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Topic - Edda Mellas
Amanda Knox was in her hometown of Seattle when she received the news Thursday that an Italian court reinstated the guilty verdict against her and her ex-boyfriend in the 2007 slaying of her British roommate.
Amanda Knox left prison Monday, a free woman for the first time in four years, after an Italian appeals court threw out the young American's murder conviction for the brutal stabbing death of her British roommate after a drug-fueled sexual assault.
The parents of Amanda Knox, an American student convicted of murder in Italy, were ordered Tuesday to stand trial for claiming that Italian police abused their daughter, a lawyer and media reports said.
When asked how Knox was doing, her mother, Edda Mellas, said: "She's upset. How would you be?"
"I've lost a friend in the worst, most brutal, most inexplicable way possible," she said. "I'm paying with my life for things that I didn't do."