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Perugia dedicates scholarship to Meredith Kercher

Murdered student honored by city where she lived and studied

18 October, 18:50
Perugia dedicates scholarship to Meredith Kercher (ANSA) - Perugia, October 18 - The city of Perugia and its university have instituted a scholarship fund in honor of Meredith Kercher, the British student murdered in her home in the Umbrian city where she was studying in 2007.

Kercher, 21, was found semi-naked and with her throat slit in the house she shared in Perugia with a Seattle-born student, Amanda Knox, and two Italian women.

Knox and her Italian ex-boyfriend Raffaele Sollecito were acquitted of the 2007 murder at an appeals trial in 2010.

"The city wishes to honor Meredith, whose image is now inextricably linked to Perugia," said Perugia Mayor Wladimiro Boccali.