This was reported by Reuters.
Knox, who currently resides in Seattle, said that she felt “great relief” after the verdict was announced.
By the previous verdict of the court of Florence on January 30, 2014, Knox was sentenced in absentia to 28.5 years in prison, and Sollechito – to 25 years. Before that they were once already found guilty and then acquitted. Kercher’s family and Italian prosecutors sought retrial of the case.
A brutal murder of Kercher, who was Knox’s roommate in a rented house in Perugia, took place in 2007. The investigation revealed that 21-year-old British woman was raped before her death.
In 2009, Knox, Sollechito and Ivorian citizen Rudy Guede were found guilty of murder. Knox was sentenced to 26 years in prison, Sollechito – 25 years, and Guede – to 16 years. However, Knox appealed, and in October 2011, the court decided that the investigation failed to gather enough evidence against the American and the Italian. They were released.
In March of 2013 the Italian Court of Cassation overturned the acquittal of Knox and Sollechito, and decided to retry the case again. The American was not present at the trial in January of 2014.