Amanda Knox Discusses Retrial on Today: I Could Lose Everything
It's been six years since Amanda Knox's roommate, Meredith Kercher, was murdered in Italy, but Knox's battle to prove her alleged innocence continues.
In 2009, Knox was convicted of murdering her roommate and served four years in prison before the conviction was overturned in 2011. A retrial is set to begin later this month after an Italian court overturned Knox's acquittal earlier this year. However, Knox said Friday on Today that she has no plans to return to Italy for the trial. "I was imprisoned as an innocent person. It's common sense not to go back," she told Matt Lauer. "I was already imprisoned as an innocent person in Italy, and I can't reconcile the choice to go back with that experience. It's not a possibility, as I was imprisoned as an innocent person and I just can't relive that."
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Knox, 26, also cited money issues as well as her current schooling when Lauer pressed her about not returning to Italy. Knox, returned to America in October 2011 and released a book, Waiting to be Heard, in April.
Although she maintains her innocence, Knox says she has still thought about what would happen if she is found guilty of murder again. "I imagine it all the time because I have to think the worst-case scenario," she said. "I have to prepare in my mind what that would be like. I thought about what it would be like to live my entire life in prison and to lose everything, to lose what I've been able to come back to and rebuild. I think about it all the time. It's so scary. Everything's at stake."
Watch Knox's interview with Lauer below:
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