Amanda Knox Breaks Down in Tearful Interview, Ex BF Tries to Flee Italy
A tearful Amanda Knox appeared on “Good Morning America,” as ex boyfriend Raffaele Sollecito, was caught while possibly trying to flee Italy. An Italian court has declared the former couple guilty of murdering Knox's roommate, Meredith Kercher.
Knox is facing 28 years in prison, while Sollecito is sentenced to 25.
Amanda told Robin Roberts that the news “really hit me like a train.”
"I did not expect this to happen,” Amanda said. “I really expected so much better from the Italian justice system. They found me innocent once before."
When asked about the possibility of extradition, Knox, who lives in Seattle, said, "I will never go willingly back to the place where… I'm going to fight this to the very end. It's not right and it's not fair.”
Knox also revealed that she recently sent a letter to Kercher's family.
[Photo: Meredith Kercher. Credit: Splash]
"It's in the mail,” she said. Mainly I just want them to know that I really understand that this is incredibly difficult, that they've also been on this never ending thing and when the case has been messed up so much, like a verdict is no longer consolation for them.”
Meanwhile, Sollecito was picked up by police at a hotel near the Italian border. His passport now has a special stamp that will prevent him from leaving the country. His lawyer told ABC news that he was on his way to a girlfriend's house, not trying to flee.
[Photo: Raffaele Solecito. Credit: Splash]
Knox told Roberts that one of her first reactions after the verdict was, "Oh my God, Raffaele... He is vulnerable and I don't know what I would do if they imprisoned him. It's maddening."
Amanda and Sollecito were found guilty of Kercher's 2007 murder once before, but an appeals court threw out the conviction in 2011. For more on Amanda's four years behind bars, click here.
It is unknown if the US Justice Dept. will extradite Knox, but it is unlikely on grounds of US law that prevents being retried for a crime for which one has been acquitted.