10/04/2011 at 07:45 PM EDT
Amanda Knox's plane arrived in her Seattle hometown on Tuesday evening and a press conference is underway. PEOPLE has live coverage here.
The American student, 24, left Rome earlier in the day after an appeals court overturned
her conviction in the murder of her roommate in Italy.
Knox had been imprisoned for four years for a crime she says she did not commit. Her former boyfriend also had his conviction overturned and was set free.