Amanda Knox returned to her hometown of Seattle on Tuesday night and was as overcome with emotion as she was a day earlier in Italy, when she was acquitted on murder charges after four years in prison.
"Thank you for being there for me," she tearfully told her supporters in front of a crowd of international reporters.
Italian prosecutors say they will take their appeal to Italy's Supreme Court -- the highest legal authority in the country. The Kercher family has said it would support any prosecution appeal. Knox doesn't have to be present when this occurs in the Italian courts.