Thursday, January 30

Silent Reception -

Amanda Knox's guilty verdict at first instance was upheld by the Florence court of appeal, it was announced after a jury adjournment of more than 10 hours.

"Huge security presence ahead of verdict including riot police outside and in public area of courtroom," tweeted Barbie Nadeau.

"Before the verdict was announced the court clerk asked for complete silence and warned journalists and the public gallery 'not to clap or cheer' the announcement."

More possibly later.