Amanda Knox, who maintained that she and a former Italian boyfriend were innocent in her British roommate's murder, was vindicated Friday when Italy's highest court threw out their convictions, the Associated Press reports. The decision ends the 7½-year legal battle by Knox, 27, and Raffaele Sollecito, 31, to clear their names in the gruesome 2007 murder and sexual assault of British student Meredith Kercher. Knox recently has been a reporter for the West Seattle, Wa., Herald. A panel of Italy's Court of Cassation panel deliberated for 10 hours before declaring that the two . . .
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