Amanda Knox is now a free woman, as Italy’s highest court on Friday overturned the murder conviction against her due to lack of evidence.
As ENTmania reported, Knox and her then boyfriend Raffaele Sollecito were convicted again in 2014 for the 2007 murder of her college roommate Meredith Kercher. They were earlier convicted for the crime in 2009, but got acquitted after serving four years in prison.
When the shocking news of the conviction – in which she was sentenced to 28.5 years in jail – broke, Knox maintained her innocence and vowed never to return to Italy to face trial. She remained in her hometown of Seattle, Washington throughout the trial.
Knox, who now works as a freelance journalist in Seattle, released a statement shortly after the news broke, saying that she’s ‘relieved and grateful’ that the 8-year legal saga has finally come to an end.