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Qatari appeals court overturns ruling against American couple over death of adopted daughter

  • FILE - In this Sunday, Oct. 19, 2014 file photo, American couple Grace and Matthew Huang, who were sentenced to jail on murder charges following the January 2013 death of their adopted daughter Gloria, pose for a photo before they meet with the U.S. Ambassador to Qatar in Doha, Qatar. A Qatari appeals court has overturned a ruling against the American couple over the death of their adopted daughter. (AP Photo/Osama Faisal, File)

    FILE - In this Sunday, Oct. 19, 2014 file photo, American couple Grace and Matthew Huang, who were sentenced to jail on murder charges following the January 2013 death of their adopted daughter Gloria, pose for a photo before they meet with the U.S. Ambassador to Qatar in Doha, Qatar. A Qatari appeals court has overturned a ruling against the American couple over the death of their adopted daughter. (AP Photo/Osama Faisal, File)  (The Associated Press)

  • FILE - In this Oct. 19, 2014, file photo, Matthew and Grace Huang talk before they met with the U.S. ambassador to Qatar, Dana Shell Smith, at a hotel in Doha, Qatar. A Qatari appeals court has overturned a ruling against the American couple over the death of their adopted daughter. The ruling Sunday, Nov. 30, 2014, is likely to end a legal saga for the Los Angeles couple, who were originally jailed on murder charges following the January 2013 death of their adopted daughter Gloria. They were found guilty of child endangerment and sentenced to three years in prison in March of this year. (AP Photo/Osama Faisal, File)

    FILE - In this Oct. 19, 2014, file photo, Matthew and Grace Huang talk before they met with the U.S. ambassador to Qatar, Dana Shell Smith, at a hotel in Doha, Qatar. A Qatari appeals court has overturned a ruling against the American couple over the death of their adopted daughter. The ruling Sunday, Nov. 30, 2014, is likely to end a legal saga for the Los Angeles couple, who were originally jailed on murder charges following the January 2013 death of their adopted daughter Gloria. They were found guilty of child endangerment and sentenced to three years in prison in March of this year. (AP Photo/Osama Faisal, File)  (The Associated Press)

  • American couple Grace, right, and Matthew Huang arrive at the Hamad International Airport in Doha, Qatar, Sunday, Nov. 30, 2014. A Qatari appeals court on Sunday overturned a ruling against an American couple over the death of their adopted daughter and said they are free to leave, ending a closely watched legal saga that may have stemmed from cultural misunderstandings in the conservative Gulf nation. (AP Photo/Osama Faisal)

    American couple Grace, right, and Matthew Huang arrive at the Hamad International Airport in Doha, Qatar, Sunday, Nov. 30, 2014. A Qatari appeals court on Sunday overturned a ruling against an American couple over the death of their adopted daughter and said they are free to leave, ending a closely watched legal saga that may have stemmed from cultural misunderstandings in the conservative Gulf nation. (AP Photo/Osama Faisal)  (The Associated Press)

A Qatari appeals court has overturned a ruling against American couple Matthew and Grace Huang over the death of their adopted daughter.

The ruling Sunday is likely to end a legal saga for the Los Angeles couple, who were originally jailed on murder charges following the January 2013 death of their adopted daughter Gloria. They were found guilty of child endangerment and sentenced to three years in prison in March of this year.

They were allowed to remain free on bail pending their appeal but could not leave the oil and gas-rich Gulf nation.