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 / Updated  / Source: Associated Press

The judge who presided over Amanda Knox's second murder conviction says 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 said he agreed to be interviewed by Corriere della Sera for Saturday's editions because he knew the verdict would create a media storm.

Appeals Court Judge Alessandro Nencini reads the guilty verdict Thursday in the murder trial of Amanda Knox and Raffaele Sollecito, convicted of killing British student Meredith Kercher in Florence, Italy.Fabrizio Giovannozzi / AP

Nencini says the jury had come up with a motive that will be made clear in a written explanation of the verdict, expected within three months. But he hinted at the conclusion, saying that up until 8:15 p.m. on the night of the murder, Knox and her now ex-boyfriend 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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