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Amanda Knox conviction overturned in Italy

Posted at 6:17 PM, Mar 27, 2015

Amanda Knox's murder conviction was overturned by the Supreme Court of Italy on Friday, CNN reports. Her former boyfriend Raffaele Sollecito was also acquitted.

Knox, 27, of Seattle was originally convicted by Italian courts in 2009 for allegedly murdering her roommate Meredith Kercher in 2007. Knox was acquitted in 2011. She was found guilty again in 2013 and sentenced to 28 years in prison.

Knox returned to the United States after her first acquittal. The case raised questions on if she would be extradited back to Italy.

Gavin Stern is a national digital producer with the Scripps National Desk.