Meredith Kercher's father to release book, criticizes Amanda Knox focus

Apr 17, 2012 Full story: KING-TV Seattle 39

The father of slain British student Meredith Kercher has written a book about the life and loss of his daughter in a case that spawned a media frenzy.

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Betty ellenburg

Charlotte, NC

#1 Apr 19, 2012
Mr. Kercher criticizes Knox for writing book, yet his is the first to come out...Well, well, well.
JLS1950

Seattle, WA

#2 Apr 21, 2012
The Kercher family have been told the truth of who killed their daughter - practically had their faces rubbed in the truth during the appeal trial last year - and they STILL choose to believe that there is some great mystery about it and that SOMEHOW Amanda Knox must be at the center of that mystery. Bottom line: they are deliberately delusional.

John Kercher is himself somewhat responsible (with Meredith's mother and siblings) for the unjust persecution of Amanda Knox and Raffaele Sollecito. They agreed to be represented by Purugini attorney Francesco Maresca in a civil suit to "recover" millions of dollars in "damages" from Knox and Sollecito - which suit ran concurrently with the sham criminal trial and allowed introduction of statements taken under what amounted to torture which were absolutely proven to be complete nonsense - yet were accorded the status of "fact" in the trial after very crafty twisting to account for the ludicrous falsehood of the statements.

(Recall that Amanda's so-called "confession" - written in a language she could barely understand at the time - named Diya "Patrick" Lumumba as the killer and depended upon Amanda's recorded text message exchange with Lumumba - who provably was in his bar the whole time of the crime. All actual evidence in the case points ONLY at Rudy Guede as the killer. Yet this false "confession" - rejected as evidence in the criminal trial and literally beaten out of a vulnerable young girl alone in a foreign land in an all-night "interview" - was used to "implicate" Amanda Knox in a murder she had nothing to do with and in which she was likely the actual intended victim in the first place!)

It was the KERCHERS - not Amanda Knox - who first set out to gain financially from their daughter's murder. And it was THEIR ATTORNEY - the bloodthirsty goombah of the psychopathic prosecutor, Giuliano Mignini - who set out to slander and defame Amanda Knox in press and in the courtroom, calling her a "witch" and a "devil" while displaying the naked and butchered body of Meredith and insisting that even if Knox were not actually present at the murder scene at all (as actually proved in the appeal) she and she alone must still be 100% responsible!

(And now this same Maresca is defending the murderer of another American girl - Allison Owens!)

It is the Kercher family - including John Kercher - who got their eyes of the "prize" of millions of euros and who lent their name to perhaps the most heinous case of orchestrated injustice and slander (and perhaps also murder) so far this century. The Kercher's contributed - deliberately and with clearly-documented malice - to the FOUR YEARS of absolute misery and terror endured by Amanda Knox and Raffaele Sollecito in an Italian prison where their very lives were in danger. They THEMSELVES signed off when the sentence against their daughter's real killer was chopped nearly in half in exchange for a perjured statement "implicating" the innocent American girl they and corrupt police had chosen to blame instead for her death.

And now they have the AUDACITY to claim that their daughter has been "forgotten"???

John Kercher is a career writer for British tabloid scandal-sheet "newspapers", and from the very moment that he learned of his daughter's murder, Kercher has been very clearly angling to make millions of bucks or pounds or euros from her gruesome death - no matter WHO he hurts in the process.

It will not happen - indeed Knox and Sollecito are too compassionate and humane even to conceive the idea - but if true justice were to prevail in this case, Knox and Sollecito would sue John Kercher and his children (plus Mignini, Maresca, Edgardo Giobbi and Patrizia Stefanoni) for EU 30 million... and would win!

“what does it all mean?”

Since: Apr 09

somewhere in Bavaria

#3 Apr 21, 2012
JLS1950 wrote:
The Kercher family have been told the truth of who killed their daughter - practically had their faces rubbed in the truth during the appeal trial last year - and they STILL choose to believe that there is some great mystery about it and that SOMEHOW Amanda Knox must be at the center of that mystery. Bottom line: they are deliberately delusional.
Thank you for again summing up the facts of the case. It seems there will always be those who would rather cling to their fantasies than learn the truth. Reading the comments on some sites, including youtube videos, I see that the guilter point of view is still strong. With John Kercher clinging to the Mignini-Maresca line, those guilter sentiments are reinforced.
I heard that the Discovery Channel had a half hour special a few nights ago about the case, featuring Andrea Vogt and Maresca. Why are the media still pandering to these liars? Are they still hoping to cash in to the tragedy? Can they be counting on the Italian Supreme Court to reverse the decision of the Hellman Court? With so much uncertainty, and so many people confused and uninformed, it is still necessary to be vigilant.
JLS1950

Seattle, WA

#4 Apr 22, 2012
gompertz wrote:
...Why are the media still pandering to these liars? Are they still hoping to cash in to the tragedy? Can they be counting on the Italian Supreme Court to reverse the decision of the Hellman Court? With so much uncertainty, and so many people confused and uninformed, it is still necessary to be vigilant.
I think the more salient question is, why is ANYONE still pandering to these liars? And I think the answer must lie in some form of human failing related to a displaced sense of personal guilt or simply personal inadequacy coupled with a sort of compulsive shame avoidance. In short, people who have a poor self image or who are uncomfortable with diversity often compensate by finding fault in others, and the bigger the fault they can find the bigger the payoff in terms of self-justification.(cf. "cognitive dissonance" and related issues.)

Tracking and commenting on this matter on local and national media sites - where posters must register, their posts can be correlated, and where many diverse issues are discussed - I have noted a pretty clear relation between "guilter" opinions and political (but not necessarily social) conservatism... TEA Party apologists and the like. Observing comments on a range of subject matter, I have noted that this class of poster tends toward various forms of xenophobia. The actual triggers of fear or distaste vary by writer, but the overall effect remains distaste for the unfamiliar or "different". This again suggests (to me) an underlying sense of inadequacy or personal threat coupled with a sense of shame over that inadequacy which the writer is attempting to bury by displacing it with hostility and accusation.

(I have also noted that political conservatives tend to make great salesmen and also tend to lack sales resistance - again invoking the issue of congnitive dissonance and the "foot in the door" phenomenon.)

This seems the sort of thing that might be at work in John Kercher - a tabloid journalist whose entire career is involved in telling lies about others for the sake of titillation and profit. An underlying sense of guilt over the lies so promulgated could force those like him to create "justifications" for their slanderous tales and libel thus requiring that they actually "believe" bad things at the very drop of a hat. Kercher has programmed himself to believe the very worst about people, and he is unable to bring rationality to focus to dispel the suspicion.

And this MAY even provide an explanation for Mignini: that he feels threatened by what he accounts as Satanism (or perhaps by some much deeper secret guilt) and so forces himself to believe in it at every turn. Perhaps Mignini was victimized by a pedophile priest himself - or perhaps is troubled by an unresolved Oedipus issue - and is suppressing all memory of the matter by displacing it with the wild fantasy accusations of others. But I personally think it at least possible that Mignini himself has at some time in the past committed or attempted to commit sexual assault and perhaps even murder, and now is projecting his own guilt onto others he accuses.
JLS1950

Seattle, WA

#5 Apr 22, 2012
cf. also "Narcissistic Personality Disorder" and "splitting" in Wikipedia
Dino

Olympia, WA

#6 Apr 22, 2012
Betty ellenburg wrote:
Mr. Kercher criticizes Knox for writing book, yet his is the first to come out...Well, well, well.
Yet, one individual lost a child while another lost a few years of their life. I wonder which was worst?
JLS1950

Seattle, WA

#7 Apr 23, 2012
Dino wrote:
<quoted text>
Yet, one individual lost a child while another lost a few years of their life. I wonder which was worst?
Neither is worse: both are horrible injustices, and NEITHER justifies the other in any way whatsoever.(And BTW, TWO people last four years of their lives.)

However, the fact remains that it was the Kerchers who first translated the tragedy into a bid for money long before the "guilt" of the defendants had even been considered by the court. The entire cluster was a case of "a woman is dead; let's pick two other people at random and destroy them in retribution."
hmm

Irving, TX

#8 May 1, 2012
He's writing the book because his daughter was overshadowed in the whole thing while ak got undeserved fame & glory. What about the fact there's evidence that points to rudy not being the sole person involved.

The case is still unsolved as far as many are concerned. And with good reason. But you fools will continue to give a biased opinion no matter what so I won't waste much time. But we can only hope the real truth comes to light someday. And if ak and/or rs were involved i do hope they get what's coming to them one way or the other.
JLS1950

Seattle, WA

#9 May 1, 2012
hmm wrote:
He's writing the book because his daughter was overshadowed in the whole thing while ak got undeserved fame & glory. What about the fact there's evidence that points to rudy not being the sole person involved.
First of all, Kercher's daughter has been "overshadowed" only by the lust of Kercher to bleed millions from two innocent people and my the lust of police and the demented prosecutor to blame the crime on the American at all costs.

Second, THERE IS NO EVIDENCE WHATSOEVER that anyone other than Rudy Guede had any physical involvement in or was present during this crime: he and he alone broke into the cottage using a method he had used repeatedly elsewhere and carrying his signature knife; he and he alone lay patiently in wait for his victim; and he and he alone attacked that victim and viciously stabbed her to death - striking first while she was standing and again fatally after she fell to her hands and knees - before undressing her from the street clothes and jacket she was wearing during the attack and staging a "rape".

As far as this physical part of the matter, the "real truth" has already come to the full light of day. Unfortunately, there yet remain deeply insecure and deluded people like you who simply REFUSE to accept that what you were led to believe by the Italian police, prosecutor and tabloid tattlers WAS ENTIRELY LIES AND FABRICATIONS. It is YOU, Plano, who continue to "give a biased opinion no matter what". You and many like you have literally had your faces rubbed in the truth - and yet you continue to cling to your "self righteous" fantasies ascribing "guilt" to a young woman who is completely and totally innocent - and in the judgment of the court, SO PROVED - and continue to slander her in public and in print based only on your own continuing delusions and fantasies.

Amanda Knox's only involvement in this crime was that:

(1) She was the first person to raise an alarm leading to the discovery of the crime, and...

(2) She was in all likelihood the actual intended victim that Rudy Guede was so patiently waiting for in the first place.

The only mystery left to solve here is whether someone else - someone with authority to get Rudy Guede out of police custody in Milan five days earlier - sent Rudy into that cottage on that night with instructions to "kill the American".
hmm

Sykesville, MD

#10 May 2, 2012
Only overshadowed by the lust of the kerchers. Like i said no use wasting my time. Your post proves that you're obviously a sick person. It almost seems like some of you are under some strange spell. If new info comes to this case that actually comes to this case that actually clears them i'd be right here giving congrats. Can you say the same if it was the other way around? Your reply will probably be something like well that could never happen. So deep under spell you can't even admit the possibility. Good Day!
JLS1950

Seattle, WA

#11 May 2, 2012
hmm wrote:
Only overshadowed by the lust of the kerchers. Like i said no use wasting my time. Your post proves that you're obviously a sick person. It almost seems like some of you are under some strange spell. If new info comes to this case that actually comes to this case that actually clears them i'd be right here giving congrats. Can you say the same if it was the other way around? Your reply will probably be something like well that could never happen. So deep under spell you can't even admit the possibility. Good Day!
The "new info" you speak of came years ago - and you deliberately continue to ignore it. Evidence presented at court in the appeal proved conclusively that neither Knox nor Sollecito could EVEN POSSIBLY have been in the murder room at any time during or after the murder. Even the prosecutor admitted this and began to claim that Knox must have "instigated" the crime from some "other room" somehow. That is why the ruling of the court was "not guilty due to innocence".

So where it that "congrats"?

"Sick person"? "Strange spell"? Rather like saying that only flat-Earthers are either intelligent or sane.

“what does it all mean?”

Since: Apr 09

somewhere in Bavaria

#12 May 3, 2012
JLS1950 wrote:
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The "new info" you speak of came years ago - and you deliberately continue to ignore it. Evidence presented at court in the appeal proved conclusively that neither Knox nor Sollecito could EVEN POSSIBLY have been in the murder room at any time during or after the murder. Even the prosecutor admitted this and began to claim that Knox must have "instigated" the crime from some "other room" somehow. That is why the ruling of the court was "not guilty due to innocence".
So where it that "congrats"?
"Sick person"? "Strange spell"? Rather like saying that only flat-Earthers are either intelligent or sane.
Apparently the authorities in Italy have seen enough proof to take sides against the Flat Earthers. Mignini and Commodi are now under investigation for their role in the framing of Amanda and Raffaele. The investigators are beginning by looking into that strange "animated cartoon" that Mignini showed the clueless jurors at the first trial.
That is bad news not only for Mignini and his cohorts, but for the whole collection of Internet fools who have generated mountains of disinformation on their hate sites. Those sites, TJMK and PMF, have confused the minds of millions such as the person known as "hmm," and have extended their poisonous influence to TV celebrities like Nancy Graceless and Wendy Murphy. The counterattack against these purveyors of disinformation is only beginning. Soon it will no doubt include the guilters of TJMK and PMF, as well as opportunistic defamers like Barbie Nadeau and Andrea Vogt.
I will enjoy following these developments on the Injustice in Perugia website while enjoying a delicious bottle of the finest Chianti...
JLS1950

Seattle, WA

#13 May 3, 2012
gompertz wrote:
<quoted text>
Apparently the authorities in Italy have seen enough proof to take sides against the Flat Earthers. Mignini and Commodi are now under investigation for their role in the framing of Amanda and Raffaele. The investigators are beginning by looking into that strange "animated cartoon" that Mignini showed the clueless jurors at the first trial.
...
They need to go after a lot more than the "porno-anime snuff film", IMHO! But it is good that they are going after both Mignini and Comodi - they both need to be ruined, disgraced and publicly humiliated.
Ron Paul Republican Team

Sparks, NV

#15 Feb 3, 2014
Nicknat

Etobicoke, Canada

#16 Feb 3, 2014
Wow what an opening to this new post. Lot of sick folk out there. the family has done nothing wrong all the way through. Lots of poise and class displayed all the way through. why is it bad that they produce a book when in America the cash registers continue to ring with movies books appearances fund raiser etc. The crap you all post is sick. Stories of torture and abuse coupled with human rights violations and conspiracy theories. Now you stoop so low as to suggest that the Kerchers are slime because they want to be heard and or understood. now shame in some corners of the world!
Nicknat

Etobicoke, Canada

#17 Feb 3, 2014
gompertz wrote:
<quoted text>
Apparently the authorities in Italy have seen enough proof to take sides against the Flat Earthers. Mignini and Commodi are now under investigation for their role in the framing of Amanda and Raffaele. The investigators are beginning by looking into that strange "animated cartoon" that Mignini showed the clueless jurors at the first trial.
That is bad news not only for Mignini and his cohorts, but for the whole collection of Internet fools who have generated mountains of disinformation on their hate sites. Those sites, TJMK and PMF, have confused the minds of millions such as the person known as "hmm," and have extended their poisonous influence to TV celebrities like Nancy Graceless and Wendy Murphy. The counterattack against these purveyors of disinformation is only beginning. Soon it will no doubt include the guilters of TJMK and PMF, as well as opportunistic defamers like Barbie Nadeau and Andrea Vogt.
I will enjoy following these developments on the Injustice in Perugia website while enjoying a delicious bottle of the finest Chianti...
Adding to the ranks of these sick individuals who have chosen to malign the victim's family proves that you are truly without morals or ethics. Used to think you were merely a windbag with an opinion to share but posting in support of this disgraceful assembly really clears up any doubt as to what you are made off. What a disappointment you are! How dare you side with a bunch that suggests that the only person entitled to an audience are convicted criminals.
Ron Paul Republican Team

Sparks, NV

#18 Feb 3, 2014
Nicknat wrote:
Wow what an opening to this new post. Lot of sick folk out there. the family has done nothing wrong all the way through. Lots of poise and class displayed all the way through. why is it bad that they produce a book when in America the cash registers continue to ring with movies books appearances fund raiser etc. The crap you all post is sick. Stories of torture and abuse coupled with human rights violations and conspiracy theories. Now you stoop so low as to suggest that the Kerchers are slime because they want to be heard and or understood. now shame in some corners of the world!
Your post is garbage!
Ron Paul Republican Team

Sparks, NV

#19 Feb 3, 2014
Nicknat wrote:
<quoted text>Adding to the ranks of these sick individuals who have chosen to malign the victim's family proves that you are truly without morals or ethics. Used to think you were merely a windbag with an opinion to share but posting in support of this disgraceful assembly really clears up any doubt as to what you are made off. What a disappointment you are! How dare you side with a bunch that suggests that the only person entitled to an audience are convicted criminals.
Your post is garbage!
Nicknat

Etobicoke, Canada

#20 Feb 3, 2014
Ron Paul Republican Team wrote:
<quoted text>
Your post is garbage!
wow that stutter was deal.
Sollecito

United States

#21 Feb 3, 2014
The kercher family will pic up a grossly paycheck more than everyone else,for that book of vortex.

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