Amanda Knox: I Can't Go Back
But she says 'everything's at stake' in retrial
By Kevin Spak, Newser User
Posted Sep 20, 2013 1:50 PM CDT
This image released by NBC shows Amanda Knox during an interview on the 'Today Show' Friday.   (AP Photo/NBC, Peter Kramer)

(Newser) – Amanda Knox won't be returning to Italy for her retrial, she confirmed in an interview today. "It's not a possibility," she told Matt Lauer on the Today Show. "I was imprisoned as an innocent person and I just can't relive that." When Lauer asked if she were worried that would look like an admission of guilt, she replied, "I look at it as an admission of innocence, to be quite honest. … It's common sense not to go back."

At the same time, Knox said she thought her legal team would prevail. When Lauer asked if she'd thought about the fact that a conviction would leave her unable to safely leave the US, she replied, "I think about it all the time. It's so scary. Everything's at stake." She also said she hoped Meredith Kercher's family didn't believe she was guilty. "I don't want to be forever separated from them, because at this point Meredith is a part of my life." The trial is set to begin on Sept. 30, notes Reuters.

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Sep 21, 2013 2:00 PM CDT
I've seen what these kids of wealthy parents can do when they aren't around. This story stinks from beginning and only Amanda knows what really happened and I am sure that she will not share this with us. It seems like her main concern now is that she won't able to travel outside the USA, oh well she will have to join 200 million of fellow Americans who would like to but can't because of lack of money.
Sep 21, 2013 11:54 AM CDT
If she's guilty she would be a fool to go back, if she's innocent, well then she knows the possibility of being wrongly convicted exists, then why ask such a question?
Sep 21, 2013 7:03 AM CDT
They've already got the guy who did the crime.Why this bullshit about retrying Knox?