American Amanda Knox was recently cleared in the murder of her roommate Meredith Kercher. She gave a moving final plea for freedom in Italian, asking for justice. However, Knox did not appear so angelic four years ago. Italians were shock by her apparent nonchalance after Meredith's murder. During interrogations by the police, she also fingered an innocent man as the killer. The success of Knox appeal rests partly on the shoddy handling of evidence by the Italian police. Expert witnesses for the defense has blown away the credibility of the prosecution's DNA evidence. The prosecutor also changed his story repeatedly on Knox's motive, hurting his credibility. Rudy Guede implicated Knox and and her Italian boyfriend Raffaele Sollecito, but got a reduced sentence in return. Is Amanda Knox an angel or a devil? Either way, she is likely to make major bank to tell her story. Her family might need the money after spending millions on her defense. What has been forgotten in the media circus is the victim, Meredith Kercher. The incompetence of the Italian police and prosecutors might have put the Kerchers through four years of unnecessary pain.