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Free at last !
Justice is served, and now this cute, charming young lady can move on, and make a few million$ on book/movie deals.

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An appeals jury on Monday overturned the murder convictions of Amanda Knox and Raffaele Sollecito in the killing of her roommate Meredith Kircher four years ago.


Knox collapsed in tears after the jury declared that the evidence against the two was not reliable. Both she and her ex-boyfriend were then taken back to prison where they were to be formally freed.

The Kercher family looked on grimly as the verdict was read out by the judge after 11 hours of deliberations by the eight-member jury.

Outside the courthouse, some of the hundreds of observers shouted "Shame, shame!"

As Knox waited for the verdict to be read, she appeared tense — leaning forward in her chair, and panting and wincing between exchanges with her lawyer. A black cloak draped around her, she put her hands to her face several times.

Slander convictions against Knox and Sollecito were upheld, but since those were three-year sentences they were considered time served.

Earlier Monday, a tearful Knox told the jury that she did not kill her British roommate, pleading for the court to free her so she can return to the United States after four years behind bars.

Knox frequently paused for breath and fought back tears as she spoke in Italian to the eight members of the jury in a packed courtroom, but managed to maintain her composure during the 10-minute address.

"I'm not a promiscuous vamp. I'm not violent ... I have not killed, I have not raped, I was not there, I was not present," the 24-year-old American told a packed courtroom in Perugia.

"I want to go home, I want to go back to my life, I do not want to be punished and to have my life taken away from me for something I have not done, because I am innocent."

The jury weighed whether the 2009 convictions and prison sentences — 26 years for Knox, 25 years for Sollecito — should stand, be dismissed or altered.

The case made Knox an unwilling celebrity and placed Italy's justice system under scrutiny.

Knox, who was returned to her jail cell after her statement, was said to have been calm and trying to relax ahead of the verdict.

"She was playing guitar and singing in the chapel," Rocco Girlanda, an Italian lawmaker who has met Knox regularly and wrote a book about their meetings, told NBC News after seeing her following her plea.

"That’s how she relaxes. What I found incredible is that she has never looked so serene," he said, calling it a sign that she is confident the jury will listen to her plea and drop all charges against her.

Prison chaplain Sauro Scarabatti also met with Knox, telling NBC News that she looked "composed and collected, showing a remarkable self-control."

That strength, he added, might have worked against her over the years. "Some people might mistake that with a cold character," he said.

'Paying with my life'
Knox, who has spent the last four years in prison, looked tense as she entered the courthouse where she and Sollecito made their final case for their freedom.

"I lost a friend, in the most brutal and inexplicable way possible," Knox told the court in Italian. "My absolute faith in the police authorities was betrayed, I've had to face absolutely unfair ... and baseless accusations. I am paying with my life for things I did not commit."

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I was rather happy to hear this today. It was long overdue and I bet she will be counter suing for a nice compensation for her mental anguish/decimation of character/etc.

Oh, and fuck that crooked prosecutor.
 

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I doubt she'd be suing.
That would require her to go back and spend lots of time in Italy, and the possibility exists that they could re arrest her on some new "evidence".
She should be able to do very well with the coming book/movie deals.
I would look at Knoxy porn, Casey Anthony I think would give me a huge soft-on.
 

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I doubt she'd be suing.
That would require her to go back and spend lots of time in Italy, and the possibility exists that they could re arrest her on some new "evidence".
She should be able to do very well with the coming book/movie deals.
I would look at Knoxy porn, Casey Anthony I think would give me a huge soft-on.
I don't know much about Italian Law, but this verdict could easily set a precedent for an easy settlement; they wouldn't spend anytime in court and she wouldn't even need to be present. Also, it would be a civil case, it wouldn't put her in any jeopardy. I just don't like the way they tried to get over on her.

I just want the proper players in the mess all to take some kind of hit. As far as money, yes, she will be set. Though the Lifetime Movie they did with Hayden playing her she was totally against.
 

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Glad for her, can any current citizen tell me what the law system is like in Italy, or was that just an isolated incident. From what I read about the case it shouldn't of lasted as long as it did.
 

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shame they didn't have enough to convict her, she's clearly guilty.

oh and the reaction to this whole thing from the american media & public is embarassing.

her wealthy family played it to perfection, they turned it into america vs the world. bastards.
 

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shame they didn't have enough to convict her, she's clearly guilty.

oh and the reaction to this whole thing from the american media & public is embarassing.

her wealthy family played it to perfection, they turned it into america vs the world. bastards.

She was convicted, the conviction was overturned.
I haven't noticed any huge reaction here of the public or media, what examples of this do you have to base such comments on ?
Plenty of people wanted to see her rot in prison precisely because she is American, I suppose that doesn't bother you much.

I haven't studied this case enough to determine guilty or not, clearly I don't know more about the case than those who, in a court of law, decided she was unjustly convicted, and neither do you.
 

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She was convicted, the conviction was overturned.
I haven't noticed any huge reaction here of the public or media, what examples of this do you have to base such comments on ?
Plenty of people wanted to see her rot in prison precisely because she is American, I suppose that doesn't bother you much.

I haven't studied this case enough to determine guilty or not, clearly I don't know more about the case than those who, in a court of law, decided she was unjustly convicted, and neither do you.
Donald trump wanted americans to boycott italy until they let her out, dumbass.
The americans felt they were being hard done by.

The american media is what has pissed many people off, its nothing to do with her being american, the american press are the one's kicking up a fuss just because she's american.

Anyway, innocent people don't try to fit up innocent barmen which is what she tried to do.

Hopefully some evidence surfaces down the line and she is thrown back inside for the crime she commited.
 

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News flash - Donald Trump does not speak for America.
He is entitled to his own opinion, and I'm not sure how many average folks could boycott Italian products if they wanted to.
I think, from day 1, it had everything to do with her being American - You for example sure don't sound like the picture of unbiased reasoning.
Her unjust conviction was overturned in a court of law, haters like you are just going to have to deal with it.
 

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So, wait, people are glad someone who probably was inolved in some way in another chick's murder is free, let alone hot?

The bitch is ugly. Anthony looks better.
 

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The only evidence they had was flawed DNA and the testimony of the probable killer, who had a history of theft, home invasions and was apparently a wandering Afrikan vagrant who never had a job in his life.
The prosecutors, in typical Italian fashion, tried to turn it into a sexual drama - Which worked the first time, but didn't stand up on appeal. The travesty is that it took more than 4 years for them to overturn the bullshit testimony of a killer, and manufactured DNA.
Far as looks, to each their own. If you've been looking at the release pics, she looks understandably haggard and is charged with emotion, people tend not to take the best pics in such circumstances. Anyone who'd take that gutter skank Anthony over her needs to have their head examined.



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Pure no brainer. Anthony is the type that needs about 12 pounds of makeup to make herself look doable. Knox is cute as a button with none.
 

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Pretty sure Casey isn't wearing much, if any, make up in these pictures and she looks just fine.
 

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2 of the 3 pics looks to me like a fair share of makeup.
To each their own, shes got a decent rack but is pretty damn homely IMO. That protruding, bulbous nose is a huge turnoff for me.
 
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