Amanda Knox back in the U.S. after being acquitted in Italy for death of colleague

Amanda Knox back in the U.S. after being acquitted in Italy for death of colleague

Perugia : Italy | Oct 04, 2011 at 9:29 PM PDT
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Amanda Knox pleads for her freedom as murder appeal ends

The American student Amanda Knox, acquitted of murder in 2007 of British Meredith Kercher, returned Tuesday to his country after spending four years in prison in Italy."I want to thank everyone who believed in me, defended me and supported my family," Amanda said through tears in a brief interview at the airport in Seattle, his hometown.In the company of their parents, the student arrived from Italy, where she and her ex-boyfriend, Italian Raffaele Sollecito, were acquitted at trial in the murder of Meredith, the American student who shared a house in Perugia.Prosecutors had requested on September 24 imprisonment for Amanda and Sollecito, convicted in December 2009 in the first instance to 26 and 25 years in prison, respectively.

In a letter delivered by Amanda to be disclosed by the media to the general secretary of the Italy-USA Foundation, Daclon Corrado Maria, the girl thanked the financial support he received from the Italians during their stay in prison.After the acquittal, it is expected that the lawyers now only one to blame for the death of Meredith, the Ivorian Rudy Guede, ask to reopen the case.Guede was sentenced to 16 years in prison accused of killing a young British woman during a "sex play" with the participation of Amanda and Sollecito.On the other hand, Meredith's family requested further clarification on the grounds that the acquittal of the American and Italian "left unanswered" many questions about who murdered the girl.

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Italian Raffaele Sollecito stands accused of helping to kill British student Meredith Kercher
Italian Raffaele Sollecito stands accused of helping to kill British student Meredith Kercher
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