Amanda Knox is home in Seattle, less than two days after an Italian appeals court acquitted her of murder in the 2007 death of her former roommate, Meredith Kercher.

Reactions to the ruling were mixed, with some people expressing fury that an attractive white woman got off while all the blame fell on a black man, Rudy Guede, and others arguing that the evidence had never been strong enough to convict Knox in the first place.

But for all the media hype surrounding it, the Knox case was far from the most controversial not guilty verdict in recent history. Here are five verdicts that were even more surprising.