Amanda Knox Freed After Murder Conviction Reversed

Amanda Knox was set free in Italy today. A college student studying abroad, she had been charged with murder and jailed for four years while a trial court convicted her, then an appeals court today overturned the verdict and acquitted her of murder. A conviction for slander (accusing someone else of having committed the murder) was partially overturned.

Knox is coming home to Seattle, WA. Her legal defense fund is here:

http://www.amandadefensefund.org/Ways_To_Help.html

She has been through four years of hell, and was facing 20+ more. Of course you can never know in these circumstantial cases, but – based on what I’ve read – justice was done. I hope Knox can recover in time, and lead a normal life.

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