If you’ve come to this page you might be looking for a bit of information about who I am or what I do for a living, you won’t find that here (or anywhere at all in fact)
This blog is not about me and as you have probably guessed I write under a pseudonym (as do many other people following the case). This blog is for Meredith Kercher, a British exchange student that was murdered in Perugia, Italy on the 1st November 2007.
I’d like you to take a few moments of your time to imagine something….
Imagine you were Meredith Kercher. You were pretty, well liked, had lots of friends and lived life to the full, always smiling. You grew up in South London and maybe at the weekend you walked along the Southbank in the sunshine, went shopping on Oxford Street or saw the Houses of Parliament lit up at night. Maybe you took the tube into the East End up to Liverpool Street, walked to Brick Lane and drank in one of the late night bars with stars and smog overhead. Or maybe you rode the tube into the West End and relaxed in Hyde Park or walked through the Sunday afternoon deli market in Chelsea. You were intelligent and studious; you loved everything Italian and earned a place at Leeds University to read European Studies. You decided to spend a year in Perugia, Italy and you were so excited, the summer before you left must have dragged and dragged. You said goodbye to your friends and family and set off for the most exciting adventure of your life. When you arrived you met lots of interesting and exciting people and though you spent your time studying hard you also enjoyed socialising and experiencing what it was like to be young amidst the great nightlife of Perugia. You moved into a pretty little cottage not far from the University for Foreigners and the first few weeks seemed to go so quickly. You enjoyed Perugia’s famous chocolate festival and dressed up as a vampire for Halloween, you liked a boy downstairs and he liked you too. Then on the 1st November 2007 you went to your friends house to eat pizza and watch ‘The Notebook’ on DVD, you had a wonderful time and your friend walked you part of the way home. A few hours later you were lying on the floor of your bedroom, violated, bleeding and scared. Nobody came to help you, you died slowly, in horrendous pain and totally alone.
What did you do to deserve this?
This is what happened to Meredith Kercher. Her semi naked body was found on the floor of her bedroom on the afternoon of the 2nd November 2007, she had been sexually assaulted, stabbed in the neck and left to die slowly and in agonising pain. One man, Rudy Guede has already been convicted of his role in the attack and two others Raffaele Sollecito and a young female, Amanda Knox (Meredith’s house mate) are currently on trial. Amanda is now a celebrity and has been portrayed by her family as a victim.
Amanda’s family have denied the existence of hard evidence linking their daughter to the crime. This is a lie. There IS hard evidence and Amanda will have to face it in court.
The truth is nobody really knows what happened in the house that night or why, but the purpose of blogs/websites like this is to explore and understand the evidence with the sole intention of ensuring justice for Meredith Kercher and her family is obtained, if that means a guilty verdict (or not) for Amanda and Raffaele, then so be it.
I hope nobody ever forgets what Meredith Kercher went through that night and how important it is that justice be served.
This blog comes from a psychology background. There are two very useful websites on the case (and devoted to justice for Meredith), these website have greatly contributed to the existence of this blog.
Please check out these sites if you are looking for facts/times/dates/documents or interesting discussion.
There is so much information on this case in the public domain and though some of it is good, some of it ranges from factually incorrect to outrageous fabrication.
Remember: Information is only as reliable as its source!
I thoroughly enjoy individual contributions to this blog and comments are always welcome. Please be respectful to the victim and her family (and to others posting comments).