Meredith Kercher’s father slams ‘Amanda Knox: Murder On Trial’

TV movie airs on American Lifetime later this month

The father of murdered student Meredith Kercher has criticised the makers of a film portraying the events leading to her death.

TV movie Amanda Knox: Murder on Trial in Italy stars Heroes actress Hayden Panettiere as the convicted American killer Amanda Knox. It airs on the American Lifetime channel on February 21.

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“It’s absolutely horrific,” John Kercher told The Sun. “Your imagination runs riot as it is about what happened. But to actually see it like this makes it very distressing. It’s awful what these film people have done.”

Meredith Kercher, who was 21 when she died, is played by actress Amanda Fernando Stevens in the TV film.

Knox and her Italian ex-boyfriend Raffaele Sollecito are in the middle of an appeal against convictions for the murder, which took place at a student house in Perugia, Italy in November 2007. The films tagline is, “There are two sides to every story.”

Knox and Sollecito were jailed for murder for 25 and 26 years respectively.