what went on inside the apartment the night of her sister’s murder, and that the family will have to come to terms with that.
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