Oct. 3, 2011 Verdict: Amanda was found "not guilty" of the murder of Meredith Kercher after spending a year trying to appeal her 26 year sentence, and a total of four years in prison.
But before Amanda returned to the courthouse to hear the verdict she spent the time playing a guitar and singing hymns.
After the verdict was read her lawyer, Maria Del Grosso, said, "Amanda was a nervous wreck who just collapsed. She wasn't able to say anything other than 'thank you' in a flood of tears."
Her sister spoke after the proceedings and thanked everyone who helped and asked to give the family privacy now.
Oct. 3, 2011 Amanda pleads for her life: Amanda Knox began her plea, "I'm sorry, I'm very nervous." She addressed the court on Oct. 3, 2011, and said, "I am paying with my life for something I haven't done," according to NZ Herald.
"I've lost a friend in the worst, most brutal, most inexplicable way possible," she said of Meredith Kercher, a 21-year-old British student she shared a room with in Perugia, Italy.
"I want to go home to my life," she continued in near perfect Italian. "I don't want to be deprived of my life, my future, for something I have not done."
Her final words to the court were, "Do justice."
Amanda Knox spoke to the court for 10 minutes, slowly and broken at times, with tears in her eyes. Shortly thereafter, the six-person jury and two judges left to deliberate.
But just before deliberations, the President of the Court, Hellmann, told the crowded courtroom not to act like football fans when the decision was revealed.
Oct. 2, 2011: Polishing up the final plea for her life, Amanda Knox readies herself to speak in court Monday morning in Perugia, Italy, where she will be on the final day of her appeals against the conviction that claims she murdered her Italian roommate, Meredith Kercher. What will it be for the former University of Washington student turned Italian exchange student and now convicted murderer?
Will she get to come home to the Great Northwest or suffer, possibly for life, in an Italian prison?
Her father, Curt Knox, says he is unsure what she's going to say, but he knows it will be emotional not just for her, but the whole family. He spoke candidly on the Today Show and said, "It's going to be a heartfelt statement she's going to make. I think she just wants to have the judge and jury hear one more time that she had nothing to do with this horrific case and that she is innocent of the charges and hopes for an acquittal."
The main problem her father and her mother, Edda Mellas, will have is they don't speak Italian, so they will have to wait and watch and hope for interpretation soon thereafter, according to MSNBC.com. People are speculating that if Amanda goes free she will be released immediately and will travel back home to Seattle as soon as possible.
But then all the moves will have to take place. He stepfather found an IT job just outside of Perugia and has been working there for over a year now, so his wife Edda could live part time there to see and help her daughter as much as possible.
Her best friend Madison Paxton, 24, moved to Perugia and has been speaking out on Amanda's behalf since her arrest. Paxton is a photographer and found work at a local newspaper -- she's been friends with Amanda since they were both 18.
"She's an incredibly kind-hearted person, she's someone who takes learning very seriously, she's passionate about art and writing and poetry and English. She's really excited about traveling," said Amanda's Seattle buddy, Paxton.
So what do you think--will Amanda Knox be traveling back to Seattle soon?
KDCaulfeild Should Perugia keep Amanda Knox in jail tomorrow then the Italians will not look any worse than the State of Georgia & USA over TROY DAVIS!
ndalberth I have believed in Amanda & Raffaele's innocence since day 1 I never imagined they would be convicted Do the right thing Perugia
Danakennedynow Will Amanda Knox sleep tonight in her prison cell outside Perugia? Tomorrow she addresses the court in Italian to plead for her life.