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Amanda Knox was today making the long flight home to the U.S. after being dramatically cleared of the murder of British student Meredith Kercher.
The 24-year-old was seen at Heathrow Airport with her delighted family making a connecting flight to Seattle, where the celebrations at her new-found freedom can properly begin.
Knox flew out of Rome this morning just before midday local time.
She had been quite anxious as she was taken to the airport police station to sign various forms - even calling her lawyer Carlo Dalla Vedova to check everything was fine for her to go through immigration and board the British Airways flight.
The American tried her best to stay out of view as she arrived at Rome's Fiumicino Airport, but when the time arrived for her to board the flight she walked happily to the gate, with a broad smile on her face.
Today Mr Dalla Vedova said: 'I spoke with her briefly. She was a bit worried about going through immigration and although her passport was valid she was still a little anxious as she was held in the airport police station for paperwork procedures.
'She was calm, serene and looking forward to going home and just spending time with her friends and family. She wants to get on with her life.
'She is a clever and intelligent girl who has been through a lot - one day in prison is bad enough but four years is even worse.'

Knox was dressed casually for the long flight in black leggings, grey cardigan and a dark vest top and she was pulling her own large black suitcase as she left the airport police office to join her parents.
Before boarding the plane she gave a last, emotional hug to an unidentified man.

Shortly after Knox's plane took off, Italian public prosecutor Giuliano Mignini announced his intention to take her case to a third and final appeal and described the decision to free her as a 'massive mistake'.
Appeals judge Claudio Pratillo Hellman will write a report within the next 90 days on why he and the jury came to their decision. This will be poured over by prosecutors to see on what grounds they can launch their appeal - which is unlikely to be heard until next year.
The panel of judges in Rome will then look at paperwork from the case and decide if there were any mistakes in the application of the law and if the case should be reopened - and if it is it will be heard in Florence.
However Knox is not obliged to attend any potential retrial and even though Italy could in theory ask for her extradition it is thought unlikely that the U.S. would hand her over.
Meanwhile Raffaele Sollecito, Knox's former boyfriend who was jailed with her and also freed yesterday, arrived back home near the southern Italian city of Bari.
He was quoted by Italian news agencies as saying he was looking forward to seeing the sea, but he declined to make any appearances after reaching home.
His father Francesco said his son remained stunned by the events.
'He is trying to recover himself,' he said.
'He is going around touching things as if he is a child who needs to take back the things of his life, to acquire forgotten elements.'
Corrado Maria Daclon, the secretary general of the Italy-USA Foundation, which has supported Knox throughout her appeal, was one of those who saw her last night as she spent the night in 'safe accommodation' in Rome after being driven there from Capanne prison, in Perugia, after the verdict.
He said: 'Amanda is really very exhausted after spending four years in prison. We hugged each other warmly as she was let out.
'She also asked me to thank the Italian public who have supported her publicly throughout her ordeal.
'She said she could not have coped with being unjustly jailed for four years if it had not been for their support - they gave her strength and always said they believed in her innocence.
'I have remained silent throughout this affair but now someone needs to shoulder the responsibility for what happened.'
He added: 'This has been one of the most serious errors of justice that we have had in our country and we have had many.'

Before leaving the country Knox thanked those Italians 'who shared my suffering and helped me survive with hope', in a letter to the foundation.
She wrote: 'Those who wrote to me, those who defended me, those who stayed close to me, those who prayed for me. I love you.'
Corrado Maria Daclon said: 'Despite everything she has gone through in the last few years and all the attacks against her right up until the final stages of the appeal, where a conviction was sought with no evidence - she told me she feels no bitterness.
'Her words have always been positive, she is tired but full of hope. Only a few days ago in jail she told me that she felt pain for those who responded to hate with hatred because she feels this makes people barbarians.
'She is certainly very drained but even after all this time she does not have any resentment or animosity.
'She is a simple girl, always ready to help with great humanity and sensibility, very different to how she has been described.'

Knox is looking at a lucrative future with million-dollar TV and book deal offers.
The American has served four years of a 26-year prison sentence after being found guilty in 2009 of the brutal sex murder of Meredith, 21, who was found semi naked with her throat cut in her bedroom of the house she shared in Perugia, Italy.
But Meredith's family remained stunned by the verdict and searching for answers.
Her brother Lyle, speaking at a press conference, said the family was still trying to understand how a decision that 'was so certain two years ago has been so emphatically overturned'.
Meredith, from Coulsdon, Surrey, was in Perugia as part of her Leeds University course and had only been in Italy for two months before she was killed in November 2007.
Last night, there had been screams in court as the verdict was delivered.
Knox burst into tears and hugged her parents Curt and Edda Mellas - as just feet away the family of Meredith could only look on in amazement.
One of her lawyers, Maria Del Grosso, said: 'As you could see from the images, Amanda was a nervous wreck who just collapsed. She wasn't able to say anything other than "thank you" in a flood of tears.'

Knox’s sister Deanna, 22, stood triumphant amid the crowd and added: 'We are thankful that the nightmare is over. She suffered for four years for a crime she did not commit.'
She also thanked the thousands who had supported Knox’s freedom campaign on websites and blogs, waging a vicious war of words with those who believe her guilty.
A near riot erupted on the streets outside the courthouse in Perugia.
Knox's victorious defence team were surrounded by the mob who yelled: 'Shame! Assassins! Justice has been sold down the river!'
Hundreds had gathered to await the verdict, the majority convinced she and Sollecito were guilty.
Referring to reports that Knox would be whisked to America by a TV network offering $1million for her story, they shouted: 'Jump on your private plane and go home!'

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Old 10-04-2011, 04:42 PM
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Knox is going to be laughing all the way to the bank, what with movie rights, book deals, interviews, photo shoots she will be a very wealthy woman once all of this finally all dies down.

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Old 10-04-2011, 05:24 PM
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Originally Posted by Mr.Goodbar View Post
shitty police work. Who will ever know the truth now.

Shitty police work pisses me off
I agree and the fucker responsable is still at large

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