Perugia Reacts to Knox Verdict

    Amanda Knox, left, leaves the Perugia court on a car following the verdict that overturns her conviction and acquits her of murdering her British roomate Meredith Kercher, Monday Oct. 3, 2011. An Italian appeals court has thrown out Amanda Knox's murder conviction and ordered the young American freed after nearly four years in prison for the death of her British roommate. Knox collapsed in tears after the verdict was read out Monday. Her co-defendant, Raffaele Sollecito, also was cleared of killing 21-year-old Meredith Kercher in 2007. (AP Photo/Angelo Carconi)

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    What happened after Amanda Knox, who cried after hearing that her conviction had been overturned, left the courtroom? Many outside the courtroom shouted “Assassina! Assassina!” after the verdict was read. Knox’s face was put on the cover of two gossip magazines, while one newspaper simply ran the headline “Acquitted!” One American student studying in Perugia said, “We gathered a group of students who thought she was innocent. That was my group. But I know there was another group who believed she was guilty, and they waited in a different place. “Meanwhile, the victim’s brother said, “They fully believed her innocence. You can’t blame them for that. But it’s obviously hard for us.”

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