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Amanda Knox

Released from Prison,

Murder Conviction OVERTURNED

10/3/2011 12:48 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

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An Italian appeals court has overturned the murder conviction of Amanda Knox -- and the judge has ordered her to be released from custody.

Knox burst into tears -- and was immediately rushed out of the courtroom by armed police officers.

Knox's family plans to fly her out of Italy and back into the U.S. as soon as possible.

Cheers rang out inside the courtroom when the ruling was read. Outside the courthouse, the reaction was more mixed -- with people chanting, cheering and booing.

In 2009, Knox was convicted for the 2007 slaying of her former roommate Meredith Kercher. She was also found guilty of falsely accusing her former employer of the killing. But Knox appealed the verdict ... based, in part, on new information related to the DNA evidence in the case.

While the court overturned Knox's murder conviction, it UPHELD her conviction for falsely accusing her former employer of killing Kercher. Knox was sentenced to 3 years behind bars for that crime, but since she has already spent 4 years in custody, Amanda will not serve any additional time.

The court also overturned the murder conviction of Knox's ex-boyfriend Raffaele Sollecito -- who was also ordered to be released from custody. 

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1.

Antwone    

She's too hot to be imprisoned.

1055 days ago
2.

Mel Zipskin    

Casey Athoney again. Damn remind me to kill someone, I'm a white male I want to walk free, too!!

1055 days ago
3.

Barbara    

So very happy for her and her family

1055 days ago
4.

Jim in Cali    

let's get the CAsey Anthony Amanda knox reality show up and running.

1055 days ago
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Bobertbobert    

OUTSTANDING! Now, get on a jet outta Italy!

1055 days ago
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tonyajayne    

I'm glad they overturned it. There wasnt enough evidence to convict her in the 1st place. If she is guilty , God will be the judge of that

1055 days ago
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Carissa    

That gave me such goosebumps! I can't believe they painted her to be like a Casey Anthony over there with all those lies. Go Amanda!

1055 days ago
8.

Jimmdog    

Sweet. Now I can have my 3 way with her and Casey Anthony. It's going to be crazy!

1055 days ago
9.

Caroline    

OMG I'm so happy for her!!! Thank God!!!

1055 days ago
10.

weird al yankovich    

Praise God .

peace

WEIRD

1055 days ago
11.

Cujeaux    

More crocodile tears from a sociopath. Don't want to hear another thing about her now that she's free.

1055 days ago
12.

Tammy    

Praise God!!! What about her boyfriend?!

1055 days ago
13.

jmo    

it is about time. whatta messed up justice system they have.

1055 days ago
14.

Nik    

Awesome. Another mildly attractive white female murderer goes free.

1055 days ago
15.

beachgal    

The jury made the right decision thank God..

1055 days ago
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