Amanda Knox says she is 'scared' in jail

Amanda Knox  says she is 'scared' in jail

“I am scared because I don’t know what is going on,” the 22-year-old American student said during a 10-minute visit by two Italian lawmakers, prison officials and a pair of reporters in Capanne prison on the outskirts of Perugia.

Knox has been jailed for two years since she was arrested a few days after the slaying of Meredith Kercher in the house the two students shared in this Umbrian university town.

“I am waiting and always hoping,” Knox said, switching from English into Italian for the delegation. “I don’t understand many things, but I have to accept them, things that for me don’t always seem very fair.”

Sitting on her bed in the 9-square-foot cell when the visitors arrived, she said “I was feeling horrendous” after the December 5 verdict that she was guilty of murder and sexual assault.

“The guards helped me out. They held me all night,” she said. Her Italian ex-boyfriend Raffaele Sollecito was convicted of the same charges and given a 25-year-sentence. After the verdict, he was transferred to another prison. Both insist they are innocent.

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