The judge who presided over Amanda Knox's second murder conviction said he suffered over the verdict but that he and the jury agreed about her guilt in the death of British student Meredith Kercher.
Judge Alessandro Nencini told the Italian newspaper Corriere della Sera the jury had come up with a motive that would be explained in the written explanation of the verdict, expected within three months.
He hinted at the conclusion, saying that up until 8:15pm on the night of the murder, Miss Knox and her now ex-boyfriend Raffaele Sollecito had other plans but that something changed.
He told Corriere: "If Amanda had gone to work, probably we wouldn't be here."
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