Amanda Knox isn't out of the woods yet regarding whether or not she's this innocent martyr her PR machine insists upon in U.S. media stories and blogs. In fact, the father of Meredith Kercher is now speaking his mind about the brutal murder of the young woman and how the spotlight has appeared to have forgotten just who the true victim is in this entire case. Hint: It's not Foxy Knoxy.
John Kercher is releasing his book before the memoirs written by both Amanda Knox and her former lover Raffaele Sollecito hit the shelves, and perhaps this was done for a reason? The father of the slain British student believes that "it's all been about Amanda," and he's probably right. In the United States the media has been quite Knox-centralized, playing off of the PR machine that has led to the public missing out on the vital evidence in the case. Why look at evidence when it's regarding an American "girl-next-door," right?
John Kercher has made statements recently pertaining to the alibis and other inconsistencies in Amanda and Raffaele's stories. In fact, he alludes throughout this book that justice has not been served in the murder of Meredith Kercher. Unfortunately, some people are going to bash this man because their fandom of Amanda Knox is borderline unhealthy to the point that the father of a murder victim will undoubtedly become a target of online vitriol, at the least. It's apparent anytime a piece is written about Knoxy that doesn't drip with over-exaggerated positivity and disregard for the facts in the case.
Hopefully justice is eventually served for the Kercher clan. It must be absolutely unbearable to not only lose your beloved daughter, but to see the trial surrounding those responsible turn into a veritable circus sideshow. He's right in that the focus has remained strongly on Amanda and that is a shame. Meanwhile, her PR machine continues spinning as she attempts to get her story straight for a bestselling memoir. Good luck to her.
In the meantime, Italian prosecutors are still seeking that appeal that may or may not re-convict her and Raffaele Sollecito of the murder of Meredith Kercher.
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