Amanda Knox Case: Italian Court Overturns Murder Conviction

Amanda Knox Case: Italian Court Overturns Murder Conviction
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The highest court in Italy on Friday has overturned the murder convictions of Amanda Knox and her ex-boyfriend in the sensational 2007 stabbing death of her British roommate.

The ruling was the latest turn in an odyssey of international justice for Knox, who spent four years in an Italian jail after the killing. She returned to the United States when she was initially acquitted in 2011, vowing never to return to Italy, and waited for the verdict on the second trial in her hometown of Seattle.

Knox said Friday night that she is “incredibly grateful for what has happened, for the justice I’ve received,” and thanked her family, friends and supporters during an emotional statement outside her mother’s home in Seattle.

“You saved my life, and I am so grateful. I’m so grateful that I have my life back. Thank you,” she said. “That’s all I can say. Right now I’m still absorbing what all of this means.”

Asked about Meredith Kercher, the woman who was stabbed to death, Knox’s voice caught as she searched for the right words.

“Meredith was my friend. She deserved so much in this life,” Knox said. “I’m the lucky one.”

Knox and Raffaele Sollecito were convicted in 2009, then acquitted and freed in 2011. An appeals court overturned the acquittals and or…………… continues on NBCNews.com

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