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Knox upset, tired; gets family visit in prison

December 6, 2009

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— Amanda Knox sought comfort from visiting family members Saturday on her first day in prison since being convicted of murdering her British roommate.

The family of victim Meredith Kercher said the verdict brought a measure of justice. However, they said, it was not a time to celebrate.

Knox, a college student from Seattle, was tired and upset following the midnight verdict and sentence of 26 years in prison, according to family members and a lawyer who saw her.

“Amanda like the rest is extremely disappointed, upset about the decision,” Knox’s mother, Edda Mellas, said after the visit to the prison just outside Perugia. “We told her that she’s gonna get out of here. It’s gonna take a little longer.”

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