Amanda Knox, the American student acquitted of murder by an Italian court, has made an emotional homecoming to Seattle.
The 24-year-old said she was overwhelmed to be back on US soil and thanked everyone who had supported her during her four years in an Italian jail.
“I was looking down from the air plane and it seemed like everything wasn’t real,” said a tearful Knox. “ What’s important for me to say is thank you to every one who’s believed in me, who’s defended me, who’s supported my family.”
Knox along with her former boyfriend were cleared of murdering her housemate British student Meredith Kercher back in 2007 in Perugia.
Although the Italian prosecutor intends to appeal Knox’s acquittal to Italy’s highest court, many observers say it is unlikely to get very far.
Manuela Comodi, who is an Italian Deputy Public Prosecutor, believes that considering the controversy surrounding the case there would be a heated diplomatic dispute before the US would agree to extradition.
Meredith Kercher’s family say they respect the court’s decision but are no nearer to finding out what happened to her. Although one man remains is jail for her brutal stabbing, it remains unclear if he acted alone.