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.
"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.
The appeals court on Saturday set June 30 as a deadline for a key review of DNA evidence by independent forensic experts in the Knox case and allowed five new witnesses sought by the defense -- all inmates in Italian prisons who claim they have information clearing the American student and her Italian co-defendant, Raffaele Sollecito. The experts will deliver their findings to the court on July 25.