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Amanda Knox Freed After Jury Overturns Murder Conviction

Amanda Knox Freed After Jury Overturns Murder Conviction

Amanda Knox breaks down in tears after a jury overturns her murder conviction on Monday (October 3) in Perugia, Italy.

The 24-year-old from Seattle, Wash., and her Italian ex-boyfriend Raffaele Sollecito, won their appeal after they were initially sentenced to 26 years and 25 years in jail, respectively, for the 2007 stabbing of Amanda‘s roommate Meredith Kercher.

Earlier in the day, Amanda told the appellate court jury of eight Italians that she “did not do the things they said I did. I did not kill, rape or steal. I was not there.”

Amanda and Raffaele spent nearly four years in prison but both maintained their innocence in the brutal murder of the 21-year-old British student.

“We’re thankful Amanda‘s nightmare is over. We’re grateful for the support we have received from all over the world,” her sister, Deanna, read in a statement after the verdict was read.

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# 1

wow actual news on this sight even though i would have no idea at all who these people are since i don’t live in America but still proper news haha

# 2

Yeaaah. I am glad she got released. There was not enough evidence to sentence her for a crime she never committed in the first place. They have the right person in custody for Meredith’s murder.

# 3

Countdown to mega book deal….. 3 .. 2 …

# 4

White women just get away with anything.

# 5

For some reason I don’t think she did this…and I think the Italian courts railroaded the verdict of guilty down our throats. So I’m glad she is finally free. Too many inconsistencies with the evidence, time lines and DNA.

# 6
James Griffin @ 10/03/2011 at 5:47 pm

We should expect the sequel to Amanda Knox: Murder on Trial in Italy (2011) to be officially announced any moment now with Hayden Panettiere set to reprise her role as Amanda Knox. It’s a phenomenal story and a slam-dunk Oscar for her.

# 7
MarilynandtheDiamonds @ 10/03/2011 at 5:47 pm

She’s a MUR to the DER to the ER!

# 8

I’m italian… and I’m really glad that she’s finally free.

# 9
شات حلا @ 10/03/2011 at 5:48 pm

just because she’s free now doesn’t mean she’s not guilty.
no one knows what really happened.
God will judge Meredith’s murderers…

no justice @ 10/03/2011 at 5:53 pm

she’s an effin killer. ah well, welcome amanda to the oj, casey anthony hall of fame. shame on the prosecution for being lame.

See what a powerful PR team can do for you. She is guilty. She and her boyfriend brought that other guy to Meridith just to trouble her as Meridit used to oppose to Amanda bringing guys to where they stay as it jeopardizes everyones safety. So Amanda and her boyfriend brought the other guy when every other Italian flat mates had gone on public holiday and Meridit was alone and forced her to participate in some game so that they are even which resulted in the killing
She might not have done it herself but she clearly had a part in it. May be she just wanted the other guy to rape Meridit and she was hiding nearby after letting him into the flat. Later when every thing went wrong they had to break the window from inside

Im really conflicted about this. Part of me wants to believe that she’s innocent because of all the tampering the prosecution did with the evidence and trying to paint her as a sex and drug addict. But then again there was some pretty substantial evidence against her to be convicted. I think the prosecution really just destroyed this case for themselves especially with the prison guard and HIV incident. Anyways if she is innocent I wish her the best and hope she can get her life back on track but if she is actually guilty well then….

I don’t understand why the Kercher family are so determined to prove that Knox did it, especially when there’s already an admitted and convicted murderer. why would they want someone to spend 26 years in prison, when evidence for Knox being somehow involved were basically slim to none. I couldn’t have that on my conscience. Treasure your daughters memory and move on.

When they will make a movie about her Lily Collins will play her. They look a like.

Also I dont think anyone should criticize the actions of the Kercher family they lost a daughter and wanted justice; whether Amanda is truly innocent is something we might never know and its going to be tough for the Kercher family to live with that

criticize the actions of the Kercher family

@gerd: maybe because they think she’s guilty? She was convincted of slander Patrick Lumumba, why would she ever did that if she wasn’t guilty?

Casey Anthony needs a roommate. They should be BFFs.

She may not have stuck the knife in but she was involved

She lied about everything from the start you wouldnt do that if your friend had been murdered. You cant trust a word she says

Sad thing is she will milk this for everything its worth and earn a fortune

I don’t believe her innocence. Not in a time of forensic evidence. I guess the one armed man must have done it.

شات حلا @ 10/03/2011 at 6:22 pm

sorry, I mean Allah will judge Meredith’s murderers..

Listen she might have done it yes, and that is now her tragedy, ‘she just might have’ is a stigma that will now always follow her. But…Maybe…after being questioned for hours and hours in a foreign country, she being only 19 at the time panicked, realizing that she was an actual suspect, hey i might do the same. No one knows what exactly happened..and maybe it’s because i’m scandinavian but you don’t just dole out 26 years sentences when there’s an overwhelming doubt.

Thank goodness! Amanda Knox is innocent, the real killer is already behind bars people! Read this Rolling Stone article for the facts:

http://www.rollingstone.com/culture/news/the-neverending-nightmare-of-amanda-knox-20110627

Her and Casey Anthony should have a heart to heart and Oj Simpson should watch

The world has gone mad! All the murderers are getting free.

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