Amanda Knox Case Ruling: Italian Court Overturns Murder Conviction

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Amanda Knox has been acquited.  Ida Mae Astute/ABC via Getty Images

The saga continues. Italy's Supreme Court handed down a ruling in the ongoing trial of Amanda Knox on Friday, March 27. 

The high court overturned the previous charged of murder against Knox, now 27, and her Italian ex-boyfriend Raffaele Sollecito. Knox has famously faced years of trials, rulings, and appeals after the November 2007 murder of Meredith Kercher.

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Kercher, who died at the age of 21, was Knox's roommate while the two completed a study abroad program in Perugia, Italy. She was found dead with multiple bruises and wounds in her residence, leading to infamous questions about the perpetrator and a motive. 

A University of Washington student at the time of the murder, Knox was found guilty in 2009 of murder after an exhaustive 11-month trial. She was sentenced to 26 years in prison, while Sollecito faced 25 years. 

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Knox and her legal team appealed the case in 2010, and she was released from an Italian prison in October 2011 once the court found her not guilty. She faced charges again in 2013, and was convicted of murder by the Italian courts once more when a verdict was reached in January 2014. 

Facing 28-and-a-half years in jail for her 2014 ruling, Knox was acquitted of the charges in Friday's ruling. The subject of Lifetime's Amanda Knox: Murder on Trial in Italy starring Hayden Panettiere, Knox, aka Foxy Knoxy in tabloid newspaper headlines, is now residing in Seattle, planning her wedding to childhood friend and now-fiancé Colin Sutherland, and working as a freelance journalist. 

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