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Amanda Knox fights for her freedom

American Amanda Knox continues to fight for her freedom here in the US, after being convicted in Italy.
    Ironically, she could find herself behind bars just as the man currently serving time for the murder of Meredith Kercher walks free.

Many Italians are convinced Amanda Knox will get special treatment.

"I was annoyed by the pressure that we endured from the United States."

Vito Rossi, a Florence resident, "I think that she never will come back to Italy, she will stay there, in the clear."

But Knox's life is far less certain than that-the threat of extradition for the murder of Meredith Kercher looms large if her appeals are exhausted.

Still, in an ABC news exclusive, she was defiant.

Amanda Knox from GMA: "I'm -- I will never go willingly back to the place where I -- I'm going to fight this until the very end and it's not right and it's not fair."

Lost on many is the fact that this man, local drifter Rudy Guede was already convicted and is doing time for the murder.

Douglas Preston said, "It was a violent crime scene the killers DNA, Rudy's DNA is all over the place. They searched it for 2 months and couldn't find Amanda Knox DNA.

Still, Guede could actually walk free at the very moment authorities are trying to put Knox back in prison.

"He was convicted and sentenced to 16 years and I might add with good behavior he might get day time release next year."

If Italy does seek Knox's extradition, legal experts believe she will have a tough time fighting it.

Unless, US authorities make the unusual move of resisting Italy and a treaty Americans rely on to work both ways.

Marie Harf from the Deputy State Department said, "The case is still -- it's my understanding -- still working its way through the Italian legal system, so we don't want to get ahead of that process.

Until the appeals are exhausted, Amanda Knox will remain a woman caught between two Countries, convicted of murder in Italy, while free here at home.