An Italian court acquitted Amanda Knox today in the 2007 murder of her roommate, Meredith Kercher.
The appeals court threw out the murder conviction and ordered the 24-year-old's release.
The jury overturned the murder conviction but upheld the conviction on the defamation charges after she accused club owner Patrick Lumumba of killing Kercher, a British college student, in Perugia.
Following the verdict, the judge called for silence in the courtroom as applause erupted.
The jury has also overturned the murder conviction of Knox's former boyfriend, Raffaele Sollecito.
The Italian prosecutors could appeal the court's decision.