Amanda Knox Found Guilty, Sentenced to 28 Years
Amanda Knox has been found guilty in the ongoing probe into the death of a British woman in Italy in 2007.
Knox, who was previously acquitted in 2011, has been sentenced to 28 years in prison, according to “USA Today.”
Her ex-boyfriend, Raffaele Sollecito, has reportedly also been found guilty and sentence to 25 years in the stabbing death of Meredith Kercher, a 21-year-old college student.
Knox, 26, is expected to appeal the verdict after previously serving four years in jail until her last trial.
The young woman has continued to live in Seattle during the trial, though Sollecito was present for the verdict.
Knox, whose first trial kicked off a media firestorm back in 2011, could be facing extradition to Italy if the conviction is not overturned.
“The knowledge about Amanda is innocence is rock-solid and it allows us to wait for the verdict with complete serenity,” her lawyer said in his closing statements, before the verdict came down. “It is impossible for the court to convict someone because they are ‘probably’ guilty or ‘may be’ guilty.”
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