Britain's Cameron 'feels' for victim in Knox case

4th October 2011, Comments 0 comments

British Prime Minister David Cameron said Tuesday he felt for the family of murdered student Meredith Kircher after Amanda Knox was acquitted of killing her in Italy.

"I did watch the verdict last night," Cameron told British television a day after a court in the Italian city of Perugia dramatically overturned the US student's conviction for the 2007 murder of her British housemate.

"Of course I feel for Meredith Kircher's family, because they had previously had an explanation about what had happened to their daughter and they don't have that any more, and I think all of us should be thinking of them," he said.

"I mean obviously there is someone in prison for the murder still, but one can't help but think of the time they must be going through," added Cameron, who is Manchester, northwest England, for his Conservative party's annual conference.

Kircher's family on Tuesday said they were "back to square one" after the acquittal of 24-year-old Seattle native Knox and Knox's Italian former boyfriend Rafaele Sollecito following a four-year legal battle.

Knox was flying from Rome to London later Tuesday for a stopover before catching another plane to Seattle, Italian news agency ANSA reported.

© 2011 AFP

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