Cautious optimism over guilty verdict from Kercher family

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The brother and sister of murdered British university student Meredith Kercher held a news conference at a hotel in Florence Italy Friday.

The two discussed the guilty verdict handed down a day before by an Italian court that finds U.S. student Amanda Knox and Italian Raffaele Sollecito guilty of murder.

(SOUNDBITE) (English) SISTER OF MEREDITH KERCHER, STEPHANIE KERCHER SAYING:

"For us as a family, the guilty verdict is just the next step for us really. It contributes obviously to the process of the Italian legal system and obviously again we will have to wait for the report to come out in 90 days time which will confirm their reasoning but it does sort of contribute to the further next steps to hopefully get to an end of this case for us."

(SOUNDBITE) (English) BROTHER OF MEREDITH KERCHER, LYLE KERCHER SAYING:

"Of course the fact that it's gone on for six years now, and we're looking at the spring of 2015 now for the decision to be upheld or overturned a

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