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Amanda Knox Acquitted, Again, in Italy Cops-Prosecutor Smear

Amanda Knox Acquitted, Again, in Italy Cops-Prosecutor Smear

Amanda Knox reacts in Seattle last year when Italy's top court annulled her conviction for the 2007 murder of British student Meredith Kercher. (REUTERS/Jason Redmond)

By    |   Sunday, 17 January 2016 05:27 PM

Amanda Knox has been acquitted of slander against Italian police and a prosecutor while they were investigating the 2007 slaying of Meredith Kercher.

Knox, 28, who was finally cleared last year in her British student roommate's death, had been charged with slandering Perugia authorities after she claimed they yelled at her, slapped, and threatened her, according to London's Daily Mail.

A judge in Florence acquitted her on Thursday. Her Italian attorneys told the news media there that she was "very happy with the acquittal." 

Knox, who currently lives in the Seattle area, would have had to pay seven Italian officials $16,300 each if she had been found guilty of the charge. 

Perugia Prosecutor Giuliano Mignini had wanted Knox to spend from eight months to years in prison, as well, for claiming she was interrogated under duress, according to the West Seattle Herald.

In 2009, Knox and then Italian boyfriend Raffaele Sollecito were convicted of stabbing Kercher to death and sentenced to 26 years in prison, noted Reuters

They were acquitted and freed in 2011, said NBC News, but an Italian appeals court overturned those acquittals in 2013 and ordered a new trial at which they were convicted again in 2014. Italy's highest court overturned those convictions last year.

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