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Amanda Knox Murder Conviction Overturned

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Amanda Knox is a free woman.

On Friday, the Italian Supreme Court overturned her murder conviction for the 2007 slaying of their roommate, Meredith Kercher.

The conviction of Amanda' ex-boyfriend Raffaele Sollecito — who was also found guilty of the crime — was also overturned.

Prosecutors argued that Amanda has orchestrated the murder, having Raffaele and a drifter named Rudy Guede hold down her roommate before slashing her throat.

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The lurid crime fascinated Italy, the country where it occurred, as well as the roommates' native U.S. and Britain.

Naturally, Lifetime even made a TV movie out of the case and trial, with Hayden Panetierre starring as Amanda.

In a just-released statement, Amanda said she feels "relieved and grateful."

She added:

"The knowledge of my innocence has given me strength in the darkest times of this ordeal."

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