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Amanda Knox says she feels 'hit by a train'

Vows to fight her murder conviction 'to the end' in TV interview

31 January, 15:47
Amanda Knox says she feels 'hit by a train' (see related) (ANSA) - Washington, January 31 - A teary-eyed Amanda Knox told US television that she felt "hit by a train" and "could not believe" what was happening when she and her Italian ex-boyfriend Raffaele Sollecito were found guilty in a Florence court Thursday for the 2007 murder of British student Meredith Kercher in Perugia. Wearing newly bobbed hair and a pink sweater, Knox told ABC News in her first interview after the verdict that she is "not prepared" to return to Italy, would never want to return, and will fight "to the end". Knox received a jail sentence of 28 years and six months, while Sollecito got 26 years.

The appeals-level verdict was the fourth ruling on the case and it is now expected to go to the Italian supreme court. Knox added she is waiting to read the motivations for the new conviction.