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Amanda Knox media frenzy has left Meredith Kercher a forgotten soul, says sister

By Jennifer Cockerell

The sister of murdered student Meredith Kercher has spoken of the "fear and terror" she must have felt on the night she died.

Stephanie Kercher made the comments in a documentary about Amanda Knox, who last month was reconvicted of murdering the 21-year-old in the Italian town of Perugia in 2007, following a second trial.

Only one person – Rudy Hermann Guede – is currently behind bars for her murder after American Knox and her former boyfriend, Italian Raffaele Sollecito, successfully appealed against their guilty verdicts.

Afterwards killer Knox returned to America and has so far refused to go back to Italy to serve her jail term following her second conviction, saying she will only be extradited "kicking and screaming".

Ms Kercher told the programme she feels her sister "has been forgotten" in the media storm surrounding Knox.

"Mez has been forgotten in all of this," she said. "The media photos aren't really of her. There's not a lot about what actually happened in the beginning. So it is very difficult to keep her memory alive in all of this.

"Everything that Meredith must have felt that night. Everything she went through. The fear and the terror and not knowing why. She didn't deserve that. No one deserves that," she said. "We all definitely want some sort of closure."

Meredith, from Surrey, was discovered with her throat slashed at the house she shared with Knox on November 2, 2007.

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