Tamil Diplomat

Italian court acquits Knox and Sollecito of Kercher murder

Italy’s top appeals court has overturned the convictions of Amanda Knox and Raffaele Sollecito for the murder of UK student Meredith Kercher. The decision is the final ruling in the long-running case. The pair were found guilty in 2009, then freed in 2011 after the convictions were overturned. Their convictions were reinstated by another court last year. Ms Kercher was found dead in 2007 in a flat she shared with Ms Knox.

The couple had always maintained their innocence and the decision by the Court of Cassation puts an end to their long legal battle.The reasoning behind the decision will be made public in 90 days. Ms Knox said she was “full of joy” after hearing the verdict. “I’m still absorbing the present moment,” she said, speaking outside her mother’s house in Seattle.