"Although the prison conditions are certainly stark -- particularly during the early years in the Andes when it was bitter cold -- and I had many concerns about Lori's health over the years, I always knew Lori was strong and would endure."
Amanda Knox's parents have vowed to keep up their own daughter's fight in an appeal of her guilty verdict in Italy.
"No way can she stay in prison 6,000 miles away," said her father, Curt Knox, on "Larry King Live" Monday night.
"I have to keep fighting for Amanda," said her mother, Edda Mellas.
Mark and Rhoda Berenson have never ended their fight for their daughter, and even stopped working for several years to focus on her release.
"If someone told me 14 years ago that this would happen, I would say I am just going to go in a cave and disappear," said Rhoda Berenson. "But you manage it. You have to prepare yourself somehow by trying to even out the ups and downs."
"We ask why us, why is this happening?" said Mark Berenson. "Amanda's parents must be saying the same."
"It's been a horror," he said. "Nothing could be worse for a parent."