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A verdict could be just days away for Amanda Knox - as lawyers fight to overturn her murder conviction. Knox's family says they are anxious - but hopeful.

Amanda Knox's sister sobbed as she and her family made one of their last prison visits before the verdict.

Next time they enter this Italian jail - they're hoping to take her home.

Defense lawyers for Knox and her ex-boyfriend Raffaele Sollecito say the prosecution's case is crumbling after court experts deemed DNA evidence unreliable, “There was no evidence against Raffaele and Amanda, everything, including the investigation and the murder verdict is based on nothing.”

Knox is serving a 26 year jail sentence for killing her British roommate Meredith Kercher.

The Seattle native will make a final appeal to the jury in the next few days - urging them to set her free. Her family says it will be painful to watch. .

Amanda’s father Curt Knox said, “Essentially pleading for your life. And that's a tough thing to deal with as a 24 year old.”

Lawyers have attacked Knox's character - calling her a manipulative and evil liar who plays a nice girl in court.

Some Italian residents watching the case say they feel sorry for Knox - even though they're not sure she's innocent.

Italian lawyer Raffaella Pileri said, “They are so young people, they were all young and it is just a pity for all of them.”

Knox's mother says her message to her daughter has been the same from the beginning, “what we've been saying for four years: it's going to be ok, hang on and you will get out of there.”

A verdict could come as soon as Saturday.

Prosecutors are now asking the judge to increase the original jail sentence of 26 years and send Knox to prison for life.

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