Amanda Knox Acquitted Of Roommate’s Murder By Italian Court
Convicted TWICE and STILL acquitted?!?!
Amanda Knox was cleared once and for all in the 2007 murder of her British roommate, Meredith Kercher, in a stunning verdict Friday by Italy’s top court.
The verdict ends an eight-year legal roller-coaster ride, during which the brunette — known as “Foxy Knoxy” — has now twice been tried, convicted and cleared.
Knox, who has been living in Seattle, was thrilled by the news.
“I am tremendously relieved and grateful for the decision,” she said in a statement.
Speaking outside her home, she added, “Meredith was my friend. She deserved so much in this life.”
“I’m the lucky one.’’
Actually, Amanda shared that luck with her boyfriend…
Knox had been facing a 28-year sentence in an Italian prison — and a lengthy extradition proceeding, given her vow never to return willingly to the country.
Also cleared Friday was Knox’s co-defendant and ex-boyfriend, Raffaele Sollecito.
“Yes! Yes! Yes!” Sollecito’s lawyer, Guilia Bongiorno, shouted in court as the verdict was revealed.
As you might imagine, after Meredith’s mother was none-too-pleased…
Meanwhile, the victim’s mother, Arline Kercher, reacted with shock.
Her daughter had been found partially nude, sexually assaulted and stabbed to death in her bedroom in the Perugia cottage she shared with Knox back in November 2007.
“They have been convicted twice, so it’s a bit odd that it should change now,” the mother said.
Bet O.J. wishes he had done his dirty in Italy…
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