Amanda Knox appeal successful; to be set free immediately
Amanda Knox appeal of her murder conviction is successful in an Italian court. Raffele Sollecito was also cleared in the Amanda Knox appeal.
Perugia, Italy — An Italian appeals court has thrown out Amanda Knox's murder conviction and ordered the young American freed after nearly four years in prison for the death of her British roommate.
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!"