Politics aside, however, the Amanda Knox case also highlights mounting public frustration with a judicial system seen as deeply flawed.
Amanda Knox is a strong person, according to her father. But the events of the past four years have taken an emotional toll on her.
Amanda Knox left Italy on Tuesday, bound for her family's home in Seattle. An Italian court freed Amanda Knox on appeal of her 2009 murder conviction.
A "welcome home" sign is posted at a record store for the expected arrival later in the day to the West Seattle neighborhood of Amanda Knox, Tuesday, in Seattle. It's been four years since the University of Washington student left for the study abroad program in Perugia and landed in prison. The group Friends of Amanda Knox and others have been awaiting her return since an Italian appeals court on Monday overturned her conviction of sexually assaulting and killing her British roommate.
With Amanda Knox's murder conviction overturned, the world's press can now return to other matters, such as the Israeli-Palestinian peace process and looming US foreign aid cuts contemplated by Congress.
Amanda Knox, an American exchange student sentenced by an Italian court to 26 years for the murder of Meredith Kercher, was acquitted Monday. Serious doubts had emerged over the evidence used to convict her.
Amanda Knox appeal of her murder conviction is successful in an Italian court. Raffele Sollecito was also cleared in the Amanda Knox appeal.
The saga of American Amanda Knox and former boyfriend Raffaele Sollecito – who were found guilty of murdering a young British woman in Perugia, Italy, in November 2007 – came to a close Monday with their convictions overturned on appeal. Both were set free. The path to Monday’s decision has been a long and convoluted one. A look back at several key moments:
'I did not kill, I did not rape, I did not steal. I was not there,' Amanda Knox told the Italian court set to rule later today on the appeal of her 26-year prison sentence for Meredith Kercher's murder.