Amanda Knox: 'I Am Scared'

In jailhouse interview, American says she remains hopeful
By Newser Editors and Wire Services
Posted Dec 13, 2009 12:35 PM CST
Amanda Knox arrives for a hearing at the court in Perugia, Italy, Dec. 1, 2009.   (STEFANO MEDICI)
camera-icon View 1 more image

(Newser) – Amanda Knox is scared but hopeful 8 days after an Italian court sentenced her to 26 years in prison for the murder of her British roommate."I am scared because I don't know what is going on," the 22-year-old American said during a 10-minute visit to her 97-square-foot jail cell by two Italian lawmakers, prison officials, and a pair of reporters.

"I am waiting and always hoping," Knox said, switching from English to Italian. "I don't understand many things, but I have to accept them, things that for me don't always seem very fair." Knox said she "was feeling horrendous" after the Dec. 5 verdict that she was guilty of murder and sexual assault. "The guards helped me out. They held me all night," she said.

My Take on This Story
Show results without voting  |