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Judgment day for Amanda -- -- the lead headline today hi everybody -- Jenna Lee and John Scott we are here in the Fox News room happening now.
We're on verdict watch in Italy awaiting the decision of an appeals court in a murder case covered around the world.
American Amanda Knox about to learn whether she will go free or go back to an Italian prison possibly.
For the rest of her life.
This after a lower court convicted her and her Italian boyfriend of killing her roommate Meredith culture.
In what prosecutors called a frenzied sex attack her defense attorneys spent months challenging the DNA evidence that helped convict her and right now.
And made -- Knox waits for that verdict in jail.
After a tearful testimony in Italian saying she's in a sense of the murder of her friends and appealing to the court to set her free.
You know I -- started out.
I am not what they sang.
That there -- versions the violence contempt for life and for the persons you aren't a part of me.
And I did not do what -- say I have done.
If I didn't count continued great I didn't steal and I wasn't there that I wasn't present at the -- Greg Burke is live now in Perugia Italy Greg the defense team said to be hopeful why.
Well John I think it's primarily because of the DNA as you mentioned first of all perhaps because of the judge himself the judge allowed the independent DNA reviewed that they are banking on.
So much the judge from the initial trial the defense had asked for an independent review that would agree that was not.
I've granted that request this time it was and then the results of that review.
Which really puts serious serious doubts about the presence of Amanda and -- by -- there at the crime scene John.
What about that final plea of -- of the court what was that like.
Well you heard a bit of that and it was really heartfelt it was direct I'd say I'd say it was very very good compared -- her one in the initial trial that was rambling and was all around the place.
You couldn't really get it here I don't know whether she had training or not but it certainly looks as if she did simple declarative.
I did not kill.
I did not rape I think she was really very very convincing and of course she also choked up -- made it very clear what's at stake for her 24 year old woman.
John part of all this though there is a dead woman what's the victim's family say.
Well other -- your family has basically remained very very quiet although just a short time ago they did give a news conference they will be here for the verdict the sister says.
They are here so that.
Meredith will not be forgotten the mother says don't forget the brutality that she suffered they're also talking about there's other evidence besides the DNA.
So you can tell where they're coming from.
Audit Kirch is also say it's hard to fight the public relations onslaught all of the -- Stanley one that clearly has been.
Very effective they say they understand why the boxes are doing it but it's difficult to be on the other end of it with Meredith basically forgotten.
Greg Burke live from Rome thank you render a just throw a note for our viewers it is possible that that verdict could be announced in the next two hours during happening now.
If it does if it does come down we will bring it to you live.
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