Victim`s family `satisfied` with Knox conviction
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Last Updated: Saturday, December 05, 2009, 16:25
Perugia: The family of a slain British woman say they are pleased with the murder conviction of American student Amanda Knox but there is no sense of celebration.

Meredith Kercher's relatives are making their first comments since a jury in Perugia, Italy, announced early Saturday that they had convicted Knox and sentenced her to 26 years in prison for the 2007 murder. The court also convicted Knox's former Italian boyfriend.

Kercher's brother, Lyle, said that while the family was satisfied with the verdict, "it's not a time for celebration" nor is it a "moment of triumph”.

His 21-year-old sister was Knox's roommate while they studied in Perugia.

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First Published: Saturday, December 05, 2009, 16:25

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