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Meredith Kercher biography: 13 things about Amanda Knox’s roommate in Perugia, Italy


Meredith Susanna Cara Kercher was a British student killed in Perugia, Umbria, Italy. Her nickname was Mez.

Kercher was an aspiring journalist and was enthusiastic about the language and culture of Italy. Here are 13 more things about her:

  1. She was born in Southwark, South London, London, England, United Kingdom.
  2. She lived in Coulsdon, South London.
  3. She went to the Old Palace School in Croydon, South London. She attended the University of Leeds in Leeds, West Yorkshire, England where she studied European politics and Italian.
  4. In 2000, she spent her summer vacation with a family in Sessa Aurunca, Caserta, Campania, Italy.
  5. In 2004, she made a cameo appearance in the music video for “Some Say,” a song by Kristian Leontiou.
  6. In August 2007, she arrived in Perugia.
  7. On September 10, 2007, she moved into Via della Pergola 7 in Perugia. She rented a room from two Italian flatmates namely Filomena Romanelli and Laura Mezzetti.
  8. On September 20, 2007, Amanda Knox, a student from the University of Washington in Seattle, Washington, United States became her roommate at Via della Pergola 7 in Perugia.
  9. In October 2007, as a student on exchange from the University of Leeds, she enrolled at the University of Perugia in Perugia where she studied political theory, modern history and the history of cinema. On October 25, 2007, she and Knox attended a classical music concert where Knox met University of Perugia student Raffaele Sollecito, then 23, who became Knox’s boyfriend.
  10. On November 1, 2007, she had dinner with three English women at one of their homes in Perugia. At around 8:45 p.m., she parted company with a friend.
  11. Shortly after 12:30 p.m. on November 2, 2007, she was found dead on the floor of her bedroom in Perugia. Her throat had been cut. In total, she had 16 bruises and seven cuts.
  12. She died at the age of 21. Knox was one year younger than her. On November 6, 2007, Knox and Sollecito were arrested in relation to her murder.
  13. On December 14, 2007, she was buried at Mitcham Road Cemetery in Croydon.

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