Murder Of Meredith Kercher "Forgotten," Her Sister Says

The murder of British student Meredith Kercher has been overshadowed by Amanda Knoc and Raffaele Sollecito, who were convicted of the 2007 killing, her sister Stephanie Kercher, 21, told Italian TV show Porta a Porta.

Murder Of Meredith Kercher

"In these four years, Meredith has been completely forgotten," Kercher told the program, as reported by the BBC. "But we need to find justice for her, we need to find the truth for her.

She went on to say that the media has ignored the student, who roomed with Knox in Italy before being murdered in 2009.

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"There's not much of Meredith in the media," she says, as reported by the BBC. "There aren't photos of her in the media. The focus has completely moved away from Meredith to Amanda and Raffaele.

"And Meredith was so lovely - an intelligent, kind, caring person. I'm scared of forgetting what she looked like."

Murder Of Meredith Kercher

Prosecutor Giancarlo Costagliola took the same stance when he urged the jury to remember Kercher's family and denounced the "obsessive media campaign" that "makes everyone feel like the parents" of Knox and Sollecito, the BBC reports.

"As you make your decision, I wish that you jurors feel a little bit like the parents of Meredith Kercher, a serious, studious girl whose life was taken by these two kids from good families," he told the courtroom, as reported by the BBC.

Knox is serving a 26-year sentence for Miss Kercher's murder, while Sollecito is serving 25 years, the BBC reports. Both deny murdering Kercher and have spent almost a year appealing against their convictions. They are expected to learn by early October whether they will be freed.

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