Family Fears Kercher 'Forgotten' in Knox Trial

The sister of slain British student Meredith Kercher 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, her mother and her brother were in Perugia for the verdict. 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."

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.