Knox is free following an appeal in the Italian murder case of Kercher, her roommate. This nullifies a previous sentence of 26 years in prison.
I did not kill. I did not rape, I did not steal. I was not there. I want to go back home. I want to go back to my life. I don’t want to be punished. I don’t want my life and my future to be taken away for something I didn’t do.
Knox and Sutherland, childhood friends, are engaged.
Italy’s top appeals court acquits Knox and Sollecito of charges stemming from Kercher’s murder. Neither defendant appears in court. Knox:
You saved my life, and I am so grateful. I’m so grateful that I have my life back. Thank you. That’s all I can say. Right now I’m still absorbing what all of this means. Meredith was my friend, she deserved so much in this life.
Italy’s top criminal court issues a 52-page legal motivazioni, explaining why it threw out Knox and Sollecito’s murder case in March. The five-person panel says they did so in part because there was a lack of biological traces and that there was no proof Knox and Sollecito were in the bedroom where Kercher was fatally stabbed.
[The trial] had oscillations which were the result of stunning flaws, or amnesia, in the investigation and omissions in the investigative activity.
I am deeply grateful that the Italian Supreme Court has filed its opinion and forcefully declared my innocence. This has been a long struggle for me, my family, my friends, and my supporters. While I am glad it is now over, I will remain forever grateful to the many individuals who gave their time and talents to help me. [I will] now begin the rest of my life with one of my goals being to help others who have been wrongfully accused.