Despite the fact that Amanda Knox’s murder conviction was vacated, her case is far from over. Knox and her co-defendant and boyfriend Raffaele Sollecito continue to face charges in connection with the 2007 murder of Knox’s roommate, Meredith Kercher. They were originally convicted and sentenced to 26 and 25 years in prison, respectively, and have spent nearly eight years in custody, nearly four years of which have already been served.
Sollecito has since been released, but Knox remains behind bars in Italy. Knox and Sollecito’s lawyers have vowed to appeal the outcome of the case, insisting that while their client had not personally committed the crime, their innocence as well as Sollecito’s is dependent on their alleged involvement with Kercher’s murder.
There’s currently no deadline for the appeal process. Although it’s clear that Knox and Sollecito still pose a threat to each other and Kercher’s family, the Italian authorities have made it clear that Knox’s prosecution is not over.