One has to wonder how much Amanda Knox’s testimony today had to do with the ruling:
‘I am not who they say I am. The perversion, the violence, the lack of respect for life and I did not do the things they say I did. I did not kill, I did not rape, I did not steal. I was not there at the time. I have paid with my life for things I did not commit.’This photo was taken right after the judge revealed the court’s decision.
Knox and Sollecito are heading back to prison tonight where they will collect their things, sign some paperwork, and then be free to leave.
Knox’s sister Deanna said of the ruling, “We are thankful to the court for having the courage to look for the truth and overturn this conviction.” She also thanked the defense team, “Not only did [defense lawyers] defend her brilliantly but they also loved her.” One of Knox’s lawyer’s said that Knox plans on leaving Italy “as soon as possible.”
The prosecution is still able to appeal this decision. But by the time that could happen, Amanda Knox will be back in America. Should the high court reverse today’s decision, the Italian government would have to make an extradition request to the United States.
What do you think? Was justice served? Is she innocent?