Accused killer Amanda Knox continued to plea her innocence after she arrived in Italian court today. The twenty-four-year-old American college student was convicted of taking part in the murder of her roommate, Meredith Kercher, in 2009.
Along with her co-defendant Raffaele Sollecito, courts convicted the two of a twisted murder and rape scene which led to Kercher being stabbed to death. Both Knox and Sollecito were sentenced to twenty-plus years in prison.
“I’ve lost a friend in the worst, most brutal, most inexplicable way possible,” she said of the 2007 murder. “I’m paying with my life for things that I didn’t do. “She had her bedroom next to mine, she was killed in our own apartment. If I had been there that night, I would be dead,” Knox said. “But I was not there.”
She continued: “I did not kill. I did not rape. I did not steal. I wasn’t there. I wasn’t there at the crime.”
Today, an appeals court is expected to rule on whether to uphold their respective 26- and 25-year convictions or to acquit them.