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Amanda Knox reacts to new guilty verdict on 'GMA' -- VIDEO

Amanda Knox appeared on Good Morning America Friday to speak with anchor Robin Roberts about her recent conviction.

Yesterday, Knox was found guilty of murder and sentenced to more than 28 years in prison for the 2007 murder of roommate Meredith Kercher. Knox, now 26, spent four years in an Italian prison before she was freed by an appeal. Italy’s supreme court then ordered a re-trial, and that’s when Knox was found guilty by an appeals court.

Knox told Roberts that she was with her family when she found out the latest verdict.”I’m going through waves of emotion in response to it,” Knox said. “My first reaction was, ‘no, this is wrong, and I’m going to do everything I can to prove that it is.'”

Raffaele Sollecito, Knox’s former boyfriend who is still in Italy, was also found guilty yesterday. “I don’t know what I would do if they imprisoned him,” Knox said. “It’s maddening.”

Knox’s voice quivered at points in the interview as she discussed the possibility of imprisonment and her sympathy for Kercher’s family.

“I feel like the only way that any of us can get any of sort of acknowledgement and understanding and consolation is through understanding,” Knox said in the interview’s conclusion. “I understand that this is really difficult, and I can only testify to what happened to me, and hope that people believe me. But I think the answers are out there.”

Watch the full interview below: READ FULL STORY

Amanda Knox talks to 'Today' about new trial: 'Everything's at stake'

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

10 takeaways from Amanda Knox's interview with Diane Sawyer -- VIDEO

Amanda Knox’s life story reads like a Lifetime movie — which it later became. But now that the American exchange student accused of murdering her roommate in Italy is going back on trial for the third time, she sat down with Diane Sawyer to tell her side of the story.

Knox’s name first hit headlines when she was accused of stabbing her roommate, Meredith Kercher, 47 times in their Italian home and subsequently sentenced to prison for 26 years after being found guilty. But after three years in prison, Knox was released on an appeal. Now, after completing a memoir titled Waiting to be Heard, Knox is heading back to Italy after that country’s Supreme Court ruled for the case to go back to trial.

Knox sat down with ABC’s Diane Sawyer for the special “A Murder. A Mystery. Amanda Knox Speaks.” Here are 10 takeaways from Knox’s testimony:

Knox was just trying to find herself: Calling her interest in having casual sex “an adventure of self-hood,” Knox explains that “I thought that’s what all self-confident free-spirited women did, and at that point, I still felt like a clueless girl.” READ FULL STORY

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