Meredith Kercher case file library

Uploaded: 2024-01-23
Languages: English, Italian
Collected from: 2007
Access category: External
To: 2015


This repository contains the document archives (or "file library") of the murder case of Meredith Kercher. The data formats range from PDFs and JPGs to audio files and txt transcriptions

Subject keywords: murder trial, courtroom language, police interview
Data types: Written, Spoken - audio, Spoken - transcript,
Funders: N/A
Associated AIFL centres: Forensic Linguistic Databank (FoLD)
License: Non-Commercial Government Licence for public sector information


Meredith Kercher was an English Erasmus student who was murdered in Perugia, Italy, in November 2007. The murder case gained world-wide attention, with the media focusing on the main suspects Rudy Guede, Amanda Knox and Raffaele Sollecito. There were extensive police investigations and various trials that span almost a decade. This data repository contains the public record documentation of the investigations and judicial proceedings of the murder case, with over 20,000 files available. These include: -3,000 PDF documents (145 court transcripts; 90 court motivation reports, decrees, ordinances and sentences; 220 police and consultant reports; 250 depositions; 250 prosecutor notices; 220 police notices, among many others) -17,000 images in JPG, PNG or other formats, nearly all bundled into zip files for convenient downloading (4,600 images are photos of source documents and folders; 4,500 images are extracts from reports and presentations; 3,500 images are categorized into different evidence items; 2,650 images are related to the crime scene) -150 audio files (court audio) -130 video files (crime scene video, prison meeting room intercept videos, courtroom presentation videos, CCTV videos and others)

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