Amanda Knox who was jailed for 26 years earlier this month for the murder of Meredith Kercher, 21 has been interviewed by reporters for the first time since her sentencing took place where she admitted she is scared.
She was visited by two Italian MPs Rocco Girlanda and Katia Polidori from the Italian-American Foundation who also gave her a book about Pope Benedict XVI thoughts and meditations.
Two Italian and American reporters were allowed to be accompanied by the 2 MPs as observers. Knox told them: “I am being treated well. I miss my family and my lawyers are working on my appeal.
There visit was due to Maria Cantwell, the senator from Knox’s home state of Washington who publicly criticised the Italian justice system however the MPs said they were visiting the American to ensure that she was being treated well in prison.
Knox told her visitors that she would “like to return to Italy” after spending time at home in the United States.
“She said she was scared because she didn’t know what was going to happen but that she had faith in the Italian legal system,” said Mr Girlanda.
“We visited the prison and Amanda in the light of the controversy that erupted last week between America and Italy and we wanted to make sure that the prison and Amanda were fine.”
“I don’t understand many things, but I have to accept them, things that for me don’t always seem very fair.”
She also added that she felt “horrendous” when she was convicted and that “The guards helped me out. They held me all night” when she was at her cell.
Meredith, from Coulsdon, Surrey, was in Perugia as part of her Leeds University European Studies degree and had only been in Italy for two months when she was murdered in Nov 2007.