Amanda Knox has returned home to Seattle, Washington, following her acquittal of the murder of Meredith Kercher.
Knox was interrogated and placed in an Italian prison in 2007 after her foreign exchange student roommate was found murdered in their apartment, and has finally been released and sent home. Feeling very emotional, Knox expressed her appreciation for the people who believed in her.
“I’m really overwhelmed right now,” she said. “I was looking down from the airplane and it seemed like everything wasn’t real.
“They’re reminding me to speak in English, because I’m having problems with that. Thank you to everyone who’s believed in me, who’s defended me, who’s supported my family. My family’s the most important thing to me so I just want to go and be with them, so thank you for being there for me.”
According to Amanda’s father Curt, the 24 year old will be returning to school at the University of Washington in the future, but in the meantime the “focus simply is Amanda’s wellbeing and getting her reassociated with just being a regular person again.”
He expressed his concerns, saying “What’s the trauma… and when will it show up, if it even shows up? She’s a very strong girl but it’s been a tough time for her.”