Knox attends Mass awaiting Italy appeals verdict

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PERUGIA, Italy (AP) -- Amanda Knox has attended Mass in prison and called her grandmother in Seattle as she awaits an appeals court ruling that will decide if her murder conviction stands or whether she can be freed after four years in prison.

The verdict for Knox and co-defendant Raffaele Sollecito is expected Monday.

They were convicted of murdering Knox's British roommate, Meredith Kercher. Knox was sentenced to 26 years in prison, Sollecito 25. They deny wrongdoing.

Prison chaplain the Rev. Saulo Scarabattoli said Knox attended Mass Saturday afternoon and was calm and collected.

Knox's father Curt Knox said Sunday his daughter spoke to her grandmother in Seattle for about 10 minutes Saturday.

The Kerchers are expected in court Monday.