Court officials have announced the jury in the Amanda Knox appeal trial has reached a verdict. Depending on what the jury has decided, convicted murderer Amanda Knox could go free today or back to an Italian prison to serve out the rest of her 26 year sentence.
Six jurors and two judges will announce their decision on the Amanda Knox verdict this afternoon around 3:30PM ET. Amanda Knox and her former boyfriend and co-defendant Raffaele Sollecito have reportedly been returnedÂ to the court house to await the verdict.
Both Knox and Sollecito spoked passionately to the judges and jury of their claims of innocence in the death of Knox’s roommate Meredith Kercher in 2007. The two have spent the past four years in prison for after being convicted of Kercher’s murder.
“I want to go home. I want to go back to my life. I don’t want to be punished… I don’t want my future taken away from me for something I didn’t do because I am innocent,” Amanda Knox told the jury during her appeal trial. “I’m not a promiscuous vamp. I’m not violent … I have not killed, I have not raped, I was not there, I was not present.” Knox said.
“At the end of the day, every single day in prison is like death,” Sollecito said in his plea to the jury.
Both Sollecito and Knox claim it was a local drifter, Rudy Guede, who was the sole killer of Meredith Kercher. Guede was convicted seperately and sentenced to 16 years in prison.