SEATTLE -- One day in an Italian prison and the next at the helm of a media frenzy, Amanda Knox and her family will now begin to readjust to life together in Seattle.
Knox flew into Sea-Tac International Airport on a British Airways flight Tuesday evening, just one day after her murder conviction was overturned.
"I'm really overwhelmed right now," Amanda said to the hordes of media cameras that documented her return to America as a free woman. "What's important for me to say is just thank you to everyone who has believed in me, who has defended me, who has supported my family." (Watch Amanda's entire statement by clicking here)
The entire four-year legal fight has been a family affair for the Knox's. Relatives and friends have traveled back and forth from Seattle to Perugia, all the while battling for Amanda's safe return.
After the plane touched down in Seattle and brief press conference, Amanda was whisked away to an unknown location, while reporters staked out her father, mother and grandmother's West Seattle homes. They have requested privacy for Amanda.
As any father would be, Curt Knox said he is concerned about his daughter's emotional well-being. But he also said just having her back home will be a huge step in helping her heal.
"She's a strong girl but it's been a tough time for her," Curt said. "We've always stayed strong for her and she's stayed strong for us. We're going to continue to do that." (Watch Curt's entire interview by clicking here)
Kurt said he expects Amanda to continue her education and eventually earn her college degree from the University of Washington.