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Kerchers urge court to weigh evidence, not hype

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PERUGIA, Italy (AP) -- The sister of slain British student Meredith Kercher has urged the court to weigh the evidence against Amanda Knox and not pay attention to the "media hype" surrounding the high-profile case.

Stephanie Kercher spoke to reporters as the eight-member jury on Monday deliberated the fate of Knox and co-defendant Raffaele Sollecito, who are appealing their 2009 murder convictions.

Stephanie Kercher, her mother and her brother were in Perugia for the verdict, expected later Monday. At a press conference, Kercher said her sister "has been mostly forgotten" and that it was difficult to keep her memory alive.

She said: "As long as they decide today based purely on the information available to them and they don't look into the media hype, I think justice will be found."

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PERUGIA, Italy (AP) -- The sister of slain British student Meredith Kercher says the 21-year-old has been forgotten in the trial of Amanda Knox and laments that "it's difficult to keep her memory alive."

Stephanie Kercher spoke to reporters as the eight-member jury deliberated the fate of Knox and co-defendant Raffaele Sollecito, who are appealing their 2009 murder convictions.

Stephanie Kercher, her mother and brother were in Perugia for the verdict, expected later Monday. At a press conference, Kercher said her sister "has been most forgotten" in the media circus surrounding the high-profile trial.

Brother Lyle Kercher told reporters it was "too early to talk about forgiveness."

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