Knox: Frightened, saddened by murder conviction

Meredith Kercher's brother Lyle, left, and sister Stephanie talk after the reading of the verdict for the murder of British student Meredith Kercher, in Florence, Italy, Thursday, Jan. 30, 2014. An appeals court in Florence upheld the convictions of U.S. student Amanda Knox and her ex-boyfriend for the 2007 murder of her British roommate. Knox was sentenced to 28 1/2 years in prison, raising the specter of a long legal battle over her extradition. After nearly 12 hours of deliberation Thursday the court reinstated the guilty verdict first handed down against Knox and Raffaele Sollecito in 2009. (AP Photo/Antonio Calanni )
Meredith Kercher's brother Lyle, left, and sister Stephanie talk after the reading of the verdict for the murder of British student Meredith Kercher, in Florence, Italy, Thursday, Jan. 30, 2014. An appeals court in Florence upheld the convictions of U.S. student Amanda Knox and her ex-boyfriend for the 2007 murder of her British roommate. Knox was sentenced to 28 1/2 years in prison, raising the specter of a long legal battle over her extradition. After nearly 12 hours of deliberation Thursday the court reinstated the guilty verdict first handed down against Knox and Raffaele Sollecito in 2009. (AP Photo/Antonio Calanni )

FLORENCE, Italy (AP) — Amanda Knox says she is frightened and saddened by her “unjust” murder conviction in the death of her British roommate Meredith Kercher.

Knox’s lawyers have vowed to appeal to Italy’s highest court.

In a statement issued from Seattle on Thursday after her conviction was upheld, Knox blamed overzealous prosecutors and a “prejudiced and narrow-minded investigation” for what she called a perversion of justice and wrongful conviction.

She said she expected more from the Italian justice system.

Copyright 2014 The Associated Press.

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