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Italian court orders Amanda Knox to be freed

Monday, October 03, 2011 - 01:53

Oct. 3 - An Italian court cleared 24 year-old American Amanda Knox and her former boyfriend of murdering British student Meredith Kercher in 2007 and set them free on Monday after nearly four years in prison for a crime they always denied committing. Rough Cut (no reporter narration).

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ROUGH CUT (NO REPORTER NARRATION) STORY: An Italian court cleared 24 year-old American Amanda Knox and her former boyfriend of murdering British student Meredith Kercher in 2007 and set them free on Monday after nearly four years in prison for a crime they always denied committing. Seattle native Knox and Italian computer student, Raffaele Sollecito, had appealed against a 2009 verdict that found them guilty of murdering 21-year-old Meredith Kercher during what prosecutors said was a sexual assault four years ago. The court quashed a 26-year jail sentence against Knox, and a 25-year sentence against Sollecito, after independent forensic investigators sharply criticised police scientific evidence, saying it was unreliable.

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Italian court orders Amanda Knox to be freed

Monday, October 03, 2011 - 01:53