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Kercher family want truth after Knox murder verdict upheld

Published on Jan 31, 2014 8:12 PM
 
Stephanie Kercher (left) and Lyle Kercher, the sister and brother of murdered British student Meredith Kercher, attend a news conference in Florence, on Jan 31, 2014. The family of murdered British student Meredith Kercher said on Friday, Jan 31, 2014, it was still "on a journey for the truth" after an Italian court reinstated a guilty verdict against Amanda Knox and Raffaelle Sollecito. -- PHOTO: REUTERS

FLORENCE, Italy (AFP) - The family of murdered British student Meredith Kercher said on Friday it was still "on a journey for the truth" after an Italian court reinstated a guilty verdict against Amanda Knox and Raffaelle Sollecito.

Ms Stephanie Kercher, Meredith's sister, told a press conference in Florence that the family may never "really know what happened that night, which is obviously something we'll have to come to terms with." Sitting alongside her brother, Lyle, she added: "We hope that we are nearer the end so that we can just start to remember Meredith for who she was and draw a line under it, as it were."

Lyle called for Knox to be extradited to Italy from the US, saying it was appropriate "if someone has been found guilty and convicted of a murder, and if an extradition law exists between those two countries".

The family was speaking less than 24 hours after the latest dramatic twist in the long-running murder case.

 
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