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Amanda Knox at Mass ahead of ruling

Amanda Knox has attended Mass in prison and called her grandmother in the US as she awaits an appeal court ruling that will decide if her conviction for the murder of British student Meredith Kercher stands or whether she can be freed after four years in prison.

The verdict for Knox and co-defendant Raffaele Sollecito is expected at an Italian court on Monday.

They were convicted of murdering Knox's room-mate Ms Kercher, and Knox was sentenced to 26 years in prison while Sollecito got 25.

They both deny wrongdoing.

Prison chaplain the Reverend Saulo Scarabattoli said Knox attended Mass on Saturday afternoon and was calm and collected.

Knox's father Curt Knox said his daughter spoke to her grandmother in Seattle on Sunday for about 10 minutes.

The Kerchers, from Old Coulsdon, Surrey, are expected to be in court for the ruling.

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