Meredith Kercher’s father appeals to killer

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  • The father of murdered student Meredith Kercher is appealing for her killer to 'come clean'

    The Meredith Kercher murder investigation has been a roller coaster but for her family it continues to be a heartbreaking quest for the truth.

    Miss Kercher was murdered in November 2007 while studying on a year abroad in Italy but her death remains a mystery after Amanda Knox and Raffaele Sollecito walked free last October when their convictions were overturned.

    While Rudy Guede remains in prison for sexually assaulting and killing the Leeds University student, Mr Kercher believes there had to be more than one killer involved and that the evidence suggests the act was not random.

    ‘What I would like to see is Rudy Guede coming clean and saying something,’ he says. ‘If he was there then why doesn’t he tell the truth?’

    In his book, Meredith: Our Daughter’s Murder and the Heartbreaking Quest for the Truth, he explains that in the four years between murder and acquittals, Amanda Knox has been turned into something of a celebrity while Meredith has been eclipsed.

    While appealing for the truth, Mr Kercher says that he only wants to present the facts and turn the spotlight back on his daughter.

    He also maintains that although the Italian justice system quashed the convictions of two of the three suspected murderers, it is one of the fairest.

    Meredith Kercher’s semi-naked body was found in her bedroom at the Perugia house she shared with Knox and other students.

    Knox and Sollecito were cleared of her murder but prosecutors are appealing against the acquittals to Italy’s Supreme Court. A decision is expected in the autumn.


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