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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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31.

agold    

She was a she devil!!! A orgy leader!!! Jesu*****er!!!! She did it !!! Ofcourse SHE DID IT. For the Italian tabloids told me so.....so.....it must...it must be true....right? Oh, who gives a sh$#t, her hair is dirty, so that makes her guilty...SHES GUILTY! I'm with the 30 IQ crowd!! They're KEEWLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLL!!!

1013 days ago
32.

sparced    

Welcome back Foxy Knoxy!

cue the offers from playboy, vivid, etc... lol

1013 days ago
33.

Shasta    

Truly we are living in the last days. When wrong will seem right, and right will seem wrong. The battle between good and evil is brewing. The question is, whose side will you choose to be on, when judgment day comes. So, to Casey, Amanda and all others on the dark side of evil, judgment day will come for you, and it will be in the pit of hell if you fail to repent.

1013 days ago
34.

carina    

Thank you God, Today wrong was made right!!!

1013 days ago
35.

Julian    

Hope she does FHM now :) HOT HOT HOT

1013 days ago
36.

lost grrl    

So happy...the defamation thing is a bit bogus but they are clearly big on that over there since they charged her mom and dad similarly. They were the ones who originally mentioned her boss...maybe Mignini should be charged with defamation!

1013 days ago
37.

numerologist    

numerology for Amanda Knox Monday October 3rd, 2011 not guilty verdict:

http://edpetersonnumerology.com/2011/10/03/numerology-for-amanda-knox/

1013 days ago
38.

Truth    

KARMA IS A BITCH!! WATCH... SHE WILL DO SOMETHING STUPID ONCE BACK IN THE US AND WILL BE JUDGED GUILTY OF ALL COUNTS. THEN COMMIT SUICIDE IN PRISON. SH*T ALWAYS HAPPENS. TRUTH!!

1013 days ago
39.

Nicole     

Finally two innocent people are freed and exonerated.

1013 days ago
40.

Thomas    

I bet the family is not travelling to Italy ever again!

1013 days ago
41.

Kim    

The other chick in the pic has one huge honker!

1013 days ago
42.

MALLORY     

NOT GUILTY DOESN'T ALWAYS MEAN INNOCENT AND VICE VERSA ... HAPPY THE GIRL IS COMING HOME BUT HOW FAST WE FORGET THAT WHEN IT SERVES ARE INTEREST MORE ... HEART GOES OUT TO MEREDITH'S FAMILY AND DUE TO ITALY'S LACK OF A JUSTICE SYSTEM 2 FAMILES HAVE BEEN DRAGGED THROUGH HELL AND BACK AND REAL JUSTICE FOR THIS GIRL IS OUT THE WINDOW ...

1013 days ago
43.

Abysmal     

Your fictional god doesn't exist, there's no such thing as a higher power.

Honestly how can you guys be stupid enough to believe in a talking dead guy? You idiotic Nancy Disgrace following illiterate redneck hillbillies. Justice wasn't served here tonight, another murder goes free.I wonder if Amanda Knox and Casey Anthony are friends.

While you're praying to an fabricated lie your family members are dying.

God doesn't exist you guys are idiots, the bible was written by a sociopath like Amanda Knox.

1013 days ago
44.

Luna    

Oh great! Now Amanda and Casey can be roomates.

1013 days ago
45.

katie10    

Thank god, it's about bloody da@m time. You nutjobs who come on here and say, "Casey Anthony all over again." PLEASE, you're just talking out your AZZ and don't know one fact in the case. Amanda needs to get the hell out of italy now and italy should be ASHAMED, ASHAMED! Who did it, the guy who CONFUSED and who's DNA was spattered all over the place in blood, the guy who was convicted and raped her then killed her. It was frickin' Amanda Knox.

Thank god! It's a disgrace what happened to this young woman...free at last! Thank god!

1013 days ago
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