Recently acquitted American student Amanda Knox has arrived in the U.S., landing in her native Seattle, Wash. Tuesday evening.
Amanda Knox was convicted in 2009 for murdering her British roommate Meredith Kercher. Following the nearly yearlong appeals trial, Knox is finally home after spending four years in an Italian prison.
She thanked supporters at the Seattle-Tacoma International Airport upon landing.
A tearful Knox explained that she was overwhelmed, and that everything seemed “unreal.”
“Thank you to everyone who has believed in me, who has defended me, who has supported my family,” she told the crowd at the airport.
Knox added, “My family is the most important thing to me right now so thank you for being there for me.”
Amanda Knox has become an international media sensation ever since her former roommate, 21-year-old Meredith Kercher, was found dead in a pool of blood in the apartment the two shared in Perugia, Italy.
Knox, along with her former boyfriend Raffaele Sollecito, and a drifter from the Ivory Coast, Rudy Guede, were convicted in 2009 for the murder of Kercher in what the Italian prosecution described as a drug-fueled sex game gone wrong.
All three have always maintained their innocence.
Knox’s next steps upon returning to the U.S. is of enormous interest to people all over the world.
Knox has said that she hopes to work with the innocence project and her father Curt Knox has said that his daughter would like to return to the University of Washington and finish her degree.
Sources close to Knox told CBS news that the young American already begun writing her memoir while she was serving her four-year prison sentence.