Kerchers Welcome 'A Little Bit of Justice'
But Amanda Knox conviction doesn't end family's ordeal
By Jen Paton,  Newser User
Posted Dec 5, 2009 8:32 AM CST
Murdered British student Meredith Kercher.   (AP Photo/Police, h.o.)
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(Newser) – Meredith Kercher’s family expressed satisfaction with the guilty verdict last night against those accused in her murder, Amanda Knox and Raffaele Sollecito. "It brings a little bit of justice for us and for her,” said her sister, speaking at a press conference in Perugia, Italy, just hours later. "Ultimately we are pleased with the decision, pleased that we've got a decision, but it's not a time for celebration," said her brother.

''It's not a moment of triumph,” he added. “There are two young people who have been sentenced to a long time behind bars.” Asked about $7 million the court ordered Knox and Sollecito to pay the family, her brother said, “It's never been about seeking any money. That money will never really bring anything or change anything. It was really part of a complex legal process and that is why it was awarded."