Knox urges Italian court to free her

US murder suspect Amanda Knox testifies during a hearing in the Meredith Kercher murder trial, in Perugia, Italy, Friday, June 12, 2009. Knox and her former Italian boyfriend, Raffaele Sollecito, were convicted a day later for the murder of Knox's British roommate, student Meredith Kercher, found dead in the house they shared in Nov. 2007. (AP Photo/Stefano Medici)

December 3, 2009 11:24:15 AM PST
American student Amanda Knox, fighting back tears, told the Italian court trying her for the murder of her British roommate that she doesn't want to be branded an assassin.