Amanda Knox spoke with Matt Lauer on the Today show this morning about her upcoming retrial for the 2007 murder of her roommate, Meredith Kercher. Knox, who’d been free after an appeal, returned to the United States in Oct. 2011. In 10 days, the Italian court will re-try her for the crime, but she will not attend the trial.
“Besides the fact that there are so many factors that are not allowing me to go back — financial ones, ones where I’m going to school, ones where I want the court to proceed without distraction,” she explained. “I was imprisoned as an innocent person. It’s common sense not to go back.”
When Lauer pressed her, saying that as a prosecutor not going back sounds like an admission of guilt, Knox countered, “I was already imprisoned as an innocent person in Italy, and I can’t reconcile the choice to go back with that experience. It’s not a possibility, as I was imprisoned as an innocent person and I just can’t relive that.” READ FULL STORY