The family of former Leeds student Meredith Kercher say they hope a retrial gives them justice. Yesterday, an Italian court announced that Meredith's housemate Amanda Knox and her ex-boyfriend Raffaele Sollecito will face a retrial for her murder.
Meredith died in 2007 while studying in Italy as part of her degree from Leeds University. Meredith's sister has said she hopes the retrial will clear up some of the confusion they have about what happened to her.
There has been a dramatic development in the search for the killers of the former Leeds University student Meredith Kercher.
Amanda Knox and her ex boyfriend Raffaele Sollecito, who were set free after being cleared by appeal court judges of being the murderers, are to go on trial again. Meredith's family have welcomed the decision and say they have a long journey ahead. Mark Witty reports.
Speaking to ITV News from the family home in Coulsdon in south London, Meredith Kercher's sister Stephanie said:
We welcome the news in the sense that we hope to find the answers. We are never going to be happy about any outcome because we have still lost Meredith but we obviously support the decision and hope to get answers from it.
There are still so many unanswered questions, all we have ever wanted to do is do what we can for Meredith and to find out the truth of what happened that night.
Rudy Guede's conviction was on the basis that there was more than one person there so that is something that needs to be looked into.