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An emotional Amanda Knox is vowing to fight her murder conviction once again, saying defiantly "this is wrong" and that she will never willingly return to Italy.

A jury found Amanda Knox guilty yesterday in the 2007 slaying of Meredith Kercher, which she spent four years in prison for before being released on appeal.

Prosecutors in Italy retried the case, however, and Knox was convicted a second time. She has been in the U.S. since her 2011 release, however.

She wasn't present for the retrial, and Friday morning, she struggled to hold back tears as she railed against the verdict, saying: “This is wrong.”

Appearing on Good Morning America, the Seattle native expressed outrage at the verdict and 28 year sentence the Italian justice system handed down.

She told Robin Roberts she is “going through waves of emotions” and said she couldn’t believe what she was hearing when the decision was read.

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An Italian court has returned a verdict in the third trial of Amanda Knox and her former boyfriend, Raffaele Sollecito, in the 2007 death of Meredeth Kercher:

Knox was found guilty of the crime for the second time in the notorious case.

Hard Knox Life

Amanda was sentenced to 28 years and six months in jail, though it's rather unclear if she'll ever serve even a day of that. More on that in a second.

The first two trials produced flip-flop verdicts of guilty then innocent for Knox and Sollecito, who were acquitted on appeal in 2011 after four years in custody.

An appeals court found that important evidence regarding blood and DNA had been handled improperly by investigators, leading to the released of the duo.

But Italy's supreme court, called the Court of Cassation, dismissed that ruling based on what it said was key evidence that had been omitted during the appeal.

A new trial, at which Amanda Knox did not appear, began in 2013.

The three-day deliberations were closely watched as jurors were tasked with either confirming or overturn the initial guilty verdict "as if the acquittal never happened."

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Amanda Knox maintained Friday that she won't return to Italy to face trial again, despite the risks involved in not going and everything that is at stake.

"I was already imprisoned as an innocent person in Italy, and I can't reconcile the choice to go back with that experience," she told Matt Lauer Friday.

"It's not a possibility. I was imprisoned as an innocent person and I just can't relive that."

"I don't think I'm going to be put back in prison. I think we're going to win. That's why I'm fighting this fight, that's why I continue to put forth the defensive argument in court."

Not going back, Amanda Knox reiterated, isn't an admission of guilt.

"I look at it as an admission of innocence, to be quite honest."

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Amanda Knox’s side of the story is ... a long story.

ABC's Diane Sawyer is the first to get it since she was cleared of murdering roommate Meredith Kercher several years after being found guilty.

Released on an appeal and having completed her memoir Waiting to be Heard, Knox is now awaiting a re-trial in the case that has defined her life.

Amanda Knox sat down with Sawyer for the special A Murder. A Mystery. Amanda Knox Speaks, and also spoke with GMA on the same network.

Here are some of her most notable comments:

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In her steamy new memoir, Waiting to Be Heard, Amanda Knox details her sex life and drug use while living in Italy before being charged with murder.

She writes she was “proud” of her first one-night stand and that pot was “as common as pasta” in the bungalow she shared with Meredith Kercher.

Amanda Knox O-Face

That would be her roommate, whose half-naked body was found in 2007 with her throat cut. Amanda Knox spent years in prison for killing her.

In Waiting to be Heard, for which HarperCollins paid nearly $4 million, Knox writes of her first sexual experience with someone she’d just met.

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Amanda Knox reveals in her new book, Waiting to Be Heard, that she was close to committing suicide at one point during her time in an Italian prison.

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The Seattle native spent four years locked up. She details her arrest, conviction, and 2011 acquittal for the slaying of her roommate, Meredith Kercher.

Knox says she "contemplated suicide" but says her family and then-boyfriend Raffaele Sollecito, who was also charged with murder, pulled her through.

The 25-year-old, who faces a retrial, may be extradited to Italy at some point.

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She's been free since 2011, but Amanda Knox is still paralyzed.

Having spent four years living in Italian prison for murder she maintains she never committed, she still faces moments of crippling anxiety to this day.

Amanda Knox Book Cover

Knox, who has penned a memoir, Waiting to be Heard, tells People a bit about what it was like after she was charged with killing Meredith Kercher.

"When Meredith was murdered and I was arrested, it was shocking. It was paralyzing. Everything toppled," says Knox, who still feels that way at times.

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Tuesday's ruling by Italy's Supreme Court ordering a new trial for Amanda Knox guarantees the already long-running legal saga will drag on for years.

It also raises the possibility that if Knox is found guilty and that verdict is upheld by Italy's Supreme Court, Knox could face a request to extradite her.

Hard Knox

An extradition request would likely turn on whether being prosecuted again after being exonerated constitutes double jeopardy in the United States.

Knox and her ex Raffaele Sollecito were convicted in 2009 after a controversial trial for the murder of her British roommate Meredith Kercher in 2007.

Knox was sentenced to 26 years in prison while Sollecito got 25, but that verdict was tossed out in 2011 by an appeals court that blasted the prosecution's case.

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Italy’s highest court overturned the 2011 acquittal of Amanda Knox on Tuesday, ordering a new trial in the sensational murder case that began in 2007.

The ruling means that the case against Knox and her former boyfriend, Raffaele Sollecito, will be sent back to be reheard at an appeals court in Florence.

Amanda Knox Appeals

The two were convicted of killing Meredith Kercher of Britain in 2007, but fought the charges tooth and nail until winning their release in 2011.

With the decision by the court this week, however, it appears the case is far from over, even as the full implications of the ruling were unclear.

It is not known if Amanda Knox would return voluntarily from the United States or be extradited by Italy, a process that would require major legal steps.

If she does not appear, the case could proceed in her absence.

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Are Amanda Knox’s legal woes still hampering her?

In 2011, the 25-year-old was released from an Italian prison after spending four years for allegedly murdering roommate Meredith Kercher in 2007.

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The earlier guilty conviction was overturned in a court of appeals and both Knox and her Italian boyfriend at the time, Raffaele Sollecito were released.

Prosecutors want to re-instate their convictions, however.

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