(CBS Seattle) — Seattle resident and University of Washington student Amanda Knox has been convicted of murder by an appeals court in Florence, Italy — a charge stemming from the 2007 death of her British roommate in Perugia. Knox said in a statement Thursday she is frightened and saddened by her “unjust” conviction.
Knox, 26, was sentenced to 28 years and 6 months in prison, according to multiple reports. Her former boyfriend Raffaele Sollecito was also convicted and sentenced to 25 years. Knox’s lawyers say they will appeal.
This was Knox and Raffaele Sollecito’s third trial for the murder of Meredith Kercher and it spanned four months. Deliberations lasted more than 11 hours, according to CBS News.
Though Sollecito was in the courtroom for the appeals court’s decision, Knox remains in Seattle where she has been since her acquittal in 2011. Italy will reportedly not seek Knox’s extradition until a verdict is…
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