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Meredith Kercher’s Family Receive £4m Compensation

by | 5th, December 2009

MEREDITH Kercher’s brother Lyle responds to the jailing of Amanda Knox and Raffaele Sollecito for his sister’s sadistic murder:

“Ultimately we are pleased with the verdict. It’s not a time for celebration. It’s not a moment of triumph.

“We are all gathered here because our sister was brutally murdered and taken away from us. Of course, there were two very young people who have been sentenced yesterday to a very long time behind bars.”

The Kercher family have been awarded 4.4m euros (£4m) in compensation. Lyle Kercher says the sum is “symbolic”. Nothing can make up for the murder and rape of an innocent young woman.

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Amanda Knox, right, listens to her lawyer Maria Del Grosso, at the Perugia court, Italy, Saturday, May 21, 2011. A tearful Amanda Knox said Saturday that being in prison is "very frustrating and mentally exhausting" as the American student convicted of murdering her roommate insisted she is innocent and does not want to spend the rest of her life behind bars. Knox was emotional as she briefly addressed the appeals court in Perugia at the end of the session, her voice breaking at times and her eyes tearing up. She was convicted in 2009 of sexually assaulting and murdering Meredith Kercher of Britain, and sentenced to 26 years in prison. (AP Photo/Stefano Medici)



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