It’s official: Amanda Knox is a free woman. On Friday, March 27, an Italian court ultimately decided to overturn her and her boyfriend Raffaelo Sollectio’s murder conviction — relieving her of a guilty conviction found in 2014.
Amanda Knox, 27, must be feeling pretty amazing now that the announcement that she knows she will not be extradited by the United States government to serve a 28 year sentence in Italy for murdering her roommate, Meredith Kercher. The verdict came in the late hours of Friday, March 27, when an Italian court decided to completely overturn her original murder conviction.
The world was shocked when Amanda Knox was found guilty of the 2007 murder of Meredith Kercher in an Italian retrial on Jan. 30. The next day, Amanda sat down with ‘Good Morning America’ anchor Robin Roberts for an extremely raw, emotional interview.
Amanda Knox has been living in freedom since 2011, so she was understandably devastated when she was re-convicted of murdering Meredith Kercher by the Italian justice system on Jan. 30. A very emotional Amanda held back tears as she sat down with Good Morning America host Robin Roberts the next day, discussing her feelings on the verdict, her chances of going back to Italy, her current relationship with Raffaele Sollecito, and her recent interactions with the Kercher family. Check out what Amanda had to say — and view the two videos from the interview — below the jump.
The world was shocked when Amanda Knox and her ex-boyfriend Raffaele Sollecito were once again found guilty of the 2007 murder of Meredith Kercher, and on Jan. 31, Raffaele got into more trouble when Italian authorities caught him at the country’s border!
Raffaele Sollecito, 29, must be terrified after he was once again found guilty of the 2007 murder of Meredith Kercher on Jan. 30. Amanda Knox‘s ex-boyfriend was caught allegedly trying to flee the country after the verdict!
Raffaele and Amanda spent four years in an Italian jail for the 2007 murder of Meredith Kercher, before each being acquitted in October 2011. Now Raffaele is revealing his side of the story in a new book.
Raffaele Sollecito’s relationship with Amanda Knox may have started as an Italian love story, but quickly turned into a thriller romance. Each was accused in the murder of Amanda’s roommate Meredith Kercher in 2007, and their lives forever changed.
Amanda and Raffaele Sollecito had only been together for one week before they got caught in the middle of a murder case that would change the course of their lives.
Those witnessing the case said they didn’t believe for a minute that Amanda was guilty — we’re so glad she’s free!
Amanda Knox is now safely in Seattle after winning an appeal in the Italian murder case which derailed her life. Now jurors are speaking out about their time on the case, saying they were shocked she was imprisoned for so long for a crime she clearly didn’t commit!
Amanda’s dad confirms that she saw David just hours after she returned home to the United States!
After returning home to Seattle, Wash., Amanda Knox was reunited with her former boyfriend David Johnsrud — the guy she dated before going to study abroad in Perugia, Italy. While Amanda was imprisoned in Italy over the past few years before being cleared on the charges of murdering her former roommate Meredith Kercher, Amanda and David stayed in touch through letters and phone calls. But according to Amanda’s dad, Curt Knox, Amanda and David are just friends right now.
Will Amanda Knox finally get her wish and go free? Or will the 24-year-old spend her life behind bars — the jury should reveal her fate today.
Amanda Knox has spent the past four years behind bars for a murder she says she did not commit. The Seattle native nervously took the stand in Perugia, Italy Oct. 2 and gave her 10 minute testimony in fluent Italian. Amanda’s testimony started off rocky as she couldn’t keep from crying on the stand, but she regained her composure and pleaded with the jury: “I’m innocent.”
Rudy Guede, who also convicted of the murder of Meredith Kercher in a separate trial, was expected to say Amanda Knox wasn’t involved — but instead he stood by his original story!
Rudy Guede pinned the guilt on Amanda Knox and then-boyfriend Raffaele Sollecito and Amanda was shocked by his statement. “He knows what the truth is. I don’t know what happened that night,” she said on the stand.
The 23-year-old American will be able to retest the DNA from the scene of her former roommate’s murder.
Amanda Knox received a huge break in her murder conviction when an Italian court granted her the right to retest the DNA evidence used to convict her of the murder and sexual assault of roommate Meredith Kercher in 2007. Amanda and Meredith were both exchange students in Italy when Meredith was murdered and Amanda, her boyfriend Raffaele Sollecito, and Rudy Hermann Guede were charged with the crime.