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October 23, 2021

Exonerated of murder, Knox leaves Italy

American college student Amanda Knox boarded an airplane in Italy, heading to the United States yesterday, after a jury overturned her mur­der conviction, Voice of Ame­ri­ca said. Knox collapsed in tears while the courtroom erupted Mon­day evening, when the court decision was read. Her former Ita­lian boyfriend and co-defendant, Raf­fa­ele Sollecito, also was exonerated and freed from prison. Knox was appealing her 26-year prison sentence on charges of murdering her roommate, Meredith Kercher, in 2007. Court-appointed independent forensic experts said the DNA used to convict Knox was unreliable and possibly contaminated by police.

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