Amanda Knox hours away from hearing her fate

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by LINDA BYRON / KING 5 News

NWCN.com

Posted on October 3, 2011 at 12:22 AM

Updated Friday, Oct 28 at 3:08 PM

Amanda Knox is just hours away from hearing a judge speak the words that will determine her fate.

"It's going to be heartfelt, what she has had to endure, something about Meredith as her friend,” said her father, Curt Knox.

Behind prison walls, Amanda is searching for words of her own. 

"Dealing with the possibility of having to spend the rest of her life in prison,” said Curt.

In her first trial, Amanda's pleas for mercy were met with a 26-year sentence for the murder of Meredith Kercher.

On Monday, Amanda will try again.

"I think it will be short.  How do you say the words that let the judge and jury know what you're feeling, what she wants to portray,” said Curt.

The end of the long appeals trial brings both hope and dread.

"It's 24 hours away from knowing what's going to happen to your daughter.  Stay strong and we do it for her and she does it for us,” said Curt.

Sunday night could be Amanda’s last in prison.

“There is that possibility,” said Curt. “She's obviously anxious and tense on the same side she's very hopeful, I'm doubting she will be sleeping a whole bunch.”

After  two trials and  more than 1,400 days in prison it all comes down to a few hours and a few words to be spoken in a medieval courtroom in Perugia.

"I think she's going to be able to say what she wants,” said her dad. “Hopefully we get that chance to be with her outside of the steel and concrete.  That's what we're really looking forward to."

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