(CNN) — The Italian appeals court has upheld murder conviction against American Amanda Knox and her former Italian boyfriend Raffaele Sollecito.
The court of appeals in Florence condemned Knox to 28 years and six months in prison. For her ex-boyfriend, Sollecito Rafaëlle, conviction was 25 years.
Knox was convicted of Kercher’s murder in 2009, but was later acquitted. Then in March of last year, Italy’s supreme court overturned the pair’s acquittals, saying that the jury did not consider all the evidence.
Knox was not in Italy for the trial. She spent four years in prison after she was convicted the first time. Knox says she is afraid to return to Italy, where she spent four years behind bars.
“I will become…a fugitive,” she told Italian daily La Repubblica this month, when asked what she would do if she was found guilty.