ROME — Italy's top criminal court said Monday it threw out murder convictions against Amanda Knox and her former Italian boyfriend earlier this year because there was absolutely no proof they were at the scene of her British roommate's slaying.
The brutal stabbing of 21-year-old Meredith Kercher prompted a zigzag of contradictory rulings, which ended in March with the acquittal of Knox and her Italian boyfriend, Raffaele Sollecito, casting an uncomfortable spotlight on Italy's legal system.
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