Amanda Knox talks exclusively to TODAY's Matt Lauer about the potential outcome of the upcoming retrial over the 2007 murder of her former roommate, saying she's thought about facing more prison time. "I think about it all the time. It's so scary. Everything's at stake," she said.
an exclusive interview Amanda Knox has told Daybreak that she is: "not the person the prosecution says I am I think that an idea of an evil person has been on trial, this trial shouldn't be a trial of character, that's irrelevant." Knox told Daybreak US Correspondent Lucy Watson that she would not be returning to Italy to face the re-trial.
Knox speaks live on British television, insisting she is too broke to return for murder retrial in Italy
AMANDA KNOX has said she would be willing to take a lie detector test to prove her innocence over the murder of British student Meredith Kercher in 2007. Speaking via videolink, she said her innocence "means everything" and added: "A lie detector test, I would be fine with that."
"I can't financially afford to be going back and forth to Italy," she said. "I am in school, I am trying to rebuild my life. Then there is the very real fact that I was imprisoned wrongfully and I cannot reconcile that experience with the choice of going back. It doesn't make sense."
She said she has "plenty to fear" from the retrial, adding: "I was already imprisoned wrongfully, I was already convicted wrongfully and this is everything to fear. This, as an innocent person, is the ultimate nightmare. This does not make sense."
Knox said today: "There is proof of my innocence in there being no trace of me in the room where my friend was murdered. There was no reason for me to have done this, there is nothing that is a part of me that would ever do something like this."
In an interview granted to IBTimes UK, Sollecito, 29, denies he was hiding from justice and reaches out to the family of the British student he is jointly accused with Knox of killing, begging them to open dialogue with him.
Francesco Sollecito said his son doesn't intend to flee to escape justice and plans to travel to Italy to defend himself. "We have absolute respect for the institutions and my son does not intend to run away," the elder Sollecito told ANSA. "We are working without stop to show he is innocent in court."
But, in a carefully worded statement issued through their Italian lawyer, the British family made it clear Knox's presence would not be welcome. "It took us as a family nearly five years to even begin to feel ready to lay Mez to rest and it is still extremely painful now," said her elder sister Stephanie.
"However, she now has a place near to us that we and her friends can visit to take flowers and spend time … Her grave is now her safe place to sleep in peace and be with us and we hope that is respected by all."
Kercher added: "For me, I hope that despite the fact that the case continues, she is resting in peace but, knowing Mez, she will be fighting until the end."