Amanda Knox and her family make a public statement

Amanda Knox gave a brief statement on Friday, hours after her murder conviction was overturned by Italy's highest court.

Amanda Knox was in Seattle while her case was in the hand of Italy's highest court. On Friday after her conviction was overturned, Knox and her family made a brief public appearance outside of their home.

"I just wanted to say that I'm incredibly grateful for what has happened, for the justice that I've receive, for the support that I've had from everyone -- from my family, from my friends to strangers, people like you," she said. "You saved my life and I'm so grateful. I'm so grateful to have my life back."

Edda Mellas, Knox's mother also spoke briefly, saying, "We're so grateful. I know you're all here but we really need time as a family to digest. And again (we're) so thankful that everything is finally right."

Before going back into the house, Knox responded to a question about Meredith Kercher, who was stabbed to death in 2007.

"Meredith was my friend and it's .. she deserved so much in this life. I'm the lucky one," said Knox.

On Friday, Italy's highest court overturned the murder conviction of Seattle resident Amanda Knox and her Italian ex-boyfriend in Kercher's death. Amanda Knox and her family released the following statement's after the court's ruling.

Earlier in the evening, Knox and her family released written reactions.

Statement from Amanda Knox:

"I am tremendously relieved and grateful for the decision of the Supreme Court of Italy. The knowledge of my innocence has given me strength in the darkest times of this ordeal. And throughout this ordeal, I have received invaluable support from family, friends, and strangers. To them, I say: Thank you from the bottom of my heart. Your kindness has sustained me. I only wish that I could thank each and every one of you in person."

Statement from Amanda Knox's family:

"We want to express our profound gratitude to all of those who have supported Amanda and our family. Countless people – from world-renowned DNA experts, to former FBI agents, to everyday citizens committed to justice – have spoken about her innocence. We are thrilled with and grateful for today's decision from the Supreme Court of Italy. And we are grateful beyond measure for all that so many of you have done for her."


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