Amanda Knox Makes Final Statement in Italian Murder Trial

The murder trial of Meredith Kercher is reaching its closing stages.

Amanda Knox Makes Final Statement in Italian Murder Trial

The murder trial of Meredith Kercher is reaching its closing stages.

-Carolyn French

Amanda Knox

Amanda Knox, who has been charged with the murder and sexual assault of 21-year-old student Meredith Kercher, conducted her final statement in Italian on Thursday.

Knox stood before a jury in Perugia, Italy and spoke from notes. She thanked the prosecution for doing their job as “they are only trying to bring justice to someone whose life has been taken from this world” and mentioned how unhappy she is about the possibility of facing years in prison.

“People have been asking me how I stay so calm,” she said. “I am not calm. These last few days I have written and I was worried that I was not going to be myself and that I am being described as someone who I am not.”

Knox added, “I could be pulling out my hair, taking apart my cell but I don’t do these things. I just take a breath and try and be positive in moments like this.”

Prosecutors have called for Knox, and her partner in crime Raffaele Sollecito, to be given life sentences. (FOX News)

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