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Victim`s family `satisfied` with Knox conviction

Last Updated: Saturday, December 5, 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.

Bureau Report

First Published: Saturday, December 5, 2009 - 16:25

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