Meredith Kercher sister: Family still on 'journey for truth' after Amanda Knox and Raffaele Sollecito found guilty of murder
Speaking after the verdict, Stephanie Kercher conceded the family may never know what truly happened on the evening of Meredith’s death
The sister of Meredith Kercher has said her family is still on a “journey for the truth”, after Amanda Knox and Raffaele Sollecito were, for a second, time found guilty of the murder of the British student in 2007.
Speaking at a press conference in Florence today, Stephanie Kercher conceded that they may never know what truly happened on the evening of Meredith’s death in Perugia, Italy.
Ms Kercher was joined by her 21-year-old brother Lyle, who called for the extradition of Knox from the US.
“If somebody is found guilty and convicted of a murder and if an extradition law exists between those two countries, then I don't see why they wouldn't,” he said.
Amanda Knox ex-boyfriend Raffaele Sollecito found by police near Italian border, has passport confiscated
“I imagine it would set a difficult precedent if a country such as the US didn't choose to go along with laws that they themselves uphold when extraditing convicted criminals from other countries.
“It probably leaves them in a strange position not to.”
Before the verdict Knox had told the BBC: “They'll have to catch me and pull me back, kicking and screaming into a prison I don't deserve to be in.”
Stephanie Kercher added that, with the guilty verdict that has brought them “nearer the truth”, the family hope to be able to draw a line under the period and “remember Meredith for who she was”.
When asked if the Kercher family would want to meet Knox, she replied: “It's not something that we would want to do at the moment and I can't say that we ever will.” She also said the family did not want to read a letter that Knox has reportedly written to them.
Meredith Kercher, a 21-year-old Leeds University exchange student from Coulsdon in south London, was found dead with her throat slashed in the bedroom of the house she shared with Knox in November 2007.
Knox was sentenced yesterday to 28 years and six months, while Sollecito was jailed for 25 years.
The pair were originally found guilty of murder in 2009 but were cleared nearly two years later, until the appeal court ordered a fresh trial last March.
- 1 Rarest Beanie Baby of them all could be sold for £62,500 on eBay
- 3 Driving while dehydrated can be just as dangerous as drink driving, study suggests
- 4 Farmer told to tear down mock-Tudor castle after hiding construction behind hay bales
- 5 One Direction: Louis Tomlinson launching his own record label, has already 'signed two acts'
Alan Rickman admits editing 'terrible' script with friends in Pizza Hut behind backs of writers on Robin Hood: Prince of Thieves
Rarest Beanie Baby of them all could be sold for £62,500 on eBay
Professional big game hunter Ian Gibson crushed to death by elephant during hunt
Driving while dehydrated can be just as dangerous as drink driving, study suggests
Ben Affleck asked TV chiefs to hide slave-owning ancestry, new hacked Sony emails published by Wikileaks claim
If I’m being racially abused I don’t need a stranger with a saviour complex to rescue me
The only black face in the Ukip manifesto is on the page about overseas aid
Ukip is the only main political party to not address LGBT rights in its manifesto
Food banks: One million Britons will soon be using them, according to Trussell Trust
Religion isn't growing, it is becoming vigorous in its demise, says philosopher AC Grayling
BBC election debate: The one photo that summed up the whole 90-minute leaders debate
£18000 - £23000 per annum: Recruitment Genius: They work with major vehicle ma...
£16500 per annum: Recruitment Genius: A Chiropractic Assistant is needed in a ...
£18000 - £26000 per annum: Recruitment Genius: They work with major vehicle ma...
£28000 - £30000 per annum: Recruitment Genius: This company provides coaching ...