Victim’s Family: Amanda Knox Documentary Ignores Meredith Kercher

Chelsea Hoffman - Author

Feb. 20 2017, Updated 10:59 p.m. ET

While the Amanda Knox documentary on Netflix appears to be a popular watch, there are some people who are refusing to watch the program. The Mirror reports that loved ones of murder victim Meredith Kercher are refusing to watch the documentary, and they also have quite a bit to say about it.

The sister of Meredith Kercher has broken her silence about the Netflix documentary. In particular, she has expressed curiosity about why Amanda Knox is even continuing to talk about her sister’s case. The woman — and her other family members — also feel like the documentary “largely ignored” the woman who was brutally murdered in 2007.

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Stephanie Kercher is also upset about the presumed exploitation of graphic material associated with the murder of her sister, while glossing over details that were important to the case. One important detail, she stresses, is that Rudy Guede did not commit the murder of her sister alone. This has also long-been a detail of concern for those who believe that Amanda Knox and Raffaele Sollecito assisted in the murder of the British exchange student.

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“If the documentary was meant to be about their experience and acquittal then that should have been the sole focus and how and why that came about. But to me the inclusion of graphic material is over the line. And there’s still many questions that these documentaries fail to address, key questions the producers avoid including. The fact remains that the court found Rudy Guede guilty of the murder but in the final decision, one of the things the court reiterated, was the fact he didn’t act alone.”

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Kercher doesn’t believe the Amanda Knox documentary addressed many of the nagging questions about the murder of her sister — and many of those questions focus on evidence that has long implicated Knox and Raffaele Sollecito in the crime. She thinks that the documentary has ignored these details, while ignoring the victim of the actual murder. The Irish Examiner reports that the Kercher family has “vowed” to never watch the documentary.

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Meredith Kercher was violently murdered in November 2007 — the night after Halloween. She was found dead on the floor of her bedroom in a rental home shared by multiple students who were living in Perugia, Italy. One of those other students was American coed Amanda Knox. Knox and her Italian lover, Raffaele Sollecito, were arrested, charged and convicted of taking part in the slaying of Meredith Kercher. However, they were both ultimately acquitted and exonerated after a lengthy battle with Italian courts. The duo only spent a total of four years in prison in association with Meredith’s death.

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Even though Amanda Knox has been exonerated, there are numerous people — including the loved ones of Meredith Kercher — who believe that she and Raffaele Sollecito escaped justice. To this day, social media continues to be a hot-spot of discussion about the case — and debate on whether or not Knox got away with the murder of Meredith Kercher.

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Did you watch the Netflix documentary on the Amanda Knox case? If so, do you share the opinion of the Kercher family — that it ignored the victim and omitted important details that cast suspicion toward the Seattle woman? Or do you think that Knox was wrongfully convicted in the first place?

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