In 2009, an Italian court convicted Amanda Knox and her then-boyfriend with the murder of her room mate, Meredith Kercher. It was a homicide and a suspect made for the tabloids.
But the case appeared to grow weaker against the young American as it proceeded through the Italian justice system. Evidence pointed in different directions. Prosecutors couldn't decide on a motive.
After four years of legal upheaval, her conviction was overturned.
It may not be over yet -- but in the end, the Italian legal system has fared far worse than Ms. Knox in the court of world opinion.
This segment was produced by The Current's Howard Goldenthal.
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