Amanda Knox’s murder conviction in the 2007 death of her British roommate has been overturned by Italy’s Supreme Court and the case is now closed, the court announced in Rome.
Knox, 27, of Seattle, was convicted in 2009 for the killing of Meredith Kercher, who shared an apartment with her in the Italian university town of Perugia. Knox’s boyfriend at the time, Raffaele Sollecito, was found guilty, too.
Both were acquitted in 2011 on appeal, and Knox returned to the United States. Two years later they were retried and their acquittals overturned. Knox was sentenced in absentia to 28½ years in prison. Sollecito got 25 years.
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Independence Day Poem
This poem was written to show how strong our country is and will always be as long as we continue to keep hold of the true values it was built on.
Destruction Is Our Strength
© Dani McLain
Crashing on to our weakened knees and pray.
Smoke fills the unstained air,
As our screams are drowned out
By the silence of the unknown.Remembered-not,
Are the gorgeous sun rays that warmed the earth,
Not the way the autumn breeze
Calmed the frigid sky.
We forget-not the way our lives were
R O C K E D,
S H A K E N
and D E S T R O Y E D
By the incompetence of crazed maniacs.
Our nation is scorned when the first tower falls.
S T U N N E D,
F R A N T I C
and left S P E E C H L E S S.
As the second plane collides
Into the little pride we have left,
Our mouths drop in disbelief.
All we can do is stand back
And watch while reality is stripped bare;
As hearts are demolished by every stone
That separates them for loved ones…
We are reborn into hell.
We have fallen a-long-side our monuments
And the nation’s pride is consumed by flames.
While our enemies cheer as debris hit the ground
And celebrate out blood stained streets.
We by the destruction of our nation
Are given the strength to fight back.
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