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October 3rd, 2011
10:22 AM ET

Amanda Knox gives her final statements in court – could she be set free today?

Amanda Knox, the American student accused of murder in Italy, is waiting anxiously today to find out whether she will be set free or go back to prison. Knox is hoping her murder conviction will be overturned on appeal. She made her case to jurors this morning, and now it's a nail-biting high-stakes waiting game.

"The accusations are completely unjust and without any foundation," Knox told the jury. "I am paying with my life for a crime I didn't commit."

There are plenty of subtle differences between the appeals process in Italy and the United States. And there are several options available to the Amanda Knox jury, up to and including a complete acquittal.

This morning on American Morning, CNN legal contributor Paul Callan talks about the possible outcomes Knox faces today.

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