Though she is appealing her conviction for the murder of Meredith Kercher, Amanda Knox has said she believes her trial was "correct," expressing faith in the Italian legal system. The trial did not turn out as Knox expected, however: "I thought I would be home for Christmas. But instead I have to wait," she said. Luciano Ghirga, one of Knox's lawyers, also rejected criticism of the Italian legal system. "Amanda's rights were respected during the trial," said Ghirga. "I rule out the fact that the jury could have been influenced by the media in a negative sense."