A court in Italy has found Amanda Knox guilty of murdering British student Meredith Kercher in the Italian city of Perugia in 2007. The court also found her Italian ex-boyfriend Raffaele Sollecito guilty.
The decision came after 11 hours of deliberation by judges. Knox has been sentenced to 28 years in prison.
The decision comes more than two years after Knox, a Seattle native who was studying abroad in Italy when the murder happened, and Sollecito were acquitted on appeal by another Italian court. Knox and Sollecito spent four years in jail following their arrests. Knox now lives in Seattle. She had declined to attend the trial, but said in an interview with Italian state TV earlier this month that she would be waiting for the decision at her mother’s house, “with my heart in my throat.” After the verdict Thursday, she said in a statement “frightened and saddened.”
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