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Ending a legal saga that went on for eight years and captivated the world's attention, Italy's highest court on Friday overturned the guilty conviction of Amanda Knox and her former boyfriend Raffaele Sollecito in the murder of 21-year-old British student Meredith Kercher.
The decision to throw out all charges against Knox and Sollecito was met with "gasps" in the courthouse, the New York Times reported. Last year's guilty conviction was the second issued by Italian courts after Knox and Sollecito were cleared of an original one in 2011, and was widely expected to be upheld. (The Associated Press reports that a total exoneration like this one is "unusual" for Italy's highest court.)
originally posted by: crazyewok
originally posted by: yorkshirelad
a reply to: Iamthatbish
And compared to Meredith Kercher's "life" ???????
Knox has been declared innocent.
So Meredith Kercher's does not bare relevance in this.
You cant just throw a innocent person in prison and call it "justice".
originally posted by: yuppa
originally posted by: Shamrock6
a reply to: yuppa
"Not guilty" and "innocent" aren't always the same thing.
It shoudnt be though. Since they were not convicted it stands to reason they are innocent of the actions or being found not guilty dont mean jack.