TEXT: Summary of Amanda Knox, Raffaele Sollecito Verdict
After a long-battled appeals trial, Amanda Knox and Raffaele Sollecito were acquitted of murder on Monday in an Italian court. Below is a complete summary of the verdict, which was delivered in Italian:
- Amanda Knox found not guilty of murder; overturns the December 2009 conviction and 26-years prison sentence.
- Amanda Knox found guilty of slander for implication of bar owner Patrick Lumumba in the murder of Meredith Kercher; upholds prior slander conviction. Receives 3-year sentence (time served) and 22,000 Euro fine.
- Co-defendant Raffaele Sollecito found
not guilty of murder; overturns the December 2009 conviction and 25 years prison sentence.
- Both defendants allowed to go free