Amanda Knox screamed with delight today as she was sensationally cleared of murdering her former room-mate Meredith Kercher, seven years after the British student was found dead in Italy.
Joyous shouting was heard from Knox’s back garden in Seattle as news came through that Italy’s highest court had overturned the murder conviction against her and ex-boyfriend Raffaele Sollecito.
The decision by the Supreme Court of Cassation is the final ruling in the case and definitively ends the gruelling legal battle waged by Knox and her co-defendant Sollecito.
The Kercher’s family attorney Francesco Maresca was clearly disappointed by the ruling and said: ‘I think that it’s a defeat for the Italian justice system.’
Following the verdict Amanda was briefly spotted on the back porch of her mother’s home, eagerly clutching her phone closely to her ear.