One day after being convicted of murder for the second time, Amanda Knox appeared on “Good Morning America” for an exclusive interview.
Knox was first convicted in 2009, with the decision later overturned. On a retrial, she was found guilty once again in the 2007 death of her roommate in Italy, receiving a sentence of 28 years. However, Knox relocated home to the United States after being released from prison the first time.
Speaking with Robin Roberts, a clearly emotional Knox says watching the guilty verdict online “really hit me like a train. I did not expect this to happen. I really expected so much better from the Italian justice system.”
When Roberts asks Knox if she is ready to be extradited, should Italy seek out that option, she answers, “I will never go willingly back to the place … I’m going to fight this til the very end. And it’s not right and it’s not fair.”
On the verge of tears, Knox admits she can’t properly explain the situation by herself. “I really hope that people try to understand that when you have overzealous prosecutors and when you have a biased interrogator and a biased investigation and coercive interrogations, these things happen, and I’m not crazy,” she explains.
She’s also upset that her former boyfriend, Raffaele Sollecito, was convicted once again as well. “He is vulnerable, and I don’t know what I would do if they imprisoned him. It’s maddening,” Knox says. Sollecito was taken into custody near the Italian border and given orders not to leave the country after his conviction.