Six jurors and two judges need more time to reach a verdict in Amanda Knox's appeals trial on Monday.
A judge in Perugia, Italy said earlier in the day that the verdict would be announced at 8 p.m. local time, but Sky News is now reporting that the court, and the world, won't hear a ruling until 9:30 p.m. (3:30 p.m. EST).
Earlier in the day, Knox gave her final address to the court, saying again that I didn't kill Meredith Kercher.
I didn't rape. I didn't steal. I was not there, she added in Italian. We had a good relationship. We were all available to each other. I shared my life, especially with Meredith. We had a friendship. We were friends. She was concerned for me. She was always kind to me. She cared about me.
Knox was convicted of murdering Kercher, the British student who shared a flat with Knox in Perugia in 2007. Kercher was found with her throat slit in her bed after an apparent robbery in November of that year.
Knox was convicted of the crime in 2009 and sentenced to 26 years in prison. Also convicted were her ex-boyfriend Raffaele Sollecito and Rudy Guede, the Ivory Coast-born born man who was sentenced to 16 years for his involvement in the murder.
Both Knox and Sollecito have been in the middle of their appeals trial for the past 10 months, and they're expecting to hear a verdict some time Monday evening. The potential result of the trial is impossible to speculate, and all the parties involved, including Kercher's family, are anxiously awaiting the judges' decision.
It has been reported that, if found innocent, Knox will leave the city where she has been a prisoner for the past four years and go to Rome, where a plane is waiting to take her back to the U.S.