After spending four years in jail for killing her roommate Meredith Kercher, Amanda Knox has been freed by an Italian appeals court. The American student was convicted of murdering her roommate while participating in a study abroad program in 2007. The decision to convict Knox stunned the world as the Italian jury seemed to make their decision on very scant and weak evidence.
Instead, it appeared that the jury’s original verdict was influenced by the belief amongst many Italians that Knox was a cold and unfeeling roommate. That sentiment was fueled by the fact that Knox had been seen laughing with her boyfriend the day after her roommates’ death. In any case, the trial brought much attention to Italy’s flawed justice system and although it took four years, Knox is finally free. Her boyfriend, Raffaele Sollecito, has also been released today.