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.
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.
Amanda Knox pleaded Monday to be acquitted of murdering her British roommate in Italy, where she has been in prison for four years. A panel is expected to release its decision in the Amanda Knox appeal after 2 p.m. ET today.
Foreign Policy magazine questions how much safer the world is without Al Qaeda propagandist Anwar al-Awlaki; the press awaits the Amanda Knox verdict; and Israel offers peace talks, again.
Raffaele Sollecito usually sits near Amanda Knox while in court, but has shared little of the attention garnered by his co-defendant..
Amanda Knox trial: Jailed since 2007 for the murder of British student, Ms. Knox awaits decision of court on whether her 2009 conviction will be upheld. Defense lawyers say prosecution's evidence is shaky.
Amanda Knox trial: In the first round of closing arguments that took seven hours Friday, Italian prosecutors urged an appeals court to uphold the murder conviction of Amanda Knox.