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Italy: Amanda Knox cleared of murder conviction

PUBLISHED: 21:12 03 October 2011

Amanda Knox at her trial in Italy. Credit: (AP Photo/Stefano Medici)

Amanda Knox at her trial in Italy. Credit: (AP Photo/Stefano Medici)

Italy: Amanda Knox was cleared tonight after a court overturned her conviction for the murder of British student Meredith Kercher.

The 24-year-old American has spent four years behind bars for the killing in Perugia, Italy, that she insisted she played no part in.

But her nightmare ended when jurors in her appeal trial found her not guilty of stabbing Miss Kercher after forcing her into a violent sex game.

Hundreds of people gathered in the streets outside the court shouted “shame” when they heard about the decision.

Knox was told she must pay 22,000 Euros in compensation to Diya “Patrick” Lumumba, a barman she falsely accused of the murder.


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