Amanda Knox

Associated Press

Amanda Knox says she's hired a Washington, D.C., lawyer to help her land a book deal after an Italian court cleared her and her ex-boyfriend in the killing of her British roommate.

Associated Press

With Amanda Knox back home in Seattle after four years in an Italian prison, the question is “when will she sell her story and how?”

But Knox, despite the fact that her conviction in the sexual assault and fatal stabbing of her British roommate Meredith Kercher was overturned, could find the media and movie markets crowded with others hawking her story, both in non-fiction and fictional form.

And, they can do so almost with impunity, according to one expert.

Associated Press

SEATTLE — Amanda Knox has thanked all those who believed and defended her during her trial in Italy over the sexual assault and fatal stabbing of her British roommate.

"Thank you for being there with me," she said through tears Tuesday, shortly after the plane carrying her to freedom landed in her hometown of Seattle.

Boise, ID – A Boise State University professor can take some of the credit for American Amanda Knox going free from an Italian jail Monday.

Paula Wissel / KPLU

As soon as the appeals court in Italy overturned Amanda Knox’s conviction of sexually assaulting and killing her British roommate, officials at Sea-Tac began to prepare for the onslaught of media from around the world.

Her murder conviction overturned by an Italian appeals court, American Amanda Knox has left Italy and is making her way home to Seattle, The Associated Press reports.

Now, the BCC writes:

Associated Press

SEATTLE – Hometown friends and supporters of Amanda Knox kept an early morning vigil at a Seattle hotel while awaiting the verdict from Italy. The group of about a dozen burst into applause and cheers when they got word that the murder charge against Knox was overturned.

Amanda Knox has won her freedom after appealing her murder conviction, for which the American had been serving a 26-year prison sentence. In 2009, Knox, who came to Perugia, Italy, as an exchange student, was found guilty in the November 2007 murder of British student Meredith Kercher.