Amanda Knox told an Italian court that the death of her former roommate Meredith Kercher was “yucky” and “disgusting”—like something from the crime TV show CSI—in her self-assured appearance in court Saturday. The prosecuting lawyer asked why Knox told police that Kercher’s death was a slow one, since she claims not to have been there for her friend’s murder. “I heard that she had her throat slit and from what I saw in CSI these things are not quick or pleasant so I said, gosh…bleargh…this brutality, this death…bleargh…it really did shock me,” Knox replied. The 21-year-old American student is accused of murdering Kercher after she refused to participate in a violent sex game and then trying to pin the crime on her boss. Knox’s Seattle-based family has launched an impressive PR and legal campaign to defend their daughter from the accusations.