Justice carried out for murder victim in Knox case, lawyer says
Thursday, January 30, 2014 - 01:31
Jan. 30 - The lawyers representing U.S. student Amanda Knox and murder victim Meredith Kercher react to the guilty verdict outside a Florence court. Nathan Frandino reports.
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Congratulations and condolences in Florence, Italy.
The family of murdered British student Meredith Kercher reacts to the guilty verdict of U.S. student Amanda Knox.
The court found Knox and her former Italian boyfriend Raffaele Sollecito guilty of murdering Kercher in 2007.
Here's Francesco Maresca, a lawyer for the Kercher family.
(SOUNDBITE) (Italian) LAWYER FOR KERCHER FAMILY FRANCESCO MARESCA SAYING:
"We are satisfied. We have this verdict that has confirmed the work that has been done in all these years, first by the prosecution in Perugia and then by the prosecution in Florence and by the work we ourselves have done. The accusations have obviously passed the test also of the Florence court, we think a some justice has been carried out for Meredith and for her family."
Knox was found guilty in 2009, then freed after an appeal.
Her lawyer, Luciano Ghirga, was stunned.
(SOUNDBITE) (Italian) LAWYER FOR AMANDA KNOX LUCIANO GHIRGA SAYING:
"I believed in the total autonomy of the Florence judges. I think they have decided autonomously. We are in total disagreement and we will keep fighting in the interests of Amanda for whom I am very sorry."
Knox is in the U.S. and would have to be extradited to serve her 28-year sentence.
The court banned Sollecito from leaving Italy. He faces a 25-year sentence.
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