votes will go down if Amanda Knox comes into the conversation as being the main victim.
She was the baby of the family, with two older brothers and a sister.
Meredith Kercher would be 25 today. According to the Huffington Post “She loved ballet and gymnastics, and had an orange belt in karate. She wrote poetry and stories. People remembered her as being warm and generous, full of hugs, lending class notes to anyone who asked, and always rushing to help anyone who needed it.”
When an Italian judge read that a jury had overturned the murder verdict in the trial of Amanda Knox, several people in the crowd outside began to protest and her family quietly left the courtroom. Many people, including the Kerchers, believe Knox is guilty of murdering Meredith Kercher in 2007. Tonight she is a free woman… but Kercher is still gone.
You don’t hear much about Kercher and some say the media has forgotten about the victim in this case in favor of reporting about the photogenic Amanda Knox, even dubbing her “Foxy Knoxy”. Some say it’s not a media bias it’s because the Kercher’s have refused most media interviews while the Knox family has been very vocal about declaring her innocence.
As the Huffington Post reports, to her family’s frustration, Kercher has been eclipsed in the public’s eye by the 24-year-old Knox, as supporters mounted a very public campaign to free her.
Although the Kercher’s have remained mostly silent during the trial and appeal they have said they firmly believe Knox is guilty. In one of the few TV interviews they have granted, Kercher’s sister Stephanie and mother Arline said attention should focus on justice for the victim, not Knox or her ex-boyfriend Raffaele Sollecito, whose conviction was also overturned today.
“In this whole case going on four years Meredith has been forgotten,” Stephanie Kercher told a reporter this month. “The attention has completely moved from Meredith to Amanda and Raffaele,” she said. “She was lovely, kind and we lost her.”
Kercher worked hard to get to study abroad in the Italian town of Perugia where she was ultimately murdered. She shared an apartment with two young Italian women and Knox, who moved in around the same time. As the Huffington Post reports, Kercher liked to go dancing and watch movies and had begun to date an Italian man who lived downstairs.
On the last night of her life, Kercher ate dinner with friends, watched a movie and went home alone around 9pm. Her nearly naked boy was found the next afternoon on the floor of her locked bedroom. Her throat had been cut, her body covered by a blanket.
Her father refused to see her body because he wanted to remember her as she was in life. “She was a girl full of life. She loved music, she loved to dance. She was full of joy in her heart” her mother told reporters during a rare interview.
The Kerchers, particularly Meredith’s father John Kercher, who is a journalist, has expressed rage that Knox is getting most of the attention.
“As a journalist myself, I know the reason why. Knox is young, attractive and female. To many, she seems an unlikely killer,” John Kercher wrote in The Daily Mail tabloid in December as the appeals trial got under way. “Yet to my family she is, unequivocally, culpable.”
I honestly do not think the poster (at least I hope so) means to infer Amanda is not a victim as well
I didn't open any of the sites that were attached - are they really hate sites?
I think the poster wanted to give some thoughts on the poor girl that was killed in this whole terrible situation