A few preliminary words and then the verdict -- Court costs and other words but GUILTY
It was all a bit muddled as the English news translator struggled to keep up with the fast talking judge. However the outcome was that Knox is sentenced to 281/2 years in jail and Sollecito 25 years. Where he is, who really knows? If he is still in Italy he will surely face arrest.
The guilty verdicts from 2007 are reinstated but in the case of Knox her sentence is increased. She is currently in the USA.
Justice is on its way for the Kercher family but is not here just yet. Appeals will follow. Will Knox be extradited?
Knox has not attended any of the hearings in court this time but former boyfriend Raffaele Sollecito will be in court for the verdict.
As if to prove the point about US media bias in this case ABC reported: "Anxiety has set in for American student Amanda Knox as she waits for the fourth time in six years for an Italian court to decide whether she is guilty or innocent of killing her roommate Meredith Kercher. Knox has remained at home in Seattle because she feared she would be "wrongly convicted" and arrested, but despite the relative safety the tension has been heightened by the prosecutor who sought to increase Knox's prison sentence if she is convicted and urged the judge to request her immediate arrest."