March 27 2015:
A top appeals court in Italy cleared Amanda Knox and Raffaele Sollecito of the murder of British student Meredith Kercher. The court’s decision the final ruling in the long-running case.
Amanda Knox: tremendously relieved after the verdict
Knox’s former room-mate in Italy, Meredith Kercher, discovered on the floor of her bedroom in Italy with her throat cut and signs of sexual assault.
Another man, Rudy Hermann Guede, born in Ivory Coast, also convicted in a separate trial and serving a 16-year sentence for the role in the murder
The murder trial story:
Knox and Sollecito, found guilty in 2009, freed in 2011 after the convictions overturned. Their convictions were reinstated by another court 2014.
After the verdict, Amanda Knox vowed she is going to fight this to the very end. Knox spoke on American Television saying she felt like she had been hit by a train.
The family of murdered British student Meredith Kercher also spoke. We are still on a journey to the truth. They expected the US to support the extradition of Knox. It did not happen.
Amanda Knox and ex-boyfriend found guilty of the murder of Meredith Kercher at the end of a re-trial in Florence. The two pleaded not guilty – but now face long jail sentences. Knox refused to attend and not prepared to be a fugitive from Italian justice if convicted.
In newspaper reports Amanda asked what would happen if found guilty of killing the British student in Perugia in 2007, Knox replied: In that case I will be… a fugitive.
Amanda Knox said not going to Italy for the retrial of the Meredith Kercher murder case. Knox remained at home in the United States.
Knox spoke to ITV’s Lorraine Kelly and Aled Jones live from Seattle. The American explained reasons for not returning to Italy. How she felt about being hunted and hoped one day to visit Meredith’s grave. Amanda trying to rebuild life after ultimate nightmare of being wrongfully convicted of the student’s murder.
The Meredith Kercher family remain stunned by the trial’s ruling. Not over for the Kercher family
The legal battle at an end.
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