Amanda Knox, the Seattle woman who was acquitted of murder in Italy but is being tried there, said that she will be a “fugitive” if she’s convicted of murder.
“In that case I will be… a fugitive,” she said.
Knox, 26, was convicted of stabbing U.K. student Meridth Kercher in 2009 with her boyfriend. They were acquitted after spending four years in an Italian jail.
On Jan. 30, a verdict will be handed down in the new case.
“I miss Italy a lot,” she told the Italy-based paper La Repubblica. “But I am afraid, I was in jail for four years without doing anything wrong and even though I screamed my innocence no one believed me.”
She sent an e-mail to a judge saying she is innocent before the trial was carried out.
“They accused me of doing a cartwheel at the police station the night of my interrogation and used my laughter as evidence against me,” she said. “Even if I had shown up at the police station nude and dancing, that doesn’t mean I was an assassin.”
Knox currently lives in Seattle. Her trial was subject to intense media scrutiny, namely by British tabloids.
If she’s convicted, Knox said she doesn’t believe she will be going to prison any time in the near future.
“(If convicted) legally I’ll be defined a ‘fugitive,’ but I will continue to fight for my innocence,’’ Knox told the “Today” show a week ago. “I will not willingly submit myself to injustice.”