Amanda Knox Headed Back to U.S.

October 4, 2011 Updated Oct 4, 2011 at 11:47 AM EDT

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Amanda Knox Headed Back to U.S.

October 4, 2011 Updated Oct 4, 2011 at 11:47 AM EDT

Amanda Knox is returning home.

Knox, the 24-year-old American student who was freed from an Italian prison Monday after her 2009 murder conviction was overturned, was flying back to the U.S. on Tuesday, according to USA Today

Knox, who was originally sentenced to 26 years in prison, had been jailed for nearly four years following the death of her roommate.

Watch video and read the USA Today story HERE.