In just a few minutes, the decision will be read the trial of Amanda Knox, a 24-year-old former American exchange student accused of killing her 21-year-old British roommate, Meredith Kircher, in their Perugia flat in 2007.

Knox has been painted by the British and Italian media as a cunning sexpot, but Knox, who was charged along with her Italian boyfriend and sentenced to 25 years in jail in her initial trial, claims she was "manipulated" by Italian law enforcement. "The perversion, the violence and the disrespect for life and for people, that's not me, I didn't do the things they said I did," she said earlier today.

We'll update as the decision is announced. You can watch a live feed of the decision here.

[UPDATE] The verdict has just been read: Amanda Knox has been found not guilty on appeal, and the judge ordered her to be released immediately. However, Knox was found guilty of "defamation," and has already served her time for that charge. A judge called the evidence used against her in her initial conviction "not reliable."

Knox reportedly left the courtroom in tears with her boyfriend, Raffaele Sollecito, who was also acquitted of murder. According to the Washington Post, the two are returning to prison to pick up their belongings, and then will be free to leave.