Amanda Knox First Press Conference Is An Emotional One (Video)
AMANDA Knox is back on US soil for the first time in more than four years, and moments after stepping off a plane last night in Seattle, the woman who did not kill Meredith Kercher spoke to reporters about her overturned murder conviction in Italy.
“I’m really overwhelmed right now. I was looking down from the airplane and it was like nothing was real.”
“What’s important for me to say is just thank you to everyone who’s believed in me, who’s defended me, who’s supported my family.”
Knox and former boyfriend Raffaele Sollecito were both acquitted of the 2007 murder of British exchange student Meredith Kercher, which of course, has left Kercher’s family wanting answers.
Prosecutors in Italy say they plan to appeal her acquittal, but the chances of extradition from the US to Italy are incredibly slim.
US murder suspect Amanda Knox is escorted by penitentiary police officers as she arrives for a hearing in the Meredith Kercher murder trial, in Perugia, Italy, Saturday, June 6, 2009. Knox and her former Italian boyfriend, Raffaele Sollecito, are on trial for the murder of Knox's British roommate, student Meredith Kercher, found dead in the house they shared in Nov. 2007. (AP Photo/Stefano Medici)