SEATTLE (AP) — Amanda Knox said Friday she will fight the reinstated guilty verdict against her and an ex-boyfriend in the 2007 slaying of a British roommate in Italy and vowed to "never go willingly" to face her fate in that country's judicial system .
"I'm going to fight this to the very end," she said in an interview with Robin Roberts on ABC's "Good Morning America."
Knox said she has written a letter to the family of her slain British roommate, Meredith Kercher, expressing sympathy for the legal ordeal that continues more than six years after she was stabbed and sexually assaulted.
"I want them to know I understand this is incredibly difficult. They also have been on this never-ending thing. When the case has been messed up so much, a verdict is no longer a consolation for them," Knox said during Friday's interview.
"And just the very fact that they don't know what happened is horrible," Knox said.
"They deserve respect and the consolation of some kind of acknowledgement," she said. "I really wish them the best."
Kercher's sister Stephanie and brother Lyle were in the courtroom in Florence for the Thursday's verdict.
"It's hard to feel anything at the moment because we know it will go to a further appeal," Lyle Kercher said. "No matter what the verdict was, it never was going to be a case of celebrating anything."