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article imageAmanda Knox Verdict, Murder Conviction Overturned

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By Forstine Carter     Oct 3, 2011 in Crime
According to MSNBC Keith Miller the judge warned that the court remain in order when verdict is read saying, "this is not bull-game, no applause, no outburst, no emotional displays". There are 8 members of the panel, two judges and the rest civilians.
Knox made a plea for her freedom saying, "I did not rape, I did not kill". "I don't want to go to jail for something I did not do". Amanda Knox says, "I am not what they say I am".
Supporters of Knox has been standing elite throughout the trial.
Back in the U. S. friends and family members were very anxious to hear how it will all play out, according to Stephanie Gosk..
They took the verdict as a complete shock in 2007.
There were hundreds of people waiting outside the court room waiting to hear the verdict, pandamonius outbursts expected.
Today's Reporter Michelle Kosinski states "what's lost here is the memory of the murder of the victim."
The scene outside very packed, cameras from all over the world waiting for the decision.
Declared Amanda Knox guilty of defamation, murder conviction overturned, winning her appeal.
According to MSNBC Keith Miller the judge warned that the court remain in order when verdict is read saying, "this is not bull-game, no applause, no outburst, no emotional displays". There are 8 members of the panel, two judges and the rest civilians.
The Judge had to take a small pause between readings only once to silence the court room.
Knox was sentenced to 26 years in prison, Sollecito to 25. Also convicted in separate proceedings was Rudy Hermann Guede, an Ivorian man. They all deny wrongdoing.
According to CBS News Knox was sentenced to 26 years in prison, Sollecito to 25. Also convicted in separate proceedings was Rudy Hermann Guede, an Ivorian man. They all deny wrongdoing.
"She had her bedroom next to mine, she was killed in our own apartment. If I had been there that night, I would be dead," Knox said. "But I was not there."
"I did not kill. I did not rape. I did not steal. I wasn't there. I wasn't there at the crime," Knox said.
"48 Hours Mystery" correspondent Peter Van Sant reports that Knox appealed to the jury - members of which wept openly during her statement - to reverse the conviction and let her return home.
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