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Meredith Kercher's brother and sister hope for justice

Thursday, Jan 30, 2014 - 01:12

Jan. 30 - Lyle and Stephanie Kercher hope for the truth to come out and justice to be served for their sister Meredith in the retrial of Amanda Knox and Raffaele Sollecito. Rough Cut (no reporter narration).

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ROUGH CUT (NO REPORTER NARRATION) Lyle and Stephanie Kercher hope for the truth to come out and justice to be served for their sister Meredith in the retrial of Amanda Knox and Raffaele Sollecito, accused of the murder of the British Student in 2007. "All we've ever wanted is just to find out the truth about what happened that night and ultimately to get justice for Mez and the only people that can do that are the judges and the jury who are there with any evidence and statements and it's down to them to make that decision based on what they have heard. And as we have always said we wouldn't want the wrong people put away, and we certainly wouldn't want anyone that should be away out there free. So, we are ready to accept either way what the outcome is," said Stephanie. Lyle went on to say that he didn't think he would ever be able to forgive whoever had committed the crime. "I think forgiveness for me personally no. I think you'd have to be a very, very strong-willed, arguably religious person, to sort of find that forgiveness," said Lyle. Amanda Knox, 26, and Raffaele Sollecito, 29, were convicted in 2009 of the murder and spent almost four years in jail, but the verdicts were overturned on appeal and Knox immediately returned home to the United States where she has remained. However last year, Italy's highest court quashed the appeal ruling due to what it called "contradictions and inconsistencies" and ordered a retrial. The Kercher family have repeatedly called for the full truth to come out about the case. The prosecution has asked for Sollecito and Knox to be sentenced to 26 years each in jail for the murder and accusations of staging a robbery to cover it up.

Meredith Kercher's brother and sister hope for justice

Thursday, Jan 30, 2014 - 01:12

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