Amanda Knox slams Italian court reasoning on guilt

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FILE - In this Tuesday, Oct. 4, 2011 file photo, Amanda Knox gestures during a press conference, in Seattle. A court in Florence that convicted Amanda Knox in her British roommate's 2007 murder says the wounds indicate multiple aggressors, and that the two exchange students fought over money the night of the murder. The appellate court on Tuesday, April 29, 2014, issued a 337-page explanation for its January guilty verdicts against Knox and her former boyfriend Raffaele Sollecito. Knox, 26, was sentenced to 28 ½ years while Sollecito, 30, received 25 years. Knox has been in the United States since 2011, when an earlier appellate trial that overturned her lower court conviction. Sollecito remains in Italy. The release of the court's reasoning opens the verdict to an appeal back to the supreme Court of Cassation. If the high court confirms the convictions, a long extradition fight for Knox is expected. Kercher, 21, was found dead in a pool of blood in the apartment she and Knox shared in the town of Perugia. (AP Photo/Ted S. Warren, File)

SEATTLE (AP) — Amanda Knox says an Italian appeals court's reasons for reinstating the conviction against her in the murder of her roommate are unsupported by evidence or logic.

On Tuesday, the court issued its explanation for reinstating Knox's conviction, saying it was she who delivered the fatal knife blow to 21-year-old Meredith Kercher in 2007.

Knox was first convicted, then acquitted, in Kercher's slaying. The acquittal was vacated last year by Italy's highest court, which ordered a new appeals trial, and she was convicted again.

In a written statement Knox said "I am innocent." She said forensic evidence refutes the appeals court's theory that more than one person attacked Kercher and that a small kitchen knife was used in the murder.

Knox says she will appeal to Italy's Supreme Court.