Amanda Knox

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Amanda Knox may have one final fight left in her.

Just days after she and her former boyfriend Raffaele Sollecito were acquitted of murder charges, the 27-year-old is said to be heading back to Italy.

Knox's lawyers confirmed to reporters that she will be headed to a Lo Stivale court to seek compensation for the four years she spent in prison for the murder of her roommate Meredith Kercher in 2007.

"She will be seeking compensation for wrongful imprisonment," Carlo Dalla Vedova, her attorney, told the Telegraph.

Meanwhile, Sollecito's father, Francesco, told media outlets that deciding upon a settlement amount has been no easy feat for the two twentysomethings.

"You could hardly quantify a compensation figure, it has been such an awful business," he explained. "We were pilloried."

Shortly after Friday's verdict was read in an Italian court, Knox released the following statement from her hometown of Seattle:

"Regarding Today's Decision of the Supreme Court of Italy I am tremendously relieved and grateful for the decision of the Supreme Court of Italy. The knowledge of my innocence has given me strength in the darkest times of this ordeal. And throughout this ordeal, I have received invaluable support from family, friends, and strangers. To them, I say: Thank you from the bottom of my heart. Your kindness has sustained me. I only wish that I could thank each and every one of you in person."

Raffaele also spoke out after the court's decision earlier today, saying, "It is time I will never be able to recoup. My mind and my soul will be marked for life, and the wound will never stop bleeding, it will never heal."

He continued, "The most beautiful moment without a doubt was the one that put an end to the nightmare, the call from my sister after the reading of the sentence and the total acquittal from the High Court."

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