By: Angela Wendler
Amanda Knox, 24, leaves prison monday a free woman after being cleared, by an Italian court, of all charges in connection with the murder of Meredith Kercher in 2007, reports the Miami Herald.
Knox and her former boyfriend, Raffaele Sollecito, 27-year-old Italian computer student, appealed against the 2009 court verdict that found them guilty of killing Kercher, Knox's roommate in Perugia, reports the Hindustan Times.
Knox was sentenced to 26 years in prison, and Sollecito to 25.
The prosecution's downfall in the case against Knox and Sollecito was the ruling that the DNA evidence used to convict the pair in 2009 was unreliable, reports the Hindustan Times.
"We're thankful that Amanda's nightmare is over," said Deanna Knox, her younger sister. "She suffered for four years for a crime she did not commit," as reported by the Miami Herald.