Amanda Knox and Raffaele Sollecito acquitted of Meredith Kercher murder

Amanda Knox has been acquitted of British student Meredith Kercher’s murder

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by Fiona Day |
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Following a lengthy appeal, American Amanda Knox has been acquitted of the murder of her former roommate Meredith Kercher.

Knox’s ex-boyfriend, Italian Raffaele Sollecito, has also been acquitted.

Meredith was found dead at her flat in Perugia, Italy, after suffering from fatal stab wounds.

The 21-year-old was studying in the country where she lived with Knox at the time.

Knox in 2011 after her conviction was overturned
Knox in 2011 after her conviction was overturned

Knox and Sollecito were found guilty of her murder in 2009, but their convictions were overturned in 2011.

After flying back to the US in order to rebuild her life, Knox’s conviction was reinstated last year by a court appeal.

Speaking from the US, Knox said: "I'm still absorbing the present moment.”

She continued: "Meredith was my friend… she deserved so much in this life."

According to reports, Kercher’s family are now concerned about finding the truth over what happened to their beloved daughter following Knox’s acquittal.

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