Jump to Main ContentJump to Primary Navigation
Top

Video: Amanda Knox arrives home

rexfeatures_1461260x.jpg
rexfeatures_1461260f.jpg

Amanda Knox has arrived back home in Seattle, one day after being sensationally cleared of the murder of Meredith Kercher in the Italian city of Perugia.

Knox, 24, spent nearly four years in jail before a judge acquitted her and her former boyfriend Raffaele Sollecito, 27, of murder in an appeal hearing watched by millions on Monday night.

The American student was visibly shaken and emotional as she briefly addressed a news conference in Seattle at around 5pm local time yesterday.

"Thank you to everyone who's believed in me, who's defended me, who's supported my family," she said, struggling to speak through tears. "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."

Her father Curt Knox later addressed the press outside the family home and said his daughter "needed space."

"She has been in a concrete bunker for four years," he said, adding that she hoped to resume her degree course at the University of Washington at some point.

Meredith's family have meanwhile expressed frustration at Monday's verdict, saying it takes them back to "square one."

"If those two are not the guilty parties, then who are the guilty people?" Meredith's brother, Lyle Kercher, said.

The prosecution in the case have indicated they may appeal the overturned verdict at Italy's Supreme Court, but there is no sign yet as to when or how this would take place.

Watch Knox's full statement to the press in the video, below.

Related

meredith.jpg

Meredith Kercher: the woman the world forgot

rexfeatures_1389181h(2).jpg

Amanda Knox: murder case timeline

hero.jpg

Amanda Knox cleared

More

This Hocus Pocus star’s pregnancy announcement is pure 90s perfection

“I smell children…”

by Kayleigh Dray
17 Aug 2017

Anna Faris on knowing when to call time on an unhappy relationship

“Don’t be afraid to seek your independence”

by Kayleigh Dray
17 Aug 2017

The best A-list Instagrams from the week so far

From Reese Witherspoon’s vacation vibes to Cara Delevingne’s birthday getaway

by Nicola Colyer
16 Aug 2017

Paris Hilton defends Donald Trump from sexual assault allegations

“I think [the women] are just trying to get attention and get fame...”

by Moya Crockett
16 Aug 2017

The personality trait that Mindy Kaling hopes to pass on to her baby

Kaling gets real about motherhood as she confirms her pregnancy

by Kayleigh Dray
15 Aug 2017

Paris Hilton describes the emotional fallout of her 2001 sex tape

“I could not leave my house for months”

by Amy Swales
15 Aug 2017

Taylor Swift wins sexual assault case for “anyone who feels silenced”

“My hope is to help those whose voices should also be heard”

by Amy Swales
15 Aug 2017

This is why you’ll never see Jennifer Aniston on social media

That account you’re following is a fake.

by Moya Crockett
15 Aug 2017

Oprah Winfrey patiently explains why she’ll never marry her boyfriend

Just in case anyone thought it was their business

by Kayleigh Dray
15 Aug 2017

Ryan Reynolds’ emotional tribute to woman killed on set of Deadpool 2

The death of Joi ‘SJ’ Harris has left him “heartbroken”

by Kayleigh Dray
15 Aug 2017