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  • Italy’s top court acquits Amanda Knox of murder

    March 27, 2015 | 3:01 pm

    Italy's top court on Friday annulled the conviction of American Amanda Knox for the 2007 murder of British student Meredith Kercher and, in a surprise verdict, acquitted her of the charge.

    The Court of Cassation threw out the second guilty verdict to have been passed on Knox, 27, and her Italian former boyfriend Raffaele Sollecito for the lethal stabbing.

    It had been widely expected that, even if the court overturned the previous convictions, it would order a retrial.

  • Remembering Meredith Kercher

    By Ilana Angel

    October 6, 2011 | 8:54 pm

    Meredith Kercher was 21 years old when she was murdered.  As a mother, I find her death especially heartbreaking.  As my son inches towards college, I imagine I will want him to call me everyday and let me know he is safely in his room so I can go to sleep.  Meredith was safely in...

  • Ten Things I Learned From Foxy Knoxy

    By Tamara Shayne Kagel

    October 5, 2011 | 1:00 pm

    Foxy Knoxy is out.  It used to be that being a pretty twenty-something American college student got you a free latte.  Now, apparently, it gets you a pass on murder.  I know I know, but the DNA evidence was faulty.  And of course it was and perhaps there wasn’t enough evidence to...

  • Amanda Knox: Truth Triumphs in Perugia

    By Misha Henckel

    October 4, 2011 | 1:16 pm

    When Amanda Knox was set free on Monday, exonerated of murdering her roommate, Meredith Kercher, she must have walked out of that Italian courtroom in disbelief. For four years she had been vilified and dehumanized, accused, and then imprisoned for a crime she did not commit. If she...