UPDATE: Amanda Knox Verdict Not Guilty of Murder!

Convicted murdered Amanda Knox will find out today whether she will be released to go home to her family in America, or continue to serve out her life in an Italian prison. Her supporters are anxiously watching the Amanda Knox verdict live stream to find out if she will be freed at last. The family of Meredith Kercher, who Knox was convicted of murdering, hopes the jury will not overturn Knox’s conviction.

I’ve lost a friend in the worst, most brutal, most inexplicable way possible,” Amanda Knox told the jury in her appeal trial about the 2007 murder of Meredith Kercher, a 21-year-old student she lived with in Perugia. “I’m paying with my life for things that I didn’t do.”

Amanda Knox and her former boyfriend Raffaele Sollecito were convicted in 2009 of sexually assaulting Meredith Kercher and stabbing her to death. Both Knox and Sollecito have maintained they are innocent of the crimes for which they were convicted. I never hurt anyone, never in my life,” Sollecito told the jury in Amanda Knox’s appeal trial on Monday.

Amanda Knox live stream video

Meredith Kercher’s family hopes the jury will return with a verdict upholding the original conviction of Amanda Knox for murder. “As long as they decide today based purely on the information available to them and they don’t look into the media hype, I think justice will be found,” the victim’s sister, Stephanie Kercher, said in a press statement.

>> Watch a live stream outside the Italian courthouse where the verdict will be read

Knox insists it could have just as easily been her who was murdered instead of Meredith Kercher. 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,” Knox said.

The legal teams for Amanda Knox and Raffaele Sollecito claim that a third party, Rudy Hermann Guede, was the sole murderer of Meredith Kercher. Guede was convicted in a seperate trial and sentenced to only 16 years in prison.

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