London (CNN) -- Amid the massive global interest in Amanda Knox's appeal against her murder conviction in Italy, it's easy to overlook the victim, British exchange student Meredith Kercher.Her friends and family are determined to keep her memory alive. "I want people to remember Meredith for the good times she had in Perugia, not just the horrible ending," said Natalie Hayward, who got to know the 21-year-old before her death.
That's what Knox's persecution team wants us to believe, too, even though they provided photos of her horrible "ending" to the world.
The timing of this effort is clearly intended to help ensure that Knox is "found" guilty and kept in prison, as if this would constitute justice for Meredith Kercher. Where is their outrage over the short sentence given to her actual killer, or over having her horrible "ending" put on display BY THE KERCHERS' ATTORNEY for the media to photograph, perhaps ending up on the internet "to remember Meredith?" What is wrong with the Kerchers? They, of all people, should be outraged over this desecration of their daughter's memory.