Amanda Knox's mother Edda Mellas, left, attends the appeal hearing of Amanda Knox over the guilty verdict in the murder of Meredith Kercher in Perugia's court of Appeal on December 18, 2010 in Perugia, Italy. American Amanda Knox and her Italian ex-boyfriend Raffaele Sollecito were convicted of the murder of Ms Knox's former British roommate Meredith Kercher in 2007. Their trial took place in December 2009 with Knox and Sollecito receiving sentences of 26 and 25 years respectively. Rudy Guede, an unemployed man from Ivory Coast, was also convicted of the Meredith Kercher's murder.
Mellas has appeared in the media often since her daughter's conviction, attesting her innocence. Amanda Knox's Mom: She's "Terrified"
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