Victim's Dad Furious at Knox Celebrity
John Kercher lashes parents for never expressing condolences
By Mary Papenfuss,  Newser User
Posted Dec 3, 2010 2:43 AM CST
Amanda Knox is escorted by penitentiary guards at the end of a hearing for her appeal in Perugia's courthouse last month.   (AP Photo/Stefano Medici)
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(Newser) – In all the hoopla surrounding killer Amanda Knox, one person is too often forgotten: her victim, complains the angry father of Meredith Kercher. ''Amanda Knox was found guilty of killing my daughter Meredith," fumes John Kercher in a letter to the Daily Mail. "Yet since that act of horrific violence, Knox, it seems, has been accorded the status of a minor celebrity. Once again, I feel the pain and the anger and the raw grief resurface." Kercher was moved to comment as Knox, now 23, begins appealing her murder conviction for the stabbing death of her 21-year-old British roommate.

"This appeal, like the initial court case, will drag on for months, while the dark tunnel between my family and our ability to grieve for Meredith in peace becomes ever longer," he writes. Kercher also slams Knox's parents for never expressing "condolences to our family for our grievous loss—there has been no letter of sympathy." Click here for more on Amanda Knox.