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Amanda Knox Begs Italian Appeals Court To Overturn Murder Conviction

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May. 21 2011, Published 11:01 a.m. ET

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by Radar Staff

A tearful Amanda Knox once again insisted she was innocent of murder as she faced an appeals court in Perugia, Italy on Saturday.

Knox also told the court that being in prison is "very frustrating and mentally exhausting" and said she does not want to spend the rest of her life behind bars.

The former exchange student, 23, was emotional and her voice cracked as she briefly addressed the appeals court in Perugia.

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"I've spent more than three and a half years in prison as an innocent person, and this for me is very frustrating and mentally exhausting," Knox said.

"But nothing is more important that finding the truth after prejudices and many mistakes.

"I don't want to spend my whole life in prison as an innocent," she added.

Amanda Knox In Tears As She Appeals Her Murder Conviction

As RadarOnline.com has previously reported, Knox is appealing her 2009 conviction for sexually assaulting and murdering British student Meredith Kercher.

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