People in Amanda Knox’s hometown of Seattle wept and cheered as they heard the word “overturned” in her appeals trial last night.
A group of them had gathered at a local hotel, staying up most of the night to watch, hearts racing and hands clasped. They tell local television stations they are ecstatic she is coming home. Amanda’s friends, former teachers and classmates had stood by Amanda’s family, saying there was no way she could have committed murder.
Some of her supporters tell The Seattle Times Amanda is probably going to lay low for a little while once she gets home. She will be landing in Seattle this afternoon with her family, but no one really knows what she is going to do after that. There will almost certainly be a race to see who can get the first interview with her and a lucrative book deal is likely in the offing. But right now, her friends say, she’s just anxious to get home.
Amanda did issue a short statement before she left Italy, thanking all of the people who wrote her letters while she was in jail. Her supporters in Seattle are waiting to see if she’ll say anything more once she lands. But, they say, once the joy and elation wears off, Amanda will need a lot of support to heal from this whole ordeal.