Amanda Knox vows to ‘never go willingly back’ to Italy

Amanda Knox and Raffaele Sollecito were retried after the cancellation of their acquittal.

Knox has been sentenced to 28 ½ years in prison, while Sollecito’s sentence is 25 years.

She appeared close to tears in an interview with ABC’s “Good Morning America.”

“I couldn’t believe what I was hearing,” Knox, 26, told anchor Robin Roberts. “I did not expect this to happen. I really expected so much more from the Italian justice system. They found me innocent once before.”

“My first reaction was ‘no’ and ‘this is wrong,’ and I’m going to do everything I can to prove that it is and I felt very determined and my family felt very determined. But it was only on my way here that I got my first cry,” she explained.

The 26-year-old frequently had to pause to collect herself during the interview.

“This really has hit me like a train,” she said. “I did not expect this to happen. I really expected so better from the Italian justice system. They found me innocent before. How can they say it’s guilt beyond a reasonable doubt…”

“I will never go willingly back to the place where … I’m going to fight this to the very end. It’s not right and it’s not fair,” she said.

“I really hope that people try to understand that when you have overzealous prosecutors and when you have a biased interrogator and a biased investigation and coercive interrogations, these things happen, and I’m not crazy,” she added.

Knox and Sollecito have already spent four years behind bars after being convicted in 2009 to 26 and 25 years in prison during a highly publicized trial.