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Court explains acquittal of Knox

15 December 2011 Last updated at 22:51 GMT Amanda Knox was cleared of the murder of British student Meredith Kercher in Perugia Lack of motive and faulty evidence led to the acquittal of Amanda Knox, an Italian court has said. Knox, 24, saw her conviction for the murder of UK student Meredith Kercher overturned on […]

Meredith Kercher family press conference

8.45am: The family of Meredith Kercher are due imminently to hold a press conference, giving their reaction to last night’s acquittal on appeal of Amanda Knox and Raffaele Sollecito, two of the three people convicted of murdering the 21-year-old Leeds University student in November 2007. This is an enormously difficult time for the Kerchers. While […]

Amanda Knox appeal hearing

8.10am: After a tortuous, four-year legal process, we are finally here: today we should learn whether Amanda Knox might be freed following an appeal against her conviction for killing the British student Meredith Kercher. An eight-member panel of judges in Perugia, Italy, will decide whether Knox, now 24, and her 27-year-old former boyfriend, Raffaele Sollecito, […]