Leeds Student murder film angers parents

4 February 2011, 11:17

The Parents of Leeds University student Meredith Kercher, who was murdered in Italy, have hit out a movie about her death.

Meredith Kercher's dad has labelled a film about his daughter's death as "horrific".

The 21 year old from Surrey was murdered in Perugia whilst on a year studying abroad from Leeds University.

The film is called "Amanda Knox: Murder on trial in Italy" and is being promoted as based on a true story, with the tagline "There are two sides to every story."

It's being released in the middle of Knox's appeal process, which if successful, could result in her guilty verdict being overturned or possibly see her sentence reduced.

The movie will pose the question of whether Knox, a 23 year old University of Washington student from Seattle, did commit the crime for which she was sentenced to 26 years in prison in December 2009.

The film features Meredith screaming in terror as her killers pin her down. Mr Kercher has told the Sun "to actually see it like this, is very distressing. It's awful what these film people have done."

American channel Lifetime will air the film on February 21st.

 

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