Conviction released, Knox stills pleads innocent

Two days after the Florence Appeals Court released an extensive document clarifying the January conviction of Amanda Knox, she reclaimed her innocence in the case of Meredith Kercher’s murder.

In an interview with CNN on Thursday, Knox stated that she could not possibly be responsible for the death of her former roommate and friend. Kercher was found dead in 2007, when the two were living and studying together Perugia, Italy. Knox noted that there is no evidence that may prove her involvement in the crime.

“If I were there, I would have traces of Meredith’s broken body on me. And I would have left traces of myself around,” Knox said in the interview. “I am not there. And that proves my innocence.”

According to New York Daily News, Knox and former boyfriend Raffaele Sollecito were originally found guilty of the murder in 2009. Despite the invalidation of their sentences in 2011, the couple now face a second trial commanded by the Italian court in 2013.

Neither Knox nor Sollecito attended the retrial of their case.

The judge who overturned the initial convictions, Claudio Hellman also spoke with CNN regarding his opinions on the trial.
“The Florence Appeal Court has written a script for a movie or a thriller book while it should have only considered facts and evidence,” said Hellman. “There is no evidence to condemn Knox and Sollecito.

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